North Korea’s missile program reportedly continues after Trump and Kim Jong Un’s pledge to promote ‘peace and prosperity’

Evan Vucci/AP North Korea is reportedly continuing to build missiles at a research facility despite its leader’s pledge to work toward “peace and prosperity” on the Korean Peninsula, The Washington Post reported on Monday night. US intelligence officials familiar Pyongyang’s operations say that new evidence, including recent satellite photos, suggest the regime is producing at […]

South Korea’s military considering pulling troops away from DMZ border ‘on a trial basis’ amid eased tensions with North Korea

AFP South Korea is reportedly considering withdrawing some military forces and equipment from guard posts on the border with North Korea on a “trial basis.” It’s part of the South Korean defense ministry’s plan to transform the [Demilitarized Zone] into a “peace zone.” The ministry said it would also plan on designating a de facto […]

‘No rush for speed’ in N. Korea’s denuclearization, sanctions still in place – Trump

There is “no rush” on North Korean denuclearization for the US, at least according to Donald Trump… despite the earlier ‘maximum pressure’ campaign, demanding that Pyongyang start the process “very quickly.” Trump tweeted the remark on Wednesday, promising “big benefits and exciting future” for Pyongyang “at end of process.” The president echoed his own statement to reporters from a day […]

South Korea’s World Cup team tried to confuse Sweden’s spies by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn’t tell them apart

REUTERS/Carlos Barria South Korea’s World Cup team responded to a Swedish spy for Sweden’s team by swapping their jerseys so it would be harder to tell them apart.  Taeguk Warriors coach Shin Tae-yong told reporters Sunday “it is very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians.” The Swedish spy, who is a member of Sweden’s […]

Trump-Kim Summit: Trump is pushing for North Korea’s denuclearisation, but Kim has his own agenda

Reuters. Denuclearisation is the hottest topic on the cards for the Trump-Kim summit. Trump’s administration emphasised that progress heavily depends on Kim’s eagerness to denuclearise. If North Korea gave up its nuclear arsenal, it would lose its most valuable bargaining chip. With US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un now in […]

South Korea’s president could join the US-North Korea summit, but he might end up stealing Trump’s thunder

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images South Korean President Moon Jae-in could join the US-North Korea summit in Singapore, if invited. A South Korean official reportedly said that, if Moon attends, he would be there to take part in discussions about declaring a formal end to the Korean War, which has technically been ongoing since 1953. But Moon’s […]

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 […]