North Korean Coal, Iron Smuggled to the South via Russia

Three South Koreans illegally imported North Korean coal and iron via Russia in violation of sanctions, exposing a crack in the U.S.-led campaign to cut off trade with Pyongyang......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 10th, 2018

S. Korea charges 4 with illegally importing N. Korean coal

South Korean prosecutors have charged four people with illegally importing North Korean coal via Russia in violation of U.N. sanctions......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 10th, 2018

South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 10th, 2018

For Leverage Against U.S., North Korea"s Kim Seeks Help From Old Friends

South Korea’s president said he expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet with the leaders of Russia and China soon, as Pyongyang turns to two old backers ahead of a possible second summit with President Trump......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 8th, 2018

Despite Warning From U.S., North Korean Coal Slipped Into South

A coal shipment that arrived in South Korea last fall exposed a gap in the global effort to enforce sanctions on Pyongyang......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 13th, 2018

South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization, proposes East Asian railroad community with China, Japan, Russia, and US

A third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 15th, 2018

South Korea Suspects 9,000 Tons of North Korean Coal Made It Into the Country

Seoul is looking for the suspected North Korean coal that entered its ports last year despite a ban on such shipments, in what would be another example of Pyongyang exploiting gaps in the U.S.-led sanctions regime......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 18th, 2018

Kim"s Seoul Trip on Ice as Korean Detente Cools

Cracks in the hard-won detente between North and South Korea are emerging, raising doubts about the path ahead after a year of warming ties......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjDec 13th, 2018

Major cargo airline operator expands at Houston airport to serve North and South America

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group, a major cargo airline operator, is expanding its presence at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to improve its service in North and South America. The company already had a sales office in Houst.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 10th, 2018

North Korean Soldier Defects to South Amid Easing of Border Tensions

South Korean officials said they had detected no response from North Korean soldiers to the defection in the eastern part of the demilitarized zone separating the two countries......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 2nd, 2018

Kim Jong Un"s Extreme Makeover Plays Well, for Now

The North Korean leader’s public persona has radically changed in the South, where a cheery cartoon version of Kim appeared on a 3-D puzzle for children and photos of him with K-pop stars have gone viral......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 29th, 2018

Interpol Defies Russia, Elects South Korean As President

Interpol Defies Russia, Elects South Korean As President.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 21st, 2018

Why Trump Holds the Cards on North Korea Sanctions

In October, President Donald Trump slapped down South Korean efforts to ease sanctions on North Korea, saying it couldn’t be done “without our approval.” He’s not far off......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 1st, 2018

After tragedies and big losses, Hyundai looks to reverse North Korea fortunes

For Hyundai, the South Korean conglomerate, North Korea has been a story of lost opportunities – and tragedy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 30th, 2018

South Korea Isn’t Lifting North Korean Sanctions—Yet

South Korean leadership backtracked statements that.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 11th, 2018

Will North Korea Take Over South Korea?

Authored by Gordon Chang via The Gatestone Institute, Throughout his visit to North Korea, South Korean President.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 26th, 2018

How Kim Jong Un May Have Kickstarted Nuclear Talks: QuickTake

At a landmark summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang in September, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to shutter his Yongbyon nuclear site -- if the U.S. takes unspecified “corresponding measures.” The gesture was design.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 21st, 2018

16 pictures show North Korea"s grand performance at the Mass Games, where South Korea"s president gave his first speech directly to North Koreans

Pyeongyang Press Corps/Reuters South Korean .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2018

Kim Jong-un and South Korea"s Moon Jae-in visited North Korea"s tallest peak, the latest sign peace talks are making progress

Getty On the third and final day of his trip to North Korea on Thursday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in was treated to a trip most South Koreans can only dream of.  North Korean leader Kim Jo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2018

Korean Leaders Take Diplomacy to New Heights

The leaders of North and South Korea stood atop a volcano, smiling and joining hands, ending a three-day summit heavy on symbolism with a pilgrimage to the 9,000-foot peak where the first Korean kingdom is reputed to have been founded......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 20th, 2018

The US looks like the third-wheel after North Korea and South Korea agree to take steps toward denuclearization

Korean Broadcasting System/AP South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to make several steps towards denuclearization to promote "a lan.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 19th, 2018