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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said “things are going very well” as he prepares for an expected summit with the North's Kim Jong Un.
US affirms 'ironclad' commitment to defend South Korea. By Luis Sanchez - 04/28/18 04:12 PM EDT 0. 2. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Google+ Google+. inShare ...

North Korea's nuclear test site will close in May, the South Korean president's office has said. A spokesman said the closure of the Punggye-ri site would be done in public and foreign experts from South Korea and the US would be invited to watch. On Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South ...
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said the country will close down its main nuclear testing site sometime in May, South Korea says. South Korean presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan said Sunday that Kim agreed to the plan during a meeting between the leader and South Korean President ...
What Happened: The leaders of North and South Korea met to formally pledge peace between the two nations after nearly seven decades. What Really Happened: The phrase “history in the making” is definitely an overused one, and yet—how else to describe this? https://twitter.com/newsjean/status/ ...
The leaders of Asia's four biggest economies have been plenty busy of late. China's Xi Jinping is flirting with India's Narendra Modi. Japan's Shinzo Abe is engaged in a long game of diplomacy with South Korea's Moon Jae-in, as well as with Xi and Modi. Fascinating theatre all around. Important, too.

Mike Pompeo says US stands with Israel in fight against Iran, bats for 'Gulf unity' during West Asia visit · United Nations team visiting Bangladesh vows to work hard to resolve Rohingya crisis · Pope Francis lauds 'brave' commitment of North Korea and South Korea for nuclear-free peninsula · Rodrigo ...
After Friday's historic meeting between North and South Korean leaders pushing peace, leaders from around the world are praising the summit as “hopeful” and “brave.” NBC's Bill Neely reports for TODAY from Seoul, South Korea.
South Korea said on Saturday it had scrambled military jets to intercept a Chinese aircraft that had entered the South's air defence territory, less than two months after Seoul officially lodged a complaint over another incursion. The Chinese aircraft was believed to be a military reconnaissance plane and ...
President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said "things are going very well" as he prepares for an expected summit with the North's Kim Jong Un. Mattis and South ...
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas. Mr. Trump also said in a tweet Saturday morning that "things are going very well" as he prepares for an ...
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (left) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in shook hands Friday at the Military Demarcation Line that divides their ... The leaders of North and South Korea agreed to work toward a peace agreement to formally end the Korean War 68 years after it began, but Friday's ...
South Korea said on Saturday it had scrambled military jets to intercept a Chinese aircraft that had entered the South's air defense territory, less that two months after Seoul officially lodged a complaint over another incursion. The Chinese aircraft was believed to be a military reconnaissance plane and ...
On April 25, Indonesia officially received the second of its three submarines that it had ordered from South Korea in a delivery ceremony. The development once again put the spotlight on both the Southeast Asian state's capabilities as well as its relationship with Seoul in the defense realm. As I have noted ...
By James Griffiths (CNN). ILSAN, South Korea (CNN) — Leaders of the two Koreas have agreed to end the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased, in a wide-ranging joint announcement struck Friday, that includes working towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. South Korean ...
SEOUL, South Korea — As South Koreans prepare for their president to meet Kim Jong-un on Friday, many are left scratching their heads about the motives of a North Korean leader who has abruptly pivoted from threats of nuclear annihilation to offering warm peace overtures. Many older South Koreans ...
The U.S. and South Korea are likely to hold a summit next month ahead of a separate proposed summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could come as early as next month. That is according to remarks from an unnamed South Korean presidential official quoted by ...

