Kim boosted by China talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un came away from his fourth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping with his hand strengthened in nuclear talks with the United States (US), analysts say, even as Seoul urged him to do more.

12 January 2019

How Kim has played Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is eager to hold a second summit with United States (US) President Donald Trump. Since their first meeting in Singapore in June, Kim has consistently outmanoeuvred his counterpart.

25 November 2018

North Korea tests 'ultramodern tactical weapon'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen the testing of a "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon", Pyongyang's state media reported Friday, in a move that will raise the temperature over denuclearisation talks.

16 November 2018

World leaders look for progress on North Korea

North Korea and Iran will dominate this week's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations (UN), where President Donald Trump will be in the spotlight as he continues to upend global diplomacy.

24 September 2018

Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

North Korea's Kim Jong-un agreed Wednesday to shutter a missile-testing site and visit Seoul, a historic move the United States (US) welcomed by saying it was ready for immediate talks aimed at denuclearising North Korea by January 2021.

20 September 2018

Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock

South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong-un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States (US).

17 September 2018

North Korea tones down military parade

Kim Jong-un presided over a tempered military parade Sunday, in the latest sign that he wants to revive stalled nuclear talks with the United States (US) as he pushes for North Korea to re-join the international community.

10 September 2018

US-North Korea at an impasse

When the historic summit between the United States (US) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) took place in Singapore earlier this year, many believed the impossible could finally be achieved – peace between the two Koreas and a nuclear f

4 September 2018

China slams Trump over North Korea

China on Saturday called Donald Trump "irresponsible" after the United States (US) president cancelled his top diplomat's trip to North Korea and suggested Beijing was stalling efforts to disarm Pyongyang.

26 August 2018

Pompeo calls for 'free and open' Indo-Pacific

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region Monday, taking aim at China ahead of a trip to Southeast Asia to promote America's strategic vision for Asia.

2 August 2018

Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un

United States (US) President Donald Trump on Thursday again signalled optimism about efforts to end the nuclear standoff with North Korea, as he took the extraordinary diplomatic step of tweeting out a letter from Kim Jong Un.

13 July 2018