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Trump’s Asia Gamble: Shatter Enduring Strategies on China and North Korea

Trump officials are pursuing unorthodox Asia policies that are winning more support across Washington, including from some Democrats. But the moves could deepen conflicts....

Trump’s Asia Gamble: Shatter Enduring Strategies on China and North Korea

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White House confirms Trump letter to North Korea's Kim ahead of Asia trip The White House confirmed on Sunday that President Donald Trump had sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, days before the U.S. president leaves for a trip to Japan and South Korea....
18:00 2019-06-23

China's Xi in North Korea: It's the economy Speaking at a banquet in his honor, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to North Korea by praising economic development. However, he also issued a warning over efforts to denuclearize the peninsula....
13:13 2019-06-21

China's Xi says hopes North Korea, U.S. can keep talking Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that he hopes North Korea and the United States can keep talking and make progress, Chinese state media reported after the two men met in Pyongyang....
13:52 2019-06-20

China's Xi leaves on first state visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping departed for Pyongyang on Thursday on a state visit to North Korea, state media said, accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner....
05:01 2019-06-20

The Latest: China’s Xi arrives in North Korea to meet Kim BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to North Korea (all times local): 11 a.m. Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013. The Xinhua News Agency says Xi arrived shortly before 11 a.m. T...
05:26 2019-06-20

China's Friendship With North Korea "Irreplaceable", Says Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a rare opinion piece in North Korea's official newspaper Wednesday, just a day before his scheduled visit to Pyongyang, saying Beijing's friendship with the......
10:39 2019-06-19

North Korea’s Kim meets China’s Xi, says awaiting US actions North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, says his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States...
15:00 2019-06-20

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea for talks Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived amid pomp and pageantry in North Korea on Thursday, the first time a Chinese leader has traveled to the Hermit Kingdom in 14 years. North Korean President Kim Jong Un and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, greeted Xi and other Chinese officials at the airport during an arrival...
15:52 2019-06-20

China's Xi Meets North Korea's Kim, Both Seeking Leverage With U.S. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled a willingness to compromise in stalled nuclear talks with the U.S. during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pyongyang, remarks that could provide Mr. Xi with useful leverage in his own trade negotiations with Washington....
21:00 2019-06-20

China's Xi arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea's nuclear weapons....
01:52 2019-06-21

China says Xi urged Trump to ease North Korea sanctions 'in due course' Chinese President Xi Jinping urged U.S. President Donald Trump last month to show flexibility in dealings with North Korea and ease sanctions on the country "in due course," China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
21:52 2019-07-12

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea for summit with Kim Jong Un Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he’s expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea’s nuclear weapons....
06:52 2019-06-20

Ahead of a visit to North Korea, China's Xi says he supports denuclearization President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea this week will mark the first time in 14 years that a Chinese leader is visiting the reclusive country....
11:39 2019-06-19

China's Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea on a visit 'big on symbolism' China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea — the first by a Chinese state leader in 14 years....
08:39 2019-06-20

China's Xi arrives in North Korea with senior economic official in tow Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner, as Beijing looks to bolster North Korea and perhaps jumpstart stalled talks with Washington....
08:52 2019-06-20

China's Xi arrives in North Korea week before he's due to meet Trump Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbor, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute....
11:13 2019-06-20

China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes Chinese President Xi Jinping meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons...
05:26 2019-06-19

China's Xi arrives in North Korea a week before he's due to meet Trump Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbor, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute....
13:52 2019-06-20

China says Xi urged Trump to ease North Korea sanctions Chinese President Xi Jinping urged U.S. President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on North Korea during their meeting in Japan last month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
11:39 2019-07-12

China's Xi says world hopes North Korea-U.S. talks can succeed The world hopes North Korea and the United States can talk to each other and for those talks to be successful, Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, praising Pyongyang's efforts toward denuclearization....
19:00 2019-06-20

China's Xi arrives for state visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Pyongyang for a two-day state visit to North Korea. China's state broadcaster CCTV showed huge crowds of people at the airport, waving flowers and chanting slogans to welcome Xi. (June 20)        ...
17:39 2019-06-20

China's President Xi Jinping to Make First Visit to North Korea Xi Jinping will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss bilateral relations, as well as efforts to resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula, in the first such state visit by a Chinese leader in more than a decade....
16:00 2019-06-17

North Korea Lauds China Ties As Xi Jinping Wraps Up Trip North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour, with both countries facing deadlock in their......
12:39 2019-06-21

China’s President Xi Jinping Holds Talks With Kim Jong Un in North Korea (BEIJING) — The leaders of China and North Korea were talking in the North Korean capital Thursday, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down for talks in Pyongyang, China’s of...
12:26 2019-06-20

'I Love Thee, China': North Korea woos Xi in lavish state visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of "serious and complicated" international affairs, was good for regional peace, North Korean state media said on Friday....
08:13 2019-06-21

Xi Jinping Urged Donald Trump To Ease North Korea Sanctions, Says China Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on North Korea during their meeting in Japan last month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
16:13 2019-07-12

Russia, China Block US Effort To Halt North Korea Fuel Deliveries Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual ceiling for 2019, diplomatic sources......
10:39 2019-06-19

North Korea, Syria and Myanmar among countries defending China's actions in Xinjiang Ambassadors representing 37 countries praised China for its "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights," just a day after a group of 22 other countries formally condemned Beijing for the mass detention of ethnic and religious minorities in the country's Xinjiang region....
07:13 2019-07-15

China vows to play bigger role as US-North Korea talks stall With talks between the US and North Korea going nowhere fast, the reclusive regime’s Asian neighbors are stepping up efforts to improve relations and encourage Kim Jong Un to shelve his nuclear weapons. Chinese President Xi Jinping — on the eve of his first visit to North Korea — vowed Wednesday to ...
22:13 2019-06-19

Russia, China delay U.S. push for halt to North Korea fuel imports Russia and China on Tuesday delayed a U.S. request for a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea over accusations Pyongyang violated a U.N. cap, diplomats said....
23:52 2019-06-18

"I Love Thee, China": North Korea Woos Xi Jinping In Lavish State Visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of "serious and complicated" international affairs, was good for regional......
07:13 2019-06-21

President Trump's global juggling act puts China, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea all in play Succeeding at any one of those challenges would be a major win. Score them all and President Trump's name would be written large in history books....
15:26 2019-05-21

South Korea fires army commander for North Korea boat trespassing South Korea fired an army commander, saying the presence of a North Korean fishing boat that sailed in the South's territorial waters for 57 hours was the result of a "border security failure."...
19:00 2019-07-03

South Korea urges North Korea to hold another summit before Trump visit North Korea should hold another summit with South Korea ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul in coming days, South Korea's Special Representative for North Korea Lee Do-Hoon said on Wednesday....
16:39 2019-06-19

North Korea calls South Korea's F-35 jet purchases 'extremely dangerous action' South Korea's acquisition of American F-35 stealth fighter jets will force North Korea to develop and test "special armaments" to destroy the new weapons, North Korea's state media said on Thursday, citing a government researcher....
06:52 2019-07-11

North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if U.S.-South Korea exercises go ahead The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday....
21:52 2019-07-16

South Korea sacks army commander over North Korea defector boat South Korea said on Wednesday it sacked an army commander and rebuked other senior officers after a North Korean fishing boat piloted by defectors went undetected in South Korean waters for more than two days last month....
12:00 2019-07-03

South Korea Urges Restraint After Recent North Korea Missile Tests SINGAPORE — South Korea’s Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo on Saturday fended off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore that the tests were being investigated and a conclusion is within rea...
17:26 2019-06-01

Envoy says U.S. ready for 'constructive' talks with North Korea: South Korea A U.S. special envoy said on Friday the United States was ready to hold constructive talks with North Korea to follow through on a denuclearization agreement reached by the two countries last year, South Korea's foreign ministry said....
02:26 2019-06-29

South Korea gives most aid to North Korea since 2008 amid food shortage South Korea has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to U.N. aid program in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up for food shortages....
12:13 2019-06-19

North Korea Warns U.S. to Quit Military Drills With South Korea Pyongyang said that troop exercises planned for next month could scuttle efforts to reopen talks and might prompt it to resume nuclear and missile tests....
16:39 2019-07-16

South Korea urges summit with North Korea before Trump visit North Korea should hold another summit with South Korea ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul in coming days, South Korea's Special Representative for North Korea Lee Do-Hoon said on Wednesday....
18:00 2019-06-19

South Korea: 'Complete denuclearization' of North Korea remains the goal South Korea's goal in the North Korean nuclear issue is none other than complete denuclearization, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday....
11:26 2019-07-03

South Korea braces for African swine fever outbreak after North Korea case South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea, the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus' rapid spread....
07:00 2019-05-31

South Korea rejects Japan media reports on transfer of material to North Korea South Korea on Tuesday denied accusations in Japanese media that it had transported Japanese high-tech material to North Korea, calling for an immediate halt to such comments....
12:39 2019-07-09

South Korea Urges North Korea Summit Before Donald Trump's Seoul Visit South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide......
02:52 2019-06-20

South Korea readies to tackle potential swine fever transmission from North Korea North Korea has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever, prompting South Korea to guard against the possible spread of the animal disease in areas bordering the North....
09:26 2019-05-31

South Korea: North Korea needs to offer bold measures for nuclear talks to resume North Korea should offer to take bold denuclearization measures to help resume the stalled negotiations with the United States, a special security adviser to President Moon Jae-in said Thursday....
20:52 2019-06-27

Kim Yo Jong: North Korea open to inter-Korea cooperation Kim Yo Jong told South Korean officials North Korea is interested in continued inter-Korea cooperation as she delivered a letter of condolence from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom on Wednesday....
18:52 2019-06-12

South Korea donates 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea South Korea has said it will make its largest food donation to the North since 2008, as an estimated 40% of North Koreans are undernourished. Much of the aid is aimed at helping vulnerable children and mothers....
18:39 2019-06-19

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced over the past month as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and improve bilateral relations. South Korean Unification Minist...
13:26 2019-06-19

South Korea sends most food aid since 2008 to North Korea SEOUL – South Korea has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to a U.N. aid program in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up for food shortages. South Korea followed through on a promise to donate $4.5 million...
22:13 2019-06-19

South Korea urges North Korea summit before Trump Seoul visit, U.S. door 'wide open' South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide open" for talks with Pyongyang....
20:13 2019-06-19

South Korea scrambles to curb African swine fever spread after North Korea reports outbreak in pig farms South Korea is working to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea alerted that there was an outbreak at a farm near its border with China....
19:52 2019-05-31

South Korea calls for 3rd U.S.-North Korea summit South Korea's Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul called Wednesday for a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, stressing the importance of working-level talks to ensure a n...
12:26 2019-06-19

Trump offers to meet North Korea's Kim; North says talks would be 'meaningful' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would like to see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, and North Korea said a meeting would be "meaningful" if it happened....
07:13 2019-06-29

| North Korea tells South to stop mediating between North, US North Korea said 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 proposals to salvage deadlocked talks on its nuclear programme....
20:00 2019-06-27

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties. The post North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties appeared first on LEX18.co...
14:13 2019-06-30

North Carolina Dem candidate vows to 'get tough' with China - despite investing in company that outsourced to China A Democratic Congressional candidate trying to win a seat in September’s special election has promised to “get tough with China,” even as he invested in a solar power company that outsourced production to China and imported devices from a Chinese company deemed a national security risk....
15:52 2019-05-28

Trump thanks North Korea’s Kim for not standing him up at DMZ ​WASHINGTON – President Trump thanked North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for not standing him up ​and meeting him Sunday in the demilitarized zone. “And I want to thank Chairman Kim for something else,” Trump said during brief remarks. “When I put out the social media notification, if he didn’t s...
17:52 2019-06-30

Trump says he could meet North Korea’s Kim at DMZ OSAKA, Japan (AP) — 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. Trump is scheduled to visit South Korea later Saturday after meetings at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan. He tweeted Saturd...
04:00 2019-06-29

Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea Chinese president Xi Jinping became the first leader of his country to travel to Pyongyang in 14 years. The trip comes as he and Kim Jong Un seek to improve their bilateral relations....
07:39 2019-06-20

Trump says both he and North Korea's Kim want to meet at DMZ U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both want to meet at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas later in the day, raising hopes for an encounter that could jump-start stalled nuclear talks....
06:00 2019-06-30

How Trump’s meeting with Kim in North Korea went down With the words, “Hey, I’m over here,” President Trump launched an improbable surprise get-together with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in the demilitarized zone that made him the first sitting US president to cross into North Korea. “I just want to say that this is my honor. I didn’t really expect it. We...
06:39 2019-07-01

U.S.-North Korea Talks Won't Go Anywhere Without Compromises President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s Sunday meeting brought an agreement to begin new working-level talks, but for any progress both sides would need to demonstrate new flexibility, Michael Gordon writes....
07:13 2019-07-02

Trump Offers to Meet North Korea's Kim President Trump said he is willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, even if just to “say hello.”...
02:39 2019-06-29

New North Korea sanctions would tell Chinese banks: It's us or them A new round of sanctions targeting North Korea would force Chinese banks to choose between doing business with the United States and doing business with North Korea....
09:01 2019-06-28

Student arrested in North Korea tweets he's 'obviously' not a spy The Australian student who was arrested in North Korea has tweeted for the first time since being deported from the country to say that he is "obviously" not a spy....
22:00 2019-07-09

Student Deported From North Korea Says He’s ‘Pretty Obviously’ Not a Spy Alek Sigley, 29, an Australian who sometimes wrote about his life in Pyongyang, was accused of “systematically collecting information” for news media outlets....
19:26 2019-07-09

North Korea warns it is losing patience with US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he still believes North Korea "would like to make a deal" and left the door open for a third summit with Kim Jong Un despite a new warning from Pyongyang urging the US to change the course of its negotiations "before it is too late."...
05:26 2019-06-06

Trump to meet North Korea's Kim on DMZ between the two Koreas U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas on Sunday, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said, raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks....
09:00 2019-06-30

Switzerland becomes No. 1 donor of foreign aid to North Korea Switzerland is emerging as the No. 1 donor of humanitarian assistance to North Korea as concerns grow over the deteriorating food situation in the isolated country....
23:13 2019-05-22

Australian student released in North Korea says ‘I’m OK’ An Australian student has been released after a week in detention in North Korea and told reporters in Beijing he was “very good” but didn’t say what happened...
13:13 2019-07-04

Bribes help criminals get away with murder in North Korea Murderers could be going unpunished in North Korea where bribes are greasing the wheels of informal commerce, according to a new report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights....
20:00 2019-05-28

Report: North Korea executes envoy to US A South Korea paper citing an anonymous source said that Kim Hyok Chol was accused of being a US spy and killed. Several officials who also worked on the meeting with the US have been killed or jailed, the paper said....
17:52 2019-05-31

Still Have "Confidence" In North Korea's Kim Jong Un: Trump US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to express his "confidence" in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite Pyongyang's recent weapons tests and deadlocked nuclear talks....
04:00 2019-05-26

North Korea says talks won’t resume unless US changes position SEOUL, South Korea — 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. The statement by an unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman publishe...
16:13 2019-05-24

North Korea says no more talks on denuclearization until U.S. changes stance 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....
15:26 2019-05-24

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure North Korea's U.N. ambassador says the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences its seizing of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel....
05:39 2019-05-22

US Wants North Korea Freeze As Beginning, Not End, Of Denuclearisation The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear programme as the start of a process of denuclearisation, the State Department said on Tuesday, ahead of fresh talks with......
16:26 2019-07-10

North Korea says it won't resume talks unless US changes position North Korea says it will never resume nuclear talks with the U.S. unless the Trump administration modifies its position on unilateral demands for disarmament....
13:00 2019-05-24

U.S. wants North Korea freeze as beginning, not end, of denuclearization The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization, the State Department said on Tuesday, ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month....
03:39 2019-07-10

Trump says he looks forward to meeting with North Korea's Kim soon U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great meeting" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend and he looks "forward to seeing him again soon."...
01:13 2019-07-02

North Korea's Kim says will consider letter received from Trump North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content, state-run North Korean news agency KCNA said....
00:13 2019-06-23

Factbox: The ups and downs since Trump first met North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time at a historic summit in Singapore on June 12 last year and there have been ups and downs in the North's foreign relations since then....
03:13 2019-06-12

UN investigator says North Korea cracking down on escapes The United Nations’ independent investigator on human rights in North Korea says there are signs it and China are strengthening their efforts to track down people who have escaped from the North...
11:39 2019-06-21

Trump says he will not allow CIA informants to spy on North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Trump's remarks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House represented a fresh attempt by the president to cozy up to theNorth Korean leader, a policy that has drawn criticism for seeming to overlook Kim's autocratic rule....
05:39 2019-06-12

How North Korea’s Leader Gets His Luxury Cars Kim Jong-un parades around in Mercedes-Benzes and a Rolls-Royce, despite sanctions intended to keep North Korea from importing luxury goods. We tracked how they get there....
14:13 2019-07-16

North Korea Says No More Nuclear Talks Unless US Changes Stance North Korea said on Friday its deadlocked nuclear talks with Washington "will never be resumed" unless the US adopts a new approach, again blaming it for the collapse of the Hanoi summit in February....
23:52 2019-05-24

Asia shares on guard as Trump tilts at China, Fed Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of economic data from the Asian giant....
02:52 2019-06-12

U.S. defense chief says China threatens Asia's stability Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan suggested on Saturday that China was responsible for a range of destabilizing activities in Asia, stirring already heightened tensions between the world's two largest economies....
04:52 2019-06-01

Asia stocks decline as US-China trade war heats up China announced on Monday that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, beginning on June 1. The latest development from Beijing comes after U.S. President Donald Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese goods last week....
15:13 2019-05-21

North Korea says US is ‘hell-bent on hostile acts’ Just days after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to resume denuclearization talks, Pyongyang’s UN delegation accused the US of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” against the country. The delegation said Wednesday that North Korea was responding to a letter sent...
17:39 2019-07-04

The Latest: Trump ‘was proud’ to cross into North Korea President Donald Trump says he “was proud” to step over the demarcation line between North and South Korea, becoming the first U.S. president to enter North Korea....
09:39 2019-06-30

Australian Student Detained in North Korea Is Freed An Australian student who was detained in North Korea for more than a week has been set free, a move that Prime Minister Scott Morrison said was a victory for behind-the-scenes diplomacy with Pyongyang....
14:13 2019-07-04

Australian student released from North Korea says he's 'very good' An Australian student who was detained in North Korea was freed and safely left the country on Thursday, after Swedish officials helped broker his release....
14:00 2019-07-04

Trump becomes first sitting president to set foot into North Korea President Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Korean demilitarized zone before crossing, becoming the first U.S. leader to meet his North Korean counterpart at the border....
12:13 2019-06-30

Missing Australian student released by North Korea Alek Sigley, the 29-year-old Australian who went missing in North Korea last week, has been released and safely arrived in China on Thursday afternoon....
08:39 2019-07-04

Trump lands at DMZ ahead of meeting with North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas on Sunday ahead of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
09:00 2019-06-30

Trump to Meet North Korea's Kim at Demilitarized Zone President Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday afternoon at the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, a spontaneous third meeting between the two leaders that arrives as nuclear talks have hit an impasse....
08:26 2019-06-30

North Korea's former top nuclear envoy seen with Kim Jong Un: KCNA North Korea's former top nuclear envoy, Kim Yong Chol, accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance, state news agency KCNA said on Monday, signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure....
08:26 2019-06-03

Trump heads for historic DMZ meeting with North Korea’s Kim SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump is on his way to the Korean Demilitarized Zone for a historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump departed Seoul by helicopter on Sunday afternoon shortly after South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced that Kim had accepted Trump&#...
07:13 2019-06-30

North Korea rolls out red carpet for Xi Jinping – in pictures Xi Jinping is greeted warmly in North Korea on his first state visit there as China’s president. He has backed North Korea’s new focus on economic development, saying in a speech in the capital that the nation under leader Kim Jong-un had ‘initiated a new strategic line of economic development and i...
11:26 2019-06-21

North Korea Says Freed Australian Student Had Been Spying North Korea's state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days' detention had committed "spying acts" through his work with foreign media....
22:13 2019-07-06

North Korea Fires Insults at U.S., Spares Trump A year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic first meeting with President Trump, his government is once again hurling insults at the U.S.—while keeping Mr. Trump out of the rhetorical line of fire....
15:00 2019-06-15

Former ambassador may be North Korea's new point man in U.S. talks: source North Korea appears to have appointed a long-time veteran of international diplomacy as point man in the new round of denuclearisation talks with the United States, a diplomatic source in Seoul confirmed on Friday....
15:13 2019-07-05

Trump meets with Kim, crosses border into North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the third time on Sunday amid hopes for new talks at ending North Korea's nuclear programs....
13:39 2019-06-30

US and 25 nations accuse North Korea of violating sanctions The United States and 25 other countries are accusing North Korea of violating U.N. sanctions by importing far more than the annual limit of 500,000 barrels of refined petroleum products....
00:52 2019-06-13

Trump becomes first sitting U.S. leader to enter North Korea “I was proud to step over the line,” Trump told Kim as they met in on the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom. “It is a great day for the world.”...
15:00 2019-06-30

North Korea's former top nuclear envoy reportedly seen with Kim Jong Un North Korean senior official and former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol reportedly accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to a Sunday art performance signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in North Korea's power structure....
04:00 2019-06-03

North Korea calls Biden a ‘fool of low IQ’ for criticizing Kim North Korea criticized Joe Biden as a “fool of low IQ” after the presidential hopeful called the country’s leader Kim Jong Un a “dictator and tyrant.” The country’s official state news agency released a statement that said Biden was “an imbecile bereft of el...
11:52 2019-05-22

Xi heads to North Korea to break cycle of mistrust Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Pyongyang on Thursday for talks with Kim Jong Un, part of a two-day state visit to North Korea that's the first by a Chinese leader in 14 years....
19:52 2019-06-20

In New Talks, U.S. May Settle for a Nuclear Freeze by North Korea The idea taking shape inside the Trump administration would amount to negotiating a nuclear freeze that essentially enshrines the status quo, tacitly accepting the North as a nuclear power....
06:13 2019-07-01

From the Netherlands to North Korea, Kim's Mercedes Take a Long Trip The Mercedes-Benz limousines chauffeuring around North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this year have stumped outsiders over how the sanctions-hit regime obtained the luxury rides....
17:13 2019-07-16

Pompeo looking into reports that North Korea executed envoy to the U.S. North Korea has previously executed scapegoats to atone for high-profile political flops, and the most recent summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump ended in failure, leaving Kim embarrassed on the world stage....
13:13 2019-05-31

North Korea: Trump tries to undermine peace with sanctions North Korea’s U.N. Mission is accusing the Trump administration of deliberately trying to undermine peace efforts by pressuring all countries to implement U.N. sanctions...
22:52 2019-07-03

U.S. should consider possible consequences of seizing cargo ship: North Korea UN ambassador Kim Song said at a news conference Tuesday that the "heinous act" of seizing the ship was aimed at bringing maximum pressure on North Korea to make it "kneel down."...
08:52 2019-05-22

North Korea: Fake news on both sides is the norm Stories of the secretive state captivate media and audiences alike. But often the stories are only half true, sometimes outright false — especially those coming from a particular South Korean source....
10:26 2019-06-04

The Australian Student Detained in North Korea Has Been Released (CANBERRA, Australia) — An Australian student was released Thursday after a week in detention in North Korea and flew to Beijing, where he described his condition to reporters as “very good.” Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced to Parliament that Alek Sigley, ...
08:39 2019-07-04

Xi heads to North Korea as fate of US nuclear deal still up in the air More than 15 months after Kim Jong Un traveled to Beijing and invited the Chinese President to visit Pyongyang, Xi Jinping is finally heading to the North Korean capital for a two-day state visit this week....
07:13 2019-06-19

North Korea warns it may start testing missiles again North Korea warned the US that breaking its promise and holding military exercises with South Korea next month would jeopardize nuclear talks and could result in the regime resuming missile tests.​ ​ ​”​With the U.S. unilaterally reneging on its commitments, we are gradually losing our justifi...
18:00 2019-07-16

Australian student released from detention in North Korea Australia's prime minister said Alek Sigley was "safe and well" after being released from North Korea. It was the first time an official confirmed the 29-year-old had been detained since he went missing last week....
11:52 2019-07-04

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant....
05:39 2019-05-22

North Korea calls Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over Kim criticism SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant. Pyongyang’s o...
05:39 2019-05-22

| WATCH: Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil as he met Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a first for any American president....
17:39 2019-06-30

S. Korea urges restraint after North’s missile test SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo is fending off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore Saturday that the tests are being investigated and a conclusion is within reac...
09:13 2019-06-01

South Korean man defects to North Korea, Pyongyang says The son of South Korean politicians who defected to North Korea in 1986 arrived in Pyongyang for resettlement, according to a North Korean propaganda service....
19:26 2019-07-07

North Korea: Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A government-controlled new agency says that President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter. The Korean Central News Agency reports Sunday that Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content.” The agency adds: R...
03:26 2019-06-23

GOP lawmakers blast Trump over North Korea comments Republican Sen. Joni Ernst on Sunday pushed back on President Trump’s claim that he isn’t worried about North Korea’s ballistic missile testing this month....
22:13 2019-05-26

Australia welcomes help to find man missing in North Korea Australia’s prime minister says he remains concerned for an Australian student who is uncontactable in North Korea and has been offered international support to find him...
03:13 2019-06-28

Bolton Says North Korea Missile Tests Broke U.N. Ban North Korea violated United Nations’ restrictions by testing ballistic missiles recently, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said, breaking with an effort by the Trump administration to play down the launches as it tries to kick-start diplomacy with Pyongyang....
23:00 2019-05-25

North Korea says Trump-Kim meet at DMZ 'very interesting suggestion' A proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the Korean border is a "very interesting suggestion", North Korea said on Saturday....
07:13 2019-06-29

North Korea U.N. envoy slams U.S. for seized ship North Korea accused the United States of violating international law on Tuesday at the United Nations during an unprecedented press conference delivered by Pyongyang's top envoy to the U.N....
18:13 2019-05-21

US and North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit, Seoul says It comes four months after a second meeting between the leaders in Hanoi collapsed without any agreement.        ...
01:26 2019-06-28

Trump publicly opposes using CIA informants against North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump took a public stance against the use of CIA informants to spy on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, saying it would not happen on his watch and possibly taking away a valuable tool of the U.S. intelligence community....
03:13 2019-06-12

Australian Student Is Missing in North Korea, His Family Says The family said that it had not heard in days from Alek Sigley, 29, who has offered a close look at his life inside the reclusive North on social media....
20:26 2019-06-27

North Korea denies reports of behind-the-scenes talks with US A top official at North Korea's Foreign Ministry has accused South Korean President Moon Jae-in of lying about back channel talks between Pyongyang and Washington in order to manipulate public opinion, complicating efforts by Seoul to revive nuclear negotiations between the two sides....
19:52 2019-06-27

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea Xi Jinping is set to become the first Chinese president to travel to North Korea in 14 years. The visit comes as denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States appear to be at a standstill....
17:13 2019-06-17

Trump says he received a 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump cozied up anew to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, praising a "beautiful" letter he received from Kim and appearing to take a public stance against the CIA spying on him....
22:26 2019-06-11

Xi Jinping to make first official visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day state visit, his first official trip to the country since he came to power in 2012....
20:00 2019-06-17

Trump offers to meet North Korea's Kim at DMZ this weekend U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would like to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border of North and South Korea....
02:26 2019-06-29

North Korea: Released Australian Student Was Spying SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongyang’s official Korean Centra...
16:26 2019-07-06

North Korea says it’s fighting swine fever with quarantine North Korea says it’s actively fighting the spread of highly contagious African swine fever weeks after it reported an outbreak near its border with China...
06:00 2019-06-12

A Spy Case Exposes China's Power Play in Central Asia Kazakhstan’s arrest of a former Soviet KGB agent accused of passing classified documents to Chinese agents comes as its leaders struggle to balance a hunger for Chinese investment with fears of encroachment by their giant eastern neighbor....
19:26 2019-07-10

U.S. won't 'tiptoe' around China with Asia stability at threat: defense chief The United States will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behavior in Asia, with stability in the region at threat on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday....
07:26 2019-06-01

U.S. Will Face China's Behavior in Asia Directly, Defense Secretary Says In his first major public appearance in Asia, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the U.S. would no longer “ignore Chinese behavior” in the Asia-Pacific region, calling its activity a “tool kit of coercion.”...
18:52 2019-06-01

Asia markets slip amid US-China trade jitters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday that a trip to Beijing to resume trade negotiations has not been scheduled yet, reducing hopes of a speedy resolution to the U.S.-China trade war....
04:39 2019-05-23

Won't Tiptoe Around China With Asia Stability At Threat: US Defence Chief The United States will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behaviour in Asia, with stability in the region at threat on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan, acting US Defence Secretary......
11:00 2019-06-01

MLB power rankings: Twins hitters are on pace to shatter history With a huge lead in the AL Central, it doesn't look like anybody is going to stop the Minnesota Twins' offense.       ...
19:52 2019-06-17

North Korea's Kim visits factories linked to missile launches The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons....
04:52 2019-06-01

UN reveals rights abuse at thriving markets in North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. report says North Koreans working in hundreds of capitalistic-style markets are often abused and forced to engage in bribery to survive. The U.N. Human Rights Office said in a report released Tuesday that a failed public distribution system in North Korea has led to ...
11:39 2019-05-28

Report: U.S. open to negotiation over Wise Honest with North Korea The United States and North Korea could be willing to negotiate an exchange of detained ships to resolve tensions following the U.S. seizure of the Wise Honest....
19:00 2019-06-19

Trump Undercuts John Bolton on North Korea and Iran During a trip to Japan, President Trump contradicted John R. Bolton, his national security adviser, on North Korean missile launches and overthrowing the government in Iran....
21:26 2019-05-28

North Korea Says Nuclear Talks Won’t Resume Unless the U.S. Changes Its ‘Unilateral’ Position (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea says nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what the North describes as unilateral demands for disarmament. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency on Friday carried comments...
13:39 2019-05-24

Dozens of buildings completed in Samjiyon county, North Korea says North Korea claimed Sunday "dozens of buildings" in Samjiyon County have been completed, even as the country faces the heaviest sanctions in its history....
19:00 2019-06-16

UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and North Korea As the clicking of cameras and flash of lightbulbs captured on Sunday the first sitting United States President to set foot inside North Korea, Secretary-General António Guterres offered his full support to a potentially reset relationship that may render a denuclearized Korean Peninsula....
17:26 2019-07-01

Xi visit raises prospect of 'concrete cooperation' with North Korea China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader....
18:00 2019-06-19

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian firm over North Korea violations The United States on Wednesday targeted a Russian financial firm under a North Korea sanctions program, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Treasury website....
20:13 2019-06-19

North Korea says Bolton's missile comments 'more than ignorant': KCNA U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is "more than ignorant" to argue that North Korea's recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North's foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday....
13:52 2019-05-27

Plan for a Xi-Kim Summit Boosts North Korea-Linked Stocks Shares in Chinese construction and travel groups rose ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to North Korea, on hopes of closer economic ties between the two countries....
11:26 2019-06-18

North Korea Accuses Expelled Australian Student of Spying Alek Sigley had admitted to “systematically” collecting information, the North said, and a state news agency reported that he had been “caught red-handed.”...
16:26 2019-07-06

North Korea launches an ebook to spread ideology among its people North Korea is bringing its political indoctrination tactics to the digital age. The self-proclaimed republic is developing software designed to teach ideology to party members and workers, North Korean party daily Rodong Sinmun reports. Dubbed Chongseo 1.0, the software is practically an encycloped...
13:52 2019-07-11

North Korea: John Bolton is a 'defective human product' North Korea branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “defective human product” on Monday after he accused the rogue state of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions with recent tests of short-range missiles....
18:26 2019-05-27

Thae Yong-ho: North Korea has no intention to completely denuclearize A defector who fled Pyongyang's embassy in London said U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations can be understood as negotiations between nuclear weapon states....
17:26 2019-07-02

North Korea derides US presidential candidate Joe Biden as a 'fool of low IQ' North Korean state media has launched a stinging attack on the former United States vice president and current presidential candidate, Joe Biden, mocking him as a "fool of low IQ."...
15:39 2019-05-22

