The Ministry of Unification said the funds will pay for the costs including accommodations and food for entire North Korea’s contignent along with journalists who had visited or are still in South Korea.
Kim Jong Un gave instructions for measures aimed at more inter-Korean engagement after his younger sister Kim Yo Jong led a three-day visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by Kim Yo Jong, sister of North’s leader Kim Jong Un, concluded its visit on Sunday.
North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics’ most important medals: the diplomatic gold.
Moon hosted talks and a lunch with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.
Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner is an easy, fast-paced read about nuclear practices relevant today, especially in the newest nuclear-armed states – India, Pakistan and North Korea.
The demilitarised zone offers visitors coming to South Korea for the Winter Olympics a surreal mix of doomsday military installations and tourist attractions.
US vice president Mike Pence, who described North Korea as the world’s most tyrannical regime on February 7, flies in to South Korea on February 8 ahead of the opening ceremony in the mountain resort of Pyeongchang.
The report said North Korea had shipped coal to ports mainly using false paperwork that showed countries such as Russia and China as the coal origin.
Almost 3,000 athletes competing at the Winter Olympics are set to get perks, including the latest $1,100 Samsung smartphones. All except perhaps the 22 athletes from North Korea.
UNICEF said that the increasing number of international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid deliveries.
May will use meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to try to regain momentum in the international race to secure British participation in China’s services sector boom.
Early in January, North and South Korea launched rare talks to bring North Koreans to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the North’s leader Kim Jong Un said he was willing to open up discussions with Seoul.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime’s priorities and anxieties.
Attempts of reconciliation between the two nations in the past have proved that it cannot be sustained unless a tangible progress is made in the elimination of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.
The UN Security Council banned North Korean exports of coal last August 5 to cut off foreign currency Pyongyang needs to fund its nuclear weapon programme.
Song Tao, who heads the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s international department, was the last top official from China to go to Pyongyang.
Sport on its own is fairly powerless, but when skilfully integrated it can make significant contributions and promote wider foreign policy tools.
In a massive thaw in diplomatic relations, North and South Korean skiers will train together at a resort in North Korea before the Olympics start.
China has dismissed an international meeting on the North Korean nuclear crisis hosted by Canada and the US as illegitimate.
A US-hosted meeting of countries that backed South Korea during the 1950-53 Korea War also vowed to support renewed dialogue between the two Koreas.
Foreign ministers and senior officials from 20 nations will hold a meeting in Vancouver looking to increase diplomatic and financial pressure on North Korea to give up development of nuclear missiles.
The US and others say the international community must look at ways of expanding a broad range of sanctions aimed at North Korea’s nuclear programme.
In an interview on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump had developed a positive relationship with the North Korea’s leader despite their differences.
An advocate for North Korean refugees outlines an alternative approach to political change and regional peace in Korea.
The false alert came amid high international tensions over North Korea’s development of ballistic nuclear weapons.
The talks between the two Korean nations pertain to North Korea’s participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympics as well as the improvement of inter-Korean relations.
The Trump administration’s retreat from the world has enlarged China’s strategic opportunity.
The US President also expressed hope of a positive development from talks between North and South Korea, announcement of which came after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise over Pyongang’s nuclear and missile programs.
The suspension of aid is reversible if Pakistan were to show real progress in hunting down terrorists and rid itself of its rinse-and-repeat cycle.
After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, Kim used his televised New Year’s Day speech to declare North Korea “a peace-loving and responsible nuclear power”.
Some Trump allies have accused the team of Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller of being biased against the Republican president.
China exported no oil products to North Korea in November, Chinese customs data showed, apparently going above and beyond sanctions imposed earlier this year by the UN.
The new US steps were the latest in a campaign aimed at forcing North Korea – which has defied years of multilateral and bilateral sanctions – to abandon a weapons program.
On October 24, the Trump administration effectively paused refugee admissions from 11 countries mostly in the Middle East and Africa, pending a 90-day security review, which was set to expire in late January.
A nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea would go off the charts in terms of lives lost, economies wrecked, and the environment destroyed.
The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its November 29 intercontinental ballistic missile test.
The draft resolution would subject 19 new North Koreans and the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces to a global asset freeze and travel ban.
Any delay in joint military drills with the US would depend on North Korea’s behaviour during the 2018 Winter Olympics, officials in Seoul said on Wednesday.
According to the US government, Lazarus Group, the hacking entity working on behalf of the North Korean government, is responsible for the cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe this year.