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Trump, Kim make history

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US president and North Korean leader to meet, an unprecedented development after a year of exchanging threats.

The two men shook hands at a luxury hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island before proceeding to talks.

After the summit the leaders signed a “comprehensive” document, promising a new relationship between the nations.

They had been discussing defusing tensions and nuclear disarmament.

The document commits North Korea to work towards “the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula” and promises “new relations” between Washington and Pyongyang, according to the BBC.

The US had demanded “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation”.

There was also a commitment to build “a stable and lasting peace” on the Korean peninsula.

“I think both sides will be very impressed with the result,” Mr. Trump said at a signing ceremony with Mr. Kim.

The US president said more details would be provided at a press conference due shortly.

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