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Troops, cameras, radiation: China preps for N. Korea crisis

Dandong - China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis.

Tillerson says Russia helps North Korea get fuel

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that Russia is helping North Korea evade some of the sanctions imposed on it to force it to halt its nuclear missile program.

Trump says Russia undermining N.Korea sanctions

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Russia of undermining international sanctions against North Korea and weakening efforts to curb Kim Jong-Un's nuclear weapons program.

US and allies commit to ending North Korea sanctions busting

Vancouver - The United States and its allies on Tuesday vowed tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions busting, including naval security operations to prevent maritime smuggling.

US takes tough stance at allies' North Korea talks

Vancouver - The United States urged an escalation in pressure on North Korea over its nuclear missile program Tuesday, despite a more cautious tone from key US ally South Korea.

US friends meet on N.Korea but China absence looms

Vancouver - Allied world powers met Tuesday for crisis talks on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, but without key player China, there seemed little chance of a breakthrough.

N. Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump's tweeted message that he has a bigger nuclear button than its leader Kim Jong-Un as the "spasm of a lunatic" and the "bark of a rabid dog".

Pope 'afraid' world is 'one accident' from nuclear war

Pope Francis said Monday that the world stood on the "edge" of nuclear war and admitted the situation terrified him.

Russia's Lavrov lashes out at US at annual press conference

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov repeatedly attacked the US at his annual press conference Monday, accusing Washington of issuing ultimatums and failing to recognise "the reality of the emerging multipolar world".

Two Koreas in fresh talks on Winter Olympics

Seoul - North and South Korea began talks Monday on appearances by performers from Pyongyang's state-run artistic troupes at next month's Winter Olympics in the South, after the North agreed to attend the Games.

Trump pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

Washington - US President Donald Trump pushed back at a report that he had suggested he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, saying he had been misquoted.

N. Korea steps up tunnelling at nuclear test site: monitor

Seoul - North Korea has stepped up tunnelling at its main nuclear test site, a US think tank said, even as tensions cool on the peninsula following the resumption of long-stalled inter-Korean dialogue.

Trump cryptic about contacts with NKorea's Kim

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested he could have a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, but refused to say if the two had spoken.

US to suggest intercepting North Korea ships to allies

Washington - The United States will use a major meeting of allies next week to discuss the idea of stopping and inspecting suspect ships bound for North Korea, a senior official said Thursday.

Trump's 'madman' rhetoric may have scared N. Korea to talks: analysts

Seoul - US President Donald Trump's notoriously threatening rhetoric towards nuclear-armed North Korea -- which has drawn comparisons with Richard Nixon's "madman theory" of diplomacy -- may deserve some credit for bringing Pyongyang to talks, analysts have sa...

Trump open to talks between US and N. Korea

Washington - President Donald Trump is open to talks between the United States and North Korea, while remaining determined to apply "maximum pressure" over Pyongyang's nuclear program, the White House said Wednesday.

US ready to talk to N. Korea at right time: Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Wednesday the United States is open to talks with North Korea "at appropriate times" if Pyongyang agrees.

Olympic deal will do little to disarm N. Korea: analysts

Seoul - An agreement for North Korea to send athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South signals a step change in relations, analysts say, but will do little to curb Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities.

S. Korea's Moon willing to hold summit with Kim Jong-Un

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday he would be willing to sit down with the nuclear-armed North's leader Kim Jong-Un, as the international community welcomed an agreement for Pyongyang to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the S...

S. Korea's Moon: denuclearisation is path to peace

Seoul - Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is "the path to peace and our goal", South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday, a day after the North agreed to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in his country.

Some N.Korean businesses defy China shutdown order

Dandong - Some North Korean businesses in China had closed their doors on Tuesday but others remained open, despite Beijing's deadline to shut down under UN sanctions intended to strip the regime of cash.

Warm smiles on cold frontier

Seoul - North and South Korean officials exchanged warm greetings amid light flakes of snow on the world's last Cold War frontier Tuesday, in contrast from previous frosty gatherings.

Seven decades of tensions between the two Koreas

Seoul - North and South Korea held their first talks for two years Tuesday, stirring hopes of a tentative rapprochement between the bitterly divided neighbours.

Panmunjom, where Korean soldiers and negotiators meet

Seoul - Among a row of sky-blue huts straddling the border between North and South Korea, soldiers from both sides face off against each other on the world's last Cold War frontier.

North Korea says will attend Olympics in rival South

Seoul - North Korea said it was willing to send athletes and a high-level delegation to the forthcoming Winter Olympics in the South on Tuesday as the rivals held their first official talks in more than two years after high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear we...

Koreas set for first official talks in two years

Seoul - A high-level South Korean delegation left Tuesday for rare talks with North Korea after months of tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons programme, with Seoul's chief delegate vowing to work towards improving long-strained ties.

Seoul seeks to put family reunions on N. Korea talks agenda

Seoul - South Korea will seek discussions on resuming reunions of separated families at this week's inter-Korean talks, Seoul's top delegate said Monday, as the North trumpeted the importance of achieving reunification.

'Big family' but divided: North and South Koreans in China

Shenyang - While North and South Korean officials hold rare talks this week, in a bustling Korea town in northeast China the rival communities have little to say to each other.

Seoul seeks to put family reunions on N. Korea talks agenda

Seoul - South Korea will seek discussions on resuming reunions of separated families at this week's inter-Korean talks, Seoul's top delegate said Monday, as the North trumpeted the importance of achieving reunification.

NKorea must stop nuke testing before any talks with US: Haley

Washington - North Korea must stop conducting nuclear tests before the United States would enter into any talks with the isolated Pyongyang regime, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday."They have to stop testing.
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