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South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

Published 20/11/2017

A flag is pictured outside the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva, Switzerland, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct [more…]

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Published 14/11/2017

The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing. [more…]

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

Published 06/11/2017

A Saudi-led military coalition said it will temporarily close all air, land and sea ports to Yemen to stem the flow of arms to Houthi rebels from Iran, said a statement on Monday on state news agency SPA. [more…]

U.S., South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease `irresponsible` provocations

U.S., South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease `irresponsible` provocations

Published 30/10/2017

Senior defense officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan held trilateral talks and urged North Korea to walk away from its "destructive and reckless path" of weapons development, the U.S. military said in a statement. [more…]

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

Published 30/10/2017

South Korea's foreign ministry said Lee Do-hoon, its representative for six-party nuclear talks, and his Chinese counterpart, Kong Xuanyou, will meet in Beijing on Tuesday. [more…]

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

Published 27/10/2017

North Korea said it will release a South Korean fishing boat on Friday after it was found illegally in North Korean waters, state media reported, as the U.S. defense secretary visited the heavily militarized border dividing the Korean peninsula. [more…]

North Korea`s `princess` now one of the secretive state`s top policy makers

North Korea`s `princess` now one of the secretive state`s top policy makers

Published 09/10/2017

The promotion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 28-year-old sister to the country's top decision-making body is a sign he is strengthening his position by drawing his most important people closer to the center of power, experts and officials say. [more…]

Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister

Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister

Published 09/10/2017

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons were a "powerful deterrent" that guaranteed its sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said "only one thing will work" in dealing with the isolated country. [more…]

Trump says `only one thing will work` with North Korea

Trump says `only one thing will work` with North Korea

Published 08/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said "only one thing will work" in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results. [more…]

Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally

Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally

Published 25/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally. [more…]