The men were released Wednesday as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Pyongyang after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid final plans for a Trump-Kim summit. You may soon be going to a country for which ordinary USA passports are not valid for travel.
Tony Kim's family said in a statement that "we thank God for Tony's safe return".
To the USA, that means the North giving up the nuclear weapons it has already built.
It's all a sharp contrast to his play-it-safe predecessor.
He says, "We have no illusions about that". "But we steadily advance the interests of the American people and our partnership with folks around the world". "And we will see what happens going forward between now and June 12".More news: England player dies in Sri Lanka
His push to overturn Obama's landmark health care law ended in a humiliating defeat for the Republicans.
QuickTake: Trump Wanted a Trade War. And his withdrawal from the worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran, with strong support from Israel, has escalated tensions in the already volatile region.
For now, scoring a diplomatic win with Pyongyang has become Trump's top focus. For almost seven decades, since the Korean War, the two have been in a state of hostilities, with North Korea isolated from most nations.
The location and date of the landmark meeting were announced in a presidential tweet just hours after Trump welcomed to the United States three American prisoners released by Pyongyang. And there are a number of things - provocative actions, for example, from North Korea would not be received well. White House officials also believe that a triumph on the Korean Peninsula - something that has eluded the United States for generations - could bolster Trump's approval ratings, help inoculate him against the investigations swirling around him and maybe even trickle down to help Republicans in this fall's midterm elections. Cory Gardner, who discussed preparations for the summit with Trump at the White House on Wednesday.
In the early months of his administration, Trump latched on to the belief that he could be the president to bring peace to the Middle East.
"We expect the leaders of DPRK and United States will achieve positive results", Shuang added.More news: Fracking mogul Jim Ratcliffe becomes UK's richest person
Rumors of the trip intensified through the weekend, but it was only late on Monday afternoon that we were told we'd leave from the State Department at 7:45 that night.
Two months later, North Korea said it would return all 50 people on board to the South.
Setting the stage for the meeting, Mr Kim released three Americans from custody. By definition, any Trump deal is better, and of course worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Circumstances were very different when I'd visited in 2000 as a reporter for the French news agency Agence France-Presse to cover Albright's highly anticipated visit.
Singapore is an ideal site for the summit because Singapore historically has been an honest broker between East and West. Singapore has been a great friend to the USA but also Singapore has carefully worked to be a friend to all, which has earned it trust in capitals around the world. In "The Art of the Deal", he put it this way: "I like thinking big". Then again, persuading Trump to engage in self-reflection could prove to be the toughest challenge yet. In his 2016 GOP convention speech, he famously declared "I alone can fix it", in referencing the nation's problems.
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He urged North Korea to release six South Korean nationals, including three pastors, who are still being held.