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 […]

U.S. ready to restart talks with N. Korea, seeks denuclearization by 2021

By Lesley Wroughton and Hyonhee Shin WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Sept 19 : – The United States is ready to engage in talks with North Korea “immediately,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, with the aim of completing North Korea’s denuclearization by January 2021. Pompeo’s announcement demonstrated the Trump administration’s apparent eagerness to seize on […]

U.S. ready to restart talks with North Korea immediately -Pompeo

By Hyonhee Shin and John Walcott SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Sept 19 : The United States is ready to restart negotiations with North Korea “immediately”, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, with the aim of completing North Korea’s denuclearization by January 2021. Pompeo said he had invited North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to […]

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 […]

South Koreans arrive in North amid stalled denuclearisation talks

By Joyce Lee and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Sept 5 : South Korean envoys held talks in North Korea on Wednesday to finalise details on a third North-South summit to be held this month amid stalled talks on denuclearisation between the North and the United States. South Korean officials hope the one-day visit will revive momentum […]