This week in World Stories: South Korea hopes for de-escalation with North Korea; victims of the London high-rise fire complain of insufficient clarification; Nigerians want their art works back; Turks and their election in Germany.
Since the historic Trump-Kim summit in June 2018, progress has been slow in putting an end to the longstanding Korean conflict. But 2019 could see some major developments on the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean President Moon was confident he could convince European leaders to relax international sanctions on North Korea, but Germany, France and Britain are standing firm on complete denuclearization.
German Chancellor Merkel stressed that the situation with North Korea must be resolved peacefully. She told DW that Germany could be in a position to mediate in the conflict.
The rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang is increasingly intense. There's a danger war could break out - and a possibility that NATO states and other countries would be obliged to honor treaty obligations.
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