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Trump, Kim to meet again in February

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:54 AM

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders announces that President Trump would again meet the North Korean leader 'near the end of February' at a location to be announced later

OLD TIMES. File photo of the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit – report

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Vietnam has cropped up in the swirl of rumors and conjecture over a possible site for the meeting, with the capital Hanoi or the coastal city of Danang seemingly the most likely bases for the summit

NEXT SUMMIT. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Top North Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) Kim Yong-chol is the first North Korean dignitary in nearly two decades known to have spent the night in the US capital

NEW SUMMIT. This combination of file pictures shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol. File photos by Mandel Ngan and Patrick Semansky/AFP

North Korea should take 'bold' steps toward denuclearization – South Korea's Moon

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Moon Jae-in says Kim Jong-un's trip to China this week is a sign a second Trump-Kim summit is 'imminent'

ON DENUCLEARIZATION. In this file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) walk together during a welcoming ceremony at Pyongyang airport on September 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

China's Xi hopes U.S., North Korea will 'meet halfway'

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:29 AM

(3rd UPDATE) President Xi Jinping says China 'supports the DPRK and the United States holding summits and achieving results'

US-NORTH KOREA TALKS. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Factory tour for North Korea's Kim on secretive Beijing visit

Jan 09, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The unannounced trip has been largely shrouded in secrecy. Beyond confirming Kim Jong-un's presence in Beijing, there has been no detail provided from either the North Korean or Chinese side on his schedule.

BEIJING VISIT. This picture taken on April 9, 2018 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 10 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

North Korea's Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit

Jan 08, 2019 - 8:03 AM

(UPDATED) The trip is at Xi Jinping's invitation and is set to run until January 10

ANOTHER MEETING. This file photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on May 7, 2018 and released on May 9 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) talking to China's President Xi Jinping (R) during a banquet in the Chinese city of Dalian. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

Trump looks forward to new meeting with North Korea's Kim

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Kim Jong Un earlier says that North Korea could take a different approach to nuclear talks if US economic sanctions remain in place

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:39 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the US should stick to its promise and lift the sanctions held against them

TRUMP-KIM TALKS. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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Jan 01, 2019 - 3:01 PM

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Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:37 AM

(3rd UPDATE) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the North may be 'compelled to explore a new path' for defending the country's sovereignty if the US 'remains unchanged' in their stance against sanctions

TRUMP-KIM TALKS. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea's Kim vows more summits with South next year – Seoul

Dec 30, 2018 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) Kim Jong Un 'expressed an intention to meet with Moon frequently in 2019' to pursue peace and 'solve the issue of denuclearizing the peninsula together,' says Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesperson for South Korean President Moon Jae-in

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) at the Military Demarcation Line. Photo from AFP/Korea Summit Press Pool

The world in 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A look back at some of the major events that marked 2018

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

2018: Trump's year of disruption – and danger ahead

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

From trampling near-sacred allies like Canada to trying to make good with rival Russia and enemy North Korea, Donald Trump's foreign policy shook up the world

North Korea food production down in 2018 – U.N. body

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Rice and maize are the North's main staples, but rice output is expected to be below average because of erratic rains and low irrigation supplies

FOOD PRODUCTION. This file photo shows farms and farm houses near the shores of the River Taedong, close to the port of Nampho in South Phyongan Province of North Korea in April 2011. AFP photo

Koreas verify removal of frontline bunkers

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'This marks the first time since the division that the soldiers of the North and South... are peacefully crossing the military demarcation line,' says Seoul's defense ministry

NORTH AND SOUTH. North Korean soldiers (C) take photos toward a South Korean soldier (L) and a US soldier (R) standing before the military demarcation line (lower C) separating North and South Korea within the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjeom on July 27, 2014. File photo by /Ed Jones

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base – CNN

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:09 AM

According to CNN, Pyongyang has upgraded the Yeongjeo-dong missile base in North Korea's mountainous interior and has built up another facility that has not previously been publicly identified

South Korea's Moon still hopes to host Kim this year

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Moon and Kim have met 3 times in 2018 amid warming ties between the two Koreas, with South Korea hoping to host a first-ever visit by Kim to Seoul before year's end

KIM AND MOON. This handout taken on May 26, 2018 and released by South Korea's presidential Blue House on May 27, 2018 shows South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un walking together after the summit at the north side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. AFP/The Blue House

Trump to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes after denuclearization – South Korea president

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Speaking in Buenos Aires, where he discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula with Moon, Trump says he hopes to organize a follow-up meeting with Kim for early 2019

WISHES. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump hopes to meet North Korea's Kim in January or February 2019

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:08 PM

(UPDATED) United States President Donald Trump says they are considering 3 sites for his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

HISTORIC. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

2 Koreas start landmark journey for railway reconnection

Nov 30, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Linking up the railway systems is one of the agreements made earlier this year in a key meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the South's President Moon Jae-in

TWO KOREAS. A South Korean train trainsporting dozens of South Korean officials travels on the rails which leads to North Korea, inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju on November 30, 2018. Photo by Kim Hong-ji/Pool/AFP

North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon' – KCNA

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved

TEST. North Korea's Kim Jong-un has supervised the testing of a 'high-tech' new weapon, according to recent reports. File photo by KCNA/AFP

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely after New Year

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Mike Pence insists US government would not repeat mistakes of the past where promises were broken

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM

In remarks at the opening of a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders, Vice President Mike Pence says America's regional 'partnership also includes our pressure campaign regarding' the North

Seoul says North Korea asked to delay Pompeo talks – report

Nov 08, 2018 - 1:39 PM

'The US told us that it received a message from the North to postpone the meeting,' says South Korean foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

US-NORTH KOREA. This handout photo taken on June 12, 2018 and released by The Straits Times shows US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) leaving after a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. AFP PHOTO / The Straits Times / Kevin LIM

South Korea president says North's Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'

Nov 01, 2018 - 3:47 PM

'Chairman Kim Jong-un's return visit to Seoul will happen soon,' says South Korean President Moon Jae-in

SEOUL VISIT? In this file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) walk together during a welcoming ceremony at Pyongyang airport on September 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

Planned Kim summit narrowed down to 3 or 4 locations – Trump

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Trump said in terms of timing, the summit 'won't be too far away,' later telling reporters it would take place after the November 6 midterm elections

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump speaks at a signing ceremony with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea wants Pope to visit, South to tell Vatican

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:34 PM

'During the meeting with Pope Francis, [Moon Jae-in] will relay the message from chairman Kim Jong-un that he would ardently welcome the pope if he visits Pyongyang,' says Moon's spokesperson

POPE IN NORTH KOREA? In this file photo, Pope Francis is pictured during a weekly general audience at St Peter's square on April 11, 2018 in Vatican.  File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also discuss denuclearization steps

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also promises to bring up with strongman Kim Jong-un the matter of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea decades ago, which is a huge issue domestically in Japan

HISTORIC. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearization

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:01 PM

State news agency KCNA says in a commentary that some US experts have suggested trading the end of the war for denuclearization.

BARGAIN. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump says he and Kim Jong Un 'in love'

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'He wrote me beautiful letters and they're great letters. We fell in love,' says US President Donald Trump

HISTORIC. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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Sep 27, 2018 - 2:20 PM

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Top U.S. diplomat to return to North Korea as Trump hails Kim

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to return to Pyongyang in October to move ahead on efforts for 'the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK'

Japan PM Abe open to summit with N. Korea's Kim

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:39 AM

(UPDATED) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says any summit would be devoted to resolving a decades-old row over North Korea's abductions of Japanese civilians

1 year later at U.N., Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific'

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:21 AM

US President Donald Trump hails 'tremendous progress' to halt Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests and says that a year later it is a 'much different time'

'TERRIFIC.' This combination of pictures shows a file photo taken on June 11, 2018 of US President Donald Trump and a file image of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. File photos by Roslan Rahman, Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump says he expects second North Korea summit 'quite soon'

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:20 PM

US President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – whose last planned visit to Pyongyang was abruptly scuttled by the White House – would arrange the summit 'in the immediate future'

ANOTHER TRUMP-KIM MEETING This handout photo taken on June 12, 2018 and released by The Straits Times shows US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) looking on as documents are exchanged between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd R) and the North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo Jong (2nd L) at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. File photo by Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/AFP

The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The North Korean leader agrees to shutter the Tongchang-ri missile-testing site in the presence of international observers

MOUNT PAEKTU PICTURE-TAKING. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (L) pose with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) at the lakeside on the top of Mount Paektu on September 20, 2018. Photo by Pyeongyang Press Corps/AFP

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North Korea's Kim says to visit Seoul, shut missile site

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The two leaders agree to hold family reunions on a regular basis, work towards joining up road and rail links, and mount a combined bid for the 2032 Olympics

TOGETHER. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) applaud during a joint press conference after their summit at Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang on September 19, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

South Korean leader and North's Kim hold summit talks

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:27 AM

'I am acutely aware of the weight that we bear,' Moon Jae-in tells Kim Jong-un as they open two hours of formal talks at the headquarters of the ruling Workers' Party

LEADERS. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) walk together during a welcoming ceremony at Pyongyang airport on September 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

5 things about the third inter-Korean summit 2018 in Pyongyang

Sep 18, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Here are 5 things we have learned so far about the third summit between North and South Korea

THIRD SUMMIT. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) review honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at Pyongyang airport on September 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

South Korea's Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:40 PM

An analyst says President Moon Jae-in may try to convince North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to verbally commit to providing a list of the country's existing nuclear program

PRESIDENT MOON. In this file photo, a man watches a television screen broadcasting live footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-In's New Year's speech, at a railway station in Seoul on January 10, 2018. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/Rappler

2 Koreas open joint liaison office in North

Sep 14, 2018 - 4:13 PM

'A new chapter in history is open here today,' says South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon

New joint liaison office will 'advance inter-Korean relations'

Sep 12, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The office is a significant move in thawing relations between the two countries, and follows a meeting this month between the North's leader Kim Jong-un and a South Korean presidential envoy

THE KOREAS. In this photo taken on August 2, 2017, South Korean soldiers stand before the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Trump received Kim Jong-un letter seeking second meet – White House

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:49 AM

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders says the letter shows Pyongyang's 'continued commitment to focus on denuclearization' on the Korean Peninsula

HISTORIC. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump signals nuclear talks with North Korea still alive

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims 'unwavering faith in President Trump.' Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!' Trump writes on Twitter.

TRUMP-KIM TALKS ALIVE. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang – Seoul

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Leaders Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in will discuss issues including 'practical measures' to denuclearize the flashpoint peninsula

NEXT SUMMIT. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) at the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at the start of their April summit at the truce village of Panmunjeom. File photo by Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP

South Korean envoy meets Kim in Pyongyang amid nuclear deadlock

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Special envoy Chung Eui-yong's delegation 'met with Chairman Kim Jong Un and delivered a personal letter (from Moon) and exchanged opinions,' a presidential office spokesman in Seoul says

DIPLOMATIC TRIP. Chung Eui-yong (C), head of the presidential National Security Office, Suh Hoon (2nd R), the chief of the South's National Intelligence Service, and other delegators walk to board an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, on September 5, 2018.  Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP