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'I Love Thee, China' - North Korea woos Xi in lavish state visit

21 Jun 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of "serious and complicated" international affairs, is good for regional peace, North Korean state media said on Friday. | Video

Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues - Rodong Sinmun

19 Jun 2019

SEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an op-ed in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday that China supports North Korea's "correct direction" in politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula.

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors' 'Underground Railroad'

17 Jun 2019

SEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China.

North Korea's former top nuclear envoy seen with Kim Jong Un - KCNA

03 Jun 2019

SEOUL North Korea's former top nuclear envoy, Kim Yong Chol, accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance, state news agency KCNA said on Monday, signalling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure. | Video

North Korea executes envoy to failed U.S. summit - media; White House monitoring

31 May 2019

SEOUL North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday. | Video

Cannes winner 'Parasite' captures rich-poor gap in 'basic unit of life' - director

28 May 2019

SEOUL The South Korean director of "Parasite", the darkly comic movie that won the top Palme d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, described his film on Tuesday as "a candid portrayal of the rich and the poor." | Video

Joe Biden criticises Kim Jong Un; North Korea calls Biden 'an imbecile'

22 May 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korean state media slammed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for criticising leader Kim Jong Un, calling the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful "bereft of elementary quality as a human being."

North Korea's Kim orders stronger strike power; U.S. still open to talks

10 May 2019

SEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system. | Video

North Korean leader Kim oversaw testing of multiple rocket launchers - KCNA

05 May 2019

SEOUL North Korea has conducted a "strike drill" for multiple launchers, firing tactical guided weapons into the East Sea in a military drill supervised by leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, the North's state media reported on Sunday. | Video

North Korea fires 'projectiles', South Korea says stop raising tensions

04 May 2019

SEOUL North Korea fired several "unidentified short-range projectiles" into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbour to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula". | Video

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