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Haley Britzky 4 hours ago
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Trump in "productive talks" with North Korea about having meeting

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President Trump kept the door open for a possible meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday night explaining they're having "very productive talks...about reinstating the Summit."

The big picture: The summit was set up to be a historic moment between the two leaders, and it's been uncertain what would happen after Trump cancelled it abruptly on Thursday. Chair of Korean Studies at Stanford University, Gi-Wook Shin, wrote at Axios: "Trump needs to show political leadership, not gamesmanship, in coordinating with key stakeholders China and South Korea if he wants to make progress with North Korea."

Haley Britzky 5 hours ago
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Trump administration reaches deal with ZTE

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President Trump confirmed on Twitter Friday night that the administration reached a deal with Chinese telecom company ZTE, while criticizing Senator Chuck Schumer and former President Obama for past choices with the company.

Why it matters: The deal, per the New York Times, "could clear the way for further trade talks with China." It's contingent on ZTE hiring American compliance officers, paying a fine, and shaking up its management team. In return, the Times reports, ZTE will "once again begin doing business with American companies."

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Exit polls show Ireland votes to remove abortion ban

Buses pass posts covered in signs for anti- and pro-repeal of Ireland's abortion ban.
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Exit polls in Ireland indicate that Irish citizens have voted "by a landslide margin" to repeal the Constitution's Eighth Amendment, which banned abortion, the Irish Times reports.

Why it matters: The abortion ban was inserted in a referendum 35 years ago, and exit polls show that voters chose to remove it by 68%, compared to 32% who voted against. Axios' Dave Lawler notes this follows other notable shifts in social issues in Ireland over recent years.