Trump, Kim seek common ground in talks aimed at ‘right deal’

Politics 02/28/19, 00:50

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appeared to find some common ground in their high-stakes summit Thursday, with Kim suggesting an openness to denuclearization and allowing a historic U.S. presence in his reclusive nation, even as doubts remained about whether the regime would ...

In a summit first, Kim Jong Un takes US media questions

World 02/28/19, 00:39

So here's a bit of history made at President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un: for what is almost certainly the first time, the North Korean leader actually answered an impromptu question from an American reporter. Then just a little bit later, as if to prove it wasn't a fluke, ...

Hanoi Postcard: Vietnam tames media invasion but sees upside

World 02/27/19, 22:12

Journalists covering the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may want space to work and food to fuel them through the long days, and they won't hesitate to say so. But Vietnamese officials see an upside to hosting media from around the world. In welcoming ...

Kim Jong-un promises to do his best at ‘wonderful dialogue’ with Trump

Politics 02/27/19, 21:35

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are beginning the second day of their high-stakes nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion. Trump told reporters that “a lot of great ideas” are “being thrown about.” He says “when you have a good relationship, a lot of good things happen,” according to ...

Trump, Kim begin talks with one-on-one meeting

Politics 02/27/19, 21:12

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are beginning the second day of their high-stakes nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion. Trump and Kim met Thursday, the morning after they opened the summit in Vietnam. Trump told reporters that "a lot of great ideas" are "being thrown about." He ...

An inside look at President Trump’s Hanoi summit

Politics 02/27/19, 20:51

Twelve hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in Hanoi, Vietnam, President Donald J. Trump is preparing now for his second day of talks with Chairman Kim Jong Un. The President’s first full day in Hanoi included both a one-on-one conversation and dinner with the North Korean leader. “I think that your country has ...

North Korea media tries slicker, quicker summit coverage

World 02/27/19, 20:14

North Koreans have been getting a quicker, more polished look at their leader as he meets with President Donald Trump in Vietnam in their second summit. But one thing hasn't changed at all — North Korea's media have one story to tell, and it's always about the infallibility of the ...

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 ...

Before meeting Kim, Trump oversees big Vietnamese plane deal

Politics 02/27/19, 02:36

President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong have presided over the signing of several trade deals in Hanoi, including agreements to sell 110 Boeing planes worth billions of dollars to the booming Southeast Asian country. The deals inked Wednesday give Trump a win ahead of meetings expected for later ...

Asian shares higher as region eyes Trump-Kim summit

Business 02/27/19, 01:05

Asian shares rose in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent in early trading Wednesday to 21,564.75. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 6,150.30. South Korea's ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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