US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they meet at the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

North Korea says US ‘hell-bent on hostile acts’ despite wanting to talk

  • Pyongyang’s UN mission says US and other countries sent joint letter calling for sanctions on North Korea around the time Trump proposed summit
  • Document urges UN member states to comply with Security Council sanctions requiring repatriation of all North Korean workers by December 22
Topic |   North Korea

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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they meet at the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their second meeting in six weeks in the Chinese city of Dalian. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping calls for ‘timely’ easing of North Korea sanctions after Trump-Kim meeting

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping’s diplomacy in Pyongyang and Osaka may alter power dynamic on Korean peninsula
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their second meeting in six weeks in the Chinese city of Dalian. Photo: AFP
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