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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 ...
In World
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 ...
In World
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...
In World
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...
In America
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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In World
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,...
In Latest Stories
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 ...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In World
January 27, 2018 10:48 am gmt |
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A North Korean delegation returned to the North late on Saturday (January 27) after inspecting venues for its Olympic delegation who will be deployed to the upcoming Pyeonchang Winter Olympics. The delegation, led by the deputy director at Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports, wrapped up a three-d...
In Latest Stories
January 9, 2018 5:44 am gmt |
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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday (January 9) the Japanese government welcomed North Korea’s change in attitude when they showed interest in joining Pyeongchang Games, ahead of talks between the two Koreas. As North and South Korea kicked off their first forma...
In Sports
December 20, 2017 5:19 am gmt |
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North Koreans on Tuesday (December 19) welcomed their national women’s soccer team who returned to the country after winning the 2017 East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Football Championship in Japan. North Korean soccer fans and families of athletes greeted the team at Pyongyang Interna...
In America
December 16, 2017 3:43 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday (December 15) said the United States would not accept any preconditions for diplomatic talks with North Korea, saying the Trump administration and the international community would continue to pressure Pyongyang “We are not going to accept precond...
In America
November 30, 2017 4:23 am gmt |
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The United States warned the North Korean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the U.S. mainland within range. The Trump administration has repeatedly said all opt...
In Asia
November 29, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of continental United States. State television claimed that Pyongyang had now achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state. North Korea has fired its highest-ever intercontinental...
In Latest Stories
November 28, 2017 4:29 am gmt |
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Hawaii is reinstating a decades-old, nuclear attack warning signal in an effort to prepare for a potential North Korean missile launch. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency released a Public Service Announcement (PSA), explaining that the sirens would be tested on December 1, and then on the first ...