Putin has ‘substantial’ talks with Kim at summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so. Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough. Putin said he didn’t know if it was time to resume six-way talks with North Korea to end a standoff over its nuclear weapons program. Putin said Thursday that a resumption of


Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so. Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough. Putin said he didn’t know if it was time to resume six-way talks with North Korea to end a standoff over its nuclear weapons program. Putin said Thursday that a resumption of
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Putin has 'substantial' talks with Kim at summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so.

Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough.

Putin said he didn’t know if it was time to resume six-way talks with North Korea to end a standoff over its nuclear weapons program. The “six-party talks” had taken place between North and South Korea, the U.S., Japan, Russia and China in the early 2000s, but collapsed in 2009 when North Korea pulled out, saying it would resume its nuclear enrichment program in order to boost its nuclear deterrent.

Putin said Thursday that a resumption of such talks “will help provide international security guarantees,” Reuters reported.

Earlier Thursday, Putin had said he had a “substantial discussion” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about the Korean Peninsula Thursday, but gave little detail.

He said he and Kim exchanged views on how to improve the situation in the region, Reuters reported. Kim, meanwhile, reportedly said both leaders discussed how to “strategically improve regional stability.”

“We just had a thorough face-to-face conversation,” Putin said, according to Russian news agency Tass.


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New Zealand and France invite tech giants to summit against online extremism

New Zealand and France have unveiled an alliance designed to press governments and tech firms to unite against online extremism. In a press release on Wednesday, the New Zealand leader said the two countries were “calling on the leaders of tech companies to join with us and help achieve our goal of eliminating violent extremism online.” “We are committed to leading the way in developing new technologies and standards for identifying and removing terrorist content,” they said. The meeting will be


New Zealand and France have unveiled an alliance designed to press governments and tech firms to unite against online extremism. In a press release on Wednesday, the New Zealand leader said the two countries were “calling on the leaders of tech companies to join with us and help achieve our goal of eliminating violent extremism online.” “We are committed to leading the way in developing new technologies and standards for identifying and removing terrorist content,” they said. The meeting will be
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New Zealand and France invite tech giants to summit against online extremism

New Zealand and France have unveiled an alliance designed to press governments and tech firms to unite against online extremism.

Taking place in Paris on May 15, a meeting co-chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will ask world leaders and tech CEOs to agree to a pledge dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” which aims to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.

Specific details on what the pledge will involve are yet to be announced, but Ardern is due to meet with community leaders on May 14 to discuss its content. In a press release on Wednesday, the New Zealand leader said the two countries were “calling on the leaders of tech companies to join with us and help achieve our goal of eliminating violent extremism online.”

Google has confirmed to CNBC via email that it will take part in the meeting on May 15, with a spokesperson adding that the company had a zero-tolerance stance on terrorist content.

“We are committed to leading the way in developing new technologies and standards for identifying and removing terrorist content,” they said. “We are working with government agencies, law enforcement and across industry, including as a founding member of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, to keep this type of content off our platforms. We will continue to engage on this crucial issue.”

A spokesperson for Twitter told CNBC in an emailed statement that the firm was continuously investing in technology to prevent extremist accounts and propaganda being hosted on its platform.

“Our work will never be complete, as the threats we face constantly evolve,” they said. “We share a common goal with governments all around the world, including in New Zealand, to find real, lasting solutions to building a safer internet and welcome the opportunity to work together with our peers toward a global solution.”

The meeting will be held alongside the “Tech for Humanity” assembly of G-7 digital ministers, as well as the “Tech for Good” summit, both hosted by the French government.

New Zealand’s initiative comes in wake of the March terrorist attacks in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, where a gunman used Facebook to livestream a shooting in two mosques that killed 50 people.

Tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter came under fire at the time for failing to remove footage of the attack from their platforms.

“We all need to act, and that includes social media providers taking more responsibility for the content that is on their platforms,” New Zealand’s Ardern said.

“It’s critical that technology platforms like Facebook are not perverted as a tool for terrorism, and instead become part of a global solution to countering extremism,” she added. “This meeting presents an opportunity for an act of unity between governments and the tech companies.”

Since the Christchurch shooting, controversial laws aimed at tackling extremist social media content have been passed or proposed in Australia, the U.K. and the EU.

