The Korea Herald

About The Korea Herald

The Korea Herald is the nation’s largest English-language daily and the country’s sole member of the Asia News Network.

Economics

S. Korea to revamp workforce system amid population decline

Government vows to increase manpower in schools, military, lower barriers for qualified foreign workers.

Diplomacy

Pyongyang confirms ready to resume talks, but gives conditions

Foreign minister confuses lawmakers on whether North Korean leader’s letter to Trump was different to one already made public.

Diplomacy, Economics

Seoul files complaint with WTO over Tokyo’s export curbs

The two economic powerhouses have been at loggerheads for months.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

US coaxing, pressuring N. Korea for talks

Both sides have moved away further from the table since North Korea tested short range missiles in recent weeks.

Diplomacy, Economics

Korean firms flock to ‘Asia’s last frontier’ Myanmar

Posco, Woori, Shinhan, Eximbank among entities seeing wider business opportunities.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

China, North Korea vow close consultation on Korean Peninsula issues

The two allies have met repeatedly over the last year.

Diplomacy, Economics

S. Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties

Summit is part of South Korea’s Southeast Asia outreach program.

Diplomacy, Economics

Removal of Japan from whitelist to take effect this month

Impact of Japan’s export curbs on South Korea limited so far.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-2

Moon reverts to hard line as Japan rejects dialogue

The diplomatic and economic spat between the two countries looks far from over.

Economics

Trade concerns push S. Korea’s consumer sentiment to 31-month low

Global trade war and Japan spat has been devastating for Korean economy.

Analysis, Headline-2

N Korea boasts of new rocket launcher

The country released images of its leaders watching the test-firing of newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-1

South Korea pulls out of intel-sharing pact amid spat with Japan

Seoul cites ‘grave change’ in security cooperation conditions attributable to Japan’s export restrictions for abolishing GSOMIA.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-1

South Korea urges region to embrace multilateralism, free trade

Wide gap remains after bilateral meeting of Kang and Kono.

Diplomacy

Seoul reviews military intel-sharing pact with Japan

Koreans divided on GSOMIA as the deadline for renewal emerges on Saturday.

Diplomacy, Economics

Signs of global recession haunt S. Korean economy

Trade wars and economic disputes have harmed the economy.

Diplomacy, Economics

Moon urges Japan to choose ‘path of dialogue and cooperation’

Japan and South Korea have been locked in an increasingly ugly trade spat.

Diplomacy, Politics

Anti-Abe rallies to sweep Seoul on Liberation Day

The two countries have been at loggerhead over trade issues for weeks.

Business, Politics

Korea to toughen rules on cross-border M&As concerning key tech

Stronger regulations may result in excessive injection of public funds in struggling firms.

Diplomacy, Politics

Moon bogged down by multiple crises

S Korean president faces emboldened North Korea, unpredictable US leader and tricky situation with Japan.

Diplomacy

Pyongyang taunts Seoul as ‘fool,’ lambasts over military exercise with US

In surly statement, N Korea picks on S Korea as it reaches out to the US.

Diplomacy

Trump says U.S.-S. Korea talks on defense payment begin

Trump says South Korea must pay more for its defense.

Analysis, Diplomacy

NK missile launches aimed at domestic audience

US experts say it was to test the intelligence capabilities of S.

Economics, Headline-1

Markets roiled as US-China spat dwarfs impact of Japan factor

Korean authorities say they will intervene in FX market if necessary.

Diplomacy, Economics

S. Korea hints at cutting defense cooperation with Japan

Seoul has been backed into a corner and the Moon administration has little options available.

Diplomacy

Korea voices concern at North Korea missile tests

There have been two separate launches of short range ICBMs.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-2

No easy way out for Seoul-Tokyo deadlock

A deadline looms for Japan to remove export ban.

Diplomacy, Economics

South Korea beset by escalating trade tensions

Korean agricultural sector may be hit by US moves to press WTO.

Diplomacy, Economics

Korea overtakes US in youth unemployment

Korea’s economy is sluggish on the back of the US – China trade war and its struggles with Japan.

Business, Diplomacy, Economics

#boycottJapan campaign puts Korean workers in tight spot

The two countries have been at loggerheads over Japan’s export ban of high tech materials.

Diplomacy, News

S. Korea fires warning shots at intruding Russian warplane

Two other Russian warplanes, two Chinese bombers enter KADIZ without prior notice.

