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Trump and Kim Jong-un could get the Nobel Peace Prize






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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un could get a Nobel Peace Prize. The two leaders could win the award after their historic meeting in Singapore. Betting companies cut their odds on one or both of them getting the prize. President Trump is now 2/1 to get it, either alone or as part of a team. North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons and the USA stopping "war games" with South Korea would definitely make the world a safer place. A Nobel Prize historian said: "If [there was] real disarmament on the Korean peninsula, it would be very difficult to not award them the prize."

The historic meeting between the leaders is a key event of the early twenty-first century. It was the first time ever that leaders from the U.S. and North Korea have met. The two men shook hands, met in private, had lunch together, and signed an agreement for a better future. Some people say they do not deserve the prize. They say the world is less secure because Mr Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement and upset the Iran nuclear deal. Critics also point to human rights issues in North Korea. Other people say South Korea's President Moon Jae-in deserves the prize.

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