Kim begins long journey home after 2-day summit

Kim Jong-un bidding farewell at Dong Dang railway station.   | Photo Credit: KIM KYUNG-HOON

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid tribute to Vietnam’s late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Saturday before starting his long journey home through China, after his Hanoi summit with U.S. President Donald Trump ended without a nuclear deal.

Mr. Kim boarded his olive green armoured train at the Dong Dang border station in Vietnam before it rolled northward toward China en route to Pyongyang, kicking off a marathon 4,000-km journey expected to take two and a half days. Earlier, Mr. Kim made a highly unusual stop at the stark concrete monument where the body of Vietnam's independence hero is on display.

Also, a U.S. official said on Friday that the U.S. military and South Korea are planning to “discontinue” annual large-scale military exercises. In South Korea, a government official suggested the drills would be downgraded rather than scrapped entirely.

NBC News first reported that the Foal Eagle drills — which usually take place in the spring — would be scrapped, citing two unnamed U.S. officials.

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