Newspaper headlines: Uncertainty as Trump cancels N Korea talks

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Several papers lead with the news that a summit between the United States and North Korea has been cancelled. "The most improbable Nobel Prize since Henry Kissinger's has slipped through Donald Trump's fingers" says the i's editor. Oliver Duff says the president has displayed a lack of common sense, but adds that China is partly to blame. The Times, which also leads on the story, picks up on this angle. It says Mr Trump suggested that Beijing was using its influence over North Korea as leverage in trade negotiations with America. For its part China Daily, the country's English language paper, accuses Washington of ratcheting up the threat against Kim Jong-un with comments designed to spook him. It calls for all parties to continue to talk, despite the cancellation of next month's meeting.

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The Daily Telegraph leads with criticism of the way the fire brigade handled the Grenfell disaster. Some survivors of the blaze tell the paper that lives could have been saved if residents had been told to evacuate the building earlier, rather than being advised to stay put. In its editorial, the Telegraph says this illustrates that there is likely to have been more than one single failure at Grenfell, and it criticises attempts by some to develop what it calls "a political narrative" around the tragedy. The brigade says it cannot comment ahead of the inquiry. But the Conservative group leader on the London Assembly, Gareth Bacon, praises firefighters for conducting themselves with great distinction.

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The New York Times says investigators who are on the verge of charging Harvey Weinstein travelled to the UK and Canada to interview some witnesses. But it warns that the prosecution will face many hurdles and that Mr Weinstein will be armed with expensive lawyers and private investigators. The film producer denies having non-consensual sex.

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"So much for the Brexodus" is the front page headline of the Daily Mail, which analyses the latest population figures. It forecasts that England's population will hit 60 million in a decade and that most of the growth will be from migration, even with the projected fall in the number of EU migrants after Brexit. The paper calls the increase "unsustainable" and warns the government against abandoning its immigration target.

A Guardian investigation says football tickets are being touted online in vast numbers. It says the websites are able to ignore a law banning the practice because they're based overseas. A ticket for the Arsenal-Milan Europa League game which originally sold for £28 went on the websites for £238. A seat at the Leicester-Chelsea FA Cup match was touted for £167. The paper says mass reselling undermines fan segregation, and was blamed for disturbances during a match between Arsenal and the German team FC Cologne.

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Prince Philip is described as the "iron duke" in the Sun which says he attended the Royal Wedding despite falling and cracking a rib days earlier. In the article, a royal insider is quoted as saying the Duke of Edinburgh refused to use a stick despite the injury and his recent hip operation. The royal biographer, Penny Junor, tells the paper his efforts were "completely heroic".

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