S. Korea praises China's role in nudging N. Korea to talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with South Korea's National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong in Beijing

During a Thursday meeting with Trump, they delivered an invitation from Kim for an unprecedented summit between the US and the North - plus a separate, special message to the American leader. "Asked if the White House still expected the meeting to go forward, Press Secretary Huckabee Sanders said: "€We fully expect that it will".

But Pence called Kim's offers to cease missile and nuclear testing while not objecting to U.S.

Suh told reporters after the meeting that Abe had pledged to provide all cooperation for successful summits between the two Koreas and between the United States and North Korea. "If so, the meeting will go on as planned".

Pyongyang has previously demanded Seoul return 12 North Korean women who worked at a North Korea-run restaurant in China and defected to South Korea as a group in 2016.

Another spot in South Korea that has been raised as an option is scenic Jeju Island, off the southern coast, easily accessed by either boat or airplane from the Korean peninsula.

Kim Jung-un can, on the other hand, claim the opposite; that his success in the missile and nuclear spheres that brought USA territories within their reach can be credited for the breakthrough.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis is skeptical about President Trump's chances for success when he meets with the North Korean leader.

More news: Judge Rules Powerball Winner 'Jane Doe' Can Remain Anonymous

"Kim Jong Un is also a very young leader, so many in their twenties are highly critical of him and see him as a overprivileged leader", Lee said.

The sanctions resolutions ban North Korean exports of commodities and severely restricted shipments of oil and fuel to the isolated state.

National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon, who visited North Korea with Chung, is in Japan and has already met Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

"As long as all sides can focus on the fundamental goals of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and peace and stability, a day of the melting of the hard ice and the blossom of the spring flowers will be seen on the Korean Peninsula", he said. A South Korean spokesman said, "I feel they're approaching this matter with caution and they need time to organize their stance".

Blaney said the United States should collaborate with countries in the region although some are concerned that Moscow could hinder Washington's efforts to reach a nuclear deal with North Korea.

Some experts are concerned that North Korea could be seeking to delay global action while strengthening its nuclear program.

Experts suggest North Korea could offer to stop developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Pyongyang might have taken such a step to maximize its bargaining power without crossing any red lines, which would result in a US military assault.

Related News:

  • Bomb Targets Palestinian Authority PM's Convoy as It Enters Gaza

    Bomb Targets Palestinian Authority PM's Convoy as It Enters Gaza

    The World Bank, European Union and other European governments have paid almost US$75 million (NZ$102 million) in funding. Radical Islamists opposed to Hamas also operate within the Gaza Strip and have regularly been behind unrest there.
    Singer Aditya Narayan's vehicle  rams auto; 2 hurt

    Singer Aditya Narayan's vehicle rams auto; 2 hurt

    While the driver of the rickshaw is admitted in the ICU, the passenger has fractured her leg, reports DNA . Apart from being the son of Udit Narayan , Aditya has made his own identity in the world of singing.
    Kirk Cousins thanks Redskins, fans for last six seasons

    Kirk Cousins thanks Redskins, fans for last six seasons

    We all know McCarron would not likely be the next franchise quarterback in Denver, or at least, he wouldn't be paid like that. Cousins surely was sifting through the offers from teams Monday, trying to figure out what his first choice would be.
  • Global crude oil prices fall on relentless rise in US crude output

    Follow Fin24 on Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and Pinterest .24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Futures in NY were little changed after surging 3.2% on Friday, the most since July 25.
    Texan, Argentine Among Helicopter Crash Victims; Watch Video

    Texan, Argentine Among Helicopter Crash Victims; Watch Video

    The floats are supposed keep a helicopter upright; the Eurocopter AS350 that crashed Sunday overturned and submerged. The victims were all between 26 years old and 34 years old, the New York City Police Department said .
    Missouri Tigers return to NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013

    Missouri Tigers return to NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013

    Barnett's suspension means Missouri will have just seven scholarship players available for Friday's contest, per Forde. Since the Seminoles were ranked No. 23 in the AP Top 25 on January 8, they have gone 8-8.
  • Hit-and-run confrontation caught on camera in Miami

    Hit-and-run confrontation caught on camera in Miami

    He then starts bashing in the windows of the auto , starting at the driver's side and working his way around the entire vehicle. But the driver would not pull over, so the cop backed off because of the Miami PD's no-chase policy for non-violent crimes.

