South Korean president to meet Trump to resolve impasse with North Korea

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President Moon Jae-in is scheduled to meet Donald Trump next week CREDIT: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP Donald Trump, the US president, is to meet Moon Jae-in, the South Korean leader, next week in Washington in a renewed effort to revive stalled negotiations with North … Read More

N. Korea denuclearization plan vague, but talks with US likely to proceed

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, attend their summit as South Korea’s National Intelligence Service Director Suh Hoon, second from left, and North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, … Read More

How South Koreans Are Reckoning With a Changing American Military Presence

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Media coverage in Seoul of President Donald Trump meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea in June.CreditAhn Young-Joon/Associated Press In late June, Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, addressed a large uniformed crowd at an outdoor ceremony … Read More

How Japan Might Lose Out in the Korea Talks

President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the White House on June 7. Japan could be left vulnerable depending on the substance of Mr. Trump’s meeting with North Korea about denuclearization.CreditAndrew Harnik/Associated Press TOKYO — Even if … Read More

Kim Says He’ll Give Up Weapons if U.S. Promises Not to Invade

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President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, right, toasting on Friday with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, center, and Mr. Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju, in the border village of Panmunjom. CreditPool photo by Korea Summit Press SEOUL, South Korea … Read More

US and North Korea’s political games threaten to overshadow the Olympics

(CNN)South Korea may be touting the Winter Games, which begin on Friday, as the “Peace Olympics,” but that hasn’t stopped the US and North Korea seeking to score political points against each other. In a move sure to annoy Pyongyang, … Read More