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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 […]

Trump makes history by briefly stepping into N. Korea in meeting with Kim

Trump makes history by briefly stepping into N. Korea in meeting with Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump made history Sunday as he stepped into North Korea over the inter-Korean border in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to become the first American president ever to set foot on the soil of the communist nation, which is still technically at war with the U.S. In a dark navy suit with a […]

Trump says he exchanged ‘very friendly’ letters with Kim

Trump says he exchanged ‘very friendly’ letters with Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he exchanged “very friendly” letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Kim sent a letter to Trump earlier this month amid a deadlock in negotiations to dismantle the North’s nuclear weapons program. Trump responded with a letter “of excellent content,” the North’s state media said Sunday, raising hopes of […]

U.S. names N. Korea worst human trafficking nation for 17th year

U.S. names N. Korea worst human trafficking nation for 17th year

The United States on Thursday designated North Korea as one of the worst human trafficking nations for the 17th consecutive year. The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report placed North Korea among the lowest Tier 3 countries, along with China, Iran, and Russia, among others. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out the […]

N. Korea building monument for 2017 missile launch: U.S. monitor

N. Korea building monument for 2017 missile launch: U.S. monitor

North Korea appears to be building a monument to mark the first launch of its Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile in May 2017, a U.S. monitor said Thursday, citing satellite imagery. The Center for Strategic and International Studies said satellite imagery from May 24 shows the probable construction of a monument at the launch site […]

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail: Russian Communist Party leader

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail: Russian Communist Party leader

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail, said Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in an interview with People’s Daily. Some U.S. politicians are just used to stifling their competitors, and are trying to sabotage Chinese economy by a variety of tools including sanctions, […]

S. Korea, China hold economic cooperation talks amid U.S. campaign against Huawei

S. Korea, China hold economic cooperation talks amid U.S. campaign against Huawei

South Korea and China held their annual vice-ministerial economic cooperation talks Wednesday amid a U.S. campaign to push allies to shun Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho and officials from other related ministries met with a Chinese delegation headed by Beijing’s Assistant Minister of Commerce Li Chenggang at the 23rd […]

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 […]

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 […]

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