In a surprise move, the regime in Pyongyang announced on the weekend that it was suspending its nuclear and missile tests. Coming shortly before the meeting between the North and South Korean leaders and after the meeting of the designated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Kim Jong-un, the decision is being heralded as a sign of a détente in the
Following the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the Chinese head of state Xi Jinping in Beijing, Chinese media have spoken of a harmonious encounter and quoted Kim stating that the issue of denuclearisation could be resolved. Some media see first signs of a detente in the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Others see obstacles beyond those in Pyongyang and Beijing.
The first encounter between a US president and a North Korean leader is on the agenda. After Donald Trump unexpectedly accepted Kim Jong-un's invitation the White House is now insisting that certain specific promises be fulfilled before a meeting take place. Torn between fascination and concern, commentators aren't quite sure what to make of this rapprochement.
US President Donald Trump has once again crossed swords with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the conflict over North Korea's nuclear and missile programme. The nuclear button on his desk is
After its nuclear weapons test on the weekend Pyongyang has threatened countermeasures if new sanctions are imposed. UN General Secretary António Guterres then stressed to all nations that war on the Korean Peninsula must be avoided at all costs. Commentators discuss how the
The US has warned that it is prepared to take military action against North Korea if the country doesn't give up its controversial nuclear programme. But a diplomatic solution would be preferred, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley explained. The US plans to present a resolution on tougher sanctions to the UN Security Council. Europe's press discusses whether this is the right approach.
Pyongyang threatened the US with a pre-emptive strike on Thursday. On the weekend North Korea had carried out a missile test which, however, failed. UN Secretary General António Guterres has called on China, the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia to prevent a North Korean military build-up. How dangerous is this latest escalation?
Pressure on US President Donald Trump is growing after the death of Otto Warmbier. Influential Republicans are demanding a firm response to the American student's death. Warmbier died in his home state of Ohio on Monday, shortly after being evacuated to the US after serving 18 months of a 15-year prison sentence in North Korea. Europe's press is deeply concerned about the diplomatic crisis.