The North Korean leader is set to meet Vladimir Putin on his first official foreign trip, but Moscow has also been making political overtures and signing deals with Pyongyang in recent years.
After peaceful demonstrations and marches on Saturday, waves of violence and looting shook the city as hundreds of police in riot gear clashed with angry crowds.
Yemen digs out of the rubble after Saudi airstrikes, China rescues 64 babies from human trafficking gangs, and more in today's VICE News Capsule.
A massive earthquake flattened historic sections of Kathmandu and killed at least 1,000 people across four countries in the Himalayan region.
Militant and extremist groups exploit the region's escalating water shortage to gain power, loyalty, and legitimacy.
Estimates of the hermit kingdom's nuclear stockpile vary, but Chinese experts recently surpassed their Western colleagues' figures and raised alarm over the country's capability.
Now Janine Howard is suing the New York Department of Corrections. "I feel victimized," she said. "I feel like my safety and security can just be taken from me at anytime."
The video of veteran Michelle Manhart snatching a flag away from student protestors went viral, but what will become of the student activist who started the whole thing and is now in hiding from police?
Many feel that it's morally and ethically reprehensible for some of the UK's most famous museums to be sponsored in part by companies like BP.
The Pentagon been quietly but clearly voicing concern that war is coming to space. But what exactly would that look like?
To his fans, Lutfur Rahman is a hero who sticks up for his poor, marginalized Bengali community. But yesterday he was found guilty of using "corrupt and illegal practices" to secure his re-election last year.
The 23-year-old and his family have been harassed and arrested by NYPD officers—treatment they say is retaliation for Orta's documentation of their misconduct.
Earlier this month, a team of elite thieves drilled their way into a vault in London's Hatton Garden to steal some safety deposit boxes and somehow evaded capture by the police.
Driven by desperation, families with children suffering from rare and intractable medical conditions have moved to Colorado seeking low-THC strains of marijuana.
The story of John Key tugging a waitress' ponytail has turned into a debate about journalistic ethics, losing Sight on the core issues.
The sexy sendoffs are popular in rural parts of the country, where a good turnout at a funeral is seen as a sign of good fortune.
In Quebec, protests against the provincial Liberal government's austerity measures have become smaller yet more creative.
VICE News visited the former CIA station chief at his home in Virginia to talk about America's longest war, the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," and the rise of the Islamic State.
Relations between Armenia and Turkey suffer in part because Turkey refuses to recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide. But improving relations will prompt that recognition.
Even as their advocates win victories in court, trans inmates remain vulnerable to violence from their fellow prisoners and indifference from a system that does not understand their needs.
VICE News interviews Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the Donetsk People's Republic, discussing the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, and the leader's plans for the future of the separatist-controlled region.
For Trace Newton Ingham, gentrification is a matter of life and death.
"The weirdest thing about the water here is that you can feel the greasiness on your gloves. And you can't see your own gloves in the water because there is so much goop. "
Video of the incident shows the officer approach the woman as she tells him she feels unsafe before ripping the phone from her hands.