30 April 2017
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25/04/2017 23:21

US missile defence equipment reaches South Korea site

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US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea, amid heightened tensions over the North's...

25/04/2017 09:35

North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

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Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

24/04/2017 19:16

Trump: UN should consider «stronger sanctions» on North Korea

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The UN Security Council must be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, US President Donald Trump said Monday, calling the status quo «unacceptable.»

24/04/2017 12:16

American's detention an act of «flailing» North Korea leader: Haley

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called the detention of a US citizen by North Korea a display of muscle-flexing by the country's «flailing» leader.

24/04/2017 09:11

Xi urges «restraint» over North Korea as US carrier approaches

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urged «restraint» over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula.

23/04/2017 08:01

Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

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Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it...

22/04/2017 06:51

New actor Trump heightens North Korea drama: analysts

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Geopolitical tensions flare every spring on the Korean peninsula, but analysts say the anxiety of recent weeks has been magnified by the unpredictable new player in the annual drama: Donald Trump.

21/04/2017 12:21

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

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The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its «highly destabilizing behavior.»

21/04/2017 06:23

Next South Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts

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When South Korea fills a presidential vacuum next month, analysts say the first order of business for its new leader will be to tame Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards the nuclear-armed North.

20/04/2017 12:51

Russia blocks UN condemnation of North Korea missile test

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Russia on Wednesday blocked UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement put forward by the United States, diplomats said.

20/04/2017 09:46

Pence vows «overwhelming» response to North Korea

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The United States will counter any North Korean attack with an «overwhelming and effective» response, Vice President Mike Pence vowed Wednesday, as he stood on the deck of a massive American aircraft carrier docked in Japan.

20/04/2017 09:43

Kim family values on show at North Korea parade

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Before tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians marched before him, along with some of the most fearsome weapons at his command, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his audience were shown portraits of his grandfather and father.

19/04/2017 06:41

US again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

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After a few days of saber-rattling, US President Donald Trump's administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang.

19/04/2017 06:34

Trump's threatened «armada» still far from North Korea: official

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An aircraft carrier the US Navy said was steaming toward the Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions has not yet departed, a US defense official acknowledged Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:56

Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

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US President Donald Trump praised China for its help in pressuring North Korea, while defending his softening stance on trade and other issues with the Asian giant, in an interview that aired Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:29

Australia urges China to rein in «reckless» North Korea

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China has an obligation to use its «enormous leverage» to bring nuclear-armed North Korea back from the brink, Australia's prime minister said Tuesday, toughening Canberra's position on the escalating crisis.

19/04/2017 01:58

US, China working «closely» on North Korea: Mattis

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The United States and China are working «closely» together over North Korea, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, two days after a new missile test by Pyongyang.

18/04/2017 06:22

Analysts try to identify North Korean failed missile type

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The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday.

18/04/2017 06:13

Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm security ties as North Korea tensions rise

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US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Tokyo on Tuesday bringing a renewed commitment to Japan's security amid a growing threat from a nuclear armed North Korea.

18/04/2017 05:52

Trump to North Korean leader: «Got to behave»

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US President Donald Trump took a moment at the White House Easter egg roll Monday to deliver a terse message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: «Got to behave»

18/04/2017 05:41

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

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Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of «strategic patience» with Pyongyang was over.

17/04/2017 06:28

US VP Pence warns North Korea «all options are on the table» in DMZ visit

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US Vice President Mike Pence used a visit to the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas Monday to declare «all options are on the table» in dealing with Pyongyang, the day after the North's latest failed missile test.

17/04/2017 06:07

North Korea behavior «can't continue», says US security adviser McMaster

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An international consensus that includes China has now emerged that North Korea's «threatening behavior» cannot go on, the US national security adviser said Sunday.

17/04/2017 05:46

Peace along the border despite North Korean threats

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One soldier enjoys a cigarette, another sits reading quietly on the riverbank: seen from the Chinese side of the border, North Korea's army does not appear to be on a war footing despite all the bellicose language.

16/04/2017 06:46

US military confirms apparent failed North Korea missile test

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The US Defense Department confirmed on Saturday that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile, and said the launch failed «almost immediately.»

16/04/2017 06:33

North Korea missile test fails after showcase parade

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A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic...

16/04/2017 06:27

Britain urges North Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state brandished its military might.

16/04/2017 06:22

VP Pence jets into Seoul with Korea tensions high

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Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Seoul Sunday, flying into a geopolitical maelstrom amid a possible North Korean nuclear test and harsh US warnings about a military response.

15/04/2017 13:30

North Korea puts «new ICBM» on show, say analysts

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North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said.

15/04/2017 11:12

China seeks Russia's help to «cool» North Korea situation

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China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea.

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