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Trump and Kim speak to the media before their talk

The leaders address the media before walking into their one-on-one discussion. Donald Trump says he is confident the talks will be a “tremendous success” and that “we will have a tremendous relationship, I have no doubt”.

Kim Jong-un says “it has not been easy to get here” and that “the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles, but we have overcome them and we are here today”.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shake hands ahead of their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shake hands ahead of their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore
Photograph: AP

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Trump and Kim shake hands in Singapore

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have met at the Capella hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore, the first meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

They shook hands on the steps of the hotel before cameras. By Trump’s standards it was a relatively low-key handshake, with no jerky movements, though it lasted for about 12 seconds.

Trump and Kim will first have a one-on-one talk before they are joined by advisers for talks later this morning.

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South Koreans in Seoul watch Kim Jong-un emerge from his car as he arrives for the historic meeting with Donald Trump
South Koreans in Seoul watch Kim Jong-un emerge from his car as he arrives for the historic meeting with Donald Trump.
Photograph: Jeon Heon-kyun/EPA

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Donald Trump has arrived at the Capella hotel where he is due to meet with Kim Jong-un. Kim is already inside and the two leaders are expected to pose for a photograph together before they begin talks.

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Kim Jong-un has arrived at the Capella hotel in Singapore for talks with Donald Trump. He walked out of his car and into the hotel accompanied by his sister, Kim Yo-jong.

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Donald Trump has tweeted again, this time about Larry Kudlow, who Trump says has had a heart attack and is now in hospital.

Kudlow is one of Trump’s economic advisers and last week called Justin Trudeau’s behaviour at the G7 summit a “betrayal” of Trump.

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A worker vacuums the spot where Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are expected to shake hands
A worker vacuums the spot where Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are expected to shake hands.
Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A great shot from the spot where Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are expected to greet one another at the start of the summit. We expect their meeting and the handshake in the next 20 minutes. Both Kim and Trump have arrived on Sentosa.

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Kim Jong-un’s motorcade is crossing the bridge to Sentosa Island, the site of today’s historic talks. The first event on the agenda is a greeting between the leaders, before they have a one-on-one talk.

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Donald Trump has arrived at the Capella hotel, where talks are due to begin in just over half an hour.

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Kim Jong-un leaves hotel

Kim Jong-un’s motorcade has left the St Regis hotel where he is staying in Singapore. He was not seen entering a car but it is believed he is being driven to meet Donald Trump at the resort island of Sentosa. The talks are due to begin at 9am local time – in about 40 minutes.

The motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump
The motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump
Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
North Korean media travel with the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un towards Sentosa for his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump
North Korean media travel with the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un towards Sentosa for his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump
Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

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It appears that Donald Trump is tweeting from his car as he is driven to the talks.

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Trump has left his hotel

Donald Trump has left his hotel and is en route to Sentosa for the talks, which are due to begin in about an hour. Kim Jong-un has not yet been seen leaving his hotel.

Donald Trump’s motorcade sets off for the summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore
Donald Trump’s motorcade sets off for the summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
Photograph: AP

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North Korean leader Kim Il-sung with former US president Jimmy Carter in June 1994, just weeks before Kim’’s death
North Korean leader Kim Il-sung with former US president Jimmy Carter in June 1994, just weeks before Kim’’s death.
Photograph: KCNA

“It is Donald Trump’s recurring boast that with the Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un, he has succeeded in negotiations with North Korea where his predecessors failed,” writes Julian Borger.

“But the claim obscures a long history of agreements made and broken by both countries. The lesson of two major deals, in 1994 and 2005, is that it is much easier to reach agreements than to implement them. In fact, the complex, fraught process of implementation has usually brought with it new flashpoints and new crises.”

For more on the history of US-North Korea negotiations, read Borger’s full piece here.

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The White House has released read-outs of phone calls between Donald Trump and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, which took place yesterday about the summit. The White House said the president would “consult closely” with Abe after today’s talks, and that Trump and the South Korean leader would “continue their close coordination following President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore”.

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North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun has taken the unusual step of reporting Kim Jong-un’s arrival in Singapore on its front page this morning.

It is rare for the official newspaper of the ruling Korean Workers’ party to print coverage of the leader’s activities so quickly. The state-run KCNA news agency has also released photos of Kim during his walkabout on the eve of his meeting with Donald Trump.

Front page of the state-run Rodong Sinmun in North Korea, showing Kim Jong-un in Singapore
The ront page of the state-run Rodong Sinmun in North Korea, showing Kim Jong-un in Singapore

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Donald Trump has, of course, been tweeting since he landed in Singapore. He was upbeat upon arrival but this morning was both cautious – warning that he would be able to tell quickly whether a deal would be possible – and triumphant, sticking it to the “haters and losers”.

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It’s been a bumpy ride to get to this point. Since the date and location of the summit were announced last month, both sides have threatened to call off the talks, with Trump following through less than a month ago, announcing that the meeting would not proceed owing to what he perceived as “tremendous anger and open hostility” from the North Korean leader. After a visit from Kim Jong-un’s top aide Kim Yong-chol, who will be present at the talks today, Trump announced the summit would go ahead after all.

Benjamin Haas has this excellent briefing on the focus of the talks, who the main players are and what they’re hoping to get out of the summit.

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Welcome to our live coverage of the US-North Korea summit.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are meeting in Singapore today for talks that many – including the two leaders – thought might never happen.

Our team of reporters bringing you the news as it unfolds include our diplomatic editor, Julian Borger, and foreign correspondent Benjamin Haas who are on the ground in Singapore. Our Tokyo correspondent, Justin McCurry, and Beijing bureau chief, Lily Kuo, will also be keeping an eye on things.

Trump and Kim will be meeting at the Capella Hotel on the island resort of Sentosa and this will be the first meeting between a sitting US president and the leader of North Korea.

Here’s how the day is scheduled to go: Trump and Kim will meet at 9am local time and sit down for a one-on-one discussion (with translators, but no advisers present) at 9.15. That talk is scheduled to go for 45 minutes before they are joined by advisers for “an expanded bilateral meeting”. At 11.30am Trump and Kim will take part in a “working lunch”. At 4pm, Trump is scheduled to talk to the media and leaving Singapore at 7pm.

We’ll bring you the news as the day unfolds. Get in touch in the comments below or on Twitter @mskatelyons

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