U.S.-China agree to resume trade talks in October, Asian stock markets rebound

Asian stock markets closed higher today after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. Investor sentiment was also boosted by the British parliament’s passage of a bill to stop a no-deal Brexit. Yoon Jung-min has details. The U.S. and China are set to resume trade talks early October in Washington D.C.,… following new […]

Russia, U.S. to resume talks on avoiding accidental clashes over Syria 미국·러시아

U.S. officials say Russia has agreed to enter into talks aimed at ensuring the two countries forces avoid accidental clashes while conducting airstrikes over Syria. The Pentagon say the talks are likely to take place as soon as this weekend. The discussions will likely focus on how much distance there should be between U.S. and […]

U.S.-China trade talks will resume “at different level”: Trump

with the United States set to hit China with an additional 15% tariff on a list of goods amounting to 125 billion dollars from Saturday yes President Donald Trump has revealed that the two sides are resuming talks quote at a different level speaking on Fox News radion Thursday Trump did not elaborate on what […]

Kim Hyok-chol and Biegun resume talks late Monday

Working-level officials from the two sides are using these last hours to fine-tune the details of what leaders Kim and Trump will be talking about and what’ll be in their agreement. Ji-won, we thought the day was over, but we’re hearing that the top negotiators of North Korea and the U.S. just got in? Yes […]

Tokyo seeks to resume whaling, as Australia, New Zealand moves to block effort

At the International Whaling Commission conference in Slovenia… Japan is seeking to resume whale hunting, despite widespread global criticism that had culminated in a UN court ban. It pushed to change a resolution about global whaling criteria… to allow Tokyo to engage in what it calls, “scientific whaling.” The UN International Court of Justice had […]

Chinese travel agencies resume sales of tour packages to South Korea: Reports

Could China be trying to make nice with South Korea again? The Chinese foreign ministry says it wants to work with South Korea to handle some of the diplomatic challenges facing them… in order to get back on good terms. The ministry’s spokesperson added that Beijing hopes to gradually restore friendly ties in *each sector […]

Seoul, Tokyo officials meet amid disputes over trade, history, diplomacy

Foreign ministry officials from South Korea and Japan sat down for talks. While this is a meeting held regulartly, it comes at a critical time when the two neighbors are locking horns over various issues. On the same day, culture ministers from both countries also got together. Yoon Jung-min has the highlights from those sessions. […]

Activists resume anti-N. Korea leaflet campaign 탈북단체, 대북전단 기습 살포…″전단 계속 날

A group of South Korean activists resumed sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets and DVDs of the movie ″The Interview″… across the inter-Korean border today. This… comes after another attempt by the same group last week was thwarted by police. Pyongyang has condemned the activists,… vowing to take revenge against their actions. South Korea′s unification ministry says it […]

Syrian air base resume operation just a day after being attack by U.S.’s cruise missile

America’s first direct assault against the Bashar al-Assad regime since the war in Syria broke out six years ago… took everyone by surprise. U.S. President Donald Trump promised additional actions, if deemed necessary… and the latest is this: the Syrian base resumed operations. Lee Ji-won looks into the possibility of more missile attacks from Washington. […]

China to resume sales of group tours to S. Korea in Wuhan: Sources

With the spirit of reconciliation spreading fast in East Asia, China has also eased its ban on group tours to South Korea. The country’s tourism bureau told tour agencies in the city of Wuhan, to resume sales of these items. Sources say the conditions are similar to those in Beijing and Shandong,… which stipulate they […]