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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

min Park and Jack Kim

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