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Kim’s Surprise Apology Indicates His Wish to Prevent Inter-Korean Ties from Worsening Further

Kim’s Surprise Apology Indicates His Wish to Prevent Inter-Korean Ties from Worsening Further

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A rare and swift apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over the killing of a South Korean official shows he wants to prevent already frayed inter-Korean relations from further worsening, experts said Friday. South Korea needs to take the North’s conciliatory gesture as a chance to explore ways [...]

N. Korea’s Recent Threats Unlikely to Turn into Major Military Provocation

N. Korea’s Recent Threats Unlikely to Turn into Major Military Provocation

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — After threatening military action, North Korea may open fire to shoot down giant balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets flying from South Korea, but major provocations are unlikely, such as the 2010 artillery attack on a border island, experts said Monday. South Korea has been on high alert after Kim Yo-jong, [...]

Fake News About N. Korea Causes Distrust, Impasse in Inter-Korean Relations

Fake News About N. Korea Causes Distrust, Impasse in Inter-Korean Relations

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Unsubstantiated rumors and speculative media reports about North Korea could cause mutual distrust between the two Koreas and create an “impasse” in inter-Korean relations, an expert said Monday. Kim Dong-yeop, a research professor at Kyungnam University’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies, also called for more efforts to create “high-quality” [...]

N. Korea’s State Media Stays Mum on Kim’s Public Activities for 2 Weeks

N. Korea’s State Media Stays Mum on Kim’s Public Activities for 2 Weeks

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s state media reported on leader Kim Jong-un expressing his “appreciation” for people working to build facilities in a northern border town Sunday but continued to stay silent about his public activities for two weeks amid growing rumors about his health. “Comrade Kim Jong-un sent appreciation to workers [...]

Nuclear Talks in Limbo One Year After No-deal Hanoi Summit

Nuclear Talks in Limbo One Year After No-deal Hanoi Summit

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea remain in limbo a year after their no-deal summit in Hanoi, with their engagement hamstrung by mutual distrust, domestic politics and, most recently, Pyongyang’s focus on fending off an epidemic. The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North [...]