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  • Kim Jong Un gains more power

    North Korea has replaced its long-serving head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un, promoting a man who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human rights abuses, state media said Friday.

  • Trump lands in Vietnam for second summit with NKorea's Kim

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump both arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday, the eve of their second summit at which they will tackle how to implement a North Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons.

  • US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong

    Trump-Kim second summit in late Feb

    US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.

  • 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.

  • NKorea could consider change of tack on denuclearisation

    Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un warns in his New Year speech after 12 months of diplomatic rapprochement.

  • 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.

  • Trump-Kim

    Trump receives note from NKorea's Kim, hails progress

    Kim Jong Un tells President Donald Trump he believes their efforts could open up a “new future” between North Korea and the United States and expresses hope for “practical actions” in the future, according to a letter from the North Korean leader.

  • 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.

  • US President Donald Trump

    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.

  • 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.

  • North Korea

    NKorea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

    North Korea to destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, it says Saturday, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NKorean leader meets Chinese senior official, fetes Chinese art troupe

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets Chinese senior diplomat Song Tao, and fetes a Chinese art troupe led by Song, North Korean state media says, indicating closer ties with China following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing.

  • Search is on for the best summit site for Trump, Kim

    Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev chooses Reykjavik, Iceland. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin huddles at Yalta. Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev will always have Paris.

  • South Korean soldiers

    Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's

    The White House defends Donald Trump’s tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader’s mental fitness, not their president‘s.

  • A South Korean government official checks the direct communications hotline

    NKorea reopens cross-border communications with SKorea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopens a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war.

  • Kim Jong Un attends concert feting N Korea missile launch

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a concert replete with pop music and thunderous applause to fete the successful launch of his country's first intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • N Korea warns of strike on Seoul's presidential palace

    North Korea warns that its military is ready to attack Seoul's presidential palace unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes for "treason" and publicly executes officials responsible for what Pyongyang says are plans to attack its leadership.

  • North Korea fires five short-range missiles into sea

    North Korea fires five short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast -- the latest in a series of launches ordered by leader Kim Jong-Un amid rising military tensions.

  • N Korea fires ballistic missile into sea

    North Korea fires a ballistic missile into the sea, South Korean and US officials say.

  • 'Artificial earthquake' detected in North Korea

    A small artificial earthquake has been detected in North Korea, according to South Korean officials who say it was probably due to "blasting work".

  • N Korea claims ‘miniature nuclear warheads’

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his country has successfully miniaturised a thermo-nuclear warhead, as Pyongyang continues to talk up its nuclear strike capabilities amid rising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • China urges US, N Korea to hold direct talks

    China's foreign ministry urges the United States and North Korea to sit down with each other face-to-face and resolve their problems, as tension continues to climb on the Korean peninsula after North Korea's latest rocket test.

  • N Korea 'executes' army chief

    North Korea executes its army chief of staff Ri Yong-gil, according to unconfirmed South Korean media reports.

  • North and South-Korea in rare talks to improve ties

    Officials from North and South Korea are meeting for rare talks aimed at improving long-strained ties, after a military standoff in August.

  • Plane-loving Kim gets private runways

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces.