Kim Jong Un directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

Asia Pacific Aug 6, 2020

Kim Jong Un directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his government agencies to act immediately to stabilize the livelihoods of residents in a city locked down over coronavirus concerns, state media reported Thursday. North Korea declared an emergency and locked down Kaesong near the inter-Korean border in ...

Guns and glory: Two Koreas mark 67 years since armistice

Asia Pacific Jul 27, 2020

Guns and glory: Two Koreas mark 67 years since armistice

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was shown surrounded by pistol-toting generals while in the South masked veterans were socially distanced as the two sides on Monday separately marked the armistice that ended Korean War hostilities. The contrasting events marked 67 years since the ceasefire ...

South Korea troop cut speculation grows after U.S. comments

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Jul 22, 2020

South Korea troop cut speculation grows after U.S. comments

Cracks may be emerging in the so-called ironclad military alliance between South Korea and the U.S., stoking worries in Seoul that the Trump administration is looking at withdrawing troops from the peninsula. Defense Secretary Mark Esper isn’t ruling out reductions to U.S. Forces Korea, telling ...