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Top U.S., South Korean Officials Playing Role for North Korea Talks

North Korea

SEOUL – The top U.S. envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, sought to inject momentum to nuclear talks with Pyongyang, saying he is “absolutely certain” that Washington and Seoul can work together to achieve their objective of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Reuters said Monday. Biegun was in Seoul to …

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Beijing, Seoul to Hold Talks on North Korean Denuclearization


SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean and Chinese nuclear envoys will hold talks Friday on North Korea’s denuclearization as well as ways to bring lasting peace to the Korean peninsula, International Business times quoted South Korean foreign ministry on Thursday. According to ministry, Special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and …

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South Korea Refuses Refugee Status for Nearly 400 Yemenis


SEOUL, South Korea – Nearly 400 Yemenis were denied refugee status by South Korea on Wednesday, months after their arrival on the resort island of Jeju triggered a populist outcry, AFP reported Wednesday. Ethnically-homogenous South Korea grants refugee status to only a tiny fraction of those who apply, despite having …

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India and Pakistan will Face Yearly Heat Waves

India and Pakistan

INCHEON, South Korea – In 2015, India and Pakistan experienced heatwave conditions that ended up killing over 3,600 people in just three months. Now, research suggests this could become the new normal. If average world temperatures increase by between 1.5ºC and 2°C, potentially deadly heatwaves are likely to substantially increase …

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UN Climate Report Says it is Life or Death Situation

UN Climate Report

INCHEON, South Korea – Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. The …

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“Saudi Arabia Wouldn’t Last without US”: Trump

Saudi Arabia

SOUTHAVEN – The US President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he would not last in power “for two weeks” without the backing of the U.S. military, Reuters reported Tuesday. In Southaven, Mississippi on Tuesday, Trump …

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S. Korean Foreign Minister Meets Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump

SEOUL – The South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha meets Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump‘s daughter and a White House’s adviser in New York and invited her to visit Seoul again, Yonhap News agency reported Tuesday. The meeting was held at the South Korean mission to the United Nations …

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Korea to Open Liaison Office at Borders

liaison office

SEOUL – The South’s Unification Ministry said on Friday that North and South Korea held a ceremony to open a joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong in the North. The ministry further said that it is– another development that will help further dialogue between the divided Koreas. …

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S. Korea, France to Hold High-Level Talks

South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea and France will hold high-level talks this week on ways to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, South Korean foreign ministry said Monday. According to the Ministry, South Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon and France’s Director-General for …

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Both Korean Leaders agree to New Pyongyang Summit

Pyongyang summit

PYONGYONG, North Korea – The North Korean President, Kim Jong-un has said that “He still has “faith” in stalled peace talks with Donald Trump, as North and South Korea announced a historic new Pyongyang summit will take place between the two nations in less than a fortnight, The Daily Independent …

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