Two Koreas hold military talks as U.S. detects activity at N.Korea missile factory

By Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee SEOUL, July 31 : North and South Korea held military talks to build trust on Tuesday, while the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory, casting more suspicion over the North’s intentions. The meeting, their second since June, held in the border village of Panmunjom […]

Indonesia invites North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Asian Games

By Fergus Jensen JAKARTA, July 31 : Indonesia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta in August following a similar invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, officials said. North and South Korea are likely to be a focal point of the Games, […]

Two Koreas hold military talks as US detects activity at N.Korea missile factory

By Joyce Lee and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, July 31 : North and South Korea held military talks on Tuesday amid rising tensions after the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory. The meeting, their second since June, held in the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ), was designed […]

US detects new activity at N.Korea factory that built ICBMs -source

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, July 31 : US spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, a senior US official said on Monday, in the midst of talks to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arms. Photos […]

Clear evidence of humanitarian need” in North Korea – UN aid chief

By Josh Smith SEOUL, July 11 : There is “very clear evidence of humanitarian need” in North Korea, the top UN aid official has said during the first visit of its kind to the isolated country since 2011. UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock arrived in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on Monday. He met […]

Pompeo to land in NKorea seeking initial list of nuclear sites for declaration

By Hyonhee Shin and John Walcott SEOUL/WASHINGTON, July 6 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit North Korea on Friday, seeking to secure the remains of some 200 US troops missing from the Korean War and initial agreement on the North’s nuclear facilities to be declared. Pompeo is expected to land in Pyongyang […]