U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford has met with South Korean officials to ease concerns of a military confrontation in the region. Although South Koreans are used to Pyongyang's agressive posturing, this time it's kind of different.
As Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump plan a second summit, Seoul has called for more progress in denuclearization talks. Despite agreeing to nuclear disarmament, there are few indications that Pyongyang is following through.
President Donald Trump has harshly criticized Iran in a speech at the United Nations, saying Tehran must change its behavior or face further consequences. Trump administration officials have also upped their rhetoric.
Donald Trump says China is seeking to influence the upcoming midterm elections. In a speech at the UN Security Council, the American president also took aim at Iran, vowing to pursue tougher sanctions "than ever before."
South Korea is trying to transform improved relations on the Korean Peninsula into practical policies. But the same old basic problems remain, writes Peter Sturm of the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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