High Level US-North Korea Summit Could Be Delayed: Trump

Donald Trump has claimed there is a “substantial chance” its historic diplomatic meeting between the US and North Korea will be delayed if it chooses not to engage in denuclearisation. The US President said hosting South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House there were doubts that the summit would happen, but the North…

North Korea Calls Off South Korea Talks, Threatens to Cancel US Summit

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks scheduled for Wednesday with South Korea, following joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the exercises, called “Max Thunder” air combat drills involving US stealth fighters and B-52 bombers were a “provocation” angering the North Korean government.…

US, Japan, welcome North Korean announcement to halt nuclear tests

The US, Japan and China have all welcomed the announcement by North Korea that nuclear tests will be halted and scrap its nuclear site. US President Donald Trump celebrated the development on denuclearisation on Twitter. “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good…

Kim Jong-un Meets Xi Jinping in Beijing in First Known Foreign Trip

Kim Jong-Un has made a surprise visit to China, confirmed as his first known foreign trip since assuming power. The North Korean leader made unofficial the trip at China’s request and met Chinese President Xi Jinping, where he discussed giving up the country’s nuclear weapons, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Xinhua reported Mr…

Trump to meet with Kim Jong-Un to discuss denuclearisation

US President Donald Trump is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to discuss the possibility of denuclearisation, after a surprise invitation was sent to the US President. Relayed by South Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong, the invitation will set up the first meeting between a US president and a North Korean leader…

South Korean President meets with Kim Jong Un’s sister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, seeking to utilise the Olympic détente to further diplomatic relations. The pair met face-to-face for the first time at the opening ceremony, where they shook hands and cheered for Korean athletes marching under a unified…

Top diplomats want diplomatic North Korea solution

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has expressed his desire for a diplomatic solution to the North Korea Problem. This comes just a day after Seoul’s top diplomat labelled a military solution as “unacceptable”. Despite US President Donald Trump’s insistence that all options are on the table when it comes to North Korea, Mr Mattis still…

New U.S. Sanctions to Crack Down on North Korea Nuclear Weapons Development

The U.S. Government has issued new sanctions in a bid to curb North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat. The Treasury Department introduced the sanctions on Wednesday on North Korean financial and business networks in China and Russia, to cut off revenue for its nuclear and missile programs. Sanctions have targeted North Korean and Chinese trading…

U.S. “Ready to Talk” to North Korea Without Preconditions: Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is “ready to talk anytime” with North Korea without preconditions, walking away from a key demand that Pyongyang must give up its nuclear arsenal before negotiations. Mr Tillerson claimed the U.S. “simply cannot accept a nuclear armed North Korea, but appeared to soften the U.S.’s stance…

Time Magazine Names #metoo Movement as 2017 Person of the Year

Time Magazine has revealed there is no single person that defined the year than the way a group of people did, announcing the anti-harassment #MeToo movement as its Person of the Year for 2017. Referring to the people as “The Silence Breakers”, it has recognised them in the movement which represents the people, mostly women…