Sunday, 19 August 2018

Tag Archives: Kim Jong Un

Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

SEOUL/WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program and also to secure the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo landed in Pyongyang and met Kim Yong Chol, ...

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Donald Trump Says North Korea Still A Big Threat

(FILE PHOTO) President Donald Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States. The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump’s assertion ...

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Trump, Kim share historic handshake

SINGAPORE: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shared warm words and a historic handshake as they held an unprecedented summit to confront a decades-old nuclear stand-off and enmity stretching back to the Cold War. The two men clasped hands beneath the white-washed walls of an upscale hotel in neutral Singapore, ...

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Trump says he will stop ‘war games’ with South Korea

SINGAPORE: The US will stop holding military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday after his summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Washington and Seoul are security allies, with around 30,000 US troops stationed in the South to defend it from its neighbour, which invaded ...

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China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

QINGDAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc’s “unity”, just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the coastal ...

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Moscow invites North Korean leader Kim to visit

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow said, during the first meeting between the head of the reclusive state and a Russian official. “Come to Russia, we’ll be very happy to see you,” Lavrov told Kim in remarks ...

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North Korea summit cancellation a setback to dealmaker Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump drew gasps at the United Nations General Assembly last September when he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Eight months later, he said “everyone” thought he should get the Nobel Peace Prize for a new approach that aimed to put him at a table with North ...

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North Korea frees three US detainees

WASHINGTON: North Korea has freed three American detainees, President Donald Trump announced, hailing a diplomatic victory ahead of a planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang granted the three men “amnesty,” a US official said, and they are now on their way back to the United States with Secretary of ...

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Will India and Pakistan Learn from the Historic Korea Summit?

Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea when he crossed the Military Demarcation Line, which separates the two Koreas, to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House. The Peace House, a three-storey building constructed in 1989 in the truce village ...

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North Korea says peace talks not result of US pressure

SEOUL: North Korea Sunday warned Washington that claiming Pyongyang was forced into talks by US pressure risked returning the peninsula “back to square one”, as the world awaits a landmark summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. The pair are set for the first ever face-to-face meeting between a ...

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