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Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solut...


Khadgi arrested on human trafficking charge

Fight director and actor Rajendra Khadgi was arrested from Thamel in Kathmandu on Thursday on human trafficking charge. Jivan Shrestha, the spokesperson of Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police, said Khadgi has been remanded to five days investigative custody. Khadgi is accused of taking 11 people to South Korea on pretexts of making a documentary and staging cultural shows. He had...


North Korea's cheer squad, sports officials arrive in South Korea

A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, one of the largest peacetime crossings of the inter-Korean border, to spur on athletes from the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics starting Friday. The delegation, made up mostly of a 229-member cheer squad, reached a border checkpoint by bus at around 0030 GMT, Seouls Unification Ministry said. In addition to the cheering squa...


Trump calls North Korea leadership 'depraved,' warns of nuclear missile threat

Branding North Koreas leadership depraved, President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyangs pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland and vowed a continued campaign of maximum pressure to keep that from happening. In his first State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress, Trumps tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent talks between...


Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South and Japan via Russia

North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of U.N. sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said. The U.N. Security Council banned North Korean exports of coal last Aug. 5 under sanctions intended to cut off an important source of the foreign currency Pyongyang needs to fund its nuclear weapon and long-range...


Blaze in South Korean hospital kills 31, injures more than 70

A fire in a South Korean hospital killed 31 people and injured more than 70, a fire station official said on Friday, with eight of those injured listed as being in critical condition. The fire started at around 7.30 a.m. (2230 GMT) at the rear of the emergency room on the first floor of Sejong Hospital and was mostly extinguished after a few hours, Choi Man-woo, the head of Miryang citys fire s...


North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification
Source: Reuters

North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to all Koreans at home and abroad on Thursday, saying they should make a breakthrough for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said. It said all Koreans should promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea while adding Pyongyang will smash all challenges against reunification of the Korean peninsula....


Dahal invited to N.Korea

North Korean Ambassador to Nepal Kim Yong-hak paid a courtesy call on CPN (Maoist Center) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday at party office Parisdanda. During the meeting, envoy Kim congratulated Dahal for securing victory forming Left alliance. He invited Dahal to attend the 70th establishment celebration of Korean Communist Party to be held on September. Stating that the people of S...


South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown
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South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown

A South Korean consumer group has filed a criminal complaint against Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices, after probes in Europe into allegations the firm had deliberately shortened the life of its handsets. Apple is already facing lawsuits in the United States and elsewhere over accusations of having defrauded iPhone users by slowing down devices without warning to compensate for...


Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win. China and Russia both signed onto the latest rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea imposed last year. There was no immediate comm...


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