In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a summit when they meet this weekend in Paris. Trump said, instead, they will try to hold talks at the G-20 gathering in Argentina. Also, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned meeting with a top North Korean envoy has been postponed.
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And before we go, three international stories to note.
President Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will not hold a summit when they meet this weekend in Paris. They will be there to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. Instead, President Trump said that he will try to hold talks at the G20 gathering in Argentina later this month.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned meeting with a top North Korean envoy has been postponed. It was set for tomorrow, but the State Department said today that it will happen later. Talks on eliminating the North's nuclear arsenal have made little progress in recent months, but President Trump said today — he again played down any concerns and said hopes to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un for a second time early next year.
And in Yemen, a Saudi-led coalition has captured a major road leading to the crucial Red Sea port of Hodeidah after weeks of stalemate. Airstrikes pounded Shiite rebels in the city, and ground troops captured a neighborhood that is just three miles from the port itself. The U.S. has supported the Saudi coalition, but, last week, it called for a cease-fire.