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - The newly negotiated trade deal between the United States and South Korea shows that the new tariffs on steel and aluminum, which went into effect last week, are already paying dividends. Our ally South Korea had received a temporary exemption from the 25 percent tariffs on ...
SEOUL • South Korea has summoned Tokyo's ambassador to protest against new educational guidelines requiring high school students to be taught that disputed islands belong to Japan. Seoul has controlled the islets in the Sea of Japan, also known as East Sea, since 1945, when Tokyo's brutal colonial ...
Trump said the trade deal with South Korea, which is the first major trade agreement reached by his administration, is "a very strong card and I want to make sure everyone is treated fairly." Trump did not explain what leverage he thought the US would wield by holding up the trade deal with South Korea.
Trump did not explain what leverage the U.S. would achieve by holding up the trade deal with South Korea. The South Korean ... Trump may be suggesting that a prospective nuclear deal with North Korea is desired by South Korea, so by delaying it the U.S. could extract better trade terms with the South.
A decade-old idea of a Russian gas pipeline to South Korea via North Korea could be revived if the security situation on the Korean peninsula improves, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Friday. “Should the security situation on the Korean Peninsula improve, we will be able to ...
Apple is facing a 12.7 billion won ($US11.9 million) class action lawsuit from batterygate in South Korea. Law firm Hanuri, representing 63,767 consumers, filed a class action lawsuit against Cupertino for damages caused by the company's intentionally slowing down performances of older iPhone models ...
RICHFIELD, Ohio — President Trump heralded a new trade agreement with South Korea at his first public appearance in nearly a week on Thursday, but then immediately suggested that he might delay finalizing it while negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program. “I may hold it up until after a ...
A dollar can buy a pack of gum, a can of soda or a bag of chips. And in South Korea, it can buy an opportunity to sing karaoke. In South Korea, karaoke, locally called noraebang, has been a culturally important leisure activity for decades. Now it's evolving further to better meet singers' needs. So-called coin ...
SEOUL (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An estimated 5,000 Malaysians are working and staying illegally in South Korea, with the less fortunate ones forced to live like refugees and always on the run from the authorities. Lured by job advertisements that claimed they could make money hand over fist ...
Help wanted: Ambassadors. Management position requires great people skills and public speaking, dinners and cocktails with dignitaries. Occasional hazards include geopolitical crises. Apply at the White House. The job posting could be hung outside 44 of 188 U.S. embassies and international ...
South Korea is preparing a policy plan for ICOs, or initial coin offerings, opening the door for Korean companies to raise funds on the crypto-crazed market despite the government's prior reservations, The Korea Times reports. “The financial authorities have been talking to the country's tax agency, justice ...
South Korea's ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) could be eased in the coming months, according to a new report. CoinDesk reported in September that the country's Financial Services Commission had moved to prohibit the blockchain funding model. Yet a new report from the Korea Times suggests that ...
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea's sled hockey team proudly admits he's just happy to be here. After all, Choi Kwang Hyouk has come a long way. He escaped ...
South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong, front, walks to board an aircraft as he leaves for Pyongyang at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, Monday, March 5, 2018. A group of high-level South Korean officials has left for North Korea for talks on North Korea's nuclear program and ...
NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA TO HOLD DENUCLEARIZATION TALKS The meetings will be the first in over a decade. [Reuters] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]. TEXANS HEAD TO POLLS TODAY The Lone Star State is holding the first 2018 primaries, and turnout is being closely monitored. Democrats are ...
South Korea and the United States will enter talks for a new so-called Special Measures Agreement (SMA) on cost-sharing for the U.S. force presence on the Korean Peninsula. The agreement will be the 10th of its kind and will enter into force in 2019 once fully negotiated. The South Korean Foreign ...
The #MeToo movement claimed its biggest scalp in South Korea following the resignation of a prominent progressive politician. A day after he was accused of rape by his secretary, Ahn Hee-jung, governor of South Chungcheong province and one-time presidential hopeful, admitted wrongdoing (paywall) ...
North and South Korea have agreed to hold their first summit in more than a decade in late April, the South's presidential office said on Tuesday, according to media reports. The announcement comes after a senior delegation from South Korea met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on ...
Trump commented Tuesday on Twitter after the South Korean government announced that North Korea has agreed to halt tests of nuclear weapons and missiles if it holds talks with the United States on denuclearization and establishment of diplomatic relations. South Korea and North Korea have also ...
The presumed menace justifies our garrison of some 25,000 troops in South Korea, 65 years after the Korean War and a more than a quarter-century since the Cold War ended. It also justifies the US refusal to take up Kim's offer to negotiate. Our response has been: We don't trust you, so first give up your ...
North Korean state media released images and comments from Kim's dinner meeting with the South Korean officials, who included Seoul's national security chief Chung Eui-yong. South Korea confirmed the meeting, which it said lasted for four hours from 6 p.m. Monday local time and included Kim's wife Ri ...
(CNN) There's a new luxury island retreat opening this summer in Finland. But sorry fellas: it's for the ladies only. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) ...
SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's capital has closed an exhibition by poet Ko Un, long the country's hope for a Nobel Prize in literature, amid allegations of sexual misconduct and the government is considering removing his work from textbooks. Ko Un, who denied any "habitual misconduct" in a ...
The Pyeongchang Olympics were a ratings winner in host country South Korea, where far more viewers tuned in to the Winter Games compared to the number who watched the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The Pyeongchang Games were the first Olympics held in South Korea in 30 years, since the Summer ...
Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division train last year at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Paju, South Korea. ... The two leaders “acknowledged the desire for equitable cost sharing of United States military forces stationed in the Republic of Korea,” a joint statement said ...
SEOUL (XINHUA) - South Korean President Moon Jae In's approval rating rose for two straight weeks amid the continued dialogue mood between the two Koreas, a weekly survey showed Monday (Mar 5). According to the Realmeter poll, support for Moon gained 0.8 percentage points from a week earlier ...
"It is the consistent and principled position of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea),a to resolve issues in a diplomatic and peaceful way through dialogue and negotiation," North Korea state news agency KCNA quoted the ministry as saying. "The dialogue we desire is the one designed to ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met high-ranking South Korean officials, South Korean news agency Yonhap said. According to the South Korean presidential office, Kim hosted a dinner with South Korean President Jae-in's special envoys on Monday, Yonhap reported. It is believed to be the first ...
"The politicians and the big business are constantly having to dodge around the law in order to be successful," said Michael Breen, author of "The New Koreans: The Business, History and People of South Korea." "What's the thing that prevents you from being prosecuted? It's luck and good connections.".
With the Pyeongchang Games over, South Korea is beginning to deal with the long-term environmental consequences of hosting the Olympic Games. At the heart of the matter is the Jeongseon Alpine Center, built after 60,000 trees were removed from a mountain previously protected for its botanical ...
South Korea plans to send a special envoy to North Korea in response to an invitation from leader Kim Jong-un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told his US counterpart Donald Trump in a phone call on Thursday. The two presidents discussed the recent visits to the south by high-level North Korean ...
With the conclusion of this year's Winter Olympics, officials in South Korea are now considering how to redevelop a forest they razed to make way for a luxury resort, parking lots and a slope for ski events, the Associated Press reports. Experts say a restoration project would cost about $90 million over two decades, per the ...
But even if North Korea agrees to such a freeze, it is widely expected to demand that the United States reciprocate, perhaps by suspending its annual joint military exercises with South Korea, analysts said. It remains unclear whether Mr. Trump is ready to offer such a concession. Mr. Moon's government ...


 

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