Archive for February 27th, 2019

Story spiked: Kim’s Hanoi hotel masterstroke undone as White House press evicted

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

It had been dubbed a brilliant move in a grand game of diplomatic chess: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had booked the same hotel being used by the White House press corps [...]
» More

The Latest: Trump, Kim to have private dinner Wednesday

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump will begin his second [...]
» More

The Latest: N Korea’s Kim gets in limo after train trip posted online

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:50 a.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s [...]
» More

Half of N Korea defectors suffered violence, but rights not a top summit issue

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

About half of 451 North Korean defectors questioned in a survey endured physical violence at the hands of North Korean authorities, a rights group said on Tuesday, as leader [...]
» More

Good morning Vietnam! Grinning Kim in colourful station arrival

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A jovial North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grinned and waved as he walked the red carpet from a Vietnamese rail station Tuesday, as flag-waving children and white-uniformed [...]
» More

Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam for summit with Trump

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s armored limousine, surrounded by his phalanx of burly bodyguards, rolled into Vietnam’s capital Tuesday ahead of a summit with [...]
» More

N Korea seeks sweet smell of success ahead of summit

N Korea seeks sweet smell of success ahead of summit

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The manager of North Korea’s Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory clenches her fists when asked about a rival plant in Pyongyang, then bumps them together. “We [...]
» More

Kim arrives for nuclear summit with Trump after marathon train trip posted online

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong Un arrived in Hanoi Tuesday to ultra-tight security and enthusiastic crowds ahead of a second summit with Donald Trump, as the world looks for tangible progress over [...]
» More

In his grandfather’s footsteps, Kim Jong Un due in Vietnam

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became the first leader of his isolated country to travel to Vietnam since his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, visited in 1964 when he arrived on [...]
» More

This exchange between Mike Pompeo and Jake Tapper on N Korea is literally unbelievable

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

As Donald Trump heads to Vietnam for the second summit of his presidency with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, one big question remains: Is the rogue nation still a nuclear [...]
» More

Thrill seekers: Hanoi tours offer visitors taste of summit action

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

When Lee Parry heard that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump would meet in Hanoi, he knew he wanted to be part of the action and soon booked a [...]
» More

N Korea’s Kim arrives in Vietnam for summit; Trump on his way

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with US President Donald Trump where they will try to reach an agreement on a North Korean pledge [...]
» More

Trump tamps down expectations as he heads to Kim summit

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Redefining success, President Donald Trump headed to his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Monday, determined to tamp down expectations that he’ll [...]
» More

AP Explains: What everyone wants at the Trump-Kim summit

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will likely be all smiles as they shake hands later this week in Hanoi for a meeting meant to put flesh on what [...]
» More

White House press corps evicted from hotel ahead of N Korea summit

White House press corps evicted from hotel ahead of N Korea summit

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

The White House press corps was evicted from its workspace here Tuesday as a red carpet was rolled out at the same hotel to welcome North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his [...]
» More