Korean Peninsula

North Korea at the top of agenda as South Korea’s new president comes to D.C.

SEOUL — When South Korea’s new president comes to the United States this week for his first meeting with President Trump, there will be no cozy dinners at Mar-a-Lago or rounds of golf in the Florida sunshine.<p>Instead, Moon Jae-in will be going to the White House for what is shaping up to be a …

North Korea

South Korea Has No Plans to Reverse Deployment of US-Backed THAAD

South Korea’s government says there’s no going back on a controversial, U.S.-backed missile defense system ahead of a summit with president Donald …

North Korea

North Korean defector describes moment he knew he had to escape brutal regime

<b>Joo-il Kim grew up thinking North Korea was paradise but, aged 32, he had become so disillusioned he decided to risk everything just to escape.</b><p>Armed …

Kim Jong-un

North Korea compares Donald Trump to Hitler in attack on 'racist' America First policies

North Korean state media has likened Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and the US president's "America First" policies to Nazism.<p>Mr Trump's "two-nation strategy" towards the Korean Peninsula is "based on Hitler's dictatorial policies that separate people from their peers, justifies oppression and …

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N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

SEOUL (Reuters) - A leading North Korean sports official believes it is too late to consider South Korean President Moon Jae-in's proposal to form a unified team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying that political tension must be resolved first.<p>At the opening of the World Taekwondo …

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S. Korean wushu body invites N. Korea to youth competition

SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean wushu governing body said Monday it has invited North Korean athletes to an upcoming youth competition …

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South Korea to suspend construction of two nuclear reactors while decides fate

South Korea's government said on Tuesday it would suspend construction of two partially-completed nuclear reactors while it gathers public opinion on the facilities and decides whether they should be scrapped.<p>The government said in a statement that it would form a committee that would spend about …

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South Korea's Moon makes second justice minister pick after first falls foul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday made a second attempt at appointing a justice minister after his earlier choice withdrew over questions about ethics and views on women.<p>A month-and-a-half after winning a snap election, Moon is still trying to form his cabinet.<p>Whoever fills the justice …

Park Geun-hye

Thaad Not on Chopping Block, South Korean Foreign Minister Says

SEOUL—South Korea’s foreign minister said a review of a controversial U.S. missile-defense system ordered by President Moon Jae-in “does not mean we’ll cancel or reverse our decision” to host it, striking a conciliatory tone ahead of Mr. Moon’s White House visit this week.<p>The remarks on Monday, in …

North Korea

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are …

North Korea

Peninsula sees promise at Daewon

Peninsula Mines (ASX: PSM) has received promising results from metallurgical test work performed on representative samples from its Daewon graphite …

South Korea

Commentary: Trump should go easy on North Korea over Warmbier death

Otto Warmbier was the quintessential American college student. He faced a promising future and was keen to broaden his view of the world. It was likely that sense of adventure that convinced him to join a tour group traveling from China to North Korea - a country few outsiders …

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Japan on alert: Residents told to seek shelter or lie on ground in event of North Korea missile attack

The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.<p>The new 30-second government announcement offers practical tips on the most effective ways to seek protection if a missile is fired in …

North Korea

China And The U.S. Are Cooling Their Cooperation To Curb North Korea

Give the world’s two superpowers credit for effort but don’t expect a whole lot more. Since the presidents of China and the United States met for their first time in April, they’ve spoken the language of cooperation to hobble North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs spearheaded by the …

North Korea

Moon's Chaebol Hostage Drama Is a Korean Soap Rerun - Bloomberg

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has a funny way of showing he's taking chaebol reform seriously.<p>When the newly elected leader goes on his first …

Park Geun-hye

Horrifying video exposes brutal tactics of Otto Warmbier's North Korean torturers

The arrest, imprisonment and death of 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier brought light to the brutality of the North Korean regime that has long gone largely unknown by the public.<p>Though the draconian conditions prisoners are subjected to inside North Korea's prison camps and detention …

North Korea

South Korean president Moon Jae-in to meet Donald Trump amid tensions over Pyongyang's missile programme

<b>Seoul:</b> South Korea's dovish new President Moon Jae-in — who backs engagement with the nuclear-armed North — heads to Washington this week for talks …

North Korea

North Korea's prison camps: What put Otto Warmbier into a coma?

<b>WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT</b><p>Beatings, rape and starvation.<p>Many detainees are tortured into confessing crimes they didn't even commit.<p>And this is just the …

North Korea

Cheniere's LNG Market Share Expands as Korea Contract Starts - Bloomberg

Add South Korea to the growing list of regulars buying America’s shale gas.<p>Cheniere Energy Inc., the sole exporter of liquefied natural gas from U.S. …

Oil

South Korea marks outbreak of Korean War amid tensions

South Korea has marked the outbreak of the Korean War 67 years ago by holding several events in the capital Seoul

Korean War

South Korea economy to see mild improvement this year: central bank

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy is expected to see gradual improvement this year thanks to manufacturing and services, the country's central bank said in a regular report on regional growth on Monday.<p>The overall pace of economic growth had improved slightly in most regions of the country …

South Korea

DPRK says US war bombs still a danger

PYONGYANG - Unexploded bombs, land mines and shells left over by US troops in the 1950-53 Korean War are still endangering the lives of people, the …

North Korea

LIFE in Korea: Rare and Classic Photos From the 'Forgotten War'

Not published in LIFE. An American serving in Korea, 1952.<br>Michael Rougier—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 17<p>In Korea, it's known as the "6-2-5 …

Korean War

U.S. To North Korea: Let's Talk About Talking After You Do Exactly What We Say

The latest: Trump calls North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un a “madman with nuclear weapons.”<p>Like Iran, which the President dissed during his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, North Korea is a pariah to be avoided rather than engaged: a “rogue state.” If we talk to them, we legitimize them. Newsflash: they …

North Korea

PM Lee urges N. Korea to free detainees

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Sunday urged North Korea to free South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive …

North Korea

North Korea Ready To Attack US? Kim Jong Un's Regime Won't Negotiate Over Nuclear Program, Report Says | International Business Times

Just days after reports surfaced the U.S. and South Korea would discuss North Korea's demands in order to end its nuclear program, Pyongyang's state …

North Korea

Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says

The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held …

North Korea

'You Are Free Men,' Top North Korean Defector Told His Sons

The former North Korean deputy ambassador in London, Thae Tong-ho, recalled the moment he defected.

The Knives Are Out for South Korea’s Robber Barons

Business clans have dominated the country's economy for decades — but their time may finally be up.<p>“I was a god,” the scion proclaimed to me over …

Park Geun-hye

In Otto Warmbier death, a clash between permissive, authoritarian cultures

The latest edition of Politico Magazine asks the question: "Who Killed Otto Warmbier?" Warmbier was the American student who died shortly after being released from imprisonment by North Korea, where he'd fallen into a coma after serving 17 months of a 15 year prison sentence on allegations he tried …

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