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On the Spot
: Lee Min-hyung
Sat, July 20, 2019 | 18:58
Moon-Trump summit to center on defense cost sharing, trade affairs
U.S. President Donald Trump will likely ratchet up pressure on President Moon Jae-in on sensitive defense and economic issues during their upcoming summit later this month. Experts here said Moon's wise handling of the complex diplomacy is crucial to prevent South Korea from suffering any unexpected political or economic setbacks from the U.S. trade war which Chna.
| 2019-06-16 08:05
'Moon's peace drive facing challenges'
It will take more time for President Moon Jae-in to generate a visible outcome as a mediator and facilitator in the stalled denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang as the United States is still unlikely to reach a possible “one-shot big deal” with North Korea in the foreseeable future, experts said, Friday
| 2019-06-14 17:04
North Korean media call for reconciliation ahead of June 15 Joint Declaration anniversary
Moon hopes for early summit with North Korean leader
A senior presidential aide said Thursday that discussions are underway with officials from Pyongyang regarding another inter-Korean summit, before U.S. President Donald Trump's planned meeting with President Moon Jae-in, June 30. “It's evident that the U.S. president didn't rule out the possibility of another meeting between President Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ...
| 2019-06-13 17:03
Moon to address Swedish parliament on denuclearization, peace
US and 25 nations accuse North Korea of violating sanctions
Foreign ministry keeps low profile over trade war between US, China
The foreign ministry is keeping a low profile in handling the ongoing trade conflict between Washington and Beijing, in an apparent move to avoid any potential backlashes from the two countries, sources said Thursday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to launch a special taskforce no later than the end of this week to monitor the situation and come up with countermeasures...
| 2019-06-13 16:39
Foreign ministry ignites controversy over possible security rift with U.S.
The foreign ministry's announcement to push for “gradual” nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula is raising concerns over a possible rift in the security alliance with the United States, as the view is not in line with Washington's repeated position to reach a one-shot big deal in nuclear negotiations with North Korea. Controversy erupted on Tuesday (local time in Sweden...
| 2019-06-12 17:01
'North Korea unlikely to change position on denuclearization'
It's unlikely the upcoming G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka late this month will produce specific results in terms of putting nuclear diplomacy back on track because expectations of a diplomatic breakthrough that would end the nuclear standoff are thin, experts said Monday.
| 2019-06-10 15:52
No signs of improvement in Korea-Japan relations before G20
President Moon pushes for summits with Xi, Abe
President Moon Jae-in is pushing for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, later this month. The high-stakes leadership meeting comes at a pivotal moment of complicated diplomacy among the participating countries.
| 2019-06-09 17:23
South Korea, Finland to hold summit on peace, startups
Body of another Korean recovered after boat sinking
The body of a Korean woman in her 20s was recovered Saturday (local time) from the Danube River the South's foreign ministry said, Sunday.
| 2019-06-09 17:22
Hungarian authorities to tie last rope around sunken boat under Danube River
High water blocking salvage of Hungary tour boat
A plan to salvage the ill-fated sunken tour boat Hableany from the Danube River in Hungary is being delayed further, as high water levels are blocking a large floating crane from reaching the accident site. Initially, Hungarian and Korean rescue authorities were scheduled to engage in the salvage mission Thursday. But the operation of the crane capable of lifting 200 tons was...
| 2019-06-06 16:39
2 more Korean victims found, death toll 18 in Hungary boat sinking
Chinese leader Xi may visit Seoul this month
Chinese President Xi Jinping is rumored to be visiting Seoul this month for a summit with President Moon Jae-in. The JoongAng Ilbo, citing an unnamed diplomatic source, reported Thursday that Xi will visit Seoul to meet Moon before going to Osaka, Japan, in late June to participate in the G20 meeting, scheduled for two days from June 28. Cheong Wa Dae and the Ministry of Fore...
| 2019-06-06 15:43
Speculation abounds over Xi's visit to Seoul amid Sino-US trade tensions
Typhoon Danas to hit Korean Peninsula on Saturday
Korea-Japan dispute spreads to security
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Korean dies after setting car on fire in front of Japanese embassy
Anti-Japan protest picks up steam
Moon, Abe, do some art!
Lotte bears brunt of Japan trade conflict
Sanctions halve North Korea's 2018 trade
Korea, North Macedonia establish diplomatic relations
Trump racist remarks
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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