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Xi’s visit to N. Korea may help restart nuclear talks with U.S.

Xi’s visit to N. Korea may help restart nuclear talks with U.S.

Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to North Korea, his first as China’s leader, signals to the United States a possible opportunity to resume nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has held talks with Xi before and after major diplomatic events, including his first and second summits with U.S. President Donald Trump. During the […]

Cheong Wa Dae says inter-Korean summit is not a must before G-20

Cheong Wa Dae says inter-Korean summit is not a must before G-20

South Korea’s presidential office publicly toned down its expectations for another inter-Korean summit Tuesday, a day after Beijing and Pyongyang announced this week’s bilateral summit. Attending the Oslo Forum in the Norwegian capital last week, President Moon Jae-in expressed his desire to meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before U.S. President Donald Trump […]

White House on Xi’s N.K. visit: Focus is on denuclearization

White House on Xi’s N.K. visit: Focus is on denuclearization

  Adding weight to the theory is the current stalemate in denuclearization negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. No working-level talks have taken place since Trump and Kim abruptly ended their second summit in February without an agreement. Trump said last week, however, that he had received another “beautiful” letter from the North Korean leader and […]

N.K. leader says negotiations with U.S. are first step to recognition as nuclear power: report

N.K. leader says negotiations with U.S. are first step to recognition as nuclear power: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told military leaders last year that talks with the United States are the “first step” to solidifying Pyongyang’s status as a nuclear power, a news report said Monday. Kim made the remarks in a meeting with key military commanders, Voice of America reported, citing a purported confidential document that the […]

Moon to address Swedish parliament on denuclearization, peace

Moon to address Swedish parliament on denuclearization, peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will deliver another major speech on the Korea peace process Friday on a visit to Stockholm, his office said. In the Parliament House address with the theme of “The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and trust for peace,” Moon plans to emphasize the need for North Korea to abandon its […]

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

South Korean President Moon Jae-in voiced hope Wednesday that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the peninsula at the end of this month. Moon’s offer came amid renewed expectations for a possible breakthrough in efforts to restart nuclear talks following the news of Kim’s […]

Young N. Korean defectors aim high by studying English

Young N. Korean defectors aim high by studying English

On a recent Friday morning, a small number of mostly teenaged students trained their eyes on their American teacher, repeating short English sentences after her and raising their hands from time to time to ask questions. At a glance, they look no different from ordinary students in South Korea, where parents are known for their […]

N. Korea to deliver condolence message, flowers for late first lady’s funeral

N. Korea to deliver condolence message, flowers for late first lady’s funeral

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will deliver a condolence message and flowers to South Korea at the border village of Panmunjom on Wednesday over the death of former South Korean first lady Lee Hee-ho, the unification ministry said. The North informed the South through their joint liaison office in the North’s border […]

Trump disputes report of N.K. officials’ execution

Trump disputes report of N.K. officials’ execution

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday disputed a news report that North Korea has executed its nuclear negotiators over the collapse of February’s summit between the two countries. South Korea’s conservative Chosun Ilbo reported last week that North Korea had executed its special representative for the U.S., Kim Hyok-chol, along with four officials of the […]

Top aide to N.K. leader appears in public despite rumors of purge

Top aide to N.K. leader appears in public despite rumors of purge

A top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched an art troupe’s performance together with the leader, Pyongyang’s state media reported Monday, belying rumors that he was purged for the leader’s embarrassing no-deal summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim Yong-chol, who served as Pyongyang’s chief interlocutor and counterpart of U.S. Secretary of State […]

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