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South Korea's Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:40 PM

An analyst says President Moon Jae-in may try to convince North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to verbally commit to providing a list of the country's existing nuclear program

PRESIDENT MOON. In this file photo, a man watches a television screen broadcasting live footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-In's New Year's speech, at a railway station in Seoul on January 10, 2018. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/Rappler

2 Koreas open joint liaison office in North

Sep 14, 2018 - 4:13 PM

'A new chapter in history is open here today,' says South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon

South Korea says progress of nuclear talks a 'daily concern'

Sep 13, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The meeting will be the third between the leaders of North and South Korea this year and comes as talks between Washington and Pyongyang over dismantling the North's nuclear arsenal have stalled

DENUCLEARIZATION TALKS. South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha attends a meeting during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN summit in Hanoi on September 12, 2018. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

China calls on U.S., North Korea to implement Singapore deal

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:31 PM

A senior Chinese official says his country hopes that North Korea and the US could implement the outcome of the June nuclear summit in Singapore and work to preserve peaceful talks

Trump signals nuclear talks with North Korea still alive

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims 'unwavering faith in President Trump.' Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!' Trump writes on Twitter.

TRUMP-KIM TALKS ALIVE. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China slams 'irresponsible' Trump accusations over North Korea

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

'All parties concerned should... show more sincerity and flexibility, instead of being capricious and put the blame on others,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang

SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang speaks to the media during a press conference in Beijing on July 13, 2016. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Trump calls off Pompeo's North Korea trip, blasts China

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:42 AM

US President Donald Trump feels that they have not made 'sufficient progress' in plans to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

North Korea urges Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearization

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The country's state media also urges US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to 'brush aside' speculation from opponents over the North's intentions

HISTORIC. US President Donald Trump speaks at a signing ceremony with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S.: North Korea talks moving 'in right direction'

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:54 AM

'Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming a far more normal matter,' State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says

ON NORTH KOREA. In this file screenshot, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert addresses the media in a news briefing. Screengrab from state.gov

North Korea slams 'alarming' U.S. impatience on denuclearization

Aug 04, 2018 - 5:23 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'As long as the US does not show in practice its strong will to remove our concerns, there will be no case whereby we will move forward first unilaterally,' says North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on May 29, 2018, shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) in Washington, DC on May 29, 2018; and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol in Pyeongchang on February 25, 2018.  Pompeo will meet in New York this week Kim amid intensifying US-North Korean summit preparations, the White House said on May 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / Mandel NGAN AND Patrick Semansky

North Korea gets illegal oil, enlists Syria arms broker – UN report

Aug 04, 2018 - 2:48 PM

North Korea has flouted the cap on exports of coal, petroleum, weapons, and other products through illegal ship-to-ship transfers, rendering the sanctions hailed by UN 'ineffective'

Pompeo calls for sustained pressure on North Korea

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) A confidential UN report warns that Pyongyang has resorted to 'massive increase' of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products to circumvent sanctions over its nuclear weapons program

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo gives a press conference during a NATO Foreign ministers' meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on April 27, 2018.  JOHN THYS / AFP

Pompeo in Pyongyang to seek concrete nuclear commitments

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) 'Our expectation is exactly what the president and Kim Jong Un jointly agreed to in Singapore, and that is the denuclearization of North Korea,' says the State Secretary's spokeswoman

POMPEO IN NORTH KOREA. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd R) greets North Korea's director of the United Front Department, Kim Yong Chol (2nd L) as they arrive for a meeting at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang on July 6, 2018. Photo by Andrew Harnik/AFP

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

Jul 05, 2018 - 5:37 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is tasked with negotiating a plan to achieve the 'complete denuclearization' of the Korean peninsula

POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a press conference during a NATO Foreign ministers' meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on April 27, 2018. File photo by John Thys/AFP

North Korea planning to continue, hide nuclear production – reports

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The assessment comes on the heels of a landmark meeting between the North's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump promising denuclearization

DENUCLEARIZATION? North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un reacts at a signing ceremony with US President Donald Trump. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea still building at nuclear site, says monitor

