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BBC News Review: Trump and Kim in historic meeting


By : BBC Learning English

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President Trump and Kim Jong-un have signed a joint agreement after their unprecedented talks in Singapore.

Mr Trump said he was "very proud of what had been achieved."

Mr Kim said "the world will see a major change."

Copies of the document are about to be distributed to the press.

United States has been insisting on complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea.

Quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-1/session-42

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alpha
strong, powerful, in charge
-There are many alpha personalities in the world of politics.
-Jorge's a bit of an alpha male, so he tends to think his idea is always the best one.

showdown
final, decisive fight or argument
-As the first whistle blows, the showdown between these two teams begins.
-Kee and I had a bit of a showdown in the park. He won, so that settles that.

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situation with advantages and disadvantages
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-Living in the countryside is a double-edged sword. It's quieter, but very remote.


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