Archive for May 1st, 2018

Pope praises Korea leaders’ ‘brave commitment’ to peace

01-May-2018 Intellasia | | 6:29 AM

Pope Francis on Sunday (April 29) praised North and South Korean leaders for their “brave commitment” to peace after they agreed to work towards the [...]
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Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi to visit N Korea this week

01-May-2018 Intellasia | | 6:29 AM

The Chinese government’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, will visit North Korea this week, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kan said on Monday (April 30). Wang’s visit to [...]
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Korean Officials Say N Korea Has Pledged To Shut Down Its Main Nuclear Site

01-May-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:29 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to close the country’s main nuclear testing site in May. For more on what this signifies, NPR’s Michel Martin speaks [...]
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N Korean defectors say unification requires closing a cultural chasm

01-May-2018 Intellasia | | 6:28 AM

When Ken Eom first arrived in South Korea, he had to get used to hearing a lot of stupid questions. “Is there alcohol in North Korea?” people would ask the former [...]
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Kim Jong Un ‘not that kind of person to shoot missiles’ at US, he says

01-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:28 AM

Kim Jong Un is “not that kind of person” who will shoot missiles at the United States, the North Korean leader said, according to a briefing held Sunday by the [...]
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N Korea’s Kim to invite US experts for nuclear site shutdown as Trump presses for full denuclearisation

N Korea’s Kim to invite US experts for nuclear site shutdown as Trump presses for full denuclearisation

01-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:28 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to invite experts and journalists from the United States and South Korea when the country shuts its nuclear test site in May, Seoul [...]
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‘Real opportunity’ for progress on N Korea: Pompeo

01-May-2018 Intellasia | | 6:27 AM

The US has an “obligation” to pursue a diplomatic solution with North Korea, and there is a “real opportunity” for progress, Secretary of State Mike [...]
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Putin: Russia ready to help North-Korea cooperation Kremlin

Putin: Russia ready to help North-Korea cooperation Kremlin

01-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:27 AM

President Vladimir Putin has told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that Russia is ready to facilitate cooperation between North and South Korea, the Kremlin said on [...]
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US has ‘obligation’ to pursue N Korea diplomatic track: Pompeo

01-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:27 AM

The US has an “obligation” to pursue a diplomatic solution with North Korea, and there is a “real opportunity” for progress, Secretary of State Mike [...]
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US warns N Korea must take ‘irreversible’ steps to denuclearise

US warns N Korea must take ‘irreversible’ steps to denuclearise

01-May-2018 Intellasia | | 6:25 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he told Kim Jong Un that the North Korea leader would have to agree to take “irreversible” steps toward [...]
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N. Korea to rejoin South’s time zone in conciliatory gesture

N. Korea to rejoin South’s time zone in conciliatory gesture

01-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:24 AM

North Korea will move its clocks 30 minutes forward to unify with the South’s time zone starting this Saturday as a conciliatory gesture after last week’s [...]
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N. Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts

N. Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts

01-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:24 AM

North Korea has promised to shut its atomic test site within weeks and invite American weapons experts to verify its closure, Seoul reported Sunday, as new US Secretary of [...]
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N Korea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attack

N Korea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attack

01-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:24 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the US commits to a [...]
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Indonesian teen finally gets visa to join family in Taiwan

01-May-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:23 AM

Indonesian Amanda Erika Anindita, 18, is preparing to leave for Taiwan to reunite with her family after getting past a slew of red tape to obtain the appropriate visa. [...]
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Taiwan seems to be benefiting from Trump’s presidency. So why is no one celebrating?

01-May-2018 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:22 AM

If there is a country in Asia that ought to be encouraged by the first 15 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, it’s Taiwan. Even before taking office, Trump [...]
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