How Significant Is N.Korea's Surprise Nuclear Freeze?
North Korea on Friday announced it is halting all nuclear and missile tests and shutting down its nuclear test site, but that does not guarantee the regime will eventually give up its nuclear program altogether. It is surprising for North Korea to make the announcement before planned summits with South Korea and the U.S. have even got underway.
N.Korea's Nuke Test Site 'Already Useless'
Owner's Daughters Kicked out of Korean Air Over Scandals
Moon to Rehearse for Broadcast of Inter-Korean Summit
U.S.-N.Korea Summit Could Take Place in Europe or Singapore
U.S. Tariffs Halve Korean Exports of Washing Machines
Daycare Centers Forced to Close Amid Low Birthrate
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Construction Materials Reach THAAD Base After Clashes with Protesters
Construction vehicles finally made it into a military base for a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile battery in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province after police broke through a roadblock by protesters.
NORTH KOREA
UN Watchdog Could Inspect N.Korea's Nuke Program
Washington and Tokyo minded to set up a watchdog committee at the UN Security Council to verify North Korea's denuclearization. The committee would monitor the "complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement" of the North's nuclear weapons.
BUSINESS
GM Korea's Talks with Labor Union Collapse
Cash-strapped GM Korea failed to narrow differences with the carmaker's labor union in negotiations last Friday over cost-cutting measures. That raises the chances of the U.S. carmaker's Korean unit going bankrupt.