A new report accuses North Korea of benefiting from illegal trade with other countries. South Korean media outlets are reporting that dozens of ships from around the world are swapping goods with North Korean vessels out on the open ocean. They said Pyongyang has made over $5 million from these ship-to-ship transfers of coal and oil products, in violation of strict sanctions.
South Korea confirms the new summit between the U.S. and North Korea to be held next month. According to a South Korean spokesman Saturday, the summit will take place in late February, with the hope it will be a ‘turning point for lasting peace on the Korean peninsula’. The summit will also reportedly pursue the continued goal of denuclearization, which was previously agreed on by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a June summit in Singapore.