Joyce Lee

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16 Oct 2018 | 11:04 AM

Two Koreas, U.N. Command hold first talks on disarming border

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarising the border as the two Koreas push for peace, Seoul's defence ministry said.

11 Oct 2018 | 4:54 PM

South Korea says no change on North Korean sanctions

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea never considered lifting sanctions against North Korea imposed over the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship, the country's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said on Thursday.

5 Oct 2018 | 4:35 PM

Japan likely to skip naval event after South Korea protests over flag - media

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is likely to skip an international fleet review in South Korea next week, Japanese media on Friday, after Seoul asked Tokyo to reconsider flying its "Rising Sun" flag on a warship, the latest spat over the countries' colonial history.

20 Sep 2018 | 8:44 PM

North Korea's Kim wants another Trump summit to speed denuclearisation - South Korea's Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearisation, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.

20 Sep 2018 | 2:05 PM

Fulfilling a dream, South Korea's Moon visits sacred North Korean mountain with Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in cleared a top item off his bucket list on Thursday: Climbing Mount Paektu in North Korea with its leader Kim Jong Un.

19 Sep 2018 | 6:29 PM

Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

SEOUL (Reuters) - A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among sceptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

17 Sep 2018 | 11:18 PM

North Korea's Kim says summit with Trump stabilised region, sees more progress

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his "historic" summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore stabilised regional security, and that he expected further progress at an inter-Korean summit aimed at reviving stalled nuclear diplomacy.

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14 Sep 2018 | 9:09 AM

Hopes rise as two Koreas open de facto joint embassy on North's side of border

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will open a joint liaison office on the North's side of the heavily militarised border on Friday, a South Korean official said, as hopes rise for progress in stalled denuclearisation talks at a summit next week.

24 Aug 2018 | 11:06 AM

South Korean court raises ex-president Park's jail term to 25 years

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean appeals court sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years in jail on Friday in a case arising from a far-reaching corruption scandal that toppled her from power in 2017.

21 Aug 2018 | 9:32 AM

North Korea's Kim criticises his country's health sector

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took aim at his country's health sector, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest salvo of public criticism unleashed as part of his campaign to jumpstart economic development.