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North Korea says it sent ultimatum to South Korea over Mount Kumgang project

North Korea says it sent ultimatum to South Korea over Mount Kumgang project

Seoul: North Korea sent an ultimatum to South Korea earlier this week that it will unilaterally remove the South-built facilities from its Mount Kumgang resort unless Seoul tears them down on its own, Pyongyang’s official news agency reported Friday. The North’s tough stance suggests little room for inter-Korean negotiations that South Korea has sought in […]

Allies working on ‘contingency plans’ over N. Korea’s year-end deadline ultimatum: Cheong Wa Dae

Allies working on ‘contingency plans’ over N. Korea’s year-end deadline ultimatum: Cheong Wa Dae

Seoul: The United States is trying hard to coax North Korea into restarting nuclear talks, as South Korea is also quite “serious” about the year-end deadline set by Pyongyang, a top Cheong Wa Dae official said Sunday. The North has emphasized that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump should change tack and put forward […]

South Korea deports two North Koreans accused of killing 16 fellow crew members

South Korea deports two North Koreans accused of killing 16 fellow crew members

Seoul: South Korea deported two North Koreans back to the communist nation after learning that they killed 16 fellow crew members on their fishing boat and fled to the South, the unification ministry said Thursday. The two in their 20s were sent back to the North at around 3:10 p.m. through the truce village of […]

North Korea fires two short-range projectiles toward East

North Korea fires two short-range projectiles toward East

Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from a western region toward the East Sea on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, amid a lack of progress in denuclearization talks with the United States and chilled inter-Korean ties. The projectiles were fired at 4:35 p.m. and 4:38 p.m. from areas in the […]

Korea warns U.S. against ignoring year-end deadline on Trump-Kim friendship

Korea warns U.S. against ignoring year-end deadline on Trump-Kim friendship

Seoul: North Korea said Sunday it would be mistaken for the United States to ignore a year-end deadline on nuclear negotiations by exploiting close personal relations between leaders of the two countries. The North also warned that relations between the countries can “fall into a state of belligerency” if there is no substantial progress. “The […]

Bizarre buildup, then odd finish to ‘Korean Derby’ in football World Cup qualification

Bizarre buildup, then odd finish to ‘Korean Derby’ in football World Cup qualification

Seoul: The bizarre show has finally ended, albeit with an unexpected twist. South Korea’s scoreless draw with North Korea in their World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang on Tuesday wasn’t the result they had hoped for, but at least it brought a merciful end to the overriding sense of strangeness surrounding the much-anticipated contest. The Group […]

EU nations condemn N.K. missile test, urge meaningful talks with U.S.

EU nations condemn N.K. missile test, urge meaningful talks with U.S.

New York: European Union members of the U.N. Security Council have condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch as a clear violation of U.N. resolutions and urged the regime to engage in “meaningful” denuclearization negotiations with the United States. Britain, France, Germany, Poland and Belgium, as well as Estonia, which joins the council in January, issued […]

U.S.-N.K. nuclear talks end in conflicting assessments

U.S.-N.K. nuclear talks end in conflicting assessments

  Washington: The United States and North Korea ended working-level denuclearization negotiations in Sweden Saturday, with the North declaring a breakdown of talks and the U.S. characterizing the discussions as “good.” Negotiators from the two sides met in Stockholm to resume denuclearization talks that had stalled since the collapse of February’s second summit between U.S. […]

U.S., North Korea resume nuclear talks in Sweden after monthslong hiatus

U.S., North Korea resume nuclear talks in Sweden after monthslong hiatus

Stockholm: The United States and North Korea resumed working-level nuclear talks in Sweden on Saturday after a monthslong hiatus, amid cautious optimism and lingering skepticism over the prospects of a compromise. The talks marked their first formal negotiation since February’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi collapsed […]

U.S., North Korea to resume working-level nuclear talks in Sweden

U.S., North Korea to resume working-level nuclear talks in Sweden

Stockholm: The United States and North Korea were set to resume working-level nuclear talks in Sweden on Saturday, after their preliminary meeting the previous day. The talks will mark their first formal negotiation since February’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi ended without a deal due to […]

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