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‘Time for concrete action’ on N. Korea, says UN chief

The Trump administration is facing calls from Russia and China to consider easing tough economic sanctions imposed on North Korea to create an incentive for Pyongyang to move forward.

Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to the normalisation of the Kaesong joint border industrial park and tours to North Korea's Mount Kumgang.

South Korean leader and North’s Kim hold summit talks

Moon has been pushing inter-Korean engagement, which is complicated by the multiple international sanctions against the North.

Denuclearisation to top Moon’s Pyongyang agenda

Moon will fly to the North Korean capital on Tuesday for the latest stage in a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula, although progress has stalled in denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

Washington approves plane, missile sale to S. Korea

The arms deal comes amid stalled denuclearisation talks with N. Korea.

Putin urges ‘security guarantees’ for North Korea denuclearisation

The latest round of diplomatic efforts to curb the North Korean nuclear programme has been high on the agenda in Vladivostok.

Japan’s Abe expresses support for better Trump-Kim ties

Abe and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who is also attending the Vladivostok forum, are expected to hold a meeting on Wednesday, said a Japanese diplomatic source.

N. Korea’s Kim asks Trump for another meeting in new letter

The White House says US President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un about scheduling a second meeting between the two leaders.

N. Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

Thousands of accompanying citizens waved bouquets and flags, chanting "Long live" to the leader.

Trump expecting ‘positive’ letter from N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un soon

The two leaders have traded correspondence as they negotiate over North Korea's nuclear program. Trump has also praised Kim on social media.

New Zealand deploys aircraft to Asia to help enforce N. Korea...

A New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 aircraft would carry out patrols of international waters in North Asia for signs of vessels undertaking activities that break UN sanctions against North Korea.

2 Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang

The North Korean leader says he is willing to cooperate with both Seoul and Washington on denuclearisation.

South Koreans arrive in North amid stalled denuclearisation talks

Denuclearisation talks have stalled since US President Donald Trump cancelled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea last month.

S. Korean envoys en route to N. Korea as denuclearisation talks...

Seoul will continue to push for a joint declaration with US to end the Korean War this year.

South Korea team to fly North to discuss summit details

Moon and Kim have since agreed to hold a third summit in Pyongyang at an unspecified date in September.

Russia blocks publication of UN report critical of North Korea

A diplomatic source speaking on condition of anonymity said Russia's objection stemmed mainly from the part that said North Korea had exceeded its 2018 oil import cap set by the 2017 sanctions.

Trump says he has “patience” for North Korea’s Kim to make...

Trump called off a planned trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo after concluding there wasn’t enough progress in talks aimed at denuclearising the Korean Peninsula.

China slams Trump’s “irresponsible and absurd logic” on North Korea

Trump's refusal to direct criticism at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but blame other parties for a lack of progress comes despite reports the US received a belligerent letter from Pyongyang.

Mattis says US won’t suspend more South Korea military drills

Mattis said he’s working in coordination with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s diplomatic efforts, but he also signalled that smaller-scale exercises are going ahead.

Seoul may delay North Korea office plans

Trump on Friday pulled the plug on the visit, blaming a lack of progress in denuclearisation efforts since his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June.

Trump reversal on Pompeo North Korea trip underscores drift

In the weeks since the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, the administration has struggled to show any signs of progress in its efforts to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

President Moon: Railways are path to North Korea peace

Moon has championed peace efforts for the Korean Peninsula since taking office last year, and played a crucial role in bringing Kim and Donald Trump together for their historic first summit in June.

South Korea seeks progress on denuclearisation at Sept summit

Moon said he hoped for speedy progress in talks between the United States and North Korea, with steps by Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programmes.

Iran, North Korea forge stronger bond under Trump’s pressure

Javad-Ri meeting underscores the challenges facing Trump administration efforts to pressure the nations to curb their weapons programs and give up their nuclear aspirations.