Seoul downplays speculation over U.S. ambassadorship

Feb 1, 2018

Seoul downplays speculation over U.S. ambassadorship

South Korea on Thursday downplayed media reports that the U.S. might have reconsidered its choice to be ambassador to Seoul because the prominent Washington-based scholar didn't endorse the idea of military action against North Korea. South Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk said that Washington ...

Trump picks Thornton as America's top diplomat for East Asia

Dec 20, 2017

Trump picks Thornton as America's top diplomat for East Asia

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated career foreign service officer Susan Thornton as top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, the White House said Tuesday, as a step to build a full-fledged team to tackle North Korea's escalating nuclear threat. Thornton is expected to handle relations ...