North Korea ‘tests new high-tech weapon’ – BBC News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has supervised the successful test of a new “high-tech” tactical weapon, state-run media say.

The KCNA news agency gave no details on the type of the weapon, saying only it had been developed over a long period.

But it is the first known inspection of a major weapons test in a year.

In a summit in June Mr Kim and US President Donald Trump agreed the Korean peninsula should denuclearise, but a detailed plan was never set out.

Discussions aimed at setting up a second summit between Mr Kim and Mr Trump did not happen as planned this week and relations between the North and the US appear to have soured since the historic meeting in Singapore.

Source: North Korea ‘tests new high-tech weapon’ – BBC News

North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say – BBC News

Leader Kim Jong-un appears to tone down the display after his recent summit with President Trump.

No footage of the parade has been released but news agency AFP, which had a reporter at the scene, and NK News, which had pictures from North Korean state TV, said no ICBMs had been seen.

Source: North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say – BBC News

Singapore summit: Asia reacts to the Trump-Kim meeting – CNN

As Tuesday’s landmark summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea drew to a close, questions remained for US allies in East Asia as to what Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s budding relationship will mean for the region.

Other than Trump and Kim, perhaps no other leader had as much riding on the outcome of the talks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in — who said he “didn’t sleep a wink” the night before Tuesday’s summit.
“Seventy years of division and hostility, however, have cast a dark shadow that makes it difficult to believe what is actually taking place before our very eyes,” Moon said following the summit.

Source: Singapore summit: Asia reacts to the Trump-Kim meeting – CNN

Moments before summit, Trump tweets economic adviser Larry Kudlow had a heart attack

President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore for a high-stakes summit.

Moments after he arrived at the summit site for his historic meeting, President Trump sent a tweet announcing that chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack.

“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center,” Trump tweeted.

Kudlow was not traveling with the President in Singapore, but he had just returned to the US from the G7 summit in Canada, where trade tensions dominated the atmosphere.

Here’s Trump’s tweet:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.