North Korean military officer defects to South

North Korean military officer defects to South

SEOUL – Two North Koreans defected to South Korea early on Saturday and were found in the Yellow Sea, Seoul-based news agency Yonhap reported, citing a government source. Yonhap said that South Korean military spotted two people in a boat near the…

North and South Korea start to dismantle border speakers,…

North and South Korea start to dismantle border speakers,…

SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea began dismantling loudspeakers that blared propaganda across their heavily fortified border on Tuesday, South Korea’s defense ministry said, fulfilling a promise made at last week’s historic summit. South Korean soldiers dismantle loudspeakers that were set…

North Korea turns back clocks to align with South Korea

North Korea turns back clocks to align with South Korea

North Korea will set the clocks back 30 minutes to align its time zone with South Korea’s starting Saturday “as a first practical step for national reconciliation and unity,” the North’s state media said Monday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said…

Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Peace House: tweet

Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Peace House: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take place at the Peace House on the border between North and South Korea, the same site as Kim’s historic meeting last…

South Korean trust in North jumps after feel-good summit

South Korean trust in North jumps after feel-good summit

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean trust in North Korea has surged since last week’s feel-good summit at which their leaders declared an end to hostilities and to work toward denuclearization of the peninsula. A survey taken on Friday, the day North Korean…

Japan’s Abe, Trump agree Korean summit positive for…

Japan’s Abe, Trump agree Korean summit positive for…

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the inter-Korean summit as a positive move for denuclearization and a “historical step” towards peace and stability in northeast Asia, Abe’s office said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald…

Trump hails two Koreas’ reaffirmation of goal of full…

Trump hails two Koreas’ reaffirmation of goal of full…

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that it was good news for the world that the leaders of the two Koreas reaffirmed the goal of complete denuclearization during their summit on Friday, Moon’s…

Trump welcomes historic North, South Korea meeting

Trump welcomes historic North, South Korea meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hailed the historic meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday, even while sounding a note of caution. Kim and Moon pledged to work toward the “complete…

Trump says he is weighing options for North Korea meeting

Trump says he is weighing options for North Korea meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is considering three or four dates as well as five locations for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that it remains unclear whether the meeting will occur….

Korean leaders set ‘denuclearization’ goal, Trump says will…

Korean leaders set ‘denuclearization’ goal, Trump says will…

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of North and South Korea pledged at a historic summit on Friday to work for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, but U.S. President Donald Trump said he would maintain pressure on Pyongyang through sanctions ahead of…