Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

NBA star turned Kim Jong Un soulmate Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during President Trump’s summit with the North Korean dictator next week, The Post has learned.

“The Worm” will arrive in the country a day before the June 12 sitdown — and sources said he could even play some sort of role in the negotiations.

“No matter what you might think about his presence. One thing’s for sure the ratings will be huge,” a source said. “A lot of times in situations that involve complex diplomacy countries like to identify ambassadors of goodwill and whether you agree with it or not Dennis Rodman fits the bill.”

Source: Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

Kim Jong Un impersonator poses for selfies in Singapore

  • An impersonator of Kim Jong Un was spotted in Singapore over the weekend.
  • The man, who goes by the name Howard X, said he was in Singapore to wish for a successful summit between the actual Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • It’s not yet clear if the summit will actually take place. Trump announced last week he had pulled out of the event, but then suggested it may still happen.

 

Source: Kim Jong Un impersonator poses for selfies in Singapore

US delegation travels to North Korea for potential summit preparation – CNNPolitics

A US delegation traveled to North Korea on Sunday for preparatory talks ahead of a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, three senior US officials with knowledge of the situation tell CNN.

The group included US Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, and is a clear sign the summit is back on track.
The Washington Post previously reported on the team entering into North Korea.

Source: US delegation travels to North Korea for potential summit preparation – CNNPolitics

Kim Jong Un said to worry of North Korea coup during Trump summit – Business Insider

Kim Jong Un has long been known to take extreme measures designed to maintain his hold on power in North Korea. He is said to be most fearful of losing that power in diplomatic talks with the US.

Kim is apparently concerned that the trip to Singapore may leave his government vulnerable to a military coup or that other hostile actors might try to depose him, sources told The Post. The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since the country’s inception following the armistice in 1953.

Rumors of a simmering military revolt in North Korea are precisely the kind of thing that emboldened Kim to keep a tight grip on power over the years, according to some experts.

Source: Kim Jong Un said to worry of North Korea coup during Trump summit – Business Insider

US and China agree to avert trade war – Beijing

 

The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China,

The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over what President Donald Trump has blasted as an unfair commercial relationship between the two economic giants.

Source: US and China agree to avert trade war – Beijing

An earlier joint statement issued in Washington said Beijing would “significantly” increase its purchases of American goods, but offered few details.

TRT World‘s Craig Copetas explains.

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit – BBC News

In an angry statement, North Korea’s vice-foreign minister accused the US of making reckless statements and of harbouring sinister intentions. He pointed the finger squarely at US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Pyongyang attacks US “provocation” and says it will not be forced to give up its nuclear weapons.

Mr Kim’s statement, carried by state media, said that if the US “corners us and unilaterally demands we give up nuclear weapons we will no longer have an interest in talks” and “will have to reconsider” attending the 12 June summit in Singapore.

He said North Korea did have “high hopes” but that it was “very unfortunate that the US is provoking us ahead of the summit by spitting out ludicrous statements”.

Source: North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit – BBC News