Two S.Korean media staff arrested at N.Korean ambassador’s home in Singapore

By John Geddie SINGAPORE, June 8 : Two South Korean media staff have been arrested for trespassing at the home of the North Korean ambassador to Singapore, police said on Friday, just days before a high-stakes summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in the city-state. Police said the men arrested on Thursday were […]

Trump dangles prospect of North Korean leader visit if summit successful

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Jun 8 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday held out the prospect of inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House if he deemed next week’s summit a success while also signaling he was willing to walk away if he thought talks did not go well. At […]

Japan PM seeks Trump’s assurances over North Korea in latest two-way chat

By Tim Kelly and Linda Sieg TOKYO, June 6 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, seeking to draw on his close ties with President Donald Trump in talks on Thursday, will urge the U.S. leader not to forget Tokyo’s security concerns in his drive for a historic deal with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. […]

Trump’s North Korea summit may bring peace declaration – but at a cost

By Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, June 5 : If Donald Trump’s summit next week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un produces a peace declaration formally ending the Korean War as he has suggested, it could give the U.S. president a big headline-grabbing, made-for-TV moment on the world stage. But the public relations […]

With khukris and assault rifles, Singapore’s Gurkhas to guard Trump-Kim summit

By Greg Torode and Dewey Sim SINGAPORE, June 5 : When U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their historic summit in Singapore later this month, they will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world – the Gurkhas of Nepal. While both […]

Syria’s Assad says will visit North Korea, news agency reports

By Josh Smith SEOUL, Jun 3 : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he plans to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean state media reported on Sunday, potentially the first meeting between Kim and another head of state in Pyongyang. “I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong Un,” […]