S. Korea Ex-president Park Jailed for 24 Years over Corruption Scandal

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, SEOUL, South Korea, Apr 6 - South Korea's disgraced former president Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years Friday for corruption, closing out a dramatic fall from grace for the country's first woman leader who became a figure of public fury and ridicule.

Kim Jong-un on a Visit to Beijing, met with the Chinese President

China has confirmed that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has visited Beijing, where he met the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and pledged his commitment to denuclearising the Korean peninsula.

Confirming several reports over the last two days, Xinhua state news agency said Kim had been in China on an "unofficial visit" from Sunday to Wednesday.

North Korea is Silent About the Meeting Between Trump and Kim Jong-un

The news of the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has shocked the world, but North Korean state media have so far reported nothing of it, the Associated Press reported.

Pyongyang is surprisingly silent after a series of important, perhaps even historic, events of recent months.

S Korea’s Moon says N Korea sanctions stay, too early to be optimistic about talks

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said yesteday sanctions on North Korea will not be eased for the sake of a summit with Pyongyang, but China’s state media warned nuclear North Korea will not be intimidated and that talks were the only solution.