U. S. Donald Trump gives North Korea leader Kim Jong Un a thumbs up at their meeting at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Alone time: Trump, Kim Jong Un ditch aides to meet 1 on 1

As the world waited, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sat by themselves for the better part of an hour, alone but for a pair of interpreters who became the sole witnesses to history's first face-to-face conversation between an American president and a North Korean leader.

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit

President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat, with Trump declaring they would have a "great discussion" and Kim saying they had overcome obstacles to get to this point.

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Robert De Niro introduces a performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

De Niro apologizes to Canada for "idiotic behavior" of Trump

Robert De Niro apologized to Canadians on Monday for the "idiotic behavior of my president" a day after the actor launched an expletive at Donald Trump at the Tony awards.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seen from back, takes a selfie with Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan as they walk on the Jubilee Bridge as he tours Singapore on Monday, June 11, 2018, ahead of the summit between U.S. leader Trump and North

Excitement high, expectations lower on Trump-Kim summit eve

The eyes of the world upon them, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un headed on Monday into their historic summit balancing the elusive promise of peace against the specter of a growing nuclear threat. Yet even before they met, Trump announced plans to leave early, raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Xi extolls free trade at Asia meet as G-7 ends in disarray

Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized "selfish, short-sighted" policies Sunday during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc, standing in stark contrast with the G-7 summit that ended in disarray over trade tensions.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana or presidential palace on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Trump, Kim converge on Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, in Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House takes up fight against 'back-stabbing' Trudeau

Bashing the leader of one of America's venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism Sunday against Canada's prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Donald Trump's time.

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 Ghani on Thursday, June 7, 2018 announced a weeklong cease-fire with the Taliban to coincide with the holiday. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

In first, Afghan Taliban announce cease-fire for Eid holiday

The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

Exiting a world summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump delivered a stark warning Saturday to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Despite his sharp differences with U.S. allies, the president insisted he has a "great relationship" with his foreign counterparts.

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 Duncan, who also made a photographic memoir of Picasso based on a decades-long friendship with the artist, died in a French hospital Thursday from complications of a lung infection. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

World War II photographer David Douglas Duncan dies at 102

David Douglas Duncan, who helped change the role of war photography by exposing the anguish of soldiers in Korea and Vietnam, has died at age 102. Duncan died in a French hospital Thursday from complications from a lung infection, according to longtime friend Jean-Francois Leroy, director of the Visa pour l'Image photography festival.

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various types of marijuana are on display at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. President Donald Trump said Friday, June 8, 2018, that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal t

Trump signals support for legislation easing US ban on pot

President Donald Trump said Friday that he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses.

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U.S. military officials, troops stand guard outside Camp Delta at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, in Cuba. The Pentagon has asked Congress to approve money for a new super-max prison unit to be designed with the understanding that prisoners will grow

US military plans as if Guantanamo won't close for decades

A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump says Kim summit depends on attitude, not preparation

Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump said Thursday that "attitude" is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian Presiden. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Putin heads to China to bolster ties as US pressure grows

Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to China for a state visit, underscoring how mounting U.S. pressure is drawing the two countries increasingly close.

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, speaks at a briefing on this year's hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Mrs. Trump back in public eye after 'little rough patch'

There she was, outside the White House walls. First lady Melania Trump re-emerged Wednesday shoulder-to-shoulder with her husband, President Donald Trump, at the head of a conference table at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington.

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, it was made public that Prince Charles was asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry into how abuse allegations against a pedophile bishop were handled. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool, file)

Sex abuse panel seeks witness statement from Prince Charles

Prince Charles has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry into how abuse allegations against a pedophile bishop were handled. The request for a statement from Charles and his private secretary was made public Wednesday during an Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse hearing.

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Rescue workers search in El Rodeo, one of the hamlets in the disaster area near the Volcan de Fuego, or

'Nobody is left': Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire.

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Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope nixes German plan to allow Communion for non-Catholics

Pope Francis has told German bishops they can't publish guidelines on whether non-Catholic spouses may receive Communion, saying the issue concerns the broader Catholic Church and is too important to be dealt with at the local level.

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An armed police officer walks past an environmental protester wearing a skeleton costume as she demonstrates outside parliament against recent government plans to mine coal and open a coal-fired power plant. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenyan activists protest plans for coal-fired power plant

Kenyan activists on Tuesday protested the plans for a joint venture between the Kenyan and Chinese governments to mine coal and open a coal-fired power plant near the Indian Ocean coast, saying it will have devastating effect on the environment and health of the local population.

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Netanyahu is meeting France's President Emmanuel Macron as part of his European tour, in an effort to rally support from allies over Iran. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Macron uses laws and sausages to deflect Trump call question

French President Emmanuel Macron isn't disclosing details of his phone call last week with U.S. President Donald Trump, after an unnamed source told CNN television it went badly.

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Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Australia, Fiji

Kensington Palace says Prince Harry, and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, will be touring Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand this fall.

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President Donald Trump walks with Kim Yong Chol, left, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong Un's closest aides, after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

The summit's back on: Trump meets NKorean at White House

Ending weeks of uncertainly, President Donald Trump announced Friday that his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12 in Singapore.

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