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This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 1, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the construction site of the Hot Spring Tourist Area in Yangdok County, South Phyongan Province. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / - South Korea OUT/

North Korea abandons nuclear freeze pledge

North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States’ failure to meet a year-end deadline for nuclear talks and “brutal and inhumane” U.S. sanctions.
The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in June and agreed to restart negotiations that stalled after a failed summit in Vietnam in February.

North Korea says leaders’ relations not enough after Donald Trump sends birthday wishes to...

North Korean President Kim Jong Un received birthday greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump, even though their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

North Korea slams Donald Trump over nuclear talks

North Korea on Monday slammed US President Donald Trump for “bluffing” and called him “an old man bereft of patience” as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks.
FILE PHOTO- U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump, South Korean leader agree to continue talks with North Korea

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed during a phone conversation to maintain dialogue with the nuclear-armed North, Seoul said Saturday, with the two allies noting the situation had become “grave”.
A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for describing Pyongyang's behaviour as rogue and warned its expectations for talks with Washington are fading.

North Korea berates Mike Pompeo, warns hopes for US talks ‘disappearing’

A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for describing Pyongyang's behaviour as "rogue" and warned its expectations for talks with Washington are fading.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

Kim Jong-un tests tactical weapons, risks angering Donald Trump

North Korea’s state media said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un had overseen a rocket and tactical guided weapons test, after the drill Saturday raised concerns Pyongyang was escalating provocations with US nuclear negotiations deadlocked.
Kim Jong-un held his first summits with the leaders of the US and South Korea last year [Leah Millis-Reuters]

North Korea fires ‘short-range projectiles’ into East Sea

North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament.
Kim Jong Un welcomed onto Russian soil

Kim Jong Un in Russia ahead of Viladimir Putin summit

The two leaders will meet in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid tensions surrounding the North Korean leader's nuclear programme.
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North Korea restoring part of launch site it promised to destroy

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site that it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in the first summit with US President Donald Trump last year.
This picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on February 28, 2019 and released on March 1, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) meeting with US President Donald Trump at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. – The United States and North Korea on March 1 put forward starkly different accounts over the breakdown of a high-stakes summit in Hanoi but offered guarded hope that they could meet again. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT

South Korea’s Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks

South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the US and North Korea to quickly resume denuclearisation talks after their Hanoi summit last week ended without a deal.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged the United States to consider the nuclear-armed North's demands for a declaration that the Korean War is over.

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in looks for early resumption of US-North Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed confidence that the United States and North Korea will eventually find an agreement on denuclearisation despite both sides returning from the Vietnam talks without reaching an agreement.
Kim Jong Un arrives Hanoi, Vietnam after a marathon train journey for summit with Trump

Kim Jong Un arrives Vietnam for Donald Trump summit

Kim Jong Un arrived in Hanoi to throngs of cheering, flag-waving crowds Tuesday, on the eve of a second summit with Donald Trump the world is closely watching for tangible progress over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

Moon Jae-in: Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit a ‘remarkable breakthrough’ for peace

The agreement for a second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was a “remarkable breakthrough” for peace negotiations on the Korean peninsula, President Moon Jae-in said Monday, but he acknowledged doubts remained over denuclearisation.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Vietnam ‘willing’ to host Trump-Kim summit – report

Vietnam’s premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea’s top envoy en route to Washington

A top North Korean official left for Washington on Thursday, reports said, for talks with his US counterpart ahead of an expected summit between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un.
A vehicle that is part of a motorcade believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes its way through central Beijing [Thomas Peter-Reuters]

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ends China visit as Donald Trump summit looms

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has left Beijing, ending a trip to China seen as preparation for his expected summit with US President Donald Trump later this year.

New Year: Kim Jong Un warns US against sanctions on North Korea

Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un warned in his New Year speech Tuesday after 12 months of diplomatic rapprochement.

Report: North Korea’s Kim sent message to Trump on nuclear talks

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 reported on Monday.

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