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N. Korea solidifies Kim Jong Un's 'monolithic' power

Seoul - North Korea has elevated leader Kim Jong Un to a status approaching his grandfather, the country's founder Kim Il Sung, analysts said Friday after Pyongyang revised its constitution to reinforce his authority.

North Korea says latest test was 'new weapon'

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a "new weapon" test, state media reported Sunday, the latest in a series of launches that US President Donald Trump has played down as Washington seeks to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

NKorea's Kim oversaw latest launch, test of 'new weapon': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the latest in a series of missile launches, which was the "test-fire of a new weapon", the country's official Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.

North Korea says new missile a 'solemn warning' to South

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said two missiles fired under his supervision were newly designed tactical weapons that sent a "solemn warning" to the South over plans to hold military drills with the United States.

Pyongyang: Trump's invitation 'interesting' but no official request

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday said US President Donald Trump's surprise invitation to meet Kim Jong Un was "interesting", but that it had yet to receive an official request.

'Say hello': Trump invites Kim to DMZ meeting

Osaka - US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet for a historic handshake at the demilitarised zone that divides the Korean peninsula, and said he would have "no problem" stepping over the border.

'Say hello': Trump invites Kim to DMZ meeting

Osaka - US President Donald Trump Saturday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet for a historic handshake at the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea in what he said was a spontaneous offer.

N. Korea's Kim pays tribute to Ho Chi Minh on Vietnam visit

Hanoi - 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.

More questions than answers, but Kim responds for first time

Hanoi - The first time North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was asked a question by a foreign reporter he did not react.

North Korea media heralds Kim's arrival in Vietnam

Seoul - North Korea's state media on Wednesday showcased Kim Jong Un's arrival in Hanoi ahead of his second summit with US President Donald Trump, praising the host country's economic development as Kim seeks sanctions relief.

Vietnam train station on lockdown ahead of Kim's expected arrival

Vietnam - The train station on the Vietnam-China border where Kim Jong Un is expected to arrive by rail was closed to the public and surrounded by armed guards on Monday, days ahead of the North Korean leader's summit with Donald Trump.

Planes and armoured trains: the Kims' foreign trips

Seoul - The first sign that Kim Jong Un was potentially on his way to meet US President Donald Trump for a second summit was the reported appearance of an armoured train in China.

Trump dangles 'major power' carrot as Kim begins trek to summit

Bejing - Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un could soon put North Korea on the fast-track to becoming a major power Sunday as his former rival chugged across China in an armoured train, heading to their highly-anticipated summit in Vietnam.

Speculation swirls over Kim's travel plans for Hanoi summit

Hanoi - Kim Jong Un could travel overland for his summit in Hanoi with US President Donald Trump, media have reported, after a North Korean delegation was spotted at key stops on a popular rail route from China.

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

Pyongyang - The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong Il on his birthday.

From Twitter hate to second date: Trump and Kim in quotes

Seoul - Donald Trump's much-trailed announcement of a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month in Vietnam sets up another box-office summit between the two mercurial leaders who were once bitter verbal enemies.

North Korea puts Kim painting on show for first time

Seoul - North Korea has displayed a portrait of Kim Jong Un in public for the first time, with analysts saying the move could herald the building of a personality cult around the young leader.

Trump says he and Kim Jong Un 'in love'

Washington - US President Donald Trump said he and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have fallen "in love" –- their bromance fuelled by "beautiful letters" he received from the leader of the nuclear-armed state.

N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme.

Trump receives new letter from Kim

Washington - The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump had received a new letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, without disclosing its contents.

N. Korea's Kim lambasts officials during 'field guidance' visits

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang's desire to focus on economic development.

Did N. Korea's Kim put potatoes over Pompeo?

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have been too busy visiting a potato farm to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Pyongyang's state media implied Tuesday.

Opposites, rivals, heirs, negotiators: Trump and Kim

Fpo - The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will be among the most improbable diplomatic encounters in history, featuring principals who could not be more different -- but who also share some surprising similarities.

Find the leader: Kim's cat-and-mouse journey to Singapore

Fpo - North Korea's capacity for distraction and sleight of hand was on show Sunday as leader Kim Jong Un flew to Singapore for his summit with US President Donald Trump.

Kim Jong Un: the young leader taking centre stage

Seoul - North Korea has been isolated and ostracised for decades, but leader Kim Jong Un will share centre spot on the world stage Tuesday at his Singapore summit with US President Donald Trump.

Trump and Kim lookalikes hold 'summit' in Singapore

Fpo - While access to the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be tightly restricted, hundreds of Singaporeans got the next best thing on Saturday when two lookalikes showed up at a downtown mall.

Tightly-controlled Singapore rolls out tough summit security

Fpo - Singapore's reputation for rigid law and order was seen as a major factor for being chosen to host Tuesday's US-North Korea summit -- and the tiny city-state is determined not to disappoint.

Who's getting this? North Korea's summit bill

Fpo - North Korea has a habit of making others pick up its overseas travel tabs, and experts say either Singapore or South Korea is likely to get stuck with an eye-watering bill for next week's historic North-US summit in a luxury resort.

Kim Jong Un lookalike set to make impression at summit

Fpo - As the world awaits the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, one man who has risen to prominence for his impressions of the North Korean leader is preparing for his own appearance in Singapore.

Trump attorney says Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit: report

Washington - Donald Trump's attorney said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begged "on his hands and knees" for a summit with the US president, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. "They...
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