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North Korea warns west forging ‘Asian version of NATO’

The United States, Japan and South Korea are forging a military alliance in Asia that bears strong similarities to NATO, the North Korean Foreign Ministry has warned, slamming the actions of the three countries as a threat to regional stability.

Putin says Russia could arm North Korea

Moscow reserves the right to provide weapons to allies, as the West claims it can arm Ukraine with impunity, and could send long-range weapons to North Korea and other countries, President Vladimir Putin has stated.

Russia and North Korea sign mutual defence pact during Putin visit

Moscow and Pyongyang have pledged to assist each other against foreign aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday during a visit to North Korea.

Russia’s Putin arrives in North Korea, and Kim welcomes him

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at Pyongyang International Airport, marking the start of his two-day visit to North Korea, during which he is expected to have a lengthy face-to-face meeting with the Asian country's leader Kim Jong-un.

Putin says Russia supports North Korea against ‘treacherous’ West

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for its friendship and support and pledged to assist Pyongyang in its struggle for independence and identity.

Kremlin says Putin to visit North Korea within hours

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on June 18-19, the Kremlin announced on Monday.

Preparations for Putin’s visit to N. Korea ongoing: Kremlin

Preparations for Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Pyongyang are ongoing, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Sunday.

US claims Russia ties embolden North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has raised the alarm over North Korea’s increasing strategic cooperation with Russia. He stated the burgeoning alliance has boosted leader Kim Jong-un’s confidence.

Russia-North Korea relations have reached ‘strategic level’: Lavrov

Relations between Russia and North Korea have now soared to new heights, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated during his landmark two-day trip to Pyongyang.

Russia FM to visit North Korea in October for further negotiations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed that he will visit Pyongyang next month to continue talks with his North Korean counterpart following recent agreements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Moscow, Reuters reported.

North Korean leader’s Russia visit signals a ‘fresh heyday’ in bilateral relations: Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu have discussed practical issues to boost military cooperation, state media reported on Sunday, in what Pyongyang called a “fresh heyday” for bilateral relations.

Russian aircraft building technology outpacing potential threats: North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un believes that Russian aircraft building technology is outpacing the outside potential threats, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported.

Putin “accepts Kim’s invitation to visit Pyongyang”

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Pyongyang at a "convenient time," state media KCNA reported, adding that the Russian leader has happily accepted the invite.

Putin, Kim meet at Russia’s space launch facility

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region in Russia’s Far East on Wednesday.

North Korea’s Kim arrives in Russia to meet Putin amid US threats

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Russia for a rare summit with President Vladimir Putin to discuss a possible military deal.

North Korea’s Kim appears to have departed for Russia to meet Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have left for Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, South Korean broadcaster YTN reported on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government source.

North Korea leader to meet Putin in Russia: Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to travel to Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin this month, the New York Times has reported, citing US and “allied” officials.

North Korea’s leader meets Russian defense minister, first since Covid

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with visiting Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in his first known meeting with a foreign dignitary since the Covid-19 pandemic. Shoigu’s visit comes as North Korea is marking the anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the 1950-53 Korean War.

Senior Russia, China officials visit North Korea

Chinese Communist Party group headed by Politburo member Li Hongzhong are in Pyongyang to attend the 70th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

Russian defense minister leads delegation to North Korea

A Russian delegation led by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is beginning a three-day visit to North Korea on Tuesday, according to the Russian Defense Ministry and North Korean state media.

US says ready for talks with N Korea without preconditions

US Special Representative for North Korea Sung Kim has held a meeting with South Korean Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk in Seoul.

North Korea accuses US of “double standards” over military activities

North Korea says the United States exercises "double standards" in its approach to Pyongyang's weapons program. The announcement was made in a reply to the United Nations Security Council meeting over the recent ballistic missile test by Pyongyang.

US calls for ‘sustained and substantive’ talks with North Korea

The United State has called for a “sustained and substantive dialogue” with North Korea over the country’s nuclear programme. This was announced by the US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) after the Security Council meeting over North Korea's latest missile launch. In September and October, Pyongyang conducted a series of new missile tests.

North Korea confirms tested ‘new type’ of ballistic missile

North Korea has confirmed it tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday. The fire became Pyongyang’s first of its kind since 2019, prompting international outrage.

Seoul says North fired ballistic missile towards Sea of Japan

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed the launch of a ballistic missile by the neighboring North towards the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. In September, Pyongyang conducted a series of new missile tests.

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