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 promises to help build North Korea’s economy if it denuclearises

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the US will help North Korea to achieve economic prosperity similar to South Korea if it denuclearises. Mr Pompeo has just returned from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which he characterised as “warm” and “constructive. “We had good conversations about the histories of our two…

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…

North and South Korea agree to end war, denuclearise peninsula

North and South Korea have pledged to create a “nuclear free” peninsula, with both sides celebrating the developments. A joint statement from the two nations promise to pursue demilitarisation, end “hostile acts”, transform the DMZ into a “peace zone” and work on multilateral relations. “There will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and…

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…

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…

Sweden to support US-North Korea talks

Sweden has pledged its support to help the US and North Korea in efforts to create a productive dialogue between the nations. Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom said the “security situation (on) the Korean Peninsula is of interest to the whole world”, and that Sweden is happy to help the two countries meet. Sweden’s Pyongyang…

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…