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Kim says not bound by moratorium on testing nuclear bombs, ICBM

01 January, 2020 9:54 am 9:54 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s leader plans to further develop nuclear programs and to introduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, state media said on Wednesday, but he left room for dialogue with the United States after it ignored a year-end deadline he had set for talks. Kim Jong Un presided over a … Read More

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North Korea’s Kim to unveil ‘new path’ in New Year speech...

12 December, 2019 12:30 pm 12:30 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a “new path” he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet his deadline to soften its stance over denuclearisation. The New Year … Read More

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‘Defiant message’ as North Korea’s Kim rides white horse ...

10 October, 2019 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans “a great operation”, state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea’s most sacred mountain. In the photos released by state news agency KCNA, Kim … Read More

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N Korea conducts new missile tests as Trump backs Kim on war games

08 August, 2019 1:51 pm 1:51 pm

SEOL (AFP) – North Korea conducted the latest in a series of missile launches Saturday to protest US-South Korean war games, just hours after US President Donald Trump expressed his own frustration with the exercises. Defence officials in Seoul said what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles were fired at daybreak from near the … Read More

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Kim says missile launches warning to US, South Korea over drill

08 August, 2019 10:55 am 10:55 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week, state media KCNA reported on Wednesday. Tuesday’s missile launch, the North’s fourth in less than two weeks, came … Read More

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North Korea upbeat on Trump-Kim surprise meeting as chance to push nuclear ...

07 July, 2019 11:38 am 11:38 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, North Korean state media said on Monday. Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North … Read More

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North Korea fires short-range projectiles after failed nuclear summit: Sout...

05 May, 2019 8:39 am 8:39 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired several short-range projectiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after February’s failed nuclear summit in Bangkok. The South Korean military initially described it as a missile launch, but subsequently gave a more … Read More

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North Korea turns to diplomats after Kim sidelines point man in nuclear tal...

04 April, 2019 2:51 pm 2:51 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – The demotion of Kim Yong Chol, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s point man for nuclear talks with the United States, signals that long-time diplomats who had been sidelined from the process will return to centre-stage, diplomatic sources in Seoul and regional experts said. The hawkish former general and spymaster was recently … Read More

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Putin says US guarantees unlikely to prompt North Korea to de-nuclearise

04 April, 2019 7:39 pm 7:39 pm

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first face-to-face talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that US security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear programme. Putin and Kim held a day of talks on an island off the Russian … Read More

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North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia for summit with Put...

04 April, 2019 10:13 am 10:13 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media confirmed. With his Russia visit, North Korea’s Kim is seen working to build up foreign support for his economic development plans, since the breakdown of the second U.S.-North Korea summit in … Read More

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Pompeo says nothing’s changed on North Korea talks – ‘It&...

04 April, 2019 8:30 am 8:30 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said US diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted to deal with him in talks. “Nothing has changed. We’ll continue to work to negotiate; still in charge of the team. … Read More

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Discussing potential further meetings with North Korea’s Kim: Trump

04 April, 2019 11:14 pm 11:14 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will discuss North Korea during their White House meeting on Thursday, including potential additional summits with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un. Trump said good things have come out of negotiations with North Korea even though Washington did not get … Read More

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North Korea considering suspending nuclear talks with US: TASS

03 March, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said on Friday, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. North Korea has no intention to yield to U.S. demands or engage in negotiations of this kind, Choe told a press conference in the North Korean … Read More

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Trump open to third summit with North Korean leader Kim: adviser

03 March, 2019 10:57 am 10:57 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place, Trump’s national security adviser said on Sunday. Speaking on ABC, John Bolton said the United States has no illusions about North Korea’s capabilities, … Read More

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North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons: Trump

03 March, 2019 9:13 am 9:13 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises. “North Korea has an incredible, brilliant economic future if they make a deal, but they … Read More