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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

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 News14 hr. 20 min. ago

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 News21 hr. 7 min. ago

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

North Korea demolishes nuclear site ahead of Trump summit

Just weeks ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish North Korea's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 20 min. ago

North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

SEOUL, South Korea (2nd UPDATE) – North Korea said it had 'completely' dismantled its nuclear test site Thursday, May 24,  in a carefully choreographed move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit with the US.   Pyongyang announced its plan to "completely" dismantle the Punggye-ri ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News1 hr. 41 min. ago

North Korea dismantles nuclear test site – reports

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has dismantled its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony said Thursday, May 24, in a planned move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit next month with the US. Pyongyang announced its plan to "completely" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago

N. Korea preps nuke site demolition despite US summit doubts

SEOUL -- Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime’s nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In a surprise announcement Pyongyang said earlier….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

North Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite U.S. summit doubts

SEOUL, South Korea – Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday, May 23, to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In a surprise announcement ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea’s president at the White House Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US president’s much-vaunted summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead. Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic opening between the US and North [...] The post Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

  TOKYO --- Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have one big thing in common as they prepare for what would be the first ever U.S.-North Korea summit next month in Singapore: They both claim to deserve total credit. In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take than American media-watchers on what got the two leaders to the negotiating table and what they will be trying to accomplish. What North Koreans are hearing is that Kim is calling all the shots. That he's a strategic genius whose bold nuclear policies have opened the door to Korean-led peace talks with the South. And that he has finally succeeded in forc...Keep on reading: Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Trump cautious as NKorea threatens to cancel summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sounded a note of caution on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) about his much-vaunted summit with Kim Jong Un, saying “we’ll see” after Pyongyang threatened to cancel. Trump said the US government had not received any official word of a change in plans for the June 12 meeting in Singapore. [...] The post Trump cautious as NKorea threatens to cancel summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

South Korea Regrets NoKor’s Unilateral Suspension of Talks

South Korea expressed regret over North Korea’s unilateral decision to cancel inter-Korean talks planned for Wednesday, calling on Pyongyang to return to dialogue as soon as possible. Earlier in the day, the North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that Pyongyang has canceled the high-level talks with the South, citing the ongoing joint military drills […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

PSEi posts reversal but trims day’s losses

The stock market on Wednesday managed to trim its losses at the close after renewed sell-offs — said to have been spurred by US rate concerns and the possible cancellation of an historic US-North Korea summit — threatened to overturn the previous day’s significant gains. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell by as [...] The post PSEi posts reversal but trims day’s losses appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

North Korea cancels talks with South, casts doubt on Trump summit

North Korea called into question a much-anticipated and unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump set for next month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site well underway – U.S. monitor

SEOUL, South Korea – Satellite photos indicate North Korea has begun dismantling its nuclear test site ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump, a US monitor said Tuesday, May 15. In a move welcomed by Washington and Seoul, North Korea said at the weekend it will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Pompeo: N. Korea needs US security assurances for nuke pact

WASHINGTON --- The United States is offering assurances to North Korea's Kim Jong Un as it seeks to put in motion the potential for a sweeping nuclear deal ahead of President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with the North Korean leader. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US will need to "provide security assurances" to Kim if they're able to forge an agreement. Pompeo met with Kim last week in North Korea, helping set the stage for Trump's historic meeting with Kim in Singapore on June 12. Trump has set an ambitious goal for North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way. In return, the US is willing to help the impoverished nation strengthe...Keep on reading: Pompeo: N. Korea needs US security assurances for nuke pact.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

North Korea will never fully give up nuclear weapons — top defector

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea will never completely give up its nuclear weapons, a top defector said ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s landmark summit with US President Donald Trump next month. The current whirlwind of diplomacy and negotiations will not end with “a sincere and complete disarmament” but with “a reduced North Korean […] The post North Korea will never fully give up nuclear weapons — top defector appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

North Korea will never fully give up nuclear weapons – top defector

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea will never completely give up its nuclear weapons, a top defector said ahead of leader Kim Jong Un's landmark summit with US President Donald Trump next month. The current whirlwind of diplomacy and negotiations will not end with "a sincere and complete disarmament" but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of  a historic summit  with the United States, it said Saturday, May 12, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media. US President Donald Trump praised the North's decision ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018