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Rapprochement on the Korean peninsula could lead to the resurrection of a energy superproject connecting Russian gas to South Korea via Pyongyang. [Read More]
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The United States will soon present a timeline to North Korea with "specific asks" of Pyongyang after a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, a senior U.S. defense official said. The official, who spoke to a small group of reporters ahead of a trip to Asia this week by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, did not specify details but suggested that the timeline would be rapid enough to make clear... [Read More]
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US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will make his first visit to China this week amid rising tensions between the two countries but also a deep need for Beijing's support in nuclear talks with North Korea. Mattis told reporters Sunday he wants to "take measure" of China's strategic ambitions after it positioned weaponry on disputed islets in the South China Sea and is seeking to project its military power deep into the Pacific. But in a four-day trip that will also include South Korea and Japan, the Pentagon chief also hopes to confirm China's commitment to pressuring... [Read More]
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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday agreed to keep working together to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, including ensuring full implementation of the agreements reached by Pyongyang and Washington, the Kremlin... [Read More]
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 23, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met today with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in Washington, DC. The Secretary and the Secretary-General discussed the success of the Singapore Summit, efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, Libya, peace in the Middle East, and the Secretary-General's recent trip to Mali. The two agreed on the need to prioritize humanitarian aid in Yemen... [Read More]
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The two leaders agree to "continue joint efforts to establish complete denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula". [Read More]
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Crossing the border into North Korea A South Korean delegation meets with its northern counterparts to organise the next round of reunions for families separated by the Korean War. SOUNDBITE 1 - Park Kyung-seo, head of the Korean Red Cross (man, Korean, 27 sec):"As our two leaders mentioned in the Panmunjom Declaration on April 27th we have to make the Korean peninsula a place without war, through peaceful coexistence, trust, respect, and cooperation."The decision comes after a dramatic easing of tensions on the promise of denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Events that saw a 3rd Inter Korean summit... [Read More]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to support "efforts to establish complete denuclearization on the Korean peninsula" following the U.S.-North Korea summit last week. [Read More]
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The reunions, the first in three years, will take place in August. [Read More]
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POPE FRANCIS gives his speech in the Ecumenical center in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday. AP PHOTO/ALESSANDRA TARANTINOGENEVA Pope Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all Christians, despite their differences, to unite in efforts to foster justice and fight poverty while the rich grow "ever more wealthy." The pontiff 's day-long trip to the lakeside Swiss city that embraced the Protestant Reformation was aimed at stressing what can unite, rather than divide, Christians. During his visit, Francis met with a group of Protestants from North and South Korea. Their handshakes and exchange of smiles symbolized the... [Read More]
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The U.S. insistence on the complete denuclearization of North Korea could work against America's interests as political pressure mounts to make rapid progress, analysts say.  "It actually creates incredible inverse incentives to reduce the size and estimation of the problem," said Rebecca Hersman, the director of the Project on Nuclear Issues and an international security adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, during a Singapore summit assessment forum this week. ​Vague commitment North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to the complete denuclearization of the... [Read More]
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The Trump administration has identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy. After his summit with Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said the North Korean leader was "already destroying" a missile site, in addition to committing to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. An administration... [Read More]
Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday to discuss the recent denuclearization efforts in the Korean Peninsula amid the Kremlin's diplomatic offensive during soccer's World Cup. [Read More]
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It wasn't our most prominent engagement, but the truth is, U.S. serviceen suffered under circumstances that are hard to forget. [Read More]
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday. Kim and Xi assessed the historic meeting Kim had with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore... [Read More]
North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on the results of the summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore, including the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to the North's state media. Ed Giles reports. [Read More]
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday. [Read More]
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Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that with the joint efforts of the two countries, the Korean peninsula will definitely be peaceful and stable, official news agency Xinhua said. [Read More]
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Kim Jong Un declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship, unity and cooperation" with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. The two-day visit which ends Wednesday is designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect its interests as Trump and the young autocrat move into uncharted diplomatic terrain. The performance is part of a delicate balancing act for Kim, who analysts say is seeking to play US and Chinese interests off each other while maintaining good relations... [Read More]
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Although many people have criticized the bizarre nature of Donald Trump's diplomacy with North Korea, his recent love fest with Kim Jong Un does have the potential to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. ... [Read More]
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