Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic opening between the US and North Korea that is in trouble almost before it begins.
Since becoming North Korea’s leader in 2011, Kim has only taken one known overseas trip by air - and that was earlier this week to Dalian in China to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The location and date of the summit -- the first ever between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader -- were revealed hours after three American prisoners were released by North Korea and arrived back in the United States.
President Donald Trump will not travel to Israel next week for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, the White House said on Monday, announcing that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will lead the delegation.
Donald Trump says that unless European allies rectify "flaws" in Tehran's deal with world powers by May 12 he will refuse to extend US sanctions relief for Iran.
Donald Trump pushed back at suggestions he was envisaging a drawdown of troops in South Korea as part of negotiations with Kim's regime in the North -- but he admitted it was a possibility in the longer term.
Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged at a summit to end hostilities between their countries and work toward the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula. Trump is preparing for his own summit with Kim.
The Peace House in Panmunjom, the truce village in the Demilitarised Zone that separates the two Koreas, was where Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met on Friday for a historic summit.
North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as "ridiculous" as a diplomatic whirlwind accelerated ahead of leader Kim Jong Un's summits with the South and with US President Donald Trump.
The US Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.
James Comey's book, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, was the subject of five of eight tweets sent by the president on Sunday morning.
The phrase immediately evoked former president George W. Bush's premature Iraq victory speech on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003.