Top stories from The Straits Times on Monday, June 11

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Monday, June 11.


Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un touch down in Singapore for historic summit


US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arriving in Singapore on June 10, 2018, ahead of their summit. PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, REUTERS

 

The two leaders will sit down for the world's most keenly watched political meeting this year, setting in motion a series of events that could have lasting global ramifications.

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Trump-Kim summit: Vanity or victory in Singapore?


A view of the Capella Hotel at dusk in Singapore, on June 7, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Will Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un strut for a historic moment, or seal a major deal that reshapes the region?

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Trump-Kim summit will cost about $20m to host - a cost Singapore willing to pay for regional stability: PM Lee


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking to officers on duty during his visit to the Home Team command post in Novena, on June 10, 2018. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

PM Lee said this is Singapore's contribution to an international endeavour that will be conducive to the security and stability of the region.

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Trump-Kim summit: Excited crowds line the streets to witness history


Onlookers trying to snap pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's motorcade in Orchard Road and outside the Istana (above) yesterday. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Crowds gathered at key points to photograph the two leaders' passing motorcades as they arrived in Singapore and were whisked away to their hotels.

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Trump-Kim summit: Exceptional event for exceptional time


ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

Some summits have reshaped world history while others have turned out failures. Which way the Trump-Kim summit may turn is anyone's guess, writes ST's Jonathan Eyal. 

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Malaysia's government set to shake up top ranks of police: Sources


Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun was appointed nine months ago by former premier Najib Razak. Sources said the Special Branch has submitted to the government three names of potential candidates to lead the Royal Malaysia Police. PHOTO: BERNAMA

Several chiefs in Malaysia's police force are expected to be removed next month, including the Inspector-General of Police, as the new government seeks to "cleanse" the organisation.

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US-Canada trade row escalates as Europeans criticise Trump’s G-7 move


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference upon the conclusion of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Charlevoix, Quebec, on June 9, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

A day after the US President called him "very dishonest and weak", top White House advisers also lashed out at Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. 

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As deadline nears, bike-share firms yet to seek licence


File photo showing shared bicycles left indiscriminately near Yishun MRT station. Mobike, ofo and SG Bike, are keen to continue operations in Singapore. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The licensing regime, announced in March, will regulate the population of each operator's rental bikes, and spells out standards they must adhere to. 

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Private-hire drivers push on despite test woes


Chinese-speaking Madam Goh Yang Huang has failed the Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence test nine times despite attending the 10-hour course at the Singapore Taxi Academy. But she is determined to pass in order to be financially independent in her old age. ST PHOTO: SONG TAO

As of end-May, some 23,900 of the 56,300 private-hire drivers now on the roads have yet to undergo training or pass the Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence (PDVL) test. 

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Tennis: Rafael Nadal storms to 11th French Open title despite late injury scare


Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the trophy after winning his 11th French Open title against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their men’s final match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, on June 10, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The Spanish world No. 1 demolished Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to claim his 17th Grand Slam titles, just three behind rival Roger Federer. 

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