Top North Korean heads to US, Russian FM to visit Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un committed to complete denuclearisation, says Moon Jae-in after North-South 'surprise' summit

Kim Jong-un committed to complete denuclearisation, says Moon Jae-in after North-South 'surprise' summit

Kim Chang Son, Kim's de facto chief of staff, flew to Singapore via Beijing on Monday night, the report said.

The delegation of the DPRK is composed of eight people.

Kim was probably headed to NY, where North Korea has a mission to the United Nations, rather than to Washington because it was easier for him to get a visa there, another USA diplomat said.

Washington and Pyongyang are also engaged in separate but related talks at the inter-Korean border and in Singapore, reflecting the urgency of preparing everything from details of the North's denuclearization vow to security protocols.

Moon told reporters that Kim said he's willing to co-operate to end confrontation and work toward peace for the sake of the successful summit with Trump.

Their second summit came after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States will possibly reinstate the meeting with Kim.

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Omar Zwak, a spokesman for Helmand's governor, said they will soon join their families but were still being held by Afghan forces. Security personnel arrive at the site of an attack in the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul , Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

A spokesman at South Korea's presidential Blue House said he has no specific information about the ongoing talks in the DMZ and NY, but is hoping for good results.

Trump tweeted, "We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea". "Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. So be it!", - he wrote. -North Korea summit, and the strongest sign yet that the two Koreas' leaders are trying to keep the meeting on track.

After Trump canceled the meeting, North Korean state media have reported on Kim's "fixed will" that the summit with Trump go forward. Moon said North Korea was not convinced it could trust security guarantees from the United States.

Kim Yong Chol would be the highest-level North Korean official to travel to the United States since 2000, when Vice Marshal Jo Myong Rok visited Washington and met President Bill Clinton amid warming ties between the wartime foes.

Abe, one of the most vociferous supporters of Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against the nuclear-armed North, has been concerned that the mercurial USA president's decision to meet Kim might result in him making a deal with Pyongyang that leaves out shorter- and medium-range missiles that could strike Japan. One can cross the border simply by stepping across a painted line, but moving beyond several footsteps into the North at Panmunjom would be rare for USA officials.

Sanders also said Trump will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on June 7 and the two will discuss the potential meeting and a USA delegation is meeting with the North Korean delegation at the DMZ.

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Brett Connolly put the Capitals on the board with 5:19 remaining in the first after redirecting a point shot from Michal Kempny. Engelland hit a bounce pass in front of the crease to Reilly Smith, who finished with a wrister in the top-right corner.

The Trump administration said that USA officials traveled to Singapore on Sunday to plan for the previously planned leaders meeting.

A White House logistical group was also sent to Singapore on Sunday to prepare in case the summit takes place.

In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, during a meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea.

The Trump administration has demanded that North Korea completely and irreversibly shut its nuclear weapons program.

Kim Yong Chol previously was chief of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a top North Korean military intelligence agency, and has spent almost 30 years as a senior member of the intelligence community.

In New York, Kim Yong Chol is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Italian PM-designate Conte fails to form new government
Although mainly ceremonial, the president does have the power to appoint heads of government and dissolve parliament. Mr Savona, a former industry minister, has questioned whether Italy should ditch the euro as its currency.

But while Trump reportedly promised Abe in April that he would raise the abductee issue in his meeting with Kim Jong Un, Monday's White House statement did not say whether the President has reiterated this promise.

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