North Korean soldier defects to South Korea amid peace efforts

North Korean soldier defects to South Korea amid peace efforts

A North Korean soldier reportedly defected to South Korea at around 7:56 a.m. local time on Saturday, according to South Korean news reports. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the military detected the defector crossing the military demarcation line separating the border, according to Yonhap News. „Related agencies plan to investigate him regarding the…

Great North City Games: Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock second on return after year out

Great North City Games: Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock second on return after year out

‚I’m probably still drunk’ – Peacock jokes on competitive returnDouble Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock made an encouraging return after a year-long break at the Great North City Games in Newcastle. The Briton finished second behind Germany’s Felix Streng in the men’s T64 100m, posting 11.08 seconds. Streng, who won gold at the Para-athletics European…

North Korea is derailing peace talks with a letter that threatens more missile tests and nuclear activities

North Korea is derailing peace talks with a letter that threatens more missile tests and nuclear activities

North Korea warned the US in a recent letter that talks are „again at stake and may fall apart,” adding that it may resume „nuclear and missile activities” if its demands are not met. President Donald Trump unexpectedly canceled what was expected to be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s fourth trip to Pyongyang last Friday…

North Korea’s missile program reportedly continues after Trump and Kim Jong Un’s pledge to promote ‚peace and prosperity’

North Korea’s missile program reportedly continues after Trump and Kim Jong Un’s pledge to promote ‚peace and prosperity’

President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during their first meeting at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, in Singapore, June 12, 2018. Evan Vucci/AP North Korea’s missile program continues at a research facility outside the country’s capital of Pyongyang, despite a pledge towards „peace and prosperity” made by North…

North Korea is dismantling a key missile testing site — and it’s a big win for Trump

North Korea is dismantling a key missile testing site — and it’s a big win for Trump

A soldier in front of a rocket at a test site in 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip North Korea has reportedly started dismantling rocket launching and testing facilities that President Donald Trump has said it agreed to in an off-the-books deal, and it’s a major US victory in what have been fraught, slow-moving talks. Following the Singapore…

North Korea may be sitting on a $6 trillion resources stockpile

North Korea may be sitting on a $6 trillion resources stockpile

Recent negotiations between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have provided a glimmer of hope for the hermit kingdom’s economic outlook. Markets are now watching to see whether the North Korean leader follows through with his pledge to denuclearise. The next step will be policy reforms, which will open North Korea’s…

North Korea attacks ‚gangster-like’ US

North Korea attacks ‚gangster-like’ US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol say goodbye as the US envoy departs for Japan North Korea has accused the US of using „gangster-like” tactics to push it towards nuclear disarmament after a fresh round of high-level talks. It branded the US attitude at the meeting as „extremely troubling”. The statement,…

Trump says the US would be at war with North Korea by now if it weren’t for him

Trump says the US would be at war with North Korea by now if it weren’t for him

Kim Jong Un with Donald Trump. Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning said the US would be at war with North Korea if it weren’t for him. In a tweet, Trump claimed credit for a cessation in nuclear testing or rocket launches by North Korea and said his efforts to rid…