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North Korea's state media on Saturday trumpeted leader Kim Jong Un's "immortal achievement" a day after he met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and repeated past vows to remove nuclear weapons from the peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War. Despite the bold ...
To say the apparent breakthrough in relations between North Korea and South Korea could prove to be of major historical significance is an understatement, but the Middle East remains the geopolitical hot spot more likely to send ripples through global markets in the weeks ahead. Indeed, expectations ... Iran

While stock markets in Asia are breathing a sigh of relief after North and South Korea's leaders shared a friendly handshake and vowed to work toward wiping away nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula Friday, once high-flying defense stocks are taking the hit. On Friday, while the broader ...
It was a historic day with astonishing, at times overwhelming, visual displays of unity, prolonged hand-holding and stage-managed intimate moments mingled with sweeping grandiose statements. As the leaders of South and North Korea met in the village of Panmunjom on the demilitarised border zone ... Korea
NBC News: "The leaders of North and South Korea signed a declaration Friday stating there would be 'no more war' between the neighbors and agreeing to the common goal of 'complete denuclearization' on the Korean Peninsula." "The countries, which technically remain in a state of war, heralded ...

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and the South's president, Moon Jae-in, sat down to a historic summit after shaking hands over the military demarcation line, a gesture laden with symbolism. Korea summit: leaders vow to 'write new chapter' in peninsula's history · Matt Fidler. Fri 27 Apr 2018 ...
Kim Jong Un appeared to go off script twice during the beginning of a summit between the leaders of North and South Korea on Friday. Each moment of the diplomatic affair was carefully planned out, but Kim invited President Moon Jae-in to step across into North Korea, and later he appeared to ... South Korea
Some of Panmunjom's buildings are administered by North Korea, some by the United Nations and some by South Korea. The village has had its share of tensions and violence over the years, including an ax attack by North Korean soldiers against an American soldier in 1976. Two men were killed, and ...
Seth Rogen is known for blockbuster comedies like "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." But nothing got him more attention than when he took on North Korea and its leader in the irreverent comedy, "The Interview," which is about two tabloid journalists assigned to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong ...
The governments of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea "violate the human rights of those within their borders on a daily basis and are forces of instability as a result," Mr Sullivan said in a preface to the congressionally mandated report that documents human rights in nearly 200 countries and territories.
GM Korea, which includes four auto assembly plants and four engine plants, has been losing money for years. The automaker had been prepared to file bankruptcy Friday in South Korea when it failed to reach a cost-cutting deal in talks with its union by a company-imposed deadline. But it agreed late ...
A North Korea source, talking to CNN, said that Kim has finally decided to open a new chapter for his nation. President Donald Trump hailed the development. "North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site," Trump tweeted. "This is very good news for North Korea and ...
"The Chinese side believes that North Korea's decision will help ameliorate the situation on the peninsula," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on its website. "China welcomes this." North Korea's state media said earlier on Saturday the country would immediately halt nuclear and missile tests ...
North Korea has dropped its demand that American troops be removed from South Korea as a condition for giving up its nuclear weapons, South Korea's president said Thursday in presenting the idea to the United States. President Moon Jae-in portrayed the proposal as a concession on the eve of talks ...
If confirmed, the reversal could affect long-term U.S. military plans in the region and ease Washington's reluctance to strike a deal with North Korea. The U.S. is also “fighting very diligently” to negotiate the release of three Korean-American prisoners in North Korea, President Trump said. Above, South ...

