Mattis: US troop withdrawal not on Trump-Kim summit agenda. "I will tell you that that would be a discussion between two democracies, the Republic of Korea and the United States," he tells Pentagon reporters a short time ago
U.N. secretary general says the United Nations is prepared to play a verification role in Korea denuclearization talks if requested by key partners.
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Video: Kim Jong Un's motorcade leaves the Sands Hotel in Singapore
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Kim Jong Un selfie at Singapore
North Korean leader Kim appears set for city tour in Singapore
US President Trump to leave Singapore Tuesday evening, White House says, a day earlier than expected
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"At the conclusion of the summit, President Trump will participate in a media availability before departing tomorrow at approximately 8 p.m. for the United States." #SingaporeSummit
Discussions between the U.S. and North Korea are "ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected," White House says
China sincerely hopes that the upcoming summit between the DPRK and the US will yield positive outcomes, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during the daily press briefing
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said the Trump-Kim summit summit would cost the city about $15 million, more than half of which would go on security
South Korea prosecution recommends 8-year sentence for ex-finance minister over bribery
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says after phone talks with DonaldTrump that he hopes U.S.-North Korea summit will be successful and the first step toward peace and stability in Northeast Asia
The US is willing to offer North Korea "unique" security guarantees if it embarks on "complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said
Trump urged to push North Korea to end slavery at Singapore summit
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong said his country is paying for some of North Korea's costs at the summit in Singapore in exclusive interview with @camanpour, revealing the cost of the summit for the Singapore government was around SGD $20 million (US$15M).
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe strongly hopes U.S.-North Korea summit will be success
US Pompeo says at the end of day both countries need sufficient trust in each other, we have to ensure we follow through on our commitments
Pompeo on Trump-Kim summit. "It's the case in each of those countries there are only two people who can make decisions of this magnitude and those people are going to be sitting in the room tomorrow."
US Pompeo says very optimistic will get successful outcome
US Pompeo says we are willing to provide North Korea unique security assurances than the United States has provided to date
Pompeo: "We are prepared to take actions that will provide [NK] sufficient certainty that denuclearization isn't something that ends badly for them. In fact it's just the opposite. It leads to a better and brighter future for the North Korean people."
"We'll see how far we get" tomorrow, adds @SecPompeo. "We have put these two leaders in the right place."
A verifiable deal with the DPRK "will be a historic change," according to @SecPompeo.
"The United States has been fooled before," by the DPRK, acknowledges @SecPompeo.
"The context for these discussions is radically different than ever before," says @SecPompeo, contrasting SingaporeSummit with previous US-DPRK negotiations.
"We are not going to conduct these negotiations in the open with the media." says @SecPompeo
"I'm not going to get into any details of the discussions we've had today," says @SecPompeo on question about whether US troops in ROK are on the table.
In response to @MarkLandler question on CVID, @SecPompeo replies "there is no shift in the policy."
According to @SecPompeo, "five thousand members of the media" covering the Singapore summit
"All the preparations for the summit have come together very nicely," says @SecPompeo.
"If diplomacy does not move in the right direction," says @SecPompeo, sanctions on DPRK will increase.
"Any suggestion that the United States lacks the technical expertise" to dismantle DPRK nuclear weapons "is mistaken," says @SecPompeo rebutting @nytimes report.
US-DPRK teams still meeting ahead of tomorrow's Singapore Summit, according to @SecPompeo
Pompeo: We are prepared to take security assurances that are unique
Pompeo says the talks between Sung Kim and Choi Sun Hui progressing rapidly
Iran: North Korea must remain 'vigilant' in Trump-Kim talks
Pompeo says North Korea talks 'moving quite rapidly'
South Korea president Moon aide expects 'good' result from Trump-Kim summit
Moon Jae-in to Donald Trump: "Tomorrow's historic U.S.-North Korea summit is taking place entirely because of President Trump's courageous and strong leadership."
At the request of the DPRK, China's civil airliner has provided services for the DPRK delegation's trip to Singapore ahead of the Trump-Kim summit , a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said
South Korea's President Moon praised US President Trump's determination and leadership for making US-North Korea summit possible – South Korea presidential office
South Korea Nam Gwan-pyo: "I hope that tomorrow's Summit can put an end to the structure of the world's last remaining cold war and division of the Korean peninsula. I look forward to seeing the door wide open to peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsular."
President @realDonaldTrump delivering remarks to @RedWhiteBlueDot team, and their families, in Singapore - ahead of tomorrow's historical Singapore summit
South Korea President Moon spoke to US President Trump on Monday - Yonhap
South Korea: North Korea's past action no indication of future behavior
Korean human rights group tells @annabotting we mustn't be fooled by the smiles and handshakes in Singapore: "overall we see a complete lack of human rights in North Korea"
White House: North Korea report on summit is 'source for optimism'
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U.S. and North Korean officials in a late bid to narrow differences before their leaders hold an historic summit
North Korea FM attacks Israel PM, after his offer to Iran to purify their water. Seems that Pyongyang changes its behavior
South Korean, Singaporean ministers hold phone talks
U.S. President Donald Trump accepts Singapore invitation for state visit in November
North Korean, U.S. officials air differences on eve of summit; Trump stays positive
"The President is well-prepared for tomorrow's engagement with Chairman Kim. The U.S. position remains clear and unchanged," says @SecPompeo in statement
Pompeo says U.S. committed to 'denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula': tweet
DPRK-U.S. summit to focus on establishing permanent peace mechanism, denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, says KCNA
North Korea seen looking to China, not U.S., for help in any economic transformation
(US-NK summit) North Korea leader Kim may tour economic facilities in Singapore: source
US-North Korea summit "interesting," going to work out "very nicely,": Trump
A view of the Istana, Singapore's presidential office and residence, where a convoy carrying Trump is expected to depart shortly after a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
White House confirms that Trump and Kim will meet one on one at the start of the summit. "We can expect a one-on-one at the beginning," NSC spokesman Robert Palladino tells reporters in Singapore
Pompeo: U.S., North Korean officials hold substantive talks ahead of summit
South Korea's finance minister urges support for peace on Korean Peninsula
South Korea to soon deliver list of military talks delegation to North Korea
KCNA: "Now that lots of countries on the earth have the shared interests in the development of international relations, they can establish friendly relations with each otherwhen they have the stand of respecting independence of other countries."
