Trump projects optimism before second North Korea summit

Politics 02/24/19, 09:44

President Donald Trump is projecting optimism before a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as he seeks to manage expectations for the meeting. Trump tweeted on Sunday that he expected the meeting this coming week in Hanoi, Vietnam, to be a "continuation of the progress made at first ...

In Chinese border city, locals hope North Korea opens up

World 02/24/19, 08:51

When a green-and-yellow train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rolled slowly over a bridge into the Chinese city of Dandong late Saturday, few locals took notice. "I didn't really know much about it," a 79-year-old retired farmer who gave only his surname, Shi, said Sunday, pausing during a walk ...

Update: North Korea confirms Kim Jong Un on train to summit

World 02/23/19, 08:44

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the travel of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local): 5 a.m. North Korean state media has confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for his second summit with ...

Kim, Trump impersonators draw ire of Vietnam’s authorities

Entertainment 02/23/19, 00:22

Vietnamese authorities are not amused by the antics of two impersonators of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. The duo has been making rounds of Hanoi, taking pictures with curious onlookers ahead of the second summit of the two leaders next week. A Kim lookalike, the Hong Kong-based ...

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

World 02/22/19, 21:14

The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential rewards of reconciliation. By ...

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

Politics 02/22/19, 02:30

The future of a key North Korean nuclear facility is on the table as leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump prepare to meet in Vietnam next week. The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, the heart of the North's nuclear development and research, is Kim's biggest carrot as he tries ...

Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

Politics 02/20/19, 01:10

With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the Korean War. Such an ...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

World 02/20/19, 00:32

At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United States. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as a spitting image of a ...

Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

Politics 02/09/19, 09:26

As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un for a second time, he's out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter. The reality star American president will soon learn if the sequel, on this matter and many others, can ...

US, N.Korean negotiators to meet again before 2nd summit

Politics 02/08/19, 19:52

The top U.S. envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, the U.S. State Department said. Stephen Biegun, the U.S. ...

North Korea pushing flag at center of new loyalty campaign

World 02/07/19, 20:36

North Korea is stepping up a new loyalty campaign as leader Kim Jong Un prepares for his second summit with President Donald Trump. The campaign began last month with the introduction of a song in praise of the nation's flag. A video now being aired on state-run television to promote the song ...

Vietnam site for 2nd Trump-Kim summit may bring wins for all

World 02/05/19, 23:17

Vietnam's selection as the venue for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is largely a matter of convenience and security, but not without bigger stakes. Washington's goal for the talks Feb. 27-28 is for North Korea to agree give up its nuclear weapons. ...

Pompeo says team heading to Asia for 2nd Trump-Kim summit

Politics 01/30/19, 22:06

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is sending a team "someplace in Asia" to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of February. Pompeo on Wednesday told Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity that his team is "headed that ...

North Korea says Kim ordered preparations for 2nd Trump meet

World 01/23/19, 20:41

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim's determination for another meeting with Trump, the two remain at odds ...

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