North Korea

North Korea ready to open direct talks with US, says Russia’s Sergei Lavrov

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on North Korea ready to open direct talks with US, says Russia’s Sergei Lavrov
North Korea is open to direct talks with the US over their nuclear standoff, according to the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, who said he passed that message to his counterpart, Rex Tillerson, when the two diplomats met in Vienna on Thursday. There was no immediate response from Tillerson but the official position of the Read More

South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected
South Korea has long used loudspeakers along the North Korea border to deliver harsh words against the ruling regime in Pyongyang. Now it’s using them in a new way: to share updates on the soldier who recently made a daring defection to the South. South Korean military officials said yesterday (Nov. 26) that the updates Read More

The story behind this days-long traffic jam in Mongolia

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on The story behind this days-long traffic jam in Mongolia
China can’t get enough of Mongolia’s coal, thanks to domestic mine closures and a halt on imports from North Korea. Compared to last year, Mongolia coal exports have more than doubled, and the China-Mongolia border is buckling under the flow. As shown in the photo above, a days-long bottleneck of coal trucks has built up Read More

Here’s how to track if Xi Jinping “wins” when he meets Trump

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Here’s how to track if Xi Jinping “wins” when he meets Trump
When Donald Trump hosted Xi Jinping at his private club Mar-a-Lago in April, the American president informed his Chinese counterpart—over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake,” as Trump told reporters later—that he had ordered a missile attack against Syria. Like that, the first Trump-Xi summit was overshadowed by the Syria strikes. Syria isn’t central Read More

South Korea can’t resist shading Japan at its dinner for Trump

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on South Korea can’t resist shading Japan at its dinner for Trump
US president Donald Trump arrived in South Korea today (Nov. 7) after spending two days in Japan at the start of his lengthy Asia tour. In contrast to Trump’s “wonderful” friend Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s relationship with the US president is noticeably less close. In addition to lacking a Read More