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North Korea Says To Ignore Japan Until It Scraps Military Drills, Other Measures

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SEOUL- North Korea will continue to ignore Japan unless Tokyo halts hostilities against its neighbour, such as large-scale military drills and efforts to boost military readiness, the isolated nation’s state media said on Monday. Japan has been eyeing prospects for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…

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North And South Korea Discuss Reunion Meetings For Divided Families

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SEOUL- Delegations from North and South Korea met on Friday for talks to arrange the first reunions in about three years for families separated by the Korean War, with the Red Cross paving the way. The effort is among the steps promised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in…

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North Korea’s Kim Visit Beijing; South Korea, U.S. Halt Military Drill

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BEIJING/SEOUL- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise. This is Kim’s third trip to China this year, coming a week…

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North Korea Leader Kim’s Cargo Plane Bound For Singapore

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SINGAPORE – A cargo plane which accompanied North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his recent visit to China has departed Pyongyang and was likely headed for Singapore on Sunday, ahead of Kim’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim is due to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the city-state later on…

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North Korea Says May Reconsider Summit With United States – KCNA

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SEOUL – North Korea said it may reconsider holding a summit with the United States if Washington continues to unilaterally insist on North Korea giving up its nuclear programme, the North’s state media said on Wednesday. Citing first vice minister of foreign affairs Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s central news agency also said the fate…

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North Korea To Align With South’s Time Zone

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SEOUL – North Korea will shift its time zone 30 minutes earlier to align with South Korea starting May 5 “as a first practical step for national reconciliation and unity,” the North’s state media said Monday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said it was “a painful wrench” to see two clocks showing different Pyongyang…

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North Korea Leader Wants To Advance Korea Ties, Makes Agreement With South

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SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong travelled…

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North Korea Slams New UN Sanctions As An ‘Act Of War’

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  SEOUL – North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest UN sanctions imposed on it over the isolated country’s widely-condemned intercontinental ballistic missile tests, describing the move as an “act of war”. “We fully reject the latest UN sanctions … as a violent breach of our republic’s sovereignty and an act of war that destroys…

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US Ambassador To UN Calls For UN Members To Cut Off All Ties With N. Korea

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  NEW YORK – US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called on countries across the world to sever their ties with North Korea on Wednesday as the UN Security Council met to discuss its response to North Korea’s recent long-range missile launch, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Haley also said that US…

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Moon, Trump Vow To Seek Further Sanctions Against North Korea

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  SEOUL/WASHINGTON – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed to maintain maximum pressure and sanctions against North Korea, strongly condemning the communist state’s latest missile provocation staged early Wednesday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. The agreement came in a telephone conversation held only hours after Pyongyang fired what was…

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North Korea Fires ICBM, Triggers International Outcry

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  SEOUL – North Korea fired an apparent long-range ballistic missile from an area north of Pyongyang on Wednesday after a 75-day hiatus in its provocations, drawing a strong condemnation from the international community, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Launched from the vicinity of Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at around 3.17am, the “unidentified” projectile…

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Trump Declares North Korea State Sponsor Of Terror

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  WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to its nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un’s regime. Trump promised a rapid ramp-up of US Treasury sanctions against the isolated pariah state, after…

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Malaysians Banned From Travelling To North Korea

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysians are banned from travelling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) until further notice, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said today. “This decision is taken in view of the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula and related developments arising from missile tests. “The travel ban will be reviewed…

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N. Korea’s Kim Says Will Make ‘Deranged’ Trump Pay Dearly For UN Speech

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  SEOUL – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said on Friday the North will consider the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history” against the United States in response to US President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy the North. Calling Trump “mentally deranged” and his comments “the most ferocious declaration of a war in…

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China, Russia Must Take Direct Action Against N. Korea

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WASHINGTON- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday urged China and Russia to take direct action against North Korea in response to its latest missile launch. “China and Russia must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their own,” Tillerson said in a statement. He said China supplies…

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North Korea Says Peru Throwing “Gas On The Fire”

