PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Singapore's foreign minister arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day visit ahead of next week's U.S.-North Korea summit in the Southeast Asian city-state.
Singapore's Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement that Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan would be in Pyongyang on Thursday and Friday at the invitation of North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. He met with Ri later Thursday.
AP Explains: What’s N. Korea up to with provocative visit?
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games' closing ceremony. So, once again, South Korea's first Winter Games offers up the possibility of the strangest of optics: That North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, in the same television frame with U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser, Ivanka, who is also set to attend Sunday's closer.
Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to hold an historic meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, Mr. Pence's office said Tuesday.
Pence upstaged by 2 Koreas’ efforts to warm ties
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved to be short-lived, quickly drowned out by the images of the two Koreas marching and competing together, as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula.
At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister took her place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday in an unprecedented visit to South Korea.
The trip by Kim Yo Jong is the latest move in an extraordinary show of Olympic diplomacy with Seoul that could prove to be a major challenge to the Trump administration's hard-line Korea policies.
The Latest: UN chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the arrival of a high-level North Korean delegation to South Korea for the Olympics (all times local):
The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a brief exchange with North Korea's nominal head of state and "reiterated his expectation and hope that all parties will use dialogue to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun.
As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony, they turned to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, who arrived earlier in the day on an unprecedented visit to the South by a member of the North's ruling Kim family.
N. Korean official unlikely to oversee Olympic breakthrough
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's head of state is coming to archrival South Korea, but it's the wrong one — at least if the goal is peace on the volatile Korean Peninsula.
Kim Yong Nam is, technically, the North's titular leader, and the visit by the 90-year-old North Korean fixture to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will mark — again, technically — the highest-level trip south from the North in recent memory.
But the visit, like Kim's title, may be entirely ceremonial.
Seoul: N. Korea to send nominal head of state to S. Korea
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rare rapprochement steps ahead of this month's Winter Olympics in the South.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A lawyer for one of the women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says there are serious holes in the case.
In an interview published Sunday by Vietnam's state-run online newspaper Zing, attorney Selvam Shanmugam, who represents Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam, said allegations that the North Korean man had existing health problems should be cause for a new autopsy.