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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...

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...

South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

South Korean president Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued. The talks were held on Tuesday on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone, which has divided the two Koreas since 1953, after a prolonged period of...

North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a nuclear button on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was open to dialogue with Seoul. After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating tensions over Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program, the North Korean leader used his televised New Years Day speech to declare h...

U.S. seeks ship ban over North Korea violations, Moon postponing drills
Source: Reuters

U.S. seeks ship ban over North Korea violations, Moon postponing drills

The United States has called on the U.N. Security Council to blacklist 10 ships for circumventing sanctions on North Korea, documents showed on Tuesday, while South Koreas President suggested delaying military exercises with Washington to ease tensions ahead of next years Winter Olympics. Documents seen by Reuters said the 10 vessels had been conducting ship-to-ship transfers of refined petrole...

North Korea ICBM test may show Washington within range

North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons. The missile test, North Koreas first since mid-September, came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a U.S. list of countries it ...

Russia tells US, N Korea 'hot heads' to calm down
Source: Al-Jazeera

Russia tells US, N Korea 'hot heads' to calm down

Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has urged hot heads to calm down, calling an escalating war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong-un a kindergarten fight. Trump called the North Korean leader a madman on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a mentally deranged US dotard who would face the highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history in retaliation for...

72nd UN General Assembly: Who is saying what?
Source: Agencies

72nd UN General Assembly: Who is saying what?

The 72nd United Nations General Assembly is in session at UNs headquarters in New York. Leaders of various nations have spoken what matters to them, and many are yet to do so. The United States: Representing United States, President Trumps speech at the UN General Assembly has been creating quite a stir. In his speech, Mr. Trump vowed to totally destroy North Korea if it threatened the Unit...

South Korea says working with U.S., Japan on 'strong' North Korea sanctions

South Korean president Park Geun-hye spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, agreeing to work for strong and effective U.N. sanctions against North Korea following its weekend rocket launch. North Korea says it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but the United States and its allies see the launch as cover for Pyongyangs development of ballist...

Condemnation, doubt greet NKorea's H-bomb announcement

North Koreas declaration that it had tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time was greeted with widespread condemnation but also skepticism as world powers vowed Wednesday to punish the impoverished and defiant nation with new international sanctions. The isolated countrys fourth nuclear test since 2006 was a reckless challenge to international norms of behavior and the authority of the U.N. ...

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