Trump cancels summit with N Korea, but commemorative coin still minted

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trump-kim-peace-talk-coin.jpgUS President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming tremendous anger and open hostility from the North.

He said it was possible a meeting could still take place but warned North Korea against committing foolish acts.

The summit aimed to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons and would have been the first time a sitting US president met a North Korean leader.

Doubts had emerged on both sides whether the talks would take place.

Trump's announcement marks a fresh twist in the turbulent relationship between himself and Mr. Kim.

Meanwhile, a commemorative coin to mark the occasion is still available for purchase, the White House says. The coin bears the images of Tump and Kim and the year, 2018, and also the words 'peace talks'.