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No denuclearization deal reached; Trump, Kim end summit abruptly

28 Feb 2019

No denuclearization deal reached; Trump, Kim end summit abruptly

The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, held between February 27 and 28 in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, came to a conclusion on Thursday.

N Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearization'

17 Dec 2018

N Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearization'

North Korea has condemned the US over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever".

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

07 Nov 2018

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

Trump announces he will be meeting Kim in 'not-too-distant future'

25 Sep 2018

Trump announces he will be meeting Kim in 'not-too-distant future'

US President Donald Trump has said he expects to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "in the not-too-distant future" over the progress in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Sanctions on North Korea will remain until 'final' denuclearization: Pompeo

08 Jul 2018

Sanctions on North Korea will remain until 'final' denuclearization: Pompeo

Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang achieves "final" denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

10 Jun 2018

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump's 12 June Singapore Summit for an unprecedented summit is an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with Trump calling it a "one time shot" at peace.

Will leave meeting with Kim, if it's not fruitful: Trump

19 Apr 2018

Will leave meeting with Kim, if it's not fruitful: Trump

US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism about his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but also said he would be willing to walk out if the meeting fails to meet his expectation.

Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly met Kim Jong-un

18 Apr 2018

Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly met Kim Jong-un

According to anonymous officials cited by multiple media outlets, CIA chief Mike Pompeo had secretly met North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un over the Easter weekend, this April.

US imposes its largest package of sanctions on North Korea

24 Feb 2018

US imposes its largest package of sanctions on North Korea

Speaking at a conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, US President Donald Trump said that the US is imposing its largest package of sanctions on North Korea to pressurize the country into abandoning its nuclear missile programme.

Trump willing to talk to Kim Jong-un over phone

07 Jan 2018

Trump willing to talk to Kim Jong-un over phone

US President Donald Trump has said the he would "absolutely" be willing to speak to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over the phone and that he hopes that something positive comes out of the talks between North Korea and South Korea next week.

"My nuclear button is bigger!": What's Trump actually talking about?

03 Jan 2018

"My nuclear button is bigger!": What's Trump actually talking about?

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are at it again.

Nuclear button always on my desk: Kim Jong-un

01 Jan 2018

Nuclear button always on my desk: Kim Jong-un

In his New Year's Day address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for accelerated mass-production of nuclear warheads and missiles, vowing to continue the nuclear weapons program that stoked international tensions, leading to sanctions.

Trump accuses China of allowing oil transfers to North Korea

29 Dec 2017

Trump accuses China of allowing oil transfers to North Korea

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he's "very disappointed" with China following reports that it has allowed oil shipments to North Korea.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

27 Dec 2017

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

America has imposed sanctions on two North Korean officials who are allegedly responsible for developing the country's nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

US blames North Korea for devastating WannaCry cyber-attack

19 Dec 2017

US blames North Korea for devastating WannaCry cyber-attack

The US claims that North Korea was directly responsible for the WannaCry malware that hit over 300,000 computers across 150 countries earlier this year.

Tillerson to North Korea: 'Let's just meet, talk without pre-conditions'

14 Dec 2017

Tillerson to North Korea: 'Let's just meet, talk without pre-conditions'

Despite US President Donald Trump's belligerent statements, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has always firmly favored diplomacy with North Korea.

North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

07 Dec 2017

North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

A US military B-1B Lancer bomber participated in a major joint air drill between American and South Korean forces, to send a strong message to North Korea.

North Korea calls Trump a "frightened old lunatic"

05 Dec 2017

North Korea calls Trump a "frightened old lunatic"

Last week, North Korea successfully test fired its highest-ever nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Hwasong-15.

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

29 Nov 2017

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which reached an altitude of 4,500km and flew 960km.

Trump designates North Korea a 'sponsor of terror'

21 Nov 2017

Trump designates North Korea a 'sponsor of terror'

The US has designated North Korea a state-sponsor of terrorism once again, nine years after it was removed from the list.

