US President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un just signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, Singapore, on Tuesday. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un just signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, Singapore, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Trump-Kim Summit highlights: War games to end, denuclearization a go

US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore. Here are the highlights from the Trump-Kim Summit

OTHERS : US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary summit on Tuesday with lofty promises by the American president to take care of a “very dangerous problem” and Kim forecasting “major change for the world.” They signed a document that Trump described as “pretty comprehensive,” but he declined to describe it, saying the details would be revealed later. The document signing followed a series of meetings at a luxury Singapore resort.Here are the latest developments from the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore:

12 Jun 2018, 04:14:00 PM IST

North Korea denuclearization must be verifiable, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump told reporters that North Korea’s denuclearization will have to be total and verifiable as he prepares to head home from his historic summit with Kim Jong Un.The US would have to verify North Korea’s denuclearization. “We’re going to have to check it. We will check it. Total and complete,” said Trump.The US president is heading home a day earlier than expected. He said he didn’t want to stay an extra night when everything he’d set out to do had been accomplished. “There was nothing more we could have done.” Trump will be stopping in Guam and Hawaii as he makes his way back to Washington. AP

12 Jun 2018, 03:55:00 PM IST

UN watchdog welcomes Trump-Kim joint statement

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog is welcoming President Donald Trump’s joint statement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says his agency “stands ready to undertake any verification activities in (North Korea) that it may be requested to conduct by the countries concerned.” He noted that the Trump-Kim statement signed Tuesday in Singapore includes a North Korean commitment “towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”Amano says the IAEA “will closely follow the negotiations to be held between the two countries to implement the outcomes” of Trump’s summit with Kim. AP

12 Jun 2018, 03:38:00 PM IST

Trump stuns Koreas by announcing war games’ end

US President Donald Trump has stunned the Korean Peninsula by announcing the stoppage of US-South Korean annual war games that have long been defended as defensive and vital by the allies.Trump spoke to reporters after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday and essentially took the North Korean line on the military exercises, calling them “provocative.” The 28,500 US troops are stationed in South Korea.A statement from South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the Trump-Kim summit opens a new era of peace and cooperation. The statement did not address Trump’s comments about the drills. Seoul’s presidential office told the Associated Press that it was trying to discern the exact meaning and intent of Trump’s comments. AP

12 Jun 2018, 03:10:00 PM IST

Trump believes Kim will make good on promises

US President Donald Trump believes North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is going to make good on his promise to denuclearize.Trump said Tuesday near the end of a lengthy press conference in Singapore that he may be wrong about Kim, but he’ll never admit it. He joked that he “may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey, I was wrong... “I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that.”Trump appeared to be in a good spirits as he answered questions for almost an hour following a day of meetings with Kim and other North Korean officials. He ended by congratulating reporters and saying he’s eager to “take it a little bit easy” now that the highly anticipated summit is over. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:55:00 PM IST

Donald Trump wants another meeting with Kim Jong Un

“We’ll probably need another summit”—or at least a second meeting—with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, said Trump, as they discuss Kim’s commitment to denuclearization.But Trump told reporters in Singapore on Tuesday that he and Kim were able to cover far more ground than he’d expected. “We’re much further along than I would have thought.” Trump answered reporters’ questions at a free-wheeling press conference before returning to the US. He appeared to be enjoying himself as he went back and forth with the press. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:50:00 PM IST

North Korea has substantial arsenal of nukes: Trump

US President Donald Trump said North Korea has a “substantial arsenal” of nuclear weapons and the summit should have happened five years ago. At a news conference after the summit, Trump said discussed efforts to press Kim to get rid of its nuclear weapons.The president said the US doesn’t have a lot of intelligence on the country but that “we have enough intelligence to know that what they have is very substantial”. He said Kim understands what the US has been pushing for in the talks.“I think he’s going to do these things,” Kim said. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:45:00 PM IST

Iranian official to Kim: Trump may nullify deal

The spokesman for the Iranian government is warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that President Donald Trump could nullify any nuclear deal with North Korea.The semi-official Fars news agency quotes Mohammad Bagher Nobakht as saying Tuesday: “We are facing a man who revokes his signature while abroad.” Nobakht’s remarks are the first by an Iranian official after Trump and Kim concluded their nuclear summit. The US pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May. Iranian official to Kim: Trump may nullify deal

12 Jun 2018, 02:40:00 PM IST

Discussions soon over next steps with North Korea: Trump

President Donald Trump said discussions over the next steps to take with North Korea will be happening soon. “We’re getting together next week to go into the details,”said the president.It’s unclear where those discussions will take place or which North Korean officials will be involved, but Trump said the talks will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:35:00 PM IST

