[WASHINGTON] The United States has had contacts at the highest levels with North Korea but Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have not spoken directly, the White House said Tuesday night.

[BEIJING] When China called on the United States to engage in direct talks with North Korea, it probably never imagined it would be absent from the table.

[WASHINGTON] In the midst of a joke-filled monologue at a dinner with journalists, President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that the United States will be meeting with North Korea but has told...

[WASHINGTON] US Vice-President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but...

[ROME] US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis cast doubt Sunday on whether North Korea's charm offensive at the Winter Olympics would lead to a lasting rapprochement between Pyongyang and Seoul...

[SEOUL] North Korea has no intention to meet US officials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday - but did not rule it out...

[SEOUL] North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the...

[SEOUL] Large military drills being carried out by the United States and South Korea and US threats of a preemptive war against Pyongyang have made the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula "...

[TOKYO] Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday, as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever...

[SEOUL] South Korea imposed unilateral sanctions on 18 North Koreans on Monday, barring any financial transactions between those sanctioned and any South Koreans, as part of international efforts to...