S.Korea sending envoys to N.Korea as Trump suggests U.S. willing to talk

By Josh Smith SEOUL, Mar 4 : South Korea will dispatch a delegation led by senior security officials for a two-day visit to North Korea starting Monday, the presidential Blue House announced Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump hinted that he is ready to talk to Pyongyang. For its part, North Korea said it was […]

US prepares high-seas crackdown on NKorea sanctions evaders – sources

By Matt Spetalnick, Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Feb 24 : The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said. […]

S.Korea says talks to hold postponed military drill with U.S. moving forward

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Feb 20 : Talks to stage a postponed military drill between South Korea and the United States are moving forward, South Korea’s Unification Minister said on Tuesday. The United States and South Korea had agreed to push back the regular joint military drill until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics being hosted […]

UN political affairs chief to visit North Korea this week

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 4 : The United Nations’ political affairs chief will visit North Korea this week, making the highest-level visit by a U.N. official in more than six years as tensions grip the region over Pyongyang’s nuclear and weapons programs. Jeffrey Feltman, a former senior U.S. State Department official, will visit […]

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula with S Korean, Japanese fighter jets

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Oct 11 : The US military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday amid high tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, South Korea’s military said. The two B-1B bombers were accompanied by two F-15K fighters from the […]

S.Korea expects more N.Korea provocations mid-October

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Sept 28 : South Korea expects North Korea to engage in more provocative action next month to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of its communist party and China’s all-important Communist Party Congress. In a meeting with President Moon Jae-in on Thursday, national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said he expected […]