North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks

​North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks

North Korea to send athletes, cheer squad for Winter Olympics in South Korea

North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, according to a senior South Korean official. Seoul proposed inter-Korean military talks to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula and a… Read More North Korea to send athletes, cheer squad for Winter Olympics in South Korea

North Korea, South Korea to hold official talks on January 9

North and South Korea will hold official talks next week for the first time in more than two years after Pyongyang accepted Seoul’s offer for dialogue, just hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a joint military exercise. The South’s unification ministry said North Korea had sent its consent for the talks to… Read More North Korea, South Korea to hold official talks on January 9

U.S., South Korea to suspend joint military drills ahead of Winter Olympics Games

The United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to delay their joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics next month in an apparent move to de-escalate tensions with Pyongyang. The announcement came just hours after US President Donald Trump said that high-level talks set for next week between North and South Korea were a… Read More U.S., South Korea to suspend joint military drills ahead of Winter Olympics Games

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North Korea ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

South Korea on Tuesday proposed high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un called for a breakthrough in relations and said his country might attend the Winter Olympics in the South next month. Kim used his annual New Year address to warn that he has a nuclear button on his… Read More South Korea proposes high-level talks with North Korea ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

Warning shots fired in DMZ as North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

South Korean guards fired warning shots across the heavily militarized border with North Korea on Thursday as a soldier from the North defected in thick fog, complicating efforts to ease tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. A South Korean defense ministry official said up to 20 warning shots were fired as North Korean troops… Read More Warning shots fired in DMZ as North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

South Korea, U.S. hold largest joint aerial drills amidst tensions

South Korea and the United States launched their largest-ever joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons program that has raised global tensions. The annual U.S.-South Korean drill, called Vigilant Ace, will run until Friday, with six F-22… Read More South Korea, U.S. hold largest joint aerial drills amidst tensions

North Korean soldiers shot by colleagues as he defected to South Korea

A North Korean soldier was shot by his former comrades while defecting to South Korea across the demilitarized zone, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Monday. The wounded soldier was evacuated from the site for emergency medical attention, the statement said, after defecting from a North Korean guard post at the Joint… Read More North Korean soldiers shot by colleagues as he defected to South Korea