During the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the US and North Korea committed to recovering the remains of American troops missing in action during the Korean War.Thousands of US military personnel remain unaccounted for. The number varies from state-to-state. For example 431 Texans and 593 Californians are unaccounted for, while there is one man from Alaska on the list of missing. Most of them - about 5,300 - were lost in what is now North Korea, according to the US defence agency that oversees the process of recovering the remains of American troops. And the US Army says it knows exactly where many are buried.Fighting stopped in 1953 - but technically the two Koreas remain at war. The conflict ended with an armistice agreement not a peace treaty.American-led UN forces, including troops from the UK, supported the South, while Chinese forces joined the war on the North's side. Estimates vary, but at least two million Korean civilians, up to 1.5 million communist and about … [Read more...] about Trump-Kim summit: How many US soldiers are buried in North Korea?
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North Korea claims it has successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at 'restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.' The test was conducted on Friday at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea's Academy of Defence Science, without specifying what sort of testing occurred. In a later statement carried by KCNA, Chief of the General Staff Pak Jong Chon said the tests were designed to bolster North Korea's defenses by developing new weapons. North Korea claims it has successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at 'restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.' October 2, 2019, file picture of the test-firing of 'the new-type SLBM Pukguksong-3' in the waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea 'The priceless data, experience and new technologies gained in the recent tests of … [Read more...] about North Korea conducts second test at rocket site within in a week in bid to develop new weapons to ‘overpower America’s nuclear threat’
North Korea has conducted a "crucial test" at a satellite launch site to boost its nuclear deterrent, state media report.A spokesman told KNCA news agency it took place late on Friday at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, but did not give specific details.This is the second test to take place at the Sohae site in less than a week. Talks between the US and North Korea about its nuclear programme remain stalled.US President Donald Trump has refused to lift biting sanctions until North Korea fully abandons its nuclear programme. North Korea attacks Trump's 'dotage of a dotard' Kim's missile and nuclear programme North Korea crisis in 300 words North Korea has stepped up its weapons tests and its strong rhetoric in recent weeks, and leader Kim Jong-un has been asking for new concessions from the US by the end of the year. Pyongyang has said it will adopt a "new way" if that does not happen - saying the US can expect an ominous "Christmas gift" if it does not comply.What was the … [Read more...] about North Korea conducts ‘crucial test’ – state media
Dozens of families from North and South Korea have held emotional reunions as relatives met for the first time in at least 65 years.A group of mostly elderly South Koreans travelled to a tourist resort in the North for the event, the first such reunion for three years.The Korean War of 1950-1953 left the peninsula divided and people on the northern side were unable to leave.The South Koreans were chosen by lottery - the oldest of them is 101.These brief meetings are likely to be the last and only time many will see each other. Eighty-six-year-old Cho Hye-do and her brother Cho Do-jae, 75, were reunited with their older sister Cho Sun-do, who is 89 and lives in North Korea."I remember how beautiful you were," Cho Hye-do told her big sister."I finally get to meet you after living for so long," replied the older woman.Who is attending the meetings?There are 83 North Koreans and 89 from the South taking part.A hundred people had been selected by each side, but some dropped out after … [Read more...] about Korean reunions: Families divided by war meet in North