North Korea calls Joe Biden a ‘Philistine’ in latest invective North Korea is condemning former Vice President Joe Biden and accusing the "low IQ" Democratic presidential candidate of "disgraceful behavior" around women....
16:26 2019-05-22

Seoul: 2 North Korean fishermen defect to South Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says two of four North Korean fishermen who were rescued off a boat drifting in South Korean waters will remain in the country after expressing their desire to defect. Seoul’s Unification Ministry on Tuesday said the two other fishermen were sent back to N...
10:13 2019-06-18

North Korea Threatens the South Over Its Purchase of U.S. Stealth Fighters North Korea threatened to “completely destroy” lethal weapons placed in South Korea, in an angry response to the planned mid-July delivery of two U.S. stealth fighter jets to Seoul....
14:52 2019-07-11

Pompeo responds cautiously to report of North Korea executions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered a cautious response on Friday to a report that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had a top envoy executed after a failed summit with President Trump made him look bad. “We’re doing our best to check it out. I don’t have anything else to add to that today,” Pomp...
04:39 2019-06-01

New North Korea Constitution Calls Kim Jong Un Head Of State Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the......
09:26 2019-07-12

North Korea has been testing ballistic missiles. So why won’t Trump use the B word? Washington and Seoul seem determined to downplay Pyongyang’s missile tests, calling them “short-range” rather than “ballistic.” The distinction is important....
14:26 2019-05-24

North Korea calls Bolton ‘war monger’ over missile comment SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a “war monger” and “defective human product” after he called the North’s recent tests of short-range missile a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. Pyongyang’s o...
08:13 2019-05-27

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit Chinese President Xi Jinping says North Korea is taking the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper a day ahead of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
04:39 2019-06-19

The Latest: Trump, Abe hold talks on North Korea, trade TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has a good feeling about getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Speaking Monday alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Trump said the U.S...
04:39 2019-05-27

Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has 'fired off some small weapons' U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed concerns about recent missile launches from North Korea and said he was confident that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, would keep promises that he had made....
01:13 2019-05-26

GOP senator breaks with Trump over North Korea missile tests A Republican member of the Senate Armed Services committee on Sunday broke with the White House over North Korea’s recent missile launches after President Trump tweeted he wasn’t “disturbed” by the latest provocation by leader Kim Jong Un. “I find them very disturbing, ...
01:26 2019-05-27

Australian student 'very happy' in Tokyo after North Korea detention An Australian student released after being mysteriously detained in North Korea said he was safe and well in Tokyo on Friday and intends returning to normal life, without commenting on what happened to him in Pyongyang....
06:52 2019-07-05

Xi supports North Korea’s direction on issues ahead of visit SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says North Korea is taking the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper a day ahead of Xi’s visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean le...
04:26 2019-06-19

Trump brushes off North Korea's launch of 'some small weapons' President says recent missile tests bother some people, but not him, and praises regime for calling Joe Biden ‘a fool of low IQ’Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about North Korea’s recent missile tests, calling them “small weapons”, a day after his national security adviser said there was no doub...
06:01 2019-05-26

In Japan, Trump says he's unfazed by North Korea missile launches Ahead of a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump has dismissed recent missile tests in nearby North Korea. He later joined Abe for a round of golf outside Tokyo....
06:39 2019-05-26

White House says Trump, North Korea agree Biden is ‘low IQ’ President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un don’t always see eye-to-eye but they both agree that Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is a “fool of low IQ,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. “I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice Preside...
20:26 2019-05-26

North Korea warns U.S. nuclear talks will never resume without 'new calculation' North Korea on Friday blamed an "arbitrary and dishonest" U.S. position for the failure of a recent summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump and warned that stalled nuclear talks would never restart unless Washington took a new approach....
23:13 2019-05-24

North Korea accuses freed Australian student of spying An Australian student detained for more than a week before being freed in North Korea on Thursday was spying for news outlets, the country's state media said Saturday....
19:52 2019-07-06

Pyongyang Soju selected national beverage of North Korea Kim Jong Un has designated a beverage that embodies the "innocent and tender hearts" of the North Korean people as the national liquor of North Korea....
21:13 2019-06-18

North Korea accuses released Australian student of spying Pyongyang’s news agency said Alek Sigley had spread propaganda against the regimeNorth Korea has said an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views about the coun...
22:00 2019-07-06

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week. State broadcaster CCTV said in its evening news program on Monday that Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a visit Thursday and Friday. The trip would be the first by a ...
14:13 2019-06-17

North Korea blames U.S. for failed summit, urges 'new calculation' North Korea said on Friday an "arbitrary and dishonest" U.S. position had resulted in the failure to reach a deal during a second North Korea-U.S. summit, warning the nuclear issue would never be resolved without a new approach....
17:13 2019-05-24

North Korea decries damage to environment on international Biodiversity Day North Korea highlighted biological diversity and the environment on Wednesday, the International Day for Biological Diversity, while tying environmental protection to national pride....
23:13 2019-05-22

North Korea says prospect ‘gloomy’ for nuclear talks unless US changes its tune North Korea has again blamed the United States for the failure of the February summit in Vietnam between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, saying there will be no progress until Washington changes its approach to denuclearization talks....
18:13 2019-05-24

Alek Sigley: Australian student released from North Korea Student detained for a week in North Korea says he is ‘very good’ as he arrives at airport in Beijing Alek Sigley, the 29-year-old Australian who was missing in North Korea for more than a week, has left the country and arrived safely in China.An upbeat Sigley briefly spoke to a throng of reporters ...
11:39 2019-07-04

North Korea says freed Australian student had been spying: KCNA North Korea's state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days' detention had committed "spying acts" through his work with foreign media....
20:39 2019-07-06

First case of African swine fever reported in North Korea The first case of African swine fever has been reported in North Korea, South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Thursday, showing how the virus has spread widely since the first outbreak in East Asia was found in China in August last year....
19:26 2019-05-30

North Korea accuses U.S. of 'evil ambition,' says use of strength not a U.S. monopoly North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of showing bad faith in negotiations by conducting nuclear and missile tests and military drills as part of an "evil ambition" to conquer North Korea by force, even while advocating dialogue....
20:39 2019-05-29

North Korea Envoy Warns U.S. Over ‘Outrageous’ Ship Seizure After calling the United States “a gangster country” in a letter to the United Nations secretary general, the North’s ambassador to the world body held a rare news conference to deliver a warning....
21:52 2019-05-21

Australia Welcomes Help to Find Student Missing in North Korea (CANBERRA, Australia) — Australia’s prime minister said he has discussed the disappearance of an Australian student in North Korea with other world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and accepted offers to find out what has happened to him. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the pl...
09:26 2019-06-28

North Korea has more than sanctions to overcome for foreign investment: report A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Un's hopes that economic relief may be coming soon, but a new report reveals North Korea's road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions....
08:13 2019-06-21

Australia says no word yet on student reported detained in North Korea Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days.The family of Alek Sigley said on Thursday they had not heard from the 29-year-old university student in Pyongyang, the North Korean capi...
05:26 2019-06-28

The Quick Read About… President Xi Jinping’s Trip to North Korea What Happened This Week: As anticipation builds for the G-20 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump next week in Japan, China’s state broadcaster announced on Monday a surprise state visit by Xi to North Korea for later this week. Why It Matters: While this ...
21:13 2019-06-20

Pyongyang warns South Korea not to mediate North's talks with US North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to facilitate talks between Pyongyang and Washington as the North stepped up its pressure on the United States to salvage nuclear diplomacy between the two nations....
02:39 2019-06-28

North Korea says time running out for talks as U.S. envoy due in South Time is running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive negotiations with North Korea, a senior North Korean diplomat said, as a U.S. envoy was due to hold talks in Seoul ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump....
01:52 2019-06-28

U.S. Democratic candidates dump on Trump over North Korea meeting U.S. candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's latest overture to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, saying the leaders' meeting lacked substance and elevated a ruthless dictator....
18:52 2019-06-30

India Hope For Improved Show In Do-Or-Die Match Against North Korea India will be desperate for a better show when they take on North Korea in a do-or-die match of Intercontinental Cup football tournament on Saturday....
23:13 2019-07-12

Democratic candidates dump on Trump over North Korea meeting U.S. candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's latest overture to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, saying the leaders' meeting lacked substance and elevated a ruthless dictator....
20:13 2019-06-30

US Democratic Candidates Dump On Trump Over North Korea Meeting US candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's latest overture to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the leaders' meeting......
21:52 2019-06-30

After surprise Trump-Kim meeting, U.S. and North Korea to reopen talks U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks....
13:39 2019-06-30

Pompeo says he hopes the US and North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks "I hope the North Koreans will come to the table with ideas that they didn't have the first time. We hope we can we be a little more creative too," says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
06:39 2019-07-16

North Korea slams Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un North Korean state media slammed former U.S. vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling him "bereft of elementary quality as a human being"....
03:39 2019-05-22

North Korea's mass games suspended after Kim Jong-un criticism Country’s leader dissatisfied because of producers having the ‘wrong spirit of creation’North Korea’s mass games are to be put on hold, possibly for weeks, after Kim Jong-un criticised the producers of the most recent event for their “wrong spirit”, according to foreign tour groups.Kim, North Korea’...
20:13 2019-06-05

Trump to make first visit to DMZ in hope of meeting North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea on Sunday, hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks....
02:52 2019-06-30

The Latest: Trump defends meeting, North Korea efforts SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to stage an historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that separates the North and South, insisting that ...
07:13 2019-06-30

Trump says he will meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un at demilitarised zone US president says ‘I want to say hello’ to North Korean leader and the two ‘have a very good relationship’Donald Trump will travel to the demilitarised zone dividing the two Koreas on Sunday to meet North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. In the South Korean capital, Seoul, Trump said he was “looking for...
07:39 2019-06-30

As G-20 concludes, Trump tells reporters he 'may or may not' meet with Kim in North Korea President Trump in a press conference Saturday said he doesn’t plan to add new tariffs on Chinese imports but he won’t be lifting the existing tariffs....
11:39 2019-06-29

Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program....
05:52 2019-07-16

Trump says he is 'in no rush' to make a nuclear deal with North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "in no rush" to make a deal with North Korea to get it to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, and touted what he called his positive relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
00:39 2019-06-13

Trump crosses into North Korea in historic meeting with Kim Jong Un at DMZ President Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un and stepped across the border into North Korea, marking the first time a sitting U.S. President done set foot on North Korean soil....
11:00 2019-06-30

A year after Singapore, little change seen in U.S.-North Korea ties: poll A year after the first U.S.-North Korea summit, most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly, highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks, a poll shows....
06:39 2019-06-12

A year after Singapore, little change seen in US-North Korea ties: poll A year after the first U.S.-North Korea summit, most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly, highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks, a poll shows....
03:13 2019-06-12

North Korea Says Time Running Out For Talks As US Envoy Due In South Time is running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive denuclearisation talks, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Thursday, as a U.S. envoy for North Korea is due to visit......
00:13 2019-06-28

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un's Sister Appears In Public After 52 Days North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's sister has appeared in public for the first time in almost two months and shortly after a South Korean report that she had been temporarily demoted following the......
09:52 2019-06-04

