South Korea offer to enter talks with North Korea
South Korea has offered to enter talks with North Korea – after Kim Jong Un indicated he would be open to negotiations. And the reason the nuclear standoff suddenly looks less intractable? Pyongyang wants to take part in the Winter Olympics – which open next month in South Korea. But could it all be an…
North Korean soldier shot during escape
Dramatic footage has emerged showing the defection of a North Korean soldier under a hail of gunfire from his former comrades. The officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds as he fled towards South Korea.
The challenges faced by North Korean defectors
With tensions in the region at a high, millions of South Koreans live with the ongoing threat of military violence from their northern neighbours. But for one group the threat is even more acute. North Korean defectors who have managed to escape their repressive homeland face the challenges of integration in their new home. But…
Tensions over North Korea’s missiles continue
Talking is not the answer when it comes to North Korea, Donald Trump warned today, claiming the US had been paying what he called ‘extortion money’ to Pyongyang for years.
China tells Trump and Pyongyang to ‘exercise restraint’
China has urged the United States and North Korea to calm down and avoid ramping up tensions.
North Korea expert: They’ll believe Trump is ‘bluffing’
Dr John Nilsson-Wright, senior research fellow for north east Asia at Chatham House, says the North Koreans will believe Trump is ‘bluffing’ when it comes to seeing through his military threats.
Trump warns North Korea that U.S. is ‘locked and loaded’
President Trump has warned – in a tweet – that military solutions are locked and loaded “should North Korea act unwisely”. His latest comment comes ten days before the annual U.S. / South Korean military exercises in the region begin, exercises that always bring strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures. On the U.S. territory…