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N. Korea says it conducted long-range strike drills under oversight of leader Kim

N. Korea says it conducted long-range strike drills under oversight of leader Kim

North Korea has conducted long-range strike drills, state media reported Friday, a day after the communist state launched what were presumed to be two short-range missiles into the East Sea. “At the command post, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un learned about a plan of the strike drill of various long-range strike means and gave an order […]

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

North Korean propaganda outlets called on South Korea on Friday to deal with inter-Korean issues free from intervention by the United States, accusing Washington of hindering cross-border cooperation. The North’s media has made a series of such appeals in recent months, as joint projects agreed between the two sides have made little headway amid a […]

Kim resolves to deepen Russia ties, Putin calls for peaceful resolution of nuke standoff

Kim resolves to deepen Russia ties, Putin calls for peaceful resolution of nuke standoff

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday highlighted his “unwavering” will to cement ties with Russia while President Vladimir Putin made an emphatic call for a peaceful resolution of Pyongyang’s nuclear quandary. The leaders held their first summit in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok amid Pyongyang’s stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington. The much-anticipated summit […]

Kim, Putin begin first summit over denuclearization, economic cooperation

Kim, Putin begin first summit over denuclearization, economic cooperation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un began his first summit with President Vladimir Putin in Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday, with a peaceful resolution of Pyongyang’s nuclear quandary expected to top the agenda. The much-anticipated summit is seen as a key test of Kim’s diplomatic outreach aimed at breaking a logjam in a […]

N.K. leader Kim set to arrive in Vladivostok for summit with Putin

N.K. leader Kim set to arrive in Vladivostok for summit with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to arrive in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid stalled nuclear talks with the United States. After its wee-hour departure from an undisclosed North Korean station and a stopover in the Russian border city of Khasan, […]

N.K. leader’s Russia visit may involve tours to art theater, fleet headquarters: report

N.K. leader’s Russia visit may involve tours to art theater, fleet headquarters: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could visit the world-renowned Mariinsky Ballet theater or a Russian Navy fleet headquarters during his widely expected trip to Vladivostok this week for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported on Monday. According to the Kremlin, Kim will visit Russia later this month for talks with […]

N. Korea calls for replacing Pompeo with ‘more careful and mature’ negotiator

N. Korea calls for replacing Pompeo with ‘more careful and mature’ negotiator

North Korea called Thursday for replacing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with a “more careful and mature” negotiator, accusing the top American diplomat of failing to understand Pyongyang’s position and causing the denuclearization talks to become “entangled.” A senior North Korean foreign ministry official made the demand, claiming that whenever Pompeo “pokes his nose […]

Moscow says Kim Jong-un to visit Russia in late April: report

Moscow says Kim Jong-un to visit Russia in late April: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Russia later this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, Russian news service RIA Novosti reported Thursday, citing the Kremlin. Kim will make the visit at Putin’s invitation, the news service and other Russian news outlets quoted the Kremlin as announcing in a press release. The report did […]

Trump says 3rd summit with N.K. leader would be good

Trump says 3rd summit with N.K. leader would be good

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that the third summit with Kim Jong-un would be “good,” after the North Korean leader expressed openness to another meeting. Trump’s tweet came in response to Kim’s speech to the North’s parliament on Friday, during which he said he would be willing to hold a third summit if the […]

N.K. leader re-elected as chairman of State Affairs Commission

N.K. leader re-elected as chairman of State Affairs Commission

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the communist state’s highest decision-making body, in a key parliamentary meeting, state media reported Friday. The North’s Premier Pak Pong-ju has also been replaced with Kim Jae-ryong, a senior member of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, during the first […]

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