A spokesperson for Facebook was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.


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Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook speak at the TIME 100 Summit

Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the TIME 100 Summit around 10:20 a.m. He’s expected to discuss innovation and leadership with former TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs. His appearance comes a week after Apple settled in court with chipmaker Qualcomm. The ending of the lengthy legal battle may allow Apple to move forward with iPhones equipped with 5G modems, which TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said could happen in 2020. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.


Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the TIME 100 Summit around 10:20 a.m. He’s expected to discuss innovation and leadership with former TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs. His appearance comes a week after Apple settled in court with chipmaker Qualcomm. The ending of the lengthy legal battle may allow Apple to move forward with iPhones equipped with 5G modems, which TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said could happen in 2020. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.
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Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook speak at the TIME 100 Summit

Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the TIME 100 Summit around 10:20 a.m. ET on Tuesday in New York City.

He’s expected to discuss innovation and leadership with former TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs. His appearance comes a week after Apple settled in court with chipmaker Qualcomm. The ending of the lengthy legal battle may allow Apple to move forward with iPhones equipped with 5G modems, which TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said could happen in 2020.

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China eyeing Trump’s late May Japan trip for potential Xi summit

One trip in particular that’s risen to the top of the list: Trump’s expected visit to Japan at the end of May, putting him in the Asia-Pacific region around the time negotiations are expected to conclude. An administration official acknowledged holding the summit in Asia is China’s preference, though it remains unclear where the final location will be. Trump has said the summit could happen on either continent and that he expects a resolution by the end of May. The two sides have been discussing


One trip in particular that’s risen to the top of the list: Trump’s expected visit to Japan at the end of May, putting him in the Asia-Pacific region around the time negotiations are expected to conclude. An administration official acknowledged holding the summit in Asia is China’s preference, though it remains unclear where the final location will be. Trump has said the summit could happen on either continent and that he expects a resolution by the end of May. The two sides have been discussing
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China eyeing Trump's late May Japan trip for potential Xi summit

As the U.S. and China work through the final stages of trade negotiations, Chinese officials are identifying international travel dates on President Donald Trump’s calendar that might offer potential for a summit off of U.S. soil, according to three sources briefed on negotiations.

One trip in particular that’s risen to the top of the list: Trump’s expected visit to Japan at the end of May, putting him in the Asia-Pacific region around the time negotiations are expected to conclude.

Neither the White House nor the Embassy of Japan would confirm the trip, in which Trump would be the first foreign leader received by Crown Prince Naruhito after he accedes to the throne on May 1.

But the three sources briefed on the negotiations, requesting anonymity to protect their relationships with the Trump administration, said it’s one option being considered. An administration official acknowledged holding the summit in Asia is China’s preference, though it remains unclear where the final location will be. Trump has said the summit could happen on either continent and that he expects a resolution by the end of May.

“I would say we’ll know over the next four weeks,” Trump told reporters gathered in the Oval Office on April 5 for an event with the Chinese vice premier. “It may take two weeks after that to get it papered, but over the next fairly short period of time, we’re going to know.”

While that timeline would put the target end date right around Trump’s trip to Japan, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said talks would not be bound by an “arbitrary timeline,” and the South China Morning Post threw cold water on a deal being done by then.

Erin Ennis, senior vice president at the US-China Business Council, suggested a later June meeting – perhaps on the sidelines of the G20 at the end of the month – would be more feasible.

“It seems like both sides want to have the deal completed first before they’re willing to discuss when and where a summit would happen,” Ennis told CNBC.

In late January, China initially invited Pres. Trump to meet Pres. Xi on the island of Hainan in the South China Sea. The White House countered with Mar-a-Lago, one venue that still remains under consideration. But China has also suggested that if its president were to travel to the U.S. solely to announce a trade agreement, it would need to be in the form of an official state visit. The two sides have been discussing a potential state visit by Xi since 2018.

The May 26-28 trip was previously reported by the Japan Times.


