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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 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 News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Summits give aged North Korean spies hope of returning home

GWANGJU, South Korea --- He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty and police surveillance. Now, 89 years old and bedridden with illness, former North Korean spy Seo Ok-yeol just wants to go home. "People have a need to die in a place where they are respected," Seo said, though he worries it could be too late to finally be reunited with the wife and children he left behind. Seo is among 19 Cold War-era North Korean spies and guerrillas who have served their time in South Korean prison and are pushing to return to the North. Though they are officially...Keep on reading: Summits give aged North Korean spies hope of returning home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 12 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

2 North Koreans defect to South – Yonhap

SEOUL, South Korea – Two North Koreans defected to the South across the Yellow Sea on Saturday, May 19, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source. "A small boat was spotted in waters off the north of Baengnyeong Island" near the inter-Korean border, the source told Yonhap news ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 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

N. Korea unlikely to return to talks with South over drills

      SEOUL, South Korea --- North Korea strongly criticized South Korea over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises on Thursday and said it will not return to talks with its rival until Seoul resolves its grievances. The comments came a day after North Korea canceled a high-level meeting with the South because of the drills and threatened to scrap next month's historic meeting between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a "one-sided" affair meant to pressure it to abandon its nuclear weapons. The North's threat cooled what had been an unusual flurry of diplomatic moves from a country that last year con...Keep on reading: N. Korea unlikely to return to talks with South over drills.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

NoKor Suspends Talks with SoKor Over Military Drills

In view of recent “provocative” acts such as the South Korea-US joint military exercises, North Korea has no choice but to suspend high-level talks with South Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday. The state media also said the United States should think twice about the fate of the planned North Korea-US […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated 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

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:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 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

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

North Korea taking measures to dismantle nuclear site

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea is "taking technical measures" to dismantle its nuclear test site, state media said on Saturday, May 12, in the latest dramatic step ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump next month. "A ceremony for dismantling the nuclear test ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Replica Panmunjom village draws tourists after Korea summit

With access to the real DMZ restricted, tourists are flocking to a replica of the border truce village of Panmunjom to re-enact the scene of the leaders of the two Koreas shaking hands. With a low cement block between them marking the "border", they shake hands as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in did when they met at Panmunjom on April 27. Many visitors joined hands and hopped over the mock Military Demarcation Line to the "North" and back, re-enacting the scene that was broadcast live. "My children urged me to come here after they saw the the famous scene on TV at school class," Park Sook-hyun, a 44-year-old housewife, told AFP. Chu...Keep on reading: Replica Panmunjom village draws tourists after Korea summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Pompeo visits North Korea again ahead of Trump-Kim summit -CNN News

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang Wednesday local time to continue preparations for President Donald Trump’s upcoming […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018