China suggests UN could halt North Korea sanctions

China has suggested that the UN Security Council could consider suspending or lifting sanctions against North Korea if Pyongyang is in compliance with UN resolutions and making progress in diplomatic negotiations.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Tuesday that China “welcomes and supports” talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump to reach consensus on denuclearization and establishing a peace mechanism.“Sanctions are not an end,” Geng said. “We believe the Security Council should make efforts to support the diplomat efforts at the present time.” AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:30:00 PM IST

Trump says he ‘gave up nothing’ in Kim summit

US President Donald Trump is pushing back on criticism that the US has gotten little in return for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Trump told reporters at a news conference in Singapore Tuesday after his meeting that he “gave up nothing”, adding “it’s not a big deal” for world leaders to meet with the president of the US. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:25:00 PM IST

More sanctions against North Korea disrespectful

US President Donald Trump said he had planned to place another 300 sanctions on North Korea recently, but he held off because it would be “disrespectful” ahead of the meeting. At the news conference the Kim summit, Trump said the US will remove the sanctions already in place when they’re assured that the nuclear weapons “are no longer a factor.”Trump also said it takes “a long time to pull off complete denuclearization” but that he will push for North Korea to remove its nuclear weapons as fast as it can “mechanically and physically” be done. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:20:00 PM IST

North Korea will returns remains of US soldiers

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the remains of US prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Korean War will be returned.After the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore on Tuesday, the US president said he asked the North Korean leader to commit to returning the remains “and we got it”. He said he had received “countless calls” and letters from family members asking him to help them receive the remains of their loved ones. The remains will be coming back. They’re going to start that process immediately.” AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:15:00 PM IST

Will invite Kim to White House at ‘appropriate time’, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said he’ll invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit the White House at the “appropriate time”, adding that Kim has accepted. Trump also said he is open to visiting Kim some day in Pyongyang. Trump was speaking at a press conference Tuesday after a day of meetings with Kim in Singapore. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:10:00 PM IST

North Korea destroying a major missile test site, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is destroying a major missile engine testing site. Trump said Kim informed him of this development during their meetings at Capella Hotel on the Sentosa Island in Singapore.Trump did not give a location for the testing site. According to the US president, details about the site being destroyed were not included in the joint declaration the leaders signed after nearly five hours of talks because they agreed to it after the document was signed.Trump says destruction of the site is a “big thing.” AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:10:00 PM IST

Donald Trump defends his praise of Kim Jong Un

US President Donald Trump defended his repeated praise of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un during their meetings in spite of Kim’s distressing record on human rights. Trump told reporters at a press conference in Singapore on Tuesday that Kim “is very talented”. He pointed to Kim’s rise to power at a relatively young age.Trump has appeared largely unconcerned about implications of feting an authoritarian leader suspected of ordering the public assassination of his half brother with a nerve agent, executing his uncle by firing squad and killing US college student Otto Warmbier.But Trump says without Warmbier’s death, his meeting with Kim may not have happened. “Otto did not die in vain,” he said.Trump says human rights did come up during the talks, albeit briefly. Trump says he believes Kim wants to do the right thing. AP

12 Jun 2018, 02:00:00 PM IST

US ending joint military exercises with South Korea: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said he will be ending joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. Trump made the announcement Tuesday at a news conference in Singapore after the summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.North Korea has long objected to the annual exercises, viewing them as practice for future military action against the North by the United States. Trump cast his decision as a financial consideration, saying the US will save a lot of money by cancelling the drills. AP

12 Jun 2018, 01:55:00 PM IST

Real change is indeed possible: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “for taking the firstbold step toward a bright new future for his people” after the leaders’ historic Singapore summit. “Real change is indeed possible,” said Trump at a news conference after the Singapore summit with Kim, adding that he was prepared “to start a new history” and “write a new chapter” between the two nations. “The past does not have to define the future.” AP

12 Jun 2018, 01:50:00 PM IST

Trump shares ‘video’ with Kim

USPresident Donald Trump said he has given North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a video that laid out the opportunities of their historic meeting. Reporters were shown the video before the start of Trump’s news conference Tuesday. The video resembled a preview of a film. It shows images of warplanes and artillery and says there can “only be two results,” one of moving back or moving forward. The video shows the two leaders and raises the questions: “What if history can be changed? Will the world embrace this change?”The president says he gave the video “to Chairman Kim and his people.” AP