North Korea claims U.S. has declared ‘state of emergency’ over Huawei North Korea criticized the Trump administration's "America first" policy and claimed the United States is trying to put an end to China's economic growth....
00:13 2019-06-10

North Korea leader receives 'excellent' letter from Trump President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate it."...
08:00 2019-06-23

Smugglers of North Korea coal given suspended sentences in the South A South Korean court has suspended prison terms for three local defendants who were convicted of smuggling North Korean anthracite coal into the country....
17:13 2019-07-14

North Korea Says Kim Jong-un Received ‘Excellent’ Letter From Trump The letter was revealed shortly after a trip by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, to Pyongyang, where he was seen as trying to use Mr. Kim as leverage in his trade standoff with President Trump....
06:52 2019-06-23

North Korea's former top nuclear envoy seen with Kim Jong Un on Sunday: KCNA North Korean senior official and former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to a Sunday art performance, state media KCNA said on Monday, signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in North Korea's power structure....
02:26 2019-06-03

North Korea promotes immunity strengthening bioenergy card An anti-radiation bioenergy "health card" is gaining popularity for its health benefits in North Korea, a propaganda service in the country said Sunday....
18:26 2019-06-23

Moon Jae-in, U.S. defense chief concur on North Korea sanctions South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Monday that North Korea sanctions should remain in place....
00:13 2019-06-04

Breaking down Trump’s visit to North Korea — and a scuffle behind the scenes At one point, incoming White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham side-checked a North Korean guard who was blocking reporters from the room while security officials frantically tried to cordon off the area with yellow rope....
03:39 2019-07-01

Report: North Korea will maintain nuclear arsenal for decades North Korea will maintain its nuclear arsenal for the next two decades and the United States' insistence on its rapid disarmament is an "unrealistic goal," a report by the Federation of American Scientists says....
19:26 2019-07-12

Chinese President Xi Jinping Meets Kim Jong Un In North Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang on Thursday on a historic visit to burnish an uneasy alliance, with the two men each facing challenges of their own......
16:52 2019-06-20

Kim’s sister back in public eye at North Korea’s mass games Sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends public event in Pyongyang, casting further doubt on speculation she had been ordered to lay low after failed nuclear summit...
05:52 2019-06-04

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment North Korea has called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "defective human product" after he called the North's recent tests of short-range missile a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions....
08:00 2019-05-27

Iran stance straight from Trump's North Korea playbook The Trump administration isn't exactly hiding the fact that it's using North Korea playbook on Iran: Use a "maximum pressure" campaign -- the same nomenclature was used for Tehran and Pyongyang -- to box the adversary into a corner, then try to negotiate....
16:52 2019-05-21

Finnish NGO quits operations in North Korea amid sanctions A Finnish non-governmental organization has decided to end its humanitarian project in North Korea due to restrictions from international sanctions, after more than two decades of operation in the impoverished country....
11:52 2019-06-13

Trump Officials Are Split Over Approach to North Korea Talks President Trump faces a choice on whether to grant concessions in return for a freeze on North Korea’s nuclear program or to insist on full denuclearization....
07:52 2019-07-02

North Korea Calls Joe Biden a ‘Fool of Low I.Q.’ for Criticizing Kim Jong Un (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech. Pyongyang’s offi...
12:26 2019-05-22

In Asia, Pentagon seeks to separate China military talks from trade war Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks between the two countries....
19:26 2019-05-29

Asia markets slip as investors await China's growth data Investors will be watching out for Chinese gross domestic product data for the second quarter, set to be released at 10:00 a.m. HK/SIN, for clues as to whether policy makers will introduce more stimulus measures in the coming months....
04:26 2019-07-15

Asia markets mostly decline as investors worry over US-China trade tensions Asia Pacific markets were mostly in negative territory on Friday morning as investors remained worried over trade tensions between the United States and China....
07:39 2019-05-24

Asia stocks sag ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks sagged on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
07:52 2019-06-14

China, U.S. defense chiefs hold talks at Asia security summit Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held talks on Friday at an Asia security summit in Singapore, amid heightened tensions between the two countries over trade and security....
13:26 2019-05-31

Trump's surprise DMZ invite to Kim Jong Un 'very interesting,' North Korea official says The North Korean government reportedly found President Trump’s surprise Twitter invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at the DMZ this weekend “very interesting.”...
14:39 2019-06-29

Australia says no progress in finding student feared detained in North Korea Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days.The family of Alek Sigley said on Thursday they had not heard from the 29-year-old university student in Pyongyang, the North Korean capi...
02:26 2019-06-28

U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks ‘at a moment’s notice’: Pompeo Pompeo said he hoped that a letter recently sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would “provide a good foundation for us to begin to continue these important discussions with the North Koreans to denuclearize the peninsula.”...
02:52 2019-06-24

Trump offers North Korea's Kim weekend meeting in demilitarized zone U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday proposed a weekend meeting with Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, an encounter North Korea said would be meaningful if it goes ahead....
20:26 2019-06-29

US briefing: Mueller report evidence, North Korea and Bannon's return Tuesday’s top story: Watergate witness calls special counsel’s report a ‘road map’ to investigating Trump. Plus, Warriors keep NBA hopes alive with Game 5 thrillerSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
14:26 2019-06-11

Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump At a time when tensions among North Korea, China and the United States have been high, some officials see Mr. Xi’s trip to Pyongyang as a way to cool things down....
17:00 2019-06-17

Trump, Bolton appear to differ on significance of North Korea missile test President Trump on Monday said he views the recent North Korea missile tests differently than some of his close advisers and said he was not bothered by Pyongyang's decision to fire them....
19:39 2019-05-27

North Korea calls Bolton 'warmonger' after comment on missile tests North Korea called John Bolton a "warmonger" Monday after the White House national security adviser said the recent ballistic missile tests by the regime had "no doubt" violated United Nations resolutions....
22:00 2019-05-27

Flash drives are bringing freedom to North Korea, a few gigabytes at a time North Korea is an enigma at many levels. The Hermit Kingdom is famous for being a land without internet, but it is also a place where cyber-activism on behalf of freedom is being pioneered....
15:26 2019-06-09

North Korea urges U.S. to change 'hostile policy' on eve of summit anniversary North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to "withdraw its hostile policy" towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become "a blank sheet of paper"....
03:39 2019-06-11

North Korea dubs Bolton's comments 'inordinately ignorant': KCNA U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is "inordinately ignorant" to argue that North Korea's recent missile tests violated United Nations resolutions, the North's foreign ministry said in a statement carried by state media on Monday....
08:52 2019-05-27

Trump Says Open To Meeting Kim Jong Un At North-South Korea Border US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was open to meeting Kim Jong Un at the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea while on a trip to Seoul this week....
04:39 2019-06-29

Trump appears to contradict Bolton on North Korea, expresses ‘confidence’ in Kim Not long after national security adviser John Bolton denounced North Korea’s actions, the president said he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will keep his promise to me.”...
12:39 2019-05-26

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Received ‘Excellent’ Letter From President Trump (SEOUL, South Korea) — U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate” the content. The White House press secretary, S...
16:13 2019-06-23

Son of high-profile South Korean defector 'moves to North Korea' State media reports arrival of Choe In-guk, son of ex-foreign minister who defected in 1986The son of the highest-profile South Korean ever to defect to North Korea has reportedly defected to the communist state in a rare switch of political allegiance.Choe In-guk said he had decided to “permanently...
15:26 2019-07-08

Senate passes sanctions on North Korea that target Chinese banks The United States Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would strengthen sanctions on North Korea, particularly targeting Chinese banks that work with Pyongyang to skirt existing restrictions....
06:13 2019-06-28

Democratic presidential candidates slam Trump for North Korea visit Several 2020 presidential candidates criticized President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un in North Korea as a dangerous and one-sided gesture....
21:13 2019-06-30

South Korean Follows Parents In Rare Defection To North Korea: Report A South Korean man has defected to North Korea, following in the footsteps of his political parents who also made a high-profile switch of allegiance in the 1980s, according to Pyongyang's state......
14:26 2019-07-08

Trump says he’d feel ‘very comfortable’ crossing into North Korea if he meets Kim Jong Un at DMZ OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Trump says he’d feel ‘very comfortable’ crossing into North Korea if he meets Kim Jong Un at DMZ. The post Trump says he’d feel ‘very comfortable’ crossing into North Korea if he meets Kim Jong Un at DMZ appeared first on LEX18.com....
09:52 2019-06-29

Trump says will work with Japan's Abe to bring abductees home from North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago....
08:52 2019-05-27

North Korea’s Kim receives ‘excellent letter’ from Trump, state media says Earlier this month, President Trump said he got a “beautiful letter” from Kim Jong Un that broke the silence between the two men after a February summit ended in failure. Now, Trump appears to have written back, creating speculation that they may hold a third summit....
05:39 2019-06-23

Trump Meets Kim Jong Un In North Korea After Crossing Demilitarised Zone Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil Sunday as he met Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a first for any......
13:26 2019-06-30

Experts: North Korea peace talks can move forward but Bolton is in the way A panel of experts on Tuesday said North Korea peace talks remain viable but hawkish voices such as national security adviser John Bolton are in the way....
18:13 2019-05-28

Castro says Trump's North Korea meeting is 'raising the profile of a dictator' 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro on Sunday criticized President Trump for meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without making any demands of the hermit kingdom’s strongman....
18:39 2019-06-30

Trump meets Kim Jong Un, becomes first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea _____ SEOUL, South Korea — Taking an unprecedented step onto North Korean soil, President Donald Trump announced Sunday that Washington and Pyongyang will relaunch stalled nuclear talks. The statement came during an extraordinary last-minute meeting with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader. Side-by...
18:39 2019-06-30

Alek Sigley, Australian Student, Is Freed From Detention in North Korea Mr. Sigley, who has been pursuing a master’s degree at a Pyongyang university, went missing last week. He declined to say Thursday why he had been detained....
11:00 2019-07-04

North Korea says U.S. 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite wanting to talk North Korea's mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being "more and more hell-bent on hostile acts" against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting talks between the two countries....
23:00 2019-07-03

North Korea 'executes envoy to US' after Trump summit failures – report South Korean paper claims Kim Hyok-chol has been killed and senior negotiator Kim Yong-chol subjected to forced labourNorth Korea’s special envoy to the US, who was credited with paving the way for nuclear talks with Washington, has reportedly been executed over the failure of the recent summit betw...
06:26 2019-05-31

Xi Jinping Says Pyongyang Is Moving in the ‘Right Direction’ Ahead of His Visit to North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries’ official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi’s visit to Pyongyang...
09:52 2019-06-19

North Korea Calls Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump Meeting "Historic" North Korea on Monday described the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone as "historic" and "amazing"....
02:00 2019-07-01

North Korea Executed 5 Officials After Failed Trump Summit: Report North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday....
07:39 2019-05-31

