Table tennis has long had an unusual impact in foreign affairs, most notably in the 'ping-pong diplomacy' of the 1970s between China and the US.
The ruling PDP-Laban says this is the 'first-ever visit by a Philippine political party to the North Korean capital' of Pyongyang
Addressing Trump, Kim describes their June 12 summit in Singapore, and the resulting joint statement, as the 'start of a meaningful journey'
Pyongyang remains accused by many – including the UN – of a litany of rights abuses against its population
(UPDATED) 'Our expectation is exactly what the president and Kim Jong Un jointly agreed to in Singapore, and that is the denuclearization of North Korea,' says the State Secretary's spokeswoman
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is tasked with negotiating a plan to achieve the 'complete denuclearization' of the Korean peninsula
Sudanese officials say that having Khartoum on Washington's blacklist makes international banks wary of doing business in Sudan and in turn hampers the country's economic revival
Trump boasts the agreement signed by the two leaders in Singapore last June resolved the old foes' nuclear stand-off, but State Secretary Mike Pompeo is tasked with nailing down details
A Japanese newspaper reports that Kim Jong-un asked the Chinese president to help ease the sanctions that have crippled North Korea's economy
The assessment comes on the heels of a landmark meeting between the North's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump promising denuclearization
Japanese minister Itsunori Onodera acknowledges that the decision to suspend the drills between the US and South Korea is 'important in that it supports diplomatic efforts' to denuclearize the Korean peninsula
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'It is an assassination, where the murder was carefully planned and executed,' says Malaysian state prosecutors
(UPDATED) The Singapore meeting failed to clearly define denuclearization or produce a specific timeline towards dismantling the North Korea's atomic weapons arsenal
Linking up the two systems – and modernizing the North's aging rail infrastructure – would give trade-dependent South Korea a land route to the markets of China, Russia, and on to Europe
Pyongyang's tightly controlled official media are normally packed with anti-American invective on June 25, when the North launched a mass invasion of the South in 1950. But this year proved to be a marked exception in the wake of the historic Singapore summit.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says he wants to 'take measure' of China's strategic ambitions after it positioned weaponry on disputed islets in the South China Sea and is seeking to project its military power deep into the Pacific
'I am continuing for one year the national emergency with respect to North Korea,' says US President Donald Trump in a statement
The resumption of the reunions is among the agreements between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in at their landmark summit in April
'Following achievements made in the US-North Korea summit, we will halt drills involving residents for the time being,' Yoshihide Suga tells reporters, confirming earlier reports
'They've already blown up one of their big test sites. In fact, it was actually 4 of their big test sites. And the big thing is, it will be a total denuclearization, which is already starting,' the US president says
(UPDATED) The two-day visit is designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect its interests as Donald Trump and the young autocrat move into uncharted diplomatic terrain
(UPDATED) The trip is Kim Jong-un's 3rd to China since March, when he made his inaugural foreign trip as leader
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(UPDATED) Seoul says the suspension will affect the large-scale Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August
North and South Korea formed their first-ever unified Olympic team – a joint women's ice hockey squad – for the 2018 Winter Games
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The ruling party also plans to send a delegation to Pyongyang 'to meet with their counterparts from the Workers' Party of Korea'
Abe also expressed a readiness to finance denuclearization costs in North Korea.
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'If there's a chance at peace, if there's a chance to end the horrible threat of nuclear conflict, then we must pursue it at all costs,' says US President Donald Trump
The interaction prompts disbelief among some Trump critics, who already have said the president appeared too accommodating to Kim and his autocratic regime
'A lot of other people (have) done some really bad things. I mean, I could go through a lot of nations where a lotta bad things were done,' the US president says in an interview with Fox News
(UPDATED) 'We believe that Kim Jong-un understands the urgency... that we must do this quickly,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says of the effort to have North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons.
Trump hails the summit in Singapore with Kim, in which the the North Korean leader agreed to work towards denuclearizing his country, although their agreement did not say how this would be done
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'No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research! The hostages are back home with their families. Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic!' tweets Donald Trump
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In its first report on the landmark summit, the official KCNA news agency describes the summit as an 'epoch-making meeting' that will help foster 'a radical switchover in the most hostile (North Korea)-US relations'
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Days before the Trump-Kim summit, more than 300 rights groups including Human Rights Watch urge North Korea to improve its dire rights records.
(4th UPDATE) US President Donald Trump says the US will halt military exercises with Seoul – something long sought by Pyongyang, which claims the drills are a rehearsal for invasion
(UPDATED) As the two shake hands for around 13 seconds, US President Donald Trump reaches out to touch North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's shoulder, looking down at the shorter man as he speaks
US President Donald Trump's handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore marks a historic moment
(3rd UPDATE) It is the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the two nuclear-armed foes
'Who knew this would have happened 5 to 6 years ago... It's exciting to be a part of it,' says former US basketball star Dennis Rodman
(UPDATED) In his own country, Kim's appearances are normally carefully managed, with any foreigners present having to go through hours-long security checks beforehand
Former Philippine ambassador to South Korea Luis Cruz says Filipinos should closely follow the events in the Korean Peninsula because the effects on the country are significant
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo say the talks were advancing faster than expected but were still ongoing with little more than 12 hours to go before Kim Jong-un sits down with Donald Trump