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North Korean leader's sister says another summit unlikely but no threat posed to U.S.

09 Jul 2020

SEOUL Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea'a leader, said another summit with the United States would only be useful for Washington at this point, but added that her country had no intention of "threatening the U.S.," according to state media.

U.S. sees importance of North Korea talks despite tension, officials say

09 Jul 2020

SEOUL The United States has stressed the importance of resuming talks with North Korea, according to South Korea and the United States on Thursday, even as North Korea has said it has no intention of returning to the negotiating table.

U.S. envoy plays down expectations for North Korea meet, but ready to talk

08 Jul 2020

SEOUL U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun rejected on Wednesday reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week, but reiterated that the United States was open to resuming talks.

U.S. envoy to visit South Korea to discuss stalled North Korea nuclear talks

03 Jul 2020

SEOUL The U.S. point man for North Korea is due to visit South Korea next week as it pushes for a resumption of talks with the North ahead of the U.S. election and despite few signs of any progress.

North Korean defectors arrivals in South plummets amid virus lockdowns

01 Jul 2020

SEOUL The number of North Korean defectors arriving in South Korea hit an all time low in recent months, as border restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic made movement more difficult, the South's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

A taste of democracy: South Korea’s 16-year fight for a green onion breakfast cereal

30 Jun 2020

SEOUL It is being hailed as a major win for democracy in South Korea. After 16 years in exile, a president this week triumphantly returned to claim his rightful place - on the front of a box of green onion-flavoured cereal. | Video

Divided Koreas mark 70 years since war began, but no treaty in sight

25 Jun 2020

SEOUL Seventy years after the Korean War began, prospects for a peace treaty to officially end the conflict appear as distant as ever, as the two Koreas held low-key commemorations on Thursday amid heightened tension. | Video

North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea

24 Jun 2020

SEOUL North Korea is suspending military action plans against South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday, as a report from Seoul suggested North Korean troops were taking down loudspeakers reinstalled at the fortified border. | Video

South Korea says it is battling 'second wave' of coronavirus

22 Jun 2020

SEOUL Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a "second wave" of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May. | Video

UPDATE 2-South Korea says it is battling 'second wave' of coronavirus

22 Jun 2020

SEOUL, June 22 Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a "second wave" of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May.

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