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SEOUL, South Korea | Moon’s traveling entourage includes CEOs, ‘Korean Beyonce’

SEOUL, South Korea — The huge civilian entourage Seoul sent to the latest inter-Korean summit includes the third-generation heir of South Korea’s largest business group and a Colorado-born pop diva nicknamed the “Korean Beyonce.” President Moon Jae-in’s office said the 52-member “special” entourage will help promote civil exchanges and engagement with younger Koreans. Some experts … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Moon’s traveling entourage includes CEOs, ‘Korean Beyonce’

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea plays down chance of nuke progress at Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea— A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this week’s inter-Korean summit will result in major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program. South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of the year with North Korean leader … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea plays down chance of nuke progress at Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea | Former AP photojournalist Kim Chonkil dies at age 89

SEOUL, South Korea — Former Associated Press photojournalist Kim Chonkil, whose images captured South Korea’s turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy, has died. He was 89. Kim’s son, Kim Kuchul, confirmed he died in New York on Thursday. Kim covered South Korea for AP for nearly 40 years until leaving the company in 1987, a … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Former AP photojournalist Kim Chonkil dies at age 89

SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea’s Moon wants ‘irrevocable progress’ in nuke diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday that he is pushing for “irrevocable progress” in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons by the end of this year as he prepares for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Earlier this week, Moon sent special envoys to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea’s Moon wants ‘irrevocable progress’ in nuke diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to ending their nations’ hostile relations, but he’s frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his “goodwill measures” to be met in kind, South Korean officials said Thursday. The trove of comments from … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics