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Ban Ki-Moon's S. Korea visit fuels speculation on his political career

May 25, 2016

Ban Ki-Moon's S. Korea visit fuels speculation on his political career

Ban Ki-Moon will step down from the post of UN Secretary General at the end of the year — 12 months before S Korea's presidential election in December 2017. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Ban Ki-moon #Saenuri Party #UN chief Ban Ki-moon #South Korea President #United Nations Secretary General #South Korea Presidential Election 2017 #president Roh Moo-Hyun
Obama visits Hiroshima: Why the trip is fraught with history disputes

May 24, 2016

Obama visits Hiroshima: Why the trip is fraught with history disputes

By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key US allies and trading partners over World War II. #China #Barack Obama #Japan #ConnectTheDots #South Korea #Vietnam #Hiroshima
North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader | Reuters

May 24, 2016

North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader | Reuters

GENEVA U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in the election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in New York last week, said he is willing to talk to the North Korean leader to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear programme, proposing a major shift in U.S. #India #Business #South Korea #Entertainment #Foreign policy #indian
S. Korea rejects North's military dialogue offer, calls it 'fake peace' gesture

May 23, 2016

S. Korea rejects North's military dialogue offer, calls it 'fake peace' gesture

South Korea rejected the latest proposal by the North to hold military talks, saying Pyongyang needed to take steps towards abandoning its nuclear arsenal. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Peace #Kim Jong-un #Pyongyang #Military dialogue #denucleralisation #Geun-Hye
The very idea of a President Trump scares some, bolsters others in Asia | Reuters

May 20, 2016

The very idea of a President Trump scares some, bolsters others in Asia | Reuters

SINGAPORE Donald Trump's "isolationist" foreign policy pronouncements are feeding insecurity in some Asian nations fearful of China's growing power, and risk emboldening nationalists and authoritarians in the region. The real estate developer, who is very close to securing the Republican nomination for November’s presidential election, has with undiplomatic abandon challenged much of the status quo in U.S.-Asia relations. #Business #Middle East #South Korea #Asia #Copyright #Election
S Korea, US, Japan plan joint drills on North Korean missile threat

May 16, 2016

S Korea, US, Japan plan joint drills on North Korean missile threat

South Korea, the US and Japan will hold their first joint military training next month focused on cooperating to detect signs of missile launches from North Korea and trace missile trajectories, a Seoul defense official said on Monday. #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Pyongyang #Nuclear testing
No ordinary whodunnit: Intelligence blunders raise doubts over 'execution' of N Korea's ex-army chief

May 10, 2016

No ordinary whodunnit: Intelligence blunders raise doubts over 'execution' of N Korea's ex-army chief

A former North Korean military chief who Seoul had said was executed is actually alive and in possession of several new senior-level posts, the North's state media said Tuesday. #South Korea #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #Pyongyang #Korean War #National Intelligence Service
China's Xi congratulates North Korea's Kim on party promotion | Reuters

May 10, 2016

China's Xi congratulates North Korea's Kim on party promotion | Reuters

SEOUL The president of China, which has grown increasingly frustrated over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons, sent a congratulatory message to the North's leader Kim Jong Un on his promotion to chairman of the country's ruling party, North Korean state media said on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Kim, the third-generation leader of isolated North Korea, added the title of chairman of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) on Monday, the closing day of the country's first ruling party congress in 36 years #Business #Middle East #South Korea #North Korea #Entertainment
North Korea expels detained BBC journalist for 'insulting the dignity' of country

May 09, 2016

North Korea expels detained BBC journalist for 'insulting the dignity' of country

North Korea on Monday was expelling a BBC journalist it had detained days earlier for allegedly "insulting the dignity" of the authoritarian country #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #BBC journalist