Recent studies estimate both the cost and timeline for permanently ending North Korea’s extensive nuclear weapons program.
The tech company is paying for Vietnamese students to learn some introductory programming, and perhaps earning some good will from Vietnamese officials.
Change may signal Kim's effort to prepare for any changes that North Korea may need to undertake as a result of Singapore summit with Trump.
Speculation over how N. Korea will handle summit costs has taken off after Washington Post report cited anonymous US officials suggesting Trump administration has been 'seeking a discreet way' to help pay Kim's hotel bill.
Secretary of State Pompeo calls for full accounting of those who were killed, detained and went missing during the crackdown nearly three decades ago; China says matter is closed.
An effective nuclear deal with Pyongyang could lead to divisions in Seoul and Washington over whether to reduce the US military presence in Korea.
Beijing sees US naval maneuvers in the South China Sea as cause to expand militarily on islands claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and others.
Review comes amid rising fears over influence of China in its domestic affairs; It will be the most comprehensive review of country's intelligence laws since 1970s
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his government is working on a $1.46 billion upgrade to the navy, which lags the strength of Asian peers.
Karens say road work and the planned hydropower dams breach the ceasefire agreement.
Advocates hope the US will confront North Korea on its widespread human rights abuses during the expected nuclear summit, but an agreement to increase economic cooperation also offers avenues for engagement.
Some see the move as but the latest example of flip-flopping by President Donald Trump, others necessary to get China to reconsider its trade practices.