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A Trump Salute Shows Up in North Korea Video

White House defends the salute as 'common courtesy'

(Newser) - North Korean state media has released video of President Trump returning the salute of a North Korean general at the Singapore summit. The footage set off a debate about whether the benefits of showing mutual respect to the general outweighed the fact that North Koreans could use the film as... More »

Trump: Credit for Kim Meeting Goes to One Person

'Without Otto Warmbier, this summit wouldn't have happened'

(Newser) - Before the event took place, President Trump said his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un showed Otto Warmbier "has not died in vain." He upped that rhetoric Tuesday. "Without Otto Warmbier, this summit wouldn't have happened," Trump said, per Time . "It... More »

The Summit Over, Trump Made a 'Classic Alpha Male Move'

President gives Kim a peek into his limo; Trump also talked hotels on North Korea's beaches

(Newser) - You can temporarily take Donald Trump out of real estate, but you can't take the real estate out of Donald Trump. That much was clear at a Singapore press conference Tuesday, which took place after the president's meeting with Kim Jong Un and in which he touched upon... More »

Trump Says US Will Meet Major N. Korea Demand

'Provocative' war games will end, he says

(Newser) - President Trump filled in more details on his summit with Kim Jong Un at a press conference in Singapore on Tuesday—and it appears that a major North Korean demand has been met. Trump said that the "very provocative" war games with South Korea will come to an end,... More »

Kim: 'We Decided to Leave the Past Behind'

Trump says he had a 'terrific day' with North Korean

(Newser) - President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document after a historic day of meetings in Singapore on Tuesday and while the contents weren't immediately disclosed, it was clear that the two men had clicked. "We had a terrific day and we learned a lot about each other... More »

Trump Pledges 'Security Guarantees' to Pyongyang

Kim recommits to 'complete denuclearization'

(Newser) - President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the US president pledging unspecified "security guarantees" to the North, and Kim recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the AP reports. They coupled the summit agreement with lofty... More »

US, North Korea Still Far Apart on Key Details

Analysts are worried that Trump hasn't done his homework

(Newser) - President Trump and Kim Jong Un have both arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's historic summit—but while they are close to each other in location, in separate luxury hotels, the two sides are still far apart on key details. North Korea and the US are still not in... More »

Trump, Kim Are Both on the Ground in Singapore

Air Force One lands hours after North Korean leader arrives for historic summit on Tuesday

(Newser) - President Trump and Kim Jong Un have both arrived in Singapore, reports the AP , with Air Force One touching down Sunday evening at a military base hours after Kim arrived. CNN reports it's a rare trip outside the Hermit Kingdom for Kim for an even rarer summit. The North... More »

Kim Jong Un Impersonator Stopped, Questioned by Cops

Lookalikes arrived in Singapore just in time for the summit

(Newser) - A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump, reports the AP . The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who uses the name Howard X, is in the city-state for summit-related promotions by... More »

Report: Dennis Rodman Might Join Trump-Kim Summit

Ex-NBA player knows both men well

(Newser) - Next week's historic summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump might feature one of the only people on the planet who has spent significant amounts of time with both men: Dennis Rodman. The former NBA star—who has visited North Korea multiple times and was a Celebrity Apprentice... More »

New Glitch in Summit Meeting: Who Pays for Kim's Hotel?

The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore is expensive, after all

(Newser) - At least as of Friday, the US-North Korea summit meeting is back on —but who's going to foot the bill? Especially that darned hotel bill. So the Washington Post is asking in an article about how two teams led by Washington and Pyongyang are hammering out details before... More »

Attempts to Salvage Summit Found in 3 Corners of World

Kim Yong Chol said to be en route for NYC

(Newser) - It'll take a "herculean focus on all kinds of details" to revive President Trump and Kim Jong Un's June 12 summit, reports the New York Times , and a herculean effort seems to be underway. The paper tracks three separate efforts in three corners of the world to... More »

N. Korea Sending Ex-Spy Chief Blamed for Sony Hack to US

Senior official Kim Yong Chol said to be on his way to NY to jump-start summit talks again

(Newser) - He's said to be behind the 2014 Sony hack , made an appearance at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and is often right next to Kim Jong Un at meetings with global leaders. Now one of North Korea's most high-level officials is on his way to the US, reportedly to attend... More »

Trump: N. Korea Will Be a 'Great Economic Nation'

He says US team is there to plan summit

(Newser) - A US team is in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Trump, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting will indeed take place. Both the State Department and South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the American and North Korean officials have... More »

Trump Caught Between Pompeo, Bolton on Summit, Sources Say

He ultimately sided with Bolton

(Newser) - The summit between the US and North Korea is off , at least for now—and officials tell NBC News it's because President Trump wanted to nix things before Kim Jong Un had a chance to. "He doesn't want to be the bride left at the altar,"... More »

Trump-Kim Coin Is a Hot Seller

It could be a new '1804 dollar'

(Newser) - The Trump-Kim summit has been called off —but it's still a historic event for coin collectors. A commemorative coin produced by the White House Communications Agency to mark the summit between Trump and "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong Un is now in high demand and is expected to... More »

N. Korea Threatens War, Slams 'Stupid' Mike Pence

Official warns of 'nuclear-to-nuclear' showdown if there is no summit

(Newser) - The US has a simple choice, according to Pyongyang: Meet North Korea at the negotiating table, or in a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown." Senior North Korean official Choe Son Hui put the planned June 12 summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in even more doubt Thursday with a... More »

Trump Announces Site of Summit With Kim Jong Un

They will meet in Singapore on June 12

(Newser) - The time and date are set: President Trump will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" Trump tweeted Thursday morning, providing details for the first time about the... More »

Trump Tweets on Comey: 'Very Sick or Very Dumb'

President also makes bold proclamation Friday: 'KOREAN WAR TO END!'

(Newser) - As Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in jump-started their "new history" together, President Trump took to Twitter to confidently crow about what Politico deems the "historic" moment currently taking place in South Korea. "KOREAN WAR TO END!" he proclaimed , noting that the summit between the North... More »

A Dot on a Mousse Dish Is Angering Japan

And more on the meal that will be served to Kim Jong Un Friday

(Newser) - Ahead of Kim Jong Un's high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his nukes comes the repetition of one word: rosti. It has nothing to do with nukes. Rather, it's a Swiss fried potato dish that South Korea plans to "re-interpret" and... More »

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