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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.