Trump-Kim summit

The Latest: Trump-Kim talks wrapping up sooner than expected

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are wrapping up earlier than expected. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Thursday that … Continue reading The Latest: Trump-Kim talks wrapping up sooner than expected

The Latest: SKorean leader to speak with Trump post-summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:50 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in expects to speak with President Donald Trump on the phone following Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of … Continue reading The Latest: SKorean leader to speak with Trump post-summit

Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dove into the details of nuclear negotiations Thursday against a backdrop of swirling questions about what Kim was willing to give up and what Trump may demand in the face of rising domestic turmoil. Tempering expectations, Trump opened by declaring he … Continue reading Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

The Latest: NK media: Kim shared sincere opinions with Trump

HANOI, Vietnam  — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Thursday North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un exchanged “sincere and deep opinions” with U.S. President Donald Trump at their dinner meeting. The Korean Central News Agency said Thursday … Continue reading The Latest: NK media: Kim shared sincere opinions with Trump

The Latest: Trump, Kim, top aides to have a ‘social dinner’

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:35 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for what the White House is calling a “social dinner,” as they begin their second summit … Continue reading The Latest: Trump, Kim, top aides to have a ‘social dinner’

The Latest: Trump: NK can learn from US-Vietnam relationship

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling the relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam an “example” of what can become of North Korea if it gives up its nuclear weapons. Trump … Continue reading The Latest: Trump: NK can learn from US-Vietnam relationship

Rubio warns Venezuela regime in jab at critics over tweets

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a fierce critic of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, warned Tuesday that tyrants often believe they’re invulnerable — his first, indirect reference to his own cryptic tweeted images over the weekend showing dictators during their brutal downfalls. Venezuela has strongly condemned the tweets from the Florida senator, and the country’s Foreign … Continue reading Rubio warns Venezuela regime in jab at critics over tweets

Trump says denuclearization means economic growth for NKorea

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump says Vietnam, the site of his second round of nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un, is thriving economically and that North Korea could, too, if it would give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Before sitting down with Kim later Wednesday in Hanoi, Trump tweeted that “North Korea … Continue reading Trump says denuclearization means economic growth for NKorea

The Latest: Air Force One makes second stop on way to Hanoi

DONG DANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Air Force One is making its second refueling stop at a military base southwest of Doha, Qatar, as President Donald Trump makes his way to Vietnam for … Continue reading The Latest: Air Force One makes second stop on way to Hanoi

Kim Jong Un arrives in Hanoi for nuclear summit with Trump

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s armored limousine, surrounded by his phalanx of burly bodyguards, rolled into Vietnam’s capital Tuesday ahead of summit with President Donald Trump that’s meant to deal with perhaps the world’s biggest security challenge: His pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of viably … Continue reading Kim Jong Un arrives in Hanoi for nuclear summit with Trump

The Latest: Kim’s limo arrives in Hanoi for Trump summit

DONG DANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:50 a.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s limousine has rolled into Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, ahead of his meeting Wednesday with President Donald Trump. Roads on Tuesday were shut … Continue reading The Latest: Kim’s limo arrives in Hanoi for Trump summit

The Latest: North Korea’s Kim gets in limo after train trip

DONG DANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:20 a.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being accompanied in Vietnam by a group of top lieutenants including his influential younger sister. Kim arrived by train at … Continue reading The Latest: North Korea’s Kim gets in limo after train trip

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

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

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 and dispel the threat … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | In South Korea, hope and doubt ahead of Trump-Kim summit

TOKYO | At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill

TOKYO —When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit at an exclusive venue in Singapore, one of the priciest destinations in Asia, they will no doubt run up quite a bill. And if past precedent is any indication, expect Pyongyang to pay as little of it as possible. Speculation … Continue reading TOKYO | At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill

US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

A U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Donald Trump, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. Both the State Department and South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the American and North Korean officials have been engaged in talks at … Continue reading US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

A U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Donald Trump, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. Both the State Department and South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the nations’ officials have been engaged in talks at the Korean village … Continue reading US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea  | North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drills

SEOUL, South Korea  — North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons. The warning by North Korea’s first vice foreign minister came … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drills

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump arrives at base to greet former detainees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump welcoming home Korean Americans released by North Korea (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington to greet three Korean-Americans as they return to the mainland U.S. after more than a year imprisoned in North Korea. The president … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump arrives at base to greet former detainees

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Official says progress made on Trump-Kim summit

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the release of three Americans from North Korea (all times local): 9:35 a.m. A U.S. official says that “substantial progress” has been made on plans for a U.S.-North Korean leadership summit during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’;s visit to Pyongyang. While Pompeo met with … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Official says progress made on Trump-Kim summit

A look at what’s ahead in a landmark Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea /March 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   After a year of threats and diatribes, U.S. President Donald Trump and third-generation North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet face-to-face for talks about the North’s nuclear program. It remains to be seen whether a summit, if it takes place, could lead to any … Continue reading A look at what’s ahead in a landmark Trump-Kim summit