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October 16, 2018 2:33 AM Koreas and UN Command meet to discuss disarming border

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command were meeting Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. South Korea’s Defence Ministry said the talks at the Panmunjom border village mark the first meeting between the Koreas 6

October 15, 2018 2:18 AM Korean government officials meet to discuss post-summit specifics

In their third summit this year, Moon and Kim committed to reviving economic co-operation when possible, voicing optimism that international sanctions could end and allow such activity, and holding a groundbreaking ceremony by the end of the year on an ambitious project to connect their roads and railways. The North and South also announced measures 7

October 9, 2018 11:59 AM Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

“When you speak the same language it is because you have the same mother, and this gives us hope,” the pope said. “The suffering of the division is great, and I understand this and pray that it ends.” North Korea’s reported overture comes a few weeks after the Vatican signed a landmark deal with Communist China, North Korea’s closest ally, over bishop 8

October 7, 2018 1:00 PM Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip

Moon’s office said in a statement later that Pompeo told Moon that the North Korean leader had agreed a second summit with Trump “should be held as soon as possible,” and that talks on the timing and location would continue. In Pyongyang, Pompeo and Kim met for about 3 1/2 hours, first in a business session and then in a 90-minute luncheon that the North 8

October 6, 2018 11:22 PM Flag controversy dampens ties between Japan and S. Korea

The international fleet review, scheduled for Thursday, was intended to deepen mutual understanding through events involving the crews of vessels from various countries. The South Korean Navy invited the MSDF to participate in October 2017. South Korea is thought to have begun perceiving the rising sun flag as problematic relatively recently. In April 10

September 27, 2018 1:39 AM Trump hopeful for nuclear deal with North Korea, but is in no rush

CAMEROON, CAMEROON—President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his work to settle a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he has given up nothing but his time during a June summit yet stands on the cusp of denuclearizing the North. In a wide-ranging news conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Trump told reporters 8

September 19, 2018 4:00 PM North and South Korean planning joint bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid. Germany, with a multi-city bid, Brisbane, Australia and Jakarta, Indonesia are among those who have indicated they would bid for the 2032 Games. The India Olympic Committee 8

September 17, 2018 8:07 PM South Korea’s president to visit North Korea in bid to save nuclear talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Pyongyang on Tuesday for a landmark visit to salvage stalled nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea. The three-day trip, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years, will feature a joint press appearance on Wednesday with Kim Jong-un. The North Korean leader has resisted U.S. attempts to spell 13

August 30, 2018 1:34 PM John McCain, ‘Arizona’s favourite adopted son,’ to depart state for last time after church service

Inside, former military members in shorts and T-shirts stopped and saluted. Others placed their hand over their heart or bowed, including Vietnamese-born residents who travelled from Southern California. Ray Riordan, an 87-year-old Navy veteran who fought in the Korean War, came from Payson, Arizona. “I grew up where a handshake was a contract and your word was your bond,” Riordan 16

August 24, 2018 7:56 PM Donald Trump tells Mike Pompeo to skip trip to North Korea

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to skip a planned trip to North Korea, abruptly cancelling the next round of negotiations on the country’s nuclear program in his first public acknowledgment that his diplomatic overture to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, had run into trouble. “I feel we are not making 12