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Foreign ministry decides to fire diplomat accused of leaking Moon-Trump talks

Foreign ministry decides to fire diplomat accused of leaking Moon-Trump talks

The foreign ministry decided Thursday to fire a diplomat for leaking the content of a phone conversation between President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump. The decision was made at the ministry’s disciplinary panel held earlier in the day, ministry spokesman Kim In-chul said. Another official who was also investigated for relaying the diplomat […]

S. Korea’s aid to N.K. will be used for most vulnerable people: WFP Seoul chief

S. Korea’s aid to N.K. will be used for most vulnerable people: WFP Seoul chief

The humanitarian assistance South Korea promised to provide to the North via the World Food Programme (WFP) will be used for the most vulnerable populations in the impoverished country, including women and children, the agency’s Seoul bureau chief said Thursday. Lim Hyong-Joon made the remarks during a seminar in Seoul, adding that around 50 monitoring […]

7 South Koreans killed, 19 missing in Hungary cruise sinking: foreign ministry

7 South Koreans killed, 19 missing in Hungary cruise sinking: foreign ministry

Seven South Koreans were killed and 19 others went missing after a tourist boat sank in Hungary’s Danube River, the foreign ministry here said Thursday. A total of 33 Koreans and two Hungarian crew members were aboard the cruise when it collided with another vessel and sank in the river in Budapest at around 9 […]

Jeju peace forum begins amid stalemate in U.S-N.K. nuke talks

Jeju peace forum begins amid stalemate in U.S-N.K. nuke talks

An international peace forum began on the southern resort island of Jeju on Wednesday, with a focus on ways to facilitate North Korea’s denuclearization and entrench a lasting peace on the peninsula, organizers said. The three-day Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity comes as Seoul seeks to create fresh momentum for the resumption of the […]

N. Korea closely monitoring Seoul’s DMZ demining, excavation work

N. Korea closely monitoring Seoul’s DMZ demining, excavation work

North Korea built a small observation post inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to closely monitor the demining and war remains excavation work under way south of the border, officers said Wednesday. Since April, the South Korean military has been carrying out the project to remove land mines and recover war remains on Arrowhead Ridge, a […]

Trump deflects criticism after supporting N.K. insult of Biden

Trump deflects criticism after supporting N.K. insult of Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday deflected criticism that he insulted a fellow American over a dictator when he agreed with North Korea’s harsh assessment of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Trump has come under fire since he made remarks on Twitter and during a press conference in Tokyo over the weekend that supported North […]

International lawyers’ groups to look into N.K. restaurant workers’ defection

International lawyers’ groups to look into N.K. restaurant workers’ defection

A team of international lawyers is pushing to visit Pyongyang in September to investigate a high-profile 2016 defection of a dozen North Korean restaurant workers, its representative said Tuesday. Two organizations — the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the Confederation of Lawyers of Asia and the Pacific — are planning to form a […]

Pence vows continued efforts to recover remains from N. Korea

Pence vows continued efforts to recover remains from N. Korea

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that the United States will not stop working to recover the remains of American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War. In a speech marking Memorial Day, Pence recounted the return of 55 cases of remains from North Korea last year following an agreement between its leader, Kim […]

Foreign ministry to seek criminal probe on diplomat accused of leaking Moon-Trump talks

Foreign ministry to seek criminal probe on diplomat accused of leaking Moon-Trump talks

The foreign ministry said Tuesday it will file criminal complaints against a diplomat and an opposition lawmaker for leaking the content of a phone conversation between President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump. The diplomat, who worked at the South Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C., was accused of telling Rep. Khang Hyo-shang of the […]

Trump urges Kim to seize chance to transform N.K. through denuclearization

Trump urges Kim to seize chance to transform N.K. through denuclearization

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to transform his impoverished country thorough denuclearization, saying “only bad” can happen with his nuclear arms. Trump also said that though some of his advisors think the North’s recent missile launches could have violated U.N. sanctions, he views them “differently” in a sign […]

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