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    North Korea Cancels Talks With South, Questions US Summit

    Pyongyang has reportedly canceled high-level talks with South Korea over Seoul’s ongoing military exercises with the United States. North Korea’s state news described the air combat drills — dubbed “Max Thunder” — as a “provocation” that threatens the neighbors’ improving ties. The regime also threatened to cancel its June 12 summit with President Trump over his demands that North Korea unilaterally give up nuclear weapons and over the appointment of John Bolton as national security adviser. Bolton has previously advocated pre-emptive strikes on Pyongyang.

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