Asia Pacific

Kim Jong Un watches air drills after US, South Korea delay theirs

State media showed photos of Kim with fighter pilots, after US and South Korea called off joint air force drills.

Kim Jong Un watches air drills after US, South Korea delay theirs

United States

Donald Trump tells Kim Jong Un: 'Get the deal done'

In a tweet, US President Trump seeks re-engagement amid stalled denuclearisation negotiations with Pyongyang.

Donald Trump tells Kim Jong Un: 'Get the deal done'

North Korea

North Korea: US 'terrorism' report stumbling block for talks

US report designating North Korea as a 'state sponsor of terrorism' proves its 'hostile policy', Pyongyang says.

North Korea: US 'terrorism' report stumbling block for talks

Asia Pacific

'Satisfaction': N Korea confirms tested multiple rocket launcher

North Korea is expanding its weapons capabilities with denuclearisation talks with the United States in limbo.

'Satisfaction': N Korea confirms tested multiple rocket launcher

North Korea

Kim and Trump have 'special' relationship: KCNA

Kim's comments echo remarks made by Trump as countries struggle to restart talks on the North's nuclear programme.

Kim and Trump have 'special' relationship: KCNA

Asia Pacific

S Korean facilities at Mt Kumgang resort must be removed: KCNA

Kim Jong Un says facilities are 'shabby' and need to better reflect North Korea's national character.

S Korean facilities at Mt Kumgang resort must be removed: KCNA

Kim Jong Un

North Korea's Kim rides white horse in show of sanctions defiance

Mt Paektu and the white horse are central to the Kim family's mythology and visits often herald major policy moves.

North Korea's Kim rides white horse in show of sanctions defiance

Japan

Japan PM seeks meeting with N Korea's Kim despite missile launch

Abe wants to discuss the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korean agents.

Japan PM seeks meeting with N Korea's Kim despite missile launch

North Korea

North Korea fires possible submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korea carries out ninth launch since June, just hours after announcing new talks with United States.

North Korea fires possible submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korea

North Korea's suspected submarine missile 'pushes the envelope'

If Pyongyang can launch missiles from submarines, threat will grow for Japan, South Korea and the US.

North Korea's suspected submarine missile 'pushes the envelope'

North Korea

N Korea pins hopes on Trump, but casts doubt on future talks

Senior foreign ministry official praises US president's 'bold' approach while pressing Washington to drop sanctions.

N Korea pins hopes on Trump, but casts doubt on future talks

AJ Impact

Pyongyang calling: How N Korea is busting smartphone sanctions

A thriving grey market in North Korea is being powered by mobile phones, evading UN sanctions.

Pyongyang calling: How N Korea is busting smartphone sanctions

Donald Trump

'Probably not': Trump rules out North Korea visit for now

US president also says he is 'sure' North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would 'love' to visit the United States.

'Probably not': Trump rules out North Korea visit for now

Kim Jong Un

N Korea leader Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang in new letter

Letter from Kim Jong Un was passed to Trump in August and talked of his willingness to resume stalled nuclear talks.

N Korea leader Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang in new letter

South Korea

S Korea's Moon, Trump to meet amid hopes for fresh N Korea talks

Stalled negotiations on denuclearisation in North Korea on top of the agenda of the meeting between South Korea and US.

S Korea's Moon, Trump to meet amid hopes for fresh N Korea talks