Kim Jong Un

Vietnam, Trump's army draft and Kim's Soviet-era jet

If confirmed, choice of Vietnam as venue will be seen as a highly symbolic move, with something to offer both sides.

Vietnam, and the reasons it might host second Trump-Kim summit

Kim Jong Un

UN says North Korea trying to protect nuclear, missile capability

Confidential report to UN Security Council says North's nuclear programmes continue and sanctions are 'ineffective'.

UN says North Korea trying to protect nuclear, missile capability

Asia Pacific

US envoy to head to N Korea to prepare second Trump-Kim summit

Stephen Biegun will meet North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok Chol on Wednesday before much-anticipated second summit.

US envoy to head to N Korea to prepare second Trump-Kim summit

Asia Pacific

Trump sees 'good chance' of North Korea deal in second Kim summit

US president tells CBS' Face the Nation 'meeting is set' with N Korean leader, voices optimism about China trade deal.

Trump sees 'good chance' of North Korea deal in second Kim summit

North Korea

Trump-Kim summit details 'to be announced next week'

Envoy's comments come as Trump says he'll announce the site and date for a second summit with Kim Jong Un next week.

US envoy calls for full list of North Korean weapons programmes

United States

US spy chiefs break with Trump on several threats to the US

Intelligence directors break with Trump on threats posed by North Korea, Iran and ISIL.

Asia Pacific

Japan-South Korea radar spat shakes stability - when US needs it

Ahead of US-North Korea summit, analysts say latest dispute between neighbours threatens delicate regional dynamics.

Japan-South Korea radar spat shakes stability - when US needs it

Japan

Japan's PM vows to restore relations with North Korea

Conciliatory message contrasts sharply from a year ago when Abe set out a hardline approach towards Pyongyang.

Japan: Shinzo Abe vows to restore relations with North Korea

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Thaw in ties with North boosts ice fishing festival

Nearly two million South Koreans take part in the festival near North Korea border as Seoul-Pyongyang ties warm up.

North Korea

Kim says 'believes in' Trump ahead of second summit

State media suggests North Korean leader is optimistic about upcoming second summit with US president.

Kim says 'believes in' Trump ahead of second summit - KCNA

North Korea

Report reveals secret North Korea missile base, one of 20

The discovery comes three days after US president said he looks forward' to another summit to discuss denuclearisation.

Report reveals secret North Korea missile base, one of 20

Sweden

Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet

Stockholm has had diplomatic ties with North Korea since 1973, provides US consular services at its Pyongyang embassy.

Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet

United States

Trump, Kim to hold second summit near February end: White House

White House says US continues to make progress in denuclearisation talks after North Korean envoy visits Washington.

North Korea

N Korea envoy 'arrives in US' to hold talks on Kim-Trump summit

Arrival of top official comes as new US defence policy singles out North Korea as ongoing and 'extraordinary threat'.

N Korea envoy 'arrives in US' to hold talks on Kim-Trump summit

101 East

North Korea's Secret Money

101 East reveals the shadowy financial operations funding North Korea's economy and fueling its missile ambitions.