Trump continues to hope for dialogue with Kim; consults S Korea’s Moon Dec 08, 2019 0 614 12345 DPASeoulGiven the lack of progress in talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, US President Donald Trump has consulted with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.Both agreed in a telephone call on Saturday that it was necessary to continue the dialogue with the Communist leadership in Pyongyang, according to Moon’s office.Both had come to the conclusion in their 30-minute conversation that the situation was “serious.” The phone call came about at the request of Trump, Moon’s office said. He talked extensively with Moon about ways to advance the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.Both agree that “the momentum for dialogue should be maintained in order to achieve rapid results in the negotiations on denuclearisation,” it said. North Korea’s First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui on Thursday criticised Trump’s statements alluding to the possible use of military force in the nuclear dispute and again describing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “rocket man.” Choe warned against a new war of words. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Britain’s Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs in televised election debate Dec 08, 2019 0 646 CHILE UNREST ENTERS 5OTH DAY Dec 08, 2019 0 988 White House rejects participation in ‘baseless’ impeachment probe Dec 08, 2019 0 397 Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date Naypyidaw: Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar on Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN’s top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The raucous .. Indian rape victim set on fire died of cardiac arrest NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old Indian woman who was allegedly set ablaze by men accused of raping her has died of a cardiac arrest, a spokesman for Delhi’s Safdarjang Hospital said on Saturday. The woman was attacked on .. Pakistan’s PML-N leaders meet with Sharif in London ISLAMABAD: A group of PML-N leaders held a meeting in London on Saturday with party president Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the party’s role in various parliamentary matters, including the pending legislation on an army .. Transport disruption continues into third day in France Paris: Strikes and protests against the Paris government’s planned pension reform continued for the third consecutive day on Saturday. Rail traffic was again massively disrupted throughout the country, and in Paris .. US denuclearisation talks ‘out of the negotiation table’, says North Korea AFP GENEVA North Korea on Saturday said denuclearisation talks with the United States were “out of the negotiation table,” while slamming European UN Security Council members who had recently denounced its .. US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty DPA Washington The highest court in the United States blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution. The US Supreme Court denied an urgent application from the ..