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Iran's Zarif says 'no possibility' of talks with US: Kyodo

Apo - Iran's foreign minister said Thursday there is "no possibility" of negotiations with the United States to reduce spiralling tensions, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

UN chief concerned nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific

Suva - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres raised concerns Thursday that a concrete dome built last century to contain waste from atomic bomb tests is leaking radioactive material into the Pacific.

Trump to visit S. Korea for talks on North's nukes: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump will visit South Korea in June to meet with his counterpart Moon Jae-in over their efforts to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons arsenal, the White House said Wednesday.

Iran showing 'maximum restraint,' US escalation 'unacceptable': Zarif

Apo - Iran is showing "maximum restraint" despite the US withdrawal from a nuclear deal, the country's foreign minister said Thursday, accusing Washington of an "unacceptable" escalation in tensions.

70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

New York - Seventy countries urged North Korea on Friday to scrap its nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and related programs, decrying the "undiminished threat" posed to world peace.

North Korea treads fine line with missile launch: analysts

Seoul - With two missile launches in the space of a week, North Korea is treading a fine line between increasing pressure on the US and not derailing their nuclear negotiations -- all the while giving itself room to escalate, analysts say.

Europe feels powerless as US faces off against Iran

Apo - European powers find themselves powerless to head off a looming clash between the United States and Iran, with no influence over Donald Trump's Washington and fading credibility in Tehran.

US sanctions scare EU firms from Iran, imperilling nuke deal

London - The Iran nuclear deal requires that its partners take action to boost the country's economy, but European companies remain fearful of exposing themselves to US sanctions, experts told AFP.

Iran nuclear deal: what happens now?

Vienna - After Iran's announcement on Wednesday that it will stop respecting some limits on its nuclear activities imposed under a landmark 2015 deal with world powers, attention has turned to what repercussions the latest move will have.

How UN scrutinises Iran's nuclear programme

Vienna - Iran's announcement on Wednesday that it would no longer respect limits on nuclear activities under a landmark 2015 deal have raised fresh fears over whether the painstakingly negotiated accord can survive.

Trump moves to strangle Iran economy as nuclear deal withers

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its mining industry after a frustrated Tehran said it would suspend some promises it made under a nuclear deal rejected by Washington.

US 'gravely concerned' on N.Korea human rights

Washington - The US State Department said Monday it was "gravely concerned" about human rights in North Korea, including its detention of an estimated 100,000 people in political prison camps, two days after President Donald Trump again praised leader Kim Jong Un.

Missile contracts surge as US exits arms treaty: study

Geneva - Washington has signed more than $1 billion in new missile contracts in the three months since it announced plans to withdraw from a key Cold War-era arms treaty, campaigners said Thursday.

North Korea slams 'foolish and dangerous' Pompeo

Seoul - A senior North Korean official on Tuesday accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of having "foolish and dangerous ideas", and warned Washington of an "unwanted outcome" if it does not adjust its stance on economic sanctions.

N.Korea's Kim says US acted in 'bad faith' at Hanoi talks: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused the United States of acting in "bad faith" during his Hanoi summit with President Donald Trump, and says peace on the peninsula depends on Washington, state media said Friday.

Never mind the substance, here's the visuals: Putin summit a win for Kim

Seoul - The first summit between Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin was short on public content but the mere fact of it was a diplomatic boost for Pyongyang in its nuclear stalemate with the US, analysts said.

Pompeo expects North Korea diplomacy to be 'bumpy'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he expected "bumpy" talks ahead with North Korea but that he still hoped to reach a potentially landmark denuclearization deal.

N.Korea's Kim to Putin: US acted in 'bad faith' at Hanoi talks

Vladivostok - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accused the US of acting in "bad faith" at his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, Pyongyang's state media said Friday after he secured Moscow's backing in his standoff with Donald Trump.

North Korea's Kim heads to Russia for summit with Putin

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed for Russia Wednesday for a first summit with Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks closer ties with its traditional ally amid a nuclear deadlock with the United States.

N. Korea's Kim heads to Russia to revive old friendship

Pyongyang - On the neighbouring mound to Mansu hill, where giant statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il look out over North Korea's capital, stands the Liberation Tower.

North Korea slams Bolton for 'stupid' remarks: KCNA

Seoul - A senior North Korean official slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Saturday, accusing him of making "stupid" comments on stalled denuclearisation talks and warning "nothing good" would come of them.

Pompeo says he's still in charge on N. Korea, works with Japan

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime's demands to exclude him, as he voiced guarded hope with Japan on securing a deal.

US says N.Korean test not a ballistic missile

Washington - A weapons test announced by North Korea was not of a ballistic missile, the US defense chief said Thursday, adding that US forces have not changed their posture in response.

US State Department still 'ready to engage' N.Korea

Washington - The US State Department said Thursday it remained ready to negotiate with North Korea after the regime called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be excluded from future nuclear talks.

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin as tensions rise with US

Moscow - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang spiked higher.

North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from US nuclear talks

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear programme, hours after the isolated state claimed to have tested a new kind of weapon.

Activity detected at North Korea nuclear site: US monitor

Seoul - Activity has been detected at North Korea's main nuclear site, suggesting Pyongyang may be reprocessing radioactive material into bomb fuel since the collapse of a summit with Washington, a US monitor said Wednesday.

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Apo - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

Trump floats idea of third North Korea summit

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering a potential third nuclear summit with North Korea's leader.

Pompeo wants China to join Russia in START nuclear treaty

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that China should join in the next START treaty on curbing nuclear warheads as Washington prepares for talks on an extension with Russia.
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