US balks as Venezuela heads up UN-backed disarmament body

America 05/28/19, 10:50

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations' main disarmament body walked out of its session on Tuesday to protest that Venezuela had taken the chair. The move by Robert Wood, who insisted "a rogue state" was taking over, came shortly after Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Valero began hosting a public plenary session ...

N.Korea says talks won’t resume unless US changes position

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 07:35

North Korea says nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what the North describes as unilateral demands for disarmament. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Friday carried comments by an unnamed spokesman of the North's Foreign Ministry who accused the U.S. ...

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 09:20

North Korea fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Saturday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said. South Korea's military has bolstered its surveillance in case there are additional weapons launches, and South Korean and U.S. authorities are analyzing the details. If it's confirmed that ...

North Korea test-fires a new tactical guided weapon

Asia & Pacific 04/17/19, 17:49

North Korea has test-fired a "new-type tactical guided weapon," its state media announced Thursday, a move that could be an attempt to register the country's displeasure with currently deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted negotiations to collapse. The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, observed the firing ...

US: North Korean nuke work ‘inconsistent’ with disarmament

Politics 03/27/19, 11:12

North Korea's work on nuclear weapons and missiles is "inconsistent" with its stated intent to move toward nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula, the commander of American and allied forces in South Korea said Wednesday. Army Gen. Robert Abrams, in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, also said he has ...

North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Politics 03/06/19, 19:26

North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy service. The finding follows a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim ...

S.Korea’s Moon plans to discuss inter-Korean projects with US

Asia & Pacific 02/28/19, 22:02

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Seoul plans to discuss with Washington the possibility of restarting joint inter-Korean economic projects to induce nuclear disarmament from North Korea. Moon's comments during a nationally televised speech on Friday came a day after a high-stakes nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean ...

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un boards train to summit

Asia & Pacific 02/23/19, 23:09

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump, state media confirmed. Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, who has been a key negotiator in talks with the U.S., and Kim Yo Jong, the leader's sister, the North's ...

Merkel defends Iran stance, urges China to join arms talks

Europe 02/16/19, 06:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and urged China to join future disarmament efforts.Merkel's comments at the Munich Security Conference, ...

South hopeful, wary, but nuke talks crucial for Korean ties

Asia & Pacific 02/07/19, 19:56

South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often-belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to President Donald Trump's announcement that he will hold a second nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But for liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in, ...

Costa Rica ex-leader Oscar Arias accused of sexual assault

America 02/05/19, 14:13

Costa Rican former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist.Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of any woman and has fought for gender equality ...

Korean border troops verify removal of each other’s posts

Asia & Pacific 12/12/18, 03:37

Dozens of North and South Korean soldiers crossed over the world's most heavily armed border Wednesday as they inspected the sites of their rival's front-line guard posts to verify they'd been removed, part of inter-Korean engagement efforts that come amid stalled U.S.-North Korea nuclear disarmament talks.Soldiers from the two Koreas ...

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 ...

SKorea approves NKorea deals amid conservative opposition

World 10/23/18, 05:54

The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month.The step is largely seen as an effort by Moon to show he's determined to carry out the deals despite growing skepticism about whether his ...

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