Top stories from The Straits Times on Sunday, June 10

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Sunday, June 10.

What could make or break the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

The Capella hotel, where the summit will take place, has a number of open-concept and semi-outdoor spaces for the two leaders to have a walk in comfort. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

With two days to go before the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, ST looks at the many factors that could spell its success - or failure. 


Trump says Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un a 'one time shot' for peace

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after holding a press conference ahead of his early departure from the G-7 summit in Quebec, Canada, on June 9, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

The US President said he would know within a minute of meeting the North Korean leader whether his “one-time shot” at peace had a chance of succeeding.


Singapore, summit city: Your guide to everything about why the nation rocks

Singapore's glittering skyline offers photo opportunities to sightseers. PHOTO: ST FILE

While Singapore's high level of security is why it has been chosen to host the Trump-Kim summit, there is more to the city, such as its food and scenic spots. 


'Trump-Kim' act turns up at Bugis Junction Mall

Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard X (right) and Donald Trump impersonator Dennis Alan shaking hands as they make an appearance at Bugis Junction Mall, on June 9, 2018. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

The "Real" Trump Kim Summit featuring lookalikes of the US President and North Korean leader attracted some 100 fans, who had to pay $10 for a photo with them.


Will the Trump-Kim summit mean the end of 'forgotten' Korean War?

An aerial view of Haean-myeon, where the 1951 ''Battle of the Punchbowl'' took place during the Korean War, near the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ). PHOTO: AFP

The Korean conflict which left a lasting impression on East Asia and the US is in the spotlight once again. Insight looks at the history of the 1950-1953 battle. 


It Changed My Life: From corporate jungle to charity work in Africa

(From left) Mr Gabriel Teo, with friends Solomon Makwola and Kingston Bisiko. He left the corporate world after five years and headed to Kenya, where he founded the Tana River Life Foundation (TRLF). The non-profit organisation builds schools, offers scholarships and works to improve the lives of people in remote areas in the country. PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

Mr Gabriel Teo Kian Chong gave up a high-flying tax career after a visit to Kenya and redirected his efforts to volunteer work. 


Cancer survivors can soon have check-ups nearer home

File photo showing patients waiting to pick up medicine at a pharmacy in Tampines Polyclinic. PHOTO: ST FILE

They can opt to go to their family doctor or polyclinics for follow-up care, as part of a move to ease the load at Singapore's two national cancer centres.


2 boys trapped, rescued from Canberra flat fire; PMD suspected to be cause

The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes with a water jet and compressed air foam backpacks. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE

The two boys had been trapped in a bedroom on the 14th floor and were taken to hospital for burn injuries. Three adults also suffered from smoke inhalation. 


G-7 says to fight protectionism, cut barriers after summit

Leaders gather for a family photo during the G-7 summit in Canada. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

After two days of often fierce arguments between the US and both the summit hosts and Europe, the organisation issued a joint statement which attempted to paper over their cracks.


Two-year stint as Malaysian PM only a suggestion and could be longer: Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) will hand over to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) after his stint at the premiership. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

While Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the previously-stated two-year stint was only a "suggestion", he was quick that reiterate that Anwar Ibrahim would be his successor.