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Seoul envoys visit North Korea

SEOUL: A South Korean delegation crossed into the North on Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as Pyongyang demanded Seoul apologize for “despicable” protestors who burned Kim Jong-Un’s image, as controversy mounts over the rapprochement. The two Koreas agreed earlier this month that the North’s athletes would attend February’s Pyeongchang Winter Games [...] The post Seoul envoys visit North Korea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJan 23rd, 2018

Chinese, SKorean envoys to discuss North in Seoul

BEIJING: China will send a special envoy to Seoul to discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula ahead of proposed talks between North and South Korea, the foreign ministry said Thursday. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou will visit Friday and Saturday to “exchange views” with Lee Do-Hoon, Seoul’s envoy on Korean peninsula peace talks, [...] The post Chinese, SKorean envoys to discuss North in Seoul appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

China s foreign minister in North Korea on rare visit

SEOUL, South Korea – Beijing hopes that talks between the United States and North Korea will be "smooth and achieve substantial progress", China's foreign minister said Wednesday, May 2, during a rare visit to Pyongyang as the Asian superpower tries to mend ties with its nuclear-armed neighbor . The two-day visit by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

SKorea, Japan to cooperate on NKorea

SEOUL: South Korea and Japan on Wednesday vowed to work closely together on North Korea ahead of the looming inter-Korea summit, but their foreign ministers remained divided over long-standing issues of Japan’s wartime crimes and disputed islands. Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono made a rare visit to Seoul armed with a list of issues Tokyo… link: SKorea, Japan to cooperate on NKorea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Japan FM to voice NKorea concerns in rare Seoul visit

SEOUL: Japan’s foreign minister was in South Korea for a rare visit on Wednesday, armed with a list of issues Tokyo wants to push onto the agenda of a looming summit between North and South Korea. The first such visit in more than two years comes at a time of frenetic diplomatic activity in Northeast [...] The post Japan FM to voice NKorea concerns in rare Seoul visit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Analysis: North Korea’s Kim seen building global status in trip to China

Highlights:  Kim exuded confidence in photographs with China’s Xi -analyst Chinese state TV gave Kim’s visit similar treatment as Trump Kim was accompanied by wife, top aides SEOUL/BEIJING— Accompanied by his wife, greeted by honour guards, and entertained at banquets, Kim Jong Un made his international debut as North Korea’s leader by being wined and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Kim Jong-un attends rare concert by South Korean pop stars

SEOUL, South Korea (3rd UPDATE) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday, April 1, attended the first concert in Pyongyang for over a decade by South Korean entertainers, including a K-pop girlband, the latest gesture of reconciliation before a rare inter-Korean summit. The visit, described by many as a cultural ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

North Korea s Kim attends South Korea concert in latest reconciliatory move

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Sunday, April 1, attended the first concert in Pyongyang for over a decade by South Korean entertainers, including a K-pop girlband, the latest gesture of reconciliation before a rare inter-Korean summit. The visit, described by many as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Pyongyang Style? Seoul push for Psy to play North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea –Seoul is pushing for "Gangnam Style" star Psy to perform in next week's historic concerts by South Korean artists in the North's capital, multiple reports said. A team of at least 9 South Korean pop acts are set to visit North Korea next week for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

N. Korean dictator, Seoul envoys have openhearted talk

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has held an "openhearted talk" in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the Nort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

South Korean envoys in historic trip to meet North s Kim

SEOUL, South Korea – The most senior South Koreans to travel North for more than a decade arrived in Pyongyang Monday, March 5, to meet leader Kim Jong Un, the latest step in an Olympics-driven rapprochement on the divided peninsula. The delegation, who travelled as envoys of the South's President Moon ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

South Korea to send envoys to North to push for Washington-Pyongyang talks

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a team of special envoys -- including Seoul's spy chief -- to the North on Monday to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons. The delegation, announced by Moon's office on Sunday, is the latest chapter in a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

North Korea general wraps up controversial visit to South

SEOUL, South Korea – A powerful North Korean general Tuesday, February 27, wrapped up his visit to the South as part of an Olympics charm offensive by Pyongyang that has drawn angry protests calling for his arrest. General Kim Yong Chol, who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Blacklisted North Korea general arrives in Pyeongchang

SEOUL, South Korea – A blacklisted North Korean general arrived in the South on Sunday, February 25 for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, which will also be attended by United States President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka. The visit by Kim Yong Chol , who led an eight-member high-level delegation that crossed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Relatives protest visit by N. Korea general blamed for warship sinking

SEOUL, South Korea – Angry relatives of sailors killed in the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship protested on Saturday, February 24, against the impending visit to the Winter Olympics of a North Korean general blamed for the attack. Relatives of the 46 killed on the Cheonan corvette urged Seoul ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

South Korean MPs demand execution of North s Olympic delegate

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean lawmakers protested on Friday, February 23, over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution. Kim Yong Chol will head an eight-member delegation to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

North Korea’s closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking

SEOUL — North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors. The latest visit by officials from the normally reclusive North will coincide with a […] The post North Korea’s closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

North Korea s ceremonial head of state to visit South

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korea's ceremonial head of state will visit the South this week in connection with the Winter Olympics, Seoul said late Sunday, February 4. Kim Yong-Nam will be the highest-level official from the North for years to travel to the other ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

North Korea delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday, January 21, on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years. Television footage showed a group of 7 officials ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

NKorea cancels arts delegation visit to South before Olympics

SEOUL: North Korea has cancelled plans to send a delegation headed by the leader of an all-female Western-style band to the South this weekend to prepare cultural performances during the Olympics, Seoul’s Yonhap news agency said late Friday. Hyon Song-Wol, reportedly an ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong-Un, would have been the first North Korean official [...] The post NKorea cancels arts delegation visit to South before Olympics appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupe

SEOUL — North Korea on yesterday abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018