After staking out a hawkish position on North Korea, Abe was caught on the back foot when Trump announced he was open to a summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Tokyo's previous warnings not to trust Pyongyang have been dropped as both Washington and Seoul barreled forward with engagement. Abe is ...
Western powers drew a red line on the use of chemical weapons in Syria and they acted on that, so "if the U.S. now says that it will not tolerate North Korea's offensive nuclear capabilities, Kim's government will have to take that statement seriously and consider potential military consequences," Wood ...
SEOUL: South Korea's finance minister said on Monday that public funds could only be used to support the South Korean auto unit of General Motors Co if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long-term. Speaking to reporters after a policy meeting in Seoul, Kim Dong-yeon said major ...
Pyongyang hit back at an “extremely provocative act” after Britain announced last week that a third vessel will be joining maneuvers to disrupt illicit trading between ships on open waters. Quoting a spokesman for the Korea-Europe Association, the Korea Central News Agency said that ntercepting vessels ...
Telcos to share not only fixed-line communication facilities but mobile communication facilities as well, as part of regulatory efforts to accelerate the introduction of 5G services. The move will help telcos to save time and reduce capex. Shift focus to 5G momentum rather than worry about possible rate ...
Though North Korea is widely seen as a regime notorious for its human-rights violations and bellicose rhetoric, like other countries, it observes several national and traditional holidays. North Korea's official holidays range from the birthday of its leaders, to its Thanksgiving Day based on the lunar calendar. Despite placing ...
As President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, prepare for an unprecedented summit, BBC Panorama investigates North Korean modern-day slavery in Europe. 2h ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Email; Share.
Kim Jong-un, the young leader of North Korea, just completed a trip to Beijing to discuss a variety of matters with the newly ensconced “Emperor for life,” Xi Jinping. Soothing statements were subsequently issued that denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was a very real possibility—so long as the ...
Mending fences with Beijing: Kim Jong-un of North Korea offered a warm welcome to the same senior Chinese envoy whom he had snubbed five months earlier. [The New York Times]. • Rohingya supporters and human rights groups cast doubt on the announcement by Myanmar that it had repatriated the ...
One of the great ironies of the military balance in the Koreas is the fact that South Korea operates more advanced Russian tanks than North Korea. This situation came about in the 1990s after Russia inherited a $1.5 billion debt to South Korea. A deal was made: Russia would give many items of then ...
"This is sort of the whole reason why North Korea has pursued nuclear weapons," Rodger Baker, VP of strategic analysis for the global intelligence firm Stratfor, told CNN. "The perception is (having nuclear weapons) reduces the likelihood of these types of punitive strikes." In the past, Pyongyang has ...
It was this disordered transition that Tim Franco, a photographer who splits his time between South Korea and China, decided to explore in a new portrait series called “Unperson.” A riff on an Orwellian construct from the novel “1984,” his work examines the “vaporization” of the defectors' past, which has left ...
As he prepares for possible talks with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un about controlling the North's nuclear weapons program, President Trump is facing his most complicated national security challenge so far. He has made the task far harder by threatening to blow up the only other recent deal to ...
The U.S. and South Korea have resumed joint military exercises after halting the drills during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Yonhap News Agency reported local time Sunday that field exercises had kicked off. Nearly 12,000 U.S. troops will join around 300,000 South Korean soldiers for the joint ...
Although nearly 300,000 South Korean troops and 24,000 American troops will take part, the drill will be a month shorter than usual and will not involve nuclear submarines. In the past, the drills have infuriated North Korea but correspondents say that this time Pyongyang is keeping relatively quiet. Mr Kim reportedly told ...
South Korea's government would like nothing better than a peaceful, no-drama relationship with North Korea, and the administration of President Moon Jae-in clearly hopes that new talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un may de-escalate tensions. However, Seoul must also must prepare for the ...
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet on April 27, officials from both Koreas agreed on Thursday. On the agenda are denuclearization, establishment of peace and improving inter-Korean relations, according to the South's Unification Minister Cho ...
Kono had intended to discuss the city's implementation of sanctions imposed on North Korea, including ways of stepping up inspection of ships, among other issues, but the Hong Kong government source told the Post that Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor had taken it off the table for their ...
President Donald Trump said Friday his administration was “very close” to finalizing trade talks with South Korea — suggesting that his broader concerns over the free trade agreement between the two countries could also be resolved soon. "We're going to have a wonderful deal with a wonderful ally. We're ...
In South Korea, it's not abnormal for workers to slave away for 12 hours a day. Workers burn themselves out to show they are diligent and dedicated. The country's crazy work culture fueled South Korea's economic boom, but it's now taking a toll on its people — birth rates have plummeted (Korea stands at ...
The meeting between Moon and Kim is just a warm-up for the main event, however, with US President Donald Trump accepting an invitation to meet with the North Korean leader sometime before the end of May. It will be the first time a sitting US president has met with a member of North Korea's ruling Kim ...
On May 7, 2017, two days before Moon Jae-in's historic election as South Korea's president, I interviewed the former human-rights lawyer after he spoke to a campaign rally in Gwangju, the industrial city in Korea's southwest famous for its 1980 citizens' uprising against a US-backed military government.
At the time, many analysts put this shift in attitude down to personal rapport between Trump and Xi, and Washington's desire for China's assistance in tackling the North Korea issue which has dogged Trump since his election. Trump prefaced his trade action this week by insisting he views China as a ...
Finland's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said that talks between representatives from North Korea, the U.S. and South Korea were “constructive” and were academic in nature. According to Helsinki, the meetings took place on Monday and Tuesday and were also attended by EU and UN observers.
In 2017 the Company—which includes Kia, Korea's second-largest car manufacturer when it was purchased in 1998, and Genesis Motors, Hyundai's luxury-vehicle division until 2015 that has since become a standalone marque—missed its global sales target by one million vehicles. That dropped Hyundai ...
South Korea's telecommunications regulator is fining Facebook 396 million won (approximately $396,706) for slowing users' connections in 2016 and 2017. ABC News reports that the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) began investigating Facebook's actions last May and determined that the ...
South Korea's telecom authority is fining Facebook 396 million won (approximately $369,705) for slowing down user internet connections in 2016 and 2017. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) began investigating Facebook last May and found that the company had illegally limited user access, ...
In an editorial Wednesday, the broadcaster warned conservatives in the US and South Korea were attempting to derail talks by "peddling groundless stories distorting the truth." "It is really an expression of small-mindedness for the riff-raffs to spoil the atmosphere, and say this or that, even before the parties ...
North Korea is contending that its recent "dialogue peace offensive" with the United States and South Korea is the result of national strength, not pressure from international economic sanctions aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. A state television commentary late Tuesday did not ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. A new Communist takeover, Boris Johnson's Hitler comment, and Mark Zuckerberg's highly anticipated moment. Here's what you need to know: Photo. Credit Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press. • Party power. China issued a blueprint ...
SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Wednesday that he and President Trump could sit down for a three-way summit meeting with Kim Jong-un if their individual meetings with the North Korean leader on denuclearizing his country proceed well in the coming weeks.
South Korea is preparing an inter-Korean dialogue with its communist neighbours to the north and, "depending on the outcome, it may lead to a three-way summit of the South, North and US," said Moon. The focus of a potential summit would centre on nuclear disarmament, the president said. "We must ...
The prospect of a possible breakthrough summit between Washington and Pyongyang has left Tokyo jittery that U.S. President Donald Trump, under his banner of “America First,” may settle for a major policy compromise that prioritizes U.S. homeland security while disregarding allied Japan's vulnerability ...


 

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