Seoul: North Korea confirms African swine fever outbreak SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China. South Korea’s agriculture ministry on Friday said North Korea reported to the Worl...
10:26 2019-05-31

North Korea Executed Members of Nuclear-Negotiating Team, Defectors Say The South Korean government is looking into a report that North Korea has executed several members of its nuclear negotiating team as a consequence of the no-deal outcome at February’s nuclear summit with President Trump....
12:13 2019-05-31

US Press Secretary Bruised After Brawl With North Korea Security: Report New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was bruised Sunday in a scuffle between North Korean security and members of the U.S. press pool covering President Donald Trump's meeting with North......
12:39 2019-07-01

North Korea executes envoy in a purge after failed U.S. summit: media North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday....
13:26 2019-05-31

'Purged' North Korea Official, Thought To Be In Labour Camp, Re-Appears A senior North Korean official reportedly purged after talks collapsed between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared at an arts performance with the country's top brass, official......
05:52 2019-06-03

Xi Jinping lands in North Korea to meet Kim ahead of Trump talks First visit by Chinese president in 14 years expected to heal rift that has grown over Kim Jong-un’s nuclear programmePresident Xi Jinping has landed in North Korea for a historic trip to Pyongyang, rebooting a troubled alliance as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un face their own challenges wit...
06:26 2019-06-20

North Korea reveals explosive HIV outbreak—after claiming to be disease-free Enlarge / This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 18, 2016, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the newly built Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital in Pyongyang. (credit: Getty | KCNA) North Korea is experiencing an ex...
19:26 2019-06-27

North Korea’s Famed Mass Games Suspended After Criticism From Kim Jong Un (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea will temporarily suspend the latest edition of its famous mass games, which involve thousands of performers working in precise synchronization, after the premiere drew strong criticism from leader Kim Jong Un, international travel agencies have said. Simon Co...
17:13 2019-06-07

Australian student 'safe and well' after detention in North Korea: prime minister An Australian graduate student who went missing in North Korea last week has been released from detention and is now "safe and well" in China, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison....
13:13 2019-07-04

U.S., North Korea agree at DMZ to resume stalled nuclear talks: Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed on Sunday to resume stalled nuclear talks when they met in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas....
13:39 2019-06-30

Boycott North Korea's 'inhumane' mass gymnastic displays, says ex-diplomat Defector calls on European tourists and online viewers to shun cultural displays that take children out of schoolThe highest-ranking official to defect from North Korea has called for Europeans to stop being an audience for the “child exploitation” in the country’s famous mass games.Thae Yong-ho, th...
14:52 2019-05-30

Trump heads to DMZ, dangling possibility of meeting Kim and crossing into North Korea President Trump, always one to think about the ratings, built anticipation ahead of a Sunday visit to the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea – abruptly offering to meet dictator Kim Jong Un for a handshake and even saying he’s willing to cross the border....
22:13 2019-06-29

Facebook page of Australian missing in North Korea mysteriously reappears The Facebook page of an Australian man missing in North Korea reappeared then disappeared again on Saturday hours before Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is still trying to find out what has happened to him....
02:52 2019-06-30

North Korea's famed Mass Games put on pause after Kim Jong Un criticism North Korea's famed Mass Games is being put on pause, according to tour groups that organize visits to the country, two days after Kim Jong Un was reported to have criticized the creators of this year's performance....
14:39 2019-06-05

North Korea warns the United States that its patience is wearing thin A North Korean spokesman said on Tuesday that the United States should change its approach in nuclear negotiations and warned that Pyongyang was running out of patience....
11:39 2019-06-05

Trump and Biden Campaign Trade Jabs Over North Korea’s Remarks After the president sided with Kim Jong-un in mocking Mr. Biden’s intelligence, Mr. Biden let an aide rebut it instead of taking on Mr. Trump himself....
03:01 2019-05-29

Australian student freed from North Korea after being detained on claims of spying Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, said the North deported Alek Sigley on Thursday after he pleaded for forgiveness over his activities, which the agency said infringed on North Korea’s sovereignty....
17:52 2019-07-06

U.S. military identifies more remains of American war dead handed over by North Korea The U.S. military said on Tuesday that it had identified a total of six American troops from 55 boxes of human remains from the 1950-53 Korean War that North Korea handed over last year, even as the Pentagon has said it has given up hope of recovering more of them in the near future....
05:39 2019-05-29

North Korea Reportedly Halts "Mass Games" After Kim Jong Un Complains Days after this year's "Mass Games" debuted before North Korea's top leadership, the huge pageant has been put on hold after leader Kim Jong Un expressed his dissatisfaction, foreign tour groups said......
10:39 2019-06-05

US, allies accuse North Korea of violating UN sanctions on refined petroleum The U.S. is accusing North Korea of breaching U.N. sanctions on the import of refined petroleum via illegal ship-to-ship transfers -- a move that marks a contrast to the warmer rhetoric directed at the North Korean regime coming from the White House....
21:26 2019-06-13

North Korea claims detained student was spying, spreading propaganda SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who was released by the country after being detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in espionage by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongy...
15:52 2019-07-06

"North Korea Mass Destruction Weapons Program Violates UN Resolution": US The US State Department said Tuesday that North Korea's overall program of weapons of mass destruction violated UN resolutions, after President Donald Trump brushed off recent missile launches....
06:39 2019-05-29

Trump says officials in 'final stages' of working out meeting with North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had been told that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would like to meet him, and officials are arranging a quick meeting at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas later in the day....
09:00 2019-06-30

Australian government warns released student not to return to North Korea Australia's government warned a student not to return to North Korea on Friday, a day after he was released from detention by Pyongyang under mysterious circumstances....
04:52 2019-07-05

Trump becomes first sitting US president in history to cross border into North Korea While the two spoke of reconciliation, Trump said that U.S. sanctions on the country over its nuclear weapons and missile development programs would stay for now....
11:13 2019-06-30

Even for a limited nuclear deal, North Korea may settle for nothing less than sanctions relief A new public broadside by North Korean officials against U.S.-backed sanctions highlights the tough road ahead as negotiators prepare for talks in the wake of Sunday's meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
01:00 2019-07-05

North Korea says US is 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite peace talks North Korea accused the Trump administration Wednesday of talking out of both sides of its mouth - saying the U.S. is publicly pushing the narrative of open dialogue between the two nations but is "more and more hell bent" on hostile acts. ...
23:39 2019-07-04

Xi Jinping Urged Trump To "Show Flexibility" Over North Korea Sanctions Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to "show flexibility" towards North Korea, including the "timely" easing of sanctions, at the G20 summit last week, China's foreign......
14:00 2019-07-02

North Korea hints it will lift nuclear missile test suspension 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 an eventual invasion....
18:00 2019-07-16

North Korea calls U.S. ‘a gangster country,’ urges U.N. to act against ship seizure North Korea said in a letter to the U.N. that the Trump administration committed "an unlawful and outrageous act" by taking over the ship Wise Honest and moving it to American Samoa....
14:39 2019-05-21

North Korea urged by swim worlds organizers to send a team GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — With North Korea so far declining to send a team, organizers of the aquatics world championships in South Korea in July are urging a change of heart. A joint declaration on Thursday by host city Gwangju and swimming world body FINA says “we earnestly desire the Nort...
14:39 2019-05-23

North Korea floats idea of lifting weapons test moratorium The Foreign Ministry’s statement appears aimed at applying more pressure on the U.S. as the two countries attempt to resume nuclear diplomacy.        ...
13:52 2019-07-16

| At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship The ambassador of North Korea to the United Nations has warned the United States that its "outrageous" seizure of a cargo ship could have consequences on the future of US-North Korean relations, as he reiterated a demand for the immediate return of the vessel....
10:39 2019-05-22

North Korea Warns US Over Seized Ship At Rare UN News Conference North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could......
21:00 2019-05-21

Families of Japanese abductees urge PM Abe to enter negotiations with North Korea The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea in the late 1970s called for the government to expedite negotiations for their release on Sunday....
17:13 2019-05-21

North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect "future developments" between the countries....
19:39 2019-05-21

'Like Escaping Into the Desert': More Women Forced Into Sex Trade When Fleeing North Korea Escaping North Korea’s authoritarian regime comes at a high price. The perilous journey through China is especially punishing for many women and girls, who are forced to sell their bodies in their attempt to reach freedom....
15:00 2019-05-21

Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the safety of U.S Treasuries, the Japanese yen and gold....
06:39 2019-06-14

12 straight days of tornadoes shatter record, leave heartland storm-weary If it feels like it's been a long month of severe weather, particularly in the Midwest where tornadoes have become a daily occurrence, it's because the U.S. has been in an unprecedented stretch of tornadic activity....
03:00 2019-05-30

Joy Behar likens Trump to a 'mobster' after 'disgraceful' comments about Biden and North Korea "View" host Joy Behar suggested that President Trump betrayed a basic principle in foreign policy when he backed North Korea's criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden....
19:00 2019-05-28

Heartsick families of Japanese abducted by North Korea hope Trump meet will help Takuya Yokota chokes up as he talks about a photograph of his older sister Megumi, whom he has not seen since she was abducted from a beach by North Korean agents one winter evening 41 years ago....
12:26 2019-05-22

President Trump tells Kim Jong Un ‘I was proud to step over the line’ into North Korea PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — President Trump tells Kim Jong Un ‘I was proud to step over the line’ into North Korea. The post President Trump tells Kim Jong Un ‘I was proud to step over the line’ into North Korea appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:13 2019-06-30

North Korea calls Joe Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over his criticism of Kim Jong Un Biden had on Saturday accused President Trump of cozying up to “dictators and tyrants” like Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.        ...
15:13 2019-05-22

Anti-North Korea group Free Joseon calls for release of ex-U.S. Marine The anti-Pyongyang group that has been identified as a North Korea government-in-exile is calling for the release of a suspect linked to a raid on the North Korean Embassy in Spain....
17:26 2019-05-30

President Trump, in Japan, Says North Korea Missile Launch ‘Disturbed Some of My People… but Not Me’ (TOKYO) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea’s recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were sure to unnerve leaders of the U.S. ally that, unl...
19:13 2019-05-26

North Korea says Australian student Alek Sigley was detained for 'spying' against the state Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images North Korea says Alek Sigley, an Australian Master's student at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, had been engaged in "spying acts" against the state. The 29-year-old was released from detention on July 4, 10 days after he was reported missing after cutting off digi...
14:13 2019-07-08

North Korea defectors send anti-Kim flyers into London embassy compound A group of North Korea defectors tossed 500 copies of anti-Pyongyang flyers into the North Korean Embassy in London, a major diplomatic outpost in Europe for the regime....
17:52 2019-05-31

After Historic Photo-Op, Trump’s North Korea BFF Says U.S. Is ‘Hell-Bent on Hostile Acts’ Last weekend, when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, and posed for cameras with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump said he was “proud to step over the line.”...
19:26 2019-07-04

Donald Trump invites Kim Jong-un to visit US after stepping into North Korea – live US president steps over demarcation line as two leaders chat in historic meeting 9.49am BST 9.45am BST Ivanka Trump had a slightly less glowing take than her father on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea after she and her husband, Jared Kushner, stepped out of one of the blue houses alongside...
11:13 2019-06-30

Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone. The post Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone appeared first on LEX18.com....
04:00 2019-06-29

Xi Jinping Heads To North Korea To Meet Kim Jong Un Ahead Of Trump Talks Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a historic trip to Pyongyang on Thursday, rebooting a troubled alliance as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face their own challenges with US President Donald......
01:39 2019-06-20

On world stage, Trump backs North Korea's scathing criticism of Biden U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Korea's scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American....
23:52 2019-05-27

South Korean unification minister: Economic projects with North Korea in limbo South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said proposed economic projects with North Korea are on hold due to stalled Washington and Pyongyang negotiations....
14:13 2019-06-04

Kim Jong Un Receives 'Excellent' Letter From Trump, North Korea State Media Says President Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter containing “excellent content,” Pyongyang’s state media said, a sign the two sides are open to diplomacy even though nuclear talks remain gridlocked....
12:00 2019-06-23

Trump in North Korea: history as farce first time round | Michael H Fuchs The president stepped over the DMZ to meet his favourite dictator. He came back with a mere promise of new talksDonald Trump had to publicly beg for a meeting with Kim Jong-un and to become the first sitting US president to go to North Korea, in order to get a promise of re-starting working level ta...
20:26 2019-06-30

North Korea's Weapons Program Fuels Tokyo's Trade Spat With Seoul A damning accusation underpins a trade dispute between Japan and South Korea: Chemicals and equipment bought by South Korean companies from Japan may be helping North Korea build weapons of mass destruction....
19:26 2019-07-10

Gen. Keane on Trump downplaying North Korea missile test: It's a 'negotiating ploy' by Kim Following President Trump's downplaying of North Korea's recent missile tests, Fox News contributor Gen. Jack Keane argued that the actions taken by Kim Jong Un should be concerning for American forces....
20:01 2019-05-28

North Korea Calls Trump Security Aide ''War Maniac'' Over Missile Comment North Korea slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a "war maniac" who should be banished, just as President Donald Trump offered a positive outlook on relations with......
13:00 2019-05-27

Acting defense secretary breaks with Trump on North Korea missile launches Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches violate a United Nations Security Council resolution, breaking with President Trump. “The short-range missile, is that a violation? Yes,” he told reporters Wednesday while on a trip to As...
04:26 2019-05-30

White House declines comment on North Korea purge, keeps focus on denuclearization White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders declined to comment on Friday on reports that North Korea has executed its nuclear envoy in a purge of officials who steered negotiations for the failed summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump....
17:26 2019-05-31

Australian student expelled from North Korea for 'committing anti-DPRK incitement' Alek Sigley, the Australian student who was detained in North Korea, was deported for spreading anti-government sentiment, the country's state media has said....
15:13 2019-07-06

U.S. targets Russian firm for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company linked to Pyongyang's primary foreign exchange bank, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday....
21:26 2019-06-19

U.S. diplomat Stilwell keen to discuss Iran, North Korea with Japan officials The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Thursday he was looking forward to talking with Japanese officials about subjects including Iran and North Korea, in his first trip to the region since taking up his post last month....
15:13 2019-07-11

Swimming: FINA and South Korea appeal to North to join World Championships The organizers of July's Swimming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea and the world swimming body FINA have appealed to North Korea to participate in order to promote peace on the peninsula....
01:26 2019-05-24

North Korea's public execution sites numbering in the hundreds identified in new report Over 300 sites in North Korea have been identified being the location of public executions carried out by the hermit kingdom, sometimes drawing hundreds of forced spectators as the part of a campaign to intimidate citizens, according to a report released Tuesday by a human rights group....
21:39 2019-06-11

Trump not ‘personally bothered’ by North Korea missile tests — despite Japan’s concerns U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry...
14:00 2019-05-27

Trump presses Japan over trade gap, expects 'good things' from North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite Japanese wariness, that "good things" would come from North Korea....
08:52 2019-05-27

Hundreds of foreign companies attend North Korea trade fair despite sanctions An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday, with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure....
14:33 2019-05-21

North Korea Reportedly Executed Its Nuclear Envoy After the Failed Trump-Kim Summit North Korea executed its former top nuclear envoy with the U.S. along with four other foreign ministry officials in March after a failed summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Vietnam, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported. Kim Hyok Chol, who led working-level negotiations for t...
04:26 2019-05-31

Kim Jong-un executes North Korea envoy over failed Trump nuclear summit BRUTAL tyrant Kim Jong-un has reportedly executed the envoy credited in helping set up a meeting with US President Donald Trump after the last summit ended in failure....
07:13 2019-05-31

North Korea steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak which was first reported in late May....
11:26 2019-06-12

Analyst: Alek Sigley's expulsion from North Korea reveals regime's layers The arrest and deportation of an Australian graduate student from North Korea took place inside a regime defined by complex layers of domestic politics, an analyst told UPI....
18:13 2019-07-10

Democratic presidential contenders slam Trump for his meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un They said the brief photo op at the North Korean border did not result in any meaningful progress in talks between the United States and North Korea....
19:39 2019-06-30

North Korea holds mass celebration in Xi's honor amid talks on US tensions Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un attended an elaborate celebration in Pyongyang Thursday celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between China and North Korea, underscoring their alliance amid challenges posed by the United States....
12:26 2019-06-21

New North Korea constitution calls Kim head of state, seen as step to U.S. peace treaty Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States....
11:13 2019-07-12

One year after historic Singapore summit, North Korea no closer to giving up its nukes UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Today, June 12, marks one year since the historic Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the first time leaders of the two countries met face-to-face....
19:39 2019-06-12

North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly executes officials after failed Hanoi summit with US North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday....
02:13 2019-05-31

North Korea suspends Mass Games after Kim Jong Un criticized famous show North Korea plans to temporarily suspend its famous Mass Games gymnastics show — which features thousands of performers — after supreme leader Kim Jong Un criticized the event, travel agencies said....
19:00 2019-06-05

North Korea executes nuclear envoy to U.S. after failed Trump summit: report Kim Hyok Chol was executed by firing squad in March along with four other foreign ministry officials, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.        ...
12:52 2019-05-31

Asia's factory activity shrinks, U.S.-China trade truce fails to brighten outlook Factory activity shrank in most Asian countries in June as the simmering U.S.-China trade conflict put further strains on the region's manufacturing sector, keeping policymakers under pressure to deploy stronger steps to avert a global recession....
08:26 2019-07-01

Asia Pacific stocks trade mixed as Trump makes China tariff threat Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Chinese goods should Chinese President Xi Jinping fail to attend the G-20 meeting....
02:26 2019-06-11

Southeast Asia making good progress on South China Sea conduct code: Thailand Southeast Asian nations made good progress on a Code of Conduct negotiating draft for the disputed South China Sea and likely will finish a first reading by the end of this year, the Thai foreign ministry said as regional leaders met in Bangkok....
15:00 2019-06-22

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks sag ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks sagged on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
08:52 2019-06-14

Factbox: Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the safety of U.S Treasuries, the Japanese yen and gold....
08:26 2019-06-13

Minnesota Twins slug eight more home runs, on pace to shatter MLB single-season record Led by a pair of homers from Jonathan Schoop and Miguel Sano, the surprising slugging leaders crush Angels and now own MLB's best record.        ...
07:01 2019-05-24

South Korea Apologizes After North Korean Fishing Boat Arrives at Port Undetected A North Korean fishing boat puttered around in South Korean waters for two without being intercepted. South Koreans are scandalized by the lapse in vigilance....
09:39 2019-06-20

Ivanka Trump Enters North Korea With Father, Calls Short Walk "Surreal" Few Americans alive today have set foot inside North Korea, the isolated, nuclear-armed dictatorship sometimes called the Hermit Kingdom. On Sunday, Ivanka Trump became one of them, capping a......
12:39 2019-07-01

North Korea upbeat on Trump-Kim surprise meeting as a chance to push nuclear talks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, North Korean state media said on Monday....
03:26 2019-07-01

Senior North Korea official thought imprisoned by Kim Jong Un pictured at concert with dictator A senior North Korean official who was involved in denuclearization talks with President Trump enjoyed a concert with dictator Kim Jong Un, state media reported....
08:39 2019-06-03

Trump 'smiled' when North Korea called Biden 'low IQ,' suggests critical editorial was a 'signal' President Trump reiterated his confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, indicating that the rogue nation may have tried to send him a "signal" with its critical editorial on former vice president Joe Biden....
05:52 2019-05-26

The Son of a Prominent South Korean Defector Has Also Defected to North Korea, State Media Reports (SEOUL, South Korea) — The son of the highest-profile South Korean to defect to North Korea has arrived in the North to permanently resettle, North Korean state media said. If confirmed, it would be an unusual case of a South Korean defecting to the impoverished, authoritarian North. The state...
18:13 2019-07-08

'I'm good:' Missing Australian student Alek Sigley released from detention in North Korea Reuters Alek Sigley, an Australian Master's student studying in North Korea, has been released from detention, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday local time. "Earlier this morning we were advised that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea had released Alek from detention, an...
04:39 2019-07-05

Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ The post Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ appeare...
14:13 2019-06-30

North Korea says President Trump’s offer to meet leader Kim Jong Un in DMZ is a ‘very interesting suggestion’ SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says President Trump’s offer to meet leader Kim Jong Un in DMZ is a ‘very interesting suggestion’ The post North Korea says President Trump’s offer to meet leader Kim Jong Un in DMZ is a ‘very interesting suggestion’ appeared ...
06:52 2019-06-29

North Korea executes envoy to failed U.S. summit -media; White House monitoring North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday....
23:13 2019-05-31

Trump says no rush to make deal with Kim as fears grow for student missing in North Korea US President Donald Trump made history when he crossed over into North Korea, but questions remain over the whereabouts of missing Australian student Alek Sigley....
07:13 2019-07-02

Trump steps into North Korea in historic DMZ visit, agrees to resume nuclear talks President Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un and stepped across the border into North Korea, marking the first time a sitting U.S. President done set foot on North Korean soil....
13:52 2019-06-30

Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea amid Hong Kong protests, tension with US Chinese President Xi Jinping will be traveling to North Korea for a state visit – the first in 14 years by a Chinese leader, state media said Monday....
15:13 2019-06-17

Trump insists North Korea and Iran will cave on nuclear weapons through economic necessity TRUMP RETURNS READY TO DEAL: If there was a theme to President Trump’s four-day state visit to Japan, it’s that he’s ready to deal — with North Korea, Iran, China, and even Nancy Pelosi — but he insists he’s in no rush....
19:13 2019-05-28

Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week, State Media Reports (BEIJING) — 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 an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the visit on Thursday and Frida...
18:52 2019-06-17

South Korea ramps up disinfection to protect against North's outbreak of African swine fever South Korea will boost disinfection measures to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever from spreading to its pig herd, after the disease was found in North Korea, the agriculture ministry said on Friday....
11:52 2019-05-31