    Shane McMahon will compete in a match at Wrestlemania 34

    But it really feels like this triple threat match between Mahal, Orton and Roode is really going to happen. There were multiple series of wrestlers hitting finishers and being stopped by someone else in the match.
    India grounds 11 Indigo, GoAir jets after engine shutdowns

    India grounds 11 Indigo, GoAir jets after engine shutdowns

    In less than three weeks, there have been as many incidents of in-flight shut down of A320 neos fitted with one P&W 1100 engine. The move immediately grounded eight aircraft at IndiGo, India's largest carrier, and three at GoAirlines India Pvt.
  • [PyeongChang 2018] Amid passionate support, Winter Paralympic Games kick off

    [PyeongChang 2018] Amid passionate support, Winter Paralympic Games kick off

    The U.S. duo of Daniel Cnossen and Kendall Gretsch, which had never won a race before, both claimed gold in the sitting event. The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004.
    Nebraska Basketball does not make 2018 NCAA Tournament

    Nebraska Basketball does not make 2018 NCAA Tournament

    The Ducks are expected to host the first two rounds at Matthew Knight Arena, with the men's team working around that as necessary. The regular season was fun, but at the end of the day, Nebraska was not worthy of partaking in this year's tournament.
    Oskar Groening, 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' dies at 96

    Oskar Groening, 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' dies at 96

    During his trial, Groening acknowledged "moral guilt" but said it was up to the court to rule on his legal culpability. Groening, a former SS sergeant, was convicted in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews.


Most liked

Klopp feeling 'massively rubbish' about Liverpool mistakes
We are under pressure when they are five points clear or two points behind - we are constantly under pressure, that's our life. We were worth the win", United manager Jose Mourinho said. "That's how it is", he said.

Tiger Woods, Ernie Els reportedly will captain 2019 Presidents Cup
Woods takes over from Steve Stricker who led the 2017 USA Presidents Cup team to an emphatic win late previous year in New Jersey. Captains alone will not change the outcome, a position that former global captains Greg Norman and Nick Price have expressed.

Sridevi's Family Refutes Venugopal Reddy's Claims About The Actress' Unhappy, Stressful Life
In one image Sridevi's family, dressed in white, stand together, as Boney clasped his hands together in prayer. The series of events just seem to be unbelievable to everyone who knew her and followed her as a fan.

Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque after cabin fills with smoke
Southwest Airlines said the diverted aircraft remains in Albuquerque while mechanics inspect the plane. Southwest Flight 3562 took off from Phoenix on Sunday night and was headed for Dallas Love Field.

Nintendo Switch Adds Friendly Firmware Update
Digital software purchases made from a PC or smart device will henceforth start downloading sooner than with the previous system. Settings made using this app will now be synced to the Nintendo Switch console even when it is in sleep mode.

Ruckus continues, RS adjourned till 2 pm
TDP President Nara Chandrababu Naidu has finally taken a back step regarding the 3rd Rajya Sabha seat. Chandrababu Naidu has chose to play it safe in the Rajya Sabha elections and not take any risks.

Where could Kim Jong Un meet Donald Trump?
And if they come to fruition, they could have some serious effects on the markets, specifically USA indices and the dollar yen. Chung expressed thanks for China's role at a meeting earlier with China's top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi .

Marana police: Impaired bride crashes on way to her wedding
A local bride's big day got off to a rocky start when she was nailed on suspicion of impaired driving on the way to the wedding. Chriswell Scott tweeted that she was driving to her wedding at the time of the crash.

Notre Dame Women's Basketball: Irish Get 1-Seed in NCAA Tourney
The Ducks could stay out west and play in Spokane, where coach Kelly Graves spent many years as Gonzagas coach. Geno Smith has shot down any potential rumors about him one day coaching the UConn men's basketball team.

More trouble for Trump's candidate in Pennsylvania special election
Groups supporting GOP candidates have spent more than $10 million on the race, according to published reports. Saccone , for his part, has decided that embracing Trump wholeheartedly is his best political strategy.

Shami's wife accuses him of attempted murder
Indian cricket team's fast pacer Mohammed Shami has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Mohammed Hassan said, "We don't know much about this spat and Shami is a great personality".

Packers trade former first-round pick Damarious Randall to the Browns
What Dorsey has done is moved Cleveland out of the all too familiar position of needing to draft a quarterback in the first round. They were able to do that because they still possess five picks in the Top 64, including No. 1, No. 4, No. 33 and No. 35.

Serena Williams gears up to launch her own beauty line
With Serena Williams coming back last week after 14 months away, she, and everyone watching, were taking it one match at a time . It is Serena that holds the better of the head-to-head between the siblings, with 17 wins to her name compared to Venus' 11.

Novak Djokovic's struggles continue with Indian Wells defeat
After handing back an early break to allow Krajinovic to draw level at 2-all, the defending champion moved into cruise control. But World No 5 Alexander Zverev is out, having lost a two hour, 23 minute marathon to the 85th-ranked Joao Sousa of Portugal.

Chiefs release veteran Tamba Hali, clear $7.7 million in cap room
Their defense was bad last season - it ruined what could have been a good thing for the Chiefs - and something had to be done. Since the 2006 season, Hali has racked up more than 89 sacks in more than 175 career games.