North Korea’s Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

World 04/23/19, 03:40

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much ...

North Korea’s Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

World 04/22/19, 20:03

North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal. North Korea has so far not gotten what it wants most ...

Pompeo dismisses N.Korea’s rejection of him as US negotiator

Politics 04/19/19, 10:52

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Pompeo's refusal to ...

Analysis: Kim, returning to military optics, turns up heat

World 04/18/19, 07:57

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is cautiously turning up the heat after his unsuccessful summit with President Trump in Hanoi two months ago. Returning to military optics for the first time in five months, Kim on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to an Air Force base to inspect fighter combat ...

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

Europe 04/18/19, 06:27

The Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month.It said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia "in the second half of April" on Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation, but gave no further details.Russian media have been abuzz in recent days ...

South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

World 04/15/19, 03:51

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he's ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. Moon's comments came after Kim issued his harshest criticism yet over South Korea's diplomatic role last week, accusing Seoul of acting ...

North Korean parliament re-elects Kim Jong Un to key panel

World 04/11/19, 19:42

North Korea's parliament has re-elected the country's leader Kim Jong Un as chairman of the State Affairs Commission and chosen a new premier.The Korean Central News Agency reported the first session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly chose Kim Jong Un for the post because of "his outstanding ideological and ...

N.Korea official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

Politics 03/15/19, 01:47

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon make a decision on whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain the country's moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said, noting the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders. Vice Foreign ...

UN expert says Kim Jong Un demand shows sanctions work

World 03/12/19, 20:57

The head of the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea said Tuesday the fact that the only thing Kim Jong Un asked for at the Hanoi summit was to have sanctions lifted shows they are biting — despite his increasingly sophisticated efforts to evade the tough measures. Hugh Griffiths said ...

North Korea goes to polls to rubberstamp parliament lineup

World 03/10/19, 00:18

Millions of North Korean voters, including leader Kim Jong Un, went to the polls on Sunday to elect roughly 700 members to the national legislature, though the vote was more of an endorsement than a competitive contest. In typical North Korean style, voters were presented with just one state-sanctioned candidate per ...

Moon seeks to bring Trump, Kim back to table

World 03/07/19, 03:00

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he’s ready to step in and be the mediator between the United States and North Korea after the two nations failed to reach an agreement in Hanoi last week

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