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South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

Published 20/11/2017

A flag is pictured outside the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva, Switzerland, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct [more…]

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Published 14/11/2017

A North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South has undergone several surgical procedures and is in a critical condition, South Korea's government and military said on Tuesday, with doctors expecting to save him. [more…]

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Published 14/11/2017

The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing. [more…]

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Published 06/11/2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday it was time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea and he had agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump that China should play a bigger role in getting Pyongyang to give up its weapons programs. [more…]

U.S., South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease `irresponsible` provocations

U.S., South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease `irresponsible` provocations

Published 30/10/2017

Senior defense officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan held trilateral talks and urged North Korea to walk away from its "destructive and reckless path" of weapons development, the U.S. military said in a statement. [more…]

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

Published 30/10/2017

South Korea's foreign ministry said Lee Do-hoon, its representative for six-party nuclear talks, and his Chinese counterpart, Kong Xuanyou, will meet in Beijing on Tuesday. [more…]

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

Published 27/10/2017

North Korea said it will release a South Korean fishing boat on Friday after it was found illegally in North Korean waters, state media reported, as the U.S. defense secretary visited the heavily militarized border dividing the Korean peninsula. [more…]

Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

Published 27/10/2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew into Seoul on Friday for annual defense talks as tensions with North Korea climb ahead of a visit to the region next month by President Donald Trump. [more…]

Military option must remain on the table with North Korea: Johnson

Military option must remain on the table with North Korea: Johnson

Published 23/10/2017

A military option must remain on the table in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, adding that nobody wants tensions in the Korean peninsula to be resolved in such a way. [more…]

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

Published 22/10/2017

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. [more…]