Trump and Kim will meet at the border, Moon says

World 06/29/19, 23:52

President Donald Trump will meet Sunday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone separating the North and South, a day after he issued an unprecedented invitation and expressed willingness to cross the border for what would be a history-making photo op. South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced that ...

China Xi visits North Korea before a meeting with President Trump

World 06/20/19, 23:21

China leader Xi Jinping on Thursday, June 20, began a two-day state visit to North Korea, less than two weeks before he is expected to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G-20 summit in Japan. Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) has not any updated news about the visit. A ...

Otto Warmbier’s father calls Kim Jong Un ‘criminal Kim’

U.S. 05/10/19, 18:54

The father of American college student Otto Warmbier who died soon after being sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state said Friday that Kim Jong Un should be called "criminal Kim" — not "chairman Kim" which "makes me sick." Fred Warmbier told a U.N. symposium promoting international cooperation on ...

North Korea tests new missile _ and Trump’s resolve

Politics 05/06/19, 02:48

North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump's resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, who noted it was not the kind of long-range ...

Despite big plans, N.Korea’s trains still go almost nowhere

World 04/26/19, 02:47

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to take a train to his summit with President Vladimir Putin in Russia's far east hints at the potential of a much bigger dream long held by many in Asia: unimpeded travel by rail from the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula to ...

Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limos

World 04/26/19, 00:35

German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines at several very high-profile summits, including his meeting this week ...

Update: Putin, Kim shake hands before start of talks

Europe 04/24/19, 23:17

The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have shaken hands before heading to talks at a university in Russia's far-eastern city of Vladivostok. In this Wednesday, April ...

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

World 04/24/19, 07:49

It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. And while they aren't quite as flashy as the "Beast," which President ...

Update: North Korea’s Kim arrives in Vladivostok

Europe 04/24/19, 04:44

The Latest on the summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:40 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia's Vladivostok for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kim arrived on his armored train, which pulled into the station in the Pacific port of Vladivostok Wednesday ...

Key moments in Kim Jong Un’s diplomatic charm offensive

World 04/24/19, 04:04

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expands a diplomatic charm offensive that has included meetings with leaders from China, South Korea and the United States. Some key moments: Jan. 1, 2018: In his New Year's address, Kim calls for improved relations with South ...

Meeting with North Korean leader gives Putin more leverage

Europe 04/23/19, 23:09

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offers a chance to raise Moscow's clout in the region and gain more leverage with Washington. While Russia's ability to influence Kim's position is limited compared to that of China, a dialogue with Kim could allow Putin ...

Kim looks to Russia as sanctions bite North Korea’s economy

World 04/23/19, 21:43

Two months after he failed to win a badly needed easing of sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win its help as the U.S.-led trade sanctions hurt his country's already-struggling economy. There are no signs of a ...

North Korea’s Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

Europe 04/23/19, 20:55

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia for his summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. Russian news agency Tass quoted a local official as saying Kim was given flowers, bread and salt at the Hasan train station after crossing the border. Kremlin adviser ...

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