June 12, 2018

Trump-Kim summit: The hidden messages in their gestures

June 12, 2018

Trump Kim summit: Five odd moments from the day

Trump Kim summit: Five odd moments from the day Image copyright Alamy Image caption North Korea's beaches could represent a new business opportunity, according to Mr Trump US President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore was a historic event, marking the first time that current heads of the two countries have met. From the historic handshake between the two leaders to the signing of a joint agreement, experts have analysed the meeting and its significance for future US-North Korean relations. But there were some odd moments of the day, which have got people talking. 1. The beachesBefore he became president, Donald Trump was better known for his property empire. But it was still a surprising moment to hear the US leader mention a lesser known North Korean attraction: its coastline. "They (North Korea) have great beaches. You see that whenever they're exploding their cannons into the ocean. I said, 'Boy look at that view. Wouldn&#..
June 12, 2018

Trump Kim summit: Rhetoric versus reality

Trump Kim summit: Rhetoric versus reality Image copyright Reuters Image caption Both leaders appeared pleased with the summit, despite the declaration being relatively vague Watching reactions to the Singapore summit as it unfolded became the ultimate foreign policy Rorschach test - everyone came away with a different picture of what happened. There are those who will laud it for establishing a seemingly new approach to US-North Korea relations, one that is more co-operative than confrontational. There are those who will praise it for abandoning the all-or-nothing negotiation style and opting for a more pragmatic and longer-term process, providing enough time and space to work out the details of where we're headed and how to get there. Others will see this as having accomplished nothing new or specific on the denuclearisation front and having simply given both leaders the media attention they so crave. Of course, none of these interpretations are mutually exclusive. Handshake mo..
June 12, 2018

Win-win or a Kim win?

June 12, 2018

Kim Trump summit: North Korea state TV not airing summit news

June 12, 2018

Trump Kim summit: Talks were ‘honest and direct’, US president says

Trump Kim summit: Talks were 'honest and direct', US president says Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKim: "The world will see a major change" US President Donald Trump says his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were "honest, direct and productive". Mr Trump said he would halt "war games" while Mr Kim had promised to destroy a missile testing site. Their agreement also included a commitment from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. It is the first time a sitting US president and North Korean leader have met. LIVE: Follow the latest summit updates Handshake moment explained in pictures Diplomacy on a plate: What did they eat? The pair shook hands, held talks together and ate lunch accompanied by advisers. It caps a remarkable turnaround for the two, who only last year were engaged in angry threats. What did they agree?The summit centred on nuclear disarmament and reducing tensions. The agreem..
June 12, 2018

Trump on Kim: ‘Past does not have to define our future’

June 12, 2018

Kim: ‘The world will see a major change’

June 12, 2018

The handshake explained

Trump Kim summit: Handshake moment explained in pictures US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have finally shaken hands. But nobody knew exactly how it would play out. Here we break down the images from an extraordinary morning to explain how each moment unfolded. First of all, an (almost) empty stage Image copyright Reuters The last finishing touches were made to the red carpet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island with North Korean and US flags seen as a bold backdrop. It's safe to say that there has rarely if ever been a time when the North Korean and American flags flew side-by-side quite like this. It's a symbolic win for Kim, showing both players come together on equal terms. What you don't see in the picture is the media swarm on the other side of the photo, poised for that historic handshake. They enter: stage left, stage right Image copyright AFP Almost as if they had rehearsed this moment, Mr Trump entered from the righ..
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