But Kim Jong Un did not specifically say he is prepared to give up his country’s threatening nuclear program.
North Korea analysts say that while the country’s main site may have suffered some damage and be partially unusable following a test last September, there are still other ways that tests could continue.
The 1951 map found by Chinese researchers is not legally binding, but maritime experts say Beijing might use it to solidify control of the disputed South China Sea.
The leaders committed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and end the Korean War.
Taiwan, by pushing internationally for World Health Assembly observer status, gets attention for its healthcare laurels, analysts say.
Final preparations are underway for Friday’s historic third summit between the leaders of North and South Korea.
As North and South Korea are poised to hold direct talks and Pyongyang and Washington are next, Beijing is pondering role it can and should play in efforts to reach peaceful resolution on Korean Peninsula.
Renewed fighting in northern Myanmar has heightened concerns that the country’s peace process has made little progress under the NLD administration.
After breaking past promises to halt its nuclear program, the Kim Jong Un government could prove it is serious this time by unilaterally giving up five nuclear bombs.
Analysts offer mixed assessments of North Korea's announcement; White House official suggests it did not surprise administration.
Two leaders expected to meet face-to-face but specific time and place has not yet been determined.
This hermetic community is a rare success story: an indigenous group that has maintained its ancient way of life just four hours from Jakarta.