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South Korea swoons as megastar from the North visits

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea went into swoon mode Sunday, January 21 – at the feet of a party apparatchik from the North. Hyon Song-Wol is, however, no dourly-dressed, suit-wearing bureaucrat from the nuclear-armed nation, but the leader of Pyongyang's most popular girl band. Cameras followed her every move as ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 22nd, 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

WATCH: What will happen to the DMZ after the inter-Korea summit?

DMZ, South Korea – Rappler's Southeast Asia correspondent Natashya Gutierrez visits the Korean Demilitarized Zone a week before the inter-Korea summit – a historic meeting between Kim Jong-Un of Pyongyang and Moon Jae-in of Seoul. Watch her report above. NATASHYA GUTIERREZ, REPORTING: I'm standing here just two kilometers from the North ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

S. Korea says watching China closely as senior North Korean visits

BEIJING/SEOUL — South Korea said on Tuesday it was closely watching events that are unfolding rapidly in Beijing, where diplomatic sources said a senior North Korean official was visiting amid reports it was leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a series of historic summits. Bloomberg, citing three unidentified sources, reported on Monday that Kim was […] The post S. Korea says watching China closely as senior North Korean visits appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

North Korea should take bold steps toward denuclearization – South Korea s Moon

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea needs to take "more bold, practical measures for denuclearization" to ensure sanctions are lifted, the South's President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, January 10, with negotiations stalling between Pyongyang and Washington. "Corresponding measures must be devised in order to facilitate North Korea's continued denuclearization efforts," he added, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

North Korea leader Kim visits China: Xinhua

Kim’s visit, his fourth summit with Xi, comes amid reports of advanced negotiations for a second summit between the North Korean leader and U.S. President Donald Trump. North Korea leader Kim visits China: Xinhua Source link: North Korea leader Kim visits China: Xinhua.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit

SEOUL --- North Korea's state media says leader Kim Jong Un has left for China. The North Korean leader "is to visit China on Jan. 7-10... at the invitation of Xi Jinping," the official Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday. The news agency added that Kim departed for China on Monday afternoon with his wife Ri Sol Ju and top officials. The KCNA dispatch came after South Korean media reported late Monday that Kim may be on his way to Beijing aboard a special train for his fourth summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Kim's trip comes after U.S. and North Korean officials are believed to have met in Vietnam to discuss the location of a second summit between Kim and President ...Keep on reading: Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Ex-North Korean ambassador urges former colleague to defect to South Korea

SEOUL --- A former senior North Korean diplomat who defected to the South in 2016 on Saturday urged a former colleague who has gone into hiding before ending his term in Italy to come to Seoul, as opposed to the US where he is reportedly seeking asylum. Thae Yong-ho, who was the deputy ambassador in London and the most recent senior diplomat to defect, wrote an open letter to Jo Song-gil, 44, until recently North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy, who fled the Rome embassy with his wife in early November without notice. Jo became acting ambassador in October 2017, and his term was set to expire in late November 2018. His children were reported to have been living with him in Rome. ...Keep on reading: Ex-North Korean ambassador urges former colleague to defect to South Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Asylum-seeking North Korea envoy from diplomatic family, says defector

SEOUL, South Korea – A North Korean diplomat in Italy said to be seeking asylum is from a "prestigious diplomatic family" with both his father and father-in-law having worked in Pyongyang's foreign ministry, according to a senior defector. Jo Song-gil, the North's acting ambassador to Rome, went into hiding with his wife in November and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Kim to US: Dont test our patience | The Manila Times Online

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington notREAD The post K.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

North Korea s Kim vows more summits with South next year – Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to meet the South's President Moon Jae-in "frequently" next year to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula in a rare letter sent to Seoul, Moon's office said Sunday, December 30. The leader of the isolated North met with Moon ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

North Korea defectors details leaked in hacking

SEOUL, South Korea – Personal details of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors living in the South have been leaked in a hacking case, officials said Friday, December 28, exposing them to potential threats from the North. This is the first time that personal details including names and addresses of North ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Koreas break ground for connected railways | The Manila Times Online

SEOUL, South Korea: North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progressREAD The post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

North Korea blasts U.N. resolution on rights abuse

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Tuesday, December 25, hit back at a latest United Nations resolution that condemned Pyongyang's rights abuses, calling it a "serious...provocation" that would undermine peace efforts on the Korean peninsula. The UN General Assembly adopted last week a resolution – which passed by consensus without a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

S. Koreans leave for N. Korea to check road conditions | Inquirer News

SEOUL --- A team of South Korean officials left for North Korea on Monday to check the overall conditions of a road in western North Korea as part of a project to modernize and reconnect roads over th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

NKorea slams US nuclear threat | The Manila Times Online

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea said Thursday it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first, a statement that raises furtherREAD The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

LOOK: DFA chief, US Secretary of State meet in Washington

MANILA, Philippines --- Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. met with his counterpart US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday (Philippine time) to discuss current efforts to address regional issues including the South China Sea.   "The two Secretaries discussed ongoing efforts to address regional issues such as the South China Sea, North Korea, and counterterrorism," said deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino in a statement.   The Philippines is one of the claimants of the South China Sea, a strategic waterway believed to contain vast resources. While the US is not a claimant, it has expressed concern over China's militarization of the disputed ...Keep on reading: LOOK: DFA chief, US Secretary of State meet in Washington.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

North Korea says denuclearization depends on removal of U.S. threat

SEOUL, South Korea  – North Korea said Thursday its commitment to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula was bound up with a "complete removal of US nuclear threats". Following a rapid diplomatic rapprochement this year, the North's leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump signed a vaguely-worded statement in Singapore in June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Kim shoots Trump dead… in art 

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Un, a smoking pistol in his hand, looks down at the dead body of Donald Trump, sprawled on a red carpet next to a metal bag overflowing with US dollars. Behind the North Korean leader glows a neon slogan saying “The show must go on!” The scene is part […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Miss Universe 2019 pageant set in South Korea – Chavit Singson

MANILA, Philippines --- The Miss Universe 2019 beauty pageant will take place in South Korea with the participation of North Korea, according to businessman-politician Luis "Chavit" Singson. "Mula nung ako ay nag-sponsor, taon-taon tumutulong ako sa kanila. Kaya nung sa Bangkok ginawa, nakatulong din ako. Next year, na-arrange ko na sa South Korea at sasama ang North Korea," Singson, one of the pageant sponsors, told AM radio station DZMM on Wednesday. [From the time I started sponsoring, every year I have helped them. So when it was held in Bangkok, I also helped. Next year, I have arranged it in South Korea and North Korea will also join.] As Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gr...Keep on reading: Miss Universe 2019 pageant set in South Korea – Chavit Singson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

North Korea warns U.S. sanctions may block path to denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever." The warning from the North on Sunday, December 16, came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on 3 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018