North Korea shows Kim Jong Un examining a military spy satellite that may be launched soonMay 17, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un examined a finished military spy satellite, which his country is expected to launch soon, during a visit to an aerospace facility where he described space-based reconnaissance as crucial for countering the U.S.
Kim says North Korea’s 1st spy satellite is ready for launchApril 19, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country has built its first-ever military spy satellite and that he planned to launch it on an undisclosed date, state media reported Wednesday.
North Korean leader vows ‘offensive’ nuclear expansionApril 11, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to enhance his nuclear arsenal in more “practical and offensive” ways as he met with senior military officials to discuss the country’s war preparations in the face of his rivals’ “frantic” military exercises, state media said Tuesday.
Kim wants N. Korea to make more nuclear material for bombsMarch 28, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for his nuclear scientists to increase production of weapons-grade material to make bombs to put on his increasing range of weapons.
N. Korea wants more control over farming amid food shortageMarch 2, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen state control over agriculture and take a spate of other steps to increase grain production, state media reported Thursday.
North Korea’s Kim calls for unity to boost grain productionFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un called for stronger public solidarity behind his leadership to increase the country’s grain production significantly, state media reported Tuesday, amid outside worries about the country’s worsened food insecurity.
N. Korea food shortage worsens amid COVID, but no famine yetFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — There’s little doubt that North Korea’s chronic food shortages worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and speculation about the country’s food insecurity has flared as its top leaders prepare to discuss the “very important and urgent task” of formulating a correct agricultural policy.
North Korean leader brings daughter to soccer matchFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought his young daughter to a soccer game celebrating the birthday of his late father, state media said Saturday, her latest in a series of public appearances that have triggered debate on whether she’s being prepped for a future leadership role.
S. Korea: Unlikely that Kim’s daughter groomed as successorFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday said that it’s still premature to determine whether the recently unveiled daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being groomed as her father’s successor.
Kim Jong Un shows off daughter, missiles at N. Korean paradeFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his young daughter took center stage at a huge military parade, fueling speculation that she is being primed as a future leader of the isolated country as her father showed off his latest, largest nuclear missiles.
N. Korean leader orders military to improve war readinessFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his military to expand its combat exercises and strengthen war preparedness as he looks to escalate an already provocative run in weapons demonstrations in the face of deepening tensions with its neighbors and Washington.
North Korea sustains high defense spending with new budgetJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed a budget that sustains a high level of defense spending despite the countrys' economic troubles as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for an aggressive expansion of his nuclear arsenal.
Seoul: Kim’s daughter reveal hints at prolonged family ruleJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s disclosure of his daughter in recent public events was likely an attempt to show his people that one of his children would one day inherit his power in what would be the country’s third hereditary power transfer, South Korea’s spy service told lawmakers Thursday.
NKorea’s Kim orders ‘exponential’ expansion of nuke arsenalJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the “exponential” expansion of his country’s nuclear arsenal and the development of a more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, state media reported Sunday, after he entered 2023 with another weapons launch following a record number of testing activities last year.
North Korea’s Kim lays out key goals to boost military powerDecember 28, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented new plans to further bolster his military power next year at a meeting of top political officials, state media reported Wednesday, in an indication he’ll continue his provocative run of weapons displays.
Korean War vet laid to rest in Maryland 7 decades laterApril 23, 2022 GMT
BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — A Korean War veteran has been laid to rest near his Western Maryland home after authorities identified his remains among 55 boxes turned over from North Korea.
Sgt. Roy DeLauter, 21, of Smithsburg, Maryland, was killed in action Dec.
BC-The Conversation for December 17, 10am, ADVISORYDecember 17, 2021 GMT
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Army: Soldier reported MIA during Korean War accounted forJuly 28, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — An Army officer from Massachusetts who was reported missing in action during the Korean War has been accounted for and is coming home for burial, military officials said Wednesday.
Is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un learning to delegate?June 9, 2021 GMT
Kim Jong-un, North Korea's Supreme Leader and the bearer of a dizzying array of military and party titles, is learning the value of delegating a busy workload.
