“Many thought this day would never come,” secretary of state Condoleezza Rice acknowledged minutes before signing the the US-India civilian nuclear agreement at the state department on Friday. It was a photo finish. The deal was carried over the finish line by the momentum generated chiefly by President George W. Bush and Rice.
On June 30, Donald J. Trump became the first US president to set foot in North Korea. Trump made history when stepped across a low concrete marker accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and walked a few steps into the North. The two leaders agreed to have their negotiators resume an effort to reach what has so far been an elusive nuclear deal. US President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, stepped into North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom on June 30. Trump is the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)