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Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit

Seoul - US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said.

N. Korea demands Seoul return waitress 'defectors'

Seoul - North Korea has demanded Seoul repatriate a dozen waitresses who fled to the South two years ago, just days after abruptly calling off a planned inter-Korean meeting following weeks of tentative rapprochement.

Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury

San Jose - Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years.

No plans to cut back US-South Korea drills: Pentagon

Washington - The Pentagon is not considering cutting back the joint US-South Korean military exercises that have drawn angry condemnation from Pyongyang ahead of a planned US-North Korea summit, an official said Thursday."There's been no talk of reducing anything.

Denuclearization, sanctions, peace: issues facing Trump-Kim summit

Washington - If it actually takes place, the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump -- currently slated for June 12 -- will focus on the "denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula.

John Bolton: the hawkish Trump aide riling up NKorea

Washington - John Bolton -- Donald Trump's national security advisor known for his bold mustache and even bolder statements -- now finds himself in North Korea's sights, with Pyongyang upset over his suggestion that it follow Libya's lead on denuclearization.

Trump says 'we'll see' as North Korea threatens to cancel summit

Washington - US President Donald Trump sounded a note of caution Wednesday about his much-vaunted summit with Kim Jong Un, saying "we'll see" after Pyongyang threatened to cancel.

US 'hopeful' for Kim-Trump summit as North threatens to cancel

Washington - The White House on Wednesday voiced hope the upcoming summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will proceed as planned, as Pyongyang threatened to pull out over US pressure for "unilateral nuclear abandonment.

White House says 'still hopeful' Kim-Trump summit will happen

Washington - The White House is "still hopeful" the summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will proceed despite Pyongyang's threat to cancel it, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Wednesday.

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit

Seoul - North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, accusing the US administration of trying to force it "into a corner" on unilateral nuclear disarmament.

Dismantling of N. Korea nuclear site 'well under way': US monitor

Seoul - Satellite photos indicate North Korea has begun dismantling its nuclear test site ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, a US monitor said Tuesday.

US ready to offer North Korea security assurances, investment: Pompeo

Washington - The United States is prepared to offer North Korea security assurances and bountiful private investment if it makes the strategic choice to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Sunday.

US ready to offer North Korea security assurances: Pompeo

Washington - The United States is prepared to offer North Korea security assurances if it makes the strategic choice to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

N. Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, it said Saturday, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.

N. Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, it said Saturday, blowing up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.

North Korea 'taking measures' to dismantle nuclear site: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea is "taking technical measures" to dismantle its nuclear test site, state media said Saturday in the latest dramatic step ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump next month.

Seoul 'tricked' N. Korea waitresses into defecting: manager

Seoul - The 12 North Korean waitresses who defected from China two years ago were tricked into doing so in an operation by the South's intelligence services, their manager told South Korean television in a bombshell revelation.

Historic Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore

Washington - Donald Trump on Thursday revealed his historic summit with Kim Jong Un -- the first-ever between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader -- will take place in Singapore on June 12.

Trump to greet Americans freed by North Korea

Washington - US President Donald Trump will greet three Americans released by North Korea at an airbase near Washington Thursday, underscoring a much needed diplomatic win and a stepping stone to a historic summit with Kim Jong Un.

East Asian powers back N. Korea denuclearisation

Apo - East Asian powers on Wednesday threw their weight behind breakneck diplomacy to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons, setting aside their differences on the process to endorse an intra-Korean deal.

Excess baggage of history as S. Korea's Moon heads to Japan

Seoul - When Moon Jae-in heads to Japan on Wednesday he will be the first South Korean leader to do so in more than six years, but while the neighbours are both market democracies and US allies facing similar threats, analysts say their relationship is mired i...

Replica Panmunjom village draws tourists after Korea summit

Seoul - With access to the real DMZ restricted, tourists are flocking to a replica of the border truce village of Panmunjom to re-enact the scene of the leaders of the two Koreas shaking hands.

North Korea goes back to the future — by 30 minutes

Seoul - North Korea went forward in time by 30 minutes on Saturday, state media said, to match its clocks with those of the South following last week's inter-Korean summit.

Korean Air staff rally against owners after 'nut' and 'water rage' scandals

Seoul - Hundreds of angry Korean Air employees took to the streets in Seoul demanding the overthrow of the firm's controversial controlling family Friday, after police failed to secure an arrest warrant for one daughter over allegations she sprayed juice over ...

S. Korea: US troop withdrawal not linked to possible peace treaty

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday dismissed claims that US troops stationed in the country would have to leave if a peace treaty was signed with the North.

South Korean president asks UN to verify closure of North's test site

New York - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has asked the United Nations to verify the planned closure of North Korea's nuclear test site, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

S. Korea, Japan, China to hold summit next week

Seoul - South Korea, China and Japan will hold a trilateral summit in Tokyo next week, Seoul announced Tuesday, the latest move in a diplomatic whirlwind centred around North Korea.

No smokes, many drinks for North's Kim at summit: reports

Seoul - North Korean leader and known heavy smoker Kim Jong Un refrained from lighting up during a summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in, but enthusiastically accepted every offer of a drink.

Defectors send bottles of food and facts to N. Korea

Ganghwa - North Korean defectors sent water bottles filled with rice and K-pop-loaded USB sticks floating towards their homeland Tuesday, even as the two Koreas removed border loudspeakers following a rare summit last week.

Nut rage sister faces fruit juice questions in S. Korea

Seoul - The stony-faced daughter of a Korean billionaire, whose older sister was brought low by the "nut rage" scandal, apologised Tuesday as she reported to police for questioning over allegations she sprayed a business associate in the face with fruit juice....
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