US, Japan, South Korea meet in Hawaii to discuss North Korea

HONOLULU (AP) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Saturday in Hawaii to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea after Pyongyang began the year with a series of missile tests. Blinken said at a news conference after the meeting that North Korea was “in a … Read more

N. Korea is slowly reopening the border after a strict lockdown of 2 years

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After spending two years in a strict lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea is finally opening up slowly. The reason could indicate a growing sense of leadership recognition that the nation desperately needs to move beyond economic aid. The provisional reopening of the north is evidenced by the … Read more

Korea talks about hotline restored after North’s missile test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea restored dormant communications hotlines with South Korea in a small fragile step of reconciliation on Monday in a seemingly hard push to win concessions from the outside with a mix of conciliatory gestures and missile tests. It is unclear how significantly this move will improve ties between Korea, … Read more