Go to Contents Go to Navigation

Yonhap News Summary

All News 16:19 June 12, 2018

The following is the second summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday.

(US-NK summit) N. Korean leader Kim commits to peninsula's complete denuclearization in joint text

SINGAPORE -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a written agreement with U.S President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

But the much-anticipated agreement fell short of codifying the U.S. demand for the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" dismantlement of the North's nuclear program.

(LEAD) (US-NK summit) Trump, Kim sign 'comprehensive' summit deal

SINGAPORE -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump signed a "comprehensive" deal Tuesday on starting a denuclearization process "very quickly."

Trump declared that he and Kim have formed a "very special bond," painting a positive outlook for the future of the relationship between Washington and Pyongynag.

(LEAD) (US-NK summit) S. Korea buzzing with talk of Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL -- South Korea was buzzing with talk of the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, with all major TV stations showing live images from Singapore and citizens voicing hope for peace or misgivings about the communist nation.

The Trump-Kim meeting also overshadowed the nationwide local elections just one day away amid views it will serve as a big boon for the ruling party of President Moon Jae-in credited with successfully brokering the first-ever meeting of the leaders of the United States and the North.

(US-NK summit) A blend of Asian, Western dishes on menu at summit lunch

SINGAPORE -- Beef ribs and soy-braised cod were among the dishes served to U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a working lunch at their summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

Drawing keen attention was whether hamburgers would be on the table because of Trump's remarks during the 2016 presidential election campaign that if Kim visited the United States they would eat "a hamburger on a conference table" instead of a costly state dinner. But hamburgers were not on the menu released by the White House.

(LEAD) Parties appeal for support on final day of election campaign

SEOUL -- South Korean parties made last-ditch efforts to appeal for voter support Tuesday, one day ahead of the local elections and parliamentary by-elections, which are seen as a barometer of public sentiment toward President Moon Jae-in.

Up for grabs are 4,016 local administrative, legislative and educational posts, including 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors. The by-elections also will be held to fill 12 vacant parliamentary seats.

(US-NK summit) Kim seen crafting image as Trump's equal, legitimate leader

SINGAPORE -- Stepping toward U.S. President Donald Trump for a handshake Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un strived not to betray any anxiety in the apparent hopes of projecting an image as an equal and legitimate head of state.

Having strengthened his hand with nuclear arms and long-range missiles, Kim, relatively new to the game, entered a high-stakes showdown with the unorthodox leader of the world's superpower, who threatened just last year to rain down "fire and fury" on the communist regime.

LG Electronics launches ad in Times Square featuring BTS

SEOUL -- LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it has put up a street advertisement featuring K-pop sensation BTS in Times Square in New York to promote its flagship smartphone released in North America earlier this month.

The ad was launched on Sunday for a three-day run to advertise its flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the boy band's debut, according to the company.

Seoul stocks end nearly flat as cautions prevail over Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL-- South Korean shares changed little Tuesday, as investors moved sideways, awaiting the full results of the high-stakes summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, analysts said. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar.

The benchmark Korean Stock Price Index (KOSPI) shed 1.32 points, or 0.05 percent, to finish at 2,468.83. Trade volume was moderate at 601.58 million shares worth 9.40 trillion won (US$8.72 billion), with losers outnumbering gainers 492 to 323.

Send Feedback
How can we improve?
Thanks for your feedback!