DENUCLEARISATION MEET OFF
Today 12:24 PM| White House officials have privately predicted for weeks that the summit could be cancelled once or twice before actually taking place, owing to the hard-nosed style of the two leaders.
Venezuelan officials have declared socialist leader Nicolás Maduro the winner of Sunday’s presidential election. Maduro’s leading challenger has questioned the legitimacy of the vote and called for new balloting.
Opposition leaders said the lifeless voting centres were evidence that Venezuelans heeded their call to abstain from voting in an election they contended was certain to be rigged in favour of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.