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North Korea absent, US holds talks with Japan, South Korea

Unable to meet with a North Korean official, the chief U.S. envoy for North Korea met on Friday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Thailand.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

North Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

North Korea fired what appeared to short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, …


Pompeo says he was ready, but North Korea meeting unlikely

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting between the two sides …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 11:44 a.m.

North Korea launches 2 short-range missiles, Seoul says

South Korea’s military said North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast in a move observers …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Trump sends Kim photos from DMZ visit; nuclear talks stalled

President Donald Trump has sent mementos from his brief visit to North Korea last month to Kim Jong Un, but substantive nuclear talks between the two countries have not yet …


N. Korea says missile test was warning to South ‘warmongers’

North Korea’s test of a new missile is meant as a “solemn warning” over rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military drills with the United States, Pyongyang …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

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 …


North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium

North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for …


Seized North Korean ship sought for American student’s death

The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship in a bid to collect a multimillion-dollar judgment in the American college student’s death


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 …


Trump offers to meet North Korea’s Kim at DMZ

President Donald Trump is inviting North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to shake hands during a possible visit to the demilitarized zone with South Korea


North Korea urges South to stop mediating between North, US

North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new …


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 …


Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an …


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 …


Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites

A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary …


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 …


Amid report of N. Korea purge, there are reasons for caution

A South Korean newspaper reported Friday that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other high-level officials. But as ever …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Trump in Japan: Pomp and tense circumstance

All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn’t paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 2:02 p.m.

NKorea says talks won’t resume unless US changes position

North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what Pyongyang described as unilateral demands for disarmament.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

North Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

South Korean military confirm N. Korea’s latest launches were missiles

North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles in its second such launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks could be in danger


US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert

North Korea fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast Saturday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration …


Putin says he’ll brief U.S. on summit with Kim

President Vladimir Putin says he’s willing to share details with the United States about his Thursday summit with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia’s influence in the stalemated issue of …


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.


North Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary …