Trump says Pompeo had 'great meeting' with Kim Jong Un

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- Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, told reporters Tuesday, ahead of a Japan-U.S. summit meeting, "The United States would probably like to see a free trade agreement come out at some point with Japan".

During the two day summit Trump and his Japanese counterpart talked about trade, military security and North Korea.

There is still no date for a summit between the USA and North Korea, although Mr. Trump said five locations are under consideration. "We have to end nuclear weapons, ideally in all parts of the world", he said. "We'll iron those out, hopefully".

Mr. Trump claimed that meeting went "very smoothly".

But Shigeo Iizuka, whose sister was abducted by North Korea about 40 years ago, said the families want real discussions on logistical issues regarding their loved ones' return.

Melania Trump and Akie Abe left the president's Mar-a-Lago mansion for an afternoon at the nearby Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, a Gilded Age mansion and Palm Beach landmark.

Trump said on Tuesday he believed there was a lot of goodwill in the diplomatic push with North Korea, but added it was possible the summit - first proposed in March and which the president said could take place in late May or early June - may not happen, in which case the United States and its allies would maintain pressure on North Korea through sanctions.

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But Greer seemed confused, or at least to feel that the common enemy in the situation was "the firm", and not Harry or Meghan. Just say, "That's it". "I think she'll bolt".

Previously, they have welcomed any help and attention from the US government, and Iizuka's specific requests underscore the families' desperate hopes. But he said the current trade deficit between the two countries is too high for him to offer an exemption now.

During the 40-minute tour, the first lady and Akie Abe also got acquainted with Flagler's private auto, called Railcar No. 91, and wicker wheelchairs that the wealthy used to get around Palm Beach in the early 1900s. Trump said he wasn't.

And the White House Historical Association announced Tuesday that members of the public who wish to sign the official condolence book for Bush can do so beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Trump had revealed earlier Tuesday that the US and North Korea had been holding direct talks at "extremely high levels" in preparation for the summit.

Abe said that Trump had promised to bring up the Japanese abductee issue in his meeting with Kim.

North Korea says eight others died and denies the remaining four entered its territory - results that the families and Japanese officials say can not be trusted.

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