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South Korea, US to announce suspension of major military drills this week

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL: South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday. Citing an unnamed government source, the South Korean news agency said the suspension […]

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Kim Jong Un could give up ICBMs but keep some nuclear forces

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL, South Korea: After years of effort to develop nuclear missiles that can target the US mainland, is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really ready to pack them away in a deal with President Donald Trump? Perhaps, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean Pyongyang is abandoning its nuclear ambitions entirely. Tuesday’s meeting in Singapore between […]

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Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong meets DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SINGAPORE, June 10 (Xinhua) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), here on Sunday. Kim is here for the summit with U.S. President Donald Trump which is […]

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Trump arrives in Singapore for summit with Kim Jong Un

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SINGAPORE, June 10 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore Sunday evening for a summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on Tuesday. It will be the first meeting […]

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Trump calls for an end to Russia’s expulsion from G7

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has called for an end to Russia’s expulsion from the G7, as he prepared to fly to Canada to attend part of the three-day conference. Russia was ousted from the elite group in 2014 as punishment for President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. […]

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Denuclearization – The great divide for Kim-Trump summit

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL: The issue at the top of US President Donald Trump’s agenda for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is also the most complicated — denuclearization. Pyongyang’s decades-long pursuit of atomic weapons and the means to deliver them to the US have seen it subjected to multiple rounds of sanctions by the […]

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Trump confirms senior North Korean official en route to US

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that a senior North Korean official is en route to New York as part of preparations for the planned summit with Kim Jong Un. “We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, […]

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North Korean leader ‘unsure if he can trust’ US

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL: North Korean leader wants a “successful” summit with the U.S. president next month, but Kim Jong-un is yet to be convinced he can actually trust Washington to hold up any potential agreement, South Korean president said Sunday. Moon Jae-in made the remarks at a briefing following surprise border talks with Kim a day earlier, their […]

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U.S., S.Korea express hopes on U.S-DPRK summit

By   /  May 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Xinhua) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and visiting South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said here Friday that they are looking forward to the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and top leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un. During a joint press conference with his South […]

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Trump welcomes freed Korean-Americans’ return to US

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

JOINT BASE ANDREWS: Three Korean-Americans who were detained in North Korea for more than a year were greeted by President Donald Trump beneath a giant American flag after they returned to the mainland US early Thursday. Despite a middle-of-the-night landing, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and a host of senior administration officials […]

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