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North, South Korea to hold talks before possible Pyongyang summit

North Korea has denounced US-led efforts to maintain sanctions despite what Pyongyang says are goodwill gestures, including halting its weapons testing and returning the remains of U.S. troops killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo sees hard road ahead but pursues North Korean denuclearization talks

Pompeo said he did not meet Kim on his latest visit to Pyongyang, as he had done twice before, and he had not anticipated doing so. The White House said before the trip that he would meet Kim.

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Japan eying Shinzo Abe-Kim Jong Un summit with possible Pyongyang visit, says paper

If Abe's Pyongyang visit proves difficult, Japan is eyeing another scenario for him to meet Kim on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum to be held in September in Vladivostok, if the North Korean leader attends, the paper said.

North Korea must disclose its nuclear and missile programme, says Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said it is necessary for Pyongyang to follow specific steps and to disclose its complete nuclear and missile programme in a verifiable way.

Want to convey stance on 'comfort women' accord to South Korea, says Shinzo Abe

"I want to hold a summit meeting to firmly convey Japan's stance on the agreement over the 'comfort women' issue," Abe told reporters at the prime minister's official residence.

White House asks countries to further pressure on North Korea

The White House has called North Korea "a global threat" and asked countries to step up pressure against it.

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US warns North Korea against new missile test, plays down talks

South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon said the offer for high-level talks next Tuesday had been discussed with the United States. Nauert said she was not aware if the matter had been discussed in advance of the South Korean response.

United States warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' in case of war

An international meeting in Canada in January is designed to produce "better ideas" to ease tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests, Canadian officials said on Wednesday, although North Korea itself will not be invited.

Chinese traders get down to business at Pyongyang trade show

The latest, passed earlier this month after its sixth atomic test -- which it said was a hydrogen bomb -- bans all joint ventures with North Korean entities, with just a few exceptions, and requires existing ones to be closed within 120 days.

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Japan passed an anti-hate law last year, which may be discouraging fresh acts of abuse against the community, but the issue still bears watching, said Moon Gyeong-su, professor of ethnic Korean studies at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.

Pyongyang Photos

Glimpses of life inside North Korea, the world's most isolated country

The Indian Express visited Pyongyang in North Korea earlier this month for an AFC Cup football match between Bengaluru FC and North Korean military club, 4.25 SC. Mihir Vasavda captures some of the images of the life of people in this reclusive nation under its leader Kim Jong-un.

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