President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in on Wednesday welcomed the resumption of inter-Korean dialogue but said that his country will continue to work with the international community to denuclearise the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in
The remarks came following the first formal dialogue
between the two Koreas in two years at the border village of Panmunjom.
The DPRK agreed Tuesday to send a delegation of officials,
athletes, cheerleaders, performing artists, taekwondo demonstration teams and
others to the Pyeongchang Winter Games, which will be held in the ROK next
The ROK’s unification ministry on Wednesday expressed hope
that the two Koreas could hold working-level talks on the DPRK’s
participation in the games as early as this week.
Details about a travel route will be decided at a
Seoul plans to form a task force consisting of government
agencies next week to prepare for the DPRK's participation in the Winter
At least 13 people were killed and 47 others injured in a suicide blast that hit a political gathering in the country's northwest provincial capital of Peshawar on July 10 night, police and hospital officials said.
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s officials on July 9 acknowledged the differences between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States over issues such as the denuclearized Korean Peninsula and the war-ending declaration, but they expected the differences to be narrowed and negotiable.
The eighth boy emerged Monday (July 9) evening from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, a witness told Xinhua.
Four of 12 schoolboys have been rescued so far from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and their soccer coach, who were trapped underground for more than two weeks, Thai officials said.
Rescuers in Thailand were no closer on July 5 to deciding when and how to extract 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave complex, where they were found this week, hungry and frail but otherwise in good health, after nine days lost underground.
A wildfire in Northern California swelled on July 3, as firefighters battled the blaze that threatened hundreds of homes and other structures, sending thick black smoke across the San Francisco Bay Area.