US says won’t hesitate to impose sanctions over fuel to N. Korea

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Sept 23: The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures. North Korea […]

First two U.S. troops from N.Korean remains identified

By Phil Stewart JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Sept 11 : The U.S. military has identified the first two American troops from 55 boxes of human remains from the 1950-53 Korean War that North Korea handed over in July, the agency leading the analysis said on Monday. The identities are expected to be officially announced in […]

Trump expecting ‘positive’ letter from N.Korea’s Kim Jong Un soon

By Steve Holland ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 8 : U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which he believes will be positive, is on its way to him, a day after expressing fresh optimism about a denuclearization deal. “I know that a letter is being […]

Hello, stranger: South Koreans recount awkward reunions with families in North

By Hyun Young Yi SEOUL, Aug 30 : There were no tearful hugs when 81-year-old South Korean Jung Hak-soon met her North Korean nephew and sister-in-law for the first time. Instead, she says, she just wanted to return home. “It was like I met someone I don’t know at all,” said Jung, who was among […]

N.Korea state media urges U.S. to drop sanctions

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Aug 6 : North Korean state media called on Monday for the United States to drop sanctions, saying Pyongyang had demonstrated good faith by ending its nuclear weapons testing and handing over the remains of U.S. troops killed in the Korean War. The statements came just days after a confidential United […]

NKorea alarmed by US attitudes but committed to nuclear deal

By Jack Kim and John Geddie SINGAPORE, Aug 4 : North Korea’s foreign minister said on Saturday he was increasingly alarmed by U.S. attitudes towards the isolated state but said it remained firm in its determination to implement the nuclear deal it reached with Washington in June. The United States and North Korea pledged to […]