North Korea is unable to pay its share of the 2018 U.N. budgets because of international sanctions on its foreign exchange bank.
The prospect of talks comes after months of tension between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Comments by Vice President Mike Pence suggest the Trump administration may be looking more favorably at direct U.S. diplomatic engagement with North Korea as South Korea considers a rare summit with its neighbor and long-time foe.
A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her.
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