WASHINGTON: How people stay informed in the Hermit State of North Korea is always a question, and US President Donald Trump may have answered it on Thursday (Aug 15) - by Twitter alerts.Trump said it only took Kim Jong Un 10 minutes to respond to his tweeted proposal for a landmark meeting in June at the border of North and South Korea.That suggested that someone in Pyongyang - perhaps Kim himself - keeps a minute-by-minute watch on what the US tweetmaster-in-chief is saying on social media."When I was flying to South Korea I had the idea, you know what, I am going to South Korea, right next to North Korea, right with the border, right near there," Trump told the New Hampshire Today radio programme."There was no way that anybody knows how to get Kim Jong Un. How do you get him?" Trump said."I put out a tweet: 'Hey, I am going to South Korea. If you want to meet for a couple of minutes, let's meet.'""And I put it out and he was calling within 10 minutes."Trump appeared to … [Read more...] about Does North Korea’s Kim get Trump’s tweet alerts?
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SEOUL - The South Korean military detained a North Korean man who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) said on Thursday. The unidentified man was detected moving south near the Imjin River late on Wednesday and South Korean troops took him into custody just before midnight, the JCS said in a statement. South Korean authorities are investigating how the man crossed the border and whether he wished to defect, the statement said. South Korea returned three North Koreans on Monday who had crossed the maritime border aboard a fishing vessel. Officials from the South said they thought the fishermen may have wanted to defect but in the end the men chose to return to North Korea. Hundreds of North Koreans make their way to South Korea each year hoping to defect, but unauthorized crossings of the DMZ are rare. The zone is dotted with landmines, fences, guard posts, and other military equipment on both … [Read more...] about South Korea detains North Korean man crossing the DMZ
SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea said on Wednesday (July 3) it sacked an army commander and rebuked other senior officers after a North Korean fishing boat piloted by defectors went undetected in South Korean waters for more than two days last month. The incident has raised concerns about potential lapses in South Korea's security during fragile talks to end a technical state of war with North Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War. The small wooden boat spent more than two days in waters south of the Northern Limit Line, which separates areas controlled by the two Koreas, before docking at the port of Samcheok. The ship's arrival on June 15 was spotted by closed-circuit television cameras, but authorities failed to identify the vessel as North Korean, said Mr Choi Byung-hwan, vice-minister of the Office for Government Policy Coordination. The four fishermen waited, expecting to face South Korean security forces who never came. One man approached a South Korean resident and asked to use a … [Read more...] about South Korea sacks army commander over North Korea defector boat
OSAKA: US President Donald Trump said on Saturday (Jun 29) he would like to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarised zone (DMZ) on the border of North and South Korea.Trump, who is in Osaka, Japan, for the Group of 20 summit, is due to arrive in South Korea later on Saturday. He is scheduled to leave the country on Sunday and return to Washington."While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!" Trump said on Twitter.Trump told reporters on Saturday: "We'll be there and I just put out a feeler because I don't know where he is right now. He may not be in North Korea."If he's there, we'll see each other for two minutes, that's all we can, but that will be fine," he added. Trump said he and Kim "get along very well".US special envoy Stephen Biegun said on Friday the United States was ready to hold constructive talks with North Korea to follow through on a … [Read more...] about Trump offers to meet North Korea’s Kim at DMZ this weekend
OSAKA: President Donald Trump said on Saturday (Jun 29) he would like to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border of North and South Korea."After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!" Trump said on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Trump says he would like to meet North Korea’s Kim at DMZ