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S. Korean president emphasizes eventual goal of denuclearizing Korean Peninsula

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday emphasized his eventual goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula while noting that it cannot be achieved immediately and various processes are needed to reach an agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 19:53:29

US heaps more sanctions on NK despite talks overtures

The US has exerted more pressure on North Korea, slapping new sanctions despite a rare gesture from Pyongyang showing willingness to halt nuclear programs if its national security is assured.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 19:43:39

Japan seeks more timely reports of US military aircraft mishaps as cases continue to rise

The Japanese government on Wednesday insisted the US military report cases of mishaps and accidents more promptly following a serious delay in it being informed of a part falling off a F-15 fighter jet during a flight.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 19:41:18

DPRK athletes cross land border to S.Korea for Winter Paralympics

A group of athletes from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) crossed the inter-Korean land border to South Korea Wednesday to participate in the Winter Paralympics scheduled for March 9-18, according to Seoul's unification ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 14:29:24

Door falls from Japanese ASDF chopper in latest military aircraft mishap

A door fell off an Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) transport helicopter and landed on a remote island in the southwest of Japan, the defense ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 13:34:33

Myanmar state counselor calls for efforts for regaining top rice exporting country status

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called on farmers and stakeholders in the country to strive for regaining the past status of top rice exporting country by turning to new agricultural methods such as organic farming, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 10:32:45

UN welcomes inter-Korean summit, ready to offer assistance

The United Nations on Tuesday welcomed the forthcoming summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea, saying it was ready to assist the process.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 10:08:21

People play with dogs at dog cafe in Bangkok, Thailand

A woman plays with a dog at a dog cafe in Bangkok, Thailand, March 6, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 10:06:59

Trump welcomes progress on Korean Peninsula issue

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that there was progress on the Korean Peninsula issue after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) expressed willingness to denuclearize the peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 9:52:20

DPRK shows willingness to talk "candidly" with US about denuclearization, normalized ties

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has shown willingness to talk "candidly" with the US side about the denuclearization issue and normalized ties between Pyongyang and Washington.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 9:09:20

Koreas agree to hold leaders' summit in April

North and South Korea have agreed to hold their leaders' meeting in the end of April at the joint security area of Panmunjom.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 20:58:39

South Korean governor quits over sexual assault claim

An up-and-coming South Korean provincial governor announced his resignation on Tuesday, just hours after an aide accused him of repeated sexual assault, as the snowballing #MeToo movement rattled the country's political establishment.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/6 22:18:40

Wreckage of USS Lexington found

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been discovered in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/6 22:08:41

Warning signs

Smoke billows from Shinmoedake Volcano between Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on Tuesday. The volcano's last large-scale eruption took place in January 2011 and sparked a Level 3 warning urging evacuation preparations. The ash closed four railroad lines, and some airline service was cancelled due to heavy ash in the air.
Source: IC | 2018/3/6 22:08:40

DPRK willing to talk with US for denuclearization, agrees on summit with S.Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) showed willingness to hold talks with the United States about issues, including the denuclearized Korean Peninsula, and agreed on the third summit meeting with South Korea next month, the Blue House of South Korea said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 19:38:34

S. Korean president's special envoys return from DPRK

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoys returned home Tuesday afternoon after making a two-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 18:58:27

S.Korean president's envoys meet with DPRK leader for 4 hours: Blue House

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoys met with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for over four hours in Pyongyang, the Blue House of South Korea said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 11:51:29

DPRK leader meets S.Korean president's envoys: S. Korean media

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoys earlier Monday, South Korean media reported Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 8:14:38