Diplomacy, Economics

Korea-Japan rift likely to be protracted

Korean ruling party chief says Tokyo undermining Moon administration.

Diplomacy

Bolton to visit Korea, Japan amid rising tension

UN national security adviser expected to ask Korea to contribute to protecting Strait of Hormuz.

Diplomacy, Economics

S. Korea may review military info-sharing pact with Japan

It is unclear how the ongoing trade dispute with Japan has affected the decision.

Economics

S. Korea cuts growth outlook to 2.2%, key rate to 1.5% amid uncertainties

Japan’s export curbs had impact on drastic lowering of outlook: BOK chief.

Diplomacy, Economics

Korea says Japan’s arbitration process offer unacceptable

Seoul has taken Japan to the WTO with an official complaint.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-1

S. Korean biz groups in emergency mode

Japan has ban the export of high tech materials to South Korea.

Diplomacy, Economics

Japan sees decline in value-added trade surplus with Korea

Tokyo’s export curbs to negatively impact global economy due to correlated trade structure.

Analysis, Economics

Why is Korea so dependent on Japanese materials?

Korea’s neglect in basic technologies leaves major industries vulnerable.

Economics, Politics

Japan’s export curbs fuel political feud in S. Korea

Seoul is in political turmoil as politicians tackle the best course of action to pursue with Japan.

Diplomacy, Economics

Seoul brings issue of Japan’s retaliatory action to WTO

Korea says Japanese measures fly in the face of free trade.

Diplomacy

Moon urges Japan to reconsider export restrictions on Korean tech firms

President vows measures against Japan if local companies sustain damages.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-2

S. Korea warns of retaliatory steps against Japan’s export curbs

The two countries have been embroiled in an economic tit-for-tat in recent weeks.

Diplomacy

Pompeo, Ri Yong-ho may hold talks in August in Bangkok

The two foreign ministers may pave the way to more high level talks.

Diplomacy

US, N. Korea have ended hostile relations: Moon

The revelation follows an impromptu between the leaders of North Korea and the United States.

Diplomacy

What’s next for S. Korea after Trump-Kim meeting?

The recent meeting between Trump and Kim may restart diplomacy.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-1

Korea eyes WTO suit over Japan’s move against Korean chips

Amid diplomatic row, Tokyo announces restriction of its exports of high-end chemical to Korea.

Diplomacy

Trump, Kim agree to resume nuclear talks at historic DMZ meeting

Trump becomes 1st sitting US president to step into NK, invites Kim to White House.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

NK’s Kim remains firm on denuclearization: Xi

The two leaders had met in the days leading up to the G20 summit.

Diplomacy, Economics

Korea, Saudi seek closer cooperation

The two sign MOUs, deals worth over $8 billion.

Diplomacy

Kim receives Trump’s letter; will consider content

Kim Jong-un will consider ‘interesting content’ in Trump’s letter.

Diplomacy

Xi vows active role in NK security, Korean Peninsula issues

Xi is currently in Pyongyang for a state visit.

Diplomacy

Will Xi’s Pyongyang visit create momentum for stalled nuclear talks?

Experts suggest China could use nuclear issue as leverage to resolve trade war with US.

Diplomacy

US ready for talks with N. Korea, but not in a hurry

The State Department has responded to Kim Jong-un’s letter to President Trump.

Diplomacy

Inter Korea summit proposed before Trump visit to Seoul

Moon hopes to meet Kim before Trump visits S.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-2

S. Korean tech giants feeling edgy over US-China trade disputes

Trade war could jeopardise several core businesses for Korean tech giants.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

Seoul approves $8 million donation to Pyongyang

North Korea is experiencing droughts in many rice producing provinces.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Today’s US-China clash began at Tiananmen Square

Tuesday is the 30th anniversary of the crackdown.

Culture and society

BTS performs at historic sold-out Wembley concert

The performance is a first by a Korean band.

Diplomacy, Economics, Headline-2

Sanctions motivated NK cybercrimes: US officials

North Korean officials found ways to bypass international sanctions.

Diplomacy

Pentagon chief says NK launches violated UN resolutions

Trump has broken with his advisers and says he trusts Chairman Kim.

Business

South Korea fears side blow in US-Huawei fight

Reminded of THAAD controversy, Korean firms jittery over potential impact.

Diplomacy

Moon highlights value of Korea-US alliance

Moon made the statements at a high level meeting between South Korean and US officials.

