North Korea says it’s still open to talks after Trump cancels summit

By Josh Smith and Christine Kim SEOUL, May 25 : North Korea said on Friday it was still open to talks with the United States after President Donald Trump called off a summit with leader Kim Jong Un, saying it hoped the “Trump formula” could resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons programme. Trump on […]

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear bomb test site

By Christine Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON, May 13 : North Korea has scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear bomb test site for sometime between May 23 and 25 in order to uphold its pledge to discontinue nuclear tests, the country’s state media reported on Saturday a month ahead of a historic summit. The official […]

North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

By Soyoung Kim and Cynthia Kim SEOUL, Apr 21 : North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North’s state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

N.Korean diplomat heads to Finland ahead of possible U.S. talks

By Yuna Park and Joseph Campbell SEOUL/BEIJING, March 18 : A senior North Korean diplomat left for Finland on Sunday for talks with former U.S. and South Korean officials, Yonhap News Agency reported, amid a series of diplomatic encounters ahead of a possible U.S.-North Korean summit. North Korea is pursuing its nuclear and missile programmes […]

South Korea aims for high-level talks about talks with North

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Mar 16 : South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began on Friday, the presidential chief of staff said, while officials in the South expressed interest in a separate summit with the United States. If North Korea agrees to the talks, they […]

N.Korea says willing to hold talks with U.S. and halt nuclear pursuit while negotiations last-South

By Christine Kim SEOUL, March 6 : North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, the South said on Tuesday after a delegation returned from the North where it met leader Kim Jong Un. North and South Korea, still […]