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Never mind the substance, here's the visuals: Putin summit a win for Kim

Seoul - The first summit between Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin was short on public content but the mere fact of it was a diplomatic boost for Pyongyang in its nuclear stalemate with the US, analysts said.

North Korea's Kim heads to Russia for summit with Putin

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed for Russia Wednesday for a first summit with Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks closer ties with its traditional ally amid a nuclear deadlock with the United States.

Kim woos Putin as N. Korean labourers toil in Russia

Seoul - While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is wined and dined with Vladimir Putin in Russia this week, around 10,000 of his citizens will be labouring around the country to earn money for his government.

N. Korea confirms Kim 'soon' to visit Russia: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Russia for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin, state media reported Tuesday, confirming a Kremlin announcement.

Young Koreans to be given $833 in basic income trial

A new universal basic income scheme is to be piloted in South Korea, where 170,000 young people (aged twenty-four) will be given the equivalent of $833 with very few conditions attached. The scheme also aims to boost local businesses.

North Korea slams Bolton for 'stupid' remarks: KCNA

Seoul - A senior North Korean official slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Saturday, accusing him of making "stupid" comments on stalled denuclearisation talks and warning "nothing good" would come of them.

North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from US nuclear talks

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear programme, hours after the isolated state claimed to have tested a new kind of weapon.

N.Korea's Kim oversees test of new weapon with 'powerful warhead'

Seoul - North Korea's Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a "powerful warhead", state media reported Thursday, in the first test of its kind since nuclear negotiations with Washington stalled.

Seoul seeks to capitalise on Stalin's Korean deportations

Seoul - South Korean president Moon Jae-in meets ethnic Koreans in Central Asia this week as he looks to capitalise on the enduring legacy of Joseph Stalin's mass deportations more than 80 years ago.

N.Korea's Kim oversees new 'guided weapon' test: state media

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new type of "tactical guided weapon," the country's state media reported on Thursday.

Activity detected at North Korea nuclear site: US monitor

Seoul - Activity has been detected at North Korea's main nuclear site, suggesting Pyongyang may be reprocessing radioactive material into bomb fuel since the collapse of a summit with Washington, a US monitor said Wednesday.

North Korean leader open to third Trump summit: KCNA

Seoul - US President Donald Trump on Saturday backed a possible third summit with North Korea, after Kim Jong Un said he would be willing to meet his American counterpart if Washington comes to the table with the "right attitude".

North Korean leader open to third Trump summit: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing meet with US President Donald Trump a third time if Washington comes to the table with the "right attitude", state media reported Saturday.

South Korean president works for third summit with Kim and Trump

President Moon Jae of South Korea says that he intends to set up a new summit between President Trump of the US and Kim Jong-un as soon as possible to return to the peace process and nuclear diplomacy.

Kim gains more power in N.Korea leadership shuffle

Seoul - North Korea has replaced its long-serving head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un, promoting a man who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human rights abuses, state media said Friday.

South Korean constitutional court orders abortion ban be lifted

Seoul - South Korea's constitutional court on Thursday ordered the country's decades-old abortion ban to be lifted in a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say puts women at risk.

South Korean constitutional court orders abortion ban be lifted

Seoul - South Korea's constitutional court on Thursday ordered the country's decades-old abortion ban to be lifted in a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say puts women at risk.

N. Korea urges 'telling blow' to forces imposing sanctions: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has struck a defiant note over his failed summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi and insisted Pyongyang would overcome the effect of sanctions, state media reported Thursday.

South Korea constitutional court to rule on abortion ban

Seoul - South Korea's constitutional court is to rule Thursday on the legality of a decades-old abortion ban that campaigners say endangers women, in what could be a historic decision.

N. Korea convenes top-level meeting over 'tense situation': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called a full meeting Wednesday of a top committee of the ruling Workers' Party to address what he described as the "prevailing tense situation", state media reported.
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