White House Announces Venue for Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would "allow a western hamburger franchise" into the country as a show of goodwill, according to an intelligence report detailed by US officials to NBC.

The Singapore government has said police would make stricter checks of people.

Vivian Balakrishnan will pay the official visit to the North Korean capital at the invitation of the North's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Singapore's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Mrs. Trump's decision not to go to Quebec is a departure from a year ago, when she made an worldwide summit debut at the G7 meeting in Italy and followed up at the forum of G20 industrialized and developing nations in Germany.

"The advance team in Singapore is finalizing preparations and will remain in place until the summit begins", said Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announcing the timing of the meeting. North Korea is reportedly interested in creating a step-by-step plan for denuclearization and Trump reportedly said he would be flexible, though he's been advised not to compromise.

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Donald Trump said he didn't want to use the term "maximum pressure" any more, because the two sides were 'getting along'.

"There have been summits before, they've tended not to go anywhere, so it's a good sign when world leaders are talking to each other, but let's not put all our expectations on one meeting". We are going to start a process.

He made clear, however, that sanctions on North Korea will not be lifted until the country agrees to give up its nuclear arsenal.

Rodman also participated on Trump's television program Celebrity Apprentice, giving him a unique relationship with both the president and the communist dictator.

The UN's nuclear watchdog the IAEA has said it's ready to resume its nuclear verification activities in North Korea.