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August 25, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be travelling to North Korea in the immediate future after Donald Trump asked him to call off a planned trip. The president tweeted that insufficient progress was being made in dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. He also suggested China was not ...
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July 7, 2018 5:10 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “very firm” on complete denuclearization of North Korea as he began a second day of talks in Pyongyang on Saturday, according to a pool report from reporters traveling with him. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said there has been no softening in Wash...
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June 11, 2018 10:54 am gmt |
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday (June 11) at an international seminar in Tokyo, he welcomed the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Mahathir, 92, became premier for the second time last month after Malaysians, angered over ...
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June 5, 2018 12:18 pm gmt |
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Preparations for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are going well, and the two are tentatively scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Singapore time on June 12, the White House said on Monday (June 4). The announcement of the timing for the first meeting between th...
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June 2, 2018 4:01 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump said on Friday (June 1) an unprecedented nuclear arms summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States pulled out of will now go ahead as scheduled on June 12 in Singapore, adding another twist to a high-stakes diplomatic dance. Trump was speaking with reporte...
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May 25, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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North Korea has said it is still willing to talk “at any time in any form” after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-un. Vice-foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan said Mr Trump’s decision was “extremely regrettable”. President Trump blamed the...
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April 27, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un began formal talks in the South Korean side of the border village of Panmunjom in the third-ever inter-Korean summit. Moon’s motorcade arrived at Panmunjom, the truce village ...
In North Korea
April 15, 2018 10:18 am gmt |
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North Korea’s state-run television KRT on Sunday (April 15) released video footage of leader Kim Jong Un meeting Chinese senior diplomat Song Tao and a Chinese art troupe in Pyongyang. KRT said Kim on Saturday (April 14) “warmly” greeted Song and the Chinese delegation visiting Pyon...
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April 10, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chaired a party meeting on Monday (April 9) where he analysed the future outcome of dialogue with the United States and development of inter-Korean relations ahead of a summit with South Korea on April 27, the North’s official news agency KCNA reported. In North ...
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April 3, 2018 10:56 am gmt |
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China hopes that a planned meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States in May can advance smoothly and that all sides maintain focus and avoid “disruptive factors”, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday (April 3) in Beijing. China has traditionally been secretive ...
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March 28, 2018 10:14 am gmt |
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a welcome ceremony hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping, state media reported on Wednesday (March 28). Invited by Xi, Kim paid an unofficial visit to China from March 25 to 28, state broadcaster CCTV said. Though billed as an unofficial trip, Kim’s app...
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March 21, 2018 8:07 am gmt |
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday (March 21) a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula. Moon is planning a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month after a ...
In America
March 13, 2018 3:21 am gmt |
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U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was seen heading into the United Nations to brief the U.N. Security Council envoys on North Korea on Monday (March 12). South Korean envoys were expected to brief U.S. officials on North Korea’s stance on possible future talks with Washington and its...
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March 11, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday (March 10)that North Korea has promised to halt missile tests “through our meetings.” “North Korea has not conducted a Missile Test since November 28, 2017 and has promised not to do so through our meetings. I believe they will honor that...
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March 9, 2018 10:45 am gmt |
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump are to meet in person by May, it has been announced, an extraordinary overture after months of mutual hostility. News of the meeting was delivered by South Korean officials after talks with Mr Trump at the White House. They passed a verbal...
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March 7, 2018 11:21 am gmt |
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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday (March 7) condemned new U.S. sanctions imposed on Pyongyang after Washington concluded that North Korea had used the chemical warfare agent VX to kill the half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia in 2017. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the ministry,...
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February 3, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports. It said there was evidence of ...
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February 1, 2018 11:12 am gmt |
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A U.S. special envoy Joseph Yun said on Thursday (February 1) all options remain on the table for solving the nuclear standoff with North Korea but that he did not think the military option was close. Yun, speaking to reporters in Tokyo, said the United States was seeking a peaceful resolution of the...
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January 31, 2018 10:45 am gmt |
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South Korea will begin a joint Olympics training programme at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea on Wednesday (January 31) as planned, with a 45-person delegation engaging in a two-day trip. The South Korean delegation, which includes roughly 30 athletes, flew in a chartered Asiana Airlines pla...