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North Korea resumes insults of erratic old man Trump

12 December, 2019 11:44 pm 11:44 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – Satellite imagery indicated on Monday that North Korea had tested a rocket engine, and a senior Pyongyang official called Donald Trump a “heedless and erratic old man”, resuming insults of the US president that had been set aside during a thaw. The statement carried in state media KCNA by Kim Yong Chol, … Read More

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Trump says Kim Jong Un risks losing ‘everything’ after North Ko...

12 December, 2019 11:43 am 11:43 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing “everything” if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearise, after the North said it had carried out a “successful test of great significance.” “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to … Read More

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Trump, South Korea’s Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North...

12 December, 2019 11:54 am 11:54 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning patience with stalled nuclear talks. The two leaders agreed that the situation has become “severe” and that “dialogue momentum should … Read More

North Korea, US, decide, 'Christmas gift', wants, KCNA

North Korea says up to US to decide what ‘Christmas gift’ it wa...

12 December, 2019 1:47 pm 1:47 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday the United States was trying to drag out denuclearisation talks ahead of the US presidential election next year and issued a veiled threat to Washington to soften its demands, state media reported. Ri Thae Song, North Korea’s vice foreign minister in charge of US affairs, accused Washington … Read More

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North Korea test fires rockets in Thanksgiving reminder of year-end deadlin...

11 November, 2019 9:32 am 9:32 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers, South Korea’s military said. The test-firing came as the clock ticks down on the … Read More

North Korea warns of retaliation against US-South Korea military drills

11 November, 2019 8:13 pm 8:13 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea, ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a year-end North Korean deadline for US flexibility approaches. The statement came even though Washington said last week that the joint aerial exercise … Read More

North Korea, US could resume talks in mid-November: South Korean MP

11 November, 2019 2:30 pm 2:30 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress before a year-end deadline set by the North, a member of South Korea’s parliament said on Monday. North Korean and US officials met last month in Stockholm, for the first time since … Read More

North Korea launches two suspected missiles after warnings to Washington

10 October, 2019 11:14 pm 11:14 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearisation talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since one … Read More

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North Korea says US, South Korea must present new solutions for conflict

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

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said on Monday, warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences. The remarks add to recent comments from Pyongyang expressing discontent at the lack of … Read More

'Defiant message', North Korea, Kim, rides, white horse, sacred, mountain

‘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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North Korea breaks off nuclear talks with US in Sweden

10 October, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – North Korea’s top negotiator said that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate. The North’s chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, who spent much of the day in talks with an American delegation, cast the blame … Read More

North Korea blastic missile tested new submarine

North Korea says it successfully tested new submarine-launched ballistic mi...

10 October, 2019 3:14 pm 3:14 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defence, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. The launch on Wednesday was the most provocative by North Korea since it resumed dialogue with the United … Read More

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North Korea fires possible submarine-launched ballistic missile: South Kore...

10 October, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – North Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear programme. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch of … Read More


Trump declines to comment on report Kim invited him to North Korea

09 September, 2019 4:10 am 4:10 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Monday declined to comment on a newspaper report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to visit Pyongyang, saying conditions were not ready yet for such a visit. “The relationship is very good but I don’t want to comment on that,” Trump told reporters … Read More

US imposes sanctions on N Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

09 September, 2019 2:07 am 2:07 am

WASHINGTON – The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive cyber-attacks on infrastructure. The Treasury said the three groups — dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel — were behind major thefts from financial … Read More