North Korea leader Kim Jong Un

NKorea’s Kim consolidates power

In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea names a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gives leader Kim Jong Un a new title, according to state media reports.

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

Trump plays down new apparent NKorea test

US President Donald Trump plays down what appeared to be North Korea’s third missile launch in just over week, saying they were short-range and “very standard” and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang.

April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019

NKorea’s Kim consolidates power

In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea names a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gives leader Kim Jong Un a new title, according to state media reports.

June 6, 2018
June 6, 2018

Trump-Kim summit to be held at Sentosa hotel

The Capella Hotel on Sentosa will host next Tuesday's summit between United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

Moscow invites NKorea's Kim to visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow says, during the first meeting between the head of the reclusive state and a Russian official in Pyongyang.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018
USA

NKorean leader Kim sends letter to Trump

A senior North Korean official will hand over a letter from the country's leader Kim Jong Un to US President Donald Trump in a rare visit to the White House on Friday as the two sides try to put a derailed summit meeting back on track.

May 26, 2018
May 26, 2018

SKorean president meets NKorea's Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss Kim's possible upcoming summit with US President Donald Trump.

May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018

China's Xi, North Korea's Kim meet ahead of Trump summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un meet in northeast China in an unannounced visit by the North Korean leader ahead of an expected summit with US President Donald Trump.

April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018

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.

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 6, 2018
March 6, 2018

NKorea willing to hold talks with US, halt nuclear tests: SKorea

North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, the South says after a delegation returned from the North where it met leader Kim Jong Un.