Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held their first ever face-to-face summit, vowing to seek closer ties. The meeting comes two months after Kim's summit with US president Donald Trump ended in disagreement.
Pyongyang has halted nuclear negotiations with the US, with North Korea saying talks had broken down. Pyongyang said expectations had not been met, while Washington said the two sides had "good discussions."
Officials from North Korea and the US were set to resume nuclear talks in Sweden after months of deadlock and Pyongyang's defiant test of a sea-launched ballistic missile this week.
The US and North Korea are moving ahead on talks, despite Pyongyang conducting at least nine missile launches since July. Does North Korea think testing missiles will strengthen its negotiating position?
North Korean and US officials have both said the first talks since February could take place sometime next week. Soon after the announcement, South Korea's military said North Korea launched "unidentified projectiles."
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