TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. envoy reassured top Japanese officials Friday of the importance of their alliance in dealing with regional security threats, just as the North Korean leader's sister expressed...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday she doesn’t expect her brother to meet President Donald Trump this year, saying there’s no reason for...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened military action against South Korea as she bashed Seoul on Saturday over declining bilateral relations...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the latest blow for inter-Korean cooperation, North Korea threatened to permanently shut a liaison office with South Korea as it continued to condemn its rival for...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said...
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea’s collapse has been predicted — wrongly— for decades.
Some said it would happen after fighting ended in the Korean War in 1953. Others thought it would be during a...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the coronavirus...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In her first known official statement, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leveled diatribes and insults against rival South Korea for protesting her...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent flowers and a message of condolence on Wednesday for the funeral of former South Korean first lady Lee Hee-ho, whose late husband...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days, casting further doubt on...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's unclear whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going to give up his nukes anytime soon, and the same could probably be said for his cigarettes.
DANDONG, China (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump, state media confirmed.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's travels to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local):
SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left his luxurious hotel for a late-night city tour of Singapore on Monday, just hours ahead of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Kim spent much of the day out of public view, sparking media speculation he was planning his strategy for the Tuesday summit with Trump. But in the evening, he left the St. Regis hotel and visited the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay with Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After a few months of rapprochement, North Korea abruptly called off scheduled high-level talks with South Korea on Wednesday and warned the U.S. that a planned summit with President Donald Trump could be at risk. A look at developments on the Korean peninsula:
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un's younger sister took a prominent place at the negotiating table for the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade, cementing her public role as Kim's closest confidante and possibly the second-most powerful figure in his ruling regime.
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — An influential young sister. North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state. A man believed to be behind attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010. And the top foreign policy and military affairs strategists.
A list of high-profile North Korean officials accompanying leader Kim Jong Un to a border village to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in shows how serious Kim is about the Koreas' third-ever summit and what will likely be discussed.
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be trying out a new tactic to boost the image of his authoritarian regime — he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life.
Over the past few months, Kim has increasingly shared the stage with his younger sister, who became an instant celebrity as his envoy to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and his wife, a former singer in her late 20s.
For sure, there is only one star of the show in North Korea, and that is Kim himself.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games' closing ceremony. So, once again, South Korea's first Winter Games offers up the possibility of the strangest of optics: That North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, in the same television frame with U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser, Ivanka, who is also set to attend Sunday's closer.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs.
An orchestra from North Korea performed at the National Theater in Seoul as part of a rapprochement between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
It also included a rare visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, who was received by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Conservatives in South Korea protested the visit by the North Korean delegation.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday it is important to continue a reconciliatory mood between the Koreas and expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation's visit to the South, in his first remarks since the high-level guests led by his sister returned to the North.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility.
ROME (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says it's too early to tell if any of the overtures between North and South Korea during the Olympic Games are creating a chance for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
But he rejected any suggestion Sunday that even a temporary warming of relations between the North and South could drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a high-level North Korean delegation's visit to South Korea for the Olympics (all times local):
A North Korean delegation led by a political princess is heading home after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world leaders at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a high-level North Korean delegation visiting South Korea for the Olympics (all times local):
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says a summit between her brother and South Korean President Moon Jae-in would pave the way for a fast improvement in ties that would make "yesterday seem like a long time ago."
South Korean President Meets With Kim’s Sister
South Korea’s Leader Invited to North Korea
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved to be short-lived, quickly drowned out by the images of the two Koreas marching and competing together, as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister took her place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday in an unprecedented visit to South Korea.
The trip by Kim Yo Jong is the latest move in an extraordinary show of Olympic diplomacy with Seoul that could prove to be a major challenge to the Trump administration's hard-line Korea policies.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the arrival of a high-level North Korean delegation to South Korea for the Olympics (all times local):
The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a brief exchange with North Korea's nominal head of state and "reiterated his expectation and hope that all parties will use dialogue to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun.
As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony, they turned to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, who arrived earlier in the day on an unprecedented visit to the South by a member of the North's ruling Kim family.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HOUSE PASSES BUDGET DEAL
Lawmakers narrowly pass a sweeping bipartisan budget accord, ending a government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs.
ANMOK BEACH, South Korea (AP) — About 500 North Koreans are temporarily staying in South Korea as part of their country's participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics, the largest presence of its kind since the 2002 Busan Asian Games.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SENATE LEADERS REACH BUDGET DEAL
But the measure is facing opposition from both parties, imperiling legislation to keep the U.S. government operating past midnight.
2. NORTH KOREA HOLDS MILITARY PARADE ON EVE OF OLYMPICS
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials when they visit the South this week for the Winter Olympics, his spokesman said Thursday.
Kim Yo Jong, believed to be around 30, would be the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-53 Korean War.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership, will be part of the North's delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics, officials said Wednesday.
TOKYO (AP) — Kim Jong Un has promoted his younger sister to a new post within North Korea's ruling party.
The promotion of Kim Yo Jong came at a meeting of senior party members as North Korea marked the 20th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's acceptance of the title of general secretary of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea.