AJ Impact

North Korea economic crisis looms on sanctions, think tank says

North Korea's trade with the world has almost collapsed under sanctions, according to the Korea Development Institute.

North Korea economic crisis looms on sanctions, think tank says

North Korea

'Amazing event': North Korea lauds Trump-Kim meeting at border

There is extensive coverage of impromptu meeting in North Korea's state media, but analysts question its significance.

'Amazing event': North Korea lauds Trump-Kim meeting at border

North Korea

South Koreans react with hope, scepticism over Trump-Kim meeting

While some in South Korea are positive, others see the Kim-Trump meeting as 'all style and no substance'.

South Koreans react with hope, scepticism over Trump-Kim meeting

North Korea

Trump steps over border into N Korea in landmark visit

US president and North Korean leader each step over border at Demilitarized Zone, in landmark meeting.

Australia

Australia investigates claims its national detained in N Korea

Government seeking urgent clarification on whereabouts of student Alek Sigley who was reported missing by friends.

Australia investigates claims its national detained in N Korea

North Korea

Stop mediating between North Korea and US: Pyongyang to Seoul

Comments come amid hopes that stalled talks over nuclear disarmament between the two countries could be revived.

Stop mediating between North Korea and US: Pyongyang to Seoul

North Korea

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says prospects for resumption of US-North Korea diplomacy have brightened recently.

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

North Korea

'Extreme hostile acts': N Korea condemns US sanctions extension

State news agency says decision is direct challenge to the Singapore summit with nuclear talks at a standstill.

'Extreme hostile acts': N Korea condemns US sanctions extension

Asia Pacific

North Korea's Kim 'not ready to denuclearise'

Comments come after exchange of letters between US President and Kim Jong Un raised hopes talks could be revived.

N Korea not ready to denuclearise: US intelligence agency chief

Asia Pacific

North Korean leader receives letter from President Trump

North Korea's state media reported that Trump sent letter to Kim Jong Un who was satisfied with its 'excellent content'.

North Korean leader receives letter from President Trump

AJ Impact

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

UN body urges Asian states to tackle what's being described as the largest animal disease outbreak in history.

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

North Korea

North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

Xi travels through Pyongyang in open-top car with Kim Jong Un as two leaders celebrate two countries' close friendship.

North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

Human trafficking

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

Two countries downgraded to those that have failed to make significant anti-trafficking efforts.

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

China

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea

Denuclearisation and economic issues to top agenda as Xi Jinping visits Pyongyang before his meeting with Donald Trump.

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea

Asia Pacific

China's Xi arrives in North Korea, set to hold talks with Kim

Xi is the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14 years amid renewed tension on the Korean Peninsula.