North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang the capital and the largest city in the country.
US President Donald Trump has said that he expects to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at some point later this year.
North Korea on Friday fired unidentified short-range projectiles off its east coast, the third such launch in about a week, according to the South Korean military.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Washington was continuing North Korea dialog, just hours after Pyongyang fired unidentified short-range projectiles off its east coast, the third such launch in about a week.
The US is ready to continue talks with North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, a day after Pyongyang conducted its second weapons test in less than a week.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will embark on a two-day visit to North Korea on Thursday in a surprise move shortly before his scheduled meeting with United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, later this month.
Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN special rapporteur on the human rights in North Korea, on Monday began his sixth South Korea visit, aimed at meeting government representatives, defectors and activists.
Taking into account the current food shortage in North Korea, Seoul is pushing to provide food aid to its neighbour in a "preemptive" way, the South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said on Wednesday.