KCNA: "There can be no superior and inferior countries, and nations dominating others and those obliged to be dominated in the world. Every country and nation should neither allow their independence get violated nor violate independence of others."
KCNA: "Respecting independence of other countries as well as maintaining independence of one's country is one of important conditions for establishing fair international relations."
KCNA: "Every country and nation should shape external policies based on their independent judgment and decision and carry them out with consistency and principle as they are responsible for their destiny."
KCNA: "If a country which has government fails to maintain independence and dances to the tune of others, it can neither be called a genuine sovereign and independent state nor exercise its independent right in external relations."
KCNA: "Only when independence of each country is maintained, can the legacy of domination and subordination be eradicated, genuine equal relations be formed between countries and nations and fair international relations be established."
KCNA: "Rodong Sinmun on Monday says in an article that the international situation requires all the countries and nations to come out to build fair international relations based on independence. Independence is the life and soul and dignity of a country and nation."
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Video of North Korean negotiators arriving at Ritz.
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First sets of photos emerging from North Korea KCNA of KimJongUn visit to Singapore to attend #SingaporeSummit
KCNA: "He expressed deep thanks to the Singaporean government for its sincere cooperation of providing all conditions and best conveniences for the historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks."
KCNA: "Telling that he was very pleased to visit the magnificent and beautiful Republic of Singapore, Kim Jong Un extended his heartfelt greetings and best wishes to the government and people of Singapore on behalf of the government of the DPRK and the Korean people."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, the respected Supreme Leader of the party, the state and the army of the DPRK, exchanged warm greetings with the prime minister, made an entry in the visitors' book and had a friendly talk with him."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, visited the Republic of Singapore on June 10 and met its Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Presidential Palace."
KCNA: "The Chinese plane carrying him arrived at the airport at 3:00 p.m. local time. He got off the plane, exchanged warm greetings with the Singaporean government senior officials who came to greet him, and headed for his lodging quarters."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, arrived in the Republic of Singapore on the afternoon of June 10."
KCNA: "Profound views onestablishing new DPRK-U.S. relations, building adurable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula, realizing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern, as required by the changed era, will be exchanged."
KCNA: "The senior officials of the party and government sincerely wished Kim Jong Un good successes in the first summit meeting and talks between the DPRK and the U.S. and his safe return."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un got on the Chinese plane for his personal use after exchanging greetings with the senior officials of the party and government who came to see him off."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un is accompanied by Kim Yong Chol and Ri Su Yong, Ri Yong Ho, No Kwang Chol, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau and first vice department director of the C.C., WPK, Choe Son Hui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs."
KCNA: "The historic first summit meeting and talks between Kim Jong Un, the respected Supreme Leader of the party, the state and the army of the DPRK, and Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, are to be held on the morning of June 12."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission, left here by a Chinese plane for his personal use on the morning of June 10 to visit the Republic of Singapore where the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks are to be held."
Trump took G7 stance to avoid 'weakness' before Kim summit: advisor
President Trump arrives in Singapore, greeted by Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
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US President Donald Trump's motorcade left Paya Lebar Air Base earlier, en route to Shangri-La Hotel, where he will be staying
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit
Trump and Kim are scheduled to meet Tuesday morning local time, alone for the first minute, aside from translators. They will later be joined by top aides including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the U.S. side
Washington Post editorial board: "Trump must demand that North Korea come clean about all its nuclear programs, as well as chemical and biological weapons research and development."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore Sunday (June 10) for bilateral talks
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North Korea leader Kim scheduled to leave Singapore at 2 p.m. on Tuesday: source
Pope Francis says praying that Korea summit leads to peace
KCNA: "The ceremony took place in front of the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in Hyesan City, Ryanggang Province on SundayThey laid a floral basket before the statues of the great leaders and paid homage to them."
KCNA: "Youth and students from across the country started the study tour of revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu with due ceremony, 62 years since leader Kim Jong Il pioneered the first study tour to the revolutionary battle sites in Mt Paektu area."
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un lands in Singapore
Singapore deports South Korean media staff as Trum-Kim summit security tightens
Roads in the area of Paya Lebar towards Anderson Road (near Orchard) will be closed within the hour, says @SingaporePolice, in anticipation for US President Donald Trump's arrival.
"The entire world is watching the historic summit," says Kim JongU n of his upcoming dialogue with Trump, at a meeting with Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Singapore's prime minister