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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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

North Korea says it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” in an announcement possibly intended to register displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks without causing those coveted negotiations to …


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 …


Trump intervenes, reverses planned North Korea sanctions with tweet

President Donald Trump tweeted that he had reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea – a move that left officials at the Treasury Department and observers …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Trump intervenes, reverses planned NK sanctions with tweet

Trump’s tweet that he was reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea leaves officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads.


Reports: North Korea rebuilding structures at rocket site

North Korea is reportedly restoring facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it had dismantled as part of disarmament steps last year.


Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the congressional testimony of Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer and fixer, was in part responsible for the collapse in negotiations with North Korea …


Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of ‘the socialist nightmare’


South Korea, U.S. end springtime military drills to back diplomacy

South Korea and the U.S. are ending their massive springtime military drills as part of efforts to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis


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.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

Warmbier’s parents blame North Korea ‘evil regime’ in son’s death

The parents of an American college student who died following months of detention in North Korea rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday, saying Kim Jong Un “and his evil regime” …


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