Asia-Pacific
  • Barbed remarks, including threat of a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown,” from N. Korea’s vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui on Thursday added to a growing uncertainty over the fate of the proposed June 12 summit.

    The fate of Trump-Kim summit hangs in balance.
    LAST UPDATE : May 24, 2018, 7:23 AM EDT
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  • South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in is in Washington to salvage the proposed summit.

    The uncertainty over the planned summit between the U.S. and N. Korea deepened on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said there is a “very substantial chance” that the historic event may not happen next month.

    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2018, 7:23 AM EDT
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  • A S. Korean official said that Seoul wants to play “the role of a mediator.”

    A day after N. Korea threatened to call off the June 12 summit with the U.S., an official at the South's presidential Blue House said that Seoul wants to play “the role of a mediator” between the two sides.

    LAST UPDATE : May 17, 2018, 7:33 AM EDT
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  • U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s called for "Libya-style" denuclearization of N. Korea.

    In a blow to the groundbreaking diplomatic progress in the last few weeks, N. Korea threatened to pull out of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump if Washington pursued “one-sided” deal.

    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2018, 7:35 AM EDT
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  • N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets his S. Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.

    N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his S. Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in pledged to “write a new chapter” in history as they held a landmark summit, aimed at restoring peace between the two nations, technically still at war.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 27, 2018, 6:57 AM EDT
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  • South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye ruled guilty of abuse of power and coercion.

    South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye has been awarded a 24-year jail sentence after the court found her guilty of 16 out of 18 charges, most of them related to corruption, bribery and abuse of power.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 06, 2018, 7:38 AM EDT
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  • Earlier this month S. Korean officials met N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

    The officials from North and South Korea issued a joint statement on Thursday, announcing that the leaders of the two countries will meet at a summit to be held in the border village of Panmunjom on April 27.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 29, 2018, 7:10 AM EDT
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday.

    China’s state news agency confirmed that N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited Beijing on Monday, where he met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and pledged to denuclearize the Korean region.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 28, 2018, 7:11 AM EDT
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  • Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that Taiwan will face the “punishment of history.”

    In a vehement closing speech in the parliament, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the “enemies” against their bid to split China, adding that the separatist drives are doomed to fail.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 20, 2018, 7:16 AM EDT
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  • Pyongyang's response seeks to portray N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "a responsible statesman."

    North Korea has said it is still willing to give time and opportunity to the U.S. to hold face-to-face talks even after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a planned summit with its leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday.

    LAST UPDATE : May 25, 2018, 7:34 AM EDT
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