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Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in on Monday called on North Korea and the United States to seize the current chance to achieve denuclearization and lasting peace, as Seoul and Washington are wrapping up their combined military drills. The allies kicked off the “command-post” exercise on August 5. In response, North Korea demonstrated its own firepower with […]

North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea: JCS

Seoul: North Korea fired two unidentified short-range projectiles into the East Sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, the sixth such launch in about three weeks. The firing came shortly after a warning that North Korea could end dialogue with South Korea in apparent protest against the Seoul-Washington military exercise and Seoul’s defense plan, announced […]

Trump: N.K. leader called within 10 minutes after DMZ tweet

Trump: N.K. leader called within 10 minutes after DMZ tweet

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called him “within 10 minutes” after he tweeted an invitation to meet at the inter-Korean border in June. Trump was talking about his use of Twitter as a messaging platform when he cited the tweet he sent to Kim on June 29 […]

S.K. agency provides N.K. defectors psychological therapy for traumatic memories

S.K. agency provides N.K. defectors psychological therapy for traumatic memories

  Seoul: Around two years ago, nearly 20 years after she escaped from North Korea, Kim Young-sook (alias) was suddenly overcome by traumatic memories of life-or-death experiences, and she knew she could not handle it on her own. Her memories of crossing the thinly-frozen Tumen River into China in 1998, having left her family behind […]

Trump says N. Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than ‘smaller ones’

Trump says N. Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than ‘smaller ones’

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than “smaller ones,” in an apparent attempt to keep the hope for dialogue with the North alive despite its recent test-firing of short-range ballistic missiles. Trump made the remark in an interview with Fox News a day after the North fired two […]

N. Korea fires 2 short-range missiles into East Sea: JCS

N. Korea fires 2 short-range missiles into East Sea: JCS

North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range missiles toward the East Sea in what appears to be a move designed to put pressure on the United States and draw more concessions ahead of its possible nuclear talks with Washington. “North Korea fired one short-range missile at around 5:34 a.m. and the other at 5:57 a.m., […]

Seoul keeps eye on situation as tensions escalate over N.K. missiles

Seoul keeps eye on situation as tensions escalate over N.K. missiles

South Korea will keep a close watch on the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula, a unification ministry official said Thursday, as uncertainty has grown over the prospect of inter-Korean relations with the North’s firing of short-range missiles. Earlier in the morning, North Korea launched two short-range missiles into the East Sea. It came less […]

N. Korea refusing to accept Seoul’s food aid over allies’ joint military drill

N. Korea refusing to accept Seoul’s food aid over allies’ joint military drill

North Korea is refusing to accept food assistance from South Korea, citing Seoul’s planned joint military exercise with the United States, a unification ministry official said Wednesday. The North delivered the message during its working-level talks with the World Food Programme (WFP), through which Seoul intended to deliver the promised 50,000 tons of rice. “It […]

Pompeo says he hopes N.K. takes different position in talks

Pompeo says he hopes N.K. takes different position in talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he hopes North Korea takes a different position when the two sides resume nuclear talks. In a series of interviews with U.S. media outlets, the top U.S. diplomat also expressed hope the talks will begin “soon.” The comments come after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean […]

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of South and North Korea are expected to meet at an international peace conference in the Philippines this week amid a growing diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo over wartime forced labor and economic retaliation, conference organizers said Tuesday. The government of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea’s most populous province that surrounds Seoul, and the […]

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