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  • Surprise Visit: Kim meets Xi ahead of US summit

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday discussed an expected US-North Korea summit in talks in Beijing, Yonhap news agency said, days after Kim warned he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions.

  • Donald Trump

    If human rights shelved in NKorea talks, look at Myanmar: UN

    A United Nations investigator voices concern about human rights being sidelined during US and South Korean talks with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, warning on Tuesday: look at what happened in Myanmar.

  • World leaders at UN look for progress on NKorea, brace for Trump

    North Korea and Iran will dominate this week's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where President Donald Trump will be firmly in the spotlight as he continues to upend global diplomacy.

  • Koreas commit to 'era of no war'

    North Korea said it would close a key missile test facility in the presence of "international experts" and potentially destroy its primary nuclear complex if the United States agrees to corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong Un yesterday.

  • US sends mixed message to Kim

    Donald Trump and his secretary of state sent out mixed messages on North Korea yesterday, with the US President praising Kim Jong Un but Mike Pompeo saying Pyongyang still had "enormous" work to do.

  • UN experts: NKorea hasn't stopped nuke and missile programs

    North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating UN sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products,” UN experts say in a new report.

  • Pompeo optimistic about ending NKorea's nuclear program

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the process of ending North Korea’s nuclear program would take time but he was optimistic that it would be done within a timeline set by the leaders of the two countries.

  • Five reasons why Kim agreed to meet Trump

    No sitting US president has ever met a North Korean leader before. The historic meeting on June 12 between US Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong Un ended with historic results. The meeting generated so much goodwill that the US President expressed his desire to visit North Korea and to invite the North Korean leader to Washington.

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    World avoided nuclear catastrophe: Trump

    Donald Trump accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea during their historic summit, Pyongyang state media reports, as the US president says the world had jumped back from the brink of "nuclear catastrophe".

  • Trump, Kim arrive for US-N Korea summit

    ​North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump arrive in Singapore for an unprecedented summit, with Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal at the top of the agenda and the US president calling it a "one-time shot" at peace.

  • N Korea 'military reshuffle' raises eyebrows in Seoul

    South Korea is monitoring developments in the North's armed forces, it says after reports Pyongyang replaced three of its top military officials ahead of a summit with the United States.

  • North Korea dismantles nuclear test site

    North Korea dismantles its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony says, in a planned move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit next month with the US.

  • NKorea slams 'ignorant and stupid' Pence, renews summit threat

    North Korea has called US Vice-President Mike Pence "ignorant and stupid" for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week.

  • North Korea allows South Korea reporters

    NKorea allows SKorea reporters to visit nuclear site

    North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea’s unification ministry says.

  • North Korea suspends talks with South, summit in doubt

    North Korea throws next month’s unprecedented summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump into doubt, threatening weeks of diplomatic progress by saying it may reconsider if Washington insists on unilateral denuclearisation.

  • US President Donald Trump

    NKorea frees three Americans: Trump

    US President Donald Trump says that three Americans detained by North Korea have been released and are on their way home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

  • SKorea to remove loudspeakers along border

    In initial small steps toward reconciliation, South Korea say it would remove loudspeakers that blared propaganda across the border, while North Korea says it would shift its clocks to align with its southern neighbor.

  • Kim offers to close nuclear test site in May, invites US experts

    North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul says, as US President Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal with the secretive regime.

  • Koreas

    NKorea media hails summit

    North Korea's state news agency on Saturday called the inter-Korean summit a turning point for the Korean peninsula, while US President Donald Trump said he would maintain sanctions pressure on Pyongyang ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un.

  • 'No more war'

    The leaders of North and South Korea embraced yesterday and pledged to work for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" on a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.

  • China hails 'courage' of North, South Korean leaders

    China heap praise on the leaders of the two Koreas for holding a landmark summit, calling their handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula a "historic moment".

  • US hopes Korean summit will lead to 'future of peace'

    Donald Trump's White House voice hope that a Korean summit would "achieve progress toward a future of peace," as the leaders of the two countries sat down to talk.

  • Koreas agree to goal of 'complete denuclearisation'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after pledging to work for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," punctuating a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.

  • NKorea nuclear test site part-collapsed: Chinese experts

    North Korea's underground nuclear test site has partially collapsed following a massive bomb blast last year, making it unusable, Chinese seismologists conclude.

  • SKorea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

    South Korea halts the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea ahead of their first summit in a decade, as US President Donald Trump cautioned the nuclear crisis on the peninsula was a long way from being resolved.

  • As US, North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

    A US push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran’s foreign minister warns as US and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks.

  • Obama: NKorea 'real threat', urges co-operation

    North Korea poses a "real threat" whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama says on a visit to Japan.

  • S Korean delegation meets N Korean leader Kim

    A South Korean delegation meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said, after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk.

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    NKorea sent banned items to Syria, Myanmar: UN

    North Korea sends items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of UN sanctions — and banned ballistic missiles systems to Myanmar, UN experts say.

  • Protests greet NKorean delegation to Olympics

    A blacklisted North Korean general arrives in the South for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, which will also be attended by US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka.