BEIJING (AP) — While the global economy will dominate at this weekend's summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging-market nations, politics and security issues form the backdrop to the gathering of world leaders in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
- 1 February, 2018 Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics North Korea's national flag was raised in the South Thursday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, organisers said, after an exemption came into force to avoid breaching Seoul's tough national security law. The two Koreas are still technically at war a...
- 22 September, 2017 In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’ President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, […]
- 28 June, 2017 South Korean leader vows to stand with Trump on NKorea WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader vowed Wednesday to stand firmly with President Donald Trump against North Korea, playing down his past advocacy of a softer approach toward the nuclear-armed nation as he made his first visit as president to Washington.
- 6 March, 2018 North Korea open to relinquishing nuclear weapons, says Seoul North Korea is willing to discuss relinquishing its nuclear weapons and will freeze its nuclear and missile programmes if it begins direct talks with the US, in a dramatic easing of tensions after a visit by senior South Korean politicians, officials s...
- 23 January, 2018 North Korea says protesters who burned Kim Jong-un image are 'stinking conservative riff-raff' North Korea has demanded South Korea apologise for "despicable conservative riff-raff" prostesters who burned an image of Kim Jong-un in Seoul. The incident threatened to undermine an agreement that athletes from North Korea would attend February's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South […]