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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 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…]

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

Published 07/08/2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon. [more…]

North Korean defector was chief minder in London embassy

North Korean defector was chief minder in London embassy

Published 03/02/2017

Thae Yong Ho, North Korea¡¯s former deputy ambassador in London who defected to the South, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Besides being the deputy ambassador, North Korea's number two diplomat in London was the man appointed to spy on embassy colleagues and report signs of disloyalty to the feared secret police.

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North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time: South Korea

North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time: South Korea

Published 12/09/2016

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives a speech at the 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 29, 2016. KCNA/ via REUTERS

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