29 June 2017
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11/05/2017 08:57

Malaysia football chief in North Korea poison warning

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Malaysia's football chief on Thursday said he was worried about players being deliberately poisoned if their controversial Asian Cup qualifier goes ahead in North Korea's Pyongyang.

08/05/2017 07:23

College confirms North Korea detains another US citizen

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A foreign-funded university in North Korea confirmed Monday the arrest of a US citizen -- the second linked to the school held in two weeks amid tensions on the peninsula.

05/05/2017 10:05

North Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

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North Korea on Friday accused the CIA of plotting with South Korea to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un, amid soaring tensions in the flashpoint region.

05/05/2017 08:33

China, Japan, South Korea to jointly combat financial instability

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East Asia's three biggest economies vowed Friday to work together to help prevent market instability as tensions run high over Pyongyang's weapons programmes.

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 12:56

US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan «in days»: Pence

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The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts.

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 12:46

US tries to clear waters after North Korea «armada» confusion

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The Trump administration on Wednesday tried to clear the waters after it gave confusing messages concerning the whereabouts of a US supercarrier that supposedly was steaming toward North Korea last week.

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 05:24

Japan could rescue nationals in Korean crisis: defence chief

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Japan will prepare to send troops to the Korean peninsula to protect its nationals there if a crisis requires their evacuation, its defence chief reportedly said Tuesday.

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.

18/04/2017 05:18

Pyongyang should not «test Trump's resolve»: VP Pence

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US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea Monday not to test Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that «all options are on the table» in curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

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.

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