The United States has struggled to slow the isolated country's weapons programs, which have become a security priority for Washington given Pyongyang's promise to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland.
Japan's United Nations ambassador says "maximum pressure" should be maintained on North Korea until it takes concrete actions toward eliminating its weapons of mass destruction. "Thank you all very much we appreciate it. Congratulations everybody".
A White House team will leave as scheduled for Singapore this weekend to prepare for the possible summit, a White House spokeswoman said on Saturday. "Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this".
He would be the most senior North Korean official to visit the United States in 18 years.
Kim Yong-chol is expected to deliver a direct message from Kim Jong-un to President Trump to reaffirm North Korea's willingness to denuclearize, but experts say the North is not in a rush to fully give up its nuclear weapons.
Trump cited hostile comments from North Korea as the reason he withdrew from the potentially historic summit.
Abe stressed that the global community should be united to solve North Korea's nuclear, missile and abduction issues.
Photos released by South Korea's presidential office showed Moon arriving at the North Korean side of the Panmunjom truce village on Saturday and shaking hands with Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, before sitting down with the North Korean leader for their summit.
It was the North's hardened position that prompted Trump to cancel a proposed June 12 summit between him and Mr. Kim.
Kim is technically under sanctions from both South Korea and the USA, but both nations have been willing to waive those sanctions for the sake of diplomacy.
Seoul did not confirm reports that the North Korean officials were headed by Kim Chang Son, Kim Jong Un's close associate, and that his American counterpart would likely be White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin.
The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in also may be seeking to meet with the USA president and North Korean leader in Singapore.
But on Saturday as Moon was briefing reporters on his meeting with Kim, Trump suggested the US-North Korea summit could go ahead as originally planned.
But analysts say North Korea will be unwilling to cede its nuclear deterrent unless it is given security guarantees that the United States will not try to topple the regime.
Kim Yong-chol co-ordinated the North Korean leader's two meetings with Mr Pompeo in April and May.
Japan's Kyodo news agency quoted Abe as saying that the two leaders had agreed to cooperate to make the summit between the US president and North Korean leader meaningful.
Moon was accompanied by his spy chief, Suh Hoon, while Kim was joined by Kim Yong Chol, a former military intelligence chief who is now Kim's top official on inter-Korean relations.
"I think Xi took it as a slap in the face when Kim Jong-un unilaterally stopped nuclear testing even as he dropped his insistence on an end to US-South Korean military exercises", says Glaser.
As previously reported "FACTS", the Israeli military launched air strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza strip. The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, a ministry spokesman said.
"Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me", Barr wrote , after retweeting many fans who had been defending her. ABC has canceled the hugely - popular " Roseanne " reboot over racist comments made by the star via her Twitter account.
Capcom's Japanese-language webpage for Mega Man 11 has also revealed a new Mega Man Amiibo that will launch alongside the game. Special weapons gained from defeated Robot Masters will also power up in various ways when Mega Man has the Power Gear active.
Maybe I just didn't get the call?' As for Barr's affinity for Donald Trump , Arnold admited he doesn't understand it. Jay Dougherty, a professor who specializes in entertainment and media law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles .
Russian investigators have opened their own investigation into the killing and said they are ready to cooperate with Ukraine . He said his home address was published online and the threats he received were made by phone, email and social media.
But one Australian expert says the training - which will include a talk by the rapper Common - is unlikely to work. Starbucks' video about the training closes with the message, "It won't be ideal , but we're all in this together".
The Warriors dominated the Rockets 115-86 on Saturday to force a decisive game seven which will take place Monday in Houston. The game was not pretty at times, but Cleveland overcame all the adversity to win the biggest game of the season thus far.
Their names are Thomas Cannon, John Hillman and Robert Jordan, though it's unclear which officer hit Weinman. He made those assertions based on her recollection before seeing the body camera footage, he told The Post.
ASH Barty is plotting Serena Williams' French Open downfall after the comeback queens steamed into a Roland Garros blockbuster. She said from the start of her pregnancy she would be back on the court again - but not until she knew she could win.
And even though they missed their flight, Van Atter is going hom e with some special souvenirs born in the Sunshine State. Pictures posted to Tampa Fire Rescue's official Twitter show a crowd gathered around the dog in a terminal.
National Hurricane Center forecasters said that as of 11 a.m., the storm was about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southwest of Tampa. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for the entire Florida Panhandle - including all inland areas - through Monday night.
Searchers find body of missing Maryland man
Their hope: to pull together as a community again after the second awful flood deluged their downtown in less than two years. Hermond and his friends went to help, and that's when, they said, he was pulled under and didn't resurface, Gardner added.
Petrol Price Cut By 60 Paise, Diesel By 56 Paise Per Litre
The state government decision comes in the wake of fuel prices going up steadily in the last two weeks after Karnataka election. The central government levies Rs 19.48 a litre of excise duty on petrol and Rs 15.33 per litre on diesel.
Flash Flood Emergency issued for several AL counties
Forecasters said what's left of the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is still capable of causing flash flooding. Alabama Power Co. said about 20,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Tuesday, most in the Birmingham area.
Serena Williams gets back to business at French Open
Two-time Sharapova makes her return to Roland Garros having been refused a wild card past year following her doping suspension. Williams will play her first Grand Slam for more than 15 months at the French Open after having her daughter, Alexis Olympia.
Alan Bean, astronaut and moonwalker, dies at 86
He leaves his second wife, Leslie, a son, Clay, and a daughter, Amy Sue, from his marriage to his first wife, Sue. His decision in 1981 to give up his NASA career to become a full-time artist surprised some of his colleagues.
Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends
We often hear about how the most successful people wake up early and get a jump start on their day before the sun is up. The effect only applied to those under 65 as the mortality difference disappeared for people who were older.