It’s a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There’s even a semi-regular flight.
But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train...
Q&A: Theron, Rogen on the comedy of politics, and vice versaMay 2, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Seth Rogen made a movie set in the political world, it went a little rocky...
China rivalry hovers over Mike Pompeo’s Manila stopMarch 1, 2019 GMT
MANILA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met here Thursday with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to boost a key Southeast Asian treaty ally at a moment of increased concern over expanding Chinese military might and economic maneuvering in the region.
Donald Trump: At least Michael Cohen didn’t lie about Russian collusionFebruary 28, 2019 GMT
HANOI, Vietnam President Trump said Thursday that former lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony to Congress was "pretty shameful," but said Cohen got one thing right Mr. Trump didn't collude with Russia.
AP Photos: Looking back at historic first Trump-Kim summitFebruary 21, 2019 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — A second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for Vietnam's capital from Feb...
Kim Jong-un-Donald Trump second summit date setFebruary 6, 2019 GMT
President Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam, the president announced Tuesday night.
During his State of the Union address, Mr. Trump said his administration has made great progress in nuclear negotiations with the reclusive state and said a second meeting offers a chance to move forward toward a lasting denuclearization agreement.
Bruce Klingner, ex-CIA official, warns Donald Trump: Don’t ‘get outplayed again’ by Kim Jong-unJanuary 20, 2019 GMT
A former high-level CIA official in Korea says there's been "no progress" on denuclearization since President Trump and Kim Jong-un held their historic Singapore summit last June, and warns Mr. Trump can't afford to "get outplayed again" as the two head toward a second meeting.
Kim Jong-un, Xi Jinping talk strategy ahead of potential summit with Donald TrumpJanuary 8, 2019 GMT
Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Beijing Tuesday for a discussion on ways the two might better coordinate their strategies ahead of a possible second summit between Mr.
Mike Pompeo sees ‘real progress’ toward eliminating North Korea’s nukesOctober 9, 2018 GMT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he made "real progress" on his visit to North Korea and now believes the goal of verifiable denuclearization is within reach.
"While there's still a long way to go and much work to do, we can now see a path to where we'll achieve the ultimate goal, which is the full and final verified denuclearization of North Korea," Mr.
Donald Trump touts North Korea progress, seizes initiative at U.N. General AssemblySeptember 25, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK President Trump swept into this year's U.N. General Assembly on a positive note, claiming credit during initial meetings Monday that "tremendous progress" has been made in nuclear talks with North Korea and asserting that he intends to hold another face-to-face summit with Kim Jong-un "in the not-too-distant future."
Donald Trump to get special message from Kim Jong-un at United NationsSeptember 24, 2018 GMT
UNITED NATIONS President Trump is slated to hold a high-stakes meeting here Monday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who will deliver a private message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that officials hope may boost the recently stalled denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
If I had to bet, I'd say it's more likely I'll meet my end while trying to work the latest complexities of the jumble on my dashboard than by being shot in a crossfire between competing drug gangs, or being killed at the local shopping mall by MS-13 tough guys gone berserk in the Tommy Hilfiger section of Macy's.
Joint military exercises with South Korea canceledJune 13, 2018 GMT
Pentagon officials said Tuesday they'll stay out of President Trump's landmark diplomacy with Kim Jong-un but they also emphasized that, so far, military leaders have gotten no formal instructions to follow through on the president's words and immediately cancel joint military exercises with close ally South Korea.
U.S. military officials say they've received no guidance about canceling joint military exercises with South Korea, including drills scheduled for later this year
As of Tuesday morning, U.S. Forces in Korea are still moving ahead with plans for the annual exercise known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian.
President Trump said Tuesday there was a method to his "fire and fury" madness with North Korea.
In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, Mr. Trump said he's certain that his warlike rhetoric last year against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convinced Mr.
Kellyanne Conway expects Kim Jong-un won’t ‘just end it’ during summit over nuclear programJune 11, 2018 GMT
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway leveled expectations Monday morning before the U.S.-North Korean summit, saying it won't be a "one-and-done type of meeting."
