The announcement of Trump's second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after the US President met at the White House for 90 minutes with a Pyongyang envoy, Kim Yong-chol, to discuss denuclearization talks.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a summit this week that reasserted China's role in the denuclearisation process ahead of an expected second summit between Kim and his US counterpart Donald Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited his Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Their meeting focused on Kim's expected meeting with Trump, S. Korean news agency Yonhap said.
Last year Kim travelled to China three times to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, before and after Kim held other summits with US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
A North Korean diplomat who was until recently acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing, a South Korean lawmaker says, after a Seoul newspaper reported he has defected.
North's leader Kim Jong-un says he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with US President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test Pyongyang's patience with sanctions and pressure.
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.
The country received 21 out of 27 UN condemnations for violating basic human rights of Palestinians.
Pyongyang and Seoul agreed in October to work on reconnecting railways and roads as part of a thaw in relations that the US fears will undermine efforts to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
South Korean officials on the way to the North to attend a ceremony for reconnecting roads and railways between both sides.
With 2018 almost out of the door, TRT World has prepared a brief excursion through the year to refresh your memory, touching upon a few key instances when the world took notice.
Otto Warmbier was a University of Virginia student who was visiting North Korea with a tour group when he was arrested and sentenced to 15 years hard labour in March 2016 on suspicion of stealing a propaganda poster.
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