President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded their second summit in Vietnam in an apparent stalemate, with Trump announcing U.S.
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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):.
HANOI: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday, ahead of a second summit closely watched for concrete steps to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
SEOUL – Seoul security officials are wearing jackets embroidered with a secret well-wishing message for Kim Jong Un, deploying a code representing …
UNITED NATIONS, USA – A UN Security Council sanctions committee has agreed to allow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's delegation to travel to …
HANOI (AFP) – Shorn on the sides, thick on top for the Kim Jong Un look; bright and blonde for the Donald Trump-loving customers: a creative Hanoi barber is offering free cuts ahead of the leaders’ meeting in the Vietnamese capital next week.
Barber Le Tuan Duong has been overrun with customers since word got out about his free dos, a gesture he’s offering out of sheer excitement for the February 27-28 meeting in Hanoi.But one style has come out on top.Over the past three days, I have made 200 Kim style haircuts, but only five for Trump, he told AFP in his cramped Tuan Duong beauty academy in Hanoi.He would normally charge a whopping $43 for the Trump dye-job, a steep fee in a city where most haircuts cost a few dollars.No matter that Trump’s infamous coif has come under fire, some Hanoians are delighted with the do.I want the Vietnamese to know more about Trump, through my hairstyle. For me, Trump is an excellent man and that’s why I want this hairstyle, a freshly dyed Vuong Bao Nam said.The barber is not the only artist in Hanoi paying tribute to the leaders.Painter Tran Lam Binh has been busy churning out technicolour peace portraits of the men, including one emblazoned with red hearts and the word L-O-V-E.
His colour palette may not be true to life, but Trump’s blonde locks and Kim’s full cheeks in the 10 or so paintings he has created so far are unmistakable.I really want the two leaders, or just one of them, to come and see my works here.I dream of giving one of the portraits to them, Binh told AFP from a Hanoi cafe where he has been working on the series.The self-proclaimed Trump obsessive started painting the American president after the election, and has about 50 portraits of him in his studio — some that he displayed in the US capital outside the White House in 2016.When I paint him, I feel like I understand his inner feelings through his eyes, his face, the 36-year-old artist said, standing next to several easels displaying his technicolor works.He has even sculpted a nearly two-metre (six-foot) statue of the brash US leader, and while Binh’s admiration for the reclusive Kim who has overseen North Korea’s nuclear ambitions has been slower to emerge, he has grown fond of him.I like his humour and his exhibitionist nature, he said.The meeting between Trump and Kim is aimed at building on their summit in Singapore in June, the first ever face-to-face between sitting leaders from the US and North Korea, which have never formally ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
Acceding to a request from Washington, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize around autumn for engaging with North Korea, Japanese government sources said Feb. 16.
S.President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at the White House on Feb. 15 (Yuko Lanham)According to the sources, the U.S.
government “informally” asked Tokyo to nominate Trump after he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June, the first-ever summit between the two countries.At a news conference in the White House on Feb 15, Trump revealed that Abe gave him a copy of a five-page letter the prime minister sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prize.The deadline for nominating candidates for the prize is February every year.
College professors and members of the parliament in each country, as well as former Nobel laureates, are eligible to recommend candidates.Trump quoted Abe as saying, “I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan.”As for the reasons for the nomination, Trump said, “Because he had rocket ships and he had missiles flying over Japan. They had alarms going off.You know that. Now, all of a sudden they feel good.They feel safe. I did that ”U.S.media reported on the revelation in a disbelieving tone.The online edition of The Washington Post reported Trump’s comments on Feb 15 in the article titled, “Trump says he’s been nominated for a Nobel. But did Japan’s Abe actually do it? Or was it S.Korea’s Moon?” referring to South Korean President Moon Jae-in.The article said: “Some analysts speculated that Trump had indeed mistaken Abe for Moon.”But Abe’s eagerness to praise Trump has been reported in the United States, which started with him being the first foreign leader to meet with the new U.S.president-elect soon after the 2016 presidential election.Abe described the recent U.S. mid-term elections results as a “historic victory” when he met with Trump in November.
In the elections, which saw voters issue a split verdict, Democrats captured the House and Republicans added a few more seats to their majority in the Senate.South Korean news media also reported on Trump’s comments about Abe nominating Trump on Feb.16. Many of the reports also speculated that it must have been Moon, not Abe, who recommended Trump to the committee.
According to the South Korean presidential office, the wife of former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung sent a telegram congratulating Moon, reportedly saying Moon should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea. But Moon said that it is Trump who deserves the prize.
Moon’s meeting with Kim Jong Un in April 2018 marked the first summit between the two Koreas since 2007.Kim Dae-jung was the first South Korean president to meet with the then North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, in 2000.He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000. 0listPrintRelated News Abe won’t affirm if he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace PrizeFebruary 18, 2019Abe nominated Trump for the Nobel at behest of Washington February 17, 2019 Trump claims Japan’s PM nominated him for Nobel Peace PrizeFebruary 16, 2019LDP lawmakers asked to check with cities on SDF recruitment February 15, 2019 Limits on health insurance eyed as more foreign workers on wayFebruary 15, 2019What’s NewKin of Japanese abductees make direct appeal to N.
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SEOUL • The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) said North Korea’s testing programme has failed to comply with its code, threatening to derail a joint Korean bid for the 2032 summer Olympics.
Wada gave Pyongyang four months to address doping concerns raised in a review in September, but the agency announced late on Wednesday that the deadline to correct “non-conformities” had passed without reply from the reclusive regime.”The World Anti-Doping Agency announces that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Anti-Doping Committee is, effective today, non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code,” the Montreal-based agency said, using North Korea’s official name.The concerns related to the implementation of its testing programme, it added.Wada’s decision casts a shadow on Seoul’s ambitious bid to jointly host the 2032 Olympics with a North Korean city, likely its capital Pyongyang.Any country submitting a bid is required to be in compliance with Wada’s code.
North Korean athletes could also be excluded from competing in the Olympics or other international competitions, under Wada rules requiring them to conform with the code “as a condition of such participation”.However, at a meeting in Lausanne between South and North officials yesterday, the two nations also expressed their interest for a joint march at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games, as well as fielding some unified teams in different sports.South and North Korea were buoyed by the role the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics played in easing tensions – they had marched together at the opening ceremony for the first time since the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.In recent months, the two Koreas have also turned to sports diplomacy to ease tensions.
In Pyeongchang last year, North Korea sent leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, to express the regime’s interest in an inter-Korean summit.That paved the way for a whirl of diplomacy, including three inter-Korean summits in six months and a landmark June 12 Singapore meeting between United States President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader.
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a second much-anticipated summit in Hanoi, as preparations kick into high gear for the peace talks.