Rihanna will be in charge of bringing investment, as well as encouraging education and tourism in her home country
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
White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders says the letter shows Pyongyang's 'continued commitment to focus on denuclearization' on the Korean Peninsula
Leaders Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in will discuss issues including 'practical measures' to denuclearize the flashpoint peninsula
Legislators and trade law experts have warned that Donald Trump does not have the authority to supplant the 3-nation NAFTA with a bilateral pact with Canada
US President Donald Trump insists his relationship with Kim Jong-un remains 'very good'
(UPDATED) 'There is a possibility of getting to a good deal for Canada by Friday,' says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
The ball is now in Canada's court after the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday, August 27
Japan's 2018 defense white paper also takes aim at China's rise as a military power, saying Beijing is sparking 'strong security concerns in the region and international community, including Japan'
The uncertainty around the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement now revolves around whether it can remain a 3-nation deal, as President Donald Trump suggests he could cut Ottawa out
'This is a decision that affects not just El Salvador, but also the economic health and security of the entire Americas region,' the White House says
Cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians is necessary for the proposals to work, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
A Pentagon report says the People's Liberation Army may demonstrate the 'capability to strike US and allied forces and military bases in the western Pacific Ocean, including Guam'
The two countries are expected to launch a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $16 billion worth of goods from each country on August 23
Beijing says that it has lodged an official protest with the United States over Tsai Ing-wen's August 13 speech in Los Angeles where she says Taiwan's freedom and future is not negotiable
News of the apparent breach comes after a UN report last week accused the North of evading sanctions by continuing to export coal, iron, and other commodities
Tensions have been high between the two countries since August 6, when Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments
The first of two rounds of US sanctions kicked in at 12:01 am Tuesday, August 7, targeting Iran's access to US banknotes and key industries, including cars and carpets
'We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign from Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States,' says Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence
Barely a week after warning Iran it would suffer untold 'consequences,' US President Donald Trump says he would meet the country's leader Hassan Rouhani 'any time' and without preconditions
(UPDATED) If confirmed, the analysis by respected US-based website 38 North could signal a step forward after the landmark summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump
The recent violence in Gaza marks the most serious escalation between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war
Germany's foreign ministry also remove a warning on its website about its nationals facing a high risk of arrest when visiting Turkey
'We are no longer people of two countries. We are one,' says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki
'I believe we can be reasonably optimistic that Mexico will be able to find a basis for understanding and have a better relationship with the United States,' says Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
(3rd UPDATE) US President Donald Trump says Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for post-Brexit ties with the EU will 'probably kill' the prospects for a trade deal with the US
Addressing Trump, Kim describes their June 12 summit in Singapore, and the resulting joint statement, as the 'start of a meaningful journey'
Trump set the scene for more tension at the meeting in Brussels, renewing his criticism of European allies – and of Germany in particular
Iran foreign ministry says the Dutch ambassador to Tehran was subsequently summoned to express Tehran's 'severe protest' at the expulsion
But Iran's President Hassan Rouhani tells French President Emmanuel Macron that European economic measures now on offer does not go far enough
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says the referendum on the name change would take place 'probably at the end of September'
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
'We agree to disagree and the sanctions against Russia remain in place until Russia returns the peninsula to the Ukraine,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tells reporters
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador writes on Twitter, 'I proposed exploring a universal deal [involving] development projects that would create jobs in Mexico and, by doing so, reduce migration and improve security'
US Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to meet President Xi Jinping late Wednesday, June 27, after talks with other senior officials. His 4-day trip to Asia will include visits to regional allies Seoul and Tokyo.
Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, wearing a black skullcap, rekindled the eternal flame and laid a wreath at Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem as a youth choir sang
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano views the Philippines and China as husband and wife – and what a relationship this is, as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his second year in office
Officials have confirmed the deaths of 112 people as a result of the eruption on June 3, but scores more people remain unaccounted for
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
'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
The tariffs will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already alarmed by trade tensions between the United States and China
'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
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Officials insist the United States will remain a leading champion of human rights but, for many, the decision will reflect President Donald Trump's general hostility to the world body and to multilateral diplomacy in general
'If the US acts irrationally and issues a list, China will have no choice but to take comprehensive measures of a corresponding number and quality and take strong, powerful countermeasures'
(UPDATED) The trip is Kim Jong-un's 3rd to China since March, when he made his inaugural foreign trip as leader
(UPDATED) Seoul says the suspension will affect the large-scale Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August
'We will be friendly with China, but we do not want to be indebted to China,' says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
Italy's new economy minister shelves a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris as their countries trade barbs over the treatment of more than 600 migrants rescued off the Libyan coast at the weekend