World Bulletin / News Desk
Local reports earlier suggested that 10 South Koreans staying close to China’s border with North Korea had been asked by Chinese officials to leave for their own protection.
Those who have yet to return to the South have left the border area and are considering departing China “sooner or later,” according to the official cited by local news agency Yonhap, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Even though tensions remain high over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons, Seoul remains committed to dialogue with the North.
Speaking during a parliamentary audit Thursday, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said, “We will beef up our leading role to generate an environment in which denuclearization talks can resume.”
Kang was appointed by President Moon Jae-in after he took office in May, partly on the promise of improving relations between the Koreas.
But North Korea views Moon’s stance as insincere and has continued testing weapons rather than come forward for dialogue.
"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place," Trump said
Here are five takeaways from the news conference that followed their first summit, in the Finnish capital Helsinki:
An abandoned mining town in California went on sale for $ 1.4 million
Roughly 80 percent of Iraq’s crude oil exports originate from oilfields in Basra province
Kerem Shalom is Gaza's only functioning commercial crossing
More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since March
Resources strained as thousand crossing into Canada from US
American Civil Liberties Union granted request to halt deportations for one week after reunification
Trump declared that US-Russian relations have turned a corner after a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he described as "open, direct and deeply productive".
Operation is aimed at restoring confidence after last year’s illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence
The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday.
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
90 more migrants in critical condition found inside shipping containers
Obama arrived in his father's native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Tensions have steadily mounted in southern Iraqi province over unemployment and lack of basic services