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Singapore meeting failed to clearly define denuclearization or produce a specific timeline towards dismantling the North Korea's atomic weapons arsenal

DENUCLEARIZATION. File photo shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un signing the guest book during the Inter-Korean summit with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in.  AFP Photo/Korea Summit Press Pool

Despite summit, North Korea still a nuclear threat, says Trump

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'I am continuing for one year the national emergency with respect to North Korea,' says US President Donald Trump in a statement

MEETING. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un became on June 12, the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. Photo by Susan Walsh/AFP

Japan says halting missile drills after Trump-Kim summit

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'Following achievements made in the US-North Korea summit, we will halt drills involving residents for the time being,' Yoshihide Suga tells reporters, confirming earlier reports

SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga gestures during his press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on September 4, 2017. JIJI PRESS/STR/AFP

North Korea 'already starting' denuclearization – Trump

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:51 PM

'They've already blown up one of their big test sites. In fact, it was actually 4 of their big test sites. And the big thing is, it will be a total denuclearization, which is already starting,' the US president says

DENUCLEARIZATION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at a signing ceremony with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Abe also expressed a readiness to finance denuclearization costs in North Korea.

PUBLIC INTEREST. This photo illustration taken in Tokyo on June 13, 2018 shows Japanese daily newspapers with front page coverage of the June 12, 2018 US-North Korea summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Photo by Martin Bureau / AFP

Kim Jong-un knows denuclearization must be 'quick' – Pompeo

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:31 AM

(UPDATED) 'We believe that Kim Jong-un understands the urgency... that we must do this quickly,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says of the effort to have North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons.

ON DENUCLEARIZATION. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps – Mattis

Jun 03, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps to denuclearization,' says US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

DEFENSE CHIEF. US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

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May 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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Top North Korean to meet Pompeo ahead of U.S. summit

May 29, 2018 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) Officials say General Kim Yong-Chol will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York on Wednesday, May 30, or Thursday, May 31

TOP BRASS. File photo of General Kim Yong Chol (center), who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs for North Korea's ruling Workers' Party. Photo by Korea pool/AFP

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May 25, 2018 - 1:09 PM

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North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of U.S. summit

May 24, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Pyongyang announced its plan to 'completely' dismantle the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast, inviting some foreign journalists to witness the destruction

MEDIA WITNESSES. This picture taken on May 23, 2018 and released by South Korean news agency News1 via Dong-A Ilbo shows South Korean journalists arriving at North Korea's Kalma airport in Wonsan. Photo by News1 / AFP

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May 23, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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North Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite U.S. summit doubts

May 23, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The North has portrayed the destruction on the test site as a goodwill gesture ahead of planned June 12 summit between Kim and Trump in Singapore

PREPARATIONS. This image acquired on September 4, 2017, and courtesy of www.Planet.com, shows the Punggye-ri test site where on September 3, 2017, North Korea claimed to have conducted the underground explosion of a hydrogen bomb. Handout photo from Planet/AFP

Denuclearization, sanctions, peace: Issues facing Trump-Kim summit

May 17, 2018 - 2:34 PM

What 'denuclearization of the Korean peninsula' actually means to both sides may differ widely

NORTH KOREA-US SUMMIT. The White House on May 16, 2018 voiced hope the upcoming summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will proceed as planned, as Pyongyang threatened to pull out over US pressure for 'unilateral nuclear abandonment.' Saul Loeb/AFP/KCNA VIA KNS

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May 02, 2018 - 7:38 PM

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South Korean president asks UN to verify closure of North's test site

May 02, 2018 - 10:48 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also asks for UN support to 'transform the demilitarized zone into a peace zone' between the two Koreas

CLOSURE? This image acquired on September 4, 2017, and courtesy of www.Planet.com, shows the Punggye-ri test site where on September 3, 2017, North Korea claimed to have conducted the underground explosion of a hydrogen bomb. Handout photo from Planet/AFP

North Korea 'prepared' to 'help us achieve' denuclearization – Pompeo

Apr 29, 2018 - 9:04 AM

The US Secretary of State says he and North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'had an extensive conversation' during their secret meeting in Pyongyang

POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a press conference during a NATO foreign ministers' meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on April 27, 2018. Photo by John Thys/AFP

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Apr 10, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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Apr 09, 2018 - 12:09 PM

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North Korea ready to discuss denuclearization with U.S. – report

Apr 09, 2018 - 9:14 AM

'The US has confirmed that Kim Jong-un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,' a Trump administration official says

DENUCLEARIZATION. Photo of Kim Jong-un by AFP. Photo of Donald Trump by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S., China agree to keep pressure on North Korea

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) Trump and Xi committed to 'maintain pressure and sanctions until North Korea takes tangible steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization,' according to the White House

TALKS. US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping committed to maintaining pressure and sanctions on North Korea, should talks between the US and North Korea backslide. Photos from AFP

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Mar 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

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ALL EYES ON THE CHIEF. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces another tough challenge in impeachment proceedings as her fellow justices force her to take an indefinite leave.

U.S. 'a long way' from negotiations with North Korea – Tillerson

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Tillerson, who is in Ethiopia on his first-ever Africa tour, says the signals from Pyongyang may be positive but stressed negotiations with Kim Jong Un's regime were not going to happen soon

REX TILLERSON. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives a press conference with African Union (AU) Commission Chairman following their meeting on March 8, 2018 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP

Trump hails 'very positive' North Korea offer of talks

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Calling the statements coming out of both Seoul and Pyongyang 'very positive,' US President Donald Trump refuses to rule out a historic meeting with North's leader Kim Jong-Un

THE KOREAS. US President Donald Trump addresses the National Assembly in Seoul on November 8, 2017. File photo by Laurent Fievet and Lee Jin-man/AFP

South Korea's Moon willing to hold summit with Kim Jong-Un

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:07 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'But it cannot be a meeting for meeting's sake. To hold a summit, the right conditions must be created and certain outcomes must be guaranteed.'

ADDRESS TO NATION. A man watches a television screen broadcasting live footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-In's New Year's speech, at a railway station in Seoul on January 10, 2018. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korea to offer North treaty for denuclearization – minister

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae Sung s comments comes hours before South Korea s new leader Moon Jae In holds his first summit with US President Donald Trump

MILITARY PARADE. Musudan-class missiles are displayed during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

North Korea urges shift from US, Seoul says it has Trump's support

Nov 10, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED If there is anything the Obama administration has done it has put the security of the US mainland in the greatest danger says the North Korean ruling party s newspaper

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA / KCNA

North Korea fumes over Kim's rejected peace gesture

Jan 05, 2014 - 3:18 PM

The North on Sunday fumes at the cool reaction by the South to Kim s New Year speech calling it undesirable

S. Korea dismisses Kim Jong-Un's peace gesture

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:30 PM

South Korea wants the North to prove its sincerity through denuclearization

SHOW SINCERITY. As North Korea calls for better relations with the South, South Korea wants proof of sincerity

Experts to thrash out workings of Iran nuclear deal

Dec 09, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The two day Vienna meeting will seek to nail down the start date of Iran s promised six month freeze of parts of its nuclear work how this will be monitored and when sanctions will be eased

ARAK PLANT. A picture taken on January 15, 2011, shows a general view of the water facility at Arak. File photo by Hamid Foroutan / AFP

US hints at more sanctions on North Korea after Iranian deal

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Washington s point man on North Korea hints at more sanctions against Pyongyang over its atomic weapons program in the wake of Iran s nuclear deal

North Korea nuclear progress outpacing sanctions – experts

Sep 25, 2013 - 2:57 PM

North Korea s nuclear weapons program is developing beyond the international community s ability to rein it in with effective sanctions and export restrictions experts warned

NUCLEAR SITE. This file satellite image taken on August 6, 2012 and provided by GeoEye on August 22, 2012 shows the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre in North Korea. AFP / Files / GeoEye Satellite Image

North Korean envoy meets top Chinese official

May 23, 2013 - 9:51 PM

The North was willing to accept Beijing s proposals to develop dialogue with other parties