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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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US Vice President Mike Pence announces ‘toughest’ sanctions against North Korea

February 7, 2018 11:47 pm
US Vice President Mike Pence announces ‘toughest’ sanctions against North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on February 7, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US Vice President Mike Pence has said Washington will soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea to force it to abandon its […]

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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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Some Donald Trump’s advisers want US to give ‘bloody nose’ to North Korea

February 1, 2018 1:18 am
Some Donald Trump’s advisers want US to give ‘bloody nose’ to North Korea

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster alongside US President Donald Trump (left) as he holds a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A new report shows some advisers inside the Donald Trump administration want the United […]

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US President Donald Trump administration a racist billionaires’ club: North Korea

January 31, 2018 1:08 am
US President Donald Trump administration a racist billionaires’ club: North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a speech during a Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) meeting in the capital Pyongyang on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) North Korea did not hesitate to lash out at US President Donald Trump over his country’s “gross” human rights violations shortly after his […]

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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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The United States imposes new sanctions against North Korea, Chinese firms aiding Pyongyang

January 24, 2018 1:23 pm
The United States imposes new sanctions against North Korea, Chinese firms aiding Pyongyang

The United States has tightened its economic crackdown on North Korea over its nuclear arms program, imposing sanctions on people, firms and ships it accused for aiding Pyongyang develop weapons of mass destruction. (File Photo) The United States has imposed new sanctions on North Korea and Chinese firms and individuals that support […]

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North Korea ‘a handful of months’ away from attacking US: US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo

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North Korea ‘a handful of months’ away from attacking US: US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Mike Pompeo speaks at the American Enterprise Institute, January 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is moving “ever closer” to putting Americans at risk and is only “a […]

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US Treasury presses Hong Kong, Beijing over North Korea

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US Treasury presses Hong Kong, Beijing over North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un The United States has called on Hong Kong and Beijing to step up measures against North Korea over its nuclear program, according to the Treasury Department. A Treasury official said Wednesday that the move aims to counter North Korean smuggling and financing as Washington fine-tunes efforts […]

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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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White House rejects President Donald Trump’s North Korea quote as fake news

January 14, 2018 11:36 pm
White House rejects President Donald Trump’s North Korea quote as fake news

US President Donald Trump (File photo) The White House denies that President Donald Trump has suggested he had good contacts with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal quoted Trump as saying in an interview that “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un,” but the […]

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No ‘turnaround’ with North Korea, US bent on denuclearization: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

January 8, 2018 1:24 am
No ‘turnaround’ with North Korea, US bent on denuclearization: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a brief press availability at United Nations headquarters in New York City, January 2, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says there is “no turnaround” in President Donald Trump’s policy towards North Korea, after […]

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2018 year of ‘extreme danger’, war with North Korea possible: Lindsey Graham

January 1, 2018 6:34 pm
2018 year of ‘extreme danger’, war with North Korea possible: Lindsey Graham

US Senator Lindsey Graham (Photo by AFP) The year 2018 will be one of “extreme danger” with regards to the standoff between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons programs, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has warned. Speaking to CBS on Sunday, Graham said US […]

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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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