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…

North Korea Launches New Missile in U.S. Range

North Korea has fired an unidentified ballistic missile containing a “super-large heavy warhead” capable of reaching the United States (U.S.). The country’s state media made the announcement on Wednesday, hours after leader Kim Jong Un ordered the launch of the Hwasong-15 missile for 3 a.m. State news agency KCNA called it “the most powerful ICBM”…

Trump Warns Kim Jong Un of “Grave Danger” Over Missile, Weapons Program

United States President has issued further warnings to North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, telling him his weapons “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.” Mr Trump said to South Korean lawmakers on Wednesday Kim Jong Un’s regime has “interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness” claiming it “would…

Trump meets with South Korean President over North Korea

US President Donald Trump has met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, discussing ways they can apply pressure to North Korea to try avoid a war. The two presidents discussed continued economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure to try keep North Korea in check. They also agreed to increase South Korea’s missile capabilities, and the US…

US Pleased By North Korea’s Missile Launch “Restraint”

The United States Secretary of State has praised Kim Jong-un for showing restraint over its missile program, since the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea. Rex Tillerson said there had been no missile launches or other provocative acts by North Korea, just weeks after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic…