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  • North Korea’s ‘peace gift’ puppies to South Korea pictured for first time

    11/28/2018 5:14:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-28-2018 | Katherine Lam
    It doesn’t seem like there’s a "ruff" relationship between the two Koreas at the moment. South Korean president Moon Jae-in unveiled puppies that were born from one of the dogs given to the South by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “peace gifts” in September. The Pungsan dog, Gomi, gave birth to six puppies — three females and three males — earlier this month. The official Twitter account for South Korea's presidential Blue House tweeted on Sunday photos of Moon and his wife Kim Jong-sook playing with the furry pups at their home’s courtyard. The office added the puppies...
  • Analysis: Why Trump Shelved His Peace Plan For Israel

    11/23/2018 12:54:03 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/18/2018 | Yochanan Visser
    President Donald Trump has shelved his 'deal of the century' peace plan, at least for now, Palestinian Authority media outlets reported on Thursday. The decision was taken after Ron Dermer, the Israeli embassador to the United States, reportedly recommended that the White House postpone the publication of the initiative because of the political and security crisis in Israel, according to the Palestinian Authority paper Al-Quds. An unnamed Israeli diplomatic source said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "prefers no announcement of the plan whatsoever, especially now, amid the recent developments in the region and the political crisis in Israel."
  • S. Korea's Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'

    11/01/2018 10:46:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WSAW-TV ^ | November 1, 2018 | Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Moon said in a speech to parliament that a second North Korea-U.S. summit is also "near at hand" and that Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit North Korea soon. Moon also said he expects Kim to visit Russia soon and that Kim may meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Moon has previously said that Kim told him he would visit Seoul...
  • North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

    10/01/2018 3:29:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | October 1, 2018 | Staff
    Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, as part of a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, with military engineers performing the hazardous task on...
  • Son's school wants to do "Peace Day" (vanity)

    09/20/2018 8:18:10 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 57 replies
    me | 9/20/18 | me
    Today my son brought up that they're having a "Peace Day" "celebration" tomorrow at school with stations to do things at. Such as "painting rocks with peace signs" and origami (wanted to do "peace" sign but wouldn't work he thinks). I.e., looks like they're pushing the stupid UN idea and of course, the hippie norm.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 6, 2018 [prayer]

    09/06/2018 5:04:20 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 23 replies ^ | September 6, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us today in prayer for PEACE for our nation.
  • Chicago 'peace picnic' turns violent: 3 people shot, another is beaten

    08/19/2018 3:17:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Three people were shot at a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in Chicago on Saturday night. A fourth person was beaten up at the event that was held to promote peace and community. The picnic, which took place at Seward Park on the city’s North Side, was off to a safe start, but onlookers say the mood quickly turned when a group of young men showed up and started fighting. “It’s senseless and should have never happened,” event organizer Raymond Hatcher told reporters. “We were doing well. Everything was going swell and then a group of guys who...
  • S. Korean President Pledges 'Bold Step' with N. Korea's Kim in Ending War

    08/15/2018 1:02:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | August 15, 2018 | Staff
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take a "bold step" in their upcoming summit to formally ending the six-decade old war that split the two sides. President Moon made the declaration Wednesday during a ceremony in Seoul marking the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Korean peninsula from Japanese colonial rule. The two Koreas announced earlier this week that Moon and Kim will meet in Pyongyang sometime next month. The two leaders have already met twice this year, both times in Panmunjom, the truce village in the border zone that...
  • "Ruht Wohl, Ihr Helegen Gebeine" from St John's Passion J.S. Bach

    08/10/2018 7:31:47 PM PDT · by left that other site · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/10/18
    For many years I listened to a compilation CD of Bach's Adagios and Largos (Slow Pieces), and I LOVED this 8 minute meditation from St. John's Passion. I don't speak German, and didn't have a clue what it was about, but I love the piece. This is a very nice rendition of it.
  • North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

    08/09/2018 11:35:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Shim
    North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries. Workers' Party Newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday the solution is a "declaration of the end of war," a reference to the 1950-53 conflict that ended in a truce and a divided peninsula. "As the military confrontation ends through the declaration of the end of war, an atmosphere conducive to trust building will emerge," the Rodong article stated. The Rodong stated the declaration of the war's end is a priority and a "necessity for the times."...
  • Obama Gets New Peace Prize Despite Hundreds Of Civilian Casualties In Drone Strikes

    08/06/2018 1:27:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 6, 2018 | Benny Johnson
    Former President Barack Obama has received another peace prize. The former president was named a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureate Monday. The award honors those who "work toward a more just and peaceful world." The RFK nonprofit tweeted that it is "honored to present Barack Obama" with the award. [Snip] Obama will officially be presented with the award by Ethel Kennedy in December at the organization's annual gala. Obama infamously was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just months into his presidency. Obama faced criticism for multiple human rights abuses during his tenure as commander in chief....
  • Account of N. Korea nukes must precede war-ending statement: experts

