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PM Modi meets First Lady of the Republic of Korea

The First Lady Kim is visiting India at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi. She will be the Chief Guest at the Deepotsav event being organized by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and the ground-breaking ceremony of the new Memorial of Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya tomorrow. Ayodhya ... Read More »

Trump calls off Pompeo North Korea trip, blasts China

“I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Mr. Trump said by tweet. “Additionally, because of our much tougher Trading stance with China, I do ... Read More »

India-South Korea sign 10 MoUs and One pact

While on Monday, the two leaders inaugurated the world’s largest mobile manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh, today they shared the vision of even better economic ties driven by peace and security in the region and closer people to people engagement. The bilateral meet beween Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South ... Read More »

South Korea suspends civilian drills to help talks with North

Seoul’s decision today to “temporarily suspend” the nationwide civilian drills had been anticipated since the United States and South Korea halted their annual military exercises following a summit last month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Streets in South Korean cities froze at the sound ... Read More »

Pompeo hopes to fill in details of North Korea agreement

Pompeo arrived for a refueling stop at Yokota Air Base in Japan on his way to Pyongyang for the third time since April and the first since the June 12 summit. His mission is to translate the upbeat rhetoric following the first meeting between leaders of the US and North ... Read More »

Mike Pompeo heading to North Korea for nuclear talks

During a week-long trip beginning on July 5 from Pyongyang, as part of his continued consultations with North Korea on the denuclearisation issue, the top diplomat will have stops in Tokyo, Hanoi, Abu Dhabi and Brussels, his spokesperson said on Sunday. The state department’s announcement comes days after Pompeo called ... Read More »

U.S. suspends military exercises with South Korea

The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At a news conference after the meeting with ... Read More »

Japan urges North Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

In a television interview, Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side “through various channels” in a bid to arrange a meeting with Kim. During historic talks with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on Tuesday, Kim reportedly said he was open to a meeting with Abe. Japan ... Read More »

Trump heads to Singapore for North Korea summit

The main issue for the June 12 summit in Singapore is the U.S. demand for North Korea to abandon a nuclear weapons program that now threatens the United States. North Korea has rejected giving up its arsenal unilaterally and defends its nuclear and missile programs as a deterrent against what ... Read More »

Trump says North Korea Summit will happen as scheduled after all

Trump was speaking with reporters on the White House lawn after meeting with a senior North Korean official in the Oval Office. Trump first told reporters the letter from Kim was “a very nice letter … a very interesting letter” but then said he had not opened it. Trump appeared to significantly lower ... Read More »

North and South Korea hold high level talks at Panmunjom

The rivals also agreed at a meeting of senior officials at the border village of Panmunjom to establish a liaison office at the North Korean border town of Kaesong and hold sports talks on fielding combined teams for some sports at the Asian Games in August, as they continue to ... Read More »

North Korea behind malware attacks, says United States

The US has accused North Korea of launching a slew of malicious cyber activity in recent years. But this warning comes just as the Trump administration is trying to start denuclearization talks with Pyongyang. The latest warning about malware, called Joanap and Brambul, was issued as North Korea leader Kim Jong ... Read More »

N Korea says still open to talks with US

“The abrupt announcement of the cancellation of the meeting is unexpected for us and we cannot but find it extremely regrettable,” Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister, said in a statement carried by the state-run KCNA news agency. “We again state to the US our willingness to ... Read More »