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Brexit summit: EU expected to grant UK extension with strings attached

European leaders will decide on Wednesday whether to grant the U.K. another extension to its departure from the bloc, due to take place on Friday April 12. The EU’s 28 leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, are heading to Brussels for an emergency summit dedicated to Brexit. It’s widely expected that the U.K. will be granted a longer, flexible extension with conditions attached, however, according to an invitation letter sent to EU leaders by European Council President Donald Tus


European leaders will decide on Wednesday whether to grant the U.K. another extension to its departure from the bloc, due to take place on Friday April 12. The EU’s 28 leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, are heading to Brussels for an emergency summit dedicated to Brexit. It’s widely expected that the U.K. will be granted a longer, flexible extension with conditions attached, however, according to an invitation letter sent to EU leaders by European Council President Donald Tus
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Brexit summit: EU expected to grant UK extension with strings attached

European leaders will decide on Wednesday whether to grant the U.K. another extension to its departure from the bloc, due to take place on Friday April 12.

The EU’s 28 leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, are heading to Brussels for an emergency summit dedicated to Brexit. This after May asked the bloc for a second delay to the U.K.’s departure.

The summit begins at 17:00 London time and May will formally present her case for requesting a short delay to Brexit until June 30, asking for the option to leave if a deal is agreed by the U.K. Parliament before then.

It’s widely expected that the U.K. will be granted a longer, flexible extension with conditions attached, however, according to an invitation letter sent to EU leaders by European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday.

“I believe we should also discuss an alternative, longer extension. One possibility would be a flexible extension, which would last only as long as necessary and no longer than one year,” Tusk said in his letter.

He called for a longer delay to avoid “the risk of a rolling series of short extensions and emergency summits, creating new cliff-edge dates.”

Conditions that the U.K. could have to abide by, Tusk noted, would include no re-opening of negotiations over the withdrawal agreement (the Brexit deal) on offer. The U.K. could leave earlier than a newly agreed departure date if a deal is in place and Tusk reiterated that the U.K. could revoke Article 50 (the departure process) at any time.

A draft EU document circulated to diplomats ahead of the emergency meeting of EU leaders proposes an extension but leaves the date blank. It also notes that an extension cannot be used to undermine the EU or to start trade talks.


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EU leaders, UK agree to extend Brexit deadline until the end of October

European Union leaders and the U.K. government have agreed to a “flexible extension” of the Brexit deadline until Oct. 31. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said this development provides an “additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution.” After two years of Brexit negotiations, the U.K. was meant to leave the EU on March 29. The EU had already warned that a longer delay would mean that it has to take part in European Parliament elections in late May. The U.K.


European Union leaders and the U.K. government have agreed to a “flexible extension” of the Brexit deadline until Oct. 31. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said this development provides an “additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution.” After two years of Brexit negotiations, the U.K. was meant to leave the EU on March 29. The EU had already warned that a longer delay would mean that it has to take part in European Parliament elections in late May. The U.K.
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EU leaders, UK agree to extend Brexit deadline until the end of October

European Union leaders and the U.K. government have agreed to a “flexible extension” of the Brexit deadline until Oct. 31.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said this development provides an “additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution.”

The emergency summit was convened after Prime Minister Theresa May requested a further delay to the U.K.’s departure from the bloc.

She was forced to ask for more time after U.K. lawmakers rejected the Brexit deal she struck with the EU last year in three parliamentary votes on the agreement. Members of Parliament (MPs) have also failed to reach a majority in support of alternative options, however.

May has been holding talks with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the hope that a compromise or alternative plan can be found, but this has so far proved elusive.

After two years of Brexit negotiations, the U.K. was meant to leave the EU on March 29. With Parliament not backing the deal on offer, the government asked for a short delay to April 12 in order to get backing for an alternative Brexit strategy.

As that has failed to materialize, May was forced last week to ask for a longer delay to June 30 in order to prevent the U.K. leaving the bloc without a deal.

The EU had already warned that a longer delay would mean that it has to take part in European Parliament elections in late May. The U.K. would have to take part in those elections and vote on representatives to the European Parliament. Those members would stop working for the EU on the day the U.K. leaves the bloc.

A source familiar with the negotiations told CNBC that France was the toughest to convince. Diplomatic sources told Reuters that French President Emmanuel Macron said a delay beyond June 30 would undermine the bloc. Some diplomats expressed frustration with his stance, suggesting that Paris was adding more uncertainty to the summit.


