The South Korean Foreign Minister has reported that Kim Jong-Un has "given his word" on de-nuclearization, adding that it's the first time the words have come directly from the North Korean leader.
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"I don't know what's in Trump's head, and I have doubts as to whether he's serious," says one Tokyo resident.
A delegation of senior South Korean officials travelled to Pyongyang for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He expressed his "firm will to vigorously advance" inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification
Talks between South Korea and North Korea are expected to focus on the North's missile stocks and relations with the US.
The goodwill and meeting opportunities generated by the Olympic deal should be utilised to bring about peace, argue professors Chung-in Moon and Timo Kivimaki.
World security situation now "as dangerous as it has been since World War II," says Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
Tokyo wants to strengthen an international alliance against Pyongyang as tensions rise over its nuclear weapons programme
Officials from North and South Korea hold further talks over Pyongyang's plan to participate in next month's Winter Olympics.
The US president has again mocked Kim Jong Un, tweeting: "I too have a nuclear button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my button works!"
Just a day after North Korea signaled it might send a delegation to the Winter Olympics, the South responded by offering high level talks on the border
North Korean leader declares all of the US mainland is now within range of his country's nuclear weapons.
North Korea has defied years of multilateral and bilateral sanctions and this latest standoff between the Washington and Pyongyang has raised fears of a new conflict on the Korean peninsula.
Choi Han Chan, 59, is charged with brokering the sale of ballistic missile components and coal in order to boost the sanctioned North Korean regime's struggling economy.
Ministerial meeting called at week's end by anxious council chair Japan.
In a major demonstration of military muscle, US and South Korean airforces held their largest ever joint aerial drills on Monday amid rising tensions
Pyongyang slams a US military drill in the region as a provocation that could push the world to the brink of nuclear war.
The US state resumes monthly warning sirens as the threat from North Korea intensifies.
The North Korean military in numbers
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of trying to force North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "fly off the handle" as a pretext to waging war