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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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US Won’t Draw Red Line On Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue: White House

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WASHINGTON – The White House said on Monday that it does not expect US President Donald Trump to draw a red line on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and the United States will continue work with China to solve it, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. “Drawing red lines really hasn’t worked in the past,” White…

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North Korea Warns Against US ‘Hysteria’ As It Marks Founder’s Birth

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PYONGYANG – North Korea warned the United States to end its “military hysteria” on Saturday or face retaliation as a US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. Hundreds of military trucks carrying cheering and singing people headed for a parade marking the 105th…

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Tensions High, North Korea Readies Nuclear Test

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WASHINGTON – North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported on Wednesday. The 38 North analysis group described the test site as “primed and ready.” “Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site from April 12 shows continued activity around…

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North Korea To Take Toughest Military Actions As US Sends Aircraft Carrier

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SEOUL – North Korea vowed Tuesday to take the “toughest” counteraction against the United States as Washington is sending its strategic assets near the Korean Peninsula for what the North calls an invasion of Pyongyang, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. The North’s warning was made after the US dispatched the USS Carl Vinson, a…

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How North Korea Makes Its Money: Coal, Forced Labor And Hacking

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PRESIDENT Trump says he’s prepared to tackle North Korea’s growing nuclear threat with or without China. But he’ll need Beijing’s help if he wants to choke off the streams of income that keep Kim Jong Un’s regime afloat. China is North Korea’s economic bedrock, accounting for more than 80% of its smaller neighbor’s foreign trade.…

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US Launches Missile Strike Against Syria

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PALM BEACH – US President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike against Syria on Thursday in retaliation for a chemical attack with a sarin-like nerve agent which Washington blames on President Bashar al-Assad. A White House official said 59 precision-guided missiles hit Shayrat Airfield in Syria, where the United States believes Tuesday’s deadly attack…

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US Congress Puts North Korea Back On Terror Blacklist

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The US House of Representatives has approved a request by the State Department to put North Korea back on the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, from which the it was removed in 2008. The lower house adopted the resolution late Monday with 394 votes in favour and only one against, weeks after Pyongyang tested a…

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