    08/05/2018 1:14:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Mainichi ^ | August 5, 2018 | Kyodo News Agency
    SINGAPORE (Kyodo) -- North Korea has been making what critics say are "cosmetic concessions" to the United States in an apparent effort to keep President Donald Trump engaged in negotiations and court him toward declaring an end to the Korean War, which is technically ongoing as the conflict was halted by a truce. While returning some of the remains of American troops who died in the 1950-1953 conflict and starting to dismantle a missile engine testing site, North Korea has been stepping up calls for an official declaration of the war's end. Such a move, with the United States and...
  • Priorities

    07/29/2018 4:59:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-29-18 | MOTUS
    Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.Sunrise Lake Bled, SloviniaPolitics will continue to corrupt even as the corn continues to grow. My advice: just for today try to ignore the former and give thanks for the later. Priorities, people, priorities.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • N Koreans frustrated about delay to end-of-war declaration, says son of former S Korean president

    07/28/2018 7:28:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | July 27, 2018 | Lee Jeong-ho
    China’s input needed to move process forward, official says, adding that Pyongyang wants sanctions lifted before abandoning nuclear project North Korean officials are frustrated about the delay of an official declaration ending the Korean war, and China will need to join peace talks to stabilise the denuclearisation process, according to a son of a former South Korean president. Kim Hong-gul, chairman of the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation and son of the late Kim Dae-jung – who introduced South Korea’s “sunshine policy”, designed to soften Pyongyang’s attitude towards Seoul – told the South China Morning Post that officials in...
  • Bold visions will bring permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula

    06/27/2018 11:41:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 27, 2018 | Brian Mulroney, former prime minister of Canada
    “Re-engineering Peace for Asia” is an objective that is very much at the centre of world attention these days, and for good reason. The Singapore Summit was historic if only because it brought together the leaders of the United States and North Korea for the very first time. If you believe, as I do, that personalities can influence the direction of world affairs, you will undoubtedly agree that there is now hope that this beginning will create momentum for change and for re-engineering peace on the Korean Peninsula and the Asian region. Just imagine what a lasting peace would mean...
  • N.Korea Offers to Remove Long-Range Artillery from Frontline

    06/18/2018 3:01:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | June 18, 2018 | Lee Yong-soo
    North Korean delegates at cross-border military talks in the truce village of Panmunjom last Thursday offered to move their long-range artillery pieces from the military demarcation line to rear areas, a source said Sunday. The Defense Ministry denied it, but the source said, "The North Korean delegates brought it up first as a matter of principle." This would go a long way toward reducing military tensions. It is not known why the North made the offer or what it expects in return. The North has deployed about 1,000 artillery guns near the MDL. Some 330 are trained on the Seoul...
  • Democrats Put Partisanship Before Prospects for Peace

    06/13/2018 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 6/13/2018 | Joe Lauria
    When Richard Nixon returned to Washington after his historic 1972 trip to China, he was welcomed with strong support from Democrats. “From the initial Congressional reaction, it was apparent that the President, home from his China trip, would find broad bipartisan support for his move toward closer relations with Peking,” The New York Times reported on Feb. 29, 1972. Even Democratic Senate leaders Edward Kennedy and Mike Mansfield praised Nixon’s diplomatic gamble. Forty-six years later President Donald Trump took a similar political risk in agreeing to the first ever summit with a North Korean leader. Cautious optimism emerged from the...
  • President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after N. Korea summit

    06/13/2018 11:16:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WHIO-TV ^ | June 13, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”(continued)
  • President Trump to visit Hawaii after historic summit with NKorea

    06/12/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | HNN Staff
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, wears a lei as they greets guests at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump will stop in Hawaii after returning from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Monday. Trump is scheduled to depart from Singapore on Tuesday night, and will visit a military base on Guam before arriving on Oahu. The president is expected to arrive in the islands on Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to leave Joint Base...
  • LIVE THREAD: US-North Korea talks moving 'more quickly than expected'

    06/11/2018 8:19:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 636 replies
    The US says its discussions with North Korea are moving "more quickly than expected" ahead of the summit in Singapore on Tuesday. The preliminary talks between officials have been taking place ahead of the unprecedented first meeting. The White House also confirms that President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a one-on-one meeting, with only translators present. The outcome may determine the fate of North Korea's nuclear programme. The US insists it will accept nothing less than complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. North Korea has said it is willing to commit to denuclearisation, but that term is open...