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MOSCOW, Nov 19- Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Russia is also one of five countries involved in talks with North Korea on its nuclear program. But receiving the credentials of North Korea's new...
WASHINGTON— Companies in China and Russia have been marketing products of a blacklisted North Korean machine tool maker in possible violation of U.N. sanctions, U.S. researchers claimed Tuesday. The findings point to the difficulty of enforcing restrictions imposed by the U.N. Security Council to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
TOKYO— The bridge was supposed to be a key link for trade and travel between China's underdeveloped northeast provinces and a much-touted special economic zone in North Korea— so key that Beijing sank more than $350 million into it. Beijing and Pyongyang have made no official comment. Foreign analysts have suggested the apparent lack of progress might...
BEIJING— President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of nuclear talks, saying the U.S. needs more than "small gestures" before reopening a high level of dialogue with Pyongyang. Shortly after Obama arrived in China, North Korea's neighbor and chief benefactor, the...
BEIJING/ SEOUL, Nov 10- Chinese and South Korean leaders on Monday signed a "substantial conclusion" of a free trade agreement that will sharply reduce barriers to commerce between the two trading giants, but leaves in place those on rice and automobiles. South Korea says the deal, which the neighbours negotiated for more than two years, will help its small and...
TOKYO— The U.N. agency that has provided food aid to North Korea for nearly two decades says it has enough donations to stay open for the rest of this year but is uncertain whether it will be able to operate there beyond next March. Donors have been less generous with the North because of concerns over political issues there and the perception that aid is more...
The agreement comes as South Korea has yet to decide whether to join the United States-initiated Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, aimed at slashing trade barriers between a dozen countries. China is the world's largest exporter and South Korea ranks seventh. South Korea already has free trade agreements with the United States and the European Union.
BEIJING— His influence at home quickly fading, President Barack Obama is looking east to China, the opening stop of a three-country tour that will test his ability to play a commanding role on the world stage during his final two years in office. At home, Republicans are still rejoicing at having pummeled Obama's political party in the midterm elections,...
North Korea released two Americans who had been accused of trying to subvert the country, after a secret mission by a top U.S. official.
Chinese and German politicians on Friday acknowledged that a stimulus might be needed. Cramer thinks this is a step in the right direction.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for over a month. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses growing speculation as to his whereabouts after missing a key political meeting.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill. Reuters reports.
The "Squawk Box" crew and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discuss growing speculation over the absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Reuters is saying according to a source, Kim Jong Un has suffered a tendon injury.
Russian President Vladimir Putin may be taking censorship a step further by controlling Russia's access to the Internet itself.
Supreme leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha outlines his vision for a new Thailand.
About 6,000 Westerns visit North Korea each year, although independent travel is nearly impossible.
Reports say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's slush fund manager attempted to defect with $5 million, according to the Global Post.
China's defense budget nearly three times Japan's. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.
WASHINGTON, July 14- President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday he wants U.S.-Chinese relations defined by more cooperation and a constructive management of differences, during a phone call in which Iran and North Korea were discussed.
While China doesn't like North Korea's provocative actions, the mainland is reluctant to fully implement U.N. sanctions on its ally, says Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage Foundation.