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South Korea's Moon Jae-in and North Korea's Kim Jong-un shook hands at the start of the first meeting between Korean leaders in over 10 years. ... to the summit to end the history of conflict and joked he was sorry for keeping Moon up with his late night missile tests, a South Korean official told Reuters.
On the other hand, 'cryptocurrency might potentially threaten fiat currencies' said South Korea's Minister of Finance and Strategy. Minister Kim Yong-Jin stated in a financial conference held at InterContinental Seoul that the crypto market is expanding and growing exponentially while also gaining stability.

High-stakes summit: The leaders of North and South Korea are meeting for the first time in more than a decade. Historic handshake: Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to cross the demilitarized zone (DMZ) into South Korean territory since fighting ended in the Korean War. He shook South ...
... become his country's version of Deng Xiaoping, according to former South Korean unification minister Jeong Se-hyun. Speaking to SCMP before the highly anticipated inter-Korean summit on April 27, Jeong gave insights into Kim's motives for taking a more conciliatory approach toward South Korea and ...
North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official. Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and ...
Do, the South Korean official, was optimistic about the talks, pointing to a consensus among major powers that the situation on the Peninsula had been deteriorating dangerously. "If it doesn't work out, it's bad for everyone, to South Korea, China, North Korea and the US," he said. "If it does work out, ...

Don't fall for Kim Jong-un's 'trap' by offering concessions with nothing in return, former South Korea foreign minister warns ... international community should not fall into a familiar North Korean trap of making concessions without getting anything in return, a former South Korean foreign minister has warned.
"We swiftly removed potential conflicts between the two countries at a time when close cooperation between South Korea and the United States is more important than ever," a second senior Blue House official said. All the South Korean officials interviewed by Reuters asked not to be named due to the ...
Officials said South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom. ... South Korea's Unification Minister told reporters Thursday that an important part of the summit will be setting up discussions between the leaders on denuclearization of the ...
“Disclosing the details is likely to take some steam off (the review),” a government official told Reuters." "South Korea, along with China, avoided the currency-manipulator label in twice-yearly U.S. Treasury report, but was kept on a currency “monitoring list”." "The finance ministry said the ongoing ...
WASHINGTON: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "taking stock" of US President Donald Trump's surprise decision to accept his invitation for talks on denuclearising the Korean peninsula, South Korea's foreign minister said in an interview that aired on Sunday (Mar 18). There has been no public North ...
An official at state-funded Korea Development Bank, which holds a 17 percent stake in GM Korea, said the meeting took place on Monday. GM said last month that it would shut one of its factories in South Korea and decide on the fate of the three remaining plants in the coming weeks, a decision it said will depend on the ...
SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong will embark on his third trip to Washington, D.C. in less than a month to make a last-ditch effort to get ... South Korea's imports of Chinese steel also fell 21 percent in 2017 compared with a year ago, according to the trade ministry.
The most likely venue will be a neutral location, with China, Japan, South Korea or UN offices in Geneva or New York possible. Christopher Hill, a former US ambassador to North Korea, said: “My advice would be the President should not journey to Pyongyang. "Nor should he invite Kim Jong-un to ...
China, which appears to have been left on the sidelines as South Korea has orchestrated the rapprochement with the North, attempted to take partial credit for ... South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will also be traveling, as she visits Washington this week to meet with US Secretary of State Rex ...
A Blue House official told reporters earlier on Sunday the truce village of Panmunjom at the inter-Korean border is a strong candidate for the U.S.-North Korea summit. Kim will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom before the end of April for the first inter-Korean summit in more than ...
The announcement comes after a White House briefing by South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong that included an invitation from Kim. “President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization,” Chung said outside the West Wing.

At left is South Korea National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon. (AFP). President Donald Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim Jong Un by May, a top South Korean official said Thursday, in a remarkable turnaround in relations between two ...
People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, meeting with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. After years of refusal, North Korean leader Kim ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who've repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North ...
President Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May for direct talks about that country's nuclear arms and long-range missile programs, according to a senior South Korean official. Such a meeting would be the first between an American president and a North Korean ...
The participation of North Korea in the Games changed the perception of the South Korean public. “As the worsening relations between the two Koreas and the provocations prolonged, this led to the Korean general public to think poorly of North Korea,” Mr Koo said. “But as the female ice hockey team ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with a member of the special delegation of South Korea's President in this photo released by North ... will depart for Washington on Thursday to brief U.S. officials on the outcome of their meeting, a South Korean administration official said on Wednesday.
The Chinese aircraft flew for more than four hours inside South Korea's air defense identification zone (KADIZ) Tuesday, prompting the South to scramble multiple fighter jets to track it, a South Korean defense official told Reuters. China's Ambassador Qiu Guohong was told the military jet's flight into South ...
GENEVA (AP) — South Korea's foreign minister says North Korea's sixth nuclear test and 20 ballistic missile launches last year amount to a “blatant affront” to the United Nations' nuclear test ban treaty. Kang Kyung-wha called on governments Tuesday to make a “strong, united commitment” to ...
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has yet to decide how to regulate the cryptocurrency market, a senior government official said on Tuesday. “The government hasn't made any conclusion yet. Sufficient consultations should come first,” Hong Nam-ki, minister of office for government policy coordination, told ...
South Korean President Moon Jae In welcomed the delegation with a dinner banquet at his official residence, the Blue House, Cheong Wa Dae. ... Ivanka Trump, left, flashes the heart sign next to South Korea's first lady Kim Jung-sook and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha as they watch the ...
The point of these sanctions, an official said, is not just to punish the rouge nation, but to raise "the cost of doing business with North Korea" for other countries. "The President is clearly frustrated, and rightly so, over efforts that have failed in the past and also over the uptick in testing and the advancements ...
FILE PHOTO - South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Seoul, South Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) February 10, 2018. KCNA/via REUTERS Reuters.
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa will deliver a speech on North Korean human rights issues at a meeting of the UN Human Rights ... was the subject of some speculation in South Korea, given ongoing inter-Korean rapprochement and joint participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
General Motors has proposed an investment of $2.8 billion into its loss-making South Korean operations over the next 10 years and has asked Seoul to provide its share of the funds, a South Korean government official said on Wednesday. The U.S. automaker announced last week it would shut down a ...
South Korea's Unification Minister insists North Korea does intend on talking with the US on denuclearising the Korean peninsula. There are reports that the South Korean President Moon Jae-in tried to organise a meeting on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics last weekend with the Korean delegation and ...
The 22-member delegation will be led by Kim Yong-nam, the president of the Presidium of North Korean Parliament, the South Korean government ... to meet with Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, who will lead their countries' Olympic delegations to South Korea.
South Korea's government is hitting the country's cryptocurrency exchanges with massive tax demands, in its latest attempt to rein in the booming and volatile sector. According to a finance ministry official, cited in a Yonhap report on Monday, South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges will this year need to ...
The talks were held last week when Telangana information technology and industries minister K.T. Rama Rao, along with other state government officials, visited Japan and South Korea and held bilateral discussions with companies to invest in the state in upcoming projects like the Pharma city and the ...
Government officials employed by South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service (FSC) have been outed for insider trading, according to CCN. Allegedly, these insiders sold bitcoin just before Justice Minister Park Sang-ki warned that cryptocurrency exchanges could be shut down. // -- Discuss and ask ...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2018 — Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and South Korean Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk met at the Pentagon today and “reaffirmed the ironclad nature of the alliance and the importance of maintaining vigilance and unity in the face of North Korean aggression,” Defense ...
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 ...
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 ...
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wary of 'reckless' North Korea's offer to enter Winter Olympics with South Korea ... Following a briefing at a defence base outside Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Turnbull urged the world to remain “clear-eyed” and to maintain pressure.
South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with "clear eyes" amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. "We have to make the most" of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told the BBC. The two ...
South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, center right, shakes hands with AP. South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, center right, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Jon Jong Su during their meeting at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South ...
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says its talks with North Korea are a "significant first step toward restoring inter-Korean relations." But Kang says that despite the overtures, North Korea has yet to show any intention to fulfill its obligations on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Seoul (CNN) North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag, the South said .... South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said the talks were a "significant step" but acknowledged the serious challenges ahead: "Despite these ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will join officials from 16 other countries for the meeting on Tuesday. Canada and the United States are jointly hosting the meeting ...
15 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of Mongolia and South Korea on Monday agreed to make more efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, ... Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Hurelsukh and South Korean President Moon Jae-in reached the consensus during their talks at the South Korean ...
South Korea's women's ice hockey team was the first to be singled out for possible integration with North Koreans, with Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan saying the government would ask Olympic ... And the South Korean team's first tournament in the Olympics is only three weeks away," the official said.
The high demand from South Korean investors has created what investors call a "kimchi premium," the extra price the South Koreans have to pay to buy digital currencies, sold in South Korea at higher than the average global prices. Last week, the justice minister's remark that the country will ban bitcoin ...
Kuwait strives to benefit from South Korea's audit expertise - official ... SAB has chosen to learn from BAI's audit experience due to the South Korean body's high excellence in construction and environment projects control and audit, and distinctive use of IT system in its actions. Al-Otaibi mentioned that SAB ...
That same day, justice minister Park Sang-ki said that the government was preparing a bill that would ban trading on domestic cryptoasset exchanges. ... 28, the currency lost over $1,000 in value when the South Korean government issued a statement warning “virtual coins cannot play a role as actual ...


 

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