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US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrives for a meeting with South Korea's vice foreign minister Cho Sei-young at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea December 16, 2019.(REUTERS)

US seeks Christmas peace with North Korea as deadline looms

PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:41 PM IST
President Donald Trump’s top envoy to North Korea countered Kim Jong Un’s “Christmas gift” threat with a call for more nuclear talks to usher in a “season of peace,” for achieving lasting peace.
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said North Korea is ready for both dialogue and confrontation. But he warned that North Korea will try to remain “America’s biggest threat” if the United States continues to confront the North with sanctions.(AP Photo)
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said North Korea is ready for both dialogue and confrontation. But he warned that North Korea will try to remain “America’s biggest threat” if the United States continues to confront the North with sanctions.(AP Photo)

North Korea foreign minister calls Mike Pompeo ‘poisonous plant of American diplomacy’

By Associated Press | Seoul
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 11:38 AM IST
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “poisonous plant of American diplomacy” to protest Pompeo’s remarks in an interview in which he said that Washington will maintain crippling sanctions on North Korea unless it denuclearizes.
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cross over a military demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cross over a military demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea.(Reuters Photo)

Trump says received ‘positive letter’ from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

By Lalit K Jha | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 05:18 PM IST
US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un, have met three times since last summer to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
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Both China’s Xi Jinping and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un have suffered from President Donald Trump’s penchant for walking away from talks.(AP File Photo)
Both China’s Xi Jinping and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un have suffered from President Donald Trump’s penchant for walking away from talks.(AP File Photo)

Jilted by Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un seek upper hand before G-20 summit

By Jihye Lee | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 02:58 PM IST
The summit comes at dramatic point in the strategic dance between the three leaders -- with US ties with both China and North Korea on the downswing.
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Ties between the two powers are once again taking centre stage at the weekend Singapore conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, which gathers defence ministers and top military officials from around the world.(AP FILE)
Ties between the two powers are once again taking centre stage at the weekend Singapore conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, which gathers defence ministers and top military officials from around the world.(AP FILE)

US warns China on behaviour towards its Asian neighbours

By Agence France-Presse | Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 12:33 PM IST
Washington and Beijing have been vying for influence in the region, which hosts potential flashpoints such as the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Strait.
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US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, on June 12, 2018.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, on June 12, 2018.(AFP)

Hanoi summit with Trump may see Kim Jong-un’s ambitions grow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The most realistic goal would be to place some sort of limits on the nuclear weapons programme of North Korea.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s South Korea visit is aimed at strengthening the special strategic partnership and to receive the Seoul Peace Prize.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s South Korea visit is aimed at strengthening the special strategic partnership and to receive the Seoul Peace Prize.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi to visit South Korea from February 21

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 04:37 PM IST
He is the 14th person to be awarded the prize established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the Olympic Games in Seoul and to crystallise the yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
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A top North Korean official’s visit to Washington is the strongest sign yet that President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are on the verge of announcing a second summit. This time, Kim’s likely to raise his price.(AFP)
A top North Korean official’s visit to Washington is the strongest sign yet that President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are on the verge of announcing a second summit. This time, Kim’s likely to raise his price.(AFP)

What does Kim Jong Un want? Trump’s next summit could be costly

By Youkyung Lee and Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Since Trump withdrew his war threats and launched talks with Kim Jong Un last year, the U.S.-backed sanctions against North Korea’s economy remain his strongest bargaining chip.
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A woman walks past a television news screen showing a New Year speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul on January 1.(AFP Photo)
A woman walks past a television news screen showing a New Year speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul on January 1.(AFP Photo)

Kim Jong Un ready to talk more with Donald Trump but says not to test North Korea

By AP | Seoul
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 01:32 AM IST
Kim also said the United States should continue to halt its joint military exercises with ally South Korea and not deploy strategic military assets to the South.
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North Korea has threatened to resume nuke development over sanctions.(HT File Photo)
North Korea has threatened to resume nuke development over sanctions.(HT File Photo)

