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Tue, May 21, 2019 | 09:39
Harris: there is 'no good enough deal'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un must now decide whether to move forward with the stalled nuclear dialogue with the United States, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris said Monday. “I believe that President Donald Trump has made his position very clear to Chairman Kim,” Harris said during a meeting with main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) chief Hwang Kyo-ahn. “And...
| 2019-04-22 16:52
[INTERVIEW] 'Phased steps can build trust with North Korea'
LKP declares all-out struggle against Moon
President Moon Jae-in appointed two disputed nominees as Constitutional Court justices Friday, despite a fierce objection from conservative parties. The appointments of the liberal-minded Lee Mi-sun and Moon Hyung-bae as new Constitutional Court members drew an immediate political backlash. The largest conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) vowed to stage an all-out protest a...
| 2019-04-19 17:01
Moon appoints two disputed justices
North Korea test-fires 'new guided weapon'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched the test-firing of his regime's “new tactical guided weapon,” the country's state-run media reported Thursday. The launch was an apparent move to raise the pressure on Washington amid deadlocked nuclear negotiations between the two sides. On Wednesday, Kim visited the Academy of Defense Science to oversee the testing of the new type of ...
| 2019-04-18 21:13
Korea, Turkmenistan to boost energy ties
President Moon Jae-in agreed Wednesday to develop energy-related infrastructure in Turkmenistan during a summit with the latter's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Wednesday. “We expect more Korean companies to participate in energy and plant businesses led by the Turkmenistan government,” Moon said in a post-summit joint press release.
| 2019-04-17 21:27
US envoy visits Russia as Putin poised to meet North Korean leader
Stephen Biegun, the United States special representative for North Korea, embarked on a two-day trip to Russia, Wednesday, for talks with Russian officials on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. “Stephen Biegun will travel to Moscow April 17 and 18 to meet with Russian officials to discuss efforts to advance the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea,...
| 2019-04-17 16:41
Foreign ministry to create bureau to deal with China
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will create a new bureau that will exclusively deal with China-related affairs under an organizational restructuring plan. It will also set up a new bureau to handle 10 countries from the ASEAN bloc, and a division to handle the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC)sanctions on North Korea.
| 2019-04-16 17:13
North Korea may have declined offer for special envoy
Speculation is growing that North Korea may have refused an offer from President Moon Jae-in to send a special envoy to prepare for a possible summit. This comes after President Moon Jae-in offered Monday to hold an inter-Korean summit without commenting on plans to send a delegation to arrange topics and schedule for what could be Moon’s fourth meeting with North Korean lead...
| 2019-04-16 17:11
No rush to resume talks with North Korea: Trump
North Korea wants to buy Russian civil aircraft, report says
North Korea wants to buy new Russian passenger planes to improve safety on air routes between Pyongyang and Vladivostok. Sergei Neverov, who is leading a Russian parliamentary delegation to Pyongyang, said the North's foreign ministry showed interest in buying the Russian planes during a recent meeting there, Russian news agency TASS reported Sunday.
| 2019-04-15 17:00
Kim Jong-un to meet Putin in Russia: KCNA
'Kim Jong-un exposed weakness in recent speech'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a strategic mistake by indirectly acknowledging his regime is vulnerable to tough economic sanctions in his recent speech, Thae Yong-ho, a former North Korean diplomat who defected to the South, said. The analysis came in response to Kim's administrative policy speech last week when he expressed discontent over the failed summit with Unite...
| 2019-04-15 17:00
Moon to visit three Central Asian countries
President Moon Jae-in will begin an eight-day trip to three Central Asian countries next week, seeking enhanced ties in economic and political affairs, Cheong Wa Dae said.
| 2019-04-14 16:39
Korean won dips to 19-month low against major currencies
'I can't speak English well': Kim had butterflies in stomach before Trump summit
Young Koreans celebrate Coming-of-Age Day [PHOTOS]
Western, traditional Korean medicine doctors clash over X-ray, blood tests
Hanwha Total accident leaves 300 people suffering health problems [VIDEO]
Foreigners to patrol Hongdae, Yeonnam-dong
Man nabbed for exposing himself to school girls
Samsung to benefit from Google's departure from Huawei
North Korea keeping quiet over humanitarian offer
'Police forced confession out of migrant worker'
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
China's slowing economy: the view from the Henan heartland
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