Trump and Kim Jong-un hold extended meeting

US President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore

After being excluded earlier, reporters from those wire services were added for coverage of the expanded bilateral meeting that followed Trump's and Kim's first meeting, though the pool size remained tight.

Cheering crowds greeted Kim during his stroll, and cameras from North Korea's KCNA documented his every move. "And he said, 'Hey, Dennis, I would like to ask you three things".

The meeting marks the first ever meeting between a sitting North Korean leader and a US president. They sat across the table from Kim and his team.

The almost four-hour summit went "better than anybody could have expected", Trump said; he claimed "a lot of progress", but did not elaborate.

Rodman claimed that several officials, including former President Barack Obama, brushed him off and did not take his trips to North Korea seriously: "Obama didn't even give me the time of day", Rodman said.

"North Korea has its own royal lineage - the Kim family - and so it is natural that Kim Yo Jong traveled to Singapore separately from her brother", Christopher Green, a North Korea researcher and Sino-NK editor, told NK News on Monday. "But I really believe that we have the potential to do something incredible for the world".

Commenting on his upcoming meeting with the North Korean dictator, President Trump said he will know very quickly whether the summit is going to be fruitful.

The meeting carries not only potentially dire diplomatic risks, but high political stakes as well for a president who has framed the meeting in legacy-defining terms.

But there is established precedent for presidents meeting privately with foreign leaders - including foes - with only interpreters. One dispatch by the Korean Central News Agency said North Korea and the USA would exchange "wide-ranging and profound views" on establishing new relations, building a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism", achieving denuclearization and "other issues of mutual concern, as required by the changed era".

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore

Previously, Trump had derided Kim as "Little Rocket Man" and pledged to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to make nuclear threats.

"In the 18 years I have worked on [North Korea], the ongoing debate between the United States and North Korea was essentially this - United States: change your behaviour and we can be friends", Walsh said.

USA partners in the region, particularly South Korea and Japan, are concerned that Trump's eagerness to struck a diplomatic win might lead to him to give away too much too early, perhaps undermining United States security guarantees to its allies as a way of resassuring Kim of the safety of his regime.

Summit venues and travel are also being protected by Singaporean police, Reuters reports.

It's so far unclear whether the US and North Korea will release some kind of joint statement or agreement following the sit-down. Before the announcement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seemed to hint that the outcome of the talks might not be what Trump has promised in the past.

"We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks", Pompeo said on Monday evening.

Japan will also be watching with ambivalence - happy to see the saber-rattling ending but anxious its security might be sacrificed in Trump's rush to neutralize the North Korean threat to the United States.

This is a developing story.

Related News:

  • Chhetri equals Messi record as India down Kenya

    Chhetri equals Messi record as India down Kenya

    The Indian team head coach has outlined his plans for the preparation regarding the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in UAE. How and where to watch Intercontinental Cup 2018 Final India v/s Kenya match live streaming online?
    Priyanka Chopra attends Nick Jonas' cousin's wedding with him!

    Priyanka Chopra attends Nick Jonas' cousin's wedding with him!

    Meanwhile, Jonas cut quite the figure in a simple navy suit, which he wore with a black button-down shirt and white sneakers. The actress later told Jimmy Kimmel: 'We were both wearing Ralph Lauren and we chose to go together and have fun'.
    Rafael Nadal: the ‘villain’ has become a hero in his own right

    Rafael Nadal: the ‘villain’ has become a hero in his own right

    That it was not was testimony to Nadal's level, which never wavered, despite everything Thiem threw at him. For a time , fans could nearly believe that Thiem would present a challenge in this match.
  • Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

    Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

    Her original post racked up more than 103,000 reactions and almost 400,000 shares on Facebook as of early Monday. In a post on Facebook, Griffen, of Grenada, Mississippi, said her daughter "couldn't walk".
    Former 5-star QB Hunter Johnson transferring to Northwestern from Clemson

    Former 5-star QB Hunter Johnson transferring to Northwestern from Clemson

    He played in seven games for Clemson as a freshman, completing 21 of 27 passes with two touchdowns and an interception. I am thankful to Coach (Dabo) Swinney and the Clemson family for all their support over the past year-and-a-half.

    E3 Trailer: ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Shows Off Stealth Gameplay

    Additionally, The Last of Us composer Gustavo Santaolalla introduced the footage with a live performance of the theme. You might have been too busy toe-tapping along and infatuated by Ellie's happy moment to notice.
  • Snapchat Now Lets You Delete Sent Messages, Begins Selling Spectacles on Amazon

    Snapchat Now Lets You Delete Sent Messages, Begins Selling Spectacles on Amazon

    It's rolled out a new "clear chat" function which lets you delete stuff you wish had never been sent. Long press on the message or media (sticker, audio or video, etc.) and tap "Delete".

    Death Stranding Game's E3 Trailer Unveils Léa Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner in Cast

    Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima's long awaited debut as an independent developer after departing the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Kojima Productions is developing the game using Guerilla Games' Decima Engine.

    E3 2018 Sony PlayStation conference

    When the show wraps up, we'll have a roundup of all the biggest headlines so you can catch up with all the news in one place. The conference is underway right now, and it looks to be taking a much different form than Sony's usual showings.
  • Toddlers In US Eating Too Much Sugar — CDC

    Toddlers In US Eating Too Much Sugar — CDC

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, on average, toddlers eat more than seven teaspoons of added sugar a day. The new study conducted in Maryland involved over 800 children who were between the ages of 6 and 23 months old.
    Anthony Bourdain's Mother Speaks Out

    Anthony Bourdain's Mother Speaks Out

    Gladys explained that she and Anthony last spoke on Mother's Day, and "there was never any sign something was wrong". But now, "in retrospect, I don't know that I would do that today - now that I'm a dad or reasonably happy".
    International House of...burgers?

    International House of...burgers?

    At least one observer, however, found the name change an impressive bit of marketing . "Not impressed", another fan wrote. Legendary fried chicken purveyor Church's Chicken posted an Instagram photo that poked fun at the IHOP name change buzz.


Most liked

Resident Evil 2 remake debuts at Sony’s E3 show
Will they make it out alive? The remake of the title will be different, switching to a new modern third-person perspective. Or at least we assume we are, since when we made the appointments to see Capcom all their games were still a secret...

Super Eagles off to Russian Federation
They will play their first game against Croatia on Saturday, June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium (8.00pm in Nigeria). The players are all in good form and ready for the tournament, " Patrick said to NAIJ.com.

De Niro apologizes to Canada for "idiotic behavior" of Trump
And then he did it again. "With regards to the news today, sir, I have only two words for you: Thank you", Tory said to De Niro. On a related note, De Niro earned thunderous applause last night when he yelled "F*ck Trump" in the middle of the Tony Awards.

Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ is getting an upgrade
Tesla's cars are routinely featured in online videos showing drivers misusing Autopilot while at high speed. In the last six seconds, the vehicle did not detect the driver's hands on the steering wheel.

Nani reacts strongly, proceeds against Sri Reddy
In a long social media post, the "Bigg Boss-2" show host has said things strongly without taking Sri Reddy's name. And for those very few who still publish all that crap for a few clicks and views... have some shame.

Man sentenced for kidnapping model, trying to sell her online
Her lawyer dismissed the attempt to discredit his client, saying "there have been films made about every crime in the world". During the hearing the accused said he had elaborated the scheme with the young mother because he was in love with her.

Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase is short and sweet
The world was given a longer look at Octopath Traveler , the handsome , pixelated RPG coming to the Nintendo Switch onJuly 13. We see Lara using the jungle and what she's gathered to stealthily dispatch of multiple hostile operatives.

Uber submits patent to detect drunken app users
Numerous police reports and court documents involved passengers who were inebriated or drinking before getting into an Uber. Passengers also might not be given the option to partake in a shared ride, based on their state.

E3 2018: God Of War New Game Plus Mode Confirmed
There's no date for New Game Plus yet, with Sony saying it's now in development and due at some point down the line. There's no date yet, but this will all make it into God of War as a free patch.

Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau
Donald Trump spent most of the last few days in Canada , visiting with powerful leaders from around the globe at the G-7 Summit. The president cites national security for imposing a 25 percent tariff on Canadian steel, and 10 percent on aluminum.

After 2 year gap, Rahul Gandhi to host Congress iftar
Gandhi said "rich capitalists" will donate thousands of crores to Modi and "benefits will go to just those 15-20 rich people". He said people who work hard behind the scene are "never benefitted" and the fruits of their toil are enjoyed by others.

Remedy Is Releasing Control In 2019
That means it will nearly certainly be coming to the PlayStation 4 and other systems. The video did confirm, however, that the game will be coming out in 2019.

Now Daimler is enmeshed in its own 'Dieselgate'
The information comes from Bild am Sonntag newspaper and was brought to our attention by Automotive News . That controversy has cost VW about $30 billion in fines.

Ryan Gosling Soars as Neil Armstrong in The Trailer For First Man
The film also stars Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler (as a NASA staffer, I love it!), and Claire Foy as Armstrong's wife Janet. First Man is scheduled to open in New Zealand cinemas on October 11.

Coca-Cola was founded by lemonade seller: Rahul Gandhi
He accused the Congress of not taking any major initiative for the OBCs. "It is odd that Rahul Gandhi remembers the OBCs now". Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Monday said more than 15,000 workers are expected to attend the event.