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N. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'

Seoul - North Korea condemned its US terror listing as a "serious provocation" on Wednesday, warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders

Washington - The United States unveiled new economic sanctions Tuesday targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive pollution

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday denied its nuclear facilities experienced any incidents after reports of contamination by the ruthenium 106 radioactive isotope in parts of the country, and said the concentration detected posed little threat.

Russia confirms 'extremely high' readings of radioactive pollution

Moscow - Russia's meteorological service confirmed on Monday "extremely high" concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in parts of the country in late September, following European reports about the contamination this month.

China urges talks after US brands N.Korea a terror sponsor

Bejing - China called Tuesday for extra efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through talks after US President Donald Trump re-branded Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism.Beijing has repeatedly pushed for negotiations to end the standoff.

Chinese envoy ends N.Korea trip

Bejing - A Chinese special envoy on Monday ended a four-day trip to North Korea during which the two sides discussed regional concerns but made no direct statements about the nuclear crisis.

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Ottawa - The general in command of US nuclear forces said Saturday that he would resist any "illegal" presidential order for a strike and work to find an alternative.

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.

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.

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.

Iran tells France nuclear deal 'not negotiable'

Tehran - Iran's nuclear deal is "not negotiable", Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said on Saturday in response to remarks by the French president.

Pope warns of nuclear terror threat

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday renewed calls for global nuclear disarmament, warning that new technology had increased the risk of deadly weapons falling into the hands of terrorists.

Iran still complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog chief

New York - The UN's nuclear watchdog director Yukiya Amano Thursday reaffirmed Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal in a meeting with US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the agency said.

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.

France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target

Paris - The French government said Tuesday that it probably would not be able to keep its 2025 deadline for reducing the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent, an admission which angered ecologists.

Europe urges US Congress not to torpedo Iran deal

Washington - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal can never be renegotiated, as she urged US lawmakers not to try to reopen the agreement.

EU's Mogherini lobbies US Congress to save Iran deal

Washington - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal can never be renegotiated, as she urged US lawmakers not to try to reopen the agreement.

Kerry urges Congress to avoid 'gigantic mistake' on Iran deal

London - Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned the US Congress that it would be "extraordinarily dangerous" for it to reject the Iran nuclear deal that he helped broker.

Trump says he's 'open' to meeting with N. Korean leader

Washington - US President Donald Trump would "certainly be open" to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, he said in an interview broadcast Sunday as he began an extended Asian tour.

Securing N. Korea nukes would require US ground invasion: report

Washington - The only certain way to locate and secure all North Korea's nuclear weapons sites would be via a US ground invasion, the Washington Post reported Saturday, citing a letter from Pentagon officials sent to US lawmakers.

China raps US sanctioning of bank over North Korea ties

Bejing - Beijing on Friday hit back at a US decision to exclude a Chinese bank from the American financial system over its alleged ties to North Korea, slamming the move as "long-armed jurisdiction".

N. Korea could be preparing missile test: Seoul

Seoul - Pyongyang may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea's spy agency said Thursday according to reports, just days before US President Donald Trump visits the divided peninsula.

French foreign minister to visit Iran soon

New York - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday he will soon travel to Iran to prepare a visit by President Emmanuel Macron and raise concerns about Tehran's missile programs and regional role.

200 dead in tunnel accident at N.Korea nuclear test site: report

Toukyo - More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea's nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said Tuesday.

IAEA says Iran implementing its nuclear deal commitments

Tehran - The head of the ​United Nations atomic agency on Sunday said Iran was carrying out its commitments made under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog

Ottawa - Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

The devastating tolls of a new Korean war

Seoul - When the Korean War ended in 1953 millions of people were dead and South Korea was a smoking wasteland, Seoul having changed hands four times over the course of the conflict.

US adds sanctions on North Korea for rights abuses

Washington - The United States layered a new round of sanctions on North Korea Thursday, blacklisting individuals and organizations involved in security and forced labor policies for "ongoing and serious human rights abuses.

Iranian sentenced to death for spying for Israel

Tehran - Iran said Wednesday it had sentenced a citizen to death for spying for Israel in return for Swedish residency, after rights activists reported an Iranian-born academic was handed the death penalty.

Trump says US 'totally prepared' for potential NKorea threat

Washington - The United States is "totally prepared" to respond to threats from Pyongyang, US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday, while also emphasizing his "exceptional relationship" with China's leader.
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