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Kim Jong Il officially remains as the enternal general secretary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea
'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
Trump and Kim are due to meet in Hanoi from February 27 to 28 this year following their landmark first summit in Singapore in June 2018
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about the expense of keeping American forces on the peninsula
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'
He met with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon and discussed 'pending issues including working-level talks with North Korea'
The Coats report also highlights the broad and increasing threat to the United States from China, a point of agreement across the board in the Trump administration
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Proceedings in the trial of Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong have moved slowly due to the large number of witnesses and the fact that hearings are held infrequently
With the letter, the North Korean is more determined to attend the second Kim-Trump summit set next month
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
(UPDATED) Kim Yong-chol is the first North Korean dignitary in nearly two decades known to have spent the night in the US capital
Moon Jae-in says Kim Jong-un's trip to China this week is a sign a second Trump-Kim summit is 'imminent'
(3rd UPDATE) President Xi Jinping says China 'supports the DPRK and the United States holding summits and achieving results'
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.
(UPDATED) The trip is at Xi Jinping's invitation and is set to run until January 10
'I worked with Jo in the same department at Pyongyang's foreign ministry for so long but never imagined that he would seek asylum,' says Thae Yong-ho
Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, has applied for asylum to an unidentified Western country with his family
Kim Jong Un earlier says that North Korea could take a different approach to nuclear talks if US economic sanctions remain in place
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the US should stick to its promise and lift the sanctions held against them
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(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
(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
The recent data breach is the first large scale hacking of North Korean defectors' personal information, affecting nearly a thousand
United Nations agencies estimate that 10.3 million people in North Korea are in need of humanitarian assistance
This comes after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the 'systematic, widespread, and gross' human rights violations in isolated North Korea
North Korea urges the United States to give up the 'delusion' of forcing the country to give up its nuclear arsenal 'unilaterally' through 'pressure and coercion'
The non-binding resolution, which passes by consensus without a vote, welcomes diplomatic efforts to end the crisis on the Korean peninsula
North Korea's warning on Sunday, December 16, comes days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on 3 senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses
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
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
'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
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
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
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
(UPDATED) United States President Donald Trump says they are considering 3 sites for his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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
Oh Chong-song's dramatic dash across the border at the Panmunjeom truce village in the DMZ – under fire from his comrades – made global headlines last year
(UPDATED) The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved
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
The tangerines – a rarity in the North – are airlifted to Pyongyang from the southern island of Jeju, where they were grown, in 4 flights, the last one due Monday afternoon
The moves come as a diplomatic thaw between the former wartime foes gathers pace
Russia requests for a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council
'The US told us that it received a message from the North to postpone the meeting,' says South Korean foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha
Although Trump has had warm words since meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June, his administration nevertheless annoys Pyongyang by maintaining a regime of sanctions
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says denuclearization talks with North Korea will resume
Korean Association for Human Rights Studies says the 'preposterous' report was a part of political scheme fabricated by the hostile forces to 'tarnish the image' of North Korea
North Korea's foreign ministry says Pyongyang could revert to its former nuclear policy if the United States does not change its stance over economic sanctions