Hair Force Un: Vietnamese barber marks summit between Trump-Kim by providing free haircuts of two leaders
In honour of an upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un on 27-28 February, a Hanoi barber is offering free haircuts to anyone wanting to copy their distinctive locks.
Despite blooming bromance between US and India, dissonance over tackling the China threat is glaringly evident
There is an almost deliberate attempt on India’s part to play down the security angle of the quadrilateral meeting and place it within the larger context of ASEAN primacy. The subtext is clear: any third nation (read China) need not feel threatened.
'What's wrong with my nap?': Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defends missing key meetings at ASEAN summit
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.
US analysts identify 13 secret facilities in North Korea to develop missiles, related technology, says report
The authors say that the sites, which can be used for all classes of ballistic missile, should be declared by North Korea and inspected in any credible, verifiable deal that addresses Pyongyang's most significant threats to the US and its allies.
China-backed trade deal that excludes US to take centre stage at ASEAN Summit as Donald Trump skips conference
World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.
Day after postponement of US-North Korea talks, South Korea says Pyongyang pushed Washington to reschedule
The US State Department said on Wednesday that the encounter between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top North Korean official Kim Yong-chol, initially scheduled for Thursday, had been shelved for "a later date". No further explanation was given, but Pyongyang is demanding sanctions imposed on it over its weapons programmes are eased, while Washington insists they should stay in place until it denuclearises.
The talks between President Donald Trump's top diplomat and the North Korean delegation, which had been due on Thursday, "will now take place at a later date," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit," she added in a statement.
Mike Pompeo to meet North Korean official in New York on Thursday as countries seek second Trump-Kim summit
Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol, a senior aide of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will “discuss making progress on all four pillars of the Singapore Summit joint statement, including achieving the final, fully verified denuclearization” of North Korea, the State Department said in a statement on Monday.
Mike Pompeo says North Korea ready to let inspectors into Punggye-ri nuclear and missile testing site
Mike Pompeo declined to comment whether there was progress on a shutdown of the Yongbyon site.
On the flight to Tokyo, Pompeo said his aim was to "develop sufficient trust" between Washington and Pyongyang to inch towards peace.
North Korea staged a huge military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation but held back its most advanced missiles and devoted nearly half of the parade to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy.
North Korea refrains from showcasing ICBMs on 70th anniversary; revival of mass games, military parade mark celebrations
North Korea staged a huge military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation but held back from showing the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.
Mike Pompeo to visit North Korea next week, will discuss dismantling of Pyongyang nuclear weapon programme
Mike Pompeo along with Stephen Biegun, the new special envoy for North Korea will visit the country next week to discuss the dismantling of the Pyongyang nuclear weapon programme.
North and South Korean delegates met on Sunday to fix date and venue for the third summit between the leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un
Month after Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit, North Korea yet to return remains of US PoWs, soldiers missing after Korean war
More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled.
Before the Singapore summit, the Trump administration had said denuclearisation should start "without delay," and after the meeting, it spoke of the process beginning "very quickly."
Mike Pompeo wraps up 'very productive' talks in North Korea, says progress made in 'modalities' of missile facility destruction
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Saturday that two days of talks with his North Korean counterpart on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal had been "very productive".
Mike Pompeo holds talks with North Korea officials; seeks 'clarity' on parameters of denuclearisation agreement
Pompeo left Pyongyang for Japan early Saturday afternoon but it wasn't immediately clear if he met with leader Kim Jong-un, as had been expected.
US president Donald Trump on Friday cited "an unusual and extraordinary threat" from North Korea's nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong-un's regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month.
South Korea says sanctions on North should be eased after it takes 'meaningful steps' towards denuclearisation
South Korea said that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes "substantive steps towards denuclearisation".