Mrs. Conway emphasized that President Trump's goal for North Korea remains the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" shutdown of the foreign government's nuclear program, but acknowledged that it is a lofty objective.
Bashar Assad of Syria to visit Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, North Korea, state media reportsJune 3, 2018 GMT
Syrian President Bashar Assad announced plans on Sunday for an unprecedented meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, days after the Trump administration announced the previously canceled summit with the North's reclusive leader was back on.
Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump did the right thing in pulling out of North Korean meetingMay 25, 2018 GMT
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday that President Trump's letter to North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un withdrawing from the summit was a positive step in negotiations between the two countries.
"We finally got a president who has their attention.
Putin meets Macron, says North Korea summit end regrettableMay 24, 2018 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, said Thursday that North Korea fulfilled its promises ahead of the canceled summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un...
North Korea shut down bilateral contacts to prepare for the proposed summit between President Trump Kim Jong-un several days before Mr. Trump on Thursday abruptly called off the planned June 12 meeting in Singapore, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a congressional hearing.
Everything about the summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a tough negotiation.
Once the island nation of Singapore was selected to host the historic meeting about denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, the two sides had to broker a deal on a satisfactory venue down to the room where Mr.
Trump praises Kim Jong-un: ‘Very open and very honorable’April 24, 2018 GMT
President Trump said Tuesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has been "very open and very honorable" in advance of talks on giving up his nuclear weapons.
It was the most respectful description yet of a man that Mr.
Moon Jae-in’s North Korea diplomacy efforts bring hopeApril 16, 2018 GMT
MYEONGPA-RI, South Korea The thump-thump-thump of mortar rounds in the distance came in jarring succession on a recent day in the northernmost village on South Korea's side of the Demilitarized Zone.
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un to meet to discuss denuclearizationApril 9, 2018 GMT
North Korea has informed the U.S. in talks that it is willing to discuss denuclearization at an upcoming summit, a senior administration official confirmed Sunday.
"The United States and North Korea have been holding talks in preparation for a summit," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
North Korea agrees to a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, will hold landmark summit in AprilMarch 6, 2018 GMT
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to stop nuclear and missile tests if his country holds talks with the United States on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.
The breakthrough was announced Tuesday by Chung Eui-yong, South Korea's presidential national security director, after a rare visit to Pyongyang.
11 times the media fawned over Kim Jong-un’s sister, North Korean delegation at the OlympicsFebruary 12, 2018 GMT
The New York Times or North Korean propaganda?
Readers may be forgiven for confusing the two after a weekend in which America's newsrooms raced to see who could lavish the most praise upon Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in takes hit in polls with North Korea overtureJanuary 26, 2018 GMT
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has taken a significant hit to his popularity in the wake of his diplomatic overture promising warmer ties with North Korea, a new poll shows.
Thae Yong-ho, North Korea defector, urges Donald Trump to talk with Kim Jong-unNovember 2, 2017 GMT
Offering a rare insider's account of life in the world's most isolated and repressive nation, a top North Korean diplomat turned defector told a Capitol Hill hearing that President Trump should consider the unthinkable direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as the best way to avoid all-out war on the Korean Peninsula.
Trump’s ‘very dark’ inaugural speech at the U.N.September 22, 2017 GMT
President Donald Trump gave a bellicose speech to the U.N. General Assembly that his 2016 campaign rival Hillary Clinton correctly described as "very dark” and “dangerous.”
During Tuesday's speech in New York City, Trump said the United States will have no choice but to "totally destroy" the regime of Kim Jong-un if the U.S.
N. Korean official blames Trump for region’s ‘vicious cycle’April 14, 2017 GMT
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for building up a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying that his "aggressive" tweets were "making trouble...
Just another week in La La LandApril 2, 2017 GMT
I have to admit that I gained a whole new level of respect for President Trump recently when I saw a clip on the nightly news where he was asked by a reporter about his reaction to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s threat to unleash his arsenal of nuclear missiles and reduce the U.S.