Tag Archives: Korea

McDonald’s in Kim’s land? Pyongyang seeks US investment as relations with S. Korea thaw

The historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea has whetted the former’s appetite for investments from the US, according to a South Korean official, as quoted by the Daily Express. After the two Koreas gave the go-ahead for a new era of peace, Chung-in Moon, special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, even suggested outlets of ...

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Pompeo returning with 3 US prisoners from North Korea – Trump

Published time: 9 May, 2018 12:43 Edited time: 9 May, 2018 12:51 US President Donald Trump has tweeted to say that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is returning from North Korea with three US prisoners. Trump also said that a time and a date for his meeting with Kim Jong Un had been set. Trump went on to add that ...

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Xi tells Trump that North Korea wants peace, but has security concerns

China’s Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump to consider Pyongyang’s legitimate security concerns ahead of a highly-anticipated summit between the US president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Xi phoned Trump shortly after meeting with Kim on Tuesday in northern China, the North Korean leader’s second visit to China in as many months. According to Chinese state media, Xi told ...

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Pompeo jets to Pyongyang as Trump holds out for North Korea nuke deal

US President Donald Trump has announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is jetting in to meet Kim Jong-un after announcing the withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement. The decision to withdraw the US from a framework designed in 2015 to limit Iran’s nuclear enrichment capabilities will now see the Islamic nation hit with the highest level of sanctions, Trump stated ...

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South Korea disrupts launch of defectors’ propaganda leaflets against Kim Jong-un (PHOTOS)

South Korea police have prevented activists from launching balloons and bringing propaganda leaflets to the North, following the landmark summit where the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to cease hostile activities at the border. The activist group, spearheaded by North Korean defectors, gathered in the city of Paju on Saturday, preparing to release propaganda balloons into the North. Ahead ...

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Settling the difference: N. Korea realigns clocks with Seoul

North Korea has adjusted its time zone to match Seoul, in a move that Pyongyang’s official news agency calls an early step towards “becoming one” with the South. The Saturday change saw North Korea set its clocks 30 minutes ahead, doing away with “Pyongyang Time,” which was created in 2015. The move was fulfilled through a decree of the country’s ...

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Friendly skies: North-South Korea flights to start soon, if UN grants Kim's request

United Nations aviation agency directors will visit North Korea next week to discuss Pyongyang’s request to establish air routes to South Korea. Officials from the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will conduct a ‘joint mission’ to consider the proposal, the UN agency said on Friday. Read more “ICAO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Mr. Arun Mishra, will be conducting ...

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North Korea to provide supplies & workforce for new motorway bridge to Russia

Pyongyang is all set to provide workers and supplies for the construction of a bridge across the border with Russia, according to the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East. “In June, both Russian and North Korean technical experts are set to hold consultations on building a motorway bridge between the two countries,” Deputy Minister Aleksandr Krutikov told ...

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US troops to remain in South Korea even if peace treaty signed with North – Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday that US troops will remain on the peninsula even if a peace agreement with the North is reached, saying their presence has “nothing to do with signing peace treaties.” “US troops stationed in South Korea are an issue regarding the alliance between South Korea and the United States. It has nothing to ...

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After what happened to Libya, should North Korea think twice about ditching nukes?

The US says North Korean denuclearization should proceed along the Libyan scenario. RT’s Murad Gazdiev remembers how Muammar Gaddafi was killed by US-backed rebels a few years after ditching nukes, and asks – is that a good idea? There was a time when tales of Gaddafi’s death had Kim Jong-un keeping his both hands on the nuclear button, which, by ...

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