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Theresa May seeks help from Merkel and Macron ahead of critical Brexit summit

The talks come before EU leaders meet in Brussels on Wednesday for an emergency summit dedicated to Brexit. It has now asked for another extension of the Brexit deadline, to June 30. In the meantime, a Brexit deal has still not been approved by British politicians, although they have also rejected the option of leaving the EU without a deal. At the end of the day, the EU leaders including Macron will concede an extension but of course there will be conditions attached to it,” she told CNBC’s “Sq


The talks come before EU leaders meet in Brussels on Wednesday for an emergency summit dedicated to Brexit. It has now asked for another extension of the Brexit deadline, to June 30. In the meantime, a Brexit deal has still not been approved by British politicians, although they have also rejected the option of leaving the EU without a deal. At the end of the day, the EU leaders including Macron will concede an extension but of course there will be conditions attached to it,” she told CNBC’s “Sq
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Theresa May seeks help from Merkel and Macron ahead of critical Brexit summit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May traveled to Berlin and Paris Tuesday for talks with the German and French leaders in a bid to secure backing for a second delay to Brexit.

The talks come before EU leaders meet in Brussels on Wednesday for an emergency summit dedicated to Brexit. At the EU Council meeting, the remaining 27 EU leaders will have to decide whether or not to grant the U.K. more time before it leaves the bloc — which was due to take place on Friday.

The country was originally meant to leave the EU on March 29 but was granted more time as U.K. lawmakers rejected May’s withdrawal agreement on three separate occasions. It has now asked for another extension of the Brexit deadline, to June 30.

In the meantime, a Brexit deal has still not been approved by British politicians, although they have also rejected the option of leaving the EU without a deal. Several alternative Brexit proposals have failed to find a clear majority of support.

Therefore the U.K.’s fate is now largely in the hands of its European neighbors and the U.K. will have to justify asking for more time when no consensus appears forthcoming.

While German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is willing to grant the U.K. more time, her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron has previously insisted that May must present a “credible plan” to justify an extension. He is also reportedly keen to attach strict conditions to granting one.

“My take on this stance by Macron is that it’s mainly postering,” Silvia Dall’Angelo, senior economist at Hermes Investment Management, told CNBC Tuesday. “It’s in everybody’s interest to get to a deal with the U.K.”

“A no-deal Brexit would be mainly a problem for the U.K. but it would have negative spill-overs for the euro zone as well. At the end of the day, the EU leaders including Macron will concede an extension but of course there will be conditions attached to it,” she told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.”

May has been holding cross-party talks with opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to try to find a compromise over Brexit. She can also use the talks as a way to demonstrate to EU leaders that she is trying to find a way out of the U.K.’s political impasse, according to Mujtaba Rahman at Eurasia Group.

“May needs to keep Labour at the table to convince all 27 EU leaders at their emergency summit on Wednesday that the talks are making real progress, in order to win a further extension to the Article 50 process beyond Friday,” he said in a note Monday. “That is why May allies are floating the idea of a ‘customs arrangement’ being the outcome of the negotiations.”

Germany’s EU minister Michael Roth said Tuesday that “unfortunately conditions set by EU leaders for a Brexit extension had not been met” and noted that May’s talks with the opposition had “begun too late and have yet to produce results,” Reuters reported. He said he could not exclude the possibility of a disorderly Brexit.

But Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he expected a strong view at the EU summit that countries need to work together to avoid a hard Brexit, according to Reuters, but said a no-deal was a possibility.

Ireland, which is one of the largest trading partners and where a fragile peace is maintained between Northern Ireland and the Republic, has the most to lose from a hard Brexit.


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Snap stock pops after company announces plan to run ads in other apps

Snap stock popped to close up more than 1% on Thursday after the company announced its forthcoming launch of a Snap Audience Network, which will sell ads that appear in apps other than Snapchat. Aiming to gain an advantage over Facebook, Snap has tried to position itself as more focused on user privacy. Facebook has its own “Audience Network,” which lets advertisers extend campaigns beyond Facebook into other mobile apps using the same targeting available for ads on its own platform. Snap’s vice


Snap stock popped to close up more than 1% on Thursday after the company announced its forthcoming launch of a Snap Audience Network, which will sell ads that appear in apps other than Snapchat. Aiming to gain an advantage over Facebook, Snap has tried to position itself as more focused on user privacy. Facebook has its own “Audience Network,” which lets advertisers extend campaigns beyond Facebook into other mobile apps using the same targeting available for ads on its own platform. Snap’s vice
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Snap stock pops after company announces plan to run ads in other apps

Snap stock popped to close up more than 1% on Thursday after the company announced its forthcoming launch of a Snap Audience Network, which will sell ads that appear in apps other than Snapchat.

