North Korea is committed to a summit with Trump and ‘complete denuclearization,’ South Korea’s president says

South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via Associated Press South Korea’s president said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to a US summit and “complete denuclearization.” South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border on Saturday to discuss the summit, which was canceled by Trump the previous day. Trump said […]

South Korea’s largest crypto exchange raided by prosecutors

Reuters/Christinne Muschi South Korean crypto exchange Upbit was raided by prosecutors on suspicion of Fraud, Yonhap news agency reported. Upbit sent a note to clients saying it is cooperating and clients’ assets are secure. (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors raided the country’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Upbit, on Thursday and Friday on suspicion of fraud, Yonhap […]

Kim Jong Un met with Xi Jinping in China again as Beijing struggles to assert its will on Koreas

Xinhua News via Twitter North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, in a suprise visit that again came unannounced. Chinese media confirmed that Kim had visited and met with Xi, according to Reuters’ Josh Smith. China is likely trying to insert its interests into ongoing inter-Korean talks and […]

South Korea’s president calls for Trump to get the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea

Donald Trump should win a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a standoff with North Korea over nuclear weapons, according to South Korea’s president. Moon Jae-in said Monday: “President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace.” Trump threatened war with North Korea multiple times and pushed very […]

As two Koreas shake hands, Hidden Cobra hackers wage espionage campaign

Enlarge / North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) shake hands over the military demarcation line upon meeting for the Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea. (credit: Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images) As Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to step […]

‘A little bit short of highest level’: Trump says he spoke with North Korea’s Kim almost ‘directly’

President Donald Trump says US-North Korean talks are being held at an “extremely” high level, one level short of the “highest,” and locations are now being considered for his historic meeting with the North Korean leader. Five locations are currently being considered for the upcoming US-North Korean leadership summit, Donald Trump told reporters at Mar-a-Lago […]

White House accuses news organizations of ‘elevating’ North Korea’s profile

Following President Donald Trump’s unprecedented acceptance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s offer to meet, reporters asked the White House why Trump would grant such a meeting, suggesting it would improperly amplify the regime’s profile. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested that news organizations were partly to blame for “elevating” North Korea’s status. […]

How North Korea’s offer to end its nuclear weapons program may undermine Trump and his sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un indicated to South Korea that he’s willing to halt missile and nuclear tests in exchange for security guarantees from the US. An agreement might even include the dismantling of the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal. President Donald Trump took credit for the development, claiming his administration’s recent economic sanctions led […]

South Korea’s President Moon calls for US, North Korea to lower the bar for mutual talks

Kim Min-Hee/Reuters South Korea’s president said Monday that the United States should lower the threshold for talks with North Korea and that the two countries should start a dialogue soon. Moon asked for China’s support for U.S.-North Korea talks, and Liu responded that China would help facilitate them. Moon also said that North Korea should […]