12 Jun 2018, 01:45:00 PM IST

Trump says he spoke with Kim before the summit

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said that he’d spoken with Kim and others before the summit. Trump had dodged the question for weeks, refusing to answer reporters who asked about their contact.During a visit to Mar-a-Lago in April, Trump told a reporter that he had spoken with Kim personally, but an aide quickly walked back the statement, saying it was other officials who’d spoken with Kim. It was later revealed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had travelled to Pyongyang to meet with Kim.Trump described his day with Kim as “very intense.” He says he believes Kim wants to get denuclearization “done” and says he trusts Kim. AP

12 Jun 2018, 01:20:00 PM IST

Mike Pompeo speaks with Japanese, South Korean counterparts

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has spoken with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts after President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo tweeted shortly after the summit ended Tuesday that he’d telephoned South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. The State Department released a photograph of Pompeo on the phone. AP

12 Jun 2018, 01:00:00 PM IST

Trump pledges ‘security guarantees’ to North Korea

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un have concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit by signing a document in which Trump pledged “security guarantees” to the North, and Kim reiterated his commitment to “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”Light on specifics, the document largely amounted to an agreement to continue discussions as it reiterated previous public statements and past commitments. It did not include an agreement to take steps toward ending the technical state of warfare between the US and North Korea.The pair promised in the document to “build a lasting and stable peace regime” on the Korean Peninsula and to repatriate remains of prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Korean War. AP

12 Jun 2018, 12:40:00 PM IST

Trump, Kim commit to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have signed a joint document in which they commit to working “toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The document signed by the leaders at their historic summit Tuesday also says they will join efforts “to build a lasting and stable peace regime” on the Korean Peninsula.The White House has yet to release the document’s text. But it was photographed by the news media during a signing ceremony. AP

12 Jun 2018, 11:50:00 AM IST

Kim Jong Un leaves Singapore

The motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leaves Sentosa island following his summit with US President Donald Trump, in Singapore on Tuesday.

Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 11:46:00 AM IST

Kim leaves Singapore after summit with Donald Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has left Singapore’s Sentosa island after meeting with US President Donald Trump. The leaders have signed an unspecified document, amid Trump’s comment that North Korea’s denuclearization process will begin “very quickly”. AP

12 Jun 2018, 11:37:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim summit ends in Singapore

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands, exchanged farewells without interpreters, marking the end of the Singapore summit.

12 Jun 2018, 11:35:00 AM IST

‘We will meet many times’

US President Donald Trump said that he has learned Kim Jong Un is a “very talented man” who loves his country very much, adding they both will “meet many times” in the future. AP

12 Jun 2018, 11:25:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim bonhomie in Singapore

“We have developed a very special bond”, said US President Donald Trump. Kim Jong Un said “world will see a major change” and that he and Trump (have) “decided to leave the past behind”, even as they signed the document. AP

12 Jun 2018, 11:23:00 AM IST

Moments from the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un became on June 12 the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off.

Photo: Susan Walsh/AFP
Photo: Susan Walsh/AFP

12 Jun 2018, 11:21:00 AM IST

North Korea denuclearization to start very quickly: Donald Trump

North Korea denuclearization process will be starting “very quickly”, said US President after his summit with Kim Jong Un, adding that he “absolutely” would invite the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House. AP

12 Jun 2018, 11:18:00 AM IST

Trump, Kim sign unspecified document

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have signed what Trump says is a “very important” and “pretty comprehensive” document. But Trump is refusing to tell reporters what the declaration says. The document is set to be handed out to reporters later.As the leaders wrapped up their historic summit in Singapore, Trump said he and Kim “have developed a very special bond” during their day together. “Both sides are going to be impressed with the result.” AP

12 Jun 2018, 11:17:00 AM IST

Moments from Trump-Kim summit

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un arrive to sign a document to acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, on Tuesday.

Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 11:16:00 AM IST

China says welcomes Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Beijing: China’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Tuesday Beijing welcomes and supports the summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders and hopes the two countries can reach a basic consensus on achieving denuclearisation.“At the same time, there needs to be a peace mechanism for the peninsula, to resolve North Korea’s reasonable security concerns,” Wang told reporters in Beijing. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 11:01:00 AM IST

Oil steady as Trump cites progress in talks with Kim

Singapore: Oil markets were stable on Tuesday amid cautious optimism over the outcome of a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Movements in crude markets were also limited ahead of a meeting between Opec and some of its allies on 22 June that may determine the crude production policy of several major producers.Brent crude futures were trading at $76.54 a barrel at 0514 GMT, up 8 cents, or 0.1 percent, on their last close.US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $66.25 a barrel, up 15 cents, or 0.2%, from their last settlement. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 10:41:00 AM IST

Trump shows Kim the insides of his limo

President Donald Trump has given North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a rare peek inside the US presidential limousine.As the two leaders strolled around the grounds of the Singapore resort where they’re having their summit Tuesday, they walked up to the US limousine nicknamed The Beast. Trump could be seen talking and gesturing before a Secret Service agent opens the door and the leaders look in. It wasn’t immediately clear how Kim felt about the presidential tour, but he seemed to be smiling.Trump says he and Kim will be signing a document shortly, but he declined to specify what that document would say. AP

12 Jun 2018, 10:39:00 AM IST

Trump says expects ‘signing’ after ‘very good’ talks with Kim

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un had made “a lot of progress” and said the two sides expected to sign an unspecified agreement.Asked by reporters how the talks were going, Trump said: “A lot of progress—really very positive. I think better than anybody could have expected. Top of the line, very good. We’re going now for a signing.” He gave no further details.Trump made the remarks as he and a Kim walked around Singapore’s Capella hotel after a working lunch aimed at discussing ways to end the nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 10:44:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim summit: What’s happening at the Capella Hotel

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were seen chatting, smiling as they took a around the hotel after lunch.Trump, Kim and their aides, including Bolton, were soon in a huddle after which the two leaders entered into separate rooms. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 10:20:00 AM IST

Trump, Kim announce they will sign unspecified document shortly

Singapore: US President Donald Trump, with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, has announced they will sign unspecified document shortly. Trump said the US-North Korea summit with Kim Jong Un went “better than anybody could have expected”. AP

12 Jun 2018, 09:00:00 AM IST

Trump, Kim after the one-on-one summit

US President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.

Photo: Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/Reuters
Photo: Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 08:29:00 AM IST

Stocks choppy, dollar rises on historic Trump-Kim summit

Sydney: The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday while stock markets in Asia were choppy as an historic U.S.-North Korea summit got underway in Singapore, raising some hopes it could pave the way to ending a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.There was some unease among investors about the outcome of the talks given the tense relations between the two nations. The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.Trading was volatile as MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan seesawed between positive and negative territory. It was last flat, while Japan’s Nikkei pared early gains to be up 0.2% from as high as 0.9%South Korean shares slipped 0.1% while Chinese shares were in the red too with the blue-chip off 0.4%. Australian shares were a tad firmer. The lead from Wall Street was mixed overnight, with the Dow barely changed, the S&P 500 up 0.1% and the Nasdaq adding 0.2%. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 08:15:00 AM IST

Oil edges up on cautious optimism over Trump-Kim summit

Singapore: Oil prices edged up along with global markets on Tuesday on cautious optimism over the outcome of a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. But movements in crude markets were limited as traders said they were reluctant to take on large new positions ahead of a meeting between producer cartel OPEC and some of its allies on 22 June.Brent crude futures were trading at $76.56 per barrel at 0201, up 10 cents from their last close. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 08:05:00 AM IST

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman: I got call saying Trump was proud of me

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he received a call from the White House ahead of President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman told CNN in an interview from Singapore on Tuesday that a White House staffer called the former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant to tell him the president was proud of him. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the call. AP

12 Jun 2018, 07:50:00 AM IST

Trump optimistic on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament

President Donald Trump is sounding optimistic about his ability to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program after a lengthy one-on-one meeting with leader Kim Jong Un. Kim appeared to echo the president’s optimism.Trump said Tuesday at the beginning of expanded discussions with aides from both countries that “We will solve a big problem” and “a big dilemma.” He talked about the pair achieving “tremendous success together” and predicts that “it will be successful. It will be done.” AP

12 Jun 2018, 07:44:00 AM IST

Trump, Kim end one-on-one meeting, enter wider talks

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended a 41-minute one-on-one meeting on Tuesday and entered wider talks attended by their top leaders in Singapore. “Working together we will get it taken care of,” Trump told Kim at the start of the wider meeting. “We will solve it.” Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 07:35:00 AM IST

Donald Trump says he and Kim Jong Un ‘will solve a big problem, a big dilemma’

US President Donald Trump predicted that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will solve a big problem, a big dilemma”, after the one-on-one summit.Trump said the one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong Un was “very, very good”, adding they have an “excellent relationship”. Trump and Kim walked together along the balcony after their meeting.Trump and Kim met for about 40 minutes, joined only by interpreters. AP

12 Jun 2018, 07:30:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim Summit ends

The historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ended.

12 Jun 2018, 07:27:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim summit: US, North Korea diplomats in a meeting

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s diplomats are now in discussions. The leaders are conversing through interpreters. The nuclear disarmament of North Korea and the end of the decades-long Korea War are expected to be discussed in the Trump-Kim Summit.

12 Jun 2018, 07:15:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim Summit: Private discussions begin

After their historic handshake and a short media briefing, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have started their private discussions at the Capella Hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa island.The nuclear disarmament of North Korea and the end of the decades-long Korea War are expected to be discussed in the Trump-Kim Summit. AP

12 Jun 2018, 07:12:00 AM IST

‘Nice to meet you, Mr President’

“Nice to meet you Mister President,” Kim said moments later as he sat alongside Trump, against a backcloth of North Korean and US flags, beaming more broadly as the US president gave him a thumbs up.“I feel really great. We’re going to have a great discussion and will be tremendously successful. It’s my honour and we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt,” Trump said addressing mediapersons from all over the world. (read more)

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un before their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un before their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 07:01:00 AM IST

Donald Trump in Singapore says Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack

US President Donald Trump said that his top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suffered a heart attack and was being treated Monday at a military hospital. Kudlow’s condition wasn’t immediately released by Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack,” Trump wrote from Singapore. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 06:52:00 AM IST

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un at Sentosa island, Singapore

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands and then walked together inside the Capella Hotel in Sentosa island, Singapore, for a media briefing.

12 Jun 2018, 06:48:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim summit: Donald Trump predicts he’ll have a ‘terrific relationship’ with Kim Jong Un

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he will have a ‘great relationship’ with Kim Jong Un as the summit began. “We will have a terrific relationship”, said the North Korean leader. “We came here after overcoming” all the obstacles, said the leader. Earlier, Trump and Kim walked together along colonnade to begin private meeting with their interpreter. AP

12 Jun 2018, 06:43:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim Summit begins with historic shaking of hands

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are sharing a historic handshake as they meet for the first time. The two clasped hands for a long while Tuesday as they posed for photos in front of a row of US and North Korean flags. Trump then directed Kim to walk down a hallway, where they briefly spoke. It’s the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader.The two will huddle alone for roughly 45 minutes before being joined by aides for a larger meeting and working lunch. Trump has said he’ll know within minutes whether a deal can be made. AP

12 Jun 2018, 06:38:00 AM IST

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un shake hands

US President and Donald Trump have met at the Sentosa island in Singapore for their summit. They shook hands before beginning their meeting.

12 Jun 2018, 06:27:00 AM IST

Trump-Kim summit to begin at 6.30 am India time

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have both arrived in Singapore’s Sentosa island for their historic summit that will begin at 6.30 am, India time.

12 Jun 2018, 06:05:00 AM IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived at Singapore’s Sentosa Island, where he’ll be meeting shortly face-to-face with President Donald Trump. The two men are expected to share a handshake before they meet alone with a pair of interpreters for roughly 45 minutes while their entourages wait nearby.After the intimate huddle, they’re scheduled to hold a larger meeting and working lunch. Trump’s chief of staff, national security adviser and secretary of state are among those expected to join.Trump earlier defended his decision to meet with Kim, tweeting that North Korea has already released three detainees and that missile tests have halted. AP

12 Jun 2018, 06:00:00 AM IST

Donald Trump arrives in Sentosa

US President Donald Trump at Sentosa island where he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a summit

12 Jun 2018, 05:50:00 AM IST

US President Donald Trump arrives in Singapore

President Donald Trump has arrived on Singapore’s Sentosa Island for his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump’s motorcade pulled into the grounds of the Capella Hotel at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday local time. He is scheduled to meet Kim for the first time at 9 am. Kim is also en route to Sentosa Island for the meeting to discuss the fate of his country’s nuclear weapons arsenal. Reuters

12 Jun 2018, 05:45:00 AM IST

Kim Jong Un’s entourage leaves for Sentosa, Singapore

Kim Jong Un’s entourage has left for the luxury Singapore island resort where the North Korean leader will meet with President Donald Trump. Kim’s black armoured limousine with two large North Korean flags was surrounded Tuesday by police vehicles, their lights flashing, and other black cars.There’s excitement surrounding the summit but also skepticism that the North will relinquish a nuclear weapons program it spent decades building despite crushing sanctions.Kim and Trump are scheduled to meet alone, with their interpreters, after greeting each other at the resort. AP

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