Won't call Kim 'short, fat': Trump on Kim's 'old' comment

12 Nov 2017

Won't call Kim 'short, fat': Trump on Kim's 'old' comment

After North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called Donald Trump "old", it was the American president's turn.

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

03 Nov 2017

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

After briefly traveling on the road to nuclear escalation, US-North Korea relations have been relatively calm this past month.

US continues diplomatic engagement with N.Korea through 'New York channel'

01 Nov 2017

US continues diplomatic engagement with N.Korea through 'New York channel'

US President Donald Trump has publicly said that talks with North Korea are a waste of time.

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

30 Oct 2017

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has now warned that the nuclear threat from North Korea is accelerating.

North-Korean envoy: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'

17 Oct 2017

North-Korean envoy: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'

Kim In-ryong, North Korea's deputy UN ambassador, has warned that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."

Reports: North Korean hackers steal US-South Korean war plans

11 Oct 2017

Reports: North Korean hackers steal US-South Korean war plans

A large trove of South Korean classified military documents may have been stolen by North Korean hackers, according to a South Korean ruling party lawmaker, Rhee Cheol-hee.

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

08 Oct 2017

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

For better or worse, US President Donald Trump has been frequently provoking North Korea on Twitter amid rising tensions.

Rex Tillerson: Washington has been talking to North Korea

01 Oct 2017

Rex Tillerson: Washington has been talking to North Korea

Amid numerous threats and retorts flying back-and-forth, US-North Korea relations show no signs of improvement.

North Korea accuses US of declaring war on them

26 Sep 2017

North Korea accuses US of declaring war on them

Amid numerous threats and retorts flying back-and-forth, US-North Korea relations show no signs of improvement.

Now, Trump calls Kim Jong-un a "madman"

22 Sep 2017

Now, Trump calls Kim Jong-un a "madman"

The back-and-forth childish name calling between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continues unabated.

Trump approves North Korea sanctions, Kim calls him "mentally deranged"

22 Sep 2017

Trump approves North Korea sanctions, Kim calls him "mentally deranged"

US President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order to increase sanctions against North Korea.

Kim Jong-un: North Korea will achieve military "equilibrium" with US

16 Sep 2017

Kim Jong-un: North Korea will achieve military "equilibrium" with US

Kim Jong-un has vowed to achieve North Korea's nuclear goals.

North Korea sanctions: US proposes Kim Jong-un asset freeze

07 Sep 2017

North Korea sanctions: US proposes Kim Jong-un asset freeze

It seems the US was serious when it vowed to impose "the strongest possible sanctions" against North Korea at the UN.

US urges "strongest possible measures" against North Korea at UN

05 Sep 2017

US urges "strongest possible measures" against North Korea at UN

North Korea's recent Hydrogen-bomb test sent tremors of fear and insecurity rippling through the world.

Trump rejects diplomacy as a tool to counter North Korea

31 Aug 2017

Trump rejects diplomacy as a tool to counter North Korea

US President Donald Trump tweeted that "talking is not the answer" to counter North Korea's military ambitions.

US officials say N.Korea can produce its own missile engines

16 Aug 2017

US officials say N.Korea can produce its own missile engines

US intelligence officials said North Korea likely possesses the capability to produce its own missile engine and doesn't need to rely on imports.

Amid North Korea crisis, Trump orders trade probe against China

15 Aug 2017

Amid North Korea crisis, Trump orders trade probe against China

Amid the North Korea crisis, US President Donald Trump ordered a probe into China's unfair trade practices.

Trump: N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked

12 Aug 2017

Trump: N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked

President Donald Trump said North Korea could expect "big, big trouble" if it attacks the US Pacific territory of Guam.

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

11 Aug 2017

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

Trump warned North Korea that it should be "very, very nervous" if it even as much as thinks about attacking the US or its allies.

North Korea: Plan to bomb Guam will be ready soon

10 Aug 2017

North Korea: Plan to bomb Guam will be ready soon

The war of words between America and North Korea continues unabated.