North Korea threatens to resume nuke development over sanctions

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 11:53 PM IST
North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as the recipient of 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as the recipient of 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Narendra Modi awarded 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 11:55 PM IST
The Award Committee recognised Prime Minister Modi’s contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies, crediting ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor.
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Foreign Ministers of BRICS nations ( from left) Sushma Swaraj of India, Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu of South Africa, Wang Yi of China, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira of Brazil and Sergey Lavrov of Russia pose for a photograph before their meeting on the sidelines of 73rd UNGA at the UN headquarters in New York, Thursday, September 27, 2018.(PTI)
Foreign Ministers of BRICS nations ( from left) Sushma Swaraj of India, Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu of South Africa, Wang Yi of China, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira of Brazil and Sergey Lavrov of Russia pose for a photograph before their meeting on the sidelines of 73rd UNGA at the UN headquarters in New York, Thursday, September 27, 2018.(PTI)

Solution to Korean Peninsula must address India’s concerns: Sushma Swaraj to BRICS

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 03:04 PM IST
In her address to the BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting in New York, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said India has been consistently supporting the efforts to bring about peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.
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In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, second from left, walk with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju upon their arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 18.(AP Photo)
In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, second from left, walk with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju upon their arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 18.(AP Photo)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim Jong Un

By Agence France-Presse | Seoul
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 01:23 PM IST
Moon Jae-in landed in Pyongyang for his third summit this year with Kim Jong Un.
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FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.(AP)
FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.(AP)

North Korean military parades: Propaganda, intimidation, unity

By Associated Press | Seoul
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 05:58 PM IST
A look at how the parades have evolved ahead of another march on Sunday, the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s authoritarian government:
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US President Donald Trump hit out at ‘fake news’ once again.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump hit out at ‘fake news’ once again.(AFP)

Trump ‘very happy’ with progress in denuclearisation talks with North Korea

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 08:57 PM IST
In a joint declaration after his historic summit with US President Donald Trump on June 12 in Singapore, Kim Jong Un had “reaffirmed his commitment” to work towards the “denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is paying his first state visit to India from 8th to 11th July, with a stunning foreign policy success under his belt.(PTI)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is paying his first state visit to India from 8th to 11th July, with a stunning foreign policy success under his belt.(PTI)

The India-South Korea relationship remains thin on strategic content

By Vishnu Prakash
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 08:47 AM IST
President Moon’s visit to India is taking place at a propitious time, when tensions in the Korean Peninsula are receding and Korean majors are renewing their economic push in the Indo-pacific region.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is slated to visit India early next month.(REUTERS File)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is slated to visit India early next month.(REUTERS File)

South Korea seeks India’s support in achieving lasting peace in peninsula

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 11:39 PM IST
Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea said,” we want India to continue to persuade North Korea to recalculate its strategy to make a decision to change its course to denuclearisation.”
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen returning to North Korea after the summit with US President Donald Trump, in this picture released on June 13, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.(REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen returning to North Korea after the summit with US President Donald Trump, in this picture released on June 13, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.(REUTERS)

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meets with Chinese President Xi in Beijing

By HT Correspondent | AP, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Chinese state media announced Kim Jong Un’s visit and said he would stay in the country for two days.
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In this December 10, 2015 file photo, US and South Korean army soldiers pose on a floating bridge on the Hantan river after a river crossing operation in Yeoncheon, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea.(AP)
In this December 10, 2015 file photo, US and South Korean army soldiers pose on a floating bridge on the Hantan river after a river crossing operation in Yeoncheon, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea.(AP)

South Korea, US confirm suspending military drills after Trump-Kim summit

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Seoul
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 10:31 PM IST
South Korea said the the suspension would affect the large-scale Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August
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US President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.(REUTERS)

