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North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands

North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands

Seoul – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam met and shook hands today ahead of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Kim Yong-nam, who is officially leading Pyongyang’s diplomatic delegation to the Games, met Moon at a leaders’ reception ahead of the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang. Moon and […]

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N. Korea has no intention to meet US in South

N. Korea has no intention to meet US in South

Seoul – North Korea has no intention to meet US officials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, Pyongyang’s state media said this morning — but did not rule it out. “We have no intention whatsoever to meet US authorities during our visit to the South,” Cho Yong-sam, a senior foreign ministry official, was […]

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South and North Korea kick off high-level talks

South and North Korea kick off high-level talks

Seoul – South Korea and the North Korea on Tuesday kicked off a senior-level, inter-governmental dialogue in the truce village of Panmunjom, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Seoul’s unification ministry as saying. The two sides started the plenary session at about 10 am local time (0100 GMT) with a five-member South Korean delegation led by […]

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North Korea must stop nuke testing before any talks with US

North Korea must stop nuke testing before any talks with US

North Korea must stop conducting nuclear tests before the United States would enter into any talks with the isolated Pyongyang regime, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday. “They have to stop testing. They have to be willing to talk about banning their nuclear weapons. Those things have to happen,” she said […]

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North Korea’s Kim says nuclear weapons will prevent war with US

North Korea’s Kim says nuclear weapons will prevent war with US

Seoul – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said today that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the US mainland with its nuclear weapons.  “The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, […]

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Trump says China ‘Caught Red Handed’ allowing oil into North Korea

Trump says China ‘Caught Red Handed’ allowing oil into North Korea

Washington – US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea” and that such moves would prevent “a friendly solution” to the crisis over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. […]

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US to blame North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

US to blame North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

Washington – The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to publicly blame North Korea for unleashing a cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year, said two sources familiar with the matter. The accusation that the North Korean government was behind the so-called WannaCry attack comes as worries […]

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Aussie cops arrest man accused of trying to sell missile parts for N. Korea

Aussie cops arrest man accused of trying to sell missile parts for N. Korea

Melbourne – Australian police said today they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction. The man had been charged with two counts under an act […]

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US State Department says no policy change on North Korea

US State Department says no policy change on North Korea

Washington – The US State Department said Wednesday that its policy on North Korea remains the same as before, noting it is not “the right time” to start talks with Pyongyang, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. “We remain open to dialogue when North Korea is willing to conduct a credible dialogue on the peaceful denuclearisation […]

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Kim vows to make N. Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

Kim vows to make N. Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

Seoul – Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the “world’s strongest nuclear power,” state media reported Wednesday, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm. The North has rattled the international community with a flurry of missile launches and its largest ever nuclear test in […]

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