North Korea

Vietnamese woman’s murder trial to continue

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release on Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

15 March 2019
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Malaysia PM says release of murder suspect lawful

Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jakarta.

13 March 2019
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Nuclear breakthrough or vague promises?

Could the United States (US) and North Korea reach a historic accord – or could it all fall to pieces?

As President Donald Trump prepares for a historic second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, observers see a wide array of possible outcomes.

25 February 2019
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China hopes US, North Korea 'meet halfway'

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-un firm backing in deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States (US) and reasserted Beijing's key role in the wider process, according to the two allies' state media Thursday.

10 January 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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