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Summit with North Korea in June may be delayed – Trump

The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “may or may not happen” as scheduled, depending on Kim’s actions in the coming days, Trump said in a meeting with the South Korean president. Trump and Moon met at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Both remained ...

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South Korea looks to boost economic ties with Russia

Seoul is seeking to significantly ramp up business with Moscow, according to recent talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries. South Korea wants to speed up the building of the so-called “nine bridges” meaning gas, railways, the Northern Sea Route, shipbuilding, job creation, fishing and other types of cooperation. Read more The initiative was first proposed by President ...

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Trump taps ex-Gitmo commander & Navy chief in 2011 Libya bombing as new envoy to S. Korea

A former commander of Guantanamo Bay and the maritime chief of the US-led bombing of Libya in 2011 has been nominated by President Donald Trump as US ambassador to South Korea. He currently heads all US Navy operations in Asia. Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr, the incumbent commander of US Pacific Command, is President Donald Trump’s pick for the American ...

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US demanded N. Korea ship ‘some’ nukes & missiles abroad within 6 months – Asahi

The US has demanded North Korea ship some of its nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles out of the country within half a year, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper, citing sources familiar with the talks. Over the course of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the US and North Korea, the American side has told Pyongyang it expects it to get rid ...

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Max Thunder 2018: US military drills threaten to derail Korea peace talks

North Korea has called off talks with South Korea and warned the US that the Singapore summit might be next, citing ‘Max Thunder,’ a military exercise in the south featuring US strategic bombers and stealth jets. “This exercise, targeting us, which is being carried out across South Korea, is a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional military ...

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North Korea cancels talks with South, threatens to call off US talks over military drills – reports

North Korea has canceled a summit with South Korea and has threatened to call off a summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un over American military drills with South Korea, according to South Korean media reports. Pyongyang has canceled talks with Seoul due to ongoing Max Thunder military exercises between the South and the US, Yonhap news agency cited ...

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No more fire & fury? US dangles carrot at North Korea, like it did before

Less than a year after Donald Trump’s notorious “fire and fury” threat against North Korea, the US is now offering aid and investment if Pyongyang ditches its nukes. The progress seems remarkable… if you have a short memory. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea only has to give up its nuclear weapons program to become America’s next ...

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North Korea to publicly close nuclear test site on May 23-25, invites journalists

North Korea will openly dismantle its nuclear test site around May 23-25, state media said. Pyongyang has invited foreign journalists, including those from the US, to cover the event. The dismantling will involve collapsing all tunnels with explosions and blocking their entrances. All observation facilities, research buildings, and security posts will be removed, KCNA reported. Notably, journalists from other nations, ...

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Americans freed by North Korea land in Alaska

The three American citizens released by the North Korean government have touched down in Alaska, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who negotiated their release. “We would like to express our deep appreciation to the US government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the people of the United States for bringing us home,” the trio said in a statement released ...

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