North Korea Called John Bolton a ‘War Monger’ After He Said Missile Tests Violated Rules (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a “war monger” and “defective human product” after he called the North’s recent tests of short-range missile a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statem...
07:52 2019-05-27

North Korea's Kim Jong Un carrying out purge after Hanoi summit collapse: Chosun Ilbo North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday....
03:26 2019-05-31

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: ending rape in war, Khashoggi, forced displacement, North Korea and Mali On Wednesday, these are the main stories: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict; the UN independent investigator for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents findings which show State responsibility; in 2018, world hit record number of war-dis...
23:52 2019-06-19

North Korea executes 5 officials over failed Kim-Trump summit: South Korean media North Korea has executed five officials for their role in the failed second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a South Korean newspaper....
07:00 2019-05-31

North Korea executes envoys in a purge after failed summit: South Korean newspaper North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday....
07:13 2019-05-31

Japan supports U.S.-North Korea process, hopes latest talks lead to progress: Abe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan supported the United States and North Korea's "process" and wished for the latest talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to result in positive developments, Japanese media reported....
10:13 2019-07-01

China is driving growth in Asia's real estate market despite trade war headwinds, report finds Despite a decline in global commercial real estate markets, Asia-Pacific continues to enjoy a record-breaking growth — thanks to China, according to the Global Capital Flows report by JLL....
19:39 2019-05-24

What Is It About Eurovision That Gives It Enduring Appeal? Finnish death-metallers dressed like Whitewalkers, check. Cypriot DJing on a gramophone, check. Montenegrin rapping astronauts, check. Giant turkey from Ireland called Dustin, check. What’s not to love?...
17:52 2019-05-21

Donald Trump becomes first US President to step into North Korea in historic meeting with Kim Jong Un arranged on Twitter Donald Trump has become the first US President to step into North Korea after meeting Kim Jong Un at the border in a last-minute meeting arranged via Twitter....
10:00 2019-06-30

Here's everything we know about Alek Sigley, an Australian university student and tour guide who North Korea detained for 'spying' Kyodo News via Getty Images Alek Sigley, a 29-year-old Australian Master's student at Kim Il Sung University in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang, was released from detention in North Korea on July 4. Family and friends reported him missing on June 25 after he had not been in digital communication ...
14:13 2019-07-08

Unlike Japan’s Shinzo Abe, President Trump Isn’t ‘Personally Bothered’ by North Korea’s Missile Tests (TOKYO) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not “personally bothered” by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry. Abe...
10:52 2019-05-27

North Korea’s 2017 Nuclear Test Estimated to Be 16 Times Stronger Than the Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima An updated estimate shows the September 2017 nuclear test by North Korea was equivalent to 250 kilotons of TNT—an explosive yield 16 times greater than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during the Second World War. The explosion was also an order of magnitude stronger than the country’s previous five te...
18:26 2019-06-04

North Korea takes steps to prevent the spread of African swine fever: State media North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper quoted the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, as saying "prevention is the key to production in livestock industry"....
12:26 2019-06-12

Schumer: Trump entering North Korea to meet with Kim 'one of the worst few days in American foreign policy' Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday hit President Donald Trump over his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday, calling it "one of the worst few days in American foreign policy."...
02:39 2019-07-03

Joe Biden the subject of critical editorial published by North Korea's state-owned media agency North Korea's news agency published a scathing op-ed on Tuesday, deriding former Vice President Joe Biden's intelligence, demeanor and all-around quality as a human being....
22:52 2019-05-21

Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un greet each other with cross-border handshake at fortified Demilitarized Zone PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un greet each other with cross-border handshake at fortified Demilitarized Zone. The post Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un greet each other with cross-border handshake at fortified Demilitarized Zone appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:13 2019-06-30

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super cereal distributed by the World Food Programme; and post-electoral violence in Benin....
15:39 2019-05-21

Trump says US, North Korea agree to restart nuclear talks within weeks, adds ‘speed is not the object’ PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Trump says US, North Korea agree to restart nuclear talks within weeks, adds ‘speed is not the object’ The post Trump says US, North Korea agree to restart nuclear talks within weeks, adds ‘speed is not the object’ appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:13 2019-06-30

Asia Pacific shares trade mixed; China's consumer prices rise at fastest pace in 15 months Shares in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Wednesday morning following an overnight trading session on Wall Street that saw the end of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's winning streak....
05:00 2019-06-12

REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks subdued ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks were subdued on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
08:52 2019-06-14

Lido's enduring legacy: A better world So profound and so broad is Lee Iacocca's lasting legacy on every corner of this industry that his death this month at age 94 still bowed heads in reflective awe, some 27 years after he last led Chrysler....
08:00 2019-07-15

| Hong Kong protest | Trump walks into North Korea: WATCH the top world news videos for today Protesters block major highway in Hong Kong | Trump meets US troops soon after North Korea meeting; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
08:39 2019-07-01

Trump makes his first visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone, ahead of meeting Sunday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Trump makes his first visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone, ahead of meeting Sunday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The post Trump makes his first visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone, ahead of meeting Sunday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:13 2019-06-30

Trump to meet with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in amid stalled North Korea nuclear talks President Donald Trump will meet with Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, as part of the president's travel to Asia for the G20 summit of world leaders in Japan in late June, the White House said Wednesday....
15:26 2019-05-21

South Korea scrambled fighter jets after it detected a UFO near the North Korean border — it turned out to be a bunch of birds Reuters South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Monday after it detected an unidentified flying object near the border with North Korea. But it turns out the unidentified object was just a flock of birds. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ending a br...
00:52 2019-07-02

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013 BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013 appeared first on LEX18.com....
05:26 2019-06-20

The enduring legacy of 70s disco designer Halston He created clothes for Bianca Jagger, Iman and Studio 54 regulars, and his collections predated modern minimal glamour. Now this Great Gatsby-like figure is the subject of a documentaryThere can’t be many fashion designers who have been screenprinted by Andy Warhol, namechecked in a classic disco so...
10:01 2019-06-05

FROM THE FIELD: Enduring freezing winter in a war zone In Ukraine, extreme winter cold is making life harder for thousands of people whose lives have already been torn apart by conflict. Hoping to find safer places to live, families in the region have had to endure a battle for survival, in buildings without heat or electricity.  ...
23:13 2019-05-21

Asia private banking debate: Great opportunities in Asia Asia offers a unique client set of young entrepreneurs; it also offers the challenge of new generations inheriting wealth with different expectations from their predecessors. That is a great opportunity, but it requires private banks to be nimble, thoughtful and technologically adept....
15:39 2019-05-21

Amid Trump diplomacy, US intel official recently questioned North Korea's intent, emphasized 'ground truth' President Trump has called his historic handshake summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un “a great day for the world," but days before the meeting Sunday, a senior U.S. intelligence official assessed that Kim was not prepared to give up his stockpile of nuclear weapons, and that North Korea's military...
01:13 2019-07-02

The Wild Bunch at 50: the enduring nihilism of Sam Peckinpah's western In 1969, the film’s violent cynicism came as a shock to the system and now, it seems to have aged disturbingly wellPresent day audiences remember Sam Peckinpah’s off-the-wall western The Wild Bunch for its blood, but no less shocking is the film’s moral carnage. Two orgies of bullets bookend the adv...
16:39 2019-06-18

Private banking: Who stays in Asia, wins in Asia For many private banks that set up in Asia in the last decade, the cost of doing business kept them locked out of the vast expansion of wealth in the region; those that didn’t leave are settling into a more mature industry, but they are a long way from being able to relax....
15:39 2019-05-21

Saints, Ginn banking on veteran's enduring speed Saints receiver Ted Ginn Jr. says his speed remains his most distinguishing asset as he enters his 13th NFL season        ...
23:39 2019-06-06

Use Business Strategies to Be a Better Parent I used to be a librarian. I used to be a newspaper reporter. I used to be a market researcher in publishing. I used to have offices with doors, access to supply closets, and regular breaks to drink pots of free coffee....
21:39 2019-06-21

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks rise as policy tweaks boost China markets Asian stocks gained on Tuesday, led by Chinese shares after Beijing eased financing rules to boost local government spending on public works, and bolstered by investor relief following a U.S. decision to hold off import tariffs on Mexico....
10:13 2019-06-11

Honeymoon over? North Korea says US 'hell-bent on hostile acts' North Korea's regime accused the U.S. of being 'hell-bent on hostile acts' against the secluded nation, just days after their historic meeting.        ...
21:26 2019-07-04

Trump says ‘feels great’ to be 1st US president to step into North Korea, hails ‘great friendship’ with Kim PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Trump says ‘feels great’ to be 1st US president to step into North Korea, hails ‘great friendship’ with Kim . The post Trump says ‘feels great’ to be 1st US president to step into North Korea, hails ‘great friendship’ with Kim a...
14:13 2019-06-30

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea appeared first on LEX18.com....
04:52 2019-06-20

South Korea's LG Chem to team up with China's Geely on EV batteries South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles....
05:52 2019-06-13

Huawei Ban Puts S Korea in a Familiar Place: Caught Between US and China The campaign against Huawei, and the broader US-China trade war, have landed export-driven South Korea in a familiar bind, caught between its crucial security ally and biggest trading partner....
04:39 2019-05-30

China says suspected blast caused minor quake near N. Korea BEIJING (AP) — China’s earthquake monitoring agency says a suspected explosion triggered a minor earthquake near it border with North Korea. China Earthquake Networks Center said Monday the magnitude 1.3 earthquake occurred in the evening in Hunchun. The city is in northeastern Jilin province&...
17:13 2019-06-17

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:13 2019-06-17

Son of high-profile South Korean defectors 'permanently resettles in North Korea' The son of high-profile South Korean defectors has reportedly moved to North Korea, in a rare case of someone defecting to the impoverished dictatorship....
17:52 2019-07-08

Melco's Gamble Down Under Could Pay Off Melco, which will buy a 19.99% stake in Australia’s Crown Resorts, would benefit from the diversification as gambling revenue in Macau slows, and is well-placed to deal with Chinese regulators....
12:52 2019-05-31

Limos, vodka and nukes: How a sanctions' sleuth traces North Korea's illicit transactions Expert say if North Korea's Kim Jong Un can get a limo in spite of sanctions, he also has access to items for his ballistic and nuclear programs.        ...
21:00 2019-06-30

North Korea 'executes senior officials involved in failed talks with United States' North Korea's special envoy to the US and four senior officials involved in the country's talks with Donald Trump have been executed, according to a report....
08:52 2019-05-31

Alek Sigley latest: Australian student released and 'safe' after detention in North Korea An Australian student who was detained in North Korea under mysterious circumstances is "released and safe", Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced....
09:26 2019-07-04

9 research-based strategies to maximize your profits What do Alan Scott, the inventor of Botox, Snuggie-creator Scott Boilen and Alexander Graham Bell have in common? Two things: They are/were all successful businessmen They didn’t particularly care for the product they sold* There’s a persistent myth that in order to be a great salesperson, you have ...
14:13 2019-06-11