(Shifting gears,) The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States willl meet in Germany on Thursday local time for the first time since President Trump took office.
Seoul's foreign minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are expected to discuss ways to cooperate on countering North Korea's nuclear and missile threats on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bonn.
The sudden death of Kim Jong-nam is also likely to be raised as a top issue.
Later Thursday, Minister Yun and Tillerson will be joined by their Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, for a trilateral meeting.
The following day, South Korea and Japan will hold one-on-one talks.