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Situational awareness: Political risks are moving markets once again, the Wall Street Journal reports — noting that investors were rattled by the tense G-7 meeting, but that markets were mostly climbing ahead of the North Korea summit.
Kim Jong-un takes a selfie with Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan during a walk along the Jubilee Bridge in Singapore. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
“They came with scores of aides, bodyguards and diplomats in tow ... But for the better part of an hour, the two men will square off one on one, alone but for a pair of translators, raising concerns about the risk of holding such a monumental meeting with barely anyone to bear witness,” AP reports from Singapore:
The schedule, per Axios' Dave Lawler (note — Singapore is 12 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast):
One more thing: Trump's first interview will be Tuesday night with Sean Hannity, Axios' Jonathan Swan scoops this afternoon.
Worth noting: Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg reports that Kim is leaving Singapore at 4 pm and “Trump had been willing to stay in Singapore longer if negotiations were progressing well, but since Kim booked his departure, Trump booked his own.”
Former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer James Wolfe, charged with leaking committee information, walks out of the Washington FBI Field Office today. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Are you excited about IHOb (the marketing stunt where International House of Pancakes is emphasizing "b" for "burgers")? Turns out the announcement drew a few hecklers.