Mr Rodman, who revealed he was asked to coach North Korea's Olympic team, said the North Korea leader "trusts him" and lets him hold his baby daughter.
A senior USA official said the State Department was aware Rodman was planning to travel to North Korea, but stressed he is not there in any official capacity.
The last time Dennis Rodman visited North Korea, he delighted the country's young ruler with a rendition of "Happy Birthday", suffered an angry meltdown on CNN while defending his trip and spent time at a rehab facility after returning to the United States in rough shape.
It was supposedly a birthday gift for Kim who's said to be a big basketball fan. Rodman returns to North Korea at a time of great tension between Washington and Pyongyang, as four Americans are now being held in the Asian country. However, Fox News, citing a senior Trump administration official, reported that Rodman was traveling to North Korea as a "private citizen".
What that is exactly is unclear but at Beijing's airport on Monday and Tuesday, Rodman was wearing a black T-shirt with the logo of Potcoin - a digital currency for the cannabis industry, according to its website.
Jared Kushner to meet with Senate Intelligence staff soon
Kislyak is believed to have rejected the proposal as it could have compromised the integrity of Russian communications equipment. Late May, officials told NBC that FBI investigators believe that Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry.
London Bridge terror attack could have been much worse
They were urged to contact the police in confidence on 0800 789 321 or visit gov.uk/ACT and complete a secure form. Writing in the newspaper, he described the moment three potential suicide bombers broke through a locked door.
During his last trip in January 2014, he led a team of former National Basketball Association players in a goodwill game with a North Korean selection for Kim's birthday, which falls on Jan. 8. Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is expected to arrive in Pyongyang on June 13, U.S. media reported, with the heavily-tattooed former player apparently set for another round of his controversial "basketball diplomacy".
Rodman was lambasted on previous trips for refusing to pursue the case of an American, Kenneth Bae, who was being held in North Korea at the time.
"But one thing we know is that Trump is transactional", said one person who works on North Korea, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the discussions.
It would be Rodman's first visit to the country since President Donald Trump took office.
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman, center, prepares to go through immigration at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Rodman said the issue of several Americans currently detained by North Korea is "not my goal right now". He's made several visits to the country, but has been roundly criticized for insensitive comments and for regaling Kim with "Happy Birthday" in 2014.
After an hour, both sides calmed down and the House eventually adjourned to end the final day of the 85th legislative session. When he told several Democrats what he'd done, all hell broke loose on the floor, according to Rinaldi.
The far-right Front National got merely a 14% share of the vote, according to an Ipsos exit poll; that is the same as in 2012. He voted for Macron's party, then brought his kids to play in the fountains of a Paris park on an extraordinary spring day.
In an interview with Swiss newspapers Le Matin Dimanche and Sonntagszeitung, he stated that Qatar's hosting was in no danger. Taqi was a video assistant referee (VAR) at the recently concluded Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.
According to USA Today , Essential president Niccolo de Masi characterized Sprint as "the network of the future". Essential will be selling the phone unlocked, so it's not actually shackled to Sprint's service at all .
Until last week, Italy's main parties had been trying to pass a new proportional electoral law together, but the deal unraveled . Analysts said the party was punished, in part, for its poor track record in Rome, after winning elections there last summer.
Much as I'd like Apple to introduce an actually modern laptop at that £950 price , I suppose this is better than nothing. Arguably the most interesting of these developments is the ability to drag and drop files from one location to another.
Fighting in front of his hometown crowd, Hunt (13-11-1) defeated Lewis via TKO at 3:51 of the fourth round Saturday. The fight was set to open the early preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass, which happens before the FS1 main card .
Our office also reviewed charges against an individual who previously worked for the Michigan State University football program. He has one for criminal sexual conduct in the first degree as well as one for capturing an image of an unclothed person.
Fans have taken to Twitter to praise the new album, which hit number one on iTunes just 10 minutes after its release. This meant that other streaming platforms such as Spotify were missing out, but that is no longer the case.
AC Milan sign Porto striker Andre Silva
He's also made his mark for the Portugal national side, scoring seven goals in his first eight games. The player has been approached by several big European clubs - I can't say who.
Apple announces all-new iMac, MacBook updates
The new panels inside Apple's 4K 21.5-inch and 5K 27-inch iMacs produce 500 nits of luminance and support up to 1 billion colors. The base model comes with an eight-core processor , the AMD Vega 56 graphics card, 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD for storage .
Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds for Stanley Cup
The 2017 Stanley Cup Final is over and it ended the same way as it did in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning once again. It was hard to see Hornqvist skating around after the game kissing the Stanley Cup and holding it over his head.
Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, meanwhile, has accused Saudi Arabia and the USA of standing behind Wednesday's deadly attacks. At least 17 people lost their lives and almost 50 others were wounded in the assaults, which involved shootings and blasts.
Wimbledon will be complicated, says clay king Rafa
I am enjoying every week, and I want to continue and I gonna try to keep working hard to try to enjoy more handsome weeks". For me, the nerves, the adrenaline that I feel when I play in this court is impossible to compare to another feeling.
USA special forces help Philippines fight Islamic militants
In a phone call with Duterte, President Donald Trump congratulated him on the "unbelievable job" he's doing on "the drug problem". Herrera added that the military is investigating reports that the founders of the Maute group have been killed in the fighting.
Tapwrit Wins Belmont Stakes
Epicharis' connections had hoped he would still make the race, but the colt had not been sent out to train since Tuesday. Pletcher took two of the year's three Triple Crown races, having saddled Always Dreaming to victory in the Derby .
Longoria, Rays beat A's 6-5 in 10 to open doubleheader
He's become a fixture in highlight reels for his incredible diving catches in center field, plays which he makes look routine. C Wilson Ramos (recovery from torn ACL) may soon have his rehab upgraded from Class A Charlotte to Triple-A Durham.
Bark for Life raises money for cancer research
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