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Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

New York - European members of the UN Security Council called Tuesday for the strict enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea, after a closed door meeting prompted by Pyongyang's latest missile test.

North Korea warns against Security Council meeting on missile tests

New York - North Korea warned Monday it would not "sit idle" if any attempt is made at the UN Security Council to raise the subject of its "self-defensive measures," an apparent reference to its recent missile tests.

North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies

Seoul - North Korea said Sunday it has "no intention" to continue nuclear talks unless the United States takes steps to end hostilities, a day after negotiations in Sweden broke down.

North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies

Seoul - North Korea said Sunday it has "no desire" to continue nuclear talks unless the United States takes steps to end hostilities, a day after negotiations in Sweden broke down.

Xi and Kim hail 'immortal' China-North Korea relationship

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to promote a "long-term, sound and stable" relationship with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday, as the two countries mark 70 years of diplomatic relations.

Security Council expected to hold talks on N.Korea test

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to hold-closed door talks Friday on North Korea's test of a sea-launched missile, diplomats said, at the request of European powers who are pushing for the world body to keep up the pressure on Pyongyang.

Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea's test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead regardless.

North Korea says to hold nuclear talks with US on Saturday

Seoul - North Korea and the United States will hold working-level nuclear talks on Saturday, Pyongyang said, signalling the resumption of dialogue that has been effectively stalled since the collapse of a summit in February.

N.Korea says to hold nuclear talks with US on Saturday

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday said it will hold working-level nuclear talks with the US on Saturday, signalling the resumption of much-anticipated negotiations after the collapse of a summit in February.

Unleashed from Trump, Bolton says N.Korea still seeks nukes

Washington - John Bolton warned Monday that North Korea had not truly chosen to give up nuclear weapons in the hawk's first public appearance since he left as President Donald Trump's national security advisor.

N.Korea doubts prospects for future summit with US

Seoul - US aggression and an obsession with disarmament mean another summit between Washington and Pyongyang is looking doubtful, North Korea said on Friday, even as it praised US President Donald Trump as "bold" and "wise".

Top Venezuelan govt. official in N.Korea: state media

Seoul - The right-hand man of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is in North Korea leading a "high-level delegation", state media in the North said Thursday, as both nations grapple with economic pressures from international sanctions.

S.Korean leader proposes peace zone buffering North

New York - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed that the United Nations create an "international peace zone" to replace the peninsula's divide, saying the idea would both reassure the North and inspire the world.

S.Korean leader proposes peace zone bordering North

New York - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed that the United Nations create an "international peace zone" to replace the peninsula's divide, saying the idea would both reassure the North and inspire the world.

Top N. Korea negotiator praises Trump's 'new method' suggestion

Seoul - North Korea's chief negotiator in talks with the United States welcomed Donald Trump's suggestion of trying a "new method" in negotiations, and hailed the exit of his hawkish national security advisor.

Giant construction project takes shape in remote North Korea

Longgang - Like a scene from an epic film, thousands of workers swarm over the building sites of Samjiyon, a monumental construction project in the far reaches of North Korea ordered by leader Kim Jong Un.

Among the believers in North Korea's 'holy land'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's father and predecessor is said to have been born in a simple wooden hut on the slopes of a sacred mountain, and guide Kim Un Sim has no doubts: "Welcome to our holy land.

Trump says 'probably not' right time to visit Pyongyang

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday that it is "probably not" the right time for him to visit North Korea but he could see doing so sometime in the future.

N. Korea demands security guarantees for nuclear talks

Seoul - North Korea on Monday demanded the United States provide security guarantees as a precondition to resuming deadlocked nuclear talks, dampening hopes for progress at a working-level dialogue expected in the coming weeks.

US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive cyber-attacks on infrastructure.

China urges US to 'make efforts' on North Korea

Bejing - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the United States on Thursday to make efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, warning that applying "maximum pressure" would never work.

N. Korea fires 'projectiles' after offering talks with US

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles toward the sea, South Korea's military said, hours after Pyongyang said it is willing to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September.

US says NKorea blocking resumption of nuclear talks

Washington - North Korea must stop blocking nuclear talks with the United States before it is too late, the US special envoy to that country said amid a stalemate in the negotiations.

Ex N.Korea prisoner says he was CIA spy: German media

Berlin - A former prisoner in North Korea has told German media that he used to spy for the CIA, seeking out nuclear secrets and taking pictures with a concealed wristwatch camera.

N. Korea pursues nuclear weapons programme, evades sanctions: UN

Seoul - North Korea is pressing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme while evading sanctions, a United Nations report said, following a series of recent test-launches that have been downplayed by US President Donald Trump.

'Defecting' North Korean waitresses abducted to South: lawyers

Seoul - A group of North Korean waitresses who "defected" to Seoul in 2016 were actually abducted by the South, a fact-finding team of international lawyers has concluded after a visit to Pyongyang.

North Korean defector mothers struggle in South

Seoul - When Lim reached South Korea, she thought she had left behind the miseries of poverty and an unwanted marriage for a better life with her daughter.

China backs N. Korea amid deadlocked nuclear talks

Seoul - China reasserted its backing for North Korea on Tuesday as its foreign minister visited Pyongyang, vowing to maintain "close communication" with its longstanding ally in the face of deadlocked nuclear talks with Washington.

N. Korea hits out at Pompeo, warns hopes for US talks 'disappearing'

Seoul - North Korea Saturday lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments on Pyongyang's "rogue behaviour" and warned its expectations for nuclear talks with Washington are "gradually disappearing".

N. Korea solidifies Kim Jong Un's 'monolithic' power

Seoul - North Korea has elevated leader Kim Jong Un to a status approaching his grandfather, the country's founder Kim Il Sung, analysts said Friday after Pyongyang revised its constitution to reinforce his authority.
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