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  • NKorea says chance of talks with US 'narrowing'

    The possibility of talks between nuclear-armed North Korea and Washington is "narrowing", Pyongyang has said after the US State Department reaffirmed its designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.

  • NKorea successfully tests new submarine-launched ballistic missile

    North Korea says it successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defence, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.

  • NKorea's launches two short-range missiles again

    North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, the South Korean military has said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.

  • N Korea threatens more launches after fourth test in 12 days

    North Korea threatens to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth pair of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South.

  • North Korea says freed Australian student had been spying

    North Korea's state news agency says an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days' detention had committed "spying acts" through his work with foreign media.

  • ‘N Korean leader's slain half-brother was a CIA informant’

    Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the US Central Intelligence Agency, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • NKorea's Kim visits factories linked to missile launches

    The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons.

  • 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.

  • Is his political mystique finally unravelling?

    Trump would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing

    US President Donald Trump says he would be disappointed if Pyongyang were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite the collapse last week of their second summit.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.