News / UK and world by Press Association August 13, 2018, 4:56 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Senior officials from the rival Koreas met on Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two leaders, who first met in April in a highly publicised summit and then again in May for more informal talks, previously agreed to meet again sometime in the fall in Pyongyang but released no concrete details. The meeting on Monday at a North Korea-controlled building in the border village of Panmunjom comes amid growing worries about whether North Korea will begin abandoning its nuclear weapons, something officials suggested would happen after Mr Kim’s summit with US president Donald Trump in June in Singapore. North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and long-range missiles and to be closing in on the ability to … [Read more...] about North and South Korea start talks aimed at setting up leaders’ summit
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByDavid E. Sanger and William J. Broad Aug. 10, 2018 WASHINGTON — North Korea is insisting that the United States declare that the Korean War is over before providing a detailed, written disclosure of all its atomic weapons stockpiles, its nuclear production facilities and its missiles as a first major step toward denuclearization. Two months after President Trump declared his summit meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un a complete success, North Korea has not yet even agreed to provide that list during private exchanges with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to American and South Korean officials familiar with the talks. Mr. Pompeo maintains progress is being made, although he has provided no details. But John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, this week said, … [Read more...] about Once ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat,’ North Korea Now in Standoff With U.S.
North Korea has once again ramped up its verbal attacks on the United States, but the Kim regime seemingly wants to be clear they're upset with people other than President Donald Trump.Pyongyang issued a letter Thursday, in English, accusing "some high-level officials within the U.S. administration are making baseless allegations against us and making desperate attempts at intensifying the international sanctions and pressure." The letter also claimed those officials were going against Trump's intentions. One of those high-level officials they're referring to could be national security adviser John Bolton, who told CNN this week the Trump administration doesn't think North Korea is living up to its end of the deal the two countries struck in June.Another could be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned countries not to help North Korea avoid sanctions and to keep up the pressure. Recent reports say the United Nations has evidence North Korea is skirting … [Read more...] about North Korea Criticized Some US Officials, But Not Trump
NORTH Korea is suffering a “potentially catastrophic” 40C heatwave – as fears grow of a repeat of the 1990s famine which killed MILLIONS. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC ) has warned of a “full-blown food security” as the unforgiving heat has devastated crops. There has been no rainfall in the rogue state since early July while around 70% of its people are “food insecure" meaning they struggle to eat every day. In the mid-90s the impoverished and isolated kingdom suffered a famine which killed three million starving people. Now the IFRC is warning that the extreme heatwave, with average temperatures of 39C, could have "potentially catastrophic effects" on the state’s population of 25 million. Around 25% of the North Korea’s children under the age of five are believed to be suffering from chronic malnutrition. The organisation also said recent sanctions clamped on the nuclear state by … [Read more...] about North Korea ravaged by ‘potentially catastrophic’ 40C heatwave that could kill MILLIONS and spark turmoil for Kim Jong-un
World International Affairs North Korea may be facing a “full-blown food security crisis” due to crops dying as a result of a heat wave, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warned on Friday. On average, the temperature in the country has gone up to 102 F and rain hasn’t fallen since July, Reuters reported. “We cannot and must not let this situation become a full-blown security crisis. We know that previous serious dry spells have disrupted the food supply to a point where it has caused serious health problems and malnutrition across the country,” Joseph Muyambo, the program manager for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Pyongyang, said in a statement from the aid organization. A man wipes his face with a towel during a hot day in a residential district in Seoul, South Korea on August 2. The Red Cross has warned that the elderly and children in North Korea … [Read more...] about North Korea Heat Wave: Red Cross Warns of ‘Potentially Catastrophic Effects’