The Trump and Kim show — Singapore summit is on, for now


The planned June 12 Singapore rendezvous between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un might yet happen.

ABC reports that U.S. and North Korean officials are “laying groundwork for on-again, off-again, back-on-again summit.” This morning, Trump tweeted that Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee, is “heading now to New York.” Xinhua News Agency noted that “Trump misspelt Kim’s name as ‘Kim Young Chol’ in his tweet.”

In other D.P.R.K. news, Reuters reports that this morning, Japan “said it had detected what appeared to be a Chinese-flagged vessel, 350 km (218 miles) off Shanghai, conducting illegal transfers to a North Korean ship.”