South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached the agreement during several exchanges of letters since April, the presidential office in Seoul said.
Leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at virtual retreat agree to step up Covid-19 vaccination sharing efforts and take action to lower costly tariffs that complicate the movement of vaccines across borders.
US President Joe Biden told a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that he had named veteran diplomat Sung Kim, the former US ambassador to Seoul, as his special envoy for North Korea.
Result of the vote, held less than one year before presidential election, is in stark contrast to last year's parliamentary elections when the Democratic Party enjoyed a sweeping victory that gave it a super-majority in the National Assembly.
"Dynamite," the first all-English language single from the seven-member boy band, notches 33.9 million US streams and 300,000 sales in its first week, according to Nielsen Music data.
Thousands took to the streets in Seoul despite a ban on rallies, with some conservative groups calling for President Moon Jae-in to step down over what they see as policy failures, kowtowing to nuclear-armed North Korea and election corruption.
Seoul’s Unification Ministry says the destruction of the building happened in the North Korean border town of Kaesong.
For the first time since the new disease was detected there in mid-February, South Korea reports zero new infections.
The blaze erupted early in the afternoon and hundreds of firefighters took several hours to put it out. An official from a fire department said 25 workers were pronounced dead at hospitals and the bodies of 11 others were recovered at the site.
A survey conducted by Gallup Korea last week showed that 72 percent of respondents said they were not worried, and a high turnout is expected after 11.7 million people, including President Moon Jae-in, voted early over the weekend.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that US President Donald Trump’s recent letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was a good sign that underscores his commitment to negotiations, as well.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Moon Jae-in and Chinese leaders pledged to deepen cooperation at a trilateral summit in China's southwest city of Chengdu.
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