Trump-Kim summit was a high-stakes gamble

By Meera Shankar
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 06:56 PM IST
There is relief both in the US and Europe that the world has pulled back from a precipice, but there is also considerable scepticism about Trump’s high stakes diplomatic gamble
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US President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.(Reuters)

By Trump’s own yardstick, North Korea pact with Kim falls flat | Analysis

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 08:04 PM IST
There was nothing specific on nukes in the declaration, and no joint affirmation of the goal of “complete, verifiable and irreversible” dismantlement that Trump’s aides had previously made the litmus test for success.
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Members of the media work as part of coverage of the summit between North Korea and the U.S. in Singapore June 11, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)
Members of the media work as part of coverage of the summit between North Korea and the U.S. in Singapore June 11, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)

Trump-Kim summit: Excitement reaches fever pitch in Singapore

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 06:29 PM IST
US President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore at the historic Trump-Kim Summit on June 12.
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A combination photo shows US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right).(Reuters File Photo)
A combination photo shows US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right).(Reuters File Photo)

Donald Trump says a US team is in North Korea to plan summit with Kim Jong Un

By HT Correspondent | AP, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 12:14 AM IST
US President Donald Trump withdrew from a planned June 12 Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last Thursday, but quickly announced that it could get back on track.
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station, Seoul, South Korea (File Photo)(AP)
People watch a TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station, Seoul, South Korea (File Photo)(AP)

With Trump pulling out of the summit, Kim has emerged a winner

By Vishnu Prakash
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 06:32 PM IST
North Korea craves respect and wants to engage in talks with the United States as an equal, not as a supplicant, despite holding few cards
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP Photo)
People watch a TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP Photo)

In meeting with Kim, Trump to seek ‘complete’ denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

By HT Correspondent | PTI, Washingon
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 09:11 PM IST
Donald Trump announced that the US-North Korea summit will be held at Singapore on June 12.
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP File Photo)
People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP File Photo)

North Korea says US misleading that sanctions, pressure brought Pyongyang to negotiation table

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Pyongyang
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 11:33 AM IST
Trump and senior U.S. officials have suggested repeatedly that Washington’s tough policy toward North Korea, along with pressure on its main trading partner China, have played a decisive role in turning around what had been an extremely tense situation
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walks up to South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018(Reuters)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walks up to South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018(Reuters)

Dawn of a new era in the Korean Peninsula

By Shin Bongkil
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2018 06:25 PM IST
The road to peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula is pebbled with challenges. But given the fact that the leaders of the two Koreas, and also the US, are showing willingness to find solutions to the vexed problem, there are hopes that things will change for the better
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heads a party meeting in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang, April 9, 2018(Reuters)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heads a party meeting in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang, April 9, 2018(Reuters)

Kim Jong-un’s peace offensive puts US and South Korea on the defensive

By Swaran Singh
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Hectic footwork in the Korean peninsula has already ignited enormous enthusiasm and anxieties about the two summits
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Guests will be served a dish from the hometown of the three South Korean presidents who will have hosted an inter-Korean summit.(Twitter Photo)
Guests will be served a dish from the hometown of the three South Korean presidents who will have hosted an inter-Korean summit.(Twitter Photo)

Korean summit: Japan objects to mango dessert decorated with controversial map

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Tokyo
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 02:11 PM IST
Tokyo has protested about the mango mousse because the dish features a map of the Korean Peninsula that includes a contested island that is claimed by Japan
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The move comes with the Korean peninsula in sharp diplomatic focus, with the leaders of North and South due to hold a summit on Friday, and US President Donald Trump expected to meet Kim Jong Un in the next few months.(Reuters File Photo)
The move comes with the Korean peninsula in sharp diplomatic focus, with the leaders of North and South due to hold a summit on Friday, and US President Donald Trump expected to meet Kim Jong Un in the next few months.(Reuters File Photo)

Trump picks South Korea envoy, filling 15-month-long vacancy

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Sydney
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2018 10:57 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has picked Admiral Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea.
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