Date and location set for Trump, Kim meeting

US President Donald Trump has announced that a date and location for his highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The pair will meet on May 22nd, and while the meeting place has not been publically confirmed, it is expected to be in the DMZ, or in Singapore. The Peace House in the…

Australia, Canada sending military planes to monitor North Korean ships

Australia and Canada are sending military patrol craft to monitor North Korean vessels believed to be breaking UN trade sanctions. The aircraft will be based at the US military air base Kadena on the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a statement by the Japanese government. “We do have a P-8A surveillance aircraft that is…

South Korea’s ex-president imprisoned for corruption

Park Guen-hye, South Korea’s former president, has been sentenced to 24 years in jail for abuse of power and coercion charges, and ordered to pay $21.9m in damages. Park has refused to attend court sessions since October last year, citing health issues. She claims she is the target of ‘political revenge’, and has accused the…

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…

South Korea preparing for more North Korean missile tests

South Korea is preparing for North Korea to conduct more missile tests, with the north celebrating its foundation day this weekend. North Korea held a missile test last year on its September 9th anniversary, and South Korea has warned that it expects another missile test despite UN sanctions. There are reports that solar storms may…

Donald Trump Vows ‘Era of Strategic Patience’ with North Korea is Over

United States President Donald Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Friday, where the North Korea situation was discussed. Mr Trump declared the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea was over, with the continued development of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “Together we are facing the…