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: Lee Min-hyung
Sat, July 20, 2019 | 19:03
Young defector's mother urges South to stop her 'forcible repatriation'
The mother of a nine-year-old North Korean girl captured in China has pleaded with the South Korean government to stop her daughter from being forcibly repatriated to the North. According to the South's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Justice for North Korea, a nonprofit human rights organization, Monday, the girl was among seven North Korean defectors arrested recently by Ch...
| 2019-04-30 16:54
Bolton rebuffs Putin's proposal for six-party talks
The United States is skeptical about reviving a stalled multi-nation dialogue on the nuclear disarmament of North Korea, as the approach failed to generate outcomes in the past, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday (local time). “I think it's not what our preference is,” Bolton told Fox News.
| 2019-04-29 17:14
Korean arrested for allegedly abducting fellow Korean in Philippines
A Korean man has been arrested for allegedly abducting another Korean national in the Philippines and demanding a ransom from his family, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. The suspect, identified by his surname Lee, reportedly kidnapped the victim in Makati, Manila, sometime in March.
| 2019-04-28 17:26
Party standoff deepens over fast-track reform bills
The confrontation between the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) and four other parties deepened Sunday after the LKP vowed to use all possible means to block the latters' move to fast-track reform bills. The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) filed complaints with the police against 18 LKP members, including its floor leader Rep. Na Kyung-won, for using violence t...
| 2019-04-28 17:21
Kim Jong-un, Putin discuss how to handle US
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un participated in his first-ever summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Thursday, that addressed denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula among other topics. In a post-summit press conference, Putin said that what Kim Jong-un wants is a security guarantee before realizing nuclear disarmament on the peninsula. Putin said a resumption of the...
| 2019-04-25 17:04
Moon may push for summit with Putin
Kim Jong-un set for summit with Putin
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Vladivostok on his personal train, Wednesday, for a high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin today. Russia gave a red-carpet welcome for Kim at the train station in the Russian Far Eastern city amid tight security. Kim wore a black coat and fedora and smiled even after the hours-long trip. The North Korean leader insp...
| 2019-04-24 17:02
Kim, Putin to hold first summit over denuclearization, economic cooperation
Kim-Putin summit likely in Vladivostok
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un possibly kicked off his trip to Vladivostok, Tuesday, for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Neither side has disclosed any details over the high-profile meeting, but a series of signs indicate the summit will take place sooner rather than later.
| 2019-04-23 17:12
Kim set to arrive in Vladivostok for summit with Putin
Kazakhstan can help North Korea for denuclearization
Cheong Wa Dae hopeful of Kim-Putin summit
Harris: there is 'no good enough deal'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un must now decide whether to move forward with the stalled nuclear dialogue with the United States, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris said Monday. “I believe that President Donald Trump has made his position very clear to Chairman Kim,” Harris said during a meeting with main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) chief Hwang Kyo-ahn. “And...
| 2019-04-22 16:52
[INTERVIEW] 'Phased steps can build trust with North Korea'
LKP declares all-out struggle against Moon
President Moon Jae-in appointed two disputed nominees as Constitutional Court justices Friday, despite a fierce objection from conservative parties. The appointments of the liberal-minded Lee Mi-sun and Moon Hyung-bae as new Constitutional Court members drew an immediate political backlash. The largest conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) vowed to stage an all-out protest a...
| 2019-04-19 17:01
Moon appoints two disputed justices
North Korea test-fires 'new guided weapon'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched the test-firing of his regime's “new tactical guided weapon,” the country's state-run media reported Thursday. The launch was an apparent move to raise the pressure on Washington amid deadlocked nuclear negotiations between the two sides. On Wednesday, Kim visited the Academy of Defense Science to oversee the testing of the new type of ...
| 2019-04-18 21:13
Typhoon Danas to hit Korean Peninsula on Saturday
Korea-Japan dispute spreads to security
[INTERVIEW] Mr. Abe, you are not Trump
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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