It is now the same time in North and South Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea to prepare for Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets Chinese President again before Trump summit

Also on Tuesday, Kim Jong-un made his second surprise visit to China in just over a month, in another sign of warming relations between the two communist states just weeks ahead of Kim's planned meeting with Trump.

North Korea would also invite journalists and experts from the USA and South Korea to observe when North Korea shuts down its nuclear test site sometime in May, the South Korean official said.

While revealing his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday afternoon, Trump noted that Pompeo was due to land shortly.

Both U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim were supposed to announce the date and place of their first summit by now.

Trump said on Twitter that he will be speaking to Xi about later on Tuesday, adding that North Korea would be one of the topics they would talk about.

By having Kim, or a high-level official, visit for the carrier launch, China may be trying to re-assert themselves in the North Korea conversation.

Road Signs Pointing To 'US Embassy' Go Up In Jerusalem
A Paraguay government spokesman said Cartes was scheduling a trip to Israel to move the embassy on May 21 or May 22. The Trump family will be represented by the president's daughter and son-in-law.

The Chinese foreign ministry would not confirm or deny that a North Korean official had visited the country.

Xi held a welcome banquet for the North Korean leader and took a casual stroll with him along a beach, Chinese state media Xinhua reported.

Pompeo's trip comes amid rumors of the release of three USA citizens detained in North Korea.

North Korea and Dalian do not have direct scheduled flights, it was reported by AP.

Although there were no guarantees that the American prisoners would be freed during Pompeo's visit, USA officials said their release would be a significant goodwill gesture ahead of the Trump-Kim summit that is expected later this month or in early June.

China has been eager to assert its importance in the process of lowering tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Rumour - The next iPhone will feature three camera lenses
The secondary telephoto camera on the iPhone X , 8, 8 Plus and 7 Plus is only capable of 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone with a triple-lens camera setup at the back, but won't have it ready until 2019.

"With Liu coming again to Washington, it is encouraging that the two sides find something to talk about after the loggerheads visit of the Americans to China last week", Lampton told the South China Morning Post.

This is the second informal summit Xi hosted after his last month's Wuhan summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which Beijing said the two leaders reached "important consensus" and drew blueprint for future cooperation.

In the past, North Korean leaders have been reluctant to travel by air on worldwide journeys, especially Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, who famously went everywhere in his personal armored train.

In a cordial and friendly atmosphere, the two leaders had an all-round and in-depth exchange of views on China-North Korea relations and major issues of common concern, it said.

China sees the US's missile defenses and forces in South Korea as a serious threat and a mechanism to contain Beijing.

The escalation began as an effort by Trump to reverse the trend of rising trade deficits the USA has with China, which hit a record US$375 billion in 2017 and has continued rising this year.

Victims Fatally Shot Inside Maryland Home Identified
Snyder's wife allegedly told police the slaughter began after she ran out of her home after being held there over the weekend. Officers breached the front door at 11 p.m., with Snyder still on the phone with negotiators, prompting Snyder to hang up.

U.S. officials say Pompeo will press North Korea for the release of three detained American citizens, whose imminent release Trump has been hinting at. His trip comes just days after North Korea expressed displeasure with Washington for comments suggesting that US pressure had pushed Kim to the negotiating table.

Latest News