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  • Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred volcano

    Pyongyang : The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit  standing on the peak of a beautiful volcano at Mt Paektu considered sacred in the North and a centerpiece of propaganda used to legitimise the Kim family’s rule, their hands clasped and raised in a pose of triumph.

  • South Korean leader Moon Jae-in arrives in Pyongyang for summit

    Seoul: South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens Tuesday ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States.Kim welcomed his visitor at Pyongyang’s international airport — where he had supervised missile launches last year as tensions mounted — the two leaders of the divided Korean

  • Another meeting with Xi Jinping will further solidify special relation between China and North Korea, says Kim Jong-un

    Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed a desire to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping soon in order to consolidate ties with the neighbouring country, state media reported on Monday. Kim expressed his wish to Li Zhanshu, the number-three of the Chinese regime, who he met on Sunday in Pyongyang during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of North Korea, according to the state run Korean Central News

  • North Korea stages military parade sans missiles

    Pyongyang : On the 70th anniversary of its founding, North Korea on Sunday staged a grand military procession, but did not showcase its intercontinental ballistic missiles, a regular feature in previous marches. The massive procession saw a beeline of military vehicles and soldiers marching past North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the Kim Il Sung Square, located in the heart of Pyongyang, amid huge cheers from the crowd. The soldiers wore uniforms

  • 3rd Korean summit: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in to meet in Pyongyang from September 18

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold their three-day third summit from September 18 in Pyongyang, Seoul said on Thursday, after their envoy met the North Korean leader. South Korea’s National Security Office Director Chung Eui-yong, who led the special delegation to Pyongyang on Wednesday, told this to the media here on Thursday.

  • N Korea slams ‘gangster-like’ US demand for nuke disarmament

    Tokyo : The peace process between the US and North Korea was in crisis on Sunday after Pyongyang angrily rejected Washington’s “gangster-like” demand for rapid nuclear disarmament, after two days of intense talks.

  • N Korea very serious about dismantling its nukes: US Prez

    Washington : North Korea is “very serious” about dismantling its nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump said on Monday, dismissing reports that Pyongyang does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpiles.

  • 2 Indian-origin ministers played key role

    Singapore : Two Indian-origin ministers in Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan and K Shanmugam, are playing a key role in facilitating a hassle-free summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un here on Monday.

  • Meeting with Donald Trump will be positive for Koreas: Kim Jong-un

    Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his upcoming meeting with US President Donald Trump will be positive towards easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang state media reported on Thursday. Kim made the remark to visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, the state run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

  • Peace talks not the result of US pressure, says North Korea

    Seoul : North Korea on Monday warned Washington that claiming Pyongyang was forced into talks by US pressure risked returning the peninsula “back to square one”, as the world awaits a landmark summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.

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    Kim Jong-un comments on US dialogue

    Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first official comment on the recent diplomatic contacts between Pyongyang and the US, and also on his summit with the South Korea President on April 27, state media reported on Tuesday.

  • Kim Jong-un attends S Korea concert in a reconciliatory move

    Seoul : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today attended the first concert in Pyongyang for over a decade by South Korean entertainers, including a K-pop girlband, the latest gesture of reconciliation before a rare inter-Korean summit.

  • Trump-Kim meeting only after concrete actions from N Korea: US

    Washington : A meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would not take place without “concrete actions” that match the promises made by Pyongyang, the White House said on Saturday.

  • N Korea slams US invite of late prisoners father to Olympics 

    Seoul : North Korea has slammed the US for bringing the father of late former prisoner Otto Warmbier to the Winter Olympics in the South, accusing it of waging a “defamation campaign” against Pyongyang.

  • North Korea slams conservative groups protest against its participation in Winter Olympics

    Pyongyang: North Korea on Wednesday slammed protests held by conservative groups against the arrival of Pyongyang’s Samjiyon orchestra in South Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. An article titled “Spasm of psychopaths accustomed to confrontation with fellow countrymen”, published by North Korea’s official news agency KCNA, came down heavily on the protests carried out by the groups on Monday and Tuesday near Mukho Port, 185 km east of Seoul, reports Efe news.