N.Korean nuclear reactors show new signs of activity

N.Korean nuclear reactors show new signs of activity

London, March 16 (IANS) North Korea has begun preliminary testing of one of its nuclear reactors at the Yongbyon research facility, according to new satellite imagery examined by Western experts.   The disclosure comes as preparations get underway for the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April […]

South Korea gears up for summit, report shows North Korea testing reactor

South Korea gears up for summit, report shows North Korea testing reactor

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo   SEOUL, March 16 (Reuters) – South Korean officials began preparations on Friday for a summit next month with North […]

Factbox: Beyond weapons, North Korea talks could address family reunions, detainees, and joint programmes

Factbox: Beyond weapons, North Korea talks could address family reunions, detainees, and joint programmes

SEOUL, March 13 (Reuters) – Beyond the future of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, a number of other issues could be raised during upcoming talks between Pyongyang, South Korea and, potentially, the United States.   North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April and, according […]

India tightens curbs on trade with North Korea

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has imposed new restrictions on trade with North Korea, a government statement said on Wednesday, in line with U.N. Security Council sanctions slapped on the reclusive country for its nuclear and missile programmes.   New Delhi has been cutting back on trade with North Korea but has maintained diplomatic links. […]

Analysis: Summit would be rite of passage for Kim Jong Un

Analysis: Summit would be rite of passage for Kim Jong Un

In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, provided by the North Korean government on March 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, his sister Kim Yo Jong, and Vice Chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol meet members of South Korean delegation headed by National Security Director Chung Eui-yong […]

At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests U.S. will meet with North Korea

At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests U.S. will meet with North Korea

A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump in New York, U.S. September 21, 2017 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque, KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photos   WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – In the midst […]

South Korea sending envoys to North Korea as Trump suggests U.S. willing to talk

South Korea sending envoys to North Korea as Trump suggests U.S. willing to talk

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during a ceremony celebrating the 99th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement against Japanese colonial rule, at Seodaemun Prison History Hall in Seoul, South Korea, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji   SEOUL, March 4 (Reuters) – South Korea will dispatch a delegation led by senior security […]

North Korea urges US to hold dialogue without strings

North Korea urges US to hold dialogue without strings

Pyongyang, March 4 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday urged the US to hold dialogue without any precondition.   A dialogue with Washington is possible, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a statement, Xinhua reported.   “It is the consistent and principled position of Pyongyang to resolve issues in a diplomatic and peaceful way through dialogue […]

North Korea threatens to “counter” U.S. over military drills

North Korea threatens to “counter” U.S. over military drills

FILE PHOTO: Men carry flags in front of the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo   SEOUL, March 3 (Reuters) – North Korea […]

N.Korea accuses Japan of plotting suppression of resident Koreans

N.Korea accuses Japan of plotting suppression of resident Koreans

Pyongyang, March 1 (IANS) North Korea on Wednesday accused Japanese authorities of plotting an overall suppression of pro-Pyongyang resident Koreans in Japan.   The official Rodong Sinmun said that the recent attack by two armed right-wing elements of Japan against the Central Hall of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) proved Japanese […]

N.Korea helping Syrian chemical war: Report

N.Korea helping Syrian chemical war: Report

Washington, February 28 (IANS) North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used in chemical weapons manufacturing, the US media reported citing findings by UN experts.   The materials include acid-resistant tiles, valves and pipes, the BBC said on Wednesday quoting the media reports.   The New York Times quoted the as-yet-unreleased […]