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    • N.Korea Expert Forecasts Long and Winding Talks Over Denuclearization
      North Koreans believe they have the initiative in denuclearization talks with the U.S., because their leader Kim Jong-un’s decision made the dialogue possible, according to a North Korea expert, suggesting a long and winding road ahead in denuclearization talks.Lee Sang-soo (45), head of the Korea C ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-18
    • N.Korea to Return Remains of 55 Fallen U.S. Soldiers
      North Korea will return on July 27 the remains of 55 U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War, the Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday.July 27 marks the 65th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended fighting in the Korean War. The military paper quoted a U.S. government official as saying that general ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-18
    • FM to Meet Pompeo in New York
      Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will meet her counterpart Mike Pompeo in New York on Friday and brief the UN Security Council on progress in talks with North Korea, according to the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday."Kang and Pompeo will give a joint briefing to UNSC member states on their efforts to achi ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-18
    • Kim Jong-un Berates Officials During Visit to Border Region
      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un berated Workers Party officials during an inspection tour of in North Hamgyong Province on the border with China, the state-run Rodong Sinmun daily reported Tuesday. The daily devoted nine pages to Kim's outbursts at the factories, farms and construction sites he was ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-18
    • S.Korea Unwittingly Imported Banned N.Korean Coal
      Some 9,156 tons of North Korean coal disguised as Russian product were exported to South Korea last October.Seoul did not stop the shipments even when it was tipped off about the real origin of the coal, though the importers are being investigated by the Korea Customs Service. North Korea is banned ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-18
    • N.Korea to Hand Over U.S. Soldiers’ Remains Next Week
      Generals from the U.S. and North Korea agreed in the truce village of Panmunjom on Sunday that the North will hand over the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War next week.North Korea finally agreed to hand them over on July 27, the 65th anniversary of armistice that halted fighting in t ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-16
    • S.Koreans Bank on Thaw Despite Stalemate in U.S.-N.Korea Talks
      More than 500 civilian applications have been filed with the Unification Ministry for visits to North Korea since the Moon Jae-in administration was inaugurated."A total of 507 civilian applications, 193 last year and 314 this year, have been filed with the government for visits to the North," Unifi ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-16
    • NIS Accused of Luring N.Korean Restaurant Workers from China
      The manager who defected with 12 other staff from a North Korean restaurant in China in 2016 has claimed that the National Intelligence Service reneged on a promise to help him set up his own restaurant if he agreed to defect.Ho Kang-il managed a restaurant called Ryugyong in Ningbo, Zhejiang Provin ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-16
    • Suspected Uranium Enrichment Site Spotted in N.Korea
      U.S. current affairs magazine the Diplomat on Friday published satellite photos of a suspected covert uranium-enrichment site in North Korea. Researchers led by Jeffrey Lewis at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies analyzed satellite photos of ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-16
    • N.Korean Athletes Arrive in Incheon Ahead of Table Tennis Competition
      North Korean athletes arrived in Incheon on Sunday to take part in the annual Korean Open table tennis tournament in Daejeon this week.A 25-strong North Korean delegation including eight male and eight female athletes headed to Daejeon by bus upon their arrival in Incheon.The International Table Ten ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-16
    • Moon Presses Trump, Kim for Breakthrough in Nuclear Talks
      South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday urged President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations.Moon said at a forum in Singapore that Trump and Kim would "face the stern judgment of the international community" if t ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-13
    • N.Korea Gets Away with Unacceptable Behavior
      Officers from the U.S. and North Korea were scheduled to meet in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday to discuss the handover of the remains of U.S. soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War, but the North Koreans failed to show up. This is unimaginable elsewhere in international dipl ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-13
    • N.Korea Stands up U.S. Over Return of Soldiers’ Remains
      North Korean officials failed to show up to talks with American officers on Thursday about repatriating the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. Kim Jong-un promised to return them in his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, but some 100 caskets the U.S. del ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-13
    • U.S. Accuses N.Korea of Illegally Smuggling Oil Products
      The United States says North Korea is illegally smuggling refined petroleum products into the country beyond the quota of 500,000 barrels per year allowed under UN sanctions.U.S. documents sent to the UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea and obtained by The Associat ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-12
    • UN Chief Says ‘Good Possibilities’ for U.S.-N.Korea Talks
      Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there will be many "hiccups" in talks between the United States and North Korea on denuclearization "but I think there are very good possibilities for this dialogue to lead to a solution -- a positive solution."He told a news conference Thursday the UN's inter ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-07-12