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The Associated Press

North Korea, U.S. Not Set on Trump-Kim Summit Topics One Week Out

An unnamed diplomatic source revealed to South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo on Wednesday that, despite being a week away from the event, the U.S. and North Korea have not confirmed a discussion agenda for the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un.

US delays UN approval of aid for North Korea

Study: North Korea Produced Fuel for Seven More Nuclear Bombs

A study published Monday by Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) estimated that North Korea produced enough fissile material last year to construct seven more nuclear bombs, even as it was negotiating denuclearization with the United States.

Sanctions, peace deal on cards for new US-NKorea summit

Zumwalt: The Stars Are Not Aligned for Breakthrough on North Korea

With President Donald Trump now scheduled to hold a second meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un this month, this time in Vietnam, the stars simply are not in alignment for Trump successfully to press Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs. For several reasons, it is advantage Kim.

Trump to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes after denuclearisation: South Korea president

Report: Second Trump-Kim Summit to Take Place March or April in Vietnam

South Korean news outlets, citing a report from the Washington Post, claimed on Thursday that North Korea and the United States agreed to a second summit between American President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un, likely to occur in Vietnam in March or April.

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (2-L) is pictured after the arrival of two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircrafts at Maiquetia International Airport, just north of Caracas, on December 10, 2018. - Venezuela and Russia will hold joint air force exercises for the defence of the South …

Russia Announces Military Base in Venezuela

Venezuelan news agencies, citing the Russian state outlet TASS, reported on Monday that the socialist dictatorship has agreed to allow Moscow to establish a military base on the island of La Orchila in the Caribbean Sea, the first such base since the end of the Cold War.

Satellite images show activity at N. Korean missile base: CNN

Report: North Korea Speeds Up Construction at Long-Range Missile Site

North Korea has spent the past six months “continuously upgrading” a key long-range missile facility despite public promises to reduce investments in military development, according to a report citing satellite image evidence published Wednesday.

US renews call on Pakistan to cut off extremists

South Korea: North Korea Canceled Talks with Pompeo

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told her country’s National Assembly Thursday that the communist regime in North Korea requested to postpone scheduled talks between dictator Kim Jong-un’s top aide Kim Yong-chol and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Kim Jong Un's nuclear arsenal needs tougher inspections, Japanese governments officials who spoke to a local newspaper say. File Photo by KCNA/UPI

Pompeo: North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Site Inspections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in Seoul on Monday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow some international inspectors to monitor nuclear sites in the country, though it remains unclear which inspectors and when Pyongyang would allow them in.

The Associated Press

Pompeo: U.S., North Korea Make ‘Progress’ on Pyongyang Trip

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.

North Korea may be operating some of its facilities in Yongbyon, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. (UPI Photo/ Siegfried C. Hecker)

South Korea Wants to Trade Ending Korean War for Yongbyon Facility Closure

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told the Washington Post in remarks published Wednesday that Seoul is seeking to convince the United States and North Korea to exchange the shutdown of Pyongyang’s Yongbyon nuclear research site for a peace treaty to end the Korean War.

N. Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearisation

Zumwalt: In Pyongyang Chess Match, the Next Move Is Trump’s

In chess, a limited number of opening moves exist. Both players know this, so neither is really blindsided by the other’s initial move. It is similar to the chess match in which President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are currently engaged — the latter now having made his opening move.

North Korea slams UN chief over call for nuclear disarming

South Korea: North Korea Has Up to 60 Nuclear Weapons

A top South Korean official told lawmakers on Monday that Kim Jong-un’s regime in North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public admission about the size of the Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.