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"South Korea has an innate interest to provide the most benevolent interpretation of what North Korea said," said Yun, who pointed out that by Tuesday afternoon North Korean officials had yet to publicly comment on the apparent progress. KCNAKim Jong Un meeting South Korean officials in Pyongyang, ...
In a sit-down with a South Korean delegation, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un reportedly said he wishes to "write a new history of national reunification." As Newsy previously reported, the meeting was unprecedented. It was the first time Kim met officials from the South in person since taking control of the ...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grins, just on the verge of a belly laugh, as he grasps the hand of a visiting South Korean official. He sits at a wide conference table and beams as the envoys look on deferentially. He smiles broadly again at dinner, his wife at his side, the ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grins, just on the verge of a belly laugh, as he grasps the hand of a visiting South Korean official. He sits at a wide conference table and beams as the envoys look on deferentially. He smiles broadly again at dinner, his wife at his side, the South ...
(CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a dinner for a high-ranking South Korean delegation in Pyongyang on Monday, according to a South Korean government official. It's believed to be the first time the young leader has spoken face-to-face with officials from the South since he took power in ...
North Korea will suspend all weapons testing during the summit in April and has shown a clear intent to denuclearize, a South Korean delegate said, according to media reports. North Korea also said it was open to talking to the U.S. about scrapping nuclear weapons and normalize ties, according to the ...

North Korea is willing to hold talks with the U.S. on denuclearization and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, South Korea said. ... Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it was his "firm will to vigorously advance" inter-Korean ties and ...
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 ...
March 5, 2018 Seoul, South Korea--Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in planned to meet Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the start of a ... After the Pyongyang trip, Chung's delegation is to fly to the US to brief officials about the outcome of the talks with North Korean officials.
A 10-member South Korean delegation met face-to-face with Kim Jong Un for the first time in history on Monday -- and the talks could set the tone for later US ... Since the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, North Korea has been much more open to inter-Korean talks, with Kim Jong Un even ...
Following this week's visit, two of the envoys -- the head of the National Security Office in South Korea and the intelligence chief -- are expected to go to the United States to brief government officials. South Korean media say there will likely be a briefing for H.R. McMaster, President Trump's national ...
Why would the South Korean government foot the bill for a North Korean propaganda campaign at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics? Certainly this question seems a valid one given the $2.64 million budget that South Korea's Ministry of Unification designated for members of the North Korean Olympic ...
The story resonates today as South Korea embarks on the creation of a what defense officials have described as a new "decapitation unit" -- something seen as a much-needed defense against its nuclear-armed neighbor. "The message is if North Korea attacks South Korea with nuclear weapons, South ...
South Korean president Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co's (GM) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there. GM announced last week it will shutter the plant in the city of Gunsan, ...
South Korea is reportedly preparing a lavish reception for Ivanka Trump's visit next week, the kind that would usually be reserved for a first lady of head of state. ... According to the newspaper, officials plan to flatter Ivanka by having South Korean president Moon Jae In accompany her to watch a skiing competition, and by ...
(Seoul) -- South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Saturday met with senior North Korean officials including leader Kim Jong Un's sister over lunch at Seoul's presidential palace in the most significant diplomatic encounter between the rivals in years. The luncheon at the Blue House came after Kim Yo ...
With drums, K-pop dancers and pyrotechnics, South Korea kicked off the Winter Olympics. Today's opening ceremony in Pyeongchang was frosty in temperature but symbolized a warming of relations between the two Koreas. NPR's Melissa Block reports. MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: It was a bone-chilling ...

