Largest dog slaughterhouse in South Korea closes to become public park

Officials will clear out South Korea’s largest dog slaughterhouse over the next two days. The canine house of horrors has been shut following pressure from animal rights groups and a decline in the consumption of dog meat. The slaughterhouse, south of the capital Seoul, will be dismantled to make room for a public park. Korean […]

US won’t let Russia ease North Korea sanctions, Haley says

Russia says it’s trying to ease sanctions on North Korea to make aid organisations’ work there possible. The US says it won’t let that happen. Following a closed-door UN security council meeting this Thursday requested by Russia and China, US ambassador Nikki Haley told press members that Russia is trying “to lift banking restrictions” against […]

The US changed its mind about banning cluster bombs because of North Korea

Reuters/US Air Force file photo The United States reversed its plan to ban cluster munitions last year and kept its dated stockpiles for one reason: North Korea, a top defense official said Friday. “That policy change was driven by the North Korean situation,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said.See the rest of the story at Business Insider […]

The trade deal between America and South Korea has barely changed

“IT’S a horrible deal. It was a Hillary Clinton disaster, a deal that should’ve never been made,” said America’s president in April 2017. Donald Trump was threatening to scrap his country’s free-trade agreement with South Korea, known as KORUS, claiming that it had left America “destroyed”. On September 24th, after he and Moon Jae-in, his […]

US threatens N. Korea with ‘increasing pressure,’ says sanctions must ‘continue vigorously’

Stern US rhetoric has again been heard at the UN General Assembly, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning that North Korean sanctions must “continue vigorously,” while threatening Pyongyang with “isolation” if it misbehaves. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, Pompeo said that if Pyongyang strays from the path of diplomacy and […]

US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea – report

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – America’s partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance […]

South Korea to propose joint 2032 Olympics bid with North

South Korea is considering a joint 2032 Olympic bid with its northern neighbors in an attempt to maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-Hwan said that co-hosting the summer Olympics with the North would help to ease tensions and promote peace in the region, […]

Russia will ask UN to lift some North Korea sanctions – Deputy FM

Moscow will propose to the UN Security Council to reward North Korea with a gradual relaxing of sanctions if it takes the necessary steps towards denuclearization, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said. “As North Korea takes steps on denuclearization, we believe that the UN Security Council has the authority and should address the issue of […]

Russia blocks UN Security Council report on North Korea

Russia has decided to halt discussions of a United Nations Security Council report on North Korea, due to disagreement on some of its points and concern over parts of it being leaked before publication, Moscow’s UN envoy has said. Russia has blocked the upcoming report of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea […]