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News. Views. Hughes - February 27, 2019 (17:00 ET)

Hanoi summit: ‘Just declaring peace is not good enough’

RT America’s Scottie Nell Hughes reports on site in Hanoi, Vietnam amid the much-anticipated Trump-Kim summit. The two leaders met in private before a “social dinner.” President Donald Trump tweeted in advance of the meeting that he would hope North Korea might become an “economic powerhouse” after denuclearization and better relations with the US.

Conflict escalates over Kashmir, pilot captured 

A Pakistani fighter jet was shot down over Pakistan near Kashmir; Two Indian jets were shot down in response, and one pilot was captured by Pakistan. He was reportedly beaten by villagers before the military captured him. India is demanding his immediate return. This is the latest in the escalation between the two nuclear powers since India’s Tuesday airstrike on a purported terrorist stronghold on the Pakistani side of the border. RT America’s John Huddy reports for News.Views.Hughes.

Maduro can’t force Trump to the table

Alejandro Velasco, associate professor at New York University, joins RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca to discuss the latest in Venezuela’s ongoing political crisis. He argues that the US isn’t likely to be open to dialogue with President Maduro’s government because Venezuela lacks weapons of mass destruction. He is encouraged to see that direct military action against Venezuela doesn’t seem likely.