Trump-Kim summit

PYONGYANG, North Korea  | Pompeo in Pyongyang to nail down details of NK agreement

PYONGYANG, North Korea  — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his first trip to Pyongyang since President Donald Trump’s summit with leader Kim Jong Un last month with a vow to nail down the specifics of Kim’s commitments on denuclearization. Pompeo, who arrived in the North Korean capital on Friday, has the crucial task of … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea  | Pompeo in Pyongyang to nail down details of NK agreement

SEOUL, South Korea  | Asian stocks sink after Fed’s hike signal, Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks slumped Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and said it would pick up the pace of future increases. South Korea’s market benchmark tumbled nearly 2 percent on the first trading day after a meeting of U.S. and North Korean leaders. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Asian stocks sink after Fed’s hike signal, Trump-Kim summit

TOKYO  | World stock markets mixed after Trump-Kim summit

TOKYO — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors digested the outcome of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was down 0.2 percent to 5,461, while Germany’s DAX was flat at 12,838. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.3 percent 7,712. U.S. shares … Continue reading TOKYO  | World stock markets mixed after Trump-Kim summit

WASHINGTON | At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said it himself to Congress and the American people: “No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea.” But when it comes to human rights, don’t expect Trump to hold Kim Jong Un’s feet to the fire at the Singapore … Continue reading WASHINGTON | At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

SINGAPORE  | Fearsome Nepalese police offer security for Trump-Kim summit

SINGAPORE  — To protect one of the highest-profile diplomatic events so far this century, Singapore has enlisted the help of its fearsome Nepalese fighters whose large curved knives, according to custom, must “taste blood” whenever they’re drawn. An elite team of Gurkha police officers, wearing brown berets and equipped with body armor and rifles, are … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Fearsome Nepalese police offer security for Trump-Kim summit

SINGAPORE | Officials mulling final preparations for Trump-Kim summit

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un spent Monday huddling with advisers in luxury Singapore hotels less than half a mile apart, readying for a nuclear summit that could define the fate of millions, and their own political futures. Both sides also worked to finalize preparations for the unprecedented summit. The … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Officials mulling final preparations for Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea | Reality check on optimism swirling around Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea — It may be the strangest feeling in decades to descend on the Korean Peninsula — a wave of optimism, and not always of the cautious variety, when it comes to North Korea and its nuclear bombs. Ahead of a planned summit Tuesday in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Reality check on optimism swirling around Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea | South Koreans feel hope and doubt ahead of Trump-Kim summit

By JUNG-YOON KIM, SEOUL, South Korea — The on-again, off-again meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been an emotional roller coaster for South Koreans, who now await Tuesday’s historic summit with both hope and doubt. The hope is that improved relations between Washington and Pyongyang will ease tensions … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Koreans feel hope and doubt ahead of Trump-Kim summit