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North Korea snubs US: No plan to meet American officials

February 8, 2018 12:07 am
North Korea snubs US: No plan to meet American officials

North Korea’s flag is raised during a welcoming ceremony for North Korean athletes, at the athletes village of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung, South Korea, on February 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP) North Korea says it has “no intention” of meeting with American officials during the upcoming […]

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German spy chief: Pyongyang procures missile parts via Berlin embassy

February 3, 2018 12:37 am
German spy chief: Pyongyang procures missile parts via Berlin embassy

This undated picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 3, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) looking at a metal casing with two bulges at an undisclosed location. (Photo by AFP) Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency has said that North Korea has […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges talks on Pyongyang nuclear crisis after thaw in Korea ties

February 2, 2018 7:25 am
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges talks on Pyongyang nuclear crisis after thaw in Korea ties

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks at a press conference during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 28, 2018. (AFP photo) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has underlined the necessity for key players to hold “serious” talks on North Korea’s nuclear crisis following a […]

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Seoul says military solution to North Korea crisis ‘unacceptable’

January 25, 2018 8:37 am
Seoul says military solution to North Korea crisis ‘unacceptable’

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) South Korea has hinted for the first time since the start of a standoff with the North over Pyongyang’s nuclear program last year that a military solution […]

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South Korea welcomes North Korea’s participation in Olympics

January 21, 2018 12:28 am
South Korea welcomes North Korea’s participation in Olympics

Hyon Song-Wol (C), leader of North Korea’s popular Moranbong Band, arrives at the Gangneung Arts Center where one of the planned musical concerts is due to be held, in the eastern city of Gangneung, South Korea, on January 21, 2018. (AFP photo) Authorities in South Korea have welcomed North Korea’s […]

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North Korean logistical delegation arrives in Seoul

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North Korean logistical delegation arrives in Seoul

A team of North Korean logistical officials have arrived in the South after briefly canceling their trip in a move which shed doubts on Pyongyang’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics. According to South Korean broadcaster YTN on Sunday, the delegation arrived in Seoul then boarded a train to Pyeongchang, where […]

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US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

January 15, 2018 1:35 am
US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

A US B-2 stealth bomber flying (Photo by AFP) The United States has moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month. The USS Wasp, an upgraded US Marine […]

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Japan refuses to commit to anything beyond ‘comfort women’ deal with South Korea

January 9, 2018 3:14 am
Japan refuses to commit to anything beyond ‘comfort women’ deal with South Korea

A file photo taken on June 23, 2015 shows South Korean former “comfort women” Kim Bok-dong (L) and Gil Won-ok (R) — who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II — outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (By AFP) Japan has […]

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet former ‘comfort women’

January 4, 2018 11:30 pm
South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet former ‘comfort women’

A boy (L) looks at a statue (R) of a teenage girl symbolizing former “comfort women,” who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, placed on a bus running through downtown Seoul, South Korea, August 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will […]

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North Korea ‘to continue nuclear development’

December 30, 2017 2:02 am
North Korea ‘to continue nuclear development’

This picture, taken on December 29, 2017 and released on December 30, 2017 by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (front C) attending an art performance of chorus in Pyongyang. (Via AFP) North Korea’s state-run news agency says Pyongyang will continue to […]

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United Nations bans 4 more North Korean vessels from international ports

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
United Nations bans 4 more North Korean vessels from international ports

The Ul Ji Bong 6 is one of the four North Korean vessels banned by the UN Security Council. (File photo by Marine Traffic) The United Nations has banned four more North Korean ships from entering international ports for breaching sanctions against Pyongyang, bringing to eight the total number of the […]

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China rejects US President Donald Trump’s claim of North Korea oil transfer

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China rejects US President Donald Trump’s claim of North Korea oil transfer

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has rejected allegations by United States that it helped North Korea evade United Nations sanctions, following claims by US President Donald Trump that Beijing had allowed the transfer of oil to a North Korean ship. Reacting to Trump’s claim on Friday, China’s Foreign […]

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The United States sanctions two North Koreans over missile program

December 26, 2017 7:30 am
The United States sanctions two North Koreans over missile program

People watch a television news screen showing pictures of US President Donald Trump (C) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) at a railway station in Seoul on November 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United States has sanctioned two senior North Korean officials over the country’s ballistic missile program. […]

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South Korea’s Defense Ministry to establish team to monitor North Korea’s nuclear activity

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South Korea’s Defense Ministry to establish team to monitor North Korea’s nuclear activity

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in (R) presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2017, following a new North Korean missile test. (AFP photo) South Korea’s Defense Ministry has decided to form a special team to monitor North […]

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North Korea censures ‘fabrication’ of new United Nations Security Council sanctions

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North Korea censures ‘fabrication’ of new United Nations Security Council sanctions

The UN Security Council meets to discuss North Korea on December 22, 2017, at the UN Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has denounced the latest round of sanctions approved by the UN against Pyongyang, saying the punitive measures are another example of “state-sponsored terrorism” committed by […]

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North Korea calls on US to prove ransomware claim

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North Korea calls on US to prove ransomware claim

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un North Korea has called on the US to provide evidence on its claim that Pyongyang was behind a massive cyber attack earlier this year. North Korea’s UN envoy in charge of US affairs, Pak Song-il, said the allegation was a “baseless provocation” used to generate […]

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North Korea plans to launch satellite: South Korean government

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North Korea plans to launch satellite: South Korean government

This image grab from footage by Reuters shows North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket carrying the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite on February 7, 2016. A South Korean government source says North Korea plans to launch a new satellite, as Pyongyang stresses its right to a peaceful space program. “Through various channels, we’ve recently learned […]

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Russia FM calls on the United States, North Korea to start talks, says Moscow ready to mediate

December 25, 2017 2:48 am
Russia FM calls on the United States, North Korea to start talks, says Moscow ready to mediate

This photo taken on November 29, 2017 and released on November 30, 2017 by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the launching of the Hwasong-15 missile. (By AFP) Russia has called on the United States and North Korea to start negotiations aimed at putting an end to tensions on […]

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North Korea condemns United Nations new sanctions as ‘act of war’

December 24, 2017 2:12 am
North Korea condemns United Nations new sanctions as ‘act of war’

This picture, taken on December 22, 2017 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 23, 2017, shows delegates during the second day of the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Via AFP) North Korea […]

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United Nations Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea

December 22, 2017 11:30 pm
United Nations Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea

Members of the UN Security Council vote 15-0 to impose new sanctions on North Korea during a Security Council meeting over North Korea on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has voted unanimously in favor of imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its latest […]

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