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North Korea ends test moratoriums, threatens 'new' weapon
(UPDATED) 'The world will witness a new strategic weapon to be possessed by the DPRK in the near future,' says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
North Korean, U.S. officials at nuclear talks after latest missile test
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Lindh says that dialogue is needed to reach 'denuclearization and peaceful solution'
North Korea dismisses nuclear talks if 'hostile military moves' by U.S. continue
A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry dashes hopes for renewed dialogue, attacking a recent mid-range cruise missile test by the US and plans to deploy F-35 fighter jets in the region as 'dangerous'
North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from U.S. nuclear talks
The rogue state's foreign ministry wants US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo replaced as interlocutor between the two countries, describing him as 'reckless' and immature
U.S. opposes incremental denuclearization of North Korea – envoy
Biegun says the administration wants to accomplish the complete and verified denuclearization of North Korea by January 2021
North Korea may be preparing a missile or space launch – NPR
The photos by the firm DigitalGlobe show the presence of cars and trucks at the site on February 22
Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the US should stick to its promise and lift the sanctions held against them
North Korea warns of return to nuclear policy
North Korea's foreign ministry says Pyongyang could revert to its former nuclear policy if the United States does not change its stance over economic sanctions
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Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat
Trump hails the summit in Singapore with Kim, in which the the North Korean leader agreed to work towards denuclearizing his country, although their agreement did not say how this would be