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North Korea, Kim, unveil, 'new path', New Year, speech, US, deadline

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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US ready to deal with any North Korean ‘Christmas gift’, says T...

12 December, 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am

PALM BEACH . (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift,” saying the United States would “deal with it very successfully,” amid US concerns that Pyongyang might be preparing a long-range missile test. China, North Korea’s most important backer, meanwhile, urged Washington to take “concrete steps” … Read More


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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

12 December, 2019 11:51 am 11:51 am

CHENGDU (Reuters) – China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China. North Korea has set a year-end deadline for the United States to change what it … Read More


North Korea, warns, U.S, pay dearly, human rights criticism

North Korea warns U.S. could ‘pay dearly’ for human rights crit...

12 December, 2019 11:15 am 11:15 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea lashed back at the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday, saying Washington’s “malicious words” would only aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state news agency KCNA reported. The KCNA statement, attributed to a foreign ministry spokesperson, warned that if the United States dared to … Read More


China, Russia, propose, lifting, UN sanctions, North Korea

China, Russia propose lifting some UN sanctions on North Korea

12 December, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China and Russia on Monday proposed the UN Security Council lift a ban on North Korea exporting statues, seafood and textiles, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters, in a move Russia said is aimed at encouraging talks between Washington and Pyongyang. The draft also called for a ban to … Read More


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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


Trump, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, major, test

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


North Korea, US, South Korea, new, solutions, conflict

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