Singapore airspace to be restricted during US-N.Korea summit

Putin to MEET Kim Jong-un as Russia invites North Korean dictator | Daily Star

Under successive members of the Kim family, around whom a nationwide cult of personality is built, North Korea has regularly shown a willingness to engage in bellicose rhetoric, especially in response to insults of its leader.

They are "finalizing preparations and will remain in place until the summit begins", said Sanders.

The offer comes after a media report that the cash-strapped North may have trouble bearing the cost of its leader's stay in Singapore and the large delegation of security and support staff for the meeting scheduled for June 12. The American relationship right now with North Korea "is as good as it has been in a long time", Trump said after "talking about nearly everything" in a two-hour conversation with Kim Yong-chol, whom he described as the "second most powerful man in North Korea".

A source told the tabloid that the "ratings will be huge" for the summit due to the flamboyant Rodman's presence. "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".

Rodman, who became known during his basketball days for his colorful hair and freakish antics, has developed an unlikely friendship with Kim. I think it's going to be a process. "Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are pretty much the same", Rodman said.

Alex Ovechkin of Washington Capitals wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP
After losing Game 1, the Capitals won four straight to win the Cup, outscoring the Golden Knights 16-8 along the way. Ovechkin scored a goal in the second period in Thursday night's Game 5, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead.

The June summit in Singapore will be an historic one, marking the first meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says special counsel Robert Mueller's team is trying to frame President Trump.

The Trump administration wants complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation in North Korea and favours only lifting economic sanctions once that has been achieved.

But Sentosa Island - now home to beaches, luxury hotels, casinos and golf courses - used to be a Japanese camp for British and Australian prisoners-of-war during World War II.

It also houses the luxurious Capella hotel, which - at a distance from centers of population - can be more easily secured.

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