Diplomacy

South Korea likely to reject arbitration committee on wartime workers

The Japanese and Korean governments are at loggerheads over the issue of forced labour during the war.

Diplomacy

Moon faces daunting task to revive stalled nuke talks

After 2 years of peace efforts, tension back on Korean Peninsula with NK-US tug-of-war.

Business, Economics

Jobless rate hits 19-year high in Korea

Rate rises on back of youth unemployment.

Current affairs, Economics

South Korea jobless rate rises to 4.4% in April

Weak job markets and uncertain macroeconomics have contributed to increased unemployment.

Business, Culture and society

BTS boosts K-Pop related businesses

Buoyed by BTS, trade surplus of music-related sectors recovers to pre-2016 level.

Diplomacy

North Korea launches two projectiles, assumed to be short-range missiles

The tests comes amid increased tensions with the United States.

Diplomacy

Trump says he spoke to Abe about N. Korea

Abe has said he will meet the North Korean leader without any pre-conditions.

Diplomacy

N. Korea says it tested multiple rocket launchers

State Media showed Kim Jong-un watching over the tests.

Business, Economics, Headline-1

S. Korea’s exports slip 2% in April amid chip, China factors

Weak demand and depreciation of chips pull down exports, minister calls for swift execution of supplementary budget.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

South Korea, US, Japan to hold defense talks next month in Seoul

Talks come after heightened tensions between Korea and Japan.

Diplomacy

Putin calls for six-way talks for North Korea’s denuclearization

Putin calls for a return to six party talks, reestablishing China and Russia’s role in denuclearize talks.

Diplomacy, Economics

Iran sanctions alarm Korean petrochemical sector

Korea, major player in crude oil market, seeking alternative countries would drive up costs.

Diplomacy

Kim to visit Putin in Moscow

The meeting will take place soon according to North Korean state media.

Politics

Feud between ruling and opposition bloc deepens in Korea

The opposition party is reorganizing and assembling as pressure builds on Moon Jae-in.

Diplomacy

NK’s new weapons development a message to Seoul, US

Pyongyang also asks that Pompeo be removed from future negotiations.

Diplomacy

Moon calls for 4th inter-Korean summit

The summit will prepare both sides for a possible third Trump-Kim summit.

Business, Economics

Seoul calls on Washington for auto tariff exclusion

Finance minister meets with US counterpart over trade, FX agendas.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

Moon under pressure as US-NK stalemate continues

Seoul has little to no leverage over Pyongyang and must rely on the US.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

Moon to head to US to revive denuclearization talks

Talks have stalled since a disastrous Hanoi summit.

Business, Headline-2

Former Korean Air chairman dies in California

Cho Yang-ho resigned after numerous controversy over his family lowered stock prices.

Diplomacy

Trump says his relationship with Kim remains ‘very good’ amid nuclear stalemate

US President Donald Trump made the statement during the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual meeting.

Current affairs

Firefighters battle Gangwon mountain fires

Fire agency issues highest level alert after 2 people die.

Culture and society, Diplomacy

North Korea drags its feet on joint work to return Korean War dead

With Pyongyang not fulfilling agreement on excavation of remains at Arrowhead Ridge, Seoul starts digging on its own.

Business, Economics

Carmakers present future of connected, sustainable mobility at Seoul Motor Show

Crossover SUVs, expanded green lineups and widened color palette offer glimpse into auto market of near future.

Business

The shameful fall of Korean Air chairman

Scandal-ridden Korean Air chief ousted from board of directors.

Analysis, Diplomacy

North Korea may have had core deciphering computers stolen

Computers may have been stolen during a break in in Spain.

Diplomacy

Diplomatic thaw prompted active inter-Korean exchanges in 2018

The number of South Koreans visiting the North and vice versa increased sharply to 7,498 in 2018 from 115 in 2017.

Culture and society

Police accelerate probe into Burning Sun scandal

The scandal has involved police officers, nightclub owners and K-Pop stars.

Diplomacy

Moon holds meeting with US intelligence chief in Seoul

The meeting comes after the failed Hanoi summit between Trump and Kim.

Diplomacy

Is Kim Jong-un considering ‘new way’?

Post Hanoi summit failure, speculation grows on what new mode of defense may be.

Culture and society, Current affairs

South Korea says punishing women for abortion unconstitutional

The decision was made by the country’s National Human Rights Commission.

Culture and society, Headline-1

Disgraced K-Pop stars appear before police

Disgraced celebrities suspected of sex bribery, sharing illegal sex videos in growing scandal that now includes alleged collusion with police.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

Maintaining US-N. Korea dialogue momentum crucial

Diplomatic channels are confused after breakdown in talks between DC and Pyongyang during the Hanoi summit.

Business

Lotte seeks to exit China after investing $7.2b

The super conglomerate has been aggressively expanding throughout Asia in recent years.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

Moon kicks off tour of 3 Southeast Asian nations

The South Korean President will visit Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Where is North Korea’s covert uranium enrichment site?

The hidden sites are part of the reason the latest Trump – Kim summit failed.

Diplomacy

South Korea and US scrap war games in pursuit of diplomacy

Allies to launch Dong Maeng exercise this week to replace Key Resolve drills.

Diplomacy

Trump, Kim to sign Hanoi declaration

The devil will be in the details as the wording will be carefully scrutinized by all parties.

Analysis, Diplomacy, Headline-1

Disarmament showdown: Trump, Kim converge on Hanoi

US, NK leaders to hold private dinner Wednesday, meeting on Thursday.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

US, NK head into 2nd summit with hopes for concrete results

Denuclearization, an end to the Korean conflict and matters of trade will be discussed in Hanoi.

Diplomacy

Trump, Kim may declare end of Korean War

This weeks meeting might spell the end of a conflict that has technically gone on for more than half a century.

Diplomacy

US, North Korea ready for Hanoi Summit

Travel plans have been made, aides have made arrangements, the host country is eager, who is ready for Trump – Kim Part II.

Current affairs, Economics

‘No rush’ on NK denuclearization, Trump says

Trump and Kim are due to meet in Vietnam at the end of this month.

Business, Headline-2

Will US-led offensive against Huawei present dilemma for South Korea

The US has pressured its allies to act against Huawei, accusing the company of spying for the Chinese government.

Diplomacy

Experts rule out possibility of key agenda shift in US-NK summit

Key changes are unlikely as Trump prepares to meet Kim in Vietnam.

Business, Diplomacy, Headline-2

Investor Jim Rogers to visit North Korea next month

The famed investor will visit Pyongyang at Kim Jong-un’s invitation.

Diplomacy, Politics

South Korea, US ink provisional defense cost-sharing pact

Getting allies to pay ‘their fair share’ has been a major part of President Trump’s rhetoric.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

US-NK summit to be held Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

Trump said that much work remains to be done in his state-of-union address.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

US envoy meets top South Korean security adviser

The meeting paves the way for a second Trump-Kim summit this year.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Will US wade into Seoul-Tokyo military dispute?

Washington has so far kept out the spat between its two closest allies in the Asia Pacific region.

Business, Diplomacy

Korea seeks to ease trade dependency on China, US, Japan

Will look towards the developing world for new trade partners.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

US and South Korea at odds over military costs

South Korea-US military cost-sharing deadlock drags out as US demands $1 billion.

Culture and society

Korea to root out sexual violence in sports community

Human rights watchdog to set up independent monitoring system.

Diplomacy

Agenda being set for next Trump – Kim summit

Two Koreas and US officials gather in Stockholm to develop agenda for Trump-Kim summit.

Analysis, Business

Korea to produce 6.2 million hydrogen cars by 2040

President Moon stresses government’s determination to make transition to a hydrogen economy.

Diplomacy

Senior North Korean official to deliver letter to Trump

Speculation that the two leaders could meet in Hanoi as early as February.

Business, Diplomacy

Brexit deal refusal to have limited impact on Korean economy

Seoul vows to speed up efforts for Korea-Britain bilateral trade deal, bracing for post-Brexit era.

Diplomacy

South Korean defense paper doesn’t label north an enemy

Ministry also says the north has specialized battalion for assassination of key figures.

Business

Apple says Korea should not interfere in issues with telecom operators

The tech giant says that regulators should leave its interactions with local telecom companies alone.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

Kim reaffirms commitment to denuclearization in meeting with Xi

Xi also expressed support for a second Kim – Trump summit.

Business, Diplomacy

Korea seizes Japanese companies asset over wartime forced labor

Japan has summoned Seoul’s ambassador in protest.

Diplomacy

US in discussion with North Korea for second summit venue

Hanoi is a possible destination as are several other options.

Curiosity, Diplomacy

Ex-ambassador urges former colleague to defect to South Korea

A feature story from Korean Herald outlining the intricacies of a possible defection by Pyongyang’s ambassador in Italy.

Diplomacy

Trump says he received ‘great letter’ from Kim

This despite Kim saying he could change directions if US does not follow through on promises.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

Moon calls for strong military, alliance with US

The president says both countries must work together to tackle the North Korean issue.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

Denuclearization process not yet ‘fully on track’: Unification Minister

Steps still need to be taken by the north to ensure a smooth process.

Culture and society, Diplomacy

NK halts casino projects under pressure from China

The report comes from Radio Free Asia via the Korea Herald.

Diplomacy

Inter-Korean railway project now focused more on ‘modernization’

Geopolitical shifts means that modernization rather than re connection is key.

Business

Google Korea under tax probe

Critics say it may signal a widening crackdown on foreign tech firms.

Diplomacy

S. Korea joins nonbinding migration pact

Migration has a major talking point in Geneva as the UN moves towards a consensus.

Diplomacy

US sanctions N. Korea over human rights

North Korea condemns the US’ decision to impose sanctions on its high-ranking officials for human rights abuse.

Diplomacy

South Korea knows of North’s secret base

South Korean military says it has long watched North Korea’s ‘unreported’ missile base.

Economics

Korea, China, Japan to discuss regional free trade deal in Beijing

China moves in with RCEP due to be completed later this year.

Diplomacy

Trump’s race against time, lack of bargaining chips in denuclearization talks

Trump approaches second Kim summit with precious little to bargain with.

Diplomacy

Moon says timing of NK leader’s visit undecided

Seoul has not yet set a timeline on a visit by Kim Jong-un but remains open to the possibility.

Diplomacy

Incentives for North Korea, if Pyongyang denuclearizes

Trump says he will give everything Kim wants following denuclearization, according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Diplomacy

Mitsubishi loses WWII Korean court case

Supreme Court orders Mitsubishi to compensate Korean victims of wartime forced labor.

Analysis

South Korea to press on with pro-nuclear move

Korea to continue to go nuclear-free despite Taiwan’s pro-nuclear move.

Curiosity

Korean businesses demand right to purchase renewable energy

Samsung gradually being pressed by clients like Apple to use renewable energy.

Curiosity

South Korean pastor jailed for raping followers

Cult leader’s victims believed he was God and had divine power.

Diplomacy

Inter-Korean cooperation should not outpace NK denuclearization

US Secretary of State warns that North Korean denuclearization should come first.

Diplomacy, Economics

Moon stays away from NK sanctions relief at ASEAN, APEC meetings

President Moon Jae-in calls for ‘inclusive growth’ among APEC countries.

Diplomacy

UN panel adopts resolution condemning NK human rights abuses

It is expected to pass the UN General Assembly next month for the 14th consecutive year.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Report of NK’s ‘undisclosed’ missile bases not new, S. Korea says

South Korea’s presidential office on Tuesday played down a new report on North Korea’s “undisclosed” missile sites.

Analysis

No further dismantlement at NK missile site

North Korea’s key missile site has not been dismantled further since August, a US website monitoring the regime said Thursday.

Diplomacy

Two Koreas kick off joint survey of cross-border waterway

South Korea’s military says joint survey does not clash with international sanctions imposed on North Korea.

Diplomacy, Economics

Seoul granted waiver to buy Iranian oil

South Korea was granted a waiver that will temporarily allow it to continue importing Iranian oil.

Diplomacy

Pompeo to meet N Korea counterpart in New York at end of week

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he will meet with his North Korean counterpart in New York at the end of this week.

Diplomacy

Korea, US sign strategic guideline on combined defense

The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States on Wednesday signed a strategic guideline on how their combined defense mechanism will operate.

Economics

Korea dismisses economic crisis speculations despite signs

Policymakers claim ‘stock market overreaction’ while vowing for relevant contingency plan.

Diplomacy

Pompeo likely to meet NK counterpart in US next week

The two sides will be pushing to arrange a second summit between their leaders.

Diplomacy

Moon rejects opposition to deal with North

Presidential office rejects opposition claim that Moon’s approval of Pyongyang Declaration violates Constitution.

Diplomacy

Washington proposed suspension of joint air drill in Korea

The suspension of a scheduled air drill between South Korean and US military forces was first proposed by the Pentagon.

Curiosity

Moon preaches Korean peace at Vatican

Moon attended a rare special mass for Korean peace at the Basilica of St Peter, presided over by Cardinal State Secretary Pietro Parolin.

