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N. Korea's Kim heads to Russia to revive old friendship

Pyongyang - On the neighbouring mound to Mansu hill, where giant statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il look out over North Korea's capital, stands the Liberation Tower.

US authorities arrest man linked to N.Korea embassy raid

Washington - US authorities have arrested a former marine in connection with a mysterious February raid on North Korea’s embassy in Spain during which masked assailants roughed-up staff and stole computers, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

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.

Pompeo says he's still in charge on N. Korea, works with Japan

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime's demands to exclude him, as he voiced guarded hope with Japan on securing a deal.

Eastern Russian port Vladivostok prepares to host Kim

Vladivostok - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected in Russia's far-eastern port Vladivostok in the coming days, according to reports that have prompted excitement and concern among local residents.

With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in N. Korea

Moscow - With Russia's Vladimir Putin set for his first talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month, Moscow is eyeing a major role in yet another global flashpoint.

US says N.Korean test not a ballistic missile

Washington - A weapons test announced by North Korea was not of a ballistic missile, the US defense chief said Thursday, adding that US forces have not changed their posture in response.

US State Department still 'ready to engage' N.Korea

Washington - The US State Department said Thursday it remained ready to negotiate with North Korea after the regime called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be excluded from future nuclear talks.

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin as tensions rise with US

Moscow - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang spiked higher.

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.

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.

US North Korea envoy in Moscow as Russia plans for Kim-Putin talks

Moscow - The US special envoy for North Korea was due in Moscow on Wednesday as the Kremlin said it was preparing for possible talks between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.

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.

Appetite for destruction at N. Korea taekwondo contest

Pyongyang - One by one the North Koreans approached the board, yelled for inspiration and struck out, trying to split the interlocking plates with fist, hand or foot -– then reeled away in pain.

Tributes and pledges as N. Korea marks Kim Il Sung's birthday

Pyongyang - Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out to pay tribute to their leaders on Monday, the most important day of the isolated, nuclear-armed country's ritual calendar.

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.

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.

Trump floats idea of third North Korea summit

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering a potential third nuclear summit with North Korea's leader.

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.

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.

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.

Seoul confirms controversial academic as N. Korea point man

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday confirmed the appointment of a pro-engagement academic as his new point man on Pyongyang, despite controversy over his outspoken support for cooperation with the nuclear-armed North.

Tourist numbers double at North Korea marathon

Pyongyang - Twice as many foreigners as last year gathered in Pyongyang Sunday for the city's annual marathon, tour firms said, as reduced tensions see visitor numbers rise in isolated North Korea.

Pompeo hopes for new N.Korea summit in 'coming months'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump will meet again "in the coming months" and make significant headway on ending Pyongyang's nuclear program.

No-one sought justice for Kim Jong Nam: analysts

Seoul - The spectacular assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother -- smeared in the face with a banned nerve agent -- made headlines around the world but two years later its organisers have escaped accountability, analysts say.

Vietnam stepmother of accused Kim assassin 'happy' over new sentence

Nam Dinh - The stepmother of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader said Monday she was delighted her stepdaughter escaped the death sentence, urging her to "hang on" until her expected release in May.

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her Monday, weeks after her Indonesian co-accused was also released.

Seoul begins war remains excavation without N. Korea

Seoul - Seoul began a unilateral effort to excavate Korean War remains along the border Monday as silence from Pyongyang stymied a previously agreed joint operation with the North.
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