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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

Pope Francis nakadawat og imbitasyon sa North Korea

Gidapit ni North Korean leader Kim Jong-un si Pope Francis aron mobisita sa maong nasud. Nadawat sa Santo Papa ang imbitasyon gikan ni South Korean President Moon Jae-in sa pagbisita niini sa Vatican. Positibo ang Santo Papa ug miingon nga iyag ikonsiderar ang maong imbitasyon. “If the invitation comes, I will surely respond to it… link: Pope Francis nakadawat og imbitasyon sa North Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News21 hr. 48 min. ago

Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Thursday received an invitation to visit North Korea and the pontiff indicated he would consider making what would be a landmark trip to a nation known for severe restrictions on religious practice, according to South Korean officials. South Korean President Moon Jae-in relayed the invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong […] The post Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 19th, 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

Koreas to discuss Olympic hosting

SEOUL — North and South Korea will discuss the details for their planned joint bid for the 2032 Olympics later this month to follow up on an ambitious agreement reached between their leaders in September. The radical concept, which would require an unprecedented level of cooperation and mutual trust on the long-divided Korean peninsula, was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

SEOUL, South Korea --- North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. The agreements come amid unease in Washington over the speed of inter-Korean engagement. Many outsiders believe that US-led efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear-tipped missiles are lagging significantly behind the Koreas' efforts to move past decades of bitter rivalry. There was also controversy over a decision by South Korea's Unification Ministry to block a North Korean defector-turned-reporter from ...Keep on reading: Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

North, South Korea agree to reconnect their railways

North, South Korea agree to reconnect their railways.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 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

U.S. urged to move towards formally ending Korean War

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Moon Jae-in called Friday, October 12, on the United States to move towards the nuclear-armed North's demands for a declaration the Korean War is over, as the allies pursue increasingly different approaches towards Pyongyang. Washington has shied away from a formal announcement that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on NKorea

SEOUL: South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South’s foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha said the government is reviewing whether to lift sanctions South Korea [...] The post South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on NKorea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated 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

South Korean minister proposes U.S.-North Korea trade-off

WASHINGTON DC, USA – An end to the Korean War in return for the verified dismantling of its major North Korean nuclear facility: South Korea's foreign minister on Wednesday, October 3, proposed this tradeoff to unblock stalled negotiations between the United States and North Korea . North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

North Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Tuesday, October 2, ruled out dismantling its nuclear arsenal in exchange for the US declaring an end to the Korean War, saying a peace treaty should "never be a bargaining chip." The North has for decades demanded that the US formally declare the end ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 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

Pyongyang gifts dogs to South Korea President

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Moon Jae-in received a pair of North Korean indigenous hunting dogs from Pyongyang, his office said Sunday, September 30, the latest token of the rapidly blossoming friendship on the peninsula. "Cheong Wa Dae (the presidential office) was offered a pair of Pungsan dogs from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

PH shorts, Boracay docu go to Busan

Apart from Andrew Stephen Lee's short film "Manila is Full of Men Named Boy," there are two more Filipino entries in the Wide Angle section of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, from Oct. 4 to 13.   Joji Villanueva Alonso's short film "Last Order" and Kevin Piamonte's documentary "Land from God" are also included in the Wide Angle section.   Producer-turned-filmmaker Alonso recalled that her 17-minute film had received two invitations to compete in festivals abroad---in Pyongyang, North Korea and Busan, South Korea.   "Since I could only have one world premiere and since the invitation from Pyongyang came first, I accepted it,"...Keep on reading: PH shorts, Boracay docu go to Busan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018