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North Korea threatens to cancel U.S. summit

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korea threatened Wednesday, May 16, to cancel the forthcoming  summit between leader Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump  if Washington seeks to push Pyongyang into unilaterally giving up its nuclear arsenal. It also cancelled high-level talks due Wednesday with Seoul over the Max Thunder joint military exercises being held between the United States and ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMay 16th, 2018

Korean leaders meet after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (3rd UPDATE) – North and South Korea's leaders held surprise talks on Saturday, May 26, after President Donald Trump cast an uncertain pall over the turbulent Korean peninsula by cancelling a historic summit with Pyongyang only to suggest it might still go ahead . Photos released by South Korea showed President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

N. Korea slams pence, renews summit threat

SEOUL -- North Korea called US Vice-President Mike Pence “ignorant and stupid” for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week. Trump is due to meet his North….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

NKorea slams ‘ignorant and stupid’ Pence, renews summit threat

SEOUL: North Korea called US Vice-President Mike Pence “ignorant and stupid” for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week. Trump is due to meet his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in [...] The post NKorea slams ‘ignorant and stupid’ Pence, renews summit threat appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Trump, Moon discuss North Korea s threat to scrap summit

SEOUL, South Korea – US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday, May 20, discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit  with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said. After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

About face

SEOUL -- North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump if Washington seeks to push Pyongyang into unilaterally giving up its nuclear arsenal. It also cancelled high-level talks due Wednesday with Seoul over the Max Thunder joint military exercises being….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea

VATICAN CITY --- South Korea's president has met with Pope Francis in a private audience, and his office says that the pontiff indicated his willingness to visit North Korea. The South Korean presidential office said in a statement Thursday that President Moon Jae-in "conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's desire for a papal visit to North Korea." A formal invitation directly from North Korea will follow. The office said Francis said that "if the invitation comes, I will surely respond to it, and I can possibly go." Kim initially indicated his desire for a papal visit during a Korean summit last month. If it materializes, such a visit would be the first by a pope to Nor...Keep on reading: Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Korean gov’t ministers meet to discuss post-summit specifics

SEOUL, South Korea --- The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. South Korea said Monday's talks will be aimed at finding ways to carry out peace agreements announced after the summit last month between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. The meeting between senior officials comes at a sensitive time as Washington has expressed unease over the fast pace in inter-Korean engagement, which it says should move in tandem with U.S.-led efforts to denuclearize the North. Before leaving f...Keep on reading: Korean gov’t ministers meet to discuss post-summit specifics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Dennis Rodman benched by Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?

Retired American professional basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the press from the Regent hotel following the US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

  SEOUL --- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday.   South Korea's presidential office said in a statement that Kim told President Moon Jae-in during their summit last month that the Pope would be "enthusiastically" welcomed in North Korea.   Kim has been intensely engaged in diplomacy in recent months in what's seen as an effort to leverage his nuclear weapons program for an easing of economic sanctions and military pressure.   North Korea strictly controls the religious activities of its people, and a similar invitation for then-Pope John Paul II to visit after a ...Keep on reading: Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Pompeo heads to Pyongyang, seeking progress on Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to Pyongyang Sunday, October 7 for new talks with Kim Jong Un on denuclearization and a second US-North Korean summit. Pompeo departed from Tokyo, where he spent the first leg of a tour that will include stops in Pyongyang, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang

    TOKYO --- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea. Pompeo is under pressure to make progress on convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks to meet with leader Kim Jong Un for a second time after their June summit in Singapore. Pompeo will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono later Saturday to discuss their North Korea policies before heading to Pyongyang on Sunday. Tokyo is the first stop of his three-day East Asia tour, which also takes him to South Korea and China. In Beijing, Pompeo...Keep on reading: Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Bertiz apologizes, North and South Korea, typhoon Queenie | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz apologizes for confronting a security checker at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says there is technically no such crime as ‘extrajudicial killings’ in the Philippines. The two Koreas start to remove landmines along their common border as part of a summit deal to ease ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Syria, North Korea to have their say at UN gathering

UNITED NATIONS --- Two of the planet's most troubled hot spots are sending envoys to have their say before the world on Saturday. North Korea and Syria, places of international concern that spill trouble beyond national borders, are to appear before the U.N. General Assembly at a time when both countries could be on the cusp of significant developments. Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, are trying to regain momentum more than three months after the Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and are pushing for a second meeting in their quest to get Pyongyang to renounce its nuclear ambitions. Syria could be on the verge of emerging from seven years of bloody ...Keep on reading: Syria, North Korea to have their say at UN gathering.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Japan PM Abe open to summit with North Korea s Kim

UNITED NATIONS – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , a longtime hardliner on North Korea, said Tuesday, September 25, he was willing to meet Kim Jong-un after the once reclusive leader's historic summit with US President Donald Trump . Abe, who one year ago warned at the United Nations that the window for diplomacy with North Korea ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Trump says he expects second North Korea summit quite soon

UNITED NATIONS – US President Donald Trump said on Monday, Spetember 24, he expected to meet again soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he saw "tremendous progress" in easing tensions. "It looks like we'll have a second summit quite soon," Trump told reporters at the United Nations. "As ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Back at UN, Trump eyes new N.Korea summit ‘quite soon’

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects a second summit with Kim Jong Un to take place “quite soon” as he returned to the United Nations to trumpet a turnaround in ties with the North Korean leader. Source link link: Back at UN, Trump eyes new N.Korea summit ‘quite soon’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

South Korean leader and North s Kim hold summit talks

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong-un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang on Tuesday, September 18, past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearization talks between his hosts and the United ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

North Korea s Kim says to visit Seoul, shut missile site

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea's Kim Jong-un will soon make a historic visit to Seoul, he said Wednesday, September 19, and has agreed to close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors, as a rare inter-Korean summit  unfolded in Pyongyang. However, progress on the key issue of dismantling the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea --- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid. Germany has already announced plans for a multi-city bid for 2032, as has Brisbane, Australia. The India Olympic Committee has also indicated its interest in...Keep on reading: North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

North Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul ‘in the near future,’ shut missile site

SEOUL -- North Korea's Kim Jong Un will soon make a historic visit to Seoul, he said Wednesday, and has agreed to close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors, as a rare inter-Korean summit unfolded in Pyongyang.   However, progress on the key issue of dismantling the North's nuclear arsenal was limited, even though the South's President Moon Jae-in had hoped to bring fresh momentum to stalled talks between his hosts and the United States.   Kim said he would travel to Seoul "in the near future," adding the agreement he signed with Moon "carries the people's fresh hope and the people's strong, flaming desire for reunification".   The ...Keep on reading: North Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul ‘in the near future,’ shut missile site.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018