Gulf Times - SKorea
S Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks

S Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks

South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the US and North Korea to quickly resume denuclearisation talks after their Hanoi summit last week ended without a deal.

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out

Interpol named South Korea's Kim Jong-yang as its new president on Wednesday, in a blow to Russia which denounced ‘unprecedented pressure’ against its own candidate to lead the global policing body.

Top S Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

Top S Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

South Korea's top court on Tuesday ordered a Japanese steel giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labour, a decision likely to further strain ties between the two neighbours.

Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

A group of BMW owners in South Korea filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker Thursday over alleged delays in recalling more than 100,000 cars after a spate of engine fires, their lawyer said.

North Korean athletes arrive in South for joint Asiad training

North Korean athletes arrive in South for joint Asiad training

North Korean athletes arrived in the South on Sunday for joint training ahead of the Asian Games next month, the latest effort at rare cross-border sports diplomacy.

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are moving ‘very nicely’, US President Donald Trump said Sunday, as the South's leader said Kim told him the talks would be a historic opportunity ...

Trump says North Korea summit could still happen

Trump says North Korea summit could still happen

One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all -- and would ‘likely’ happen on ...

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

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

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...

Trump welcomes US prisoners released by N Korea, thanks Kim

Trump welcomes US prisoners released by N Korea, thanks Kim

US President Donald Trump welcomed three former US prisoners who landed at a military base near Washington on Thursday after being released by North Korea, thanking leader Kim Jong Un and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two.

North Korea 'in talks to free US detainees' as diplomacy escalates

North Korea 'in talks to free US detainees' as diplomacy escalates

North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three Americans held in the North, reports said, as diplomatic activities gathered pace ahead of Pyongyang's planned summits with Washington and Seoul.

US, China agree to keep pressure on North Korea

US, China agree to keep pressure on North Korea

Donald Trump enlisted Friday the help of China's Xi Jinping to keep sanctions pressure on North Korea, amid fears that an audacious diplomatic gambit by the US president could lead to backsliding.

N Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: report

N Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: report

North Korea is preparing a lavish display of its military strength in a parade on the eve of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, despite a rare sporting detente with Seoul, it was reported Thursday.