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Trump-Kim timeline: From insults to handshakes

From threatening to destroy each other's countries, to an historic meet-and-greet, the rocky relationship between US president and North Korea's leader has been one filled with fluctuations.

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    Tuesday's landmark summit comes after 18 months of insults and threats between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

    Trump once referred to Kim as "rocket man", who, in turn, has called him a "mentally deranged US dotard".

    The North Korean leader has in the past threatened to hit the US territory of Guam in the Pacific.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports.


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