North Korea

Xi to make first visit to North Korea by Chinese leader in 14 years

China President Xi Jinping and North korean Leder Kim Jong Un in China with their wives. Photo: Xinhua/Huang Jingwen via Getty Images
Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korea's Kim Jong-un in China with their wives earlier this year. Photo: Xinhua/Huang Jingwen via Getty Images

Chinese President Xi Jinping will head to North Korea this week, marking the first visit by a Chinese leader since 2005, AP reports.

The big picture: Xi's visit comes as U.S.-North Korea relations have been largely deadlocked after President Trump's Vietnam summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un earlier this year ended without any tangible progress on denuclearization. Xi and Kim are set to discuss their views on "the situation on the Korean Peninsula" and celebrate the 70th year of diplomatic relations between their nations.

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The highlights from Trump's 50-minute birthday "Fox & Friends" call

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President Trump spent 50 minutes of his 73rd birthday on the phone with the hosts of "Fox & Friends" Thursday — the latest in a series of free-wheeling interviews with one of his favorite TV shows.

The big picture: The chat covered the hottest topics of the news cycle — from Sarah Sanders' White House departure to Kellyanne Conway's Hatch Act violation — and Trump even managed to break some news on the border.