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Future of summit with U.S. is up to Washington: North Korea

The North’s central news agency released a statement citing vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui, as saying North Korea will neither beg the U.S. for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with the North. Choe said she could suggest to ... Read More »

Do not play Donald Trump, Pompeo warns North Korea

Pence said that North Korea should not attempt to seek concessions from the United States for promises it did not intend to keep. “It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump,” Pence said according to excerpts of an interview. “Well, I ... Read More »

Suspension of talks “regrettable”, says South Korea after North cancels meet

A ministry spokesperson told reporters that Pyongyang’s decision to unilaterally postpone high-level talks between the two Koreas citing an annual joint air drill between South Korea and the United States, was not in line with the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration and was regrettable. Unification Ministry spokesperson Baik Tae-hyun urged the North to swiftly ... Read More »

N Korea’s latest nuclear test 10 times stronger than Hiroshima bomb

Researchers, including those from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and University of California, Berkeley in the US, showed how the explosion altered the mountain above the detonation. The nuclear test on September 3, 2017 took place under Mt Mantap at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the country’s north, rocking ... Read More »

North Korea warns United States not to mislead public opinion

Impoverished North Korea has been hit by a series of UN and US sanctions in recent years in a bid to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula in the first ... Read More »

Unified Korea lose in historic table tennis world championship semis

The decision to allow North and South Korea to field a unified team for the semi-finals in Halmstad, Sweden was announced on Thursday. It was a tripartite agreement between the leaders of the North and South Korean Table Tennis teams and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The last time that a unified Korea ... Read More »

North and South Korea to send joint TT team at world championship

North and South Korea requested to field a unified team for the semi-finals of the championships, which will be played against Japan or Ukraine on Friday in Halmstad, Sweden. The last time that a unified Korea team played the world table tennis championships was 1991 in Chiba, Japan where women’s team shocked defending champions ... Read More »

North Korea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attack

Kim also vowed during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday to shut down the North’s nuclear test site in May and disclose the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s presidential office said. While there are lingering questions about whether North Korea ... Read More »

North Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone

Kim made the comments during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday at a border truce village, where he also expressed optimism about his anticipated meeting with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president will learn he’s “not a person” to fire missiles toward the United States, Moon’s ... Read More »

N Korea delegation led by Kim’s sister arrives for Olympics

Seoul : The sister of the North Korean leader today became the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War as part of a high-level delegation attending the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Arriving on her brother Kim Jong Un’s white private jet ... Read More »