North Korea has recently kicked off an exhibition of information technology in Pyongyang, displaying a number of its achievements in the field, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he will coordinate closely with Japan during denuclearization talks with North Korea and promised to raise the issue of the abduction of Japanese citizens in his meetings in Pyongyang.
North and South Korean troops began removing some of the land mines planted at their heavily fortified border on Monday, Seoul officials said, in the first implementation of recent agreements aimed at easing their decades-long military standoff.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho says continued sanctions against the North are just further deepening the rift of mistrust in the United States, stressing that there is “no way” that his country will abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons unilaterally as long as Washington is resolved to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.
In its best display yet in the tournament, a goal in each half from Hwang Ui-jo and Lee Seung-woo were sufficient for South Korea to seal a convincing win over Iran and set up a quarterfinal tie with 2018 AFC U23 champion Uzbekistan, which beat Hong Kong 3-0 earlier on Thursday.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, who has traveled to the Chinese capital, was told by China's President Xi Jinping on Tuesday that Beijing is willing to play a positive role in the promotion of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday to ensure the upcoming high-stakes summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump is a success, South Korean officials said.