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North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile: South Korean Military

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SEOUL – The South Korean military said North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. The Associated Press reported Thursday. The projectile was fired at 4.30 pm (local time) from a location in North Korea’s northwest toward the east, the South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said in a statement, according …

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North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Projectiles’ in the East Sea

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PYONGYANG – North Korea fired several unidentified short-range projectiles on the sea off its east coast, South Korean chiefs of staff said, likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at diplomatic talks blocked with Washington aimed at providing coveted sanctions relief for nuclear disarmament, Al-Jazeera reported Saturday. The South Korean military …

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North Korean Leader Arrives in Russia

North Korean leader arrives in Russia for summit with Putin

PYONGYANG – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia by train on Wednesday, on the eve of his long-awaited summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid a stalemate in his nuclear program, “Associated Press” reported Wednesday. Kim, dressed in a black coat and fedora, met Russian officials at …

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Kim Jong Un Woos Vladimir Putin as North Korean Laborers Toil in Russia

Kim Jong Un woos Vladimir Putin as North Korean laborers toil in Russia

SEOUL – While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wines and dines with Vladimir Putin in Russia this week, around 10,000 of his citizens will be labouring around the country to earn money for his government, “AFP” said Tuesday. Analysts say Kim is looking to strengthen economic links with Moscow …

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North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal from US Nuclear Talks

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PYONGYANG – North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear program, hours after the isolated state claimed to have tested a new kind of weapon, Times Malta reported on Thursday. Describing Pompeo as “reckless” and immature, the foreign …

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Kim Says He Must Take Blame on Those Who Impose Sanctions: KCNA

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SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean chief of diplomacy Kim Jong Un said his country was going to strike a blow to those who impose sanctions by making sure its economy is more autonomous, Reuters reported Thursday quoting Korean news agencies. It was Kim’s first time exposing North Korea’s stance …

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North Korea Withdraws from Its Shared Functions with South After Failure of the US Talks

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SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has abruptly withdrawn staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in the north of the country, officials said in Seoul, AFP reported Friday. This development will likely put a break on the links between the Koreans and complicate global diplomacy on the nuclear weapons program …

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North Korea May Suspend Nuclear Talks with ‘Gangster-Like’ US: Diplomat

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SEOUL – North Korea plans to suspend negotiations with the United States and may rethink the ban on missiles and nuclear tests, unless Washington makes concessions, a statement in the northern capital told reporters, Reuters reported Friday. According to Tass News Agency, Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui accused senior …

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N. Korea May Be Preparing A Missile or Space Launch: NPR

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PYONGYANG – North Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR reported Saturday, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang. NPR said the images of Sanumdong, one of the facilities that produce inter-continental ballistic missiles and space rockets, were taken …

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Moon Changes North Korean Minister After Collapse of Negotiations

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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday named the architect of the Kaesong Industrial Complex as the new minister of North Korean affairs, saying he would continue to advocate for inter-Korean projects despite the failure of negotiations denuclearization between the United States and North Korea, Asian …

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