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Discussions on sanctions exemptions under way for Seoul’s food aid for N. Korea

Discussions on sanctions exemptions under way for Seoul’s food aid for N. Korea

Discussions are currently underway with the United States to get sanctions exemptions for South Korea’s plan to send food aid to North Korea, a government source here said Thursday. The Seoul government and the World Food Programme (WFP) are trying to secure ships that will be used to transport 50,000 tons of rice to the […]

South Korea to face North Korea as groups finalized for 2022 World Cup

South Korea to face North Korea as groups finalized for 2022 World Cup

Kuala Lumpur: South Korea and North Korea will face off in the Round Two draw of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The two Koreas were drawn in Group H alongside Lebanon, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. The draw, conducted by FIFA Director of Competitions Christian Unger and Australian legend Tim Cahill, was […]

N. Korea changes constitution to make Kim Jong-un official head of state

N. Korea changes constitution to make Kim Jong-un official head of state

North Korea has revised its constitution to stipulate that leader Kim Jong-un is the official head of state, according to a state media outlet. The new constitution, revised in April’s Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) session, states that the chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC), the communist state’s highest seat of power, serves as its […]

U.S. mulling 12- to 18-month sanctions relief in exchange for Yongbyon, nuclear freeze: source

U.S. mulling 12- to 18-month sanctions relief in exchange for Yongbyon, nuclear freeze: source

The United States is considering offering a 12- to 18-month suspension of certain sanctions on North Korea in exchange for the dismantlement of its main nuclear facility and a freeze of the entire nuclear program, a source close to White House deliberations on North Korea said Thursday. The potential offer would see the suspension of […]

China takes positive view of Trump-Kim meeting at Panmunjom: envoy

China takes positive view of Trump-Kim meeting at Panmunjom: envoy

China has a positive view of the recent surprise meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom as it has created the momentum for positive change in the situation of the Korean Peninsula, Beijing’s top envoy in Seoul said Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Qiu […]

S. Korean son of late N.K. party chairwoman arrives in Pyongyang for permanent residence

S. Korean son of late N.K. party chairwoman arrives in Pyongyang for permanent residence

A South Korean son of Ryu Mi-yong, the late chairwoman of a North Korean minor political party, has arrived in Pyongyang to live in the communist country for good, a North Korean propaganda media outlet said Sunday. Ryu and her husband, Choe Tok-sin, who served as foreign minister in South Korea during the 1960s, emigrated […]

FM says ‘complete denuclearization’ remains S. Korea’s goal

FM says ‘complete denuclearization’ remains S. Korea’s goal

South Korea’s goal in the North Korean nuclear issue is none other than complete denuclearization, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday, amid speculation that the United States may settle for a nuclear freeze. Talk of a nuclear freeze rose significantly after a New York Times report that U.S. officials may abandon their goal of getting […]

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

The historic meeting held at the inter-Korean border between the leaders of the two Koreas and the United States will serve as a “turning point” in nuclear talks and contribute to advancing inter-Korean relations, the unification ministry said Monday. On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a one-on-one meeting […]

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump held a “historic meeting” at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas and agreed to resume dialogue for denuclearization, the North’s official news agency reported Monday.   During the meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ on Sunday, they “agreed to […]

From world’s most dangerous border to symbol of peace, DMZ making new history

From world’s most dangerous border to symbol of peace, DMZ making new history

The world’s spotlight was on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas and the truce village of Panmunjom on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a surprise encounter there. In accordance with the armistice agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, the DMZ was established by […]

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