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Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the United States, China and North Korea agree in principle on declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and Seoul will push to make it happen. Moon was speaking at a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison after bilateral summit talks in Canberra. […]

North Korea severs diplomatic ties with Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur deplores decision

North Korea severs diplomatic ties with Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur deplores decision

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia denounces the decision as unfriendly and unconstructive, disrespecting the spirit of mutual respect and good neighbourly relations among members of the international community, said the ministry in a statement on Friday. Malaysia is now compelled by the decision of the North Korean government to close the Malaysian Embassy in Pyongyang, which operation […]

North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea

North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea

SEOUL: A North Korean diplomat has defected to South Korea while serving as the acting chief of mission at the country’s embassy in Kuwait, a source said Monday. Ryu Hyun-woo, who had served as the embassy’s charge d’affaires since Ambassador So Chang-sik was expelled from Kuwait after a U.N. resolution was adopted in 2017, entered […]

North Korea leader apologizes to South Koreans for ‘unsavory’ shooting case

North Korea leader apologizes to South Koreans for ‘unsavory’ shooting case

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has offered an apology to the South Korean people for the killing of a fellow citizen by its military earlier this week, Cheong Wa Dae announced Friday. In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim’s message that he feels “very sorry” for greatly “disappointing” President […]

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

  SEOUL: A North Korean defector was caught on military surveillance equipment as he fled across the border to his communist homeland, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The border crossing by the 24-year-old man, surnamed Kim, became known after North Korea revealed Sunday that a “runaway” returned home in the border city of […]

North Korea blows up joint liaison office in Kaesong

North Korea blows up joint liaison office in Kaesong

SEOUL: North Korea blew up the inter-Korean joint liaison office in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday, sharply escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula after near-daily threats to punish Seoul over anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets. The surprise explosion sparked concern that the communist nation could put other threats against the South into action, including taking […]

North Korea’s official newspaper warns of immediate, powerful strike against threats

North Korea’s official newspaper warns of immediate, powerful strike against threats

Seoul: North Korea’s official newspaper said Friday that any attempt to infringe upon the communist state’s dignity and survival should be met by an “immediate and powerful” strike, calling for all-out efforts to build up its national defense capability. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened at a key party meeting in late December that the […]

North Korea passes ball into U.S. court, leaves room for both dialogue, provocation: experts

North Korea passes ball into U.S. court, leaves room for both dialogue, provocation: experts

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to have passed the ball into the United States’ court with a New Year’s message that warned of “shocking actual action” and a “new strategic weapon” but still stopped short of abandoning negotiations altogether, experts said. Convening a four-day ruling party session through Tuesday, Kim said he sees […]

North Korea could announce end to nuke talks later this month: think tank

North Korea could announce end to nuke talks later this month: think tank

  Seoul: North Korea could announce an end to denuclearization talks with the United States when it convenes a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party later this month, a state-run think tank said Friday. The North said last week it will convene a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the WPK later this month […]

North Korea blasts Trump’s warning, says it has nothing more to lose

North Korea blasts Trump’s warning, says it has nothing more to lose

Seoul: North Korea has nothing more to lose, a senior Pyongyang official said Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that the communist nation could lose everything if it engages in hostile acts. Kim Yong-chol, a former North Korean nuclear negotiator, made the remarks in a statement carried by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, […]

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