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June 8, 2018 5:50 AM Kim Yong Un can’t pay his hotel bill

Just one day after President Donald Trump announced the US-North Korea summit is back on, the US and Singapore are looking for ways to bear the cost of Kim Jong Un’s accommodation, including the North Korean leader’s preference for a five-star, $6,000 a night hotel. The Washington Post reports that paying for North Korea’s accommodation during the June 12 summit 2

June 4, 2018 7:52 PM Cheer-un up Kim: Russian TV 'Photoshops a smile' onto stern North Korean dictator's face during meeting with Russian Foreign Minister

Russian broadcasters have been accused of Photoshopping a smile onto Kim Jong-un in a recent broadcast of his meeting with Sergei Lavrov. In a clip, shown on Russian state TV, the tyrant can be seen beaming with a wide grin. But pictures from the same event show him stone-faced throughout while shaking the Russian Foreign Minister's hand. The dictator 3

May 17, 2018 9:47 AM European stocks higher as Brent crude breaches $80 a barrel

LONDON (AP) - European stocks brushed aside earlier losses in Asia to rise solidly Thursday with oil companies in demand as the international measure of oil struck its highest level in three-and-a-half years after French oil giant Total threatened to pull out of Iran. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.3 percent to 7,754 while France's 4

May 7, 2018 11:35 AM Boris Johnson warns Trump there is no 'Plan B' to sticking with Iran nuclear deal as he says US president SHOULD get Nobel Peace Prize if he can solve standoffs with Tehran and North Korea

Boris Johnson urged Donald Trump to be 'realistic' about what can be done to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions today. The Foreign Secretary pleaded with the US president to recognise there was no acceptable 'Plan B' to the existing deal with Tehran as he made a last-ditch bid to save the package. Speaking on a visit to Washington, Mr Johnson also said Mr Trump 7

April 28, 2018 11:12 AM Australia and Canada to send military aircraft to monitor North Korean ships

The move follows the arrival of a British warship helping to police sanctions imposed over North Korea's nuclear programme. The surveillance planes will be based in the US military's Kadena air base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa. It comes after North and South Korea pledged at a historic summit to work for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean 24

April 24, 2018 10:37 PM Kim Jong-un has been 'very open' and 'very honorable' and I hope we can do 'something very special' says Trump

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean tyrant 'has been very open and I think very honorable' in the lead-up to nuclear talks. In an Oval Office meeting with the French president, Trump praised Kim, who he could meet with as soon as next month, for holding up his end of an arrangement to freeze nuclear testing while a complete end to the program 12

April 21, 2018 12:38 PM 'They fail to honour their promises': Foreign Minister Julie Bishop sceptical after North Korea announced it will stop nuclear testing

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says now is the time for North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. The plea comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it had completed its goal of developing nuclear weapons, the Korean Central News Agency 15

April 21, 2018 11:48 AM 'I'm not finished' vows sacked Japan coach Halilhodzic

Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who was sensationally fired just two months before the World Cup, returned to Tokyo Saturday vowing to fight his dismissal. Japan named veteran Akira Nishino as its new national football manager earlier this month to replace Halilhodzic after a series of disappointing performances by the Blue Samurai. "I still don't 16

April 21, 2018 11:45 AM UK hails North Korea´s nuclear testing suspension as positive step

The UK has cautiously welcomed the announcement that North Korea is to put a halt to its nuclear testing programme. In a statement responding to developments overnight, the Foreign Office (FCO) said it hoped Kim Jong Un’s announcement indicated a willingness to negotiate with world leaders. The US and South Korea, who are due to take part in historic 13

April 21, 2018 4:13 AM 'Treasured sword': What Kim said about N. Korea's nukes

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described building the North's nuclear force as a "miraculous victory" Kim Jong Un has halted North Korea's nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches, as diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula gather pace. Here are the key quotes from the North Korean leader's announcement, made at a meeting 7