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  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows a test launch of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

    The official says that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a nuclear warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 5- The already elevated price of coking coal could be boosted further if China decides to crack down on coal imports from its nuclear-armed neighbor North Korea. So far, the official line from Beijing is that China will meet its obligations under the U.N. Security Council sanctions, but as was the case earlier this year, it appears the...

  • BEIJING, Dec 5- There are many pressure points China can push to express its anger at Donald Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing- wen last week, including luring away more of Taiwan's diplomatic allies and ramping up military deployments in the Taiwan Strait. China's irritation with the call, the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since...

  • BEIJING, Dec 5- There are many pressure points China can push to express its anger at Donald Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing- wen last week, including luring away more of Taiwan's diplomatic allies and ramping up military deployments in the Taiwan Strait. China's irritation with the call, the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since...

  • BEIJING, Dec 5- There are many pressure points China can push to express its anger at Donald Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing- wen last week, including luring away more of Taiwan's diplomatic allies and ramping up military deployments in the Taiwan Strait. China's irritation with the call, the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since...

  • BEIJING, Dec 5- There are many pressure points China can push to express its anger at Donald Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing- wen last week, including luring away more of Taiwan's diplomatic allies and ramping up military deployments in the Taiwan Strait. China's irritation with the call, the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 5- The already elevated price of coking coal could be boosted further if China decides to crack down on coal imports from its nuclear-armed neighbour North Korea. So far, the official line from Beijing is that China will meet its obligations under the U.N. Security Council sanctions, but as was the case earlier this year, it appears the...

  • North Korea wants to take advantage of South's political crisis

    Pyongyang aims to bring together the Korean Peninsula under one communist party-led state.

  • Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung (L) and Kim Jong-Il (R) in Pyongyang on December 1, 2016. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed its toughest sanctions on North Korea on Dec. 1, placing a cap on the hermit state's key coal exports after its defiant nuclear tests

    A crippling corruption scandal embroiling the presidency in South Korea has its northern neighbor rejoicing.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1- The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting its annual export revenue by a quarter, after Pyongyang carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test so far in September. North Korea rejected the resolution as yet another conspiracy masterminded by the United States to deny its sovereignty.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1- The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The United States was realistic about what the new sanctions on North Korea- also known as the Democratic People's...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The 15- member council unanimously adopted a resolution to slash North Korea's biggest export, coal, by...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday that aim to cut the Asian country's annual export revenue by more than a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. It conducted its latest nuclear test on Sept. 9, and the United States and China, a North Korea ally,...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday that aim to cut the Asian state's annual export revenue by more than a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The 15- member council unanimously adopted a resolution that cuts North Korean coal exports by 60...

  • South Koreans protest a plan to deploy THAAD on July 13, 2016. The missile system will be deployed in southeastern South Korea, angering not only North Korea and China but also local residents who fear of potential health hazards caused by the U.S. system.

    Seoul's promise to host American missile defense technology on its soil may fall apart following President Park's de-facto resignation.

  • BEIJING, Nov 29- China said on Tuesday it hoped for a "clear" message to be sent with new UN sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme, but would not comment on the draft, saying there had been too much speculation about the details. Diplomats say the council's five veto-wielding powers- the United States, China, Britain, Russia and France- have agreed to new...

  • The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on new sanctions on North Korea, which could slash its export earnings by some $800 million.

  • -diplomats@ UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28- The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test, slashing Pyongyang's export earnings by some $800 million, diplomats said on Monday. Diplomats said the council's five veto-wielding powers- the United States, China, Britain, Russia and...

  • -diplomats@ UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28- The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test, slashing Pyongyang's export earnings by some $800 million, diplomats said on Monday. Diplomats said the council's five veto-wielding powers- the United States, China, Britain, Russia and...

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    President-elect Donald Trump's constantly-evolving views make it difficult to glean a political agenda, reports NBC News.