Koreas prepare for summit as North asks USA to ease sanctions

UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres

It will mark the fourth such football match between North and South Korean workers, with the last game taking place in Pyongyang in 2015.

"The idea that we're going to relax the sanctions just on North Korea's say-so, I think, is something that just isn't under consideration", Bolton said.

It also claims that "high-level officials within the US administration are making baseline allegations against [North Korea] and making desperate attempts at intensifying the worldwide sanctions and pressure".

But follow-up talks have seen little progress, fueling doubts over the North's intention to denuclearize in both South Korea and the US.

According to the website, the plan has been rejected by North Korean negotiators multiple times over the past two months.

The North Korean statement followed comments this week by top American diplomats stressing the need for Pyongyang to take additional steps toward denuclearisation.

South Korea's unification ministry did not elaborate on the location of the summit, although Mr Moon had previously agreed to visit Kim in Pyongyang during the autumn.

The statement however was short on details and a United Nations panel of experts reported last week that North Korea is pressing ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes. Despite burgeoning diplomatic efforts to disarm North Korea, the global community has maintained maximum pressure on the North.

It accused United States negotiators of going against the intentions of President Donald Trump and the spirit of the summit in Singapore.

Mina, Gomes deals confirmed as Everton complete Barca raid
Meanwhile, Lucas Digne left Barça to sign for Everton earlier in the summer. Barcelona confirmed defender Yerry Mina has signed for Everton .

England name batsman Ollie Pope, all-rounder Woakes in squad for 2nd Test
England unsurprisingly called up all-rounder Chris Woakes in Stokes's place Sunday. "I've played with since we were 14, 15". England lead the five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.

Idris Elba is close to finally winning the role of James Bond
The Hollywood chief, 58, told an industry pal "it is time" for the famous spy to be played by a black actor. However, Elba once insisted that no one is genuinely considering him to play 007.

South Korea started to look into the allegations that North Korean coal may have entered its ports in October.

At Trump and Kim's historic summit, the two signed a document stating that Pyongyang would work toward "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

North Korea has chafed at US insistence that no sanctions be eased until Pyongyang's disarms its nuclear weapons.

Amid a lack of progress on North Korea's denuclearization and recent reports of the country evading sanctions, the U.S. has stepped up calls for tighter enforcement of the sanctions.

Earlier on Thursday, North Korea's Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary that ending the Korean War is "the first process for ensuring peace and security not only in the Korean peninsula but also in the region and the world".

Pyongyang has made clear it views a peace treaty and a security guarantee from the U.S. that Washington will not attack it as a key step in the process towards full denuclearization, and Thursday's statement appeared to express frustration at the lack of progress on these fronts.

In May, an official statement said "we do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards" Bolton after he suggested Libya as a potential model for future North Korean denuclearization. The joint statement released after the event, however, was vague at best and provided no clear pathway for Kim to do so.

However, the statement offered the USA a way forward if it responds sincerely "even at this belated time".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carolina Panthers: Top players to watch against Buffalo Bills
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:37
However, the players will finally get a chance for live action as they face the Buffalo Bills in the first preseason game. However, Benjamin was not interested in listening to what Newton had to say.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used N-Word On ‘Apprentice’-Era Tape
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:19
Another White House official confirmed that Manigault Newman brought Cohen into the White House and was later rebuked for it. It said she would do "diversity outreach", among other things, for the campaign, according to her account.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How to Get the Best Price On a Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:54
But if you have sensitive business data that employees are carrying with them everywhere, you'll want a bit of extra protection. Then there's the storage increase: you can now get 512GB of internal storage, along with another 512GB through a microSD card.

Matt Le Tissier predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:33
The company said that summer transfer in the English topflight sparked a drop in spending for the first time since 2010. But this was only a "soft" closure - with some deals still able to be completed after this deadline.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Four Killed In Canada Shooting
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:27
Residents of the Brookside neighborhood of Fredericton, New Brunswick reported waking to the sounds of multiple gunshots. Former RCMP Superintendent Garry Clement knows all too well what the Fredericton Police Force is dealing with.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anushka Sharma trolled for posing with Indian cricket team
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:14
Kohli smashed 149 and 51 in both innings of the Edgbaston Test but his efforts went in vain as India lost the match by 31 runs. Bollywood actor and wife of cricketer Virat Kohli , Anushka Sharma is at the centre of a troll storm.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Devin Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:10
In the recording, you can hear McMorris Rodgers say, "Also, the Senate has to start". The fundraiser, which featured Nunes as the headliner, was closed to the press.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NCAA makes rule change, allows basketball players to have agent
Aug 09, 2018 - 09:37
The NCAA will also limit the kinds of "basketball-related events" high school athletes can go to, allowing only ones that the NCAA can vet.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Long hitters poised to plunder soggy Bellerive at PGA Championship
Aug 09, 2018 - 09:24
The PGA Championship will be Woods' 14th tournament, the most he has played in any year since 2013. I have a chance to do something special this week - try to win a major, just like 155 other guys.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In Tehran meeting, Iranian President warns N. Korean FM about "unreliable" US
Aug 09, 2018 - 09:06
On Monday, Rouhani said Iran was ready to enter talks with the US if Washington compensated the country for past damages. The Trump tactics have deepened an already serious economic crisis in Iran, fuelling protests around the country.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament
Aug 08, 2018 - 03:45
He said, the "unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable". Aisha Buhari has asked politicians to operate within the guidelines of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Salon staff beat customer with brooms after she refuses to pay
Aug 08, 2018 - 02:53
Police later charged Huiyue Zheng , 32 of Brooklyn , with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harrassment. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?" implying that the salon's Asian employees might be undocumented immigrants.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Parkland shooter blamed demons in his head for school massacre
Aug 08, 2018 - 02:51
After extensive explanation by the detective, he eventually says he understands. "I'm sorry, dude", said the defendant. Twice when Curcio left the room, Cruz, 19, cursed at himself and said that he wanted to die, he deserved to die.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top M Karunanidhi: Veteran Indian politician dies at 94
Aug 08, 2018 - 00:59
Fondly known as Kalaignar (scholar/artist), Karunanidhi began his career as a screenplay writer for Tamil films in the 1940s. The transition from Annadurai to Karunanidhi is a rallying point not just for the DMK, but also for the state's politics.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania praises LeBron James following Donald Trump’ scathing tweet
Aug 08, 2018 - 00:43
Many have since come to the defense of James, and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss joined that throng of vocal supporters. Melania seems unaffected by her husband's view and is even considering visiting the school that James opened in Ohio.