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President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at their summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump said in his State of the Union address Tuesday that his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be held on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam.

The big picture: After the two leaders' historic summit in Singapore last June, Trump insisted that Kim had committed to "complete" denuclearization. On Tuesday, Trump claimed "nuclear testing has stopped, and there has not been a missile launch in more than 15 months." But satellite images show North Korea has been expanding certain missile bases, and testimony from Trump's own senior intelligence officials suggests it's unlikely that North Korea will completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities.

Go deeper: U.S.-North Korea talks aim for increasingly unlikely denuclearization

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Alphabet is shutting down Loon, one of its "moonshots," which aimed to deliver internet service via high-altitude balloons.

Why it matters: The effort was one of several approaches designed to get high-speed connectivity to some of the world's most remote spots and proved useful in the aftermath of disasters that shut down traditional infrastructure.

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President Biden swiftly recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate pact and the World Health Organization, but America's broader foreign policy is in a state of flux between the Trump and Biden eras.

Driving the news: One of the most striking moves from the Biden administration thus far was a show of continuity — concurring with the Trump administration's last-minute determination that China had committed "genocide" against Uyghur Muslims.

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