Italy's foreign minister has said the country is investigating whether the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat was forcibly returned to Pyongyang as her parents apparently tried to defect.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019
Kim Jong-un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees the upcoming second summit with US President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state, according to a former North Korean diplomat.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left his historic Singapore summit with US President Donald Trump last month with a massive political victory in hand, but questions remain how this will help his isolated country in pragmatic terms.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2018
North Korea has described high-level talks with a US delegation led by secretary of state Mike Pompeo as "regrettable", as it accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons.
Sat, 07 Jul, 2018
At first glance, it is easy to call the meeting between US president, Donald Trump, and his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, “historic” and “unprecedented”, writes Virginie Grzelczyk of Aston University.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
The assertion by the two Korean leaders, Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, after an unexpected meeting on Saturday that North Korea is committed to “complete denuclearisation” and that a North Korea-US summit must be held offers a ray of hope in a dark, sometimes impenetrable situation.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
North Korea said it will hold a "ceremony" for the dismantling of its nuclear test site from May 23-25 in what would be a dramatic but symbolic event to set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with US President Donald Trump next month.
Sat, 12 May, 2018
South Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders' summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country's nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul's presidential office has said.
Sun, 29 Apr, 2018
Just as President Michael D Higgins told a United Nations meeting in New York that Ireland’s peace process could inspire countries to talk rather than go to war, the leaders of North and South Korea announced that they would work together to rid their peninsula of nuclear weapons.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2018
South Koreans watched as history unfolded and Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader they normally only see in heavily edited footage, walked across the border and had his every word broadcast live and unfiltered on airwaves across the country.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honour guard together after Mr Kim walks across the border for their historic summit, Seoul officials said.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018