Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit

Kim covered by ‘wall of bodyguards’ strolls Singapore quay before meeting Trump

When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore to discuss the parameters of a deal that would potentially denuclearize North Korea this week, they will be joined by NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, for some freaky reason.

"I feel that Kim Jong-Un wants to do something great for his people".

Preliminary talks between officials have been taking place ahead of the unprecedented first meeting.

The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

"He was my counterpart in the South-North denuclearisation talks in 2011", he said.

'Cheating Every Time' North Korea has previously promised to denuclearize, only to continue its nuclear program after receiving concessions from the U.S., said Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Kim spent the day mostly out of view - until he left his hotel for a late-night tour of Singapore sights, including the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, billed as the world's biggest glass greenhouse.

Before flying to Singapore, Mr. Trump was in Canada for the G-7 summit with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. All seven leaders had worked out a joint statement stressing the importance of a rules-based global trading system.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Is North Korean media preparing its people for friendship with the United States?

Analysts said Beijing also had Mr Kim's personal safety in mind given North Korea's ageing fleet. Now, Mr Kim - who runs a totalitarian regime with extreme censorship and forced-labour camps - is meeting and greeting dignitaries.

The circus-like atmosphere might be amusing if the stakes weren't so high.

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President Donald Trump blowing out a candle on his birthday cake.

Trump is hoping to get Kim to agree to get rid of his nuclear weapons, though he has said it may take many more meetings to get to that point. Earlier in the day, he had lunch with Singapore's President Lee Hsien Loong and was presented with a cake ahead of his birthday on Thursday.

China and North Korea fought side-by-side against US-led United Nations forces and South Korea in the 1950-53 Korean War.

Kim's Diplomatic Win Just meeting with Trump will be a diplomatic accomplishment for Kim, who has emerged from isolation in recent months and rapidly increased his outreach to other world leaders.

On Tuesday, the two leaders will begin their meeting with a one-on-one session at 9 am local time.

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman offered to "support" the summit but plays no official role in the talks, according to the White House.

It will be Trump's second unexpected early departure from a summit in just a few days.

It was a far cry from a year ago when Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" and mocked Kim as "little rocket man", and Kim denounced the US President as the "mentally deranged US dotard".

South Korean media reported that the portable toilet "will deny determined sewer divers insights into to the supreme leader's stools". French President Emmanuel Macron said France and Europe were standing by the G-7 statement, adding "whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency".

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