US North Korea summit - updates

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Trump in 'no rush' to push North Korea to denuclearize

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:13 AM

On their second summit, Trump says, 'I think that North Korea and Chairman Kim have some very positive things in mind and we'll soon find out, but I'm in no rush'

SUMMIT #1. File photo of the first summit between US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Top North Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) Kim Yong-chol is the first North Korean dignitary in nearly two decades known to have spent the night in the US capital

NEW SUMMIT. This combination of file pictures shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol. File photos by Mandel Ngan and Patrick Semansky/AFP

Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also promises to bring up with strongman Kim Jong-un the matter of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea decades ago, which is a huge issue domestically in Japan

HISTORIC. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Philippines has possible role in outcome of U.S.–North Korea talks

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:24 PM

Former Philippine ambassador to South Korea Luis Cruz says Filipinos should closely follow the events in the Korean Peninsula because the effects on the country are significant

Nukes and normalization: What's on the table in Singapore

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:47 PM

From Kim's nuclear arsenal to normalising ties between the two decades-old foes, these are the issues facing the two leaders at what Trump has called a "one-time shot" at peace

TRUMP IN SINGAPORE. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) during his visit to The Istana, the official residence of the prime minister, in Singapore on June 11, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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Jun 11, 2018 - 10:57 AM

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MEETING. United States President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet on June 12, Tuesday in Singapore. File photos from AFP

Trump attorney says Kim Jong-Un 'begged' for summit – report

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Rudy Giuliani says with the summit rescheduled, the United States has the upper hand

SUMMIT. In this file photo, people watch a television news report showing pictures of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul. AFP file photo

U.S. Democrats to Trump: Don't spoil historic opportunity with North Korea

Jun 05, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Affirming their support for Donald Trump's scheduled meeting with Kim Jong-Un, 7 influential Democrats including Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warn the US president against signing a deal at any cost

Placid Singapore braces for Trump-Kim summit

Jun 01, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Some 3,000 people are expected to apply for media accreditation, sources involved in planning the event tell Agence France-Presse

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT. Singapore braces for the US-North Korea summit scheduled on June 12. Rappler file photo

Koreas hold high-level talks ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Also on the agenda are talks about how to relink cross-border railways and roads, and fielding a joint team for the Jakarta Asian Games in August

HIGH-LEVEL TALKS. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (L) greets his North Korean counterpart Ri Son-Gwon (R), who is chairman of the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, before their meeting on June 1, 2018 at the south side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Trump to receive Kim letter as nuclear summit takes shape

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Many expert observers expect Kim Jong-Un, perhaps with tacit Chinese backing, to demand that Washington also reduce its own military footprint in South Korea and loosen its guarantees to treaty ally Japan

PREPARATIONS. North Korea Vice-Chairman Kim Yong-chol shakes hands with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 31, 2018 in New York. Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Pyongyang

May 31, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Lavrov is paying a visit to North Korea for the first time since 2009

DIPLOMACY. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho (3rd R) talks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on May 31, 2018. Photo by Kim Won-Jin/AFP

Pompeo plans summit over steak dinner with top North Korean official

May 31, 2018 - 8:46 AM

(UPDATED) Kim Yong-Chol, considered the right-hand man of leader Kim Jong-Un, is the most senior North Korean official to visit the United States in 18 years

AHEAD OF SUMMIT. This combination of file pictures shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol. File photos by Mandel Ngan and Patrick Semansky/AFP

Top North Korean to meet Pompeo ahead of U.S. summit

May 29, 2018 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) Officials say General Kim Yong-Chol will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York on Wednesday, May 30, or Thursday, May 31

TOP BRASS. File photo of General Kim Yong Chol (center), who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs for North Korea's ruling Workers' Party. Photo by Korea pool/AFP

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May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.   / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

South Korea welcomes prospect of 'reignited' US-North Korea talks

May 26, 2018 - 1:26 PM

'We are watching developments carefully,' says Presidential Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-gyeom

. File photos from AFP

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May 25, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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North Korea open to U.S. talks 'any time' despite Trump axing summit

May 25, 2018 - 10:35 AM

First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-Gwan calls US President Donald Trump's decision 'unexpected' and 'regrettable,' but he left the door open for further diplomacy

NORTH KOREA-US SUMMIT. The White House on May 16, 2018 voiced hope the upcoming summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will proceed as planned, as Pyongyang threatened to pull out over US pressure for 'unilateral nuclear abandonment.' Saul Loeb/AFP/KCNA VIA KNS

North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of U.S. summit

May 24, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Pyongyang announced its plan to 'completely' dismantle the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast, inviting some foreign journalists to witness the destruction

MEDIA WITNESSES. This picture taken on May 23, 2018 and released by South Korean news agency News1 via Dong-A Ilbo shows South Korean journalists arriving at North Korea's Kalma airport in Wonsan. Photo by News1 / AFP

North Korea slams 'ignorant and stupid' Pence, renews summit threat

May 24, 2018 - 10:32 AM

North Korea's Choe Son-Hui lambasts a media interview on Monday, May 21, in which US Vice President Mike Pence warns Kim Jong-Un that it would be a 'great mistake' to try and play Donald Trump

US-NORTH KOREA. US Vice President Mike Pence says South Korea will continue its support of sanctions for North Korea's denuclearization. File photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

North Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite U.S. summit doubts

May 23, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The North has portrayed the destruction on the test site as a goodwill gesture ahead of planned June 12 summit between Kim and Trump in Singapore

PREPARATIONS. This image acquired on September 4, 2017, and courtesy of www.Planet.com, shows the Punggye-ri test site where on September 3, 2017, North Korea claimed to have conducted the underground explosion of a hydrogen bomb. Handout photo from Planet/AFP

Trump says Kim summit could be delayed

May 23, 2018 - 8:59 AM

'It may not work out for June 12,' US President Donald Trump says of the Singapore meeting

HISTORIC. This combination of file pictures created on May 10, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump during a rally in Washington, Michigan on April 28, 2018, and a photo released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 21, 2018 of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech in Pyongyang.

Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim summit

May 22, 2018 - 1:17 PM

The coin depicts Trump and Kim, described as North Korea's 'Supreme Leader,' in profile facing each other in front of a background of US and North Korean flags

COMMEMORATIVE COIN. A coin for the upcoming US-North Korea summit is seen in Washington, DC, on May 21, 2018. Photo by STR/AFP

Historic Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore

May 10, 2018 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Singapore will provide a neutral backdrop for the summit, avoiding some of the security and political challenges associated with a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea

HISTORIC. This combination of file pictures created on May 10, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump during a rally at Total Sports Park in Washington, Michigan on April 28, 2018, and a photo released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 21, 2018 of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech while attending the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang.

Kim says Trump summit 'historic' chance to build 'good future' – KCNA

May 10, 2018 - 11:23 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his summit with US President Donald Trump would help towards improving the situation on the Korean peninsula and the 'building of a good future'

SUMMIT. In this file photo, people watch a television news report showing pictures of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul. AFP File Photo

Pompeo in Pyongyang as diplomatic dance speeds up

May 09, 2018 - 12:31 PM

His visit comes as rumors fly over 3 US citizens being held in the North, with suggestions they may have been moved in preparation for a release

China's Xi, North Korea's Kim meet ahead of Trump summit

May 08, 2018 - 11:39 PM

Kim's trip to Dalian is his second visit to China since March, highlighting efforts by the Cold War-era allies to mend relations that have chilled as Beijing has supported UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear activities

TALKS. US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping committed to maintaining pressure and sanctions on North Korea, should talks between the US and North Korea backslide. Photos from AFP