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Putin-Kim summit sends message to U.S. but sanctions relief elusive for North Korea

1:33am BST

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without a relief from crushing sanctions he seeks.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un gives U.S. to year-end to become more flexible

13 Apr 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude, state media KCNA said on Saturday. | Video

Kim Jong Un consolidates power as North Korea shuffles leadership

12 Apr 2019

SEOUL In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media reported on Friday, moves analysts said solidify Kim's grip on power.

North Korea's new nominal head of state guided Kim Jong Un from the beginning

12 Apr 2019

SEOUL North Korea's new nominal head of state is a long-time loyalist with deep ties to the ruling Kim family and whose fortunes have closely followed the rise of leader Kim Jong Un, analysts said.

North Korea's new nominal head of state guided Kim Jong Un from the beginning

12 Apr 2019

SEOUL North Korea's new nominal head of state is a long-time loyalist with deep ties to the ruling Kim family and whose fortunes have closely followed the rise of leader Kim Jong Un, analysts said.

North Korea's new nominal head of state guided Kim Jong Un from the beginning

12 Apr 2019

SEOUL North Korea's new nominal head of state is a long-time loyalist with deep ties to the ruling Kim family and whose fortunes have closely followed the rise of leader Kim Jong Un, analysts said.

South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling

11 Apr 2019

SEOUL South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years, saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs women's rights. | Video

North Korea's ruling party to meet amid 'tense situation' - state media

11 Apr 2019

SEOUL North Korea will hold a plenary session of its ruling party's central committee on Wednesday, a day after leader Kim Jong Un chaired a politburo meeting to discuss ways to make progress under the "prevailing tense situation", state media reported. | Video

Moon hopes North Korea responds positively to U.S.-South Korea efforts

01 Apr 2019

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he hopes North Korea responds positively when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump this month as part of efforts to restart denuclearisation talks with the North.

South Korea's Moon to meet Trump over stalled North Korea talks

29 Mar 2019

SEOUL Senior South Korean officials, including President Moon Jae-in, are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearisation talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance.

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