By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top governing body on June 16 proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea.
South Koreans hope to return to Kaesong factories
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean entrepreneurs who invested up to 10 years and millions of dollars in the Kaesong industrial complex, a symbol of economic collaboration between the Koreas that is now shuttered by the North, have little more than hope to cling to as assembly […]
China offers to reduce friction
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BOAO, China (AP) — With pressure growing on Beijing to get North Korea to step back from its war-like footing, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday, April 7 that no one country should be allowed to upset world peace and added China would work to reduce tensions over regional […]
South Korean leader’s islets visit draw Japan protest
South Korea’s president has made a surprise, election-year visit to islets also claimed by Japan, which quickly reasserted its sovereignty there, recalled its ambassador from Seoul and warned that the trip would worsen the countries’ strained relations …
North & South Korea suffer worst drought in a century
The Associated Press Staff KOHYON-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korea dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields and South Korean officials scrambled to save a rare mollusk threatened by the heat as the worst dry spell in a century gripped the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea to suspend key nuclear activities
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and nuclear and long-range missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with the United States, which is set to provide food aid in return.
All wait with bated breath for a post-Kim Jong-il world
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In the early 1990s, when North Korea opened its borders a tiny bit to Americans, Seong Suk Kim, also known as Joan, sought the opportunity to visit her siblings — two brothers — and their children, Kim’s nieces and nephews, whom she had never met. During the Korean War, […]
The U.S. dismisses North Korea’s call for peace treaty
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On Jan. 11, North Korea proposed signing a peace treaty this year to formally end the Korean War, a suggestion that Washington quickly dismissed.