Thousands of North Koreans have fled their homeland in recent years, to escape starvation under the regime of Kim Jong Un. Most settle across the border in South Korea. We spoke to one defector living in Seoul.
Families of Japanese held captive for decades in North Korea have little hope that dialogue between Seoul, Washington and Pyongyang will result in their loved ones being released. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
US President Donald Trump said there was a "good chance" of securing the release of Americans held as prisoners in North Korea. CIA Director Mike Pompeo also raised the issue during his secret talks with Kim Jong Un.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend and met with Kim Jong Un, according to media reports. Donald Trump said the meeting "went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed."
A week before his summit with Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Moon Jae-in says North Korea wants "an end to the hostile relations." Moon's comments come as the US vows to "maintain pressure" on North Korea to denuclearize.
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