If there is an image that sums up the experience of covering the Trump-Kim summit for many journalists, it is a photo tweeted by Bloomberg News journalist Toluse Olorunnipa.
A jubilant-sounding President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that his "deal" with Kim Jong Un has ended the North Korean nuclear threat, as his top diplomat said he hoped to see "major disarmament" of the country by 2020. Despite the lack of detail, or binding terms in the joint statement agreed with Kim -- which has alarmed a majority of observers of the nuclear standoff -- Trump struck a resolutely bullish tone. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," he tweeted in one of a series of early morning pronouncements.
At least nine South Koreans staged protests in venues linked to the Trump-Kim summit this week, with five of them arrested under the Public Order Act and deported on Wednesday (13 June). In response to media queries, the police said on Wednesday that in consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, they have administered a stern warning to the five South Koreans – all women – following the quintet’s arrest on Monday. The five women were arrested on Monday at around 9.10pm along Tanglin Road near St Regis, the hotel where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his delegation were staying.
At the end of the second night of living in the same ritzy Singapore hotel as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a member of his security staff sat beside a Reuters reporter in the lobby and smiled. For six Reuters journalists covering Kim's historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, home for the past three days was the cream-coloured, marble floor lobby of the St. Regis, one of Singapore's most luxurious hotels.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — All North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really needed from his unprecedented summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday was to keep his nuclear arsenal intact for the time being and get a decent handshake photo to show he has truly arrived on the world stage.
When U.S. President Donald Trump sat down to make the case for peace to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, he rolled out what amounted to a movie trailer starring the two leaders. Trump said he urged Kim and other North Korean officials to watch a four-minute video produced before the Singapore summit. Trump said Kim and other senior members of the North Korean delegation huddled around an iPad to watch the video, which appeared to draw more from the hype of Hollywood than the careful language of diplomacy.
By Steve Holland, Soyoung Kim and Jack Kim SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his own Republican Party. At a news conference after the historic meeting with Kim in Singapore, Trump announced he would halt what he called "very provocative" and expensive regular military exercises that the United States holds with South Korea.
Kim Jong Un is a “great guy” with a firm conviction to change his country for the better, said former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman, who has met the North Korean leader several times.
The Trump-Kim summit that took place on Tuesday (12 June) was historic for more than one reason: a number of media outlets also managed to make some historic gaffes about Singapore. It seems the US State Department didn’t get the memo: the long hoped-for reunification is between the two Koreas, not Singapore and Malaysia.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The most tangible outcome of Tuesday's summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to be a commitment to recover the remains of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local):
By Sam Holmes and Miral Fahmy SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In their first moments of meeting each other, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both sought to project a sense of command but displayed some anxiety at the start of their high-stakes summit in Singapore. Body language experts said that in the 13 seconds or so the U.S. president held on to the hand of Kim for the first time, he projected his usual dominance by reaching out first, and patting the North Korean leader's shoulder. Not to be outdone, Kim firmly pumped Trump's hand, looking him straight in the eye for the duration, before breaking off to face the media.
North Korea's state media provided extensive coverage Tuesday of a late night stroll taken by Kim Jong Un around staunchly capitalist Singapore, with a barrage of photos accompanying the young leader's effusive praise for the island state's economic model. A few hours ahead of his historic summit with Donald Trump -- the first encounter between a leader of the isolated, nuclear-armed North and a sitting US president -- Kim took a break from preparations for a waterfront stroll.
Weeks in the making after decades of war, antagonism and venom, the first encounter between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump was a crucial moment. Within the first minute in Singapore, the US president had proclaimed, he would know whether a deal over the North's nuclear arsenal was possible. As the two shook hands for around 13 seconds, Trump reached out to touch Kim's shoulder, looking down at the shorter man as he spoke.
The White House has released the menu for the lunch during the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday (12 June), and it features elements of Western, Korean and Asian cuisine. The Korean food on the menu includes stuffed cucumber and soy-braised cod fish, while Western dishes include beef short rib confit and tropizienne pastry.
A member of the media was escorted away by police on Sentosa on Tuesday morning (12 June) amid a heated argument between journalists and government officials, ahead of the historic Trump-Kim Summit at the luxury Capella hotel.
History was made as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island on Tuesday (12 June) morning.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday morning (12 June), in the first ever meeting between the heads of two states that are still technically at war with each other.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went sightseeing at night in downtown Singapore on the eve of his historic meeting with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (12 June), visiting the Gardens by the Bay, the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark and the Esplanade area. Kim’s motorcade was seen leaving the St Regis Hotel just after 9pm on Monday night (11 June). He was accompanied by a large entourage including his sister Kim Yo Jong, other officials and his bodyguards.
Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays along some roads towards Sentosa, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Tuesday morning (12 June).
SINGAPORE (AP) — 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.
SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in Singapore for a summit Tuesday morning that will be the first of its kind between leaders of the rival nations. Ten other historic moments in relations between the United States and North Korea:
SINGAPORE (AP) — After a sudden and welcome turn to diplomacy following last year's threats, insults and fears of war — remember "fire and fury" and "dotard"? — Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are ready to shake hands, sit down face-to-face and ... do what exactly?
By Steve Holland and Christophe Van der Perre SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday would show if a "real deal" could happen, as both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. While Trump was optimistic about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo injected a note of caution, saying it remained to be seen if Kim was sincere about his willingness to denuclearize.