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North Korean soldiers carry an aluminum casket containing remains of a U.S. serviceman killed during the Korean War toward U.N. Command soldiers, foreground, at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea in 1998. (AP)

U.S. Sends 100 Caskets to DMZ to Receive Service Members’ Remains

The U.S. military announced it moved 100 caskets to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea on Saturday in anticipation of North Korea’s release of the remains of U.S. service members who went missing during the Korean War in the 1950s.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Moscow must stop interfering in US domestic politics

Pompeo May Return to North Korea as Soon as This Weekend

Reports in South Korean media, citing a Korean lawmaker speaking on national radio, reported Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could be visiting North Korea again as soon as this weekend.

Vladimir Putin, Moon Jae-in

South Korea’s Moon Jae-In Wants Russia Involved in Peace Process

President Moon Jae-in gave the first-ever address to the Russian legislature by a South Korean leader on Thursday, asking Russia to become deeply involved in denuclearization, the peace process, and the future of a more stable Korean Peninsula.

A displaced Yemeni family sit in a classroom of a school in the city of Hodeidah after being evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid battles between government forces and Houthi fighters

South Korea Faces Wave of Refugees from Yemen

South Korea has long faced the possibility of dealing with a refugee crisis from North Korea if the government collapses, but a wave of refugees coming from an entirely different direction have taken Seoul by surprise and caused a political crisis. The administration of President Moon Jae-in is under enormous pressure to deal with asylum seekers fleeing the horrific civil war in Yemen.

Korean Unification Flag

Report: North Koreans Will Root for South Korea at World Cup

Many North Koreans will be pulling for South Korea’s World Cup success since the tournament is one of the few sports events from outside North Korea that is approved for broadcast on the secluded nation’s government-controlled television stations.

Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un

Foreign Minister: South Korea Wants to End Korean War by End of Year

South Korea’s foreign minister told reporters Monday that Seoul hopes to see an official end to the Korean War by the end of the year, which would require all the parties who signed the 1953 armistice – the two Koreas, China, and the United States – to agree to a peace treaty.

US President Donald Trump says the direct contact and close relationship he has established with Kim Jong Un has ended the threat of nuclear war

Trump and Kim to Discuss Details of North Korean Denuclearization

The United States and North Korea are scheduled to begin discussing the details of denuclearization this week. According to President Donald Trump, he will handle some of these discussions directly with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un by telephone.

The latest visit by a North Korean delegation comes after Kim Jong Un made two trips over the border to see Xi Jinping

China Wants North Korea to Join ‘Belt and Road’ Project

Soon after President Donald Trump concluded his Tuesday summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Chinese media predicted a new golden age of prosperity for Pyongyang and urged it to join China’s massive “Belt and Road” infrastructure project.

SINGAPORE - JUNE 12: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'KEVIN LIM / THE STRAITS TIMES / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (3rd L) shake hands as they …

Chinese Media Mocks Japan as ‘Bystander’ in North Korea Talks

China’s Global Times on Thursday took a break from giving China all the credit for the diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea to ensure Japan does not get any. “Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and is now just a bystander,” the Chinese paper teased.

US-South Korea military exercises have long been a source of irritation for North Korea, which considers them preparation for an invasion

South Korea: Joint Exercises Off Only if North Korea Denuclearizes

South Korea’s presidential office said Thursday that leftist President Moon Jae-in would consider ending joint military exercises with the United States if North Korea “implements denuclearization measures and sincere dialogue continues.”

Moon Jae-in

President Moon’s Party Wins Big in South Korean Elections

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party appears to have won 14 out of 17 mayoral and gubernatorial posts plus 10 out of 12 parliamentary seats in Wednesday’s elections, based on exit polling.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in helped arrange the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

‘Scam of the Century’: South Korea’s Conservatives Pan Trump-Kim Summit

South Korea’s conservatives, including members of the right-wing Liberty Korea Party, have expressed dismay at President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, decrying the lack of enforcement of any denuclearization agreement and substance in their joint declaration.

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

Asian Media Reacts to Trump-Kim Summit

News organizations across Asia responded to the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un with a mixture of cynicism and guarded optimism on Tuesday.

Collage of Trump, Xi, and Kim

China Pushes for ‘Guarantor’ Role in North Korea Talks

China is looking to assert a more prominent role as “guarantor” of anticipated “symbolic deals” after negotiations between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un began in Singapore on Tuesday, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, center left, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, second right, poses for a group photo at the Eighth Army Operational Command Center at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Trump is …

U.S. Forces in Korea: ‘No Updated Guidance’ on Joint Exercises

The U.S. Forces in Korea (USFK) said on Tuesday it had yet to receive any orders to cease military drills with South Korea following American President Donald Trump’s post-Singapore summit pledge to halt “war games” in the Korean peninsula.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) toast during the official summit dinner

Photos: North Korea’s Diplomats Live the Good Life Through Diplomacy

As North Korea engages in rapprochement efforts with the United States and South Korea, many of the country’s top diplomats, including communist dictator Kim Jong-un, are enjoying the diplomatic high life as the regime ponders giving up its nuclear weapons.

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's leader, attends the inter-Korean summit at the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea, on Friday, April 27, 2018. Kim and Moon agreed Friday to finally end a seven-decade war this year, and pursue the complete …

North Korea: Capitalist Societies ‘Doomed to Come to an End’

North Korea’s state media has not ceased its barrage of antagonistic propaganda against the free world, publishing a column Tuesday declaring that all capitalist societies are “doomed to come to an end” a week before a scheduled summit between dictator Kim Jong-un and the leader of the capitalist world, President Donald Trump.