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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.

May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018

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.

May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018

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.

April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

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.

April 22, 2018
April 22, 2018

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.

April 15, 2018
April 15, 2018

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.

March 10, 2018
March 10, 2018

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.

January 4, 2018
January 4, 2018

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.

January 3, 2018
January 3, 2018

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.

July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017

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.

March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016

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.