Talks between South and North Korean officials will not deter Pyongyang from building its nuclear arsenal, says a Seoul-based political analyst. South Korea has proposed a meeting on January 9 between high-level officials of the two Koreas. The offer comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in his New Year's speech that his country is open to such talks. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
The U.S. will no longer accept "contradictions" in its relationship with Pakistan, according to White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. The comment comes as Pakistanis react angrily to President Donald Trump, who threatened to withhold U.S. aid in response to what he says is Islamabad's support for terrorist groups. VOA's Bill Gallo reports.