North, South Korea fix April date for first summit in years

By Christine Kim SEOUL, March 29 :North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade on April 27, South Korean officials said on Thursday, after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged his commitment to denuclearisation as tensions ease between the old foes. South Korean government officials announced the date […]

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 […]

Malaysia further downgrading ties with N.Korea a year after airport assassination-sources

By Rozanna Latiff and A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 : One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government’s plans said. Kim Jong Nam was assassinated on Feb. 13, 2017 when two women smeared […]

Nations to consider more N.Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

By David Brunnstrom and David Ljunggren VANCOUVER, Jan 17 : Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not chose negotiations. A U.S.-hosted meeting of countries […]

China’s Xi supports progress in inter-Korean talks -S. Korea’s Blue House

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Jan 11 : – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday welcomed recent progress in inter-Korean talks during a telephone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the South’s Blue House said in a statement. At Tuesday’s talks, North Korea said it would attend the Winter Olympics in the South next month, […]