North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has sought asylum and gone into hiding, Seoul lawmakers told reporters after a closed-door meeting with S.Korean intelligence.
U.S. officials will try to expedite humanitarian aid to North Korea, a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday.
N. Korea released a S. Korean who illegally crossed the border into the North, S. Korea's Unification Ministry said, as relations between the 2 sides show a steady thaw.
North Korea's foreign minister told the United Nations on Saturday continued sanctions were deepening its mistrust in the United States.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled Wednesday that he will return to North Korea next month to push forward denuclearization talks.
South Korea said its envoys met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Wednesday to prepare for a third inter-Korean summit later this month.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he thought the United States was "doing well" in its diplomatic efforts with Pyongyang.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly canceled his top diplomat's planned trip to North Korea.
North Korea on Saturday said the US was acting with "alarming" impatience on the issue of denuclearisation.
U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it expects Pyongyang to keep its commitment made at a June leaders' summit to give up its nuclear arms.
Reaching a denuclearization deal with North Korea "may take some time," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday
US asked the UN Security Council to order an immediate halt to all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea accusing Pyongyang of violating sanctions.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used "gangster-like" diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang.
The peace process between the US and North.K was in crisis after Pyongyang angrily rejected Washington's "gangster-like" demand for rapid nuclear disarmament.
North Korea said on Saturday its resolve to give up its nuclear programmes may falter after talks with the United States in Pyongyang.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was confident that North Korea understood the scope of the U.S. desire for complete denuclearization.
Trump insisted Thursday he is "very well-prepared" for a historic and potentially fraught summit with Kim Jong Un in five days.
Putin said on Wednesday a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to set up a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "brave and mature".
Trump said a planned summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un was back on for June 12 in Singapore.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang on Thursday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia.