Adding to the military threats it has made in recent days, North Korea has blocked access to the Kaesong Industrial Region, operated by South Korean companies. The region is a major source of cash to the regime.
After the recent Singapore summit between North Korea and the US, Russian President Putin has issued an invitation to Kim Jong Un. A senior official met with Putin hours before the World Cup opening ceremony.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have ended a summit in Singapore with a joint declaration committing Pyongyang to denuclearization. But how substantive is this pledge?
How North Korea went from threatening the US with nuclear war to seeking diplomatic talks with President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump said shortly after the summit ended that he expects denuclearization to start "very, very quickly." Trump also committed the US to providing North Korea with "security guarantees."
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