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June 10, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet in Singapore on June 12. This will be the first summit between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. The meeting is meant to begin the process of ending North Korea’s nuclear program.

AP will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photos and video of the historic summit. We expect to provide live coverage of the main events as well, subject to the release of the schedule and coverage guidelines. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans may change as events on the ground warrant.

“Singapore Summit” news hub is now active on the AP News site and the mobile app. It showcases AP’s overall coverage of the event. It can be found here: https://apnews.com/tag/Singaporesummit

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

SINGAPORE: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converge on this island city-state 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. By Foster Klug and Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller. TEXT, PHOTO and VIDEO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-THE MISSION

SINGAPORE: President Donald Trump’s seat-of-the-pants foreign policy is facing its toughest test yet as he attempts this week to personally broker an end to North Korea’s nuclear program in talks with Kim Jong Un. By Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-NKOREA-IN THE DARK

PYONGYANG: With all the international attention focused on Singapore and the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right? Well, it might be, if anyone there knew what was going on. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-THE GAMBLE

SINGAPORE: Kim Jong Un will be venturing way out of the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang when he steps off his jet onto Singapore soil. There’s just no recent precedent for the gamble he’s taking. Singapore, while not entirely democratic, is still a thriving bastion of capitalism and wealth, and Kim will be performing his high-stakes diplomatic tight-rope walk in front of 3,000 unruly journalists. It’s a big risk for a man used to being the most revered, most protected, most deferred to human in his country of 25 million. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-MEASURING SUCCESS-ANALYSIS

PYONGYANG: There will be a lot of spin going on when President Trump emerges from his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday. Both leaders have strong incentives to declare the meeting a success, regardless of what happens. Is there a way to tell hype from real progress? A look at some of the main things actual success — as opposed to partisan bluster — will almost certainly require. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-TIMELINE

SEOUL: The upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will kick open a crucial and potentially lengthy diplomatic process to resolve the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. A look at how diplomacy took shape following a torrid run in North Korean nuclear and missile tests. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-SECURITY

SINGAPORE: Security is beefed up at two locations declared as ‘special event areas’ in relation to the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea. It includes Sentosa island, site of Capella hotel, a luxury resort where the summit will be held. TEXT, PHOTO, VIDEO.

IRAN-NORTH KOREA-US

TEHRAN: For Iran, the so-called “Axis of Evil” has become a lonely party of one as President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North Korea. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-JOURNALISTS DEPORTED

SINGAPORE: Singapore officials say two South Korean journalists arrested on suspicion of trespassing at the residence of the North Korean ambassador have been deported. TEXT.

SINGAPORE POSTCARD

SINGAPORE: A look at the more colorful side of the summit, away from the heady talks going on behind closed doors. TEXT with PHOTOS. NOTE: We aim to make this a standing short daily feature starting Friday and through the end of the summit.

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MONDAY JUNE 11

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-EXPENDABLE ICBMs?

SEOUL: After pouring years of Herculean effort building nuclear and long-range missiles targeting mainland American cities, is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really ready to pack them away in a deal with President Donald Trump? Maybe yes, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean Pyongyang is entirely abandoning its nuclear ambitions. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-KIM’S PLAYBOOK

PYONGYANG: Dry wit. Disarming humility. An appreciation for wiggle room, and lots of it. A playbook of some of the tactics North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tried out in his summits with the South Korean and Chinese presidents and how they might play out when he sits down with U.S. President Donald Trump. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

SINGAPORE: Preview of the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-10 HISTORIC EVENTS

SINGAPORE: The 10 most important moments in US-North Korea ties ahead of Trump-Kim summit. TEXT and PHOTO.

SINGAPORE SUMMIT PREPS

SINGAPORE: A look at the preparations and security as Singapore gears up to host the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. VIDEO

SINGAPORE POSTCARD

SINGAPORE: A look at the more colorful side of the summit, away from the heady talks going on behind closed doors. TEXT with PHOTOS. NOTE: We aim to make this a standing short daily feature starting Friday and through the end of the summit.

SINGAPORE BEAUTY SHOT

SINGAPORE: Beauty shot of Singapore skyline by the Merlion, the day before the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

VIDEO LIVEs

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TUESDAY JUNE 12

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

SINGAPORE: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore for the first ever summit between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader.

(asterisk)(asterisk)Schedule and press access have not been released. We expect to carry lives of the main events from Host Broadcast. More detailed plans of our coverage will be sent out once we get more information.

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SINGAPORE BEAUTY SHOT

SINGAPORE: Beauty shot of Singapore skyline by the Merlion, just a few hours before the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

VIDEO LIVEs

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SKOREA SUMMIT WATCH

SEOUL: South Koreans gather in front of large screen at a Seoul train station to watch the much-anticipated historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. PHOTO and VIDEO.

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SINGAPORE POSTCARD

SINGAPORE: A look at the more colorful side of the summit, away from the heady talks going on behind closed doors. TEXT with PHOTOS. NOTE: We aim to make this a standing short daily feature starting Friday and through the end of the summit.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

ASIA SUMMIT REAX

Chasing reax from South Korea, Japan and China on the outcome of the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. TEXT, PHOTO, VIDEO.

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STORIES THAT HAVE MOVED:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

NKOREA-KIM’S MILITARY WINDFALL?

TOKYO: What’s the flip side of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s diplomatic charm offensive? It could be a godsend for his generals. There is virtually no aspect of the North Korean economy that doesn’t have the military’s fingerprints all over it. If Kim’s strategy of busting support for sanctions by negotiating with President Trump and others pays off, his million-man military could be one of the biggest winners. TEXT and PHOTO.

SINGAPORE VENUE

The White House announced that a luxury resort on Sentosa Island will be the venue of U.S. President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12. The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted. VIDEO and PHOTOS of the hotel and island.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7

SINGAPORE - WHY SINGAPORE?

SINGAPORE: A look at why Singapore became the venue of choice for the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. VIDEO.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8

NKOREA-PHOTO-GALLERY (Seven-part series)

North Korea has gone through a tremendous metamorphosis since leader Kim Jong Un assumed power after the death of his father late in 2011. Associated Press photographers have had a rare opportunity to chronicle the changes, showcased in this seven-part series.

SINGAPORE POSTCARD

SINGAPORE: Singapore takes great pride in its food, so it’s not surprising that enterprising restaurateurs are using the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to showcase some culinary creativity. Restaurants are marking the city-state’s time in the spotlight with everything from red, white and blue cocktails to tacos named after the two leaders. TEXT with PHOTO.

SINGAPORE SUMMIT PREVIEW

SINGAPORE: A look at what is at stake when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold the first ever summit between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. VIDEO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-REALITY CHECK

SEOUL: It may be the strangest feeling in decades to descend on the Korean Peninsula — an eruption of optimism, and not even of the cautious variety, when it comes to North Korea and its nuclear bombs. Ahead of a summit this week in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean autocrat Kim Jong Un, there’ve been promises of denuclearization (vague, it’s true), a (reversible) shutdown of the North’s nuclear test site, real, high-level talks between Kim and the U.S. secretary of state and Trump and a senior Kim lieutenant. Skeptics, however, and that’s the default operating mindset for many Korean watchers, say there are plenty of ways the diplomacy can implode. TEXT and PHOTO.

SKOREA TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

SEOUL: Focus on what South Korea is hoping for from the summit of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the possible impact of its outcome. VIDEO.

SINGAPORE CASHING IN ON THE SUMMIT

SINGAPORE: Enterprising Singaporeans are cashing-in on the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Memorabilia from T-shirts, to commemorative coins are on sale. Trump and Kim piñatas are also being prepared by a local bar for a bashing contest planned over the weekend. TEXT and PHOTO.

SINGAPORE - TRUMP KIM LOOKALIKES

SINGAPORE: Before US President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong Un hold their much-anticipated summit, Trump and Kim look-alikes hold their own “summit.” Unlike Trump and Kim who will be surrounded by heavy security, these look-alikes will be happy to pose for selfies. TEXT and PHOTO.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 9

TRUMP-NKOREA-BAD DEAL?

It could be the deal that Kim Jong Un can’t refuse. Ahead of his landmark summit with the North Korean leader, national security hawks are fretting that President Donald Trump may impulsively say yes to an agreement that risks U.S. interests, including the possible pullout of some or all of America’s troops on the Korean Peninsula. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-PEACE AT LAST?

SINGAPORE: Long a dream of Koreans on both sides of the world’s most heavily armed border, a peace treaty that finally ends the 65-year old Korea War is now being hinted at by Donald Trump ahead of his summit Tuesday with Kim Jong Un. But beyond the speculation, it’s not clear if Trump and Kim can even settle such a deal on their own, of if they did whether it would lead to peace. A look at what a final peace to one of the 20th century’s bloodiest wars might mean, and whether it could happen Tuesday. TEXT and PHOTO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-SECRET BOMB PROGRAM

SEOUL: An unknown number of nuclear warheads. Stockpiles of plutonium and uranium to make such bombs. Missiles that can be probably topped with nukes. Related plants and scientists working there. These are key parts of the North’s covert weapons programs that are subject to U.S.-led calls for its “complete denuclearization.” A look at the North’s secrecy-clouded bomb program. TEXT and PHOTO.

US-TALKING TO NORTH KOREANS

President Donald Trump’s Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un may be unprecedented, but during a quarter century of on-off nuclear talks with North Korea, US officials have learned a thing or two about dealing with an inscrutable adversary and have tried unusual tactics to get their way: quiet persuasion, black humor and even walking out of the room. TEXT and PHOTO.

JAPAN TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

TOKYO: A look at what’s at stake for Japan in the June 12 summit between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. VIDEO.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-NEIGHBORS

TOKYO: A look at what’s at stake for Japan, China and South Korea in the June 12 summit between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. TEXT and PHOTO.

SKOREA SUMMIT VIGIL

SEOUL: People gather for a candlelight rally to wish for a successful summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and peace on the Korean peninsula. PHOTO and VIDEO / Live planned.

SINGAPORE POSTCARD

SINGAPORE: The small island nation of Singapore, which prides itself on law and order, is feeling the pressure of more than 3,000 members of the press arriving for a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. TEXT with PHOTOS. NOTE: We aim to make this a standing short daily feature starting Friday and through the end of the summit. It will look at the more colorful side of the summit, away from the heady talks going on behind closed doors.

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