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Projected Kim, Trump summit preceded by other landmark meets

By stunning the world after seven decades of war and enmity, the projected face-to-face rendezvous between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would immediately take its place in the historic pantheon of electrifying summits between sworn foes.

From World War Two's Yalta gathering through U.S.-Soviet summits in the Cold War, President Nixon's trip to Chairman Mao's China and various attempts to forge peace among Israeli, Egyptian and Palestinian leaders, the art of the summit has long been a rare and rarified moment where the world stops agape.

Sometimes a summit becomes notorious in history and not for the right reasons — as in British...