Japan

Trump, Abe to discuss North Korea's denuclearisation

North Korea's denuclearisation to be discussed as Japan's PM plans April visit to US before Trump tours Japan in May.

Trade, North Korea on agenda for Trump-Abe talks

Russia

Russia confirms Putin-Kim talks for 'second half of April'

Moscow's announcement comes after Pyongyang slams US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, claims new missile test conducted.

Russia confirms Putin-Kim talks for 'second half of April'

War & Conflict

North Korea wants Pompeo removed from nuclear talks

Foreign ministry describes the US secretary of state as 'reckless' and says it wants him replaced by another official.

North Korea wants Pompeo removed from nuclear talks

Asia Pacific

North Korea conducts tests for 'tactical guided weapon': Report

State media reported North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the tests on Wednesday.

North Korea conducts tests for 'tactical guided weapon': Report

Kim Jong Un

Is Kim Jong Un 'supreme representative of all the Korean people'?

North Korean leader awarded himself a new title recently. But the view from Seoul is not that encouraging

Is Kim Jong Un 'supreme representative of all the Korean people'?

Malaysia

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder to be released soon

The 30-year-old's lawyer said prison authorities had informed them that she will be released on May 3.

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder to be released soon

North Korea

North Korea's Kim sets deadline for summit with the US

North Korean leader says he is willing to meet Trump a third time if US comes to the table with the 'right attitude'.

North Korea's Kim sets deadline for summit with the US

North Korea

North Korean parliament re-elects Kim Jong Un to key panel

Parliament carried out key reshuffles in its meeting, including appointment of Kim Jae Ryong as premier of the cabinet.

North Korean parliament re-elects Kim Jong Un to key panel

United States

Trump says sanctions on North Korea to stay in place

In meeting with South Korea's Moon, Trump says it's 'not the right time' to ease sanctions on Pyongyang.

North Korea

N Korea hits out at sanctions-imposing 'hostile forces'

North Korean leader places emphasis on 'self-sustainability' following failure to have sanctions lifted by the US.

North Korea must deliver 'blow' to those imposing sanctions

South Korea

As Moon heads to Washington, Kim turns to old friend Moscow

South Korean president to hold talks with Trump while North Korea looks for support in the region.

As Moon heads to Washington, Kim turns to old friend Moscow

North Korea

'Tense situation': North Korea convenes top-level meeting

Meeting comes a day ahead of the opening of the country's parliament and also a US-South Korea summit.

'Tense situation': North Korea convenes top-level meeting

Malaysia

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder handed prison term

Huong sentenced to three years and four months in prison but will be released in May for good behaviour, lawyer says.

North Korea

North Korea calls Spain embassy raid 'terror attack'

Pyongyang says it is closely following rumours of FBI involvement after 10 armed men broke into North Korean embassy.

North Korea calls raid on its embassy in Spain 'terrorist attack'

United States

US asked North Korea to hand over all nuclear weapons: Report

Donald Trump reportedly gave Kim Jong Un a document in Hanoi calling for the transfer of nuclear materials to the US.

US asked North Korea to hand over all nuclear weapons: Report