Rappler's latest stories on kim jong-un
The United States calls a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's series of rocket launches, the latest return to antagonism as diplomacy languishes
'Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,' US President Donald Trump tweets in response to an unspecified test at the Sohae space launch center
In a commentary, North Korea accuses the South of failing to carry out agreements reached between the two Koreas and harming cross-border ties by relying on the United States
'We are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us,' says North Korea's foreign ministry adviser Kim Kye-gwan
Kang Han-ok dies from a chronic illness on Tuesday, October 29, at the age of 92
Diosdado Cabello, the right-hand man of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is in North Korea leading a 'high-level delegation'
'I don't think we're ready for that,' Trump tells reporters when asked about visiting Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
North Korea's state media says its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a fresh test of a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' system
No further details are immediately available but these are the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles.
The Supreme People's Assembly, the North's rubber-stamp parliament, approves a series of constitutional changes to ensure what the legislature's head Choe Ryong-hae called Kim's 'monolithic guidance'
(UPDATED) Defence officials in South Korea say 2 short-range ballistic missiles were fired by North Korea at daybreak
US President Donald Trump is determined to resume the talks with North Korea ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections
US President Donald Trump does not criticize North Korea's missile tests following a 'beautiful letter' from Kim Jong Un expressing anger over their war games
KCNA, North Korea's state news agency, says Kim watched the launches, which verified the 'war capacity' of the 'new-type tactical guided missiles'
'He will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump,' says the US President in a tweet
(3rd UPDATE) Seoul's National Security Office of the presidential Blue House says both of the two missiles are 'analyzed' to be 'new type of short-range ballistic missiles'
Given the absence of any competition among candidates, elections in North Korea are essentially a political ritual which, observers say, allows the authorities to claim a popular mandate while reinforcing loyalty to Kim's regime
'If the military exercise really goes ahead, it would affect the DPRK-US working-level talks,' an unnamed foreign ministry spokesperson says in comments carried by state news agency KCNA, using the official acronym for North Korea
Pyongyang's delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday, July 3, says the US continues to be 'obsessed with sanctions'
Takeaways from the weekend encounter of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
(UPDATED) Regional powerhouse China says renewed discussions between North Korea and the United States are of 'great significance'
(UPDATED) The impromptu meeting in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula comes with negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington over the North's nuclear arsenal at a deadlock
If Kim accepts, it would be the third meeting between the leaders of the two former enemies amid efforts to denuclearise the Korean peninsula
'The south Korean authorities would better mind their own internal business,' senior foreign ministry official Kwon Jong-gun says, in a stinging rebuke to the North's neighbor days before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul
'China holds the key to what North Korea wants the most – security guarantee and economic development,' says an analyst
(UPDATED) Kim Jong-un tells the Chinese president that his visit is an opportunity to demonstrate 'the immutability and invincibility of the DPRK-China friendship before the world'
(3rd UPDATE) Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years
Xi, who will be the first Chinese president to visit Pyongyang in 14 years, pens a rare front-page opinion piece in North Korea's official newspaper, touting their 'irreplaceable' bond on the eve of this two-day trip
The timing is likely to raise eyebrows at the White House as it comes one week before the G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump expects to meet with Xi Jinping to discuss their trade war
Kim Yo-jong, who holds a powerful position in the reclusive state, delivers the message, and flowers, on her brother's behalf at a meeting with South Korean officials at Panmunjeom in the demilitarized zone
Citing 'a person knowledgeable about the matter,' the Wall Street Journal says Kim Jong-nam had met with CIA operatives several times
It will be the first such aid Seoul has provided Pyongyang since 2015 and follows the North's lowest recorded harvest for a decade, according to the United Nations
Market activity remains a 'legal gray area' in the North and a 'source of further human rights violations,' says the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
'I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal. I think that's very smart of them and I think there's a possibility for that to happen also,' US President Donald Trump says
'North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me,' says US President Donald Trump
(3rd UPDATE) South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Pyongyang's latest move had 'an element of protest and is a pressuring action to steer the nuclear talks in a direction it desires'
This comes a day after Pyongyang appeared to have launched its first short-range missile in more than a year
Pyongyang and Washington have been at loggerheads since the collapse of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in February
The Washington Post quotes unidentified sources as saying that a US official was made to sign a pledge to pay $2 million in medical costs before being allowed to fly Warmbier back home from Pyongyang in 2017
'I think we're doing very well with North Korea. A lot of progress is being made,' says US President Donald Trump
Kim and Putin meet in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok for their first summit – squarely aimed at countering US influence
North Korea 'needs guarantees of its security, the preservation of its sovereignty,' Russian President Vladimir Putin says after talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
Russian and North Korean flags are flying from lamp posts on Vladivostok's Russky island, where the summit is to take place on a university campus
(UPDATED) 'I hope that during the talks...I will be able to have concrete discussions on resolving situations on the Korean Peninsula and on the development of our bilateral relationship,' says Kim Jong-un
(UPDATED) Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov says the focus of the first meeting between the two men 'will be on a political and diplomatic solution to the nuclear problem on the Korean Peninsula'
Putin, who has long expressed his readiness to meet with Kim, is gearing up to play a bigger role in nuclear negotiations with Moscow's Cold War-era ally, with which it shares a short border
'Following an invitation from Vladimir Putin...Kim Jong-un will visit Russia in the second half of April,' the Kremlin says in a statement on its website
State media says the 'advantages' of the weapon were 'the peculiar mode of guiding flight and the load of a powerful warhead'
South Korean President Moon Jae-in hails North Korean President Kim Jong-un's willingness to salvage high-stakes talks with the US
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump backs the suggestion, pointing to his 'excellent relationship' with Kim Jong Un