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Trump says N.Korea missile work 'normal'

Washington - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States was aware of undeclared North Korean missile bases revealed by US researchers but insisted all was fine.

US security chief Bolton vows to 'squeeze' Iran

Fpo - US National Security Advisor John Bolton vowed Tuesday to "squeeze" Iran "until the pips squeak", a week after a tough new round of sanctions came into force.

North Korea 'hiding missile bases', US researchers say

Washington - North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study asserted Monday, as progress stalls on US President Donald Trump's signature foreign policy initiative.

North Korea hiding missile bases, US researchers say

Washington - North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump's signature foreign policy initiative.

'Not ready' North Korea delayed talks with US: Haley

New York - North Korea postponed a planned meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week "because they weren't ready," US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday.

US delays UN approval of aid for North Korea

New York - The United States is delaying approval of several requests for sanctions exemptions to deliver tractors, spare parts and other goods needed for humanitarian relief in North Korea, according to documents seen by AFP on Thursday.

Seoul earmarks more than $260 mn for rail, roads in North

Seoul - South Korea has earmarked more than $260 million to build new railways and roads in the North, an official said Thursday, as Seoul pushes ahead with cross-border projects despite international sanctions on Pyongyang.

Seoul says N. Korea asked to delay Pompeo talks: report

Seoul - North Korea asked the United States to delay planned high-level talks in New York this week, Seoul's top diplomat said Thursday, a day after Washington abruptly announced the meeting's postponement.

Russia raises North Korea sanctions at UN Security Council

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to meet behind closed doors at Russia's request on Thursday to discuss sanctions imposed on North Korea, diplomats said.

Trump hopes to meet N.Korea leader next year but counsels patience

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped to meet again early next year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but insisted he was in "no rush" after top-level preparatory talks were abruptly postponed.

Kremlin 'hopes' Kim will visit Russia next year: aide

Moscow - Moscow hopes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit the country next year, Russian President Vladimir Putin's advisor said on Wednesday.

US abruptly postpones top-level N. Korea talks

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

Pompeo delays talks with senior North Koreans

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has shelved plans to meet with senior North Korean officials, including one of leader Kim Jong Un's top aides, the State Department said Tuesday.

Pompeo to meet top aide to Kim Jong Un on Thursday

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in New York on Thursday, the State Department said.

N. Korea warns of returning to nuclear policy

Seoul - North Korea has warned the United States it will "seriously" consider returning to a state policy aimed at building nuclear weapons if Washington does not end tough economic sanctions against the impoverished regime.

S. Korea president says North's Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul "soon", the South's President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula despite stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

NATO urges Russia to comply by nuclear treaty

Apo - NATO on Wednesday urged Russia to comply fully with a Cold War nuclear weapons treaty after US President Donald Trump announced he wanted to pull out of the deal.The message came after a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) in Brussels.

UN panel rejects Russian proposal on nuclear treaty

New York - A UN General Assembly panel rejected Friday Russia's proposal to debate its resolution on preserving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) that the US plans to pull out of.

Japan rejects UN call to stop returns to Fukushima

Apo - Japan's government on Friday rejected calls from a UN rights expert to halt the return of women and children to areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster over radiation fears.

US indicts Singaporean for laundering funds for North Korea

Washington - US prosecutors unveiled charges Thursday against a Singapore businessman once lauded as a leading young entrepreneur, alleging he illegally laundered millions of dollars in funds for North Korea.

Putin warns of a new 'arms race' with America

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday of a new arms race if America pulls out of weapons treaties, and said Russia would respond "in kind" to any new US missiles placed on European soil.

Putin warns of a new 'arms race'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday of a new arms race if America pulls out of weapons treaties, and said Russia would respond "in kind" to any new US missiles placed on European soil.

NATO does not want new nuclear arms race: alliance chief

Apo - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday he did not see the alliance's member states deploying more nuclear weapons in Europe in response to a new Russian missile programme.

China slams Trump nuclear treaty 'blackmail'

Bejing - China warned on Tuesday it would "never accept any form of blackmail" after US President Donald Trump said his decision to withdraw from a nuclear pact with Russia was also linked to Beijing's arsenal.

US pullout from nuclear treaty with Russia also targets China: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that his decision to withdraw from a decades-old atomic accord with Russia was also driven by a need to respond to China's nuclear build-up.

US nuclear treaty ultimatum about China as much as Russia

Washington - By announcing its intent to withdraw from a decades-old nuclear weapons treaty, the United States is targeting Russia, which it says violated the bilateral deal -- but also China, which is developing arms that are banned under it.

Trump says US ready to bolster nuclear arsenal after vowing treaty pullout

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday the United States is ready to build up its nuclear arsenal after announcing it is abandoning a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, as Russia warned the withdrawal could cripple global security.

US must 'think twice' about nuclear treaty pullout: China

Bejing - China on Monday called on the United States to "think twice" about its decision to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia.

Trump ally backs nuclear treaty pullout to counter China

Washington - A key Republican lawmaker on Sunday backed Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from a decades-old nuclear accord with Russia, saying the US needed to be free to respond to a Chinese nuclear build-up.

Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia

Elko - President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticized the move as Washington's latest effort to be the sole global superpower.
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