Trump-Kim summit

Trump-Kim summit

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Vietnam on February 27 and 28.

Trump-Kim meeting: 3 things to watch out for
A little more than eight months after they first shook hands, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet this week for a second time to continue their talks about denuclearization. The leaders of the United States and North Korea first met in June in Singapore, where they agreed to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” That wasn’t the first time North Korea had made that promise – the country signed a denuclearization deal with its southern neighbor as early as 1992, and has made similar pledges in the years since. Obviously, Trump and Kim wouldn’t have had to meet last year if any of those pledges had been met. As they prepare to meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday and Thurs
North Korea tried to separate Canada and the US
North Korea has mounted a back-door bid to peel Canada away from United States-led efforts to apply “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang until it relinquishes its nuclear weapons. During a rare visit to Canada North Korean officials complained that by maintaining its own sanctions against their country, Ottawa was following Washington and not acting as an independent nation, the South China Morning Post reported. Canadian media reported earlier this month that a five-member delegation from North Korea had quietly met with Canadian officials in September, but details of the North Korean side’s perception of Ottawa have not been revealed until now. The revelation of Pyongyang’s behind-the-scenes ma
Did Kim Jong-un outmaneuver Donald Trump?
Donald Trump claims to have mastered the art of the deal, but he might have been outwitted by a man almost four decades his junior. At the historic Singapore summit, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who made his first ever state visit only three months ago, got away with making only vague promises to denuclearize, but left the meeting with a big concession: a promise from Trump to suspend joint US-South Korea military exercises. “North Korea wanted to continue to look like it is acting in good faith, maintain a positive atmosphere that relieves international interest in pressuring and isolating North Korea, buttress Kim Jong-un's domestic power, and give up as little as it could. By these me
Trump is canceling war games in Korea. China cheers
What was the most surprising outcome of the US-North Korea summit in Singapore? President Trump announcing an end to US military exercises in South Korea. He unveiled the eyebrow-raising news at a solo press conference after signing an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The details are still unclear. Even the Pentagon was surprised and is still planning to go ahead with a regularly scheduled military exercise this fall, according to the New York Times. But if the war games really do get ditched, it will be a major concession to North Korea and China, which will rattle Washington’s traditional Asian allies South Ko
Trump, Kim agree to remove nukes after spending ‘intensive time’ together
The US and North Korea have agreed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at a historic summit between the two countries. The agreement, which was short on specifics, was signed between the leaders of both countries in Singapore, in the first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president. “President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK,” the document said, “and Chairman Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The document did not mention any concrete steps on how North Korea would get rid of its nuclear weapons. And in a victory for Pyongyang, the term CVI
What body language tells us about Kim and Trump
A battle played out between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un on Tuesday morning. The arena? Body language. The entrance Both leaders arrived without a trace of a smile.  Kim pulled up first, a few minutes before 9am, with a stiff look on his face and carrying a notebook. US body language expert Patti Wood suggested this is more significant than it seemed.  “It tells us he is not planning to be off-the-cuff in the meeting,” she said. “Having other people carry his artefacts is his baseline. It may indicate more concern that he be prepared for the meeting.” Here’s the footage of their first meeting. Five minutes later, Trump emerged from his bulletproof car, known as “The Beast,” without a smile
Dennis Rodman’s role in North Korea is weird but legit
Moments before President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were due to start discussing peace in Singapore on Tuesday, a burning question emerged: why is Dennis Rodman crying on CNN? Dennis Rodman's advice to US President Trump: Go into the meeting with Kim Jong Un with your “heart on the table,” and focus on the future https://t.co/0A3J2NkWqy pic.twitter.com/HFFL5w0E17 — CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2018 The former basketball player was among the top 10 search queries related to North Korea in the minutes following his CNN appearance, according to Google Trends. Also trending was PotCoin, a marijuana-related cryptocurrency that Rodman had promoted on air. As weird as it may sound, Rodman has
Three reasons why Trump and Kim are meeting in Singapore
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet on Tuesday, June 12 in a summit that could change the world. The location for their rendezvous? The city-state of Singapore. It may seem an unlikely place to host the first meeting between a US President and a North Korean leader. But there are several reasons the city-state is well positioned to provide a good venue for the historic event.
What you need to know before Trump meets Kim
Long handshakes. Camera flashes. Bodyguards wearing dark suits running alongside a reinforced limousine. That’s what you’re likely to see around 9 am in Singapore on Tuesday – or 9 pm in New York and 6 pm in Los Angeles on Monday evening. That’s when one of the most anticipated encounters in modern political history is scheduled to take place: the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the Capella hotel in Singapore. The stakes can hardly be overstated. Kim, whose country in recent years has demonstrated its nuclear capabilities and threatened to annihilate the United States, will talk about denuclearization with Trump, who has in turn boasted
The US must take North Korea’s security worries seriously
It is hoped that the US-North Korea summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, will produce a historic outcome. But a critical question that remains unanswered is whether the international community, including the United States, is well prepared for the summit. In other words, is Washington ready to negotiate an agreement with Pyongyang for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula? The answer, perhaps, is “no.” The reason is pretty simple: so far, the US has not figured out an appropriate way to address Pyongyang’s legitimate security concerns. Hence, although President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un have sincere hopes for the summit, there are uncertainties and challenges over whe