Major events leading up to the second Trump-Kim summit

Asia Pacific Feb 28, 2019

Major events leading up to the second Trump-Kim summit

A chronology of major developments leading up to the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi: 1945: The Korean Peninsula is liberated from Japanese colonial rule after Tokyo surrenders at the end of World War II. 1948: ...

No missiles but ballet as North Korea puts on a show

Asia Pacific Apr 17, 2018

No missiles but ballet as North Korea puts on a show

Kim Jong Un hobnobbed with a visiting Chinese ballet troupe as he capped a weekend of celebrations in the North Korean capital that conspicuously lacked a show of military might that marked many previous festivals. The festivities surrounded the April 15 "The Day of the ...

North Korea celebrates founder who forged nuclear-armed dynasty

Asia Pacific Apr 15, 2015

North Korea celebrates founder who forged nuclear-armed dynasty

North Korea marked the birthday Wednesday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, worshiped at home as a virtual deity for laying the foundation for a five-decade-old dictatorship capable of threatening superpowers such as the U.S. For Kim Young-hwan, a one-time pro-unification activist from South Korea ...