South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face

South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-faceBy Jeongmin Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks. Moon and Trump spoke over the phone for about 20 minutes, and exchanged their views on North Korea’s recent reactions, South Korea’s presidential office said without elaborating. “The two leaders will work closely and unwaveringly for the successful hosting of the North Korea- U.S. summit set on June 12, including the upcoming South Korea-U.S. summit,” the presidential official said.


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John Bolton proposed the 'Libya model' for North Korea. Why is Pyongyang so angry about it?

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In Pyongyang, Pompeo Expresses Hope About Working With North Korea

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Look to Beijing Not Pyongyang for Cues on South Korean Stocks

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Pyongyang calling: North and South Korean leaders get hotline as stage set for summit

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Sweden, Mongolia, Pyongyang and more: Where a Trump-Kim summit could take place

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pyongyang 'soon,' official says

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South Korean musicians arrive in Pyongyang for concerts

South Korean musicians arrive in Pyongyang for concertsK-pop stars led a group of South Korean musicians arriving in Pyongyang Saturday to take part in the latest set of cross-border cultural performances ahead of next month’s rare inter-Korean summit. The 120-member group including top girlband Red Velvet flew from Seoul’s Gimpo airport aboard a chartered civilian flight to Pyongyang via the rarely used direct air route between the two Koreas, as a rapprochement on the peninsula gathers pace. “This performance in Pyongyang will add momentum to inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation that resumed with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics” in the South, said Culture Minister Do Jong-hwan, who led the group.


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North Korea's Kim meets IOC chief in Pyongyang: KCNA

North Korea's Kim meets IOC chief in Pyongyang: KCNANorth Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has met Olympics chief Thomas Bach in Pyongyang, thanking him for helping to bring about a “dramatic thawing” of tensions on the Korean peninsula, the country’s state media said Saturday. Last month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea triggered a fast-moving rapprochement that will see Kim sit down with the South’s President Moon Jae-in in late April — with a US summit with President Donald Trump planned for May. Bach arrived in the country on Thursday and his visit, which concluded Saturday, was the result of an invitation extended by Pyongyang in January.


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