North Korea

    • North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

      North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. Photos, published by North Korean media showed the leader saluting an honor guard and waving to people carrying flowers at a rail station before boarding his khaki-green armored train for the lengthy journey. Russian news agency TASS also confirmed Kim's arrival at the Hasan train station after crossing the border.

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    • Kim Jong-un tightens leadership over North Korea

      Kim Jong-un tightens leadership over North Korea

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has further cemented his grip on power, in a big reshuffle of the country's leadership this week. Kim, however, didn't signal a retreat, either from negotiations with the US or a self-imposed moratorium on testing of missiles and nuclear bombs, something Pyongyang said last month he had been considering. Instead, Kim's remarks pointed to economic belt-tightening in an attempt to ride out economic sanctions - and perhaps the Trump administration, too - while hanging on to his country's nuclear arsenal.

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    • Trump, Moon to discuss nuke diplomacy next week

      Trump, Moon to discuss nuke diplomacy next week

      The US President Donald Trump will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House for a summit amid uncertainty over the future of nuclear negotiations with North Korea. According to White House's Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Moon and Trump are scheduled to hold talks 11 April in Washington to "discuss the latest developments regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) as well as bilateral matters."

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    • North Korea rebuilds structures at rocket site

      North Korea rebuilds structures at rocket site

      Just a few days after the US-North Korea summit ended in a stalemate, satellite images showed last week that a “rapid rebuilding” is taking place at a partially disassembled missile test facility in North Korea. News initially came from two monitoring groups, the Centre for Strategic Studies and 38 North, which published separately commercial satellite imagery.

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    • Trump announces second NK-US meeting

      Trump announces second NK-US meeting

      A brand new Donald Trump spoke to the country on Tuesday night on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington. During his annual State of the Union speech, the world saw a man who didn't use his usually aggressive rhetoric and did not bring the Republican conference to its feet chanting “Build that wall”. On the contrary, the US president delivered an insecure, low-energy address, with a punchline that any American politician could have used: “Let's work together and compromise, so we could make America truly safe.”

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    • Report unveils over 20 secret North Korean missile bases

      Report unveils over 20 secret North Korean missile bases

      With a second US - North Korea nuclear summit looming in late February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea. But it is only one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country, a new report from Beyond Parallel - a defense think tank, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reveals. News comes after an announcement Friday that President Donald Trump "looks forward" to meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un next month "at a place to be announced at a later date" to continue talks on denuclearisation.

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