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North Korea says nuclear talks with US break down, blames Washington

North Korea’s top nuclear envoy on Saturday said talks with the US in Stockholm had broken down, blaming Washington for bringing “nothing to the negotiation table” at the meeting, which came after months of stalemate.
This picture taken on the morning of October 2, 2019 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 3, 2019 shows the test-firing of “the new-type SLBM Pukguksong-3” in the waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea. – North Korea successfully test-fired a “new-type” of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported on October 3, after Washington voiced alarm at the move just days before the planned resumption of stalled nuclear talks. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korean, US officials to resume nuclear talks after latest missile test

North Korean and US officials on Saturday were set to resume nuclear talks in Stockholm after months of deadlock and Pyongyang’s defiant test of a sea-launched ballistic missile this week.
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.

Donald Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

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.

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.
China's President Xi Jinping

China’s Xi Jinping pens friendship letter to North Korea before rare visit

Xi Jinping will burnish China’s fragile alliance with North Korea by making his first trip to Pyongyang as president this week — and on Wednesday he sealed their friendship in ink, offering a “grand plan” for regional stability.

Korean Peninsula: China supports North Korea’s decision

Chinese President Xi Jinping said North Korea is taking the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper on Wednesday, a day before Xi visits Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

‘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.
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 arrives in Pyongyang and waves to a crowd as he disembarked from his train [KCNA via Reuters]

Kim Jong Un returns to North Korea to cheering crowds

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un returned home on Tuesday after traveling 4,000km in his green train from Vietnam, where his high-stakes nuclear summit with President Donald Trump ended without an agreement.
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North Korea welcomes Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel to Pyongyang

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel was due in Pyongyang on Sunday, North Korea’s state media reported, describing the visit as a “historic event” highlighting the “invincible friendship” of the two allies.
This picture 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. Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said on October 7, after Washington's top diplomat held "productive" talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / - South Korea OUT /

Mike Pompeo: Kim Jong Un ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site

International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said "significant progress" was made towards denuclearisation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) in an open-topped vehicle as they drive through Pyongyang on September 18, 2018.South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens on September 18, ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Pyeongyang Press Corps / - /

Moon landing: South Korean leader and North’s Kim hold summit talks

South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in wave to crowds in Pyongyang from an open-topped car

South and North Korean leaders begin summit in Pyongyang

South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States.

North Korea urges Donald Trump to be ‘bold’ on denuclearisation

North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump's political opponents for the "deadlock" over denuclearisation on Saturday, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue.
The North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 was successfully launched last November [KCNA via Reuters]

North Korean state media urge US to drop sanctions immediately

North Korean state media called on the United States to immediately drop its sanctions against the communist country, accusing Washington of "acting opposite" to its plans of improving ties.

US, North Korea officials in final summit preparations

North Korean and US negotiators met in Singapore Monday for final preparations on the eve of an unprecedented summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, seeking to bridge the gaps over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.

North Korea’s Kim expresses ‘bitter sorrow’ over China bus crash

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his “bitter sorrow” after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.

North Korea’s muted response on Syria strikes speaks volumes

A day after US, French and British missiles slammed into suspected chemical weapons sites in SAyria, authorities in North Korea — its longstanding friend — held dances in the street to celebrate founder Kim Il Sung’s birthday.

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