President Donald Trump wanted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know he "has a very friendly view" of him, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said.
The 25-year-old said that many North Koreans are "indifferent" to Kin Jong Un's leadership and feel no loyalty to him.
The Korean State News Agency did not say what kind of weapon was tested, but noted Kim Jong Un was "so excited."
At least 16 bases were continuing research.
The North Korean leader wants more assurances from the U.S.
"Portraits, slogans and posters form the core of a message for a socialist country," says Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies.
Powerful men "considered us [sex] toys," one woman said.
The push for peace between the two countries is gathering steam.
President Moon Jae-in now has two Pungsan pooches to look after.
Moon is only the third South Korean leader to visit Pyongyang since the end of World War II.
The book outlines how Trump told former staff secretary Rob Porter that the tweet "may be my best ever."
"China needs to kill him and replace him with a North Korean general they control," the senator apparently said.
The Mass Games is a huge, nationalist pageant performed by up to 100,000 people in what is believed to be the world's largest stadium.
"We will both prove everyone wrong!" Trump said of himself and Kim Jong Un on Twitter. "There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other! Much better than before I took office."
"If both sides have the political willingness, it is reasonable for them to end the technical state of war on the peninsula first."
"The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is one of our highest priorities," a State Department official said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency called the "further development" of Pyongyang's nuclear program a "cause for grave concern" in a report.
The North Korean regime's official news agency said Putin told Kim he would like to meet him soon.
Once DNA sampling begins, the process could take six months to obtain the first results. A number of other obstacles will likely slow the process.
Skepticism over North Korea's intentions mounts.
Recent satellite images suggest North Korea may finally be moving to dismantle a test site but doubts and unclarity remain over how Kim intends to implement "denuclearization."