North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, attended a rare performance by South Korean singers on Sunday, in the latest of a series of diplomatic breakthroughs in an ongoing thaw between the two countries. The evening concert at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the first visit by South Korean artists to the North Korean capital in over a decade, has been touted as another gesture of reconciliation before a scheduled summit between the leaders of the divided Korean Peninsula on April 27. The performance of the 160-strong delegation of K-pop bands and singers to 1,500 members of the Pyongyang elite overshadowed the start of annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the US, which have traditionally been a source of tension with the North. The drills, which were postponed by a month to avoid any disruption to the February Winter Olympics in South Korea, have been shortened and toned down this year to reflect a diplomatic détente on peninsula … [Read more...] about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends ‘K-pop’ conference
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a landmark summit with South Korea's president and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if his country holds talks with the US, a senior Seoul official said. Chung Eui-yong, South Korea's presidential national security director, said the two Koreas agreed to hold their third-ever summit at a tense border village in late April. He also said the leaders will establish a "hotline" communication channel to lower military tensions, and would speak together before the planned summit. Mr Chung led a 10-member South Korean delegation that met Mr Kim during a two-day visit to Pyongyang, North Korea's capital. They returned on Tuesday. US president Donald Trump cautiously welcomed "possible progress" in talks with North Korea. He tweeted: "For the first time in many years, a serious effort is being made by all parties concerned. The world is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the US is ready to go hard in either direction!" … [Read more...] about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agrees to hold landmark summit with South Korea’s president
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, is rumoured to be pregnant with her second child. The news surfaces as she wrapped up her visit to South Korea for the Winter Olympics ceremonies. There is no official word, and the South Korean government remains tight-lipped. Kim Yo-jong told South Korean officials about the pregnancy, local reports say, citing unnamed sources. "There is nothing that we've known of. That's the South Korean government's stance," said a spokesman for the South Korean unification ministry when asked about the reports. Speculation about the pregnancy emerged when Kim Yo-jong was reportedly spotted with a protruding belly covered by her coat in South Korea during the Olympic ceremonies. She also reportedly experienced some sort of discomfort during the trip. South Korean officials had said in 2015 that she could have given birth to either a niece or nephew for the North Korean leader. Though her pregnancy was confirmed by Seoul's spy agency, the birth … [Read more...] about Is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister pregnant with second child?
0 Comments North Korea leader Kim Jong Un impressed with South’s delegation welcome BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Kim Jong Un has expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation’s visit to the South, in his first remarks since the high-level guests led by his sister returned to the North. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korea-leader-kim-jong-un-impressed-with-souths-delegation-welcome-36597747.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36597744.ece/324b0/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c1fb791f-ac80-441d-b3b1-e8310b4b6380_1 Email Kim Jong Un has expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation’s visit to the South, in his first remarks since the high-level guests led by his sister returned to the North. The North’s state-owned Korean Central News Agency reported that Mr Kim was impressed with Seoul’s welcome and treatment of the high-level delegation. He expressed gratitude to the South for “making … [Read more...] about North Korea leader Kim Jong Un impressed with South’s delegation welcome
DONALD Trump has said he would “absolutely” be willing to pick up the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after months of the world leaders trading barbs.The US President even seemingly took credit for a diplomatic breakthrough between America and North Korea while speaking about the relationship between the two countries.Speaking to reporters, he said he would be willing to speak to Kim, saying: “Absolutely, I would do that.“I have no problem with that at all.”Trump, who has previously nicknamed the North Korean leader “rocket man”, also suggested during the press conference at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, that he had been integral in easing tensions.The Twitter-happy leader said: “Look, right now they’re talking Olympics. It’s a start, it’s big start. If I weren’t involved they wouldn’t be talking about Olympics right now. They would be doing no talks or it would be … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ phone North Korea leader Kim Jong-un as tensions between countries continue to mount