World International Affairs South Korean President Moon Jae-in has vowed to pursue the reunification of his country with longtime foe North Korea with a set of unprecedented peace initiatives that would forge the first economic and infrastructural ties of their kind between the neighbors in decades. Moon revealed his plan in a televised address Wednesday, marking the 73rd "Liberation Day" anniversary of the end of Japanese occupation of the Korean Peninsula, which was then split in two by rival powers the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1945. The two factions fought a war from 1950 to 1953 and have remained locked in a tense standoff ever since, but recent diplomatic efforts on both sides have led to an ambitious push for a lasting peace. "We must overcome this division for our survival and prosperity. While political unification may still be far away, building a single economic community and establishing peace as well as free travel back and forth between the two Koreas … [Read more...] about When Will Koreas Unite? South Promises ‘True Liberation’ Starting with One Economy, Peace and Railway
close Video North Korea threatens to halt denuclearization process The Kim regime takes issue with the Trump administration's support of international sanctions impacting the country; reaction from Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. National Security Adviser John Bolton recently told Fox News that North Korea has “not taken the steps we feel are necessary to denuclearize,” adding that “what we need is performance from North Korea on denuclearization.” The statement shows that while the Trump administration is willing to give North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un more time to begin getting rid of his nuclear weapons, the administration’s patience won’t last much longer without progress. Luckily, even if talks falter, President Trump has made no significant concessions to North Korea, even though Kim returned American hostages, suspended testing of ballistic missiles that could reach the United States, … [Read more...] about If North Korea won’t denuclearize, here’s what the US should do
Viet Nam News SEOUL — President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday used his Liberation Day address to pitch his Korea peace drive, calling for railway, energy and economic cooperation with the North as a cornerstone for Northeast Asian peace and prosperity. Speaking at a ceremony marking Korea’s independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule 73 years ago on the day, he renewed his commitment to end the division of the Koreas, saying "true liberation" can only be achieved when the two countries establish a lasting peace and economic community. "We must overcome such a division for our survival and development. Even though a political unification may be a long way from here, establishing peace between the South and the North and freely visiting each other, and forming a joint economic community is true liberation to us," Moon added in a nationally televised speech that also marked the foundation of the South Korean government 70 years ago on Wednesday. Moon insisted the two … [Read more...] about Moon says ending division of two Koreas will achieve ’true liberation’ in national day’s speech
close Video Rep. Chris Collins pleads not guilty to insider trading Prosecutors allege the Republican congressman, along with his son and the father of his son's fiancee, avoided over $768,000 in losses by selling stock in a biotechnology company where Collins served on the board ahead of the public announcement of failed drug trials. Shakespeare warned “Beware the Ides of March” in Julius Caesar. March 15th, to be exact. But if the Bard were writing about the news business, he may write “Beware of August.” August is but four weeks. But most who cover the news know that August is often the most-volatile month on the calendar. I mean, can you name another month where a herd of goats escaped and marauded around a major American city? Case closed. The political news is often the zaniest in August. That’s weird because the House and Senate are typically out of session for at least a good chunk of the month. Such is the case again this August. … [Read more...] about In politics, August can be the most volatile month
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.