President Donald Trump becomes the first US leader to enter North Korean territory after meeting its leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ.
If US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were to meet, it would be for the third time in just over a year, and four months since their second summit, in Vietnam.
North Korea's state news agency described the content of the letter from US President Donald as "excellent".
Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years after relations between the Cold War era allies deteriorated over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations and Beijing's subsequent backing of UN sanctions.
US President Donald Trump statement comes days after he said he received a new "very warm" and "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim Jong-nam was a spy for American intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported, saying he was in Malaysia to meet his CIA handler in February 2017.
The collapse of the Hanoi summit shocked most of South Korean officialdom as they expected a modest agreement with archrival North Korea. Will the chance of Korean peace simply disappear?
Kim and his wife were among the elite at the premiere of the games on Monday in Pyongyang, but North Korea's leader was unhappy with the event's organisers, state media said.
US President Donald Trump met with Japan's Emperor Akihito who took the Chrysanthemum Throne only three weeks ago, after his father stepped down in the first abdication in two centuries.
Trump has the honour of being the first head of state invited to meet Emperor Naruhito since he assumed power May 1 after his father stepped down, the first abdication in about two centuries.
North Korea's UN Ambassador Kim Song held a rare news conference at the United Nations in New York to demand the immediate return of the cargo ship seized by the US earlier this month.
He said the truth is that North Korea's leader is telling his people that they have to limit rations to 300 grams per day — the equivalent of five slices of white bread — "at the same time he's begging for food from the (UN) World Food Program."
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