Trump and Kim: Historic Summit in View

A full primer before Donald Trump's planned meeting with Kim Jong Un on June 12.

Trump says he would invite Kim Jong Un to U.S. if negotiations go well

President Trump expressed an openness to inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the U.S. and even the White House, if summit negotiations go …

South Koreans feel hope and doubt ahead of Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The on-again, off-again meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been an emotional roller coaster for South Koreans, who now await Tuesday's historic summit with both hope and doubt.<p>The hope is that improved relations between …

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North Korea 'destroys missile test facility' in signal ahead of Trump-Kim summit

New satellite images indicate that North Korea is demolishing the test stand for intercontinental ballistic missiles at Iha-ri, just 16 months after the facility was first used for a test launch.<p>Analysis of commercial satellite images by experts at 38 North, the website operated by a …

Trump-Kim Singapore summit venue is set

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US and North Korea have settled on a venue for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.<p>Trump and Kim will meet for the first time at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island on June 12, …

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The roller-coaster ride leading to historic Trump-Kim summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, have pursued different approaches in the run-up to next week’s summit between the U.S. president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.<p>From left, U.S. Secretary of State …

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Kim Jong-un’s Image Shift: From Nuclear Madman to Skillful Leader

SEOUL, South Korea — He ordered his uncle executed and half brother assassinated. He spent millions developing and testing a hydrogen bomb and intercontinental ballistic missiles as his people suffered severe food shortages. He exchanged threats of nuclear annihilation with President Trump, calling …

Who is Kim Jong Un? Separating myth from fact

<b>(CNN) —</b> The little that is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is, for the most part, questionable.<p>The year of his birth was supposedly changed to be more auspiciously aligned with that of his grandfather Kim Il Sung's, just as his father's had before him. He may or may not have three …

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Profile: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

<b>Kim Jong-un took on the mantle of North Korea's supreme leadership with little political or military experience behind him.</b><p>Kim Jong-il, North Korea's "Dear Leader", was in the process of grooming him as his successor when he died in December 2011.<p>Immediately after his father's death, the younger …

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What do we know about North Korea’s Kim Jong-un? – BBC Newsnight

North Korea Nuclear Timeline Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here is a look at North Korea's nuclear capabilities and the history of its weapons program.<p><b>1985</b> <br>North Korea signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).<p><b>1993</b> <br>The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) demands that inspectors be given access to two nuclear waste storage sites. In …

North Korea’s Military Capabilities

North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional …

The US and North Korea: a brief history

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>A planned summit between the United States and North Korea has been cancelled after US President Donald Trump …

Trump and Kim: An on/off bromance - BBC News

What Kim Jong Un Wants From Trump

The United States is playing North Korea’s game. Here’s why that’s dangerous.<p>Why has Kim Jong Un suddenly sought high-level diplomacy after years of bearing any burden to obtain nukes and a diversified missile arsenal capable of striking the United States? The Trump administration and its …

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How to Understand What’s Happening in North Korea

North Korea doesn’t have enough food, it lacks Facebook and Beyoncé, and its diplomats have to ration their use of computers in the Foreign Ministry because of electricity shortages.<p>But North Korea excels at choreography and theater, and its officials are well educated, very savvy, and agile with a …

Only Freedom Can Disarm Kim

Domestic accountability is a necessary condition for making any agreement with the U.S. stick.<p>The summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un seems to be on again, with a flurry of preparatory meetings. Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday: “I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a …

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How Trump has already transformed America's relationship with North Korea

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