The news of the ad network comes as Snap made a slew of other announcements at its Partner Summit in Los Angeles, as it tries out new ways of making money.

Snap’s descriptions of the network so far have been light on details, but the network may help Snap broaden its appeal to advertisers without having to gain users.

Snap has struggled with user growth — its worldwide average daily active user base was 186 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, the same figure as in the third quarter. Snapchat’s average revenue per user was $2.09 when it reported fourth-quarter earnings in February, while Facebook made $7.37 per user during the fourth quarter. Aiming to gain an advantage over Facebook, Snap has tried to position itself as more focused on user privacy.

The company said the launch will come in the coming months.

Facebook has its own “Audience Network,” which lets advertisers extend campaigns beyond Facebook into other mobile apps using the same targeting available for ads on its own platform.

Snap’s vice president of partnerships Ben Schwerin announced the new audience network during the keynote address of the summit. The offering gives third-party app makers a new revenue stream with Snap’s full-screen, vertical ads with “advertisers included,” indicating it might make sense for companies that don’t have the resources or background in selling ads. In online materials, Snap says its audience network is “built with our privacy-by-design principles top of mind.”

Beginning Thursday, app makers can apply to get access to its Ad Software Development Kit, beginning with iOS integrations in the U.S. only. Snap didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether the ad network already had any partners.

The company also announced a new ad-supported gaming platform during the summit Thursday. Six new original and third-party games are set to begin rolling out to the Snapchat app.


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The day North Korea talks collapsed, Trump passed Kim a note demanding he turn over his nukes

It was the first time that Trump himself had explicitly defined what he meant by denuclearization directly to Kim, the source said. Bolton did not disclose in those interviews the pivotal U.S. expectation contained in the document that North Korea should transfer its nuclear weapons and fissile material to the United States. The document appeared to represent Bolton’s long-held and hardline “Libya model” of denuclearization that North Korea has rejected repeatedly. The idea of North Korea handin


It was the first time that Trump himself had explicitly defined what he meant by denuclearization directly to Kim, the source said. Bolton did not disclose in those interviews the pivotal U.S. expectation contained in the document that North Korea should transfer its nuclear weapons and fissile material to the United States. The document appeared to represent Bolton’s long-held and hardline “Libya model” of denuclearization that North Korea has rejected repeatedly. The idea of North Korea handin
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The day North Korea talks collapsed, Trump passed Kim a note demanding he turn over his nukes

On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States, according to the document seen by Reuters.

Trump gave Kim both Korean and English-language versions of the U.S. position at Hanoi’s Metropole hotel on Feb. 28, according to a source familiar with the discussions, speaking on condition of anonymity. It was the first time that Trump himself had explicitly defined what he meant by denuclearization directly to Kim, the source said.

A lunch between the two leaders was canceled the same day. While neither side has presented a complete account of why the summit collapsed, the document may help explain it.

The document’s existence was first mentioned by White House national security advisor John Bolton in television interviews he gave after the two-day summit. Bolton did not disclose in those interviews the pivotal U.S. expectation contained in the document that North Korea should transfer its nuclear weapons and fissile material to the United States.

The document appeared to represent Bolton’s long-held and hardline “Libya model” of denuclearization that North Korea has rejected repeatedly. It probably would have been seen by Kim as insulting and provocative, analysts said.

Trump had previously distanced himself in public comments from Bolton’s approach and said a “Libya model” would be employed only if a deal could not be reached.

The idea of North Korea handing over its weapons was first proposed by Bolton in 2004. He revived the proposal last year when Trump named him as national security advisor.

The document was meant to provide the North Koreans with a clear and concise definition of what the United States meant by “final, fully verifiable, denuclearization,” the source familiar with discussions said.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The State Department declined to comment on what would be a classified document.

