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Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea’s military bolstered

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country’s military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases …


Trump and Kim’s DMZ meeting mixes show and substance

“Ok, let’s do it.” With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:11 a.m.

‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump’s Demilitarized Zone stop was a display of “handshake diplomacy” for the history books, but also a chaotic spectacle reflective of the last-minute nature of the invitation to …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:23 a.m.

President Donald Trump visits DMZ for meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump Trump becomes the first U.S. leader to step into North Korea, meets Kim Jong Un.


North Korea’s Kim meets China’s Xi, says awaiting US actions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with …


State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert alongside leader …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Kim, Putin have high hopes for their 1st one-on-one meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia on Wednesday, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

North Korea’s Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit on Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting’s timing …


North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin.


South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and …


Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he’s open to a third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by …


Vietnam woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Kim killing

A Vietnamese woman who is the only suspect in custody for the killing of the North Korean leader’s brother has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.


Kathleen Parker: Trump’s lying ears

The president of the United States not only lies routinely, but he believes other people’s lies without a modicum of skepticism.


Eli Lake: Trump was right to walk away from Kim

It’s an old tactic for the North Koreans. They negotiate, pocket concessions, then fail to deliver. President Donald Trump was right to walk away.


Trump accepts Kim’s ‘word’ he had no role in Warmbier death

President Donald Trump said Thursday he takes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at his word” that Kim was unaware of the alleged mistreatment of an American college student who …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

U.S., North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has collapsed amid a standoff over U.S. sanctions


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:24 a.m.

No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump en route to Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday …


Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks.


Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s leader for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim …


U.S., South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

U.S., South Korean officials meet ahead of expected second summit between Trump and Kim.


Trump to say when, where he’ll hold 2nd North Korean summit

President Donald Trump says he’ll announce next week the site and date for the second summit he’s planning to hold with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) …


North Korea’s leader orders preparations for 2nd Trump meet

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he’ll “wait with patience and in good faith” to work toward …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Trump, North Korean leader to hold second summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear …


U.S. and North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.


North Korean leader reportedly committed to 2nd summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he is committed to setting up a second summit with President Donald …


Kim Jong Un says he hopes to extend nuclear summitry with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans’ …


Trump: Kim meeting likely in January or February

President Donald Trump says his next meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is likely to happen in January or February.