US And North Korean Leaders Hold Historic Talks

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US President and North Korean leader to meet, an unprecedented development after a year of exchanging threats.

The pair shook hands at a luxury hotel in Singapore's Sentosa Island before proceeding to talks.

At the end of the summit the leaders signed a "comprehensive" document but did not explain what they had agreed.

They had been discussing defusing tensions and nuclear disarmament.

At a signing ceremony the leaders gave brief comments to the press but failed to specify what the document contained.

Mr Trump spoke of a "special bond" with the North Korean leader and said he was "absolutely" willing to invite him to the white house.

"We're very proud of what took place today. I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean peninsula: is--, it's going to be a very much different situation than it has in the past. We both want to do something. We both are going to do something. And, we have developed a very special bond. I want to thank Chairman Kim. We spent a lot of time together today; a very intensive time. And, I would actually say that it worked out for both of us far better than anybody could have expected. I think far better--."

Mr Kim said they have decided to leave the past behind. He said the world will see major changes.

Still, analysts remain divided on what the summit will ultimately achieve. Some see it as a propaganda win for Mr Kim, others a potential path to peace.