North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said, ending an absence that triggered global rumors that he was seriously ill.
It is believed that Kim Jong Un has been found in the eastern city of Wonsan amid speculation that his health is failing.
The governing Democratic Party and a satellite party it created to win proportional representative seats combined to win 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, election officials said with vote-counting nearly complete.
A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast, a show of force on the eve of a key state anniversary in the north and elections in the rival south.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 60 new cases in its morning update, taking the tally to 893 – the largest national total anywhere outside China.
The appeal was made by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down a deal signed by the two Asian countries to settle claims over the abuse.
South Korea said it would stop exchanging intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute. Japan's foreign minister Tokyo "strongly" protested against the decision, calling it "extremely regrettable".
President Donald Trump becomes the first US leader to enter North Korean territory after meeting its leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ.
Pyongyang fires "several projectiles" from its east coast, South Korea's military says, as the country appears to step up pressure against US after February's failed nuclear summit in Hanoi.
South Korea's parliament on Wednesday passed a set of bills to fight air pollution that has blanketed parts of the country in recent years, with one bill designating the problem a ''social disaster''.
Emulating his late father and grandfather, who took epic train trips when they were leaders, Kim set off on the long journey from Pyongyang, with a military honour guard seeing him off in the North Korean capital.
2018 marked a year of breakthrough diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula as Seoul and Pyongyang strode forward together to ease military tensions and pursue joint economic projects. The peace may still be fragile, but South Koreans are optimistic.
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