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US votes for Russia, Iran and N Korea sanctions

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly for new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The vote goes against President Donald Trump’s wishes. Members backed the measure by a margin of 388-2, with support from both Republicans and...
Johnson tells Japan: We're with you on N Korea

Johnson tells Japan: We're with you on N Korea

Britain stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to end North Korea’s “reckless” missile programme, Boris Johnson has said. The Foreign Secretary, speaking in Tokyo, also called on China to help bring the country back to the...
N Korea 'executes rice thieves at schools'

N Korea 'executes rice thieves at schools'

North Korea carries out public executions on people found guilty of stealing rice and corn, organising prostitution and gang fighting, according to a report. Stealing electric cables and distributing South Korean media are also crimes which carry the death sentence,...
North Korea may have more plutonium

North Korea may have more plutonium

Thermal images of North Korea’s main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought. The analysis by 38 North, a Washington-based North Korean monitoring project, is based on satellite images of the radiochemical...
US to renegotiate Korea trade deal

US to renegotiate Korea trade deal

US to renegotiate Korea trade deal 12 July 2017 From the section Business Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption South Korea President Moon Jae-in visited Washington last month The United States on Wednesday told South Korea it wants to renegotiate a 2012 free trade...
North Korea warns US over practice bomb run

North Korea warns US over practice bomb run

North Korea has accused Washington of pushing the peninsula to the “tipping point” of nuclear war after a practice bombing run by two US planes. Pyongyang branded the drill a “dangerous military provocation” in a region it dubbed the...

US 'prepared' to use force against N Korea

The US is prepared to use force to prevent North Korea from becoming a nuclear-armed state, the US ambassador to the UN says. Speaking at an emergency UN Security Council meeting, ambassador Nikki Haley warned North Korea’s regular missile launches were...

Trump tweet berates China over N Korea trade

President Donald Trump has hit out at China, accusing the country of having a booming trade relationship with North Korea. In a widely shared tweet, the President wrote: “Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China...
What the North Korea missile video tells us

What the North Korea missile video tells us

The video released of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile appears to confirm it is the previously unseen Hwasong-14. The cone-shaped nose is the re-entry vehicle, which houses the guidance system. This remains one of the most complex areas of ICBM...
Trump's five options for dealing with N Korea

Trump's five options for dealing with N Korea

It “won’t happen”, he tweeted. It appears that Donald Trump’s certainty that North Korea would not test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US was wrong. The threat has been brought to the US homeland –...
US seeks urgent UN talks on N Korea missile launch

US seeks urgent UN talks on N Korea missile launch

The US has requested an urgent closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea’s latest missile launch. North Korea said it has successfully test-fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which analysts said could reach Alaska. A...
North Korea hails 'successful ICBM' test

North Korea hails 'successful ICBM' test

North Korea hails ‘successful ICBM’ test 4 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption Japanese television networks heavily covered the missile launch on Tuesday North Korea says it has successfully tested a long-range...

North Korea claims first ICBM missile launch

North Korea claims to have successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile – contradicting US and South Korean officials who earlier said it was an intermediate-range missile. The latest in a series of missile launches in recent months appears...

N Korea test fires another 'ballistic missile'

North Korea has launched another ballistic missile, accoring to South Korea’s military. The launch is believed to have taken place from North Korea’s North Phyongan province. It is the latest in a series of test firings as Pyongyang attempts to build a...
Trump declares end to 'patience' with N Korea

Trump declares end to 'patience' with N Korea

Donald Trump has declared the end to an “era of strategic patience” with North Korea as he vowed to defend the US and its allies against Pyongyang. Appearing in the White House Rose Garden with South Korea’s leader Moon Jae-in, the US President...
North Korea threatens South's ex-president

North Korea threatens South's ex-president

North Korea has threatened to “impose the death penalty” on the South’s former president after claiming Park Geun-Hye was involved in a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un. Park had “pushed forward” a plan by Seoul’s intelligence...

North Korea says Donald Trump is like Hitler

North Korea has ripped into Donald Trump, likening him to Adolf Hitler – a week after calling the US President a “lunatic”. Tensions have been escalating between the two nations following the death of US student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested in...
North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South 26 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018 North Korea has rejected an offer from the South to form a unified team for next year’s Winter...
North Korea denies torturing US student

North Korea denies torturing US student

North Korea has denied torturing a US student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. The response, published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), was Pyongyang’s first reaction to the death of Otto...
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