South Korea

After 2 years of phone dormancy between the South and North Korea government, the North Korea has finally established a phone conversation that lasted for 20minutes on Wednesday.

The talks between both countries could lead to a new diplomatic breakthrough between the two countries. The call was initiated on Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. local to 3:50 p.m. local time (South Korea is half an hour ahead of North Korea) after the North Korea supreme leader ordered the opening at the line at the exact time.


In the 20minute conversation, the two sides check technical issues onthe communication line, and South Korea are awaiting another possible second call at the Panmunjom hotline as it is likely that the North might call again during the week working hours.

This is the beginning of seeing through to his words after his New year speech, and expressing hope that the North Koreans would participate in the next month's Winter Olympics, that will be held at the Winter's Olympics.

The relationship between the North and South Korea in recent times has been warm, and the South Korean President Moon Jae-In had called for a swift meeting of his cabinets that will allow the North Koreans to participate in the Olympics.

The US who in the past has been a mediator between the North and South government don't seem to be working fine at the moment after the current US President Donald Trump keep tweeting provocative tweets to the nuclear country, and don't seem to be working towards peace.

In his new year address, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un had said that he had a nuclear button on his table, and he would use it if the US tries to invade his country. 

In a response to the North Korea president, President Trump went on Twitter to tell the world that he had a bigger Nuclear Button, and it is bigger than the one in North Korea, and he also said that his own button is bigger than the one in North Korea.


One of South Korean President Moon Jae-In during the campaign was to seek a peaceful resolution between the North and South Korean government if elected, and is working towards seeing that happen, even though the US president Trump seems not to be helping issues.


North Korea blew its own missile that is 48 Kilometres away this weekend after it notices that the missile was facing Russia. North Korea abort the missile test as it was heading to  a harbour point or a Russian territory,South Korea economy reports.


North Korea who in recent times have been in the news for its numerous missile test despite US warning is not backing down, but a missile that gets into Russian territory will complicate an already complicated diplomatic ties between the countries in the region, and increase the tension  between the US, Russia, China, North Korea and South Korea.

China is also not happy over the recent THAAD missile system that was deployed by the US in South Korea recently.


North Korea once again is threatening to nuke the United States and South Korea as the two countries started their annual military drill on Monday. The military drill involves 300,000 South Korea troops and 17,000 troops from the US, an exercise that is scheduled to end in April.


North Korea sees the drill as a preparation for war on its dignity, sovereignty and vital rights, the official Korean Central News Agency reports. Also the North’s National Defence Commission said;

The army and people of the (North) will take military counteraction for preemptive attack so that they may deal merciless deadly blows at the enemies. If we push the buttons to annihilate the enemies even right now, all bases of provocations will be reduced to seas in flames and ashes in a moment.

South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun while reacting to the threats by the North told reporters;

 If North Korea launches a provocation, our military will respond sternly and mercilessly.


The South Korean president Park Geun-hye officially apologized to the citizens in a state television amidst tears. The president have been under fire from it's citizens since the ferry transporting 472 passengers sank without good response from the coast guard.

I apologise to the nation for the pain and suffering that everyone felt, as the president who should have been responsible for the safety and lives of the people.

The accident claimed lives of 286 south koreans, while 18 are still missing. The ferry also had 339 children onboard the ferry. The president also condemned the action of the coast guard and said their actions caused the ferry to lose more lives.

Had there been an immediate and proactive rescue operation after the accident, we would have been able to reduce the casualties.

The coast guard as the time of the report is currently disbanded. 15 other people are meanwhile undergoing investigation for their negligence and not helping the people on board before scampering for safety, included in the investigation is the ferry captain, who was the first to jump out of the ferry before it finally sank is also receiving a lot of criticism nationwide from people who claimed he never tried helping, but decided to save his own life.

It is also known that the cause of the accident is that the ferry was recently remodeled to add capacity, but on the day of the trip was overloaded. A sharp turn caused the overload ferry to capsize.

We wish the dead RIP and the parents the fortitude to bear their loses.

Rita for Doy News