Free Press Journal
  • S-400 deal a significant purchase, may lead to sanction on India: US

    The CAATSA that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia, has the potential to affect India’s defence purchases as it is planning to buy five S-400 Triumf missile air defence systems from Russia for around USD 4.5 billion.

  • Time for concrete action on North Korea: UN chief Antonio Guterres

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for concrete action to follow up on North Korea’s commitment to close a missile test site with international monitors present.Guterres welcomed the announcement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang.”The commitments reflected in the joint statement include important military confidence-building measures and a commitment by the DPRK to dismantle missile engine

  • North and South Korea to jointly bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

    Seoul: North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw catalysed by this year’s Winter Games in the South.

  • North Korea to shut down main missile site: South Korea President Moon Jae-in

    Pyonyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut down one of his main missile testing and launch sites, said South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday. Kim agreed to take additional steps for denuclearisation, in an apparent gesture to restart the stalled talks with the US, Yonhap news agency reported.

  • South Korean leader Moon Jae-in arrives in Pyongyang for summit

    Seoul: South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens Tuesday ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States.Kim welcomed his visitor at Pyongyang’s international airport — where he had supervised missile launches last year as tensions mounted — the two leaders of the divided Korean

  • Donald Trump ready for another meeting with Kim Jong-un, says official

    Washington: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said that President Donald Trump was open to another meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un despite National Security Adviser John Bolton’s assertion that Washington is still waiting for Pyongyang to take steps toward denuclearization. Trump has received another letter from Kim, which Sanders described on Monday as “very warm” and “very positive”, noting that the White House will not release the letter unless Kim

  • North Korea stages military parade sans missiles

    Pyongyang : On the 70th anniversary of its founding, North Korea on Sunday staged a grand military procession, but did not showcase its intercontinental ballistic missiles, a regular feature in previous marches. The massive procession saw a beeline of military vehicles and soldiers marching past North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the Kim Il Sung Square, located in the heart of Pyongyang, amid huge cheers from the crowd. The soldiers wore uniforms

  • 3rd Korean summit: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in to meet in Pyongyang from September 18

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold their three-day third summit from September 18 in Pyongyang, Seoul said on Thursday, after their envoy met the North Korean leader. South Korea’s National Security Office Director Chung Eui-yong, who led the special delegation to Pyongyang on Wednesday, told this to the media here on Thursday.

  • Decades on, Korean war family reunite

    Seoul : The war left the Korean peninsula divided and people who lived on the northern side were unable to leave. The two Koreas, technically still at war, have organised reunion events before, but this is the first in three years, reported the BBC. The South Koreans were chosen by lottery — the oldest of them is 101.

  • US to play key role to end Korean war, bring peace: North

    Seoul : North Korea has said that the United States would play a key role in formally declaring the end of the over six-decades-old Korean War and paving the way for long-lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

  • US suspends military training with Pak

    Islamabad: The Trump administration has suspended over a decade-long military training programme of Pakistani personnel at the US institutions, a media report said on Saturday, days after Isla­ma­bad and Moscow signed an agreement to allow Pakistani troops to receive training at the Russian defence centres.

  • Koreas to meet on Monday; N Korea tells US to ease curbs

    United Nations : The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its “goodwill measures” by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearise first.

  • Trump re-imposes Iran sanctions

    Washington : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country.

  • North Korea has not stopped N-progs: UN

    United Nations : North Korea has pressed ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes and continues to evade UN sanctions through increased illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea, a UN report said on Friday.

  • UN experts: North Korea hasn’t stopped nuke and missile programs

    United Nations: North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products,” U.N. experts said in a new report. A summary of the report by experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against North Korea, which was sent to the Security Council yesterday night and obtained by The Associated Press, said North Korea is also violating sanctions by

  • N Korea working on new missiles: US

    Evidence indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fuelled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong.

  • Man bites dog: North Koreans eat dog meat to beat the heat

    Pyongyang: In North Korea, summer is not a good time to be a dog. In the sizzling heat, North Korea’s biggest brewery is pumping out twice as much beer as usual, Pyongyang residents are lining up to get their “bingsu” – a syrupy treat made with shaved ice – and restaurants are serving up bowl after bowl of the season’s biggest culinary attraction: spicy dog meat soup.