Seoul (Korea HERALD/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - Yet another sexual harassment scandal is brewing in South Korea, this time around Kumho Asiana ... The new allegations come after a South Korean public prosecutor went public with a story of being sexually harassed by a senior official and then ...
The Miryang fire is now South Korea's worst since 2003, when an arson attack on a subway station in the southeastern city of Daegu killed 192 people. Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of the January blaze, but preliminary inspections have suggested possible defects in wiring in the ceiling ...
"This case once again shows why the South Korean judiciary does not have the people's trust when it comes to cases involving chaebol chieftains." Samsung is arguably South Korea's brightest corporate success story, as the country transformed from a war-torn agrarian economy into a global export ...
Seoul, South Korea -- North Korea plans to send a high-level government delegation to South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics this week, South Korean officials said on Sunday. The 22-member delegation will be led by Kim Yong-nam, the president of the Presidium of North ...
Islamabad (AP) - A Pakistani official says thirteen Pakistanis have been identified among some ninety illegal migrants on a boat that capsized off Libya's coast. Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman, Mohammad Faisal, said Sunday that the bodies of 13 Pakistanis have been identified through documents ...
Seoul officials say North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South Korea this week amid Olympic cooperation. By The Associated Press. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Feb 4, 2018, 10:15 AM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Seoul officials say North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South ...
4 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday accused South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo of trying to scuttle ... and hostility toward the fellow countrymen could scuttle the efforts for improving the inter-Korean relations," said the official daily of the ruling workers' ...
WASHINGTON -- Soon U.S. service members deploying to South Korea may not be allowed to bring their families with them. Top Pentagon officials ... Trump did not raise the issue during a phone call Friday with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, a senior administration official said. The official said the ...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence embarks on a trip this week to Northeast Asia meant to enhance his profile -- he plans to visit as many as 10 countries this year -- and to help counter North Korea's charm offensive at the Winter Olympics. "I think a lot of vice presidents in the past have gone ceremoniously ...
People walk past the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics mascot Bandabi in Gangneung, South Korea February 3, 2018. ... For months, South Korean president Moon Jae-in has sought North Korea's participation in the hopes it will ease tensions between the still officially warring nations and prevent ...
WASHINGTON -- Soon U.S. service members deploying to South Korea may not be allowed to bring their families with them. Top Pentagon officials ... Trump did not raise the issue during a phone call Friday with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, a senior administration official said. The official said the ...
United Nations - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that it is "absolutely essential" for key players to hold "serious" talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis to build on a thaw in relations between Pyongyang and Seoul. Guterres will pay an official visit to South Korea in the coming week for ...
The drop in the price of bitcoin in South Korea has been led by weeks of speculation and misinformation about the South Korean government's stance on cryptocurrency trade in the country. Early in January 2018, a South Korean official in the justice ministry made a sweeping statement that suggested a ...
GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- A pair of smiling North Korean skaters carried out lifts, death spirals and other difficult moves during practices ahead of the ... South Korean officials say they view the two as support staff though some social media and online message boards speculated they might be security ...
At almost every turn, South Korea has had to go great lengths to make sure its hospitalities don't run afoul of sanctions or other laws, according to several South Korean officials. Just raising the North Korean flag alongside other national banners in the Olympic Villages required an exemption from South ...
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that he is bolstering military options so that negotiators will have leverage in talks with North Korea over its nuclear program, talks that have yet to be scheduled but continue to be the goal of U.S. and South Korean officials. "Diplomacy should impose reason on ...
South Korean president Moon Jae-in comforts a relative of a victim of a hospital blaze at a memorial altar for the victims in Miryang, South Korea, ... There were scenes of despair and anger, with relatives sobbing uncontrollably and screaming at government officials who came to pay their respects.
South Korea is preparing to host hundreds of North Koreans during the Olympics, including officials, Athletes, artists, journalists and a 230-member cheering group. Liberal South Korean president Moon Jae-in sees the Games as an opportunity to resume meaningful contact with the North following an ...
A fire official says the death toll from a hospital fire in South Korea has risen to 31. By The Associated Press. Seoul, South Korea -- Jan 25, 2018, 9:03 PM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. A fire official says the death toll from a hospital fire in South Korea has risen to 31.
South Korean financial authorities in cooperation with Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KFIU) created a task force to oversee cryptocurrency ... and cryptocurrency market have been outraged by insider trading initiated by government officials working for the South Korea Financial Services Commission.
A health official says the death toll from a South Korean hospital fire has increased to 39. By The Associated Press. Seoul, South Korea -- Jan 25, 2018, 11:33 PM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. A health official says the death toll from a South Korean hospital fire has increased to 39.
Agency officials said the death toll could increase. Details of the fire including its cause were unknown. But local Miryang fire officials said they put out the blaze at 10:26 a.m., nearly three hours after it started at the first-floor emergency room of the hospital. A National Fire Agency official said many of the ...
Western intelligence officials cited by Reuters said the North had repeatedly shipped coal to Russian ports, where it was unloaded and then passed along to South Korea and Japan. Representatives of the Russian and Japanese foreign ministries did not respond to Reuters' requests for comment, while ...
... cooperation between North and South Korea" after a joint meeting of government and political parties, Reuters reports. It also called for a reduction in military tensions between the two countries. Context: South Korean president Moon Jae-in campaigned on reducing tensions with North Korea, and has been a supporter of ...
The Winter Olympic games will take place in South Korea next month and, in an unexpected development, North Korea is planning to attend. As part of the agreement, South Korea's ski team will spend a short time training in the North, so Southern officials have begun a rare three-day trip over the border to ...
Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by ... South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyun on Saturday said that the countries could hopefully reschedule a visit soon.
South Korea is particularly known for its heavy speculation in cryptocurrency, with the nation driving a huge chunk of daily trade volumes. Seoul is still considering appropriate measures to rein in crypto speculation, but officials have not committed to any new course of action. Last month, government ...
On January 18th the chairman of South Korea's Fair Trade Commission Kim Sang-jo stated during a radio show that shutting down cryptocurrency exchanges is not realistic. During the interview, chairman Kim went as far as to say that banning cryptocurrency trading is "not realistic at all," and warned the ...
Among South Korean officials, there's confusion about why Cha's nomination isn't moving forward given the stakes and tensions on the peninsula, a person familiar with the situation said. They're getting no explanations from the administration, sources tell CNN, and among themselves, think the problem ...
The past week of confusion and friction over cryptocurrency regulation in South Korea continues to unfold as accusations surface of government officials practicing insider trading, local news source Chosun reports. According to the local reports on Thursday, Jan. 18, some government officials from the ...
During their third day of talks at the border in about a week, senior officials reached a package of agreements including fielding a joint women's ice hockey ... But there are worries in South Korea that adding new players less than a month before the Olympics will weaken the team and deprive South Korean ...
Hong Kong -- North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to march their Athletes together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter ... number would be determined in Switzerland on Saturday, when the International Olympic Committee is to bring together North and South Korean officials.
Beginning Monday, Seoul officials waived public transport fees during commuter hours as the daily average density of ultra-fine dust remained above 50 micrograms per cubic meter -- a level that's widely considered harmful. Authorities have also limited car use for public employees, closed 360 parking ...


 

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