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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bitcoin, Ethereum Fall in Markets as South Korea Bans Cryptocurrencies

South Korea will ban all cryptocurrency trading in the country, sending virtual currencies plummeting in crypto markets. Justice Minister Park Sang-Ki made the announcement on Thursday, calling the currencies including bitcoin and ethereum a “concern”. “There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through…

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…

Reports Of North Korea moving missiles

South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) has reported that several North Korean missiles have been seen getting moved from a rock facility in Pyongyang. The report, which cites an unnamed intelligence source, said South Korean and US intelligence officials have detected the missiles being moved away from the Missile Research and Development Facility at Sanum-dong…