As the summit frenzy grips Hanoi, hairdresser Le Tuan Duong has joined in, offering free Trump or Kim hairstyles to about a dozen customers.
The hard-hitting editorial in The Korea Herald on Wednesday criticised the president for "twisting the arm" of Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, to nominate him for the award and warned that the upcoming summit in Hanoi with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, "could end up becoming a geopolitical performance aimed at dazzling the Nobel committee".
The president will travel to Japan in May to meet with the new Emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito, whose accession is May 1, the official said.
The United States will eventually require North Korea to provide a full declaration of its nuclear capabilities, and Washington is optimistic that Pyongyang will meet this demand before the end of the denuclearization process, a U.S. senior administration official told reporters on Thursday.
South Korea's Unification Ministry removed his name in its annual "Who's Who" in North Korea directory, released last month.
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No tickets have been issued at this time, but the highway was shut down for several hours while crews investigated the crash. According to investigators, two cars were involved in an accident and the passengers got out of their respective vehicles.
Adding to Mr Kim Jong Un's mistrust in veteran diplomats, Mr Han Song Ryol, who was vice-foreign minister in charge of United States relations until early a year ago, has been purged on charges of spying for the U.S., two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
Trump is hoping to advance four priorities in his summit meeting with Kim next week in Hanoi, a senior administration official said on Thursday.
"We need to encourage humanitarian supplies to North Korea". That criticism may be levied again for the Vietnam summit. That was what was agreed between the two sides and that is the overriding goal that President Trump is seeking to achieve with this summit.
"It is a big boys' game and many diplomats are being neglected, as they face fierce inter-agency rivalry and questions about their ideological faithfulness given their experience in richer, capitalist nations", the South Korean official said, asking to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the issue.
He said the United States would press for a freeze on all weapons of mass destruction and missile programs and a "roadmap" to set expectations for negotiations going forward.