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Jack Kim

North Korea fires missiles, derides South Korea's Moon as 'impudent'

16 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korea launched at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over. | Video

Multi-million dollar projects can boost North Korea-U.S. nuclear talks: South Korea minister

27 Jun 2019

SEOUL Inter-Korea commercial projects that can channel millions of dollars a year to Pyongyang may be used as leverage to boost talks on ending poor and isolated North Korea's nuclear programme, the South's point man on the North said on Thursday.

North Korea warns U.S. sceptics as Kim heads for summit with Trump

25 Feb 2019

HANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties, as its leader, Kim Jong Un, made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam. | Video

North Korea's Kim on his way by train to summit with Trump in Vietnam

24 Feb 2019

SEOUL/HANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train on Sunday, media reported, bound for a high-stakes second nuclear summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnam's capital Hanoi. | Video

North Korea's Kim: I don't want my children to bear burden of nuclear arms - report

23 Feb 2019

HANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North's weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday.

North Korea's Kim: I don't want my children to bear burden of nuclear arms - report

23 Feb 2019

HANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North's weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit

12 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea.

Singapore PM Lee hints at early election next year

11 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong suggested on Sunday a general election may be called next year, more than a year before his government's mandate ends, as the city-state braces for growing economic uncertainty amid global trade tensions.

Facebook refuses Singapore request to remove post after critical website blocked

10 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was "false and malicious", prompting its Law Ministry to say the case illustrated the need to introduce legislation to stop fake news.

CORRECTED-Facebook refuses Singapore request to remove post after critical website blocked

10 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE, Nov 10 Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was "false and malicious", prompting its Law Ministry to say the case illustrated the need to introduce legislation to stop fake news.

World News

Hong Kong airport faces more protest turbulence

Hong Kong braced for multiple anti-government demonstrations on Friday and a "stress test" of the airport this weekend, as weeks of protest in the Chinese-ruled city showed no signs of let-up amid rising tension between China and some Western nations.