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Kim appoints new Military Chiefs for `tougher discipline’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for tougher discipline within the army and appointed new chiefs of the navy and the air force as he chaired an enlarged meeting of the central military commission, state media reported on Thursday.

Biden, Trudeau aim to move past Keystone pipeline disagreement in first bilateral meeting

U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try on Tuesday to move past an early disagreement after Biden blocked the Canadian-backed Keystone XL pipeline and look to reset relations after the rocky years of Donald Trump.

North Korea shows off new submarine-launched missiles 

North Korea has displayed what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, SLBM, at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported on Friday.

North Korea’s Kim to expand relations with South – Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has addressed the ruling Workers’ Party with a report mapping out the course of relationship expansion with the South, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday.

North Korea plans to send ’12m’ propaganda leaflets to S. Korea

North Korea is preparing to send about 12 million propaganda leaflets to South Korea using 3,000 balloons, state media reported on Monday.

North Korea says missile launches are warning to U.S., South Korea over drill

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, said his country’s latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the U.S. and South Korea...

Trump says deal with Kim thwarted by N. Korean sanction demands

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach agreement due to North Korean...

U.S. says not discussing removal of troops from Korean peninsula with North

The U.S. is not discussing with North Korea the possibility of removing U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula and is unsure whether Pyongyang has...

North Korea’s Kim sent ‘conciliatory message’ to Trump on nuclear talks – Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a “conciliatory message” to U.S. President Donald Trump amid stalled nuclear negotiations, South Korea’s Chosun Media...

4 South Koreans indicted for importing North Korean coal

South Korean prosecutors have charged four people with illegally importing millions of dollars worth of North Korean coal in violation of international sanctions. They tried...

‘Sexual abuse ‘part of ordinary life’ in N. Korea’

Sexual abuse is so common in North Korea “it has come to be accepted as part of ordinary life,” Human Rights Watch, HRW, asserted...

North Korea developing new missiles

US intelligence agencies have found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence,...

Trump hails start of dismantling North Korean missile site

US President Donald Trump welcomed Tuesday reports that North Korea has started dismantling facilities at its main satellite launch station, which is seen as...

North Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

North Korea has started dismantling some facilities at its main satellite launch station, seen as the testing ground for its intercontinental ballistic missiles, according...

Trump now says no ‘time limit’ to denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said Tuesday there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un -- a shift in tone from when the US leader said the process would start very soon.

Trump releases ‘very nice’ letter from Kim Jong Un

US President Donald Trump on Thursday again signaled optimism about efforts to end the nuclear standoff with North Korea, as he took the extraordinary...

South Korea’s Moon optimistic on US-North Korea diplomatic thaw

South Korean president Moon Jae-in said Friday he is confident a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Pyongyang will continue, despite "bumps and bruises" on...

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un on...

Koreas hold talks on connecting roadways

North and South Korea held talks on Thursday on establishing roadways to run across their border -- part of the initiatives agreed between their...

Kim Jong Nam murder not a prank

The assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was not a prank, Malaysian state prosecutors said Thursday, insisting it was a "carefully planned and executed" murder using a UN-banned poison.

North Korea still building at nuclear site

North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility, a monitor said on Wednesday, despite declaring a commitment to denuclearisation of...

Pyongyang may soon return US soldier remains

North Korea may soon return a first out of 200 sets of remains of American soldiers who died during the Korean War, after an...

North Korea’s Kim hails ‘unity’ with China in new visit

Kim Jong Un declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship, unity and cooperation" with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show...

North Korea’s Kim visits China following Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began a two-day visit to Beijing Tuesday in what analysts believe is a trip to brief his sole major ally on his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump and seek consensus on negotiations with Washington.

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