Blinken says US will review North Korea policy, consider aid

US President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state has said the incoming administration will launch a full review of Washington’s approach to North Korea with the aim of increasing pressure on the country to return to talks over its nuclear weapons

North Korea: Will Kim Jong Un resume ICBM and nuclear tests?

In one of North Korea’s biggest propaganda spectacles, thousands of delegates from the ruling Workers Party met for an eight-day Congress in Pyongyang that concluded this week. At the cavernous April 25 House of Culture, they alternated between cheering wildly and scribbling

US unveils plans to counter China’s rise in Asia

In a new document, the US says it wants to counter China’s ‘predatory economic practices’, ‘accelerate India’s rise’ and help Taiwan ensure its ‘freedom from coercion’. The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating

Kim Jong Un says US is North Korea’s ‘biggest enemy’

North Korean leader says no matter who is in power in the US, the true nature of American policies towards Pyongyang never changes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation’s “biggest enemy”, state media reported

Kim says N Korea to take military capabilities to ‘higher level’

North Korean leader says to secure a ‘peaceful environment’ he wants to strengthen the country’s defence capabilities. Kim Jong Un has promised to expand North Korea’s military capabilities, state media reported on Thursday, even as the country faces international sanctions and pressure

Kim says last five years ‘worst of the worst’ for North Korea

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un admitted the country’s economic development plan had fallen short in “almost all areas” as he opened a rare congress of the ruling Workers’ Party, state media reported on Wednesday. Kim called the past five years “unprecedented”