North Korea

January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019

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.

October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018

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.

September 23, 2018
September 23, 2018

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.

September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018

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.

September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018
USA

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.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

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.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

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.

June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018

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.

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018
USA

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".

June 10, 2018
June 10, 2018

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.