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China’s Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, as Beijing looks to bolster North Korea a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump are due to meet amid a bitter trade dispute.
Photo taken on June 14, 2019 shows the site of military plane crash in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa province. A military plane crashed in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa province during a training flight Friday, killing two pilots, Vietnam News Agency reported. (Xinhua/VNA)

Two pilots killed in military plane crash

Two pilots were killed in Vietnam Friday after their military plane crashed during a training session, an official told AFP.

‘Purged’ North Korean official appears in public

Kim Yong Chol, a senior North Korean official reportedly purged after the failed talks in Hanoi between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, appeared at an arts performance with the country’s top brass, official media reported Monday.
North Korea's special representative Kim Hyok-chol, seen here arriving for talks with his US counterpart Stephen Biegun in Hanoi AFP

Reports: North Korea executes envoy, four others over failed Kim-Trump summit

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo claimed North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
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 /

Korean Peninsular: North Korean leader warns of return to tension

U.S. President Donald Trump, who ended a second summit with Kim in February without a deal for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, seemed unperturbed, saying a lot of progress was being made toward an agreement and welcoming Putin’s support.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on April 25, 2019. (Photo by Alexey NIKOLSKY - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un vow to seek closer ties at first talks

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US influence.
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 7, 2018 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 8, 2018 via KNS shows North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (R) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang. – North Korea on April 18, 2019 demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, accusing him of derailing discussions. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / – South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT

Mike Pompeo: I’m still in charge of North Korea negotiation team

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is still in charge of nuclear negotiations between the US and North Korea a day after Pyongyang said it wanted Pompeo to be disengaged from the stalled negotiations.
US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

Donald Trump blocks ‘phantom sanctions’ against North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.
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

North Korea may suspend nuclear talks with US

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news reports quoted a senior diplomat as saying.
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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.
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North Korea hackers targeting US critical infrastructure – firm

A group of North Korean hackers is believed to be actively targeting US businesses and “critical infrastructure,” a report released this week by cybersecurity firm McAfee said.
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.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 27, 2018, US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC. – US national security advisor John Bolton said Friday, December 28, 2018 he would visit Turkey and Israel to coordinate on Syria, after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all US forces. Bolton said he would head in January to both Turkey which has enthusiastically backed Trump’s sudden move — as well as Israel, a close US ally where the pullout has caused concern. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

White House security chief defends Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit

US national security advisor John Bolton denied Sunday that last week’s nuclear summit with North Korea was a failure, despite President Donald Trump coming home empty-handed.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves before boarding his train at the Dong Dang railway station in Lang Son on March 2, 2019. AFP

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un pays tribute to former Vietnam’s revolutionary leader

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to Vietnam’s late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Saturday before starting his long journey home through China, after his Hanoi summit with US President Donald Trump ended without a nuclear deal.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday.

South Korea’s Moon Jae-In recommits to inter-Korean projects after failed summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Friday said he would consult with the U.S. on inter-Korean economic projects, a day after President Donald Trump left empty-handed from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Summit 2 optimistic over nuclear talks

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, shook hands and dined Wednesday in Hanoi, expressing optimism that their highly personal brand of diplomacy will lead to a deal on the totalitarian state’s nuclear weapons.
US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un handshake kicks off nuclear summit

US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their second summit Wednesday, saying the totalitarian state could enjoy a brilliant future if it gives up nuclear weapons.

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