Diplomacy

Moon says EU has important role to play in North Korea denuclearization

Moon says France, UN can speed up Pyongyang’s march to denuclearization by easing sanctions.

Curiosity, Economics

Korean Air chief indicted for embezzlement, breach of trust

Hanjin Group and Korean Air Lines Chairman Cho Yang-ho was indicted for embezzlement, breach of trust and other charges on Monday without detention.

Diplomacy

Korean anger at Trump’s ‘approval’ comment continues

US President Donald Trump’s statement that Seoul would not lift sanctions on Pyongyang without America’s “approval” did not go down well in South Korea.

Diplomacy

S. Korea struggles to contain concerns over sanctions relief

The South Korean government scrambled to play down concerns over the lifting of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea on Thursday.

Diplomacy

US imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Turkish firm, individuals

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Turkish company and several individuals for their alleged violation of sanctions against North Korea.

Diplomacy

N. Korea will not hope for an end-of-war declaration if US does not want it

North Korea says a peace treaty between the two Koreas should not be used as a bargaining chip towards denuclearization.

Diplomacy

North Korea reiterates ‘corresponding measures’ at UN

North Korea wants sanctions relief as corresponding measure, experts say.

Diplomacy

Moon sought to deliver North Korea’s stance in US

Four major takeaways from Moon’s trip to the US.

Economics

Will Samsung stop manufacturing Galaxy phones for China?

Samsung Electronics might be planning to outsource production for some of its mid- and low-end Galaxy-series phones destined for the Chinese market.

Diplomacy

US, NK head toward discussions on nuclear inspections

Summit talks, meetings on nuclear inspections to take place soon.

Curiosity

BTS’ motivational UN speech transcends race and gender identity

In a rare move for K-pop, BTS’ UN speech about self-acceptance embraced everyone including sexual minorities.

Diplomacy

Moon, Trump discuss ‘corresponding measures’ for NK denucelarization

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in New York on Sunday for a bilateral summit with US President Donald Trump that is partly aimed at brokering a second US-North Korea summit.

Economics

US exempts Korean steel from import tariff

The move is seen as a positive signal for the local steel industry.

Diplomacy

Kim vows to visit Seoul, dismantle nuke, missile sites

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday pledged to visit Seoul and reaffirmed commitment to giving up his country’s nuclear program.

Diplomacy

-UPDATE- Kim meets Moon in Pyongyang

The North Korean leader says he expects progress at next summit with Trump and agrees to denuclearisation of Korean peninsula.

Diplomacy

Live coverage of Korea Summit

Stakes are high at the second Kim-Moon summit in Pyongyang begins, Korea Herald has live coverage.

Diplomacy, Politics

North Korea marks 70th birthday with grand parade

No ICBMs are spotted nor does Kim give a speech during the festivities.

Diplomacy

Inter-Korean summit set for September 18

The third inter-Korean summit will take place in Pyongyang from Sept.

Diplomacy

NK reiterates importance of self-reliance before state establishment anniversary

North Korea says its policy of self-reliance is more important than in the face of increasing pressure from all sides.

News

North Korea accuses US of hostile steps

North Korea’s media accuses the United States of taking “hostile” measures against Pyongyang.

Diplomacy

N. Korea, Japan working on November summit: report

Japan and North Korea are working on arranging a summit later in the year, a local news outlet reported Wednesday.

Diplomacy

US ramps up pressure on N. Korea

The US appears to be turning up the heat on North Korea amid stalled denuclearization talks, with US Defense Secretary James Mattis hinting at a resumption of US-South Korea military drills.

Diplomacy

US ratchets up pressure on N. Korea with military drill card

The United States will continue with existing military exercise and will not suspend more in a response to Pyongyang’s inaction at denuclearization.

News, Politics

President Moon Jae-in’s mediator role again in spotlight

South Korea President Moon Jae-in’s role as a mediator between North Korea and the US is once again gaining attention as recent developments cast doubt over the denuclearization process.

Diplomacy

Trump says wants to lift NK sanctions, but only after denuclearization

US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to lift sanctions on North Korea, but only after the regime gets rid of its nuclear weapons.

Diplomacy

Two Koreas host emotional family reunions

A group of 89 elderly South Koreans met with family members they were separated from by the 1950-53 Korean War in North Korea on Monday, officially kicking off a weeklong reunion event.

