S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

World 10/31/18, 22:11

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.During a speech before parliament, Moon said that a second North Korea-U.S. summit is "near at ...

US envoy confidant about achieving N. Korea denuclearization

Politics 10/28/18, 23:28

The top U.S. envoy for North Korea has expressed confidence about achieving North Korea's nuclear disarmament. There are worries about the slow pace of nuclear diplomacy since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's fourth trip to Pyongyang earlier this month. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, shakes hands with U.S. special ...

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

China 10/22/18, 22:20

Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the two countries.The White House's move to expand Washington's dispute with Beijing beyond trade and technology and ...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

World 10/10/18, 03:26

Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, South Korea's foreign minister said Wednesday.During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha said the government is reviewing whether to lift sanctions South ...

Update: South Korea considers lifting sanctions on North

World 10/10/18, 02:25

The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local):3:10 p.m.South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis.Kang ...

Pompeo says ‘dawn of new day’ with North Korea

World 09/27/18, 11:14

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the world stands at the "dawn of a new day" in relations with North Korea.He told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that President Donald Trump's diplomatic breakthrough with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has led to a point where the nuclear threat ...

Small question, big consequences: Is N. Korea a nuke power?

World 09/26/18, 04:10

As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial but often overlooked question looms: Is North Korea actually a nuclear power?Kim and his well-amplified propaganda specialists certainly say it is. And most casual observers, ...

Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace

World 09/25/18, 03:56

As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold.Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in Idlib have ...

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