5 latest North Korea summit developments: What you missed overnight

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The standard thinking goes that he needs quick help to stabilize and then rebuild an economy that has suffered amid a decades-long pursuit of nuclear bombs, and that the North Koreans see a unique chance to win concessions, legitimacy and protection from a meeting with a highly unconventional US president who's willing to consider options past American leaders would not.

After a 24 hour break from Twitter as he traveled to Singapore and settled into his hotel, around 9 a.m. local time on Monday (Sunday night in the U.S.), Trump threw some more punches at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, continuing his trade-related feud with the United States' closest allies.

President Trump traveled to the summit - which will be the first-ever meeting between a USA president and a North Korean leader - from a G7 meeting in Quebec, Canada.

According to the tracking website Flightrader24, Kim's plane took off from Pyongyang in the morning and was headed for Beijing when it changed its flight number and route, heading south to Singapore.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan shared a photo that showed him Balakrishnan welcoming Kim Jong-Un to Singapore. Trump is expected to hold talks with Lee on Monday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen in a television monitor as speaks to the media in Singapore on June 11, 2018.

Trump tweeted on Sunday: "I am on my way to Singapore where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the world".

"Maybe we'll start with the White House, what do you think?" he said when asked if Kim would be invited to Washington or his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. "I would say that would be the minimal".

The length of the initial private meeting has not been determined, said the official, but the two leaders will likely make that decision depending on how their talk unfolds.

The president views the meeting as the first of perhaps several meetings with Kim, and the tangible "deliverables" are hard to forecast.

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Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from Singapore, said Trump has been sending "mixed messages" to Kim ahead of their meeting. "That's a tough position".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that veteran diplomat Sung Kim is leading the USA delegation in a working group meeting Monday at the city-state's Ritz Carlton hotel.

At stake at the summit are North Korea's nuclear weapons and peace on the Korean Peninsula. -North Korea tensions back to last year's precarious state, or worse.

The tests culminated in November's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea said could reach the entirety of the United States.

Analysts are skeptical that Kim would agree to relinquish his nuclear weapons, but according to former USA national foreign policy advisor and North Korea expert Dr. Victor Cha, the optics of the June 12 summit are likely to be good.

US allies are anxious that Trump could upend decades of worldwide precedent, NPR's Mara Liasson reported on Weekend Edition Sunday.

Nobody is pretending North Korea can ape Singapore but the message to Kim of the hermit kingdom is clear - come in from the cold on the steaming hot humid south Asian island of Singapore.

Victor Teo, professor at the University of Hong Kong, believes "North Koreans are upbeat, but careful at the same time".

Trump, who is going to face the elections in 2020, will be able to tout this summit as a big victory under his presidency.

Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore
Regis, another two North Korean video cameramen in black suits emerged through the sun roof of a black SUV, filming the crowd. Mr Lee also said it was "not easy" to find a location in the world that is suitable to host such a high-level meeting.

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