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Trump considers Peace House on North-South Korea border for Kim Jong-un meeting

US President Donald Trump says a Peace or Freedom House at the border between the two Koreas would be a more “representative” place to meet than any third country. He threw out the idea on Twitter, noting he’s “Just asking!” Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South ...

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North Korea will merge time zones with South starting May 5

North Korea will synchronize its time with South Korea as early as this week, Pyongyang announced on Monday. The North created its own time zone in 2015, turning back the clocks by 30 minutes to defy Japanese colonial legacy. The decision to return to the same time is one of the many symbolic highlights of the historic Friday summit between ...

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US wants N Korea to take ‘irreversible’ steps to de-nuke, similar to Libya’s denuclearisation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea must take “irreversible” steps to rid the country of its nuclear arms programme, in a deal that could resemble the one struck with Libya in 2003. During an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Pompeo, who secretly met with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang as CIA director earlier this month, said there ...

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North Korea promises to close nuke test site in May – South

North Korea plans to close its nuclear weapons test site in May and give South Korean and US experts and the media access to the process, South Korea says. The closure was apparently decided upon when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for a historic summit on Friday. They also agreed to make the ...

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South & North Korea: What’s the economics of the truce? RT’s Boom Bust investigates

Published time: 28 Apr, 2018 14:33 The Korean Peninsula has made a step towards peace. What is the economic aspect of the two nations getting along? Watch Boom Bust’s analysis of the historic rapprochement. We also discuss rising crude prices; analyst Raghee Horner talks about the recent development in the oil industry. Not everyone is happy with the surge in ...

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Withdrawing US troops from S. Korea may be discussed with allies & North – Mattis

The withdrawal of some 28,000 US troops stationed in South Korea may be on the table in future negotiations between the US and North Korea, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on the heels of a landmark inter-Korean summit. Asked if US forces will remain in South Korea provided Seoul and Pyongyang replace their 1953 truce with a formal peace ...

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Peace in Korea? What Kim & Moon achieved at historic summit

While they didn’t seal a long-awaited peace agreement, the leaders of North and South Korea on Friday signed a landmark declaration vowing the halt of hostile acts, denuclearization, and a push for joint talks with US and China. In the early hours of Friday, Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to visit the South in 65 years. The ...

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Historic meeting between North & South Korea leaders kicks off

The much-awaited summit between Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has begun in the “truce village” of Panmunjom. It is the first time the leaders of the two nations sat down for talks in over a decade. The first inter-Korean summit since 2007, when Kim’s late father Kim Il-sung met then-South Korean leader Roh Moo-hyun, is drawing all ...

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South Korea halts border propaganda speakers as summit with North looms

South Korea has turned off its speakers broadcasting propaganda across the border to North Korea for the first time in two years in the lead up to a historic summit between the two countries. The speakers blast radio shows, pop music and criticism of Pyongyang towards North Korea in a bid to influence their northern neighbors. The broadcasts also include ...

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Chinese FM confirms ‘many casualties’ in North Korea tourist bus crash

A major traffic accident in North Korea has resulted in numerous casualties, among them Chinese tourists, the country’s foreign ministry has confirmed. “The Chinese Embassy in North Korea was informed by the DPRK that a serious traffic accident occurred on North Korea’s Huanghai Road at night, causing heavy casualties to Chinese tourists,” the foreign ministry said, adding that “relevant details ...

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