The tensions around North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program persist due to the repeated nuclear tests and missile launches carried out by Pyongyang in violation of the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
North Korea had achieved its goal of becoming a nuclear state.
It also comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in said improvement of inter-Korean relations was linked to resolving the North's nuclear programme.
"An improvement in inter-Korean relations may not go a separate way from (efforts) to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, so I ask the foreign ministry to closely consult with our allies and the global community so that we may push for an improvement in inter-Korean relationship and the resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue at the same time", he said.
Moon's comments came after a New Year's Day speech by Kim who said he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul, and for North Korean athletes to possibly take part in the Winter Games, but steadfastly declared North Korea a nuclear power.
Gunmen kill 12 in Cairo church
The church attack is part of a "ongoing crisis" in Egypt, said Omar Ashour, a professor of security studies at the Doha Institute. Police later cordoned off the crime scene as onlookers crowded around the church, while a forensics team combed the area.
But far from persuading Kim to give up his nuclear drive, analysts say Trump's tough talk may have prompted the North Korean leader to drive through with his risky quest. But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year's address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to begin in the South in February and suggesting the North may send a delegation to participate.
In early December, the USA began another round of military exercises with South Korea, flying in F-22 fighter jets and other military aircraft. Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday that the United States is "closer to a nuclear war with North Korea" than ever.
Mullen's warning comes as tensions continue to increase between North Korea and the global community.
Analysts say Kim may be trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its ally Washington as a way to ease global isolation and sanctions against North Korea.
Despite the apparent olive branch, Kim also repeated claims that he could hit anywhere in the USA with a nuclear weapon, and called for mass production of nuclear warheads. He also did not touch on Kim's demand that Seoul cancel its annual joint military exercises with the United States.
Garner's oldest daughter, Erica, became a prominent activist and outspoken critic of police misconduct after her father's death. In 2015, New York City agreed to pay $5.9m (£4.4m) to his family after a civil lawsuit.
New Years Eve temperatures will start at 10 degrees below zero and only rise into the single digits below zero by the afternoon. The National Weather Service says these cold temperatures can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes of exposed skin.
He also shared artwork which showed Carrie dressed in robes, a crown and with the sun behind her, like in a classical painting. Carrie wasn't the only Star Wars actor Mark paid tribute to on social media on Wednesday December 27, 2017 .
A blast at a supermarket in Saint Petersburg, Russia has left several people injured , according to a report by AFP . A motive has yet to be determined, and no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.
As promised , Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has begun rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Zenfone 4 ZE554KL smartphone. The dual camera comes with dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and correlated colour temperature (CCT).
Razia were of the view that the government should have dealt with the issue of polygamy by banning it in the same Bill. Most opposition parties continue to think that the criminalisation provision needs a rethink, the source added.
The Russian president then discussed the initiative with the leaders of the self-proclaimed Ukrainian republics over the phone. Journalists, activists and bloggers who had been accused of spying or treason were among those released .
She then rushed to the Jacobi Medical Center where she got the awful news , "That's when I find out they all dead". One violation was for a broken smoke detector in an apartment on the first floor that was reported in August.
To participate in the program, residents are asked to place their undecorated trees on the curb in front of their homes. Many entities collect or accept Christmas trees , including various waste haulers and landscapers.
Modi woos new voters
Calling them "New India Voters", he exhorted them to cast their votes saying it will prove to be the "bedrock of New India". Modi also said: "January 26, 2018, will especially be remembered through the ages".
Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected
Anyone out celebrating overnight will get an extra blast of arctic air that could drop temperatures to -5 and -20 degrees. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon today as wind chills dip to -25. "It's downright bitter cold", he said.
Ekiti APC hails Buhari over board appointments
Also, the President appointed Rev Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. He said this in reaction to the outcry over the inclusion of at least four dead persons in the list of appointees.
Censor board moots title change for Padmavati
The Rajput body's member Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi has said that the film has been cleared "under pressure from the underworld". The special panel included Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Chandramani Singh and professor KK Singh of the Jaipur University.
Viswanathan Anand regains World Rapid Chess Championship
People find it easy to one day use the "R" (retirement) word. "What he has done in the last few years is incredible", said Aruna. I think that is just truly commendable. "India is proud of your exemplary success at the World Rapid Chess Championship".
Djokovic all set for return in Abu Dhabi
As a outcome of his absence, Djokovic saw his world ranking slip to 12, his lowest spot in last 10 years. "I think we should". "I want this for sure but actually I felt really fine (physically) at the end of the (2017) season".
Reliance Jio beats Vodafone, Airtel to top 4G speeds chart
Last weekend, Jio also announced two new prepaid plans - priced at ₹199 and ₹299 - as a part of its Happy New Year 2018 offer. Other plans for Reliance Jio are Rs 399, Rs 459, Rs 499 and Rs 509, which have different validity periods and data benefits.