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Politics Apr 25Putin says North Korea ready to denuclearize — if it gets guarantees
Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed during their first summit Thursday he is willing to give up his nuclear weapons — but only if he gets an ironclad guarantee of security beforehand.
World Mar 15North Korean official says Kim rethinking U.S. talks, launch moratorium
Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Pyongyang now has no intention of compromising or continuing talks unless the United States takes measures that are commensurate to the changes it has taken — such as the 15-month moratorium on launches…
World Feb 28In a summit first, Kim Jong Un takes U.S. media questions
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un answered questions from American journalists on two separate occasions during the summit in Vietnam.
World Feb 22Closing North Korean nuclear facility on the table as Trump-Kim summit nears
Kim Jong Un has suggested he might be willing to close the Yongbyon facility that is the heart of North Korea's nuclear development.
World Jan 08AP Analysis: With Trump in waiting, Kim Jong Un courts China’s support
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's four-day visit comes after he expressed frustration in his annual New Year's address over the lack of progress in negotiations with Washington since his unprecedented summit with Trump in Singapore seven months ago.
World Sep 19Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon, and both leaders vowed to work together to try to host…
World Sep 09North Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles
North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il Sung Square in a major military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary.
World Jun 10Business as usual in North Korea as public unaware of summit
With few sources of information other than the state-run media, gossip and word of mouth, most North Koreans are still largely in the dark about the momentous — and potentially life-changing — events that are about to take place outside…
World May 22As summit with U.S. looms, North Korean media step up rhetorical attacks
North Korea's abrupt sharpening of its words has raised concerns the Trump summit may prove to be a bumpy one — or that it could even be in jeopardy.
World Feb 12North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump
In an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year.