US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Asia persuading Washington's allies in the region that denuclearisation by Pyongyang will happen before sanctions are lifted. North Korea says it will disarm in step-by-step process.
Remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came a day after an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States has raised cautious hopes in the region that a new page could be turning in the troubled history of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea stands accused of a litany of state-sanctioned rights abuses including torture, rape, execution and brutal crackdowns on dissent. It is something human rights activists say should not be forgotten.
As the Kim-Trump summit nears, the North Korean leader crafts a new image of a softer side while some South Koreans use Kim's image in marketing amid his rising popularity in the South.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North's leader Kim Jong-un inside the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two nations, a day after US President Donald Trump said his summit with Pyongyang could still go ahead.
South Korea, which brokered the talks between Washington and Pyongyang, was caught off guard by President Trump’s abrupt cancellation of the summit citing hostility in recent North Korean comments.
The closure of the Punggye-ri test site, where all of Pyongyang's six nuclear bomb test explosions occurred, is expected to happen on Thursday or Friday. Foreign and South Korean media will be present.
Cancellation of talks between Pyongyang and Seoul breaks from months of easing relations on the peninsula. In energy markets, crude oil prices remained near recent highs amid concerns US sanctions on Iran may restrict exports from a major producer.
North Korea cancelled a high-level meeting Wednesday with South Korea and has thrown into question the fate of a historic summit planned later this month with the United States due to ongoing military exercises between Seoul and the US.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's two-day trip makes him Turkey's first leader to pay a state visit to the South since the countries upgraded bilateral relations to the level of a strategic partnership in 2012.
Trump confirms that Singapore was under consideration as a location, but – following on from a morning tweet – says the DMZ should be given strong consideration.
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