Dream comes true for S.Korea’s Moon: Trekking Mt Paektu with Kim Jong Un

By Joyce Lee SEOUL, Sept 20 : South Korean President Moon Jae-in will clear a top item off his bucket list on Thursday: Climbing Mount Paektu in North Korea with its leader Kim Jong Un. After the two leaders pledged new steps aimed at salvaging nuclear talks, South Korea made a surprise announcement that Moon […]

N.Korea’s Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

By Hyonhee Shin and Soyoung Kim SEOUL, Sept 19 : North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear programme. After a summit in Pyongyang, Kim […]

Leaders of two Koreas begin one-on-one summit to unlock nuclear talks

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Sep 19 : Leaders of South and North Korea held one-on-one talks on the second day of their summit on Wednesday, aiming to announce steps to rekindle stalled negotiations on the North’s nuclear programme and deepen bilateral ties. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in kicked […]

Two Koreas aim for agreement to unlock nuclear talks

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Sept 19 : Leaders of South and North Korea plan to announce steps aimed at rekindling stalled nuclear talks and deepening bilateral ties after they meet for a second day of summit talks on Wednesday in the North’s capital Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon […]

Cuddled in Kim Jong Un’s arms’: North Koreans envisage unification ahead of summit

By Josh Smith PYONGYANG, Sept 17 : Sixteen-year-old Ri Jin Ryong, a member of North Korea’s paramilitary Worker-Peasant Red Guards militia, says he has one message for South Koreans if the two countries ever reunite. “I will spread the word about how wonderful it is to be in our dear Marshal Kim Jong Un’s arms,” […]

Hopes rise as two Koreas open liaison office on North’s side of border

By Joyce Lee SEOUL, Sept 14 : North and South Korea opened a liaison office on the North’s side of their heavily militarised border on Friday, setting up a permanent channel of communication as part of a flurry of efforts to end their decades old rivalry. Steps by North and South Korea to improve their […]