Twice prime minister of South Korea, Kim Jong-pil was better known for his role in founding the KCIA which was notorious for suppressing opposition to strongman Park Chung-hee and kidnapping former President Kim Dae-jung from a Tokyo Hotel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to take steps towards establishing complete denuclearisation and to cooperate on future economic opportunities and infrastructure projects during Moon's visit to Russia.
The meeting in North Korea's Mount Kumgang comes as a part of efforts to improve relations between the two countries that had deteriorated over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.
South Korea and the US announced the stopping of a joint military drill after US President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after his summit in Singapore last week with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Asia persuading Washington's allies in the region that denuclearisation by Pyongyang will happen before sanctions are lifted. North Korea says it will disarm in step-by-step process.
Remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came a day after an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
North Korean state media says the US President Donald Trump agreed to remove sanctions against Pyongyang in addition to providing security guarantees in the "historic" summit with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore in an historic summit. Following their meeting, a joint statement was issued. This is the text of that statement.
The document signed in Singapore could mark a breakthrough, with N Korea's Kim Jong-un saying, "The world would see a major change" after his summit with US President Donald Trump.
South Koreans have mixed views about the Trump-Kim summit, some hoping that the North will eventually give up its nuclear weapons, while others are sceptical about Pyongyang’s intentions or indifferent.
"Rocket man" (N Korean leader Kim Jong-un) and "Dotard" (US President Donald Trump) hurled insults at each other. Now the nuclear-armed pair will shake hands for a summit unimaginable just months ago.
The legacy of the Korean War has fuelled decades of animosity between North Korea and America, 65 years on. TRT World sat down with a US veteran who served on that front line, 65 years ago.
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