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.
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.
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?
US President Donald Trump met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for a private meeting at the Istana late Monday morning (11 June).
North Koreans got their first big dose of news Monday that their leader Kim Jong Un had arrived in Singapore for what even the state-run media was calling a historic meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The news covered the front page of the ruling party's newspaper and was the top — and only — item on the first news broadcast of the day on Korean Central Television, which for many North Koreans is the only channel available. People crowded around poster stands at subway stations around the capital to read the news and gathered at noon in front of the city's main train station to watch a big screen display of images of Kim getting off the special Air China flight that took him to Singapore.
Just about 24 hours before the moment President Donald Trump was expected to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, questions remained about the highly-anticipated summit. It will be the first time a sitting U.S. president has met face-to-face with a North Korean leader and the two men are expected to discuss North Korea’s illicit nuclear weapons program, and a potential deal to denuclearize the communist country. Only two weeks ago, Trump canceled the meeting, citing “open hostility” from North Korea.
With all the attention focused on Singapore and the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right? Instead, North Korea's capital was like the calm in the center of a storm. With few sources of information other than government-run media, gossip and word of mouth, North Koreans were largely in the dark about the momentous — and potentially life-changing — events taking place outside of their isolated nation.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore officials said Sunday that two South Korean journalists arrested on suspicion of trespassing at the residence of the North Korean ambassador have been deported.
Ahead of the historical summit on 12 June, the Smiling Afro met with Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un impersonators for a meal in Punggol on Saturday evening (9 June). From crabs with their hairstyles to crab peace treaties, the duo posed for photos with diners over the course of dinner. The real Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are due to land in Singapore on Sunday (10 June).
The Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit is less than a week away and many punters in Singapore seemed to have placed 4D bets inspired by the historical event on 12 June.
TOKYO (AP) — 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.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bitter rivals North and South Korea are on talking terms again, but their surprising cordiality still has moments of awkwardness, such when a senior North Korean official scolded a South Korean reporter over a question he didn't like.