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.

China

China's Xi backs North Korea in op-ed for Pyongyang paper

Beijing supports Pyongyang's 'correct direction' in solving issues on the Korean Peninsula, Xi writes before the trip.

China's Xi backs North Korea in op-ed for Pyongyang paper

Asia Pacific

China's Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea

The Chinese president to visit his reclusive ally this week before meeting US president at the G20 summit.

China's Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea

North Korea

China's President Xi to visit North Korea this week

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has visited China four times since March 2018 but it will be Xi's first trip to Pyongyang.

China's President Xi to visit North Korea this week

South Korea

Kim Jong Un's sister to visit DMZ, South Korea says

Kim Yo Jong to meet South Korean delegates and deliver flowers and a condolence message after former first lady's death.

Kim Jong Un's sister to visit DMZ, South Korea says

North Korea

Trump: I received a 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim

Trump comments come a day after the Wall Street Journal reports that Kim's slain half-brother had been a CIA informant.

Trump: I received a 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim

South Korea

Lee Hee-ho: Former South Korean first lady, activist dies at 96

President Moon Jae-in and others pay tribute to activist who 'dedicated her entire life to women'.

Lee Hee-ho: Former South Korean first lady, activist dies at 96

United States

Half-brother of Kim Jong Un was a CIA informant: Report

Wall Street Journal citing an unnamed person said there was 'a nexus' between the CIA and Kim Jong Nam.

Half-brother of North Korea's Kim was a CIA informant: Report

Asia Pacific

Top North Korean official seen with Kim days after purge reports

Reports show Kim Yong-chol, who led February nuclear talks with US, clapping with the North Korean leader at a concert.

Top North Korean official seen with Kim days after purge reports

Asia Pacific

US-South Korea drills not 'necessary': Pentagon boss

Acting secretary of defence says US forces in South Korea are already 'prepared if diplomacy fails' with North Korea.

US-South Korea military drills not 'necessary': Shanahan

North Korea

North Korea slams 'warmonger' Bolton over missile tests comment

Giving up tests means relinquishing right to self-defence, Pyongyang says in response to US national security adviser.

North Korea slams 'warmonger' Bolton over missile tests comment

North Korea

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Bolton was speaking to reporters in Tokyo ahead of President Donald Trump's arrival for four-day Japan visit.

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

North Korea

At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship

The North's ambassador to the UN says confiscation of Wise Honest could affect 'future developments' between countries.

At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship