Trump arrives in Vietnam for 2nd summit with Kim

DONG DANG, Vietnam (AP) – U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Vietnam for a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) aimed at getting Kim to give up nuclear weapons in exchange for relief from sanctions hobbling his economy and better relations with the U.S. and other nations.

Trump left Washington on Monday afternoon on Air Force One flying eastward and landed late Tuesday in Hanoi after making refueling stops in England and Qatar. Kim arrived earlier Tuesday after traveling by train through southern China to the Vietnam border and then to Hanoi in an armored limousine.

Trump and Kim are to have a private dinner on Wednesday evening and discussions on Thursday in hopes of building on an aspirational agreement they made at their first historic meeting in Singapore in June.

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