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North Korea considering suspending nuclear talks with U.S. – TASS

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'We have no intention to yield to the US demands in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind,' Russian news agency TASS cites vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui as saying

US-NORTH KOREA TALKS. North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-hui poses for a photo ahead the welcome ceremony of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on March 1, 2019. File photo by Luong Thai Linh/Pool/AFP

Trump says relationship with North Korea's Kim 'remains good'

Mar 08, 2019 - 11:37 PM

North Korea's state media acknowledges for the first time the collapse of the high-stakes Hanoi summit, which ended without any agreement on reducing Pyongyang's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief

'GOOD' RELATIONSHIP. US President Donald Trump (L) listens to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un during a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea state media airs feature on Trump-Kim summit

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:06 PM

North Korea airs a 75-minute documentary of Kim's trip to Hanoi on Wednesday on the official broadcaster KCTV

TRUMP AND KIM. US President Donald Trump (L) listens to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un during a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019.  File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

White House security chief defends Trump-Kim summit

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:55 PM

'I don't view it as a failure at all when American national interests are protected,' US security chief John Bolton says

US President Donald Trump (R) walks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019.  Saul LOEB / AFP

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

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

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Trump sides with Kim on tortured American, sparking firestorm

Mar 02, 2019 - 12:17 AM

'[Kim Jong-un] tells me that he didn't know about it, and I will take him at his word,' says US President Donald Trump

OTTO WARMBIER. A photo made available on March 17, 2016 shows Otto Warmbier at a court in Pyongyang, North Korea on March 16, 2016. File photo by KCNA

North Korea's Kim kicks off official Vietnam visit

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:54 PM

The long-isolated North is increasingly seeking to portray itself as a country like any other, and Vietnam is Kim Jong-un's fourth foreign destination in less than 12 months

OFFICIAL VISIT. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and Vietnam's President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) attend a welcoming ceremony and review an honour guard at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on March 1, 2019. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/Pool/AFP

Fags and food: 5 things we learned from the Hanoi summit

Mar 01, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Here are 5 things we learned from the two-day gathering in Vietnam's capital Hanoi

This combination of pictures made and taken on February 28, 2019 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) smiling during a bilateral meeting at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi.  Saul LOEB / AFP

No deal, no problem at Trump-Kim summit – analysts

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:11 AM

'Think of the Trump-Kim relationship like a Korean drama. We are just beginning to watch the long love story unfold.'

US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a meeting during the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019.  Saul LOEB / AFP

Moon says Trump expressed regret at not striking North Korea deal

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:52 PM

'While President Trump expressed regret that he didn't reach an agreement at the Hanoi summit, he made clear his resolve to solve the issue with North Korea through dialogue,' says a statement from the presidential Blue House

ALLIES. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-In (R) during a joint press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 7, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

Trump 'walks' as North Korea talks end abruptly without deal

Feb 28, 2019 - 2:50 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The two leaders fail to sign a joint statement as initially scheduled and the talks end in deadlock

NO AGREEMENT. US President Donald Trump (L) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) hold a bilateral meeting during the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump in 'no rush' as formal nuclear talks open with Kim

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:10 AM

(UPDATED) US President Trump appears to temper expectations of any major breakthroughs in their summit, telling reporters he was 'in no rush' and results would be achieved over the longer term

US President Donald Trump (R) walks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019.  Saul LOEB / AFP

Kimchi and candor: Kim and Trump break bread for nuclear talks

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:12 AM

The leaders meet for an intimate 'social dinner' after a handshake and some brief remarks at the historic Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, their second face-to-face following the historic summit in Singapore last June

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as they sit for a dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)

Trump, Kim optimistic over nuclear talks

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:11 PM

(UPDATED) Shaking hands and smiling in front of a bank of a dozen alternating US and North Korean flags, the two leaders briefly take questions from reporters before starting one-on-one talks, then the dinner

HANDSHAKE. US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump predicts 'AWESOME' future for North Korea if Kim gives up nukes

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:56 AM

With his familiar use of capital letters for emphasis, Trump tweets the opportunities for a denuclearized North Korea are 'like almost none other in history'

HANOI CHILD. A child, wearing a North Korean flag sticker on her chick, waits outside the Vietnam-North Korea Friendship Kindergarten school in Hanoi on February 27, 2019, ahead of the second US-North Korea summit. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Kim, Trump arrive in Hanoi ahead of nuclear summit

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:34 PM

The two leaders are expected to have an informal dinner on Wednesday, February 27, before more formal talks on Thursday, February 28

SECOND SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on February 26, 2019, upon his arrival in Vietnam for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Kim hits the road in Hanoi ahead of Trump nuclear summit

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:45 AM

(3rd UPDATE) After an initial meeting in Singapore in June 2018, analysts say the second date must deliver more concrete steps towards dismantling Pyongyang's arsenal

ARRIVAL. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) arrives at the Dong Dang railway station in Dong Dang, Lang Son province, on February 26, 2019, to attend the second US-North Korea summit. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

China scrubs social media as Kim train trundles south

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The secretive itinerary fuels speculation on Twitter-like Weibo, as people discuss delayed trains, traffic congestion, and road closures in Chinese cities through which Kim's iconic olive green train is expected to pass

WHERE'S KIM? Weibo users discuss where North Korean President Kim Jong-un might be relative to the issues he's causing for commuters. Image of Kim Jong-un by KNCA/AFP

Trump and Kim face unanswered questions in Vietnam

Feb 25, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The best-case scenario, according to one analyst, would be if Trump and Kim can agree to a roadmap for the denuclearization process

PREPPING FOR A SECOND ROUND. 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

Kim Jong-un impersonator deported from Vietnam ahead of summit

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The impersonator is told by Vietnamese immigration officials his visa was 'invalid,' but says he received no further explanation

IMPERSONATORS. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un impersonator Howard X (L) and US President Donald Trump impersonator Russel White speak to the media at a hotel before being escorted by Vietnamese authorities to the airport, in Hanoi on February 25, 2019. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Speculation swirls over Kim's travel plans for Hanoi summit

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) Washington and Pyongyang have dispatched several teams to Vietnam ahead of the summit in Hanoi on February 27-28, though officials have remained tight-lipped on their movements and meetings

KIM HYOK CHOL. Man understood to be North Korean negotiator Kim Hyok Chol (center, blue tie) after walking off an Air Koryo flight from Pyongyang, at Beijing international airport on February 19, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Kim-Trump summit a 'remarkable breakthrough' for peace – Moon

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:08 PM

'For us, the era of peace and prosperity on the peninsula has drawn closer,' says President Moon Jae-in in his first comments since the summit was announced

'BREAKTHROUGH.' 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. AFP PHOTO / The Straits Times / Kevin LIM

2-day Trump-Kim summit calls for real progress – analysts

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Delivering his State of the Union on Tuesday, February 5, Donald Trump says the time and place are set: Vietnam on February 27 and 28

SECOND SUMMIT. In this file photo, 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

U.S., South Korea meet on eve of Trump-Kim II preparatory talks

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:08 PM

A senior South Korean presidential official says 'South Korea and the US have been working well together, and we have high expectations for the meeting between Pyongyang and Washington'

PREPARATION. US envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun (centre R) arrives at Incheon international airport on February 3, 2019. File photo by Ed Jones/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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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ASEAN to hit China reclamation, hail Trump-Kim talks

Aug 02, 2018 - 10:40 AM

In a draft statement, ASEAN foreign ministers say land reclamations in the South China Sea 'have eroded trust and confidence' and 'increased tensions'

FOREIGN MINISTERS. From L-R: Malaysia's foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar's Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint, the Philippines' foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Singapore's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan, and Thailand's foreign minister Don Pramudwinai attend the AMM interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Representatives (AICHR) during the ASEAN ministerial meeting in Singapore on August 1, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Japan says halting missile drills after Trump-Kim summit

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'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

SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga gestures during his press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on September 4, 2017. JIJI PRESS/STR/AFP

North Korea 'already starting' denuclearization – Trump

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:51 PM

'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

DENUCLEARIZATION. In this file photo, 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's Kim makes 2-day visit to China

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) The trip is Kim Jong-un's 3rd to China since March, when he made his inaugural foreign trip as leader

FACT CHECK: Trump didn't invite Kim Jong Un to visit Philippines and meet Duterte

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The alleged source of the invitation is a 'Filipino aide' of the US ambassador to the Philippines

Trump boasts North Korea stand-off 'largely solved'

Jun 16, 2018 - 9:14 AM

'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

'VERY PRODUCTIVE.' In a video message released by the White House, US President Donald Trump calls his recent summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as 'open, direct, and very, very productive.' Screenshot from The White House's YouTube video

Trump salute to North Korean general sparks controversy

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:03 PM

The interaction prompts disbelief among some Trump critics, who already have said the president appeared too accommodating to Kim and his autocratic regime

AGREEMENT. US President Donald Trump holds up a document signed by him and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un following a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Kim Jong-un knows denuclearization must be 'quick' – Pompeo

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:31 AM

(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.

ON DENUCLEARIZATION. 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

'Pyongyang-bound' Trump says world dodged 'nuclear catastrophe'

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:02 PM

'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

HISTORIC. 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

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Kim Jong-un invites Trump to visit Pyongyang

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:12 AM

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'

DIPLOMACY. 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

World hails Trump-Kim summit as 'first step' to denuclearization

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:29 AM

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (L) after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Susan Walsh/AFP

6 things we learned from historic Trump-Kim summit

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:02 PM

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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

Kim Jong-un charm offensive overshadows N. Korea rights abuses

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Days before the Trump-Kim summit, more than 300 rights groups including Human Rights Watch urge North Korea to improve its dire rights records.

CHARM OFFENSIVE. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un reacts at a signing ceremony with US President Donald Trump (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo Saul Loeb/AFP