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North Korea to Hold First ‘Mass Games’ Event in Five Years

According to a tour group based in Beijing, North Korea has decided to hold its “Mass Games” event for the first time in five years. The North Korean government has never explained why the games were halted in 2013 after a big show to commemorate the Korean War armistice, or why they are being relaunched now, but the obvious inference is that Pyongyang wishes to appear more open to the West and welcoming to tourists as diplomacy with the United States unfolds.

China US Trump Trade Chinese workers stand in front of a loaded cargo ship docked at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Sunday, April 8, 2018. Amid falling markets, President Donald Trump's new economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says there is no trade war between the U.S. and …

Reports: China Opens Flow of North Korean Products, Workers on Border

North Korean products and workers reportedly began flowing into China at an accelerated rate following dictator Kim Jong-un’s meeting with American President Donald Trump last week, and China has apparently begun lifting a ban on Chinese tourism to the fellow communist regime Tuesday – indications that China expects sanctions on North Korea to soon lift.

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Kim Jong-Un Returns to Beijing to Brief Xi Jinping on Trump Summit

Kim Jong-un made his third trip to China this year, and since assuming the position of supreme dictator of North Korea, on Tuesday, meeting Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and briefing senior Chinese officials on his meeting last week with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Report: North Koreans Will Root for South Korea at World Cup

Many North Koreans will be pulling for South Korea’s World Cup success since the tournament is one of the few sports events from outside North Korea that is approved for broadcast on the secluded nation’s government-controlled television stations.

Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un

Foreign Minister: South Korea Wants to End Korean War by End of Year

South Korea’s foreign minister told reporters Monday that Seoul hopes to see an official end to the Korean War by the end of the year, which would require all the parties who signed the 1953 armistice – the two Koreas, China, and the United States – to agree to a peace treaty.

US President Donald Trump says the direct contact and close relationship he has established with Kim Jong Un has ended the threat of nuclear war

Trump and Kim to Discuss Details of North Korean Denuclearization

The United States and North Korea are scheduled to begin discussing the details of denuclearization this week. According to President Donald Trump, he will handle some of these discussions directly with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un by telephone.

Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) in the Chinese city of Dalian earlier in May

Kim Jong-Un Sends Happy Birthday Flowers to Xi Jinping

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un sent Chinese President Xi Jinping a floral basket on Friday to congratulate him on his 65th birthday, as relations between the two nations continue to warm following Kim’s pledge to pursue nuclear disarmament.

North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking points

Homeland Security Warns North Korea is Continuing Cyberattacks Despite Trump-Kim Summit

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI issued a report on Thursday warning that North Korea continues its aggressive campaign of cyberattacks, including malware directed at computer systems in the United States, despite the diplomatic opening that culminated in Tuesday’s historic summit between President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump sign documents after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

China Serves More Sour Grapes: North Korea Summit ‘Vague,’ ‘No Timetable’

China’s state media continued dismissing the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Thursday in a piece ostensibly meant to attack American media, but that described the summit’s results as “a vague four-point joint statement with no timetable or roadmap.”

The latest visit by a North Korean delegation comes after Kim Jong Un made two trips over the border to see Xi Jinping

China Wants North Korea to Join ‘Belt and Road’ Project

Soon after President Donald Trump concluded his Tuesday summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Chinese media predicted a new golden age of prosperity for Pyongyang and urged it to join China’s massive “Belt and Road” infrastructure project.

SINGAPORE - JUNE 12: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'KEVIN LIM / THE STRAITS TIMES / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (3rd L) shake hands as they …

Chinese Media Mocks Japan as ‘Bystander’ in North Korea Talks

China’s Global Times on Thursday took a break from giving China all the credit for the diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea to ensure Japan does not get any. “Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and is now just a bystander,” the Chinese paper teased.

US-South Korea military exercises have long been a source of irritation for North Korea, which considers them preparation for an invasion

South Korea: Joint Exercises Off Only if North Korea Denuclearizes

South Korea’s presidential office said Thursday that leftist President Moon Jae-in would consider ending joint military exercises with the United States if North Korea “implements denuclearization measures and sincere dialogue continues.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un scowling

Pompeo: China Will Maintain Sanctions Against North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Thursday that China will maintain sanctions against North Korea “until such time as denuclearization is, in fact, complete.”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R), South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (C) and Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) attend a joint news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on June 14, 2018. - North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen 'quickly', US Secretary …

Pompeo Insists: No Sanctions Relief for North Korea Despite Pyongyang Claims

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured reporters in a joint press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul Thursday that the United States is not considering removing sanctions on North Korea until its nuclear program verifiably ceases to exist.

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks while seated with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. - Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un became on June 12 …

North Korean TV Airs 40-Minute Documentary on Trump-Kim Summit

State television broadcast an extensive 40-minute documentary-style feature on dictator Kim Jong-un’s meeting with “supreme leader” U.S. President Donald Trump two days after Kim returned to North Korea, announcing that Trump treated Kim with “respect and endless admiration.”

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President Moon’s Party Wins Big in South Korean Elections

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party appears to have won 14 out of 17 mayoral and gubernatorial posts plus 10 out of 12 parliamentary seats in Wednesday’s elections, based on exit polling.