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Pope praises Korea leaders’ ‘brave commitment’ to peace

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis on Sunday praised North and South Korean leaders for their “brave commitment” to peace after they agreed to work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. The pontiff hailed the “positive outcome” of their historic summit in Seoul on Friday, when Kim …

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N. Korea to rejoin South’s time zone in conciliatory gesture

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would move the country’s clocks 30 minutes forward to unify with the South’s time zone as a conciliatory gesture after Friday’s inter-Korean summit, Seoul said Sunday. The two countries on the divided peninsula have had different …

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Handshakes that shook the world

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | When the leaders of North and South Korea reached across the Military Demarcation Line to shake hands on Friday, they symbolically — if fleetingly — united a peninsula that has been divided for decades. The handshake between the two leaders marked the latest milestone …

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Trump to N.Korea’s Kim: ‘Get rid of nukes’

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, ahead of an expected summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Earlier, the US leader — who spent the day in talks with French President Emmanuel Macron — had …

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Trump: US has conceded ‘nothing’ to N.Korea

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump asserted Sunday that North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” and a halt to testing while the United States had so far conceded “nothing” in return. North Korea pledged this week to halt nuclear and missile tests as the two countries prepare for …

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N. Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men. Pyongyang’s declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen …

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