After the summit, a North Korean official accused Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “gangster-like” demands, saying Pyongyang was considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink its self-imposed ban on missile and nuclear tests.

The English version of the document, seen by Reuters, called for “fully dismantling North Korea’s nuclear infrastructure, chemical and biological warfare program and related dual-use capabilities; and ballistic missiles, launchers, and associated facilities.”

Aside from the call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel, the document had four other key points.

It called on North Korea to provide a comprehensive declaration of its nuclear program and full access to U.S. and international inspectors; to halt all related activities and construction of any new facilities; to eliminate all nuclear infrastructure; and to transition all nuclear program scientists and technicians to commercial activities.

The summit in Vietnam’s capital was cut short after Trump and Kim failed to reach a deal on the extent of economic sanctions relief for North Korea in exchange for its steps to give up its nuclear program.

The first summit between Trump and Kim, which took place in Singapore in June 2018, was almost called off after the North Koreans rejected Bolton’s repeated demands for it to follow a denuclearization model under which components of Libya’s nuclear program were shipped to the United States in 2004.

Seven years after a denuclearization agreement was reached between the United States and Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, the United States took part in a NATO-led military operation against his government and he was overthrown by rebels and killed.


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Bannon-linked group is planning a summit to rally global nationalists

The Movement is a group for nationalist parties in Europe which is supported by the U.S. political strategist Steve Bannon. But, the platform is reportedly struggling to mobilize right-wing parties on the continent. However, Modrikamen told CNBC that there are many other right-wing parties that support this club. Then you will judge the success or not of our movement,” Modrikamen, a Belgian anti-establishment politician said. Modrikamen told CNBC that the meeting had to be postponed because of t


The Movement is a group for nationalist parties in Europe which is supported by the U.S. political strategist Steve Bannon. But, the platform is reportedly struggling to mobilize right-wing parties on the continent. However, Modrikamen told CNBC that there are many other right-wing parties that support this club. Then you will judge the success or not of our movement,” Modrikamen, a Belgian anti-establishment politician said. Modrikamen told CNBC that the meeting had to be postponed because of t
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Bannon-linked group is planning a summit to rally global nationalists

The Movement is a group for nationalist parties in Europe which is supported by the U.S. political strategist Steve Bannon. But, the platform is reportedly struggling to mobilize right-wing parties on the continent.

“It’s a club for the populists, for the populist leaders facing the globalist movement. We want to organize ourselves on an international scale to be the voice of the voiceless,” Mischael Modrikamen, managing director of The Movement, told CNBC in an exclusive interview, earlier this month.

There are only three parties that are official members of this club: Italy Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s Lega; Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia); and the Movement for Changes in Montenegro. However, Modrikamen told CNBC that there are many other right-wing parties that support this club.

“We’ve announced the support of a few parties, but we have the support of much more parties and you’ll see when we launch the summit fully in a month, a few weeks before the (EU Parliament) election, you’ll see who is there and who is not there. Then you will judge the success or not of our movement,” Modrikamen, a Belgian anti-establishment politician said.

The Movement wants to be the platform for anti-establishment parties, in a similar way that certain European summits tend to be for mainstream politicians. Having its own summit will allow the different politicians to come together and discuss their strategies. But some have questioned the reach it has been able to achieve.

“In terms of catalysing the formation of a common populist front ahead of the European Parliament election, I would say its success has been so far rather limited,” Antonio Barroso, managing director at Teneo Intelligence told CNBC over email.

“Radical right parties across the EU remain far from creating a joint platform,” Barroso said, adding that they all have different views regarding key issues, including relations with Russia.

The summit was due to have taken place in January, then in March, and it is now expected to happen just before the EU elections. Modrikamen told CNBC that the meeting had to be postponed because of the busy schedules of certain leaders and ministers that were set to attend it. The gathering is now expected to happen in Brussels, just before the elections taking place from May 23 to May 26.

Furthermore, some right-wing populists have somehow distanced themselves from this group, including France’s Marine Le Pen and her National Rally party. She said last year she wanted to clarify “lots of conjecture” regarding the Movement.

“But we, and we alone, are the ones who will shape the political force that is born from the European elections,” she said, according to AP.

Populists parties in Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Hungary and the Czech Republic have also distanced themselves from the club, the Guardian has previously reported.


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