Diplomacy

Moon to head to Pyongyang for September summit

South and North Korea agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in September.

Diplomacy, Economics

Barriers still exist to Korean economic cooperation

Reality bites for hopes of peninsular economic cooperation.

Diplomacy

Pompeo shrugs off North Korean concerns

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has brushed aside North Korea’s complaints about the United States’ commitment to their nuclear deal.

Curiosity

Unified dictionary aims to reduce 70-year language gap between two Koreas

As the two Koreas strive to improve relations, a stalled project to bridge the linguistic gap between them could be revived.

Curiosity

Korea logs highest ever temperatures

South Korea sizzled to its highest-ever temperature of 40 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Diplomacy

Korea hold military talks to remove guards, end hostilities

North and South Korea held high-level military talks to end hostilities and remove guard posts in the demilitarized zone.

News

US looks to South Korea for help with denuclearization

United States Ambassador Harry Harris stresses allies’s synchronization in dealings with North Korea‘s nuclear issues.

Diplomacy, Politics

South Korea cancels annual defense drill

Citing the evolving security situation on the Korean peninsula, South Korea cancels its annual defense drill.

News

Mike Pompeo in North Korea on July 5 for nuclear talks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and continue negotiations on dismantling the regime’s nuclear weapons programme.

Economics

Trade war to intensify, make world poorer

Paul Krugman argues that the ongoing trade wars could intensify and cut world trade by two-thirds.

Diplomacy

N. Korea warns Japan not to intervene in denuclearization

A North Korean diplomat said at a UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament that Japan should refrain from intervening in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Diplomacy

South Korea, US suspend scheduled military exercise

South Korea and the United States have agreed to suspend their joint military drill slated for August, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

News

Xi asked Kim to demand halt to US-South Korea military drills: report

Chinese leader Xi Jinping had asked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to demand a halt to South Korea-US joint military exercises.

Diplomacy, Opinion

A new Kim?

North Korean leader manifests differences from predecessors, but world must remain wary.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Trump-Kim summit a watershed moment in geopolitics of East Asia

Whether successful or not, the US-North Korea summit will shape trajectory of inter-Korean relations and US-China rivalry.

Diplomacy, Politics

Trump, Kim set for historic summit

US, North Korea leaders arrive in Singapore for Tuesday’s summit.

Economics

Korea attracts $500m from Chinese investors in chips, bio, cars

Twelve Chinese companies have pledged more than 500 million US Dollars to South Korea in high tech industries.

News, Politics

White House confirms tentative schedule for US-NK summit

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Singapore on June 12 at 9 am.

News, Opinion, Politics

What should South Korea do for a successful summit between US and North Korea?

Here are three things that South Korea should consider in order to improve the situation on the peninsula.

Diplomacy

Trump calls it off

US President Donald Trump on Thursday called off the planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, citing hostilities displayed by North Korea.

News

North Korea cancels talks with South Korea

Pyongyang threatens to pull out of the June summit in Singapore between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

News

Inter-Korea talks on May 16

South and North Korea will hold high-level talks to discuss follow-up measures on agreements their leaders reached in a historic summit last month.

Politics

Trump-Kim summit set for Singapore

Trump has announced to meet Kim Jong-un on June 12.

Diplomacy, Politics

US forces to stay in Korea even after peace treaty

The Korean government dismissed the idea of pulling US troops out of South Korea following a peace treaty with North Korea.

News

Kim Jong-un crosses into South Korea

This is the first time a North Korean leader has set foot south of the border since before the 1950-53 Korean War, The Korea Herald reports.

Diplomacy, News

CIA chief met with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang

Mike Pompeo, the new United States secretary of state nominee, met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his secret visit to the North a few weeks ago.

News

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye gets 24 years in prison

The court said a heavy sentence was inevitable to prevent such an unfortunate event from happening again.

Analysis, Opinion

Will US-China trade war hurt efforts to solve N. Korea nuclear crisis?

The growing trade discord between the US and China is fueling concerns that it may hurt efforts to rein in North Korea’s nuclear crisis.

Analysis, Economics

Brace for a trade war

The Korean government must make all-out efforts to minimize impact of US-China conflicts.

Opinion, Politics

Facebook faces worldwide probe, plunge in reputation in data scandal

With revelations that its user data was unwittingly used by Cambridge Analytica to influence elections globally, Facebook is facing a worldwide probe and plunge in reputation.