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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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November 16, 2017 5:14 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump touted the success of his recent Asian trip on Wednesday (November 15) highlighting calls for China to implement “fair” and “equitable” trade practices with the United States. Trump told reporters “The days of the United States being taken adv...
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November 8, 2017 11:03 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday (November 8) as they toured, accompanied by their wives, the Forbidden City during Trump’s two-night stop in the Chinese capital as part of his marathon Asia tour. While the sprawling palace complex in the political ...
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November 5, 2017 4:59 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday (November 5) defending his tough rhetoric on North Korea, saying discussions on Pyongyang will figure prominently in talks with other Asian leaders as tensions rise over its missile and nuclear tests. Trump, at the start of a 12-day Asian trip, i...
In Technology
October 27, 2017 10:58 am gmt |
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Britain said on Friday it believed North Korea was behind the “WannaCry” cyber attack in May that disrupted businesses and government services worldwide, including the National Health Service (NHS) in England. Security Minister Ben Wallace said Britain believed “quite strongly” that the ransomware at...
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October 22, 2017 11:45 am gmt |
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Two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader will be brought to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Tuesday (October 24) as part of their trial testimony. Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with killing Kim Jong Nam...
In World
October 20, 2017 10:47 am gmt |
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CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He stressed Washington still preferred diplomacy and sanctions but said military force remained an option. He warned Pyongyang’s missile expertise was now advancing so quickly...
In America
October 20, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
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The Australian government says it has received a document from North Korea urging Canberra to distance itself from the Trump administration. The note denounces the US president’s warning that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself. Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull said the l...
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October 17, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has told the United Nations that it will not negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the US reversed its “hostile” policy. North Korean Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In-ryong told the UN General Assembly’s committ...
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October 16, 2017 7:43 am gmt |
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday his diplomatic efforts will continue as long as they possibly can despite the saber-rattling on both sides of the Pacific. “Those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops,” Tillerson said to CNN Tillerson’s comments ...