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‘Sleepless night’: In South Korea, all eyes on Kim-Trump summit

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The menu for a working lunch served to U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and their delegations during their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore

Another possibility from the summit is a deal to end the Korean War, which North Korea has long demanded, presumably, in part, to get USA troops off the Korean Peninsula and eventually pave the way for a North Korean-led unified Korea. Trump said. "We will be fine!"

As U.S. President Trump preps for a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Twitter doesn't want you to forget to tweet about it under the right hashtag.

The smiles on Tuesday "don't mean anything" unless they are followed by specific commitments to make change in North Korea, Mr. Pinkston said.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan was on hand to receive Mr Trump, just as he had earlier in the day welcomed Mr Kim at Changi Airport.

The president first visited Istana Palace for a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who he thanked in brief remarks for being able to host the major summit.

"And that it's Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un makes it feel like we've gone through the looking-glass".

If it is successful, he added, he was sure Singapore would go down in history.

Mr Lee is slated to meet Mr Trump today at the Istana.

Rodman traveled to Singapore for the summit and was sponsored by the marijuana-focused cryptocurrency company Potcoin.

Before the summit meeting, Trump called the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, to brief them on developments. "We have watched the struggles, and the sacrifices and the progress of the people", he said.

Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, the former spy chief and one of North Korea's chief negotiators, as well as Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, former Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui, Minister of the People's Armed Forces No Kwang Chol, Workers' Party of Korea Director Han Kwang Sang, and Party First Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong.

"AP is troubled by the decision to curb media access at the Singapore summit", Easton said.

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Sanctions will remain until North Korea completely and verifiably eliminates its weapons of mass destruction programs, added Pompeo. And Singapore has over the decades a built a relationship of trust and reliability with the US.

"Following the initial greeting, President Trump and Chairman Kim will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

It has been a rollercoaster road to the Trump-Kim summit, echoing the rocky relationship between the two unpredictable leaders, which has swung wildly between insults and cajolery.

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