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  • U.S. President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inside the demilitarized zone.

    President Trump used Twitter on Sunday to send a new message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un writing he should "act quickly" to reach a nuclear arms deal.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 8- North Korean diplomat Jo Chol- su said on Friday that the window of opportunity for normalizing relations with the United States was getting smaller, adding that Pyongyang expects some steps in this direction from Washington by the end of the year. "We've given the United States quite a lot of time and we're waiting for an answer by the end of this year,...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- The United States will target shipping companies that are in breach of sanctions and aggressively enforce measures across the globe to clamp down on such practices, a top U.S. official said on Wednesday. In one of the biggest sanctions actions taken by the U.S. government since its crackdown on Iranian oil exports, Washington imposed sanctions on...

  • SEOUL, Nov 6- The United States was "very encouraged" by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell arrived in Seoul on Tuesday as relations between Seoul and Tokyo, key U.S....

  • SEOUL, Nov 6- The United States was "very encouraged" by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell arrived in Seoul on Tuesday as relations between Seoul and Tokyo, key U.S....

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that Republicans and Democrats need to work together for the good of the United States, while avoiding a direct reference to the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Tillerson, whom Trump fired in a tweet in March 2018 amid friction between the two over North Korea, Iran and Russia...

  • President Donald Trump's impeachment woes may be among the factors that have emboldened North Korea in nuclear negotiations, analysts and officials say. But North Korea has said in recent days that it is losing patience, giving the United States until the end of the year to change its negotiating stance. North Korea has tested the limits of engagement with a...

  • *First launches since last U.S.- North Korea talks stalled. SEOUL, Oct 31- North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearisation talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities...

  • SEOUL, Oct 31- North Korea fired two projectiles, which Japanese authorities said appeared to be ballistic missiles, into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to the Japanese coast guard and South Korea's military. "Objects that appeared to be ballistic missiles were launched from North Korea," Japan's defence ministry said in a...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea on May 4, 2019

    North Korea fired two projectiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to the Japanese coast guard and South Korea's military.

  • SEOUL, Oct 31- North Korea fired two projectiles, which Japanese authorities said appeared to be ballistic missiles, into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to the Japanese coast guard and South Korea's military. "Objects that appeared to be ballistic missiles were launched from North Korea," Japan's defence ministry said in a...

  • SEOUL, Oct 31- North Korea fired two projectiles, possibly missiles, into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to the Japanese coast guard and South Korea's military. On Wednesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited an unnamed military source who said that movements of transporter erector launchers, used to fire missiles, had...

  • SHENZHEN, China, Oct 28- Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Monday that its third-quarter net profit more than quadrupled as the company continued to rebound after being hit by crippling U.S. sanctions last year. U.S. sanctions forced ZTE to stop most of its business between April and July last year after U.S. Commerce Department officials said the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 25- Japanese Trade Minister Isshu Sugawara resigned on Friday, following accusations of election law violations just a month after taking up the key post charged with handling a trade dispute with neighbouring South Korea. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he had accepted Sugawara's resignation and asked Hiroshi Kajiyama to take the helm at the...

  • BEIJING, Oct 24- North Korea plans to grant China access to a rare earth mine in exchange for investment in solar energy that could ease its chronic power shortages, a Chinese industry association website reported on Thursday. China is the world's dominant producer of rare earths, a group of 17 chemical elements prized for their use in consumer electronics and...

  • BEIJING, Oct 24- North Korea plans to grant China access to a rare earth mine in exchange for investment in solar energy that could ease chronic power shortages in the impoverished country, according to an article posted on an industry association website on Thursday. China is the world's dominant producer of rare earths, a group of 17 chemical elements prized...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort and ordered the demolition of hotels and facilities built by South Korean firms. The building of the resort was a symbol of cooperation between the two countries after the Korean War.

  • SEONGNAM, South Korea, Oct 15- South Korea has displayed the first full-size mock-up of the KF-X fighter jet it is developing with Indonesia, after officials said the program passed key design reviews in September. The next-generation aircraft being developed by Korea Aerospace Industries is designed to be a cheaper, less-stealthy alternative to the...

  • The sight has become such a draw in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi that authorities have set a weekend deadline for the removal of dozens of cafes that have cropped up, citing safety concerns. Built in 1902 under French colonial rulers, the railway to Vietnam's northern provinces carries passengers and cargo mostly between Hanoi and the eastern city of...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi on February 28, 2019.

    The U.S. needs to offer something "juicy" for a nuclear deal with North Korea to even be possible, one professor says.