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Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

Shanghai - A senior Chinese envoy discussed regional concerns with officials in Pyongyang on Saturday, North Korean state media said, as the US presses China to help ease the standoff over the North's nuclear weapons.

China envoy in N. Korea visit, Trump hails 'big move'

Bejing - A top Chinese envoy landed in North Korea on Friday in a trip hailed as a "big move" by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally.

Three of 12 missing N. Korean fishermen found dead: Japan

Toukyo - Three of 12 North Korean fishermen missing after their boat capsized in high seas were found dead on Friday, Japan's coastguard said, adding that four separate bodies were found in another overturned vessel nearby.

China sends envoy to N. Korea, Trump hails 'big move'

Bejing - China dispatched a special envoy to North Korea on Friday, a trip hailed as a "big move" by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally.

Trump says Chinese envoy to N. Korea 'a big move'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised China's decision to send a special envoy to its wayward ally North Korea days after he had pressed Beijing to do more to curb Pyongyang's nuclear threats.

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

Singapore - Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday.

Japan searches for 12 missing N. Korean fishermen

Toukyo - Japan's coastguard said Thursday it was searching for 12 North Korean fishermen missing after their boat capsized in high seas.Three of the crew have already been rescued and returned to North Korea in line with their wishes, the coastguard said.

North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites

Seoul - A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday.

Trump defends Asia trip, vows 'maximum pressure' on N.Korea

Washington - US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip and vowed a global campaign of "maximum pressure" on North Korea Wednesday, warning Pyongyang will not subject the world to "nuclear blackmail.

N. Korea defector in serious condition from gunshot wounds

Seoul - A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while fleeing to the South in a rare and dramatic defection has had a second round of surgery but remains in a serious condition, his doctor said Wednesday.

N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

Seoul - North Korea's state media on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border.

China to send envoy to North Korea

Bejing - China will send a special envoy to North Korea this week, the government said Wednesday, days after US President Donald Trump pressed Beijing to do more to curb North Korea's nuclear threats.

US says North Korean malware lurking in computer networks

Washington - US authorities said Tuesday malware developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organizations.

UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve

New York - UN member states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger.

N. Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

Seoul - A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets.

N. Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

Seoul - A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets.

North Korea at UN warns US carriers are fueling tensions

New York - North Korea warned at the United Nations Monday that the deployment of three US aircraft carriers in joint navy drills with South Korea was fueling tensions that could lead to nuclear war.

N. Korean soldier shot while defecting to S. Korea

Seoul - A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side Monday while defecting to South Korea at the border truce village of Panmunjom, the South's military said.

'Old' Trump takes dig at 'short and fat' Kim Jong-Un

Hanoi - US President Donald Trump took his verbal jousting with Kim Jong-Un to a new level Sunday, taunting the North Korean leader over his height and weight before musing over the idea of them eventually becoming friends.

N. Korea brands Trump a 'warmonger' as his Asia tour moves to Hanoi

North Korea lashed out Saturday at Donald Trump's "warmonger's" tour of Asia as the US president landed in Hanoi on the latest leg of a five-nation regional visit to drum up support against Pyongyang's nuclear weapons build-up.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

Seoul - Three US aircraft carriers, accompanied by South Korean warships, launched a joint naval drill Saturday in a fresh show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have dominated US President Donald Trump's ongoing tour of Asia.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

Seoul - South Korean warships joined three US aircraft carriers Saturday in an unusually strong display of naval force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a focus of US President Donald Trump's ongoing tour of Asia.

Trump says Asia held hostage by N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Danang - US President Donald Trump on Friday said the Asia-Pacific region was being held hostage by the "twisted fantasies" of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, as he called on countries to stand united against Pyongyang.

S. Korea to join three US aircraft carriers in drills

Seoul - South Korean warships will take part in upcoming joint drills involving three US aircraft carriers in a fresh show of force against North Korea, a Seoul military official said Friday.

US carriers in rare Pacific op amid N. Korea tensions

Toukyo - Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday, as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever pitch.

US expected to name North Korea terror sponsor

Washington - It will have to wait until President Donald Trump has finished his tour of Asian capitals, but the United States is expected to return North Korea to its list of state sponsors on terror.

Trump to decide on North Korea terror list after Asia trip

Bejing - US President Donald Trump will decide whether to re-designate North Korea as a "state sponsor of terrorism" at the end of his tour of Asia next week, the White House said Wednesday.The designation was lifted by then-president George W. Bush in 2008.

Trump in China for talks on North Korea's 'cruel dictatorship'

Bejing - Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as the US president began the crucial leg of an Asian trip intended to build a global front against North Korea's nuclear threats.

Trump offers N. Korea 'a path towards a much better future'

Seoul - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un what he called "a path towards a much better future" as tensions soar over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

Trump aborts surprise visit to Korean DMZ

Seoul - US President Donald Trump abandoned a surprise visit to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas on Wednesday because of bad weather, leaving him "pretty frustrated" according to the White House.
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