One summit, many different views from across the globe

North Koreans reading about the summit in a local newspaper on display at a subway station in Pyongyang. While North Korea’s state media heralded a new chapter in ties between Pyongyang and Washington, South Korea’s leading newspapers lamented th
North Koreans reading about the summit in a local newspaper on display at a subway station in Pyongyang. While North Korea’s state media heralded a new chapter in ties between Pyongyang and Washington, South Korea’s leading newspapers lamented the absence of a binding deal on denuclearisation. PHOTO: REUTERS
The historic summit dominated the front pages of newspapers around the world, including those in China (above), Japan and Australia.
The historic summit dominated the front pages of newspapers around the world, including those in China (above), Japan and Australia. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
The historic summit dominated the front pages of newspapers around the world, including those in China, Japan (above) and Australia.
The historic summit dominated the front pages of newspapers around the world, including those in China, Japan (above) and Australia. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
The historic summit dominated the front pages of newspapers around the world, including those in China, Japan and Australia (above).
The historic summit dominated the front pages of newspapers around the world, including those in China, Japan and Australia (above).PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

North Korea hails new era as US media ponders vague nature of agreement and world mulls over next moves

Two men met, and signed a joint declaration. But media perceptions of Tuesday's historic meeting differed significantly across the globe.

North Korea's state media heralded a new chapter in ties between Pyongyang and Washington.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'One summit, many different views from across the globe'. Print Edition | Subscribe