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Defense chiefs of S. Korea, U.S. discuss combined military drills

SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) — The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States have had in-depth” discussions over the allies’ combined military exercises, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent remarks that he will stop “provocative war ga …

Foreign ministers from Korea, US Japan hold talks

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (left), Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (center) and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a joint press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul …

Moon: Suspension of Joint Military Drills with US Can Be Considered

[International] : President Moon Jae-in has revealed South Korea could consider suspending joint military exercises with the United States if inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korea talks continue to progress well.  According to the presidential office, Moon made the remarks while presiding over a National Security Council(NSC) …[more…] …

North Korea’s reconstruction should be viewed as integration, not reunification

The standards for calculating the costs of North Korea’s economic reconstruction should be discussed in terms of “integration” rather than “reunification,” analysts are arguing. Analysts also pred.. …

(URGENT) Pompeo: Singapore summit is "turning point" in bilateral relations between U.S. and N. Korea

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N.Korean State Media Claim Victory for Kim at Singapore Summit

North Korea’s state media on Wednesday sold the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore as a diplomatic victory for the country’s leader Kim Jong-un. The Rodong Sinmun daily portrayed the relationship as weighed heavily toward the North, which will graciously “take additional steps if the U.S. side tak… …

BOK: Federal Reserve Hike will Have Limited Impact

[Economy] : Bank of Korea(BOK) Governor Lee Ju-yeol says the U.S Federal Reserve's rate hike wasn't a surprise and will have a limited impact on local financial markets.  Lee told reporters Thursday that despite the wider gap between U.S. and South Korean interest rates, he doesn't expect one or two …[more…] …

Ruling Party Wins Landslide Victory in Local Elections

[Politics] : The ruling Democratic Party is expected to win a landslide victory in the local elections and parliamentary by-elections held on Wednesday.  As of midnight on Wednesday night with about 40 percent of the votes counted, DP candidates are leading in 13 out of 17 major mayoral and gubernatorial races while …[more…] …

End of Korean War may be in sight

The successful summit in Singapore on June 12 between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump suggests the declaration of an end to the Korean War by the two leaders and South Ko.. …

Kim Jong-un Got Everything He Wanted from Summit with Trump

Many South Koreans had a great deal of hope for the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore because they believed that the historic meeting could resolve the nuclear threat which had loomed over their heads over the last 25 years. U.S. President Donald Trump had been full of promises. “We will do it as… …

(3rd LD) Ruling party certain to overwhelmingly win local elections

(ATTN: CHANGES slug; RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with more info to reflect vote counting throughout) SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) — The ruling Democratic Party (DP) is likely to clinch a landslide victory in Wednesday’s local elections as it is almost …

(2nd LD) South Korean voters go to polls in local elections

(ATTN: UPDATES with latest voter turnout rate in 4th para, additional information, minor changes in paras 5-9) SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) — South Korea began voting Wednesday in local elections and parliamentary by-elections which are seen as a referend …

Singapore summit lays ground work for world peace: president

President Moon Jae-in talks to U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone on June 12 as Trump outlines the results of the Singapore summit. The two leaders discussed future cooperation on implementing …

Kim Chats with Bolton in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a chance to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump’s hawkish and abrasive security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday.Bolton had been responsible for much of the aggressive rhetoric emanating from the White House ahead of the U.S.-North Korea summit, which evaporated l… …

Kyodo: Japan Wary of Trump's Intention to Halt Military Exercises

[International] : A senior Japanese official has expressed concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks that the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises would be halted. According to Japan's Kyodo News Wednesday, Senior Vice Foreign Minister Masahisa Sato said Tuesday that President Trump's …[more…] …

(US-NK summit) Trump: N. Korea's denuclearization will take place as soon as physically possible

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program will take place as soon as “mechanically, physically” possible, but refused to set a deadline. Speaking after hi …

Trump, Kim Jong-un End Summit with Vaguely Worded Agreement

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday ended their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday with a vaguely worded agreement that disappointed many who had hoped for a firmer commitment to denuclearization.The two leaders met with plenty of photo ops and little time… …

Moon Congratulates Success of US-N. Korea Summit

[International] : President Moon Jae-in has congratulated the successful summit between the United States and North Korea.  In a message read by Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom on Tuesday, Moon said he congratulates and welcomes the success of the summit with a warm heart.   Moon praised both U.S. President …[more…] …

Judges nationwide support “criminal procedures” involving judicial abuses of Yang Sung-tae

Judges at a national conference held on June 11 to discuss judicial misconduct during Yang Sung-tae’s tenure as Supreme Court Chief Justice declared the need for an “investigation where nothing is off.. …

'Summit of the Century' Set to Begin in Singapore

[International] : After months of preparation, the first-ever summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to begin in Singapore on Tuesday.   The White House said in a statement that the two leaders will begin their high-stake meeting at the Capella Hotel at 9 a.m. local time, …[more…] …