"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un", Mr. Trump said in an interview Thursday with The Wall Street Journal.
In his New Year's address, Kim warned of "a nuclear button on the desk in [his] office" that could launch a strike anywhere in the USA, but also spoke of easing tensions between North and South Korea "to create a peaceful environment", prompting a series of high-level talks between the two countries.
Putin made the comments in a meeting with Russian editors-in-chief in Moscow on Thursday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 8, 2017.
'He is already a shrewd and mature politician, ' Putin said.
None of that, however, means North Korea has any intention of slowing its drive for more powerful nuclear missiles and warheads, specifically those that would allow it to hit the US.
WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump suggested he has developed a positive relationship with North Korea's leader despite their mutual public insults, signaling a possible new openness to diplomacy after months of escalating tensions over the rogue state's nuclear program.
Russian Federation and China both advocate for a freeze-for-freeze plan that would see North Korea halt its testing of ballistic missiles and nuclear devices in return for The U.S.' freezing of joint military exercises.
North Korea boycotted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, but it agreed in the talks to send athletes and officials to the upcoming games.
Mr Trump said: "Who knows where it leads?".
Putin reiterated that dialogue with North Korea was warranted, and said Kim now wanted to calm the situation.
The Kremlin strongman congratulated the North Korean dictator, saying he had won the latest stand-off with the US and South Korea.
The House Freedom Caucus declared its support for it, underscoring the splintering inside the GOP on the surveillance authority. The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to renew U.S. spy powers first revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013.
Israel disputes that its settlements are illegal and says their future should be determined in peace talks with the Palestinians. About 400,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for 50 years.
The president then issued another tweet in which he appeared to endorse reauthorizing the program despite his complaints. And a key privacy hawk in Congress contends the president is more in line with him than the White House lets on.
And while Lars, Vivian and Annabelle are being laid to rest today, it's still unknown how Jessica is recovering from her injuries. The 29-year-old and her family were fatalities of a horror auto crash on the New South Wales south coast on St Stephen's Day.
The letter got a mostly hostile reception on social media, quickly becoming the most tweeted story onTwitter in France. They accused the signatories of deliberately mixing "seduction, based on respect and pleasure, with violence".
In 2015 Pete Hoekstra said there were "no-go" zones in the Netherlands and extremists were burning cars and politicians. Wednesday's press conference was not Hoekstra's first awkward exchange with a Dutch reporter.
The trade fair is marketed as the "world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies". The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organisers behind CES , blamed the glitch on the heavy rains the day before.
The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will take the stage March 25 during his "This House is Not For Sale" tour . This time a year ago , Bon Jovi was prepped to embark on its latest world tour - with no New Jersey dates scheduled.
Camila Cabello Explained Why She Left Fifth Harmony
On her debut solo album, Camila , out January 12, Cabello proves she has the chops to stand alone in the spotlight. She continued, "It became clear that it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in the group at the same time".
Eric Clapton Reveals That He Is Going Deaf
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Kia Forte renderings reveal a sedan with Stinger style
But the most significant change is the switch from the predecessor model 's cab-forward design to a swept-back one. Indeed, judging from the images, the new Forte is yet another departure from the Kia you think you used to know.
Jon Gruden already placing more onus on Derek Carr
The NFL has yet to address the FPA's statement, but Raiders could be in hot water here. "And this time he didn't waver, either". Gruden did note that he has to finish hiring a coaching staff before a plan can be fully implemented.
Bear attacks Packers fan in southwest Florida
Apparently, this neighborhood has had a bear presence for some time-neighbors say they've seen bears digging through trash. Residents have reported seeing a mother bear and her cubs roaming the complex, according to WFTX . "It can't be.
Hockey Canada announces men's Olympic roster
Oakbank's Quinton Howden and Morden's Chay Genoway will be playing for the team in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month. But after that, Canada's success will depend on its goaltending trio of Ben Scrivens, Kevin Poulin and Justin Peters.
The Weeknd dumps H&M after monkey sweatshirt ad
Mango continued: "If I bought that jumper and put it on him and posted it on my pages, would that make me racist? ". The first apology read "We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top".
US Tourist Dies After 'Foolish' Move in Australia
The 33-year-old man, from California, was walking the Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs , with a 40-year-old companion. While police said investigations were continuing, they said there no suspicious circumstances about the man's death.
Five Mexican states get Unite States 'do not travel' warning
Resort areas and tourist destinations are said to be generally safer, though the State Department notes that there are exceptions. But an additional 11 Mexican states got a level 3 warning Wednesday, which urges people to "reconsider travel" there.
Capcom Shows Off More Of Monster Hunter
Given that these are only being offered in Japan, Western fans have no choice but to consider importing these items. Then head down to the comments and let us know if you plan to take part in next week's Monster Hunter: World beta.
Circuit City making comeback years after going bankrupt
The company will relaunch online next month, while its physical presence in the form of stores is coming later. It will include several novel features, including search by photo and tech support via video chat, he said.