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Trump: US has conceded 'nothing' to N.Korea

Washington - President Donald Trump asserted Sunday that North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" and a halt to testing while the United States had so far conceded "nothing" in return.

North Korea refugees find new pressures in South

Seoul - When elite North Korean soldier Joo Seung-hyeon made his way through the Demilitarized Zone, avoiding minefields and watchtowers to defect to the South, he thought he was going to a prosperous new life.The reality was more complicated than that.

Empty promises? N.Korea watchers greet Kim move with skepticism

Washington - Pyongyang's announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim Jong Un's true intentions -- and the extent to which US President Donald Trump deserves credit.

N. Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.

Key steps in North Korea's weapons development

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that Pyongyang would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, five months after its last ICBM launch amid a rapid diplomatic thaw.

North Korea's nuclear declaration: what it does and does not mean

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to the nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests that sent tensions soaring on the peninsula, in the region, and beyond.

'Treasured sword': What Kim said about N. Korea's nukes

Seoul - Kim Jong Un has halted North Korea's nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches, as diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula gather pace.

N. Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.

Syria strikes also sent message to N.Korea: Japan DefMin

Washington - The US-led air strikes against the Syrian regime also sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of talks with President Donald Trump, Japan's defense minister said Friday.

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders

Seoul - The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders: Seoul

Seoul - The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, Seoul's presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.

US, Russian nuclear shift as dangerous as NKorean threat: campaigners

Geneva - A recent shift in nuclear weapons policies in the United States and Russia, involving upgrades, modernisation and growing arsenals is as dangerous as North Korea's nuclear threat, campaigners warned Thursday.

S. Korea's Moon: a peace treaty 'must be pursued'

Seoul - A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War "must be pursued", South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit next week with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North.

Truce village or European capital? Possible Trump-Kim summit venues

Seoul - US President Donald Trump says that five locations are under consideration for his expected meeting with Kim Jong Un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea.

Q&A: Japanese abducted by North Korea

Apo - The recent whirlwind of diplomacy over North Korea has sparked hopes in Japan of a breakthrough in the painful decades-long issue of citizens kidnapped by Pyongyang.

New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.

Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace'

Palm Beach - US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits.

Trump says hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

Palm Beach - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped his improbable summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un would go ahead -- but warned he was not afraid to walk away if the meeting appears unlikely to be "fruitful.

Seoul to seek deal on formally ending war with N. Korea

Seoul - South Korea is seeking to open discussions about formally declaring an end to the war with the nuclear-armed North at a rare inter-Korean summit next week, officials said Wednesday.

American visitors to North Korea: a history

Seoul - High-profile visits to reclusive North Korea are rare, but over the years it has hosted a handful of top US officials as well as the occasional religious leader and sporting star.

Trump gives 'blessing' to Korea peace treaty talks

Palm Beach - US President Donald Trump gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the war on the Korean peninsula Tuesday, setting the stage for a major diplomatic breakthrough at a series of upcoming summits.

China's ZTE halts share trading following US export ban

Bejing - Chinese telecom giant ZTE halted trading of its shares in Hong Kong and Shenzhen Tuesday following a US ban on its purchase of sensitive technology, which drew a pledge by China to "safeguard" its companies if necessary.

N. Korea's muted response on Syria strikes speaks volumes

Pyongyang - A day after US, French and British missiles slammed into suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria, authorities in North Korea -- its longstanding friend -- held dances in the street to celebrate founder Kim Il Sung's birthday.

South Korean actress once kidnapped by North dies at 91

Seoul - A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of late leader Kim Jong-Il in a Cold War-style intrigue and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family says.

South Korean actress once kidnapped to North dies at 91

Seoul - A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un's late father and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family said.

US suspends export privileges to China's ZTE

Washington - US authorities issued an order Monday barring US exports of sensitive technology to Chinese telecom giant ZTE because of false statements made during an investigation into its illegal sale of goods to Iran and North Korea.

N.Korea, China 'discussing Xi visit to Pyongyang'

Apo - China and North Korea have been holding talks about a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang, a Japanese newspaper reported Monday as regional leaders step up diplomatic dialogue.

China, Japan ministers pave way for rare summits

Apo - The leaders of China and Japan are expected to pay reciprocal visits as relations between their countries warm, the Japanese foreign minister said on Sunday.

North Korea commemorates birth of its founder

Pyongyang - Thousands of North Korean devotees laid flowers before statues of the country's founder Kim Il Sung Sunday on the anniversary of his birth.

Pentagon Papers whistleblower urges Mattis to protect world from Trump

Geneva - Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg called Friday on the Pentagon chief to "protect us" from President Donald Trump by resisting orders to launch military actions or use nuclear weapons.
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