S. Korea’s Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un’s wishes

World 12/02/18, 22:30

South Korea's president says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. North Korea has sought security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from international sanctions. President Moon Jae-in's office quoted Moon ...

Koreas survey North’s railways in hopes of joining networks

World 11/29/18, 19:54

South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. The weeks-long inspections, which will see South Korean cars running on North Korean tracks for the first time in a decade, ...

Koreas gain UN sanctions exemption for joint rail survey

World 11/23/18, 21:39

South Korea said Saturday that the United Nations Security Council granted an exemption to sanctions that will allow surveys on North Korean railroad sections the Koreas want to connect with the South. The surveys would require the South to bring to the North fuel and a variety of goods, including possibly ...

Kim Jong Un slow walks nuke talks, woos SKorean investors

World 11/07/18, 21:14

While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slow walks nuclear talks with the U.S., he is moving full-speed ahead on his top priority — undermining international support for sanctions against its nuclear program.In this Oct. 23, 2018, photo, a woman rides her bicycle through the Mount Kumgang resort area in ...

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 ...

S.Korea’s war on fake news raises concern of censorship

World 10/25/18, 21:21

South Korea has declared a crackdown against supposed "fake news" flourishing online, vowing to use its criminal laws to curb what officials have proclaimed a threat to democracy.FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean protesters hold banners during a rally against the summit between South Korean ...

UN expert says North Korea’s rights abysmal despite summits

Asia & Pacific 10/23/18, 11:47

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summits with the presidents of South Korea and the United States have not changed his country's abysmal human rights record, the U.N. independent investigator on human rights in the isolated Asian nation said Tuesday.Speaking at a news conference, Tomas Ojea Quintana said he is ...

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 ...

Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea, the first ever

Europe 10/18/18, 09:11

South Korea's president has met with Pope Francis in a private audience, and his office says that the pontiff indicated his willingness to visit North Korea. The South Korean presidential office said in a statement Thursday that President Moon Jae-in "conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's desire for a papal ...

South Korean leader in Rome, praises pope’s peace message

Europe 10/17/18, 01:20

South Korea's president thanked Pope Francis for promoting peace and dialogue on Wednesday as he arrived in Italy for a papal audience, where he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for Francis to visit.President Moon Jae-in meets with Francis on Thursday. He spends Wednesday ...

Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

World 10/15/18, 23:18

North and South Korea and the U.S.-led United Nations Command are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. South Korea's Defense Ministry said that Tuesday's talks at the Panmunjom border village mark the first meeting ...

South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France

Europe 10/15/18, 12:18

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues.Moon, on a state visit to France, said he considers France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, as a key partner in efforts toward peace with North Korea.South Korean President ...

Korean gov’t ministers meet to discuss post-summit specifics

World 10/14/18, 21:49

The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.South Korea said Monday's talks will be aimed at finding ways to carry out peace agreements announced after the summit last month between South Korean President ...

Bishop: Possible pope trip to North Korea ‘a gigantic step’

Europe 10/11/18, 09:39

A South Korean bishop says a visit by Pope Francis to North Korea would mark a "gigantic step" for peace on the peninsula but that there are many issues about religious freedom that must be resolved. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is expected to relay North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's ...

Koreas hold high-level peace talks in Pyongyang

World 10/05/18, 06:27

The Koreas have held a high-level meeting in North Korea's capital to discuss the implementation of agreements from a summit last month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam speaks during an event marking the 11th ...

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, ...

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