10 May '18, 7am

via @bpolitics

The U.S. and North Korea picked Singapore as the venue for a historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, scheduled for June 12. The move is a diplomatic coup for the city-state, which lies almost 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) south of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. 1. What made Singapore an attractive choice? It offers excellent security -- a high priority for a U.S. president -- and has a track record of putting together top-level international gatherings at short notice. Singapore has both a North Korean embassy and security ties with the U.S. Trump ruled out his earlier suggestion for the meeting, Panmunjom , which is on the North Korea-South Korea border. Trump has zeroed in on Singapore as the venue for his upcoming summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. #tictocnews (Source: Bloomberg) 2. What other meetings has Singapore hosted? Chinese President Xi ...

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