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South Korea issues a declaration on joint exercises with the US before April

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's defense minister said his country and the United States would announce before April their plan for joint military exercises. When asked about when the countries will hold their postponed military exercises, Song Yong-moo told parliament that he and his US counterpart...

North Korea warns against resuming Washington / Seoul military exercises

NORTH KOREA - North Korea warned against the resumption of joint military maneuvers by South Korea and the United States. North Korea warned on Monday, February 19, the United States against the resumption of joint military exercises with Seoul, which had been postponed during the 2018...

Kim Jong Un invited the president of South Korea to Pyongyang

NORTH KOREA (VOP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Yin handed an invitation to South Korean President Mun Zhe Inu to Pyongyang, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported citing a representative of the South Korean presidential administration. The invitation was transmitted through the sister...

UN: Secretary-General met North Korea’s honorary leader

NORTH KOREA - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has briefly met with North Korean leader Kim Yong Nam, a UN spokesman said Friday. The spokesman said the meeting took place while Antonio and Kim Jong attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Seoul,...

Sister of Kim Jong-un will visit South Korea

The Yonhap news agency reported, citing sources, that Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Jong-yin's sister, Kim Jong, will visit South Korea as part of the Olympic delegation. Kim Yo Jong holds the post of deputy head of the Propaganda and Propaganda Department of the Central Committee...

North Korean number 2 in Seoul

SOUTH KOREA - A senior North Korean official is expected to visit South Korea on Friday for a three-day visit to the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, the South Korean government said on Sunday. Kim Yong-Nam, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly -...

Pyongyang warns Washington and Seoul of conducting military exercises after the Olympics

NORTH KOREA - Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) warned the United States that it would not "stand idly by" if it went ahead with a postponed military exercise with South Korea after the Winter Olympics, the North's foreign minister said in a letter to...

North Korea exports coal through Russia despite sanctions

NORTH KOREA - North Korea shipped tons of coal to Russia last year and the shipments were later transferred to South Korea and Japan, apparently in violation of UN sanctions against Pyongyang, three sources in Western intelligence said. This was reported by Reuters agency. The UN...

South Korea hospital fire death toll rises to 41, over 79 injured

SOUTH KOREA - The death toll in a fire in a hospital in the South Korean city of Miljan has increased to 41, Yonhap news agency reports. Earlier, it was reported about 31 dead. The number of people injured in the fire increased to 79. The...

South Korea hospital fire: Death toll rises to 31

SOUTH KOREA - Death toll from hospital fire in South Korea rises to 31, reported Yonhap news agency. At least 31 people were killed and more than 40 were injured in the South Korean town of Milyang as a result of a fire on...

South Korea says military solution with North Korea “unacceptable”

SOUTH KOREA - The crisis over North Korea's nuclear program should be resolved diplomatically, the South Korean foreign minister said on Thursday, adding that she was sure Washington would consult her government first before considering any military option. "The (nuclear issue) should be solved through diplomatic...

Hospital fire in Milyang, South Korea: 13 people killed, 40 others injured

SOUTH KOREA - At least 13 people killed, more than 40 others injured in a hospital fire in the southeastern city of Milyang in South Korea early Friday, Yonhap news agency reports. The blaze is suspected to have started in the emergency room on the...

South Korea slams military option on the North’s nuclear program as ‘unacceptable’

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's foreign minister said Thursday that the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program must be resolved diplomatically, and she is certain Washington will consult her government first if a military option were to be considered. This was reported by Reuters. " has...

Why London sent senior officers to Seoul: explained

Senior British officials have been sent to South Korea to develop plans to evacuate about 8,000 British nationals in the event of war with Pyongyang, The Sunday Times reported Sunday. Fearing a possible military conflict with Pyongyang , senior British officials were sent to South...

DPRK delegation came to South Korea to prepare for the 2018 Olympics

The delegation of the DPRK arrived in South Korea to resolve organizational issues for the performance of artists from North Korea. As reported by Yonhap, it is about preparing the events planned for the time of the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Southern neighbors were visited...

Seoul: North Korea is sending a delegation to prepare for the Olympic Games

North Korea will send a delegation on Sunday to prepare for a technical team to attend the Winter Olympics hosted by South Korea next month, the South Korean unity ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The visit comes on schedule as it was initially...

US confirmed South Korea’s willingness to use force to contain North Korea

During the bilateral consultations with South Korea, the US announced its readiness to apply the full range of military capabilities in case of acts of aggression on the part of the DPRK, the State Department said. The next round of the Council of the Advanced...

DPRK urges the United States and South Korea to suspend their joint military exercises

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday urged the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to suspend their joint military exercises. "This is only a cheap trick from the United States to delay training to evade the responsibility of deliberately circumventing...

North Korea attacks crypto-currency exchanges in South Korea: experts

International company Recorded Future, working in the field of technological security, concluded that for new attacks on investors, South Korea's crypto-currencies, which occurred at the end of 2017, are the hacker group associated with the authorities of the DPRK. "Agents of the North Korean government,...

DPRK condemns South Korean president for congratulating US role in inter-Korean talks

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday condemned South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who congratulated the United States for putting pressure on Pyongyang for the recent talks. The Central News Agency of Korea (KCNA) said in a comment that "bad remarks chilling the...

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