Tag: North Korea

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  • US sanctions Singapore companies over North Korea dealings

    US sanctions Singapore companies over North Korea dealings

    The Department of Justice has also unsealed criminal charges against the person, Tan Wee Beng. Officials say he is also managing director of a marine fuels company involved in an illicit economic activity with North Korea.

    October 25, 2018
  • US bars American aid groups from travelling to North Korea

    US bars American aid groups from travelling to North Korea

    Since last month, the State Department has refused to grant special permission to aid workers to travel to North Korea.

    October 18, 2018
  • Koreas agree to modernise, connect railways and roads across borders

    Koreas agree to modernise, connect railways and roads across borders

    The agreements were reached during high-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjom between South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and his North Korean counterpart, Ri Son-gwon.

    October 15, 2018
  • Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

    Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

    Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit North Korea. The news of the invite was shared by South Korea on Tuesday, 9 October, at a press conference ahead of the visit of President Moon Jae-in to Vatican.

    October 9, 2018
  • Abe’s ‘New Japan’

    Abe’s ‘New Japan’

    Shinzo Abe’s convincing victory in the election for the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party (553 votes against 254) is historic, making him Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister. His agenda might appear to be rather ambitious on the face of it, but has been overdue for the country ever since World War II ended. As much …

    September 26, 2018
  • Summit of the Koreas

    Summit of the Koreas

    It would be presumptuous to hazard a guess on the long-term outcome of this week’s summit between North and South Korea in Pyongyang. That the meeting was held ~ for the first time since the armistice of 1953 ~ is in itself a watershed development. Beyond the grandstanding, Kim Jong-un is reported to have signalled …

    September 22, 2018
  • Talk-time on Korea~II

    Talk-time on Korea~II

    As the talks for a second Trump-Kim summit will soon hit the headlines, there are certain hidden factors that could affect, if not determine, the possible outcome of the summit, if it materialises. One is that the US has urged the UN Security Council for an urgent meeting as it suspects some countries are undermining …

    September 20, 2018
  • North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

    North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

    The North's decision to participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February triggered a dramatic diplomatic turnaround on the peninsula this year.

    September 19, 2018
  • Talk-time on Korea~I

    Talk-time on Korea~I

    The peace wind, that started blowing from the day when North Korea’s leader, Kim Jung-un, indicated in his New Year address that he would hold a summit with his counterpart in the South, has been sustained. In the interregnum, there have been two summits between Mr Kim and the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, yet …

    September 19, 2018
  • North Korea wraps up 70th anniversary with mass rally

    North Korea wraps up 70th anniversary with mass rally

    Tens of thousands of North Korean students rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Monday night in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary, an elaborate celebration that has showcased the nation's aspirations for economic growth and Korean unity.

    September 10, 2018
  • Trump tweets his thanks to Kim Jong-un for not displaying nukes in parade

    Trump tweets his thanks to Kim Jong-un for not displaying nukes in parade

    US President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his gratitude to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un for not displaying nuclear missiles in the military parade of the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding.

    September 9, 2018
  • Donald Trump ‘most likely’ to meet Kim Jong-un again

    Donald Trump ‘most likely’ to meet Kim Jong-un again

    At their June 12 meeting in Singapore, Kim committed to work toward the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees from the US.

    August 21, 2018
  • Kim Jong-un slams international sanctions on N.Korea

    Kim Jong-un slams international sanctions on N.Korea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un slammed international sanctions against Pyongyang during a visit to an under-construction tourist complex.

    August 17, 2018
  • Was Singapore meet just a coming-out party for Kim?

    Was Singapore meet just a coming-out party for Kim?

    From all indications this appeared to be the case. In a trice Kim Jong- Un was transformed from a pariah to a confident leader on the world stage. Prior to this he seldom ventured out of his country except for the occasional journeys to China and Russia in armoured trains with practically zero visibility. The …

    August 17, 2018
  • North Korea and South Korea to decide date, venue for 3rd summit

    North Korea and South Korea to decide date, venue for 3rd summit

    Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in met on April 27 and May 26 this year; high-level talks launched on Monday to discuss the date and venue for a third summit

    August 13, 2018
  • N.Korea must denuclearize verifiably, irreversibly: UN Chief

    N.Korea must denuclearize verifiably, irreversibly: UN Chief

    United Nations chief also insisted on implementation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions against North Korea.

    August 8, 2018
  • Iran trumps Trump

    Iran trumps Trump

    Iran is a long way from deceptive North Korea and not merely in terms of distance. It has hit back at the United States of America, with President Hassan Rouhani rejecting President Trump’s offer of “talks without preconditions” as worthless and “a dream”, saying his words contradicted his action of reimposing sanctions on Tehran. Less …

    August 4, 2018