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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 […]

S. Korea to push for N.K. leader’s visit to Seoul for fourth summit with Moon

S. Korea to push for N.K. leader’s visit to Seoul for fourth summit with Moon

South Korea will try to realize a visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit with President Moon Jae-in this year so as to improve cross-border relations and help move the stalled denuclearization process forward, the unification ministry said Friday. The ministry said that it will also try to regularize such […]

N.K. leader not mentioned among deputies newly elected to parliament

N.K. leader not mentioned among deputies newly elected to parliament

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was not included in a list of deputies newly elected to the communist state’s rubber-stamp parliament, state media reports showed Tuesday, sparking speculation about what the unprecedented move means. Kim’s name was not mentioned when the Korean Central Broadcasting Station, a state radio network, called out the names one by […]

N. Korea holds parliamentary elections

N. Korea holds parliamentary elections

North Korea was set to hold parliamentary elections Sunday, a key political event likely to cement national unity and leader Kim Jong-un’s grip on power amid uncertainty over tough nuclear negotiations with the United States. The communist state will elect new deputies for the Supreme People’s Assembly, its rubber-stamp legislature, in the polls held every […]

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

North Korea aired a documentary film on leader Kim Jong-un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, reaffirming its willingness to continue negotiations despite the talks’ breakdown without a deal. The 75-minute feature, aired on Korean Central TV on Wednesday, said the two countries can write a new history and future if they engage in the […]

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

South Korea has detected signs of North Korea restoring an ancillary building of its Dongchang-ri long-range missile launch site that it partially disassembled last year, a government source in Seoul said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Beyond Parallel, a project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that its satellite imagery analysis showed […]

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