North Korea

People on bicycle move past a Chinese paramilitary policeman standing guard on the road to maintain safety for visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to traveling past the Chang'an Avenue in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.
Andy Wong/AP
January 09, 2019 - 3:45 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China (all times local): 3:11 a.m. South Korea's Ambassador to the U.S. says he is hopeful that a second meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place. Speaking at an event at Hudson...
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This March 20, 2018 photo made available Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 by the Parish of Farra di Soligo, shows North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy Jo Song Gil, second from right, holding a model of "Bell of Peace of Rovereto" during a cultural event on the
Parish of Farra di Soligo via AP
January 03, 2019 - 8:07 pm
ROME (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding along with his wife, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a defection of a senior North Korean official. The news came from South Korea's spy agency, which briefed lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday on the...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands prior to their meeting on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
December 31, 2018 - 8:23 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans' patience with sanctions and pressure. Kim also during his New Year's speech on Tuesday said...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, people take pictures of an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in displayed at a park near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File
December 30, 2018 - 9:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday calling for more peace talks between the leaders in the new year following their active engagement in 2018, South Korea's presidential office said. Moon's office said Kim also...
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Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II
Petty Officer 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann/US Navy via CNN
December 18, 2018 - 8:29 am
By Brad Lendon and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN (CNN) -- Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the government announced Tuesday. In its 10-year Defense Program Guidelines, Tokyo said it will...
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This Sept. 20, 2018, photo shows North Korea's Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song at the U.N. headquarters. North Korea is accusing the Trump administration and its supporters of trying to "stoke confrontation" instead of promoting peace efforts by
Kyodo News via AP
November 27, 2018 - 10:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is accusing the Trump administration and some supporters of trying to "stoke confrontation" instead of promoting peace efforts by calling for a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss human rights in the country. North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song said in a...
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The North Korean soldier who was caught on tape making a dramatic escape through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to South Korea late last year has given some startling insights into life in the North, including the suggestion that the majority of young peopl
United Nations Command via CNN
November 19, 2018 - 10:20 pm
By Euan McKirdy, CNN (CNN) -- The North Korean soldier who was caught on tape making a dramatic escape through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to South Korea late last year has given some startling insights into life in the North, including the suggestion that the majority of young people there have...
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 In this March 12, 2014, file photo, a North Korean soldier, center top, looks at the southern side as three South Korean soldiers guard at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea.
AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File
November 16, 2018 - 2:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified "ultramodern" weapon that will be seen as a pressuring...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File
November 13, 2018 - 8:13 am
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with Pyongyang. The...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File
November 12, 2018 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with Pyongyang. The administration has said it is hopeful about...
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