Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed
The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled Thursday, in a blow to their families who insist the pair were tricked into carrying out the dramatic hit.
Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling
Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader in a brazen hit that shocked the world face a key court ruling Thursday, with their families hopeful they will be acquitted and return home.
Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September
North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September after high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.
Russia, China block US bid to slap North Korea sanctions
Russia and China on Thursday blocked a US request to add a Russian bank to a UN sanctions blacklist along with a North Korean official and two entities, diplomats said.
North Korea criticises US for urging enforcement of sanctions
North Korea's foreign minister Saturday criticised the US for urging that sanctions be maintained against Pyongyang, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the international community to keep up pressure against the reclusive regime.
Trump receives new letter from Kim
The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump had received a new letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, without disclosing its contents.
North Korea says 'unprecedented' heatwave causing heavy crop damage
North Korea on Thursday warned that an "unprecedented" heatwave has caused heavy damage to crops as it urged citizens to "join the struggle" to prevent drought-like conditions from worsening and hampering food production in the impoverished country.
North Korea remains 'likely to be American'
The remains of foreign soldiers returned by North Korea last week are likely to be American, an official at the US agency that deals with soldiers missing in action said Wednesday.
North Korea developing new missiles
US intelligence agencies have found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence, The Washington Post reported Monday.