Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
- Sky News
- The United States imposes sanctions on a Russian bank that facilitated a transaction for a North Korean on an American blacklist.
- The United States imposes sanctions on two Russian shipping companies and six vessels for involvement in oil transfer to North Korea.
- South Korean President Moon Jae-in announces plans to create a Northeast Asian railroad community with North Korea, the United States, China, Japan, Russia, and Mongolia.
- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls for North Korea to follow Vietnam's path in overcoming past hostilities with the United States.
- Intelligence officials in the United States share evidence that North Korea has continued to develop nuclear weapons, despite promises made at the 2018 North Korea-United States summit.