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

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

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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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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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