Kim Jong-un lauds U.S. president for ‘courageous decision’

Politics 02/27/19, 08:47

Kim Jong-un called the second summit a "courageous decision" by the U.S. President, eight months after their historic summit in Singapore in June. U.S. President Donald Trump met Chairman Kim Jong-un at Hanoi's Metropole Hotel Wednesday evening, ahead of more extensive talks planned for Thursday. Trump said it is his "honor to be with Chairman Kim ...

The Latest: Trump lauds ‘special’ Kim relationship at dinner

Politics 02/27/19, 07:50

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising what he’s calling a “very special relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the two sit down for dinner ...

Trump, Kim open second nuclear summit with handshake, smiles

Politics 02/27/19, 07:24

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un — affable leaders of hostile nations — opened their second summit Wednesday with hopeful words and a private chat before sitting down for dinner and further talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. The two exchanged ...

Trump, Kim near the opening of their second nuclear summit

Politics 02/27/19, 05:36

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump enthusiastically waved a tiny Vietnamese flag Wednesday as he sought to convince North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that his nation could thrive economically like Vietnam if he would end his pursuit of nuclear weapons. “We’ll see what happens, but he wants to do ...

Update: Trump tries to distance himself from Cohen

Politics 02/27/19, 04:34

The Latest on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 4:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is lashing out at his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, before Cohen testifies at a public hearing. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, right, leaves after a closed door Senate Intelligence Committee ...

The Latest: US-Vietnam deals signed for airline industries

Politics 02/27/19, 00:04

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong have presided over a signing ceremony of several commercial trade deals between their two airline industries. U.S. ...

Trump says denuclearization means economic growth for N.Korea

Politics 02/26/19, 23:00

President Donald Trump says Vietnam, the site of his second round of nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un, is thriving economically and that North Korea could, too, if it would give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Before sitting down with Kim later Wednesday in Hanoi, Trump tweeted that "North Korea ...

Dictator’s Dilemma: Could Kim Jong Un survive prosperity

World 02/26/19, 20:37

President Donald Trump's message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been simple and clear: give up your nuclear weapons and a flood of wealth will soon be yours for the taking. But here's a nagging question: Is that really what Kim wants? With Trump and Kim descending on Hanoi for ...

Kim readies for Trump after marathon journey, warm welcome

Politics 02/26/19, 08:41

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent the eve of his summit with Donald Trump traveling around Hanoi in his armored limousine Tuesday, his squad of encircling bodyguards in tow as he visited the North Korean Embassy, with hundreds of visiting journalists and thousands of local ...

Mirroring grandfather, Kim rides the rails to Trump summit

World 02/26/19, 06:31

For his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opted to go retro — riding the rails like his grandfather decades before. Kim's decision to take the train all the way across China was probably prompted at least in part by security considerations— his train ...

The Latest: Air Force One makes second stop on way to Hanoi

World 02/26/19, 04:57

DONG DANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Two North Korean defectors have flown to Vietnam to wish for progress during a second summit between their former leader Kim Jong Un and ...

TV footage shows Kim Jong Un taking smoke break

World 02/26/19, 01:22

It's unclear whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going to give up his nukes anytime soon, and the same could probably be said for his cigarettes. Footage by Japan's TBS TV showed Kim, a habitual smoker, taking a pre-dawn smoke break Tuesday at a train station in China hours ...

South Korea: More needed than just end to North Korea tests

World 02/25/19, 09:39

South Korea's top diplomat said Monday that an end to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests would be good, but "just the beginning," after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be "happy" as long as no testing takes place. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said South Korea hopes for tangible results ...

Explains: How to verify North Korea’s nukes

World 02/25/19, 01:03

The success of this week's second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hinges largely on whether Kim proves he's truly committed to denuclearization. One of the simplest and surest ways for Kim to do so is by disclosing a detailed, complete inventory of his nuclear ...

Hanoi children hope to give Kim old-style comradely welcome

World 02/24/19, 20:23

Children at a kindergarten in Hanoi, some in Korean traditional "Hanbok" dress, have been practicing singing and dancing, hoping to show off their talents to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he comes to town this week for his second summit with President Donald Trump. Elsewhere in the Vietnam-Korea Friendship ...

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