South Korea’s Moon calls for quick resumption of nuke talks

World 03/04/19, 02:29

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that Seoul will actively try to get the nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang quickly back on track. Moon made the comments as he led a National Security Council meeting in Seoul to discuss South Korea's diplomatic strategy following the breakdown of a high-stakes ...

Infantino says joint Korean Women’s World Cup bid possible

Sports 03/03/19, 17:10

A joint World Cup bid by North and South Korea is being talked up by FIFA President Gianni Infantino."I have been hearing for the Women's World Cup in 2023, the two Koreas," Infantino said. "I have been hearing that. It would be great." A combined Olympic bid is already in the ...

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

World 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 ...

South Korea says failure to reach nuclear deal ‘unfortunate’

World 02/28/19, 07:58

South Korea described the breakdown of nuclear talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday as unfortunate, but expressed hope that the two countries can continue an active dialogue. The collapse of the Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam is a setback for South Korean President Moon ...

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

Politics 02/22/19, 00:47

As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's decades-long military alliance with South Korea could be at stake. Much of this worry is linked to Trump's repeated assertions that the ...

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon’s presidency

World 02/20/19, 20:06

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of the U.S.-North Korean summits. But following months of stalemate on North Korea nuclear talks, Moon's presidency faces a crucial moment, with President Donald Trump ...

Trump says he’s in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

Politics 02/19/19, 16:04

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit. "I have no pressing time schedule," Trump said. Trump said his second meeting with ...

Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

Politics 02/15/19, 15:09

Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a dialogue with the reclusive country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "gave me the most beautiful copy ...

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

World 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, ...

Hopes high for concrete results from 2nd Kim-Trump summit

World 02/06/19, 04:03

Governments across Asia on Wednesday expressed hope that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam will produce concrete results that would lead to complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump announced in his State of the Union address that the summit will ...

Former South Korean governor convicted of sexual abuse

World 02/01/19, 04:10

A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High Court official said Ahn Hee-jung was found guilty on ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 01/10/19, 22:55

Indian Sikh devotees pay respects at a temple in Jammu, India, to mark the birthday of spiritual leader Guru Gobind Singh.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Filipino Roman Catholics jostle for a chance to kiss and rub with towels the image of the Black Nazarene as it ...

S.Korea wants sanction exemptions to restart N.Korea projects

World 01/09/19, 21:11

South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested Thursday that he'll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with North Korea. The comments, if pursued before South Korea's ally Washington is ready, could weaken ties with the United States and complicate efforts to rid the North of its nuclear weapons. Moon ...

PHOTOS: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ventures abroad

World 01/08/19, 03:54

For more than six years, the leader of North Korea remained cloistered inside his country. Then Kim Jong Un emerged. His arrival in Beijing on Tuesday marked his sixth foreign visit in less than 10 months. His travels started in China in March 2018, followed one month later with a step ...

Seoul hopes Kim’s China trip leads to 2nd Kim-Trump summit

World 01/08/19, 01:27

South Korea says it hopes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China will act as a "stepping stone" for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom made the comments a few hours after Kim arrived in Beijing on Tuesday aboard a ...

Koreas celebrate joint railway

World 12/26/18, 07:20

North and South Korea held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to mark the start of a joint project to connect railways throughout the divided peninsula

Koreas hold groundbreaking ceremony for railway project

World 12/25/18, 20:38

South Korean officials have traveled to North Korea by train to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for an aspirational project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South. Wednesday's ceremony at the North Korean border town of Kaesong comes weeks after the Koreas conducted a joint survey ...

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