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December 15, 2017 2:21 AM Japan expands sanctions aimed at North Korea

TOKYO: Japan said Friday (Dec 15) it had added 19 more entities to its list of organisations and individuals targeted by asset-freeze sanctions on North Korea. The sanctions list now comprises 103 entities and 108 individuals in total, including seven Chinese entities, five Chinese individuals, one Singaporean entity and two Namibian entities, it said. They include 16

December 12, 2017 2:55 AM South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING: Reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row with China over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system. While both Seoul and Beijing share the goal of getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons 21

November 1, 2017 1:27 AM US pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

Using the so-called “New York channel,” Joseph Yun, US negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats at Pyongyang’s United Nations mission. WASHINGTON: The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite US President Donald Trump’s public assertion that such talks 33

October 27, 2017 11:08 AM The Daily 202: Trump bowing to CIA on JFK files is a reminder of how the presidency changes people

THE BIG IDEA: The world looks different when you sit behind the Resolute desk. At the request of the CIA, FBI and others in the national security community, President Trump made a last-minute decision to delay the release of thousands of pages of classified documents related to the John F. Kennedy assassination. The president allowed the National Archives 393

September 14, 2017 6:14 AM North Korea Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapon to 'Sink' Japan

North Korea threatened to use a nuclear weapon against Japan and turn the U.S. into “ashes and darkness” for passing fresh United Nations sanctions earlier this week -- fiery rhetoric that is likely to exacerbate tensions in North Asia. “Japan is no longer needed to exist near us,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency said on Thursday, citing a statement 25

September 4, 2017 9:20 PM North Korea nuclear crisis: Kim Jong-un 'begging for war'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "begging for war" with his latest and most powerful nuclear bomb test, the US envoy to the United Nations has said. Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Council in New York that America did not want a war but its patience was "not unlimited". China, the North's main ally, has called for a return to negotiations 29

September 4, 2017 2:04 AM US warns N. Korea of ‘massive military response’ after nuke test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017. — KCNA handout pic via ReutersWASHINGTON, Sept 4 — The United States warned Sunday it could launch a “massive military response” to threats from North Korea following 38

September 3, 2017 11:26 PM Trump leads international condemnation of North Korea nuclear test

BEIJING: President Donald Trump led international censure of North Korea's announcement Sunday that it had tested a hydrogen bomb, saying its actions were "very hostile and dangerous to the United States". Pyongyang's key ally China expressed strong condemnation while South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for the "strongest punishment" against the North 28

September 3, 2017 12:58 PM Donald Trump Turns on China and South Korea After North Korea’s Biggest Nuclear Test

U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized China and South Korea and dubbed North Korea a “rogue nation” following Pyongyang’s latest and most powerful nuclear test. Trump spoke out for the first time on Twitter after North Korea claimed it had tested a hydrogen bomb. As well as being the first nuclear test since the U.S. president came to power in January 27

September 3, 2017 7:48 AM North Korea detonates its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet

SEOUL: North Korea detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, Japan and South Korea said, hours after Pyongyang said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses "great destructive power". Japanese and South Korean meteorological officials said an earthquake detected near the North's test site - measured by the U.S. Geological 32