China calls on U.S., North Korea to implement Singapore agreement

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with China’s Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), in Pyongyang, in this photo released Monday. | REUTERS BEIJING – China’s top legislator voiced hope that North Korea … Read More

China envoy conveys President Xi Jinping’s letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

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A photo released on Sept 10, 2018, showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) meeting with China’s Li Zhanshu in Pyongyang, North Korea.PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING – A high-ranking Chinese official who is visiting North Korea has conveyed China’s President … Read More

China eases economic pressure on North Korea, undercutting the Trump admin

China eases economic pressure on North Korea, undercutting the Trump admin. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of … Read More

North Korea sees no point in holding talks with Japan

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SEOUL—North Korea has no plans to improve ties with Japan unless Tokyo first resolves historical issues between the two countries, South Korean sources said. North Korean officials who attended an international conference in Shenyang, China, in late August showed no … Read More

Hope and caution in North Korea as Kim Jong Un shifts gears

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In this Aug. 20, 2018, photo, North Koreans enjoy the day on a seashore near Mount Chilbo, North Korea. Mount Chilbo, one of the country’s most cherished natural attractions, is gearing up for a future it hopes will include a … Read More

No sign of controversial North Korean ICBMs at military parade: report

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GETTY There is currently no sign that North Korea will display any of its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) during the country’s military parade next week, Reuters reported Friday. Citing commercial satellite imagery taken on Aug. 22, Reuters reported that weapons seen at North Korea’s Mirim Parade Training … Read More

North Korea accuses U.S. of plotting invasion while talking with ‘a smile on its face’

A South Korean, right, and North Korean soldiers stand guard Aug. 13 at Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone. (Yonhap via AP) TOKYO — North Korea’s main newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of staging military drills to prepare an invasion while … Read More

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South’s President Moon Jae-in to meet in Pyongyang in September

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Leaders of rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang in September. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, … Read More

U.S., North Korean diplomats trade handshakes and jabs at ASEAN conference

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The U.S. delegation delivers to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho a letter from President Trump to Kim Jong Un. (U.S. Department of State) JAKARTA, Indonesia — Diplomats from the United States and North Korea alternately shook hands and lobbed … Read More

Hopes of North Korea economic reforms instead of nuke pursuit spur surge in Chinese tourism

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Tourists wait at the Dandong Customs before crossing the border with North Korea in Dandong, Liaoning province, China, Tuesday. | REUTERS DANDONG, CHINA – North Korea’s proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism … Read More

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