North Korea warns of security crisis as tensions escalate over U.S., South Korea military drills

North Korea on Wednesday said South Korea and the United States missed a chance to improve relations and are risking a “serious security crisis” by choosing to escalate tensions as they conduct joint military drills. Kim Yong Chol, a general and politician who played a leading role during historic summits between North Korean leader Kim… Read More North Korea warns of security crisis as tensions escalate over U.S., South Korea military drills

South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit U.S. on May 21

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House on May 21 for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden, highlighting the “ironclad alliance” between the two countries, the White House said on Thursday. “President Biden looks forward to working with President Moon to further strengthen our alliance and expand our close cooperation,” the White… Read More South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit U.S. on May 21

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. presidential election victory

President Moon Jae-in said on Monday South Korea will ensure there is no gap in the alliance with the United States and the process of building peace on the Korean peninsula, as he congratulated Joe Biden on his U.S. presidential election win. South Korea found outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump a willing partner in efforts… Read More South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. presidential election victory

U.S. rejects endorsement of Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization leader

The World Trade Organization’s bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog’s next director-general. Just six days before the U.S. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which U.S.… Read More U.S. rejects endorsement of Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization leader

South Korea launches investigation into safety issues in Tesla vehicles

South Korea said it is investigating suspected safety issues with vehicles made by U.S. automaker Tesla Inc, which is competing strongly with Hyundai Motor Co in the South Korean electric vehicle market. Braking and steering systems including the Autopilot function were part of the investigation, a transport ministry official said on Wednesday. The ministry declined… Read More South Korea launches investigation into safety issues in Tesla vehicles