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Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails ‘radical switchover’

Kim Jong Un invited Donald Trump to visit North Korea during their historic summit and the US President accepted, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, calling it the start of a “radical switchover” in the nuclear-armed Cold War foes’ fraught relations. The unprecedented encounter in Singapore Tuesday saw the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy…

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June 13, 2018


Trump confirms June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore

US President Donald Trump said Friday his summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is back on for next month, after extraordinary Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang. Trump emerged after a more than hour-long Oval Office meeting with Kim Yong Chol — a general facing US sanctions who is Kim’s…

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June 2, 2018


UN lifts travel ban for North Koreans to Kim-Trump summit

A UN Security Council committee has agreed to lift a travel ban on North Korean officials heading to Singapore for the planned summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un next month, diplomats said. Singapore last week asked the sanctions committee to grant an exemption to the North Korean delegation attending the June 12 summit…

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May 24, 2018


N. Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit: KCNA

North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, it said Saturday, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media. US President Donald Trump praised the North’s decision to dismantle the Punggye-ri test site in a ceremony scheduled between May 23-25,…

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May 13, 2018


Historic Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore

Donald Trump on Thursday revealed his historic summit with Kim Jong Un — the first-ever between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader — will take place in Singapore on June 12. The location and date of the landmark meeting were announced in a presidential tweet just hours after Trump welcomed to the…

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May 11, 2018


N. Korea says ‘historic meeting’ opens ‘new era for peace’

SEOUL: The inter-Korean summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in was a “historic meeting” that paved the way for the start of a new era, Pyongyang’s state media said Saturday. The official KCNA news agency said it was a “historic meeting that has opened a new era for…

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April 28, 2018


Two Koreas’ leaders in historic handshake

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in shook hands Friday over the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries in a gesture laden with symbolism ahead of a historic summit. “I am happy to meet you,” Moon told Kim before the visitor stepped over the line, making him the…

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April 27, 2018


Kim and Moon to hold historic inter-Korean summit

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in were to meet at the Demilitarized Zone that divides their countries on Friday for a historic summit. The meeting on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom — only the third of its kind since the end of the 1950-53…

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April 27, 2018


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

SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has announced Pyongyang will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North’s state media reported Saturday. The declaration, long sought by the US, will be seen as a crucial step in the fast diplomatic dance on…

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April 21, 2018


North Korea’s Kim met China’s Xi on first foreign trip

BEIJING: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made his first ever foreign trip as leader to meet China’s president, vowing he is “committed to denuclearisation” and willing to hold summits with the South and the US. The secretive visit was confirmed Wednesday by Chinese and North Korean state media which said Kim was treated to…

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March 28, 2018


US, China agree to keep pressure on North Korea

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump enlisted the help of China’s Xi Jinping to keep sanctions pressure on North Korea Friday, amid fears that an audacious diplomatic gambit by the US president could lead to backsliding. Trump and the ever-more-powerful Chinese president spoke by phone, the White House said, after the US leader stunned the world by accepting…

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March 10, 2018


Kim and Trump to meet on North Korean nukes by May

WASHINGTON: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have agreed to meet to secure a deal to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula, US and South Korean officials said Thursday “I told President Trump that at our meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he’s committed to denuclearization,” said South…

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March 9, 2018


US in ‘economic war’ with China, says Trump strategist

Washington: White House strategist Steve Bannon argued forcefully in an interview published Wednesday that the United States is in an “economic war” with China, and the confrontation with nuclear-armed North Korea is just “a sideshow.” “To me the economic war with China is everything. And we have to be maniacally focused on that,” he said…

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August 17, 2017


NKorea criticism fuels 'Interview' box office hopes

LOS ANGELES: It's hard to understand why North Korea is taking “The Interview” — a madcap comedy about a fictional CIA plot to kill the elusive leader — so seriously. The film — starring American comic actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, and due in theaters on Christmas Day — is full of scatological humor…

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December 13, 2014


Russia, China oppose military intervention in NKorea

MOSCOW: Russia and China said on Friday they would oppose any foreign military intervention in North Korea over its recent nuclear test.The two countries' foreign ministers condemned last week's test but said any action against North Korea had to be agreed at the United Nations, where Russia and China have the right of veto as…

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February 22, 2013


India missile test has few critics, unlike NKorea

NEW DELHI: India's successful test of a powerful new missile that can carry nuclear weapons to Beijing caused barely a ripple — even in China — just days after North Korea was globally vilified for its own failed rocket launch. The vastly different responses show the world has grown to accept India as a responsible…

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April 19, 2012


NKorea's Kim Jong Un named to new top party post

PYONGYANG: Defiant North Korea fueled up a rocket Wednesday in preparation for what now appears to be an imminent liftoff while the country's young leader strengthened his grip on power with a new title making him the nation's top political official. Kim Jong Un was named first secretary of the ruling Workers' Party, a new…

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April 11, 2012


UN to resume nuclear monitoring soon: NKorea envoy

SEOUL: North Korea's chief nuclear envoy says UN atomic inspectors will return soon to his country as part of a food aid deal with the United States, according to a news report Tuesday.”It (the return) will come at an early date,” Vice Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho told journalists in New York, South Korea's Yonhap news…

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March 13, 2012


NKorea vows no change despite new leadership

PYONGYANG: North Korea warned rival South Korea and the rest of the world Friday not to expect any change after Kim Jong Il's death, sending a tough message as Kim's young son strengthened his position as supreme leader.North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission said that the country would never deal with South Korean President Lee…

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December 30, 2011


NKorea claims progress in uranium enrichment

SEOUL: North Korea claims it is making rapid progress on work to enrich uranium and build a light-water nuclear power plant. The news increases worries that the isolated regime is developing another way to make atomic weapons.Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the construction of an experimental light-water reactor and low enriched…

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November 30, 2011


NKorea has “no friends”, must denuclearise

PHUKET: North Korea has no friends left to shield it from the international community's demands that the country scrap its nuclear activities, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. Clinton said many nations had told a low-level North Korean delegation at regional talks in Thailand that they were concerned by Pyongyang's recent “provocative”…

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July 23, 2009

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