North Korean delegates have met with the South’s top officials in an unusual and rare visit, as both countries agreed to resume high-level talks which have been strained by military tensions on the peninsula.
A US citizen, sentenced by North Korea to six years in a labor camp, pretended to have secret information about the US and aspired to be a whistleblower as a “second Snowden,” the North Korean state news agency said.
US citizen Matthew Todd Miller has received six years in a labor camp by a North Korean court. The 24-year-old was sentenced for violating his tourist status when he entered the country, authorities said.
The United States could provide offensively geared weapons to the Japanese military within five years, Tokyo officials say. The discussions between the two countries come as Japan’s rivalry with China intensifies and alliances shift among Pacific powers.