Pyongyang

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 22, 2019

    Parents of Late US Hostage Chasing North Korean Assets

    The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights abuses. In a news conference in Seoul on Friday, Fred and Cindy...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 16, 2019

    Kim Rides Horse on Sacred Peak, Vows to Fight US Sanctions

    North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and infuriated his people. The images and Kim’s rhetoric appeared aimed at bolstering his leadership...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 6, 2019

    North Korea Decries Breakdown of Talks US Says Were ‘Good'

    North Korea’s chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, said the talks in Stockholm on Saturday had “not fulfilled our expectations and broke down. I am very displeased...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 11, 2019

    NKorea Says Kim Supervised Weapons Tests, Criticizes Seoul

    North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States while driving a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea. The report by North Korean state media came hours after President...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 7, 2019

    Kim Says North Korean Launches Were Warning to US, South

    North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. The official Korean Central News Agency said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over the area surrounding the capital,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 6, 2019

    North Korea Fires More Weapons, Denounces US Military Drills

    North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy. North Korea’s fourth round of weapons launches in less than two weeks came amid a standstill in...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 1, 2019

    North Korea Says It Tested Crucial New Rocket Launch System

    North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency differed from the assessment by South Korea’s military, which had concluded Wednesday’s launches...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 24, 2019

    2 South Koreans, 15 Russians Held in North Korea After Boat Drifts

    Two South Koreans and 15 Russians have been held in North Korea for a week after their boat drifted into North Korean waters, Seoul officials said Wednesday. The crew members were aboard a Russia-flagged fishing boat when it was detained by North Korea on July 17, the Unification Ministry said in a statement. North Korea hasn’t responded to South Korea’s...

  • United States Jul 6, 2019

    NKorea: Australian Student Was Spying, Spreading Propaganda

    North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who was released by the country after being detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in espionage by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, said the North deported Alek Sigley on Thursday after...

  • China Jul 4, 2019

    Australian Student Released in North Korea Says ‘I'm OK'

    An Australian student released after a week in detention in North Korea described his condition to reporters in Beijing on Thursday as “very good,” without saying what happened. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced to Parliament that Alek Sigley, 29, had been released hours earlier following intervention from Swedish diplomats Wednesday, and had been taken to the Australian Embassy in...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 26, 2019

    Seoul: US, N Korea in Talks to Set Up 3rd Trump-Kim Summit

    North Korean and U.S. officials are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North’s expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea’s president said, four months after a second meeting between the leaders in Hanoi collapsed without any agreement. There have been no public meetings between...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 10, 2019

    US Seizes Ship After N. Korea Missile Launch

    The U.S. said Thursday that it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes amid a tense moment in relations between the two countries. The “Wise Honest,” North Korea’s second largest cargo ship, was detained in April 2018 as it traveled toward Indonesia. It’s now in the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 18, 2019

    Kremlin Says Kim Jong Un Will Visit Russia This Month

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia’s profile in regional affairs. The Kremlin said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia “in the second half...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 29, 2019

    S. Korean Leader to Meet With Trump in US on Nuke Diplomacy

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United States in two weeks for a summit with President Donald Trump on stalemated North Korean nuclear diplomacy. It would be their first meeting since Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi last month collapsed due to disputes on U.S.-led sanctions. The breakdown of that summit...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 23, 2019

    Trump Says He's Bucking Treasury, Reversing North Korea Sanctions

    President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that the president “likes” leader Kim Jong Un and doesn’t think they’re necessary. It’s unclear, however, which sanctions the president was referencing in his tweet, which took Treasury officials by surprise. “It was announced today by...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 25, 2019

    White House Manages Expectations for Second Kim Summit

    President Donald Trump is trying to manage expectations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, predicting a “continuation of the progress” made last time. Trump tweeted Sunday that he was leaving early the next day for the meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, adding a tantalizing nod to “Denuclearization?” He also said Kim knows that “without nuclear weapons,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 24, 2019

    North Korea Confirms Leader Kim Jong Un on Train to Summit

    North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media confirmed. Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, who has been a key negotiator in talks with the U.S., and Kim Yo Jong, the leader’s sister, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported. Late Saturday,...

  • Associated Press Jan 9, 2019

    Kim Jong Un's China Visit Shows Trump He's ‘Not the Only Game in Town'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely used a trip to China to talk with President Xi Jinping as a way to indicate to U.S. President Donald Trump that he’s got power in negotiations over Noth Korea’s nuclear arsenal, experts told NBC News. Kim took a luxury train plated with armor to Beijing on Tuesday for the talks, their fourth...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 13, 2018

    US Analysts Locate Secret North Korean Missile Sites

    U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with Pyongyang. The administration has said it is hopeful about eventually reaching an agreement with North Korea. President Donald Trump declared after his historic summit in June that...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 2, 2018

    North Korea Says Peace Declaration Not a Bargaining Chip

    North Korea warned Washington through its state media Tuesday that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn’t be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. The North’s official news agency issued a commentary claiming Pyongyang has taken significant measures to end hostile relations between the two countries but said the U.S. is...

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