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South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

South Korea’s liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him “self-righteous” and “subservient” …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Kim Jong Un agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included …


Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

Rival Koreas start talks meant to set up leaders’ summit

Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong …


Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the …


South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow on Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals’ surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

Historic steps: Kim Jong Un strides across Korean border

The leaders of North and South Korea vowed Friday to seek a nuclear-free peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War this year, though their historic summit …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018

Kim Jong Un says Koreas are on starting line of a new history

With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

K-Pop time: South Koreans fly to North for rare concerts

From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea’s biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean …


Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks this coming week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

N. Korean dictator, Seoul envoys have ‘openhearted talk’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has held an “openhearted talk” in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018

As Olympics shift to sports, what on Earth just happened?

After a weekend in which a fusillade of can’t-believe-it political surprises got the world talking about Olympic-flavored international relations rather than just the thrill of victory, the 2018 Winter Games …


Come visit: South Korea’s leader invited to North Korea

A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea’s president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony, they turned to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim …


Asia braces for Trump and his unpredictable foreign policy

Donald Trump vowed a more “unpredictable” foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017

Trump, South Korean president to speak

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with South Korean President Moon Jae-on Monday amid intensifying tensions with North Korea.


South Korean leader observes missile test amid North’s threats

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily “dominate” …


South Korea’s new leader orders probe of U.S. missile launchers

Calling it a “very shocking” incident, South Korea’s new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn’t told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional …


On first day in office, South Korean president talks about going to North

South Korea’s new president said Wednesday that he would be willing to hold talks in Washington and Pyongyang in efforts to ease the North Korean nuclear crisis, wasting no time …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

South Koreans elect liberal Moon Jae-in president after months of turmoil

South Koreans look set to elect a new president who is wary of the United States and wants to foster warmer ties with North Korea, opening a new and potentially …


South Korea’s Moon reassures voters yearning for calm

The man set to become South Korea’s next president has earned an unusual nickname on the campaign trail. One of his rivals was called “Sprite” because he was considered refreshing …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

Liberal son of war refugees projected to win S. Korea vote

A former anti-government student leader, Moon Jae-in stands poised to succeed ousted leader Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the slain South Korean dictator who jailed him in the 1970s.


South Korea’s likely next president warns the U.S. not to meddle in its democracy

South Korea is on the brink of electing a liberal president with distinctly different ideas from the Trump administration on how to deal with North Korea – potentially complicating efforts …