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North Korea

Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Rivals didn't mention an exact date and provided no details on how to implement past agreements towards reconciliation.

Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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UN human rights chief: 'My job is not to defend governments'

The outgoing diplomat Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein discusses Syria, North Korea, Israel and future human rights defenders.

United States

Bolton: North Korea not taking steps to denuclearise

Trump's national security adviser says Pyongyang has not lived up to the declaration signed in Singapore in June.

Bolton: North Korea not taking steps to denuclearise

North Korea

North Korean state media urge US to drop sanctions immediately

North Korea says it has shown good faith by stopping nuclear tests and handing over the remains of US soldiers.

North Korean state media urge US to drop sanctions immediately

Asia Pacific

North Korea says US 'undermining' path to denuclearisation

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri says Pyongyang unwilling to move unilaterally if US will not remove its 'concerns'.

North Korea says US 'undermining' path to denuclearisation

Asia Pacific

North Korea continues work on nuclear programme: UN report

Pyongyang violating international sanctions by secretly transferring fuel and arms, leaked UN report says.

North Korea continues work on nuclear programme: UN report

Asia Pacific

Bodies of US soldiers killed during Korean War returning home

The remains of 50 US soldiers are just a few of the 5,300 estimated to still be in North Korea, but improving relations are giving rise to hopes that those bodies can be recovered.

North Korea

North Korea 'working on new missiles': report

Activity at a weapons facility suggests the country is constructing new long-range missiles, Washington Post reports.

North Korea 'working on new missiles': report

Head to Head

Trump: Global threat or new world order?

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser JD Gordon on Russia, North Korea and Iran.

Trump: Global threat or new world order?

North Korea

North Korea returns remains of US soldiers

Repatriation honours agreement reached at a landmark summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in June.

North Korea returns remains of US soldiers

Asia Pacific

South Korea: North Korean films publicly screened at BIFAN 2018

North Korean films are publicly shown for the first time at a South Korean film festival amid the thaw in inter-Korean relations.

United States

Trump: No 'speed limit' for N Korea denuclearisation

US president also says Russia has agreed to help with North Korea's pledge to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme.

Trump: Korea denuclearisation talks ongoing, no timeframe set

Opinion

As Trump engages Putin, his deal with Kim collapses

After the Singapore summit, North Korea did not reciprocate US concessions.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Asia Pacific

Moon presses Trump, Kim for progress in nuclear talks

South Korean leader says leaders of US, North Korea 'face the stern judgment' of the world if deal is not carried out.

Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

Asia Pacific

US accuses North Korea of illegally smuggling oil products

Washington claims Pyongyang violated restrictions and asks UN to halt all deliveries of oil products to North Korea.

US accuses North Korea of illegally smuggling oil products