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NORTH Korea’s ambassador to Peru said Tuesday that Lima’s decision to expel him was akin to “throwing gasoline on the fire” on the dispute over Pyongyang’s nuclear tests that it would continue to pursue “without wavering.” Peru declared the ambassador, Kim Hak-Chol, a persona non grata on Monday to protest North Korea’s refusal to heed…

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US says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘Begging For War’

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  UNITED NATIONS – The United States has accused North Korea of “begging for war” and pushed for the “strongest possible measures” on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. As world powers scramble to react to the latest grave step in the North’s rogue weapons programme, South Korea launched major live-fire naval…

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Malaysia Strongly Condemns North Korea’s Nuclear Test

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has strongly condemned the nuclear test conducted by North Korea yesterday. In a statement, Wisma Putra said the latest test, which is North Korea’s sixth since 2006, was another blatant violation of the multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions. “This provocative action poses a grave threat to international peace and security.…

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N. Korea Has Developed H-Bomb Missile Warhead

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Seoul – North Korea has developed a hydrogen bomb which can be loaded into the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile, the official Korean Central News Agency claimed Sunday. Questions remain over whether nuclear-armed Pyongyang has successfully miniaturised its weapons, and whether it has a working H-bomb, but KCNA said that leader Kim Jong-Un had inspected…

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Malaysia Condemns Missile Launch By North Korea

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia condemns the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea today. Wisma Putra, in a statement today, said such a provocative action was a clear violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions and it was done in response to the defence exercise carried out by the United States of America…

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More Missiles To Come As UN Condemns Launch – Jong Un

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SEOUL – North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation’s provocative launch was a mere “curtain-raiser”, in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions. The Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile that Pyongyang unleashed on Tuesday represented a major escalation in the face of tensions over…

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North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

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TOKYO – North Korea has fired a missile that flew over northern Japan before crashing into the sea. No effort was made by the Japanese to shoot down the missile, which was launched early in the morning local time, triggering safety warnings. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the missile an “unprecedented” threat. There has…

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North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead Of G20 Summit

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SEOUL – North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile from its western region into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, ahead of a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 nations in Germany later this week. The missile flew for about 40 minutes and landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic…

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UN Security Council Agrees To Blacklist North Korea Individuals

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UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to add more individuals and entities of the North Korea to its sanction list in response to the country’s repeated ballistic launches, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation council decided to impose travel bans and asset freezes on 14…

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Early Sunday

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SEOUL – North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the northwestern part of the country early Sunday, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff said. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office last week. Moon has advocated dialogue with North Korea to denuclearize. The US…

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N. Korea Accuses Detained US Man Of Trying To Overthrow Government

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NORTH Korea has accused an American detained since April of attempting to overthrow the government. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday that Tony Kim — also known as Kim Sang Duk — was detained for “hostile acts” toward the Pyongyang regime. Kim was seized on the morning of April 22 at Pyongyang International…

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US Galvanises Security Council To Exert Pressure On North Korea

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UNITED NATIONS – US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who spent Friday in New York to chair the United Nations Security Council meeting – the US has been president of the Security Council in April – intensified diplomatic activity to achieve consensus on the issue of the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Briefing the media…

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China Stresses 2 Directions To Deal With Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue

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UNITED NATIONS – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Friday that two directions must be stuck to while dealing with the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. “We must stay committed to the goal of denuclearisation,” Wang said while addressing the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Nonproliferation and…

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Malaysia Wants Match With North Korea To Be Played At Neutral Venue

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government has insisted the first group B match of the 2019 Asian Cup qualifier between North Korea and Malaysia be played at a neutral venue on June 8. This was decided in the coordination meeting this morning chaired by Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali, said the…

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North Korea Conducts Large-scale Artillery Drills On Anniversary

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SEOUL – North Korea was carrying out large-scale artillery drills Tuesday on the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its army, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media report. There were signs that the North Korea’s military was conducting large-scale, live-fire drills around the city of Wonsan on its east coast, the South Korea’s…

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