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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.

North Korea’s Un vows to build ‘invincible’ army

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to build an “invincible” military. He has also blasted hostile U.S. policies toward Pyongyang as well as its joint war games with neighboring South.

North Korea says UN exercises double standards over military activities

Pyongyang has accused the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of applying double standard over missile tests by the member states. The UNSC held an emergency meeting on Friday over North Korea's recent missile launches but failed to agree on a joint statement.

North Korea says tested new surface-to-air missile

North Korea said on Thursday it has test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile. This comes two days after Pyongyang announced testing of a new hypersonic missile and one day after its leader Kim Jung Un snubbed US offer for talks due to continuing US “hostile policy”.

North Korea says tested new hypersonic missile

The Korean People's Army (KPA) successfully test-fired a new “hypersonic missile” on Tuesday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday. The move comes after Pyongyang’s representative to the United Nations has said the country has the “righteous right” to test weapons because of the “hostile” policies directed against it.

South Korea calls for restoring communication lines with North

South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to restore the hotline between the two countries, after Pyongyang proposed an offer for an inter-Korean summit.

North Korea says open to another summit with South

The sister of North Korean leader says Pyongyang is open to another summit with the neighboring south if mutual “respect” and “impartiality” between the two countries can be guaranteed.

North Korea rejects calls for formal end to Korean War

North Korea has refused to agree to a formal end to the Korean War, which ended in 1953 with an armistice but not through a formal treaty.

N. Korea calls South’s submarine-missile test ’clumsy’

North Korea has blasted South Korea’s recent submarine-missile launch, slamming Seoul’s attempt as “sloppy” and “self-comforting”.

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