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Leaders of two Koreas begin one-on-one summit to unlock nuclear talks

The talks are expected to be followed by a joint statement and a news conference

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North Korea military parade ditches missiles, features floats and flowers

North Korea routinely uses major holidays to showcase its military capabilities and the latest developments in missile technology

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Hello from the other side: South Koreans recount awkward reunions with families from the North

There were no tearful hugs when 81-year-old South Korean Jung Hak-soon met her North Korean nephew and sister-in-law for the first time. Instead, she says, she just wanted to return home. “It was like I met someone I don’t know at all,” said Jung, who was among 89 South Korean families who joined in reunions last…

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Unified Korea win tearful Asian Games 2018 bronze

The Unified Korean team broke down in tears after winning the bronze medal in the Asian Games 2018 women’s dragon boat 200 metres race

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North Korea has not stopped nuclear programme, says confidential UN report

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters on Friday. The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of UN sanctions was submitted to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee late on Friday. “[North Korea] has…

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North Korea slams ‘gangster-like’ US in nuclear talks

The peace process between the United States and North Korea was in crisis Sunday after Pyongyang angrily rejected Washington’s “gangster-like” demand for rapid nuclear disarmament, after two days of intense talks. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Tokyo to brief his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the talks, which he called positive,…

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting China, says Chinese state media

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is in China on a two-day visit, Chinese state television said on Tuesday, his third visit to the North’s major ally this year. Kim will be in China on Tuesday and Wednesday but the brief report gave no other details. Reuters

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Trump says NKorea no longer a nuclear threat

US President Donald Trump Wednesday congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat. The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside the US…

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Trump, Kim sign agreement after historic summit but few specifics

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy. But a joint statement signed at the end of their historic summit in Singapore gave few details on how either goal…

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Cartoon by Sabir Nazar

By: Sabir Nazar Here is Sabir Nazar’s take on the standoff between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un.

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Koreans in London suburb tackle north-south divide

When Kim Song-ju escaped North Korea through China he opted to head to Britain 10 years ago instead of South Korea, hoping to avoid discrimination. But while he found work and a family home in a well-established Korean community in southwest London, he also encountered the social stratification he had travelled thousands of miles to…

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North Korea’s Kim arrives in Singapore for historic Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Sunday for an unprecedented summit with Donald Trump, an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with the US president calling it a “one time shot” at peace. Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal — which has seen it subjected to several sets of UN…

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Trump makes an about-face, revives summit with North Korean leader

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a complete reversal, said on Friday he would hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore in the latest twist in the high-stakes diplomacy over eliminating Pyonyang’s nuclear arms program. Eight days after canceling the unprecedented summit, citing Pyongyang’s “open hostility,” Trump welcomed…

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South Korea says North Korea committed to Trump summit and ‘complete’ denuclearization

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday. In Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump signaled that preparations for a June 12 summit with Kim were going ahead, despite having…

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Prospects of U.S.-North Korea summit brighten after Trump’s tweet

Prospects that the United States and North Korea would hold a summit brightened after U.S. President Donald Trump said late on Friday Washington was having “productive talks” with Pyongyang about reinstating the June 12 meeting in Singapore. Politico magazine reported that an advance team of 30 White House and State Department officials was preparing to…

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North Korea blows up nuclear test site amid doubts over summit

North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site on Thursday, media reported, as part of steps that have reduced tension on the Korean peninsula and raised the possibility of a summit with the United States. North Korea has conducted all six of its nuclear tests at the…

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North Korea says may reconsider summit with Trump, suspends talks with South

North Korea threw next month’s unprecedented summit between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump into doubt on Wednesday, threatening weeks of diplomatic progress by saying it may reconsider if Washington insists on unilateral denuclearization. The North’s official KCNA news agency said earlier on Wednesday Pyongyang had called off high-level talks with Seoul in…

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US top diplomat arrives in North Korea after historic detente

America’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang Wednesday, landing at the centre of a whirlwind of diplomacy ahead of a planned US-North Korea summit. Pompeo was dispatched on an unannounced visit — his second in weeks, but first as secretary of state — to lay the groundwork for Donald Trump’s unprecedented meeting with Kim…

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North Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts

North Korea has promised to shut its atomic test site within weeks and invite American weapons experts to verify its closure, Seoul reported Sunday, as new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington had an “obligation” to pursue peace. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — who may meet US President Donald Trump as…

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North Korean dish in high demand in South Korean

At Seoul’s Nampo Myeonok noodle bar, the owner was rushed off her feet, shouting at a long queue of hungry punters that she was clean out of “Pyongyang naengmyeon”. “You’ll have to wait around 40 minutes” for the broth to boil, she told the line snaking out of her door Saturday. Demand for North Korea’s…

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As U.S., North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran’s foreign minister warned as U.S. and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks.  Speaking to reporters in New York on Saturday, Mohammad Javad Zarif also said that for French President…

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