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Report: Kim Jong-un Demanded ‘Famous Basketball Players’ to Denuclearize

ABC News reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources, that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un formally demanded that the United States provide “famous basketball players” to entertain Kim in Pyongyang as part of ongoing negotiations aimed at ending the rogue communist regime’s illegal nuclear program.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un listens to US President Donald Trump (not pictured) during a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Seeks Summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un without preconditions, a considerable political risk given Abe’s previous focus on resolving the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea before any such talks could occur. Abe’s softening stance toward North Korea comes as Japanese relations with South Korea are deteriorating due to even older issues that stretch back to World War II.

Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports

Iranian Foreign Minister Plans Visit to North Korea

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with Iranian state media on Sunday that he will travel to North Korea in the near future. He said the date of his trip would be announced “soon.”

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Kim Jong-un Tells Putin: Trump Acted ‘in Bad Faith’ at Vietnam Summit

North Korean state media quoted dictator Kim Jong-un on Friday as expressing to Russian President Vladimir Putin his frustration with President Donald Trump, claiming that America acted “in bad faith” when Trump walked out of Kim’s summit with the president in February.

President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Kim Jong-un, Putin Trade Swords After ‘Splendid’ Summit

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin gifted each other traditional swords from their respective countries after a three-hour conversation that both leaders described as “candid” and “thorough” on Thursday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchange gifts following their talks at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on April 25, 2019. (Photo by Alexey NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEXEY …

Study: North Korea Using Bitcoin to Finance Nuclear Weapons Development

A study from the U.K. Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) found North Korea using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to circumvent international sanctions. The authors warned Pyongyang’s cybercrime network could “become a sustained security challenge” as it seeks more untraceable methods of laundering money and keeping its business secret from international regulators.

Cryptocurrencies tumble after S. Korea hack

Russia Offers Kim Jong-un ‘Simple’ Caviar Feast for North Korea Summit

Russian chefs will indulge a request from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to enjoy the finest in local Russian cuisine during a summit between Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin in eastern Vladivostok this week, the governor of the city’s Primorsky region said on Wednesday.

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Ballet, Aquarium Rumored Stops on Kim Jong-un’s Russia Tour

North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un may enjoy an elite ballet performance and a tour of one of Russia’s public aquariums during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin reports have concluded will likely take place this week in eastern Vladivostok.

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North Korea Tests ‘Tactical Guided Weapon’ with ‘Powerful Warhead’

North Korean state media on Wednesday announced the test of a “new tactical guided weapon” with a “powerful warhead,” personally supervised by dictator Kim Jong-un. It was North Korea’s first weapons test since the second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.

A woman walks past a television screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on February 12, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile on February 12 in an apparent provocation to test the response from new US President Donald Trump, the South …