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  • U.S. Forces Korea opens new headquarters in Pyeongtaek

    06/28/2018 7:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | June 29, 2018 | Song Sang-ho
    The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) opened its new headquarters in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, on Friday, in a relocation project likely to broaden its security role long circumscribed by deterrence against North Korea. The USFK held a ceremony to celebrate the relocation from Yongsan, central Seoul, to Camp Humphreys, a sprawling complex about 70 kilometers south of the capital, after a delay caused by residents' protests, budgetary issues and massive construction work to prevent floods. "This headquarters building within the complex represents a significant investment in the long-term presence of the U.S. forces in Korea. Ladies and gentlemen, this was...
  • Moon may join U.S., N. Korean leaders in Singapore for 3-way summit: official.......

    05/28/2018 2:22:19 AM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2018/05/28 | Yonhap
    - South Korean President Moon Jae-in could make a trip to Singapore for a three-way summit with his U.S. and North Korean counterparts next month, depending on the outcome of ongoing discussions between Washington and Pyongyang, a ranking government official here said Monday. A three-way summit was originally proposed by Moon and the North Korean leader when they held their first-ever meeting at the border village of Panmunjom on April 27. The trip, if made, will likely be made around June 12 when U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are scheduled to hold their bilateral summit,...
  • Gordon Chang: North and South Korean leaders 'too cozy'

    05/26/2018 10:19:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2018
    Gordon Chang: North and South Korean leaders 'too cozy'
  • [N. Korea] Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un hold surprise second summit: Blue House

    05/26/2018 4:34:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NK News ^ | May 26th, 2018 | Hamish Macdonald
    Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un hold surprise second summit: Blue House Leaders met at Panmunjom for the second time, Seoul says, with results to be announced tomorrow South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a surprise meeting at Panmunjom on the inter-Korean border on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the Blue House. The meeting is the second between the two leaders, with the first having taken place at the same location and resulting in the signing of the Panmunjom Declaration. “President Moon Jae-in held a second summit meeting with Kim Jong...
  • North Korea rejects South Korean media proposed to witness dismantling nuclear test site

    05/18/2018 6:50:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    North Korea rejects South Korean media proposed to witness dismantling nuclear test site BY JOHN BOWDEN - 05/18/18 07:31 AM EDT North Korea's government has rejected a list of South Korean journalists invited to attend the planned dismantlement of a nuclear test site, according to South Korean officials. Reuters reports that South Korea's Unification Ministry announced Friday that North Korean officials "declined to accept" a list of the country's reporters slated to attend the event, which will take place next month. The decision is likely to raise doubts in South Korea about whether the North is serious about easing tensions...
  • Trump taps Pacific Command chief Harry Harris to be South Korea envoy ahead of Kim summit

    04/27/2018 7:04:47 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Apr 25, 2018 | Jesse Johnson
    Trump taps Pacific Command chief Harry Harris to be South Korea envoy ahead of Kim summit by Jesse Johnson Staff Writer U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris, nominated to be ambassador to Canberra, will instead fill the long-vacant post of ambassador to South Korea, Australia’s top diplomat said Wednesday. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had been informed of the decision by acting U.S. Secretary of State John Sullivan on Tuesday. “While we would have welcomed Adm. Harris here as ambassador to Australia, we understand that there are significant challenges for the United States on the Korean Peninsula,”...
  • Kim Jong Un Is “All-In.” What’s Next for Korea?

    04/25/2018 7:26:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Cipher Brief ^ | April 24, 2018 | Gordon Chang
    Kim Jong Un Is “All-In.” What’s Next for Korea? There’s a dark purpose in Kim Jong Un’s proffered moratorium on nuclear and ballistic missile testing announced over the weekend. Kim, with the apparent complicity of South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, seeks to eventually merge his state into the South – and drive out U.S. troops from the peninsula. Most pundits thought Saturday’s nuclear announcement was aimed at President Donald Trump, ahead of the planned Kim-Trump summit in June. Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency quoted Kim Jong Un as saying his drive for nuclear weapons is “complete.” “We no longer need...
  • In a landmark for Trump, South Korea agrees to open its auto market

    03/26/2018 8:59:45 PM PDT · by NImerc · 103 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 3/26/2018 | Youkyung Lee
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has agreed to further open its auto market to the United States as the two countries prepare to amend their 6-year-old trade agreement following complaints by President Donald Trump. ...It marks the first successful renegotiation of a trade deal for the Trump administration — which used the threat of 25 percent steel tariffs at the bargaining table — and comes as the allies sought to resolve disputes before planned meetings with Kim Jong Un.
  • Pro-American Rally in South Korea Denounces North Korea Appeasement

    03/01/2018 5:24:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    VOA ^ | March 01, 2018 | Brian Padden
    Pro-American Rally in South Korea Denounces North Korea Appeasement SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Thousands of South Korean conservatives rallied in Seoul on Thursday to protest President Moon Jae-in’s Olympic outreach to North Korea, and in support of impeached President Park Geun-hye, who faces a possible 30-year prison sentence for corruption charges related to the scandal that ousted her from office. Moon’s opponents, many waving American flags, denounced his engagement policy to foster increased dialogue and cooperation with the North as appeasing the enemy and undermining the United States’ “maximum pressure” strategy. “Trying to promote false peace slogans such as, no...
  • Trump hails GM's decision to shut South Korea plant

    02/13/2018 10:54:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2018-02-14
    Trump hails GM's decision to shut South Korea plant WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed General Motors Co.'s decision to shut down a plant in South Korea, saying the carmaker will now "move back" to Detroit. GM announced the same day that it will close one of its four car assembly plants in South Korea by the end of May due to lower demand for its vehicles. The move came as part of the Detroit-based automaker's broad restructuring program across the world. "GM Korea company announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant...
  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang summit during landmark talks

    02/09/2018 11:48:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2018
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang summit during landmark talks 10 FEBRUARY 2018 Kim Jong -un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said on Saturday. The invitation, delivered by the North Korean leader's visiting sister Kim Yo-jong, said Mr Kim was willing to meet the South's leader "at the earliest date possible", said a spokesman for the presidential Blue House. The announcement came after the South's president ate kimchi and drank soju liquor with Kim Yo-jong and the North's ceremonial head of state - even as the US warned...
  • US Asks S. Korean Banks to Investigate Cryptocurrency Exchange Transactions [N. Korea]

    01/28/2018 7:00:51 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Business Korea ^ | 29 January 2018 | Yoon Yung Sil
    US Asks S. Korean Banks to Investigate Cryptocurrency Exchange Transactions Seoul, Korea 29 January 2018 - 9:30am Yoon Yung Sil The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) asked six South Korean banks and their New York branches to report on the current conditions of digital currency transactions in South Korea and their measures to prevent money laundering. It is very rare for the U.S. to make a request for business in South Korean branches. The U.S. seems to be concerned that virtual currency can be a loophole in financial sanctions on North Korea. According to investment banking (IB)...
  • North Korea calls for unification of Korean Peninsula

    01/25/2018 5:59:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018/01/25 | Ryan Gaydos
    North Korea calls for unification of Korean Peninsula By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News North Korea on Thursday called for “all Koreans at home and abroad” to take steps toward unification without the help of any other countries. The message urged all Koreans to “promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea,” while assuring that Pyongyang would get over any hurdles in its way toward reunifying the peninsula, Reuters reported, citing North Korean state media. North Korea also said military exercises with “outside forces” hindered the development of relations between North and South Korea. Pyongyang also called on Seoul...
  • Graham: I 'fully believe that if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, we do not'

    01/02/2018 7:14:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/18 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Graham: I 'fully believe that if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, we do not' Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday said if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, the U.S. should not attend. "Allowing Kim Jong UnÂ’s North Korea to participate in #WinterOlympics would give legitimacy to the most illegitimate regime on the planet," Graham tweeted. "IÂ’m confident South Korea will reject this absurd overture and fully believe that if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, we do not." Lindsey Graham âś” @LindseyGrahamSC Allowing Kim Jong UnÂ’s North Korea to participate in #WinterOlympics would give legitimacy...
  • Korea Doesn't Need Chinese Tourists

    12/30/2017 9:42:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | December 22, 2017
    Korea Doesn't Need Chinese Tourists December 22, 2017 13:24 China's National Tourism Administration summoned travel agents from Shandong Province this week and informed them that it has again banned package tours to Korea effective January next year. The same seems to be happening in Beijing. China imposed the ban on cut-price group tours to Korea in March this year in retaliation against the U.S. deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery here, but it partially eased the ban for Shandong Province and Beijing on Nov. 28 after the two countries agreed to normalize ties. Now, just six days after...
  • Fishing boat missing after searching for sailors from sunken ship (S. Korean naval vessel)

    SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- A fishing boat has vanished and is feared to have sunk after searching for sailors missing from last week's naval disaster, maritime police said Saturday. Police said they lost contact with the 99-ton boat, carrying nine people aboard, after receiving a distress signal at around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area off the western sea border with North Korea, where the patrol ship Cheonan ship sank on March 26.
  • American nabbed while trying to enter N. Korea (from Louisiana)

    11/15/2017 2:22:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/11/13
    American nabbed while trying to enter N. Korea 2017/11/13 15:36 UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. citizen was arrested by South Korean police Monday for crossing the Civilian Control Line (CCL) near the inter-Korean border without a permit in an alleged attempt to enter North Korea, authorities concerned said. The CCL was drawn just below the Demilitarized Zone bisecting the two Koreas from the west to the east in 1954 to strictly protect the security of military facilities and operations there. The 58-year-old American, only identified as "A," was seized at 9:55 a.m. as he trespassed on...
  • 'Abe, Trump to Discuss Evacuation Plan for their Citizens in S. Korea'

    11/05/2017 1:06:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017-11-05
    'Abe, Trump to Discuss Evacuation Plan for their Citizens in S. Korea' Write : 2017-11-05 12:13:20 Update : 2017-11-05 13:19:00 United States President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reportedly discuss how to evacuate their citizens in South Korea in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula. Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported on Sunday that the two leaders will discuss the matter during their summit talks on Monday in Tokyo. The paper said that Trump is not excluding military options against North Korea, noting that roughly 60-thousand Japanese citizens and more than 200-thousand Americans currently...
  • [N. Korea] Trump hints at ‘surprise’ visit to DMZ

    10/26/2017 4:57:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | Choi He-suk
    Trump hints at ‘surprise’ visit to DMZ By Choi He-suk Published : Oct 26, 2017 - 16:31 Updated : Oct 26, 2017 - 16:45 Speculation is rising that US President Donald Trump may visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas during his visit to the South next month. On Wednesday, Trump hinted that he would visit the DMZ, saying “Well, I’d rather not say but you’ll be surprised” when asked whether the tense inter-Korean border would be in his itinerary. Since US President Ronald Ragan, all but one US president visiting South Korea went to the DMZ. The only...
  • [N. Korea] Removing personal assets from #ROK now advisable, say sr. admin. officials

    10/21/2017 4:35:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Steve Herman(VOA) Twitter ^ | 20 Oct 2017 | Steve Herman
    Tonight's Nelson Report (a reputable newsletter on NE Asia): Removing personal assets from #ROK now advisable, say sr. admin. officials. 6:53 PM - 20 Oct 2017 from Washington, DC