At Kim-Putin Summit, Hearty Handshakes and Manspreading

With so little else to go on, it's a common practice for North Korea watchers to pay extremely close attention to Kim's every word and gesture when he makes public appearances.

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TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin’s manspreading — the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which began Thursday in the Far East port city of Vladivostok. With so little else to go on, it’s a common practice for North Korea watchers…

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