Fierce clashes ongoing between Kurdish lead SDF and Syrian government proxies around Janeen village, DeirEzZor, Syria.
Kim Jong Un: "There were two different clocks in the reception hall at Peace House. One was for Seoul time and the other for Pyongyang time, which made my heart heavyLet's first unify the two different times of the two Koreas."
South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss normalizing relations with Japan.
KCNA: "During his recent junket to the U.S., Abe asked his American master to tighten sanctions to pressurize the DPRK, raising the nuclear issue and even the issue of 'abduction'Such moves of the Japanese reactionaries only reveal their ill-intention to do harm to the DPRK."
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The North Korean media (Rodong Sinmun) has noted all that foreign media coverage of Kim Jong Un. China and Russia are first in the list, "ally signaling". CNN and the BBC get shout outs, among others
North Korea will close nuclear test site in May, South Korea says
Korea Foreign ministry names Samsung executive as new ambassador to Vietnam
South Korea President Moon offers to broker North Korea-Japan talks
South Korea president Moon relays Japan's hopes to normalize ties with North during summit with Kim
Japanese PM Abe says Moon addressed abduction of Japanese by North during summit with Kim
SecDef Mattis spoke with his South Korean counterpart Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo on the results of the inter-Korea summit. "Secretary Mattis reaffirmed the ironclad US commitment to defend the ROK using the full spectrum of US capabilities," per Pentagon readout
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In took hands and said goodbye to each other, promising a fresh start. Kim Jong Un left the 'House of Peace' amid a warm send-off of personages from the south side."
KCNA: "When Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju came out of the 'House of Peace' together with Moon Jae In and his wife, the personages from the north and the south broke into thunderous applause."
KCNA: "The south side served various dishes of special meaning and the north side Pyongyang cold noodle of Okryu Restaurant, deeply impressing the participants. The dinner proceeded in an amicable atmosphere overflowing with feelings of blood relatives."
KCNA: "President Moon Jae In hosted a dinner at the 'House of Peace' of Panmunjom in welcome of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's visit to the south side area. Invited to the dinner were First Lady Ri Sol Ju as well as Kim Yong Nam."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In had a sincere conversation while having a walk."
KCNA: "Paying deep respects to the great decision of Kim Jong Un who produced the significant meeting like today, Moon Jae In hoped that open-hearted dialogue would be continued to build confidence between themselves."
KCNA: "Moon Jae In said the weather was nice as if it congratulated today's meeting and that the moment Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un crossed the Demarcation Line, Panmunjom became a symbol of peace, not a symbol of division."
KCNA: "At the talks both sides had a candid and open-hearted exchange of views on the matters of mutual concern including the issues of improving the north-south relations, ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula and the denuclearization of the peninsula."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In crossed the Demarcation Line of Panmunjom and shook hands with each other warmly once again in the north side portion before proceeding to the south side portion of Panmunjom."
KCNA: "The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un left the Phanmun Pavilion at 9 a.m., leading senior party, government and army officials, and reached the Demarcation Line at Panmunjom."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, came to Panmunjom on April 27 for the historic north-south summit meeting and talks."
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford spoke with Chairman of the Rep. of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Jeong Kyeongdoo this evening and "discussed the current security environment around the Korean Peninsula, including the recent inter-Korea summit" per @thejointstaff
More from SecDef Mattis on whether US troops would stay in South Korea if there is a peace treaty with DPRK: "I think for right we have to go along with the process, have the negotiations, not try to make preconditions or presumptions of how it's going to go"
U.S. defense secretary Mattis says U.S. will build 'a degree of trust' with north Korea through 'confidence building measures,' but he is optimistic
"We Germans know the pain of separation," states Merkel on the situation in Korea.
British FM Johnson says welcomes positive developments at Korea summit, North Korea must honor its commitments and take concrete steps to denuclearise
: Please do not forget the great help that my good friend, President Xi of China, has given to the United States, particularly at the Border of North Korea. Without him it would have been a much longer, tougher, process.
Russia's foreign ministry says ready to facilitate practical cooperation between North and South Korea in railways, gas and electrical energy
KCNA: "To keep brandishing the rotten 'sanctions' stick, not understanding the trend of the times, will only provoke the laughter of the world. What is needed for the U.S. is to learn how to observe good manners and how to respect the party concerned."