White House gives North Korea ‘ultimatum’ for having talks

White House gives North Korea ‘ultimatum’ for having talks

The White House is pictured shortly after sunrise in Washington, August 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files   Washington, February 26 (IANS) The White House has responded to North Korea’s willingness to hold talks with the US, saying that any discussions with Pyongyamg must lead to the regime ending its nuclear programme.   The Trump administration “is […]

North Korea says open to talks with U.S. but condemns sanctions

North Korea says open to talks with U.S. but condemns sanctions

SEOUL, February 25 (Reuters) – Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, according to the South’s presidency, hours after the North accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions.   In Pyeongchang for the closing ceremony […]

China says new U.S. sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea

China says new U.S. sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea

A soldier unfurls the Chinese national flag as it is raised in front of the giant portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square October 15, 2007. REUTERS/David Gray/Files   BEIJING, February 24 (Reuters) – China reacted with anger on Saturday to new U.S. sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on nuclear-equipped North Korea, saying […]

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

North Korean cheerleaders perform during the first run of the women’s slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)   PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, February 24 (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter […]

Pyongyang accuses US of hampering relations with Seoul

Pyongyang accuses US of hampering relations with Seoul

Pyongyang, February 19 (IANS) North Korea on Monday accused the US of pressing to resume annual joint military drills with South Korea as soon as the Winter Olympics end and hampering the improved relations achieved in the past few weeks between Pyongyang and Seoul.   Seoul and Washington had postponed their annual spring military drills, […]

No ‘bloody nose’ plan for North Korea – U.S. official, senators

No ‘bloody nose’ plan for North Korea – U.S. official, senators

WASHINGTON, February 16 (Reuters) – The senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, said on Thursday she understood the Trump administration had no strategy for a so-called bloody nose strike on North Korea, but Pyongyang would be forced to give up its nuclear weapons “one way or another.”   President Donald Trump’s administration says it […]

Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with North Korea: Washington Post

Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with North Korea: Washington Post

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea’s nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 9, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, February 12 (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea have […]

Analysis: North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics

Analysis: North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics

South and North Korean delegation shake hands during their meeting at Tongilgak, the North’s building in the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, January 15, 2018. The Unification Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS/Files   PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, February 11 (Reuters) – North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics’ most […]

North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation winds up South visit

North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation winds up South visit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with a high-level delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea led by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) February 10, […]