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Trump, Kim considering four locations for next summit

Trump, Kim considering four locations for next summit

He has encouraged US allies to maintain sanctions on North Korea until it denuclearizes as part of his administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Pyongyang. The Vatican insisted at the time that a papal visit would only be possible if Catholic priests were accepted in North Korea.

"Well, they won't do it without our approval", Trump told reporters at the White House.

The pair discussed ending the reclusive state's nuclear weapons program and hostilities between Washington and Pyongyang.

Moon plans to convey Kim's desire for a papal visit when he travels to the Vatican next week.

Trump said that in terms of timing, the summit "won't be too far away", later telling reporters it would take place after the November 6 midterm elections.

The Vatican did not comment on the possibility of a papal visit.

Kang said "a review is under way" when asked about the measures that prohibit nearly all inter-Korean exchanges outside of humanitarian assistance. Nationalist newspaper Global Times said the visit was the most prominent one in recent years and that it fit into North Korea's pattern of "basketball diplomacy".

He also said that there could "eventually" be a meeting on USA soil.

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North Korea's reported overture comes a few weeks after the Vatican signed a landmark deal with Communist China, North Korea's closest ally, over bishop nominations, aimed at ending decades of tensions that contributed to dividing the Chinese church and hampered efforts at improving relations between China and the Vatican.

Kim Il Guk, North Korea's minister of Physical Culture and Sports, said that Tuesday's game would "contribute to deepening the friendship and solidarity" between Beijing and Pyongyang, according to a North Korean state media. They said the North Korean leader appeared simply to be repackaging and dragging out past pledges.

South Korea has considered lifting economic sanctions created to force North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons, drawing a swift rebuke from Donald Trump and exposing a rift in Seoul's alliance with Washington.

Kim arrived in a black limousine sporting the luxury carmaker's distinctive "R" on the whole hubs for a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang on Sunday. "At some point, when Chairman Kim makes that decision, I think he's going to unleash something that's going to be spectacular, really spectacular".

Meanwhile, Kang said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed displeasure over an agreement reached between the rival Koreas last month to reduce conventional military threats between them.

After Trump and Kim met in Singapore for a summit June 12, Rodman said he did not want any credit for helping to bring the two nations together.

Estimates of the number of North Korean Catholics range from 800 to about 3,000, compared to more than 5 million in South Korea. At an exhibition game that featured three Harlem Globetrotters, he befriended North Korea's Kim - known to be a personal fan of the Chicago Bulls, where Rodman spent three seasons.


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