China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Jul 25, 2016

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Top envoys from China and North Korea held talks on Monday on the sidelines of a regional summit in Laos as tensions run high on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. North Korea’s newly minted Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho, a former nuclear negotiator ...

Apr 18, 2016

Nobel laureates to visit North Korea for diplomacy

A trio of Nobel laureates will take part in a humanitarian visit to North Korea later this month, even as suspicions grow that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out a fifth nuclear test. The Vienna-based International Peace Foundation, which is organizing the trip, said ...

Apr 18, 2016

Park says North Korea preparing nuclear test

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday confirmed a flurry of intelligence reports suggesting that North Korea is readying to conduct a fifth nuclear test in defiance of tightened U.N. sanctions. “Signs that it is preparing a fifth nuclear test have recently been detected,” ...

Mar 1, 2016

Park says North must pay price for nuclear test

North Korea must pay a price for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday, vowing to pressure Pyongyang into accepting denuclearization as its only option for survival. In a televised speech marking the anniversary of the 1919 ...

Obama sidesteps North Korea amid other woes

Oct 29, 2013

Obama sidesteps North Korea amid other woes

Preoccupied with domestic woes and high-stakes Mideast diplomacy, the Obama administration has little time these days to focus on the ominous signs that its enemy North Korea is advancing its nuclear weapons program. Within the past two months the secretive nation has restarted a ...