Asia Pacific

Historic year of inter-Korea relations sees drop in tensions

After a year of improving relations between North and South Korea, many Koreans are both hopeful and cautious about what the future may bring.

North Korea

Trump and Kim ready to meet again, but what's changed this time?

With Trump vowing full denuclearisation and Kim clinging to nuclear arms, real progress relies on will to compromise.

Trump and Kim ready to meet again, but what's changed this time?

North Korea

Kim ready to meet Trump but asks US not to test N Korea

North Korean leader delivers annual New Year's Day speech laying out Pyongyang's top priorities for 12 months ahead.

Kim calls for corresponding US measures, ready to meet Trump

North Korea

Nukes, economy, Trump summit: What's on Kim Jong-un's 2019 agenda

North Korean leader expected to give annual address on Tuesday laying out country's top priorities for year ahead.

Nukes, economy, Trump summit: What's on Kim Jong-un's 2019 agenda

Kim Jong Un

Kim calls for more Korea talks with Moon in new year

Kim's letter comes days before he is expected to announce major policy decisions and goals in a New Year's speech.

Kim calls for more Korea talks with Moon in new year

North Korea

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Death of Kim Jong Il on December 17, 2011, thrust his son into power when he was still in his late 20s and unknown.

 North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Donald Trump

Moon: Trump says likes North Korea's Kim, will fulfill his wishes

The US president wants to implement denuclearisation deal signed with Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Moon says.

Moon: Trump says likes North Korea's Kim, will fulfill his wishes

North Korea

North Korea hiding missile bases in remote areas: report

US think-tank names at least 13 secret bases, raising doubts over Donald Trump's signature foreign policy initiative.

North Korea hiding missile bases in remote areas: report

Asia Pacific

North Korea warns of return to nuclear policy

Pyongyang expresses frustration over the slow progress of the lifting of sanctions while US insists on denuclearisation.

North Korea warns of return to nuclear policy

North Korea

No-fly zone, military-drill ban near Korea border take effect

Deal includes halt to 'all hostile acts' and gradual removal of landmines and guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone.

No-fly zone, military-drill ban near Korea border take effect

Vatican

Pope ponders landmark visit to North Korea after Kim invitation

Invitation to visit was relayed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in during meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Pope ponders landmark visit to North Korea after Kim invitation

South Korea

Visiting Vatican, South Korean president says confident of peace

Moon Jae-in to meet Pope Francis on Thursday; expected to extend invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis reportedly visiting North Korea in coming months

Legislator suggests pontiff wants to visit the isolated nation soon - the first time a pope will travel to North Korea.

Pope Francis reportedly visiting North Korea in coming months

Asia Pacific

Moon Jae-in urges US to declare end of war with North Korea

The South Korean president said Pyongyang has taken steps to achieve peace and the US should take similar measures.

Moon Jae-in urges US to declare end of war with North Korea