Trump intrigued with solving threat from North Korea

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North Korea said Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump will discuss "denuclearization" and "durable peace" on the Korean peninsula during their upcoming summit.

PM Lee is scheduled to meet Kim at the Istana on Sunday, and Trump on Monday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard X (L) and Donald Trump impersonator Dennis Alan (R) make an appearance at the Merlion park in Singapore on June 8, 2018. "Therefore, when the two sides asked us to host the meeting, we can not say no. Both the American as well as the North Koreans are pleased with the arrangements, we're all set to go and things will start happening within the next 24 hours", he said.

Trump touched down in Singapore on Air Force One Sunday, where he was greeted by Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and the U.S. Embassy's chargé d'affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath.

At the hotel lobby, grim-faced North Korean security guards warned other hotel guests not to take pictures as Kim walked to his Mercedes Benz limousine.

There was heightened security at the St. Regis hotel in central Singapore, one of the hotels where the leaders were expected to stay.

North Korea spent decades developing nuclear weapons, culminating in the test of a thermonuclear device in 2017.

The summit between Kim and Trump will cap a remarkable turnaround in relations between two men who were trading furious insults less than six months ago.

It initially was meant to rid the North of its weapons, to forge the "complete denuclearization" of the country.

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Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Sunday for the historicec U.S.

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

Some members of Congress and of Mr. Trump's administration, including his national security adviser, John R. Bolton, have advocated regime change in the North.

Kim later met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and was seen to be smiling broadly during the encounter.

Bringing the Korean War to a formal end 65 years after hostilities ceased will also be on the table at the first-ever summit between a North Korean leader and a sitting president of its "imperialist enemy".

"The entire world is watching the historic summit between [North Korea] and the United States of America, and thanks to your honest efforts ... we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit", Mr Kim told Mr Lee through an interpreter. Recognising a Reuters reporter from then, one North Korean journalist, who declined to give his name, said: "It's nice to see you again". She led a North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Entrepreneurs have been scrambling to cash in on the worldwide media spectacle, hawking Trump-Kim fusion burgers and summit-themed cocktails.

The North, many experts believe, stands on the brink of being able to target the entire United States mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep scepticism that Mr Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there is also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the USA and the North.

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