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North Korean State Media Report on Kim’s Activities Amid Death Speculation

PYONGYANG – The state radio of the DPRK reported on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had expressed “appreciation” for workers taking part in building the city of Samjiyon amid speculation on the leader’s health and possible demise, according to the South Korean state-run news agency Yonhap. There was no elaboration, however, on his health conditions or […]

US Military Bases in South Korea Under Lockdown to Stop the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C./SEOUL – The restrictions were placed on the largest American military base abroad after an American soldier tested positive for coronavirus raging in South Korea, which became the second-hardest hit by the outbreak after mainland China. The new disease control measures were implemented after the risk level was raised to “high”, United States Forces Korea […]

US, South Korea Postpone Wargames Over Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C./SEOUL – The United States postponed its wargames with South Korea on Thursday as concerns continue to grow over the coronavirus. The combined command announced an upcoming “command post-training” conducted by members of the two militaries’ Combined Forces Command will be postponed “until further notice”, World News reported. The joint military drills were scheduled […]

President Moon: South Korea, US Far From Military Cost-Sharing Deal

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the United States and South Korea are set to hold yet another round of talks this week on how much each should pay toward the maintenance of American troops in the Asian country, South Korean President Moon Jae-in stated on Tuesday that their positions on the matter were still far apart […]

MAJOR: Seoul, Washington Fail to Agree on Cost of US Extortion Racket

WASHINGTON, D.C./SEOUL – South Korea and the United States failed to agree on Seoul’s “contribution” towards hosting some 28,500 US troops, but the US side hinted after the two days of talks ended that it will no longer stick to its $5 billion demand. No deal by December 31, when the current agreement expires, may […]

MAJOR: Tokyo, Seoul Dissolve Intelligence Sharing Deal Week Before Expiry

TOKYO/SEOUL – The defense ministers of Japan and South Korea failed to agree to extend the bilateral intelligence-sharing pact on Sunday at their first meeting since October 2018, but reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation with the US on Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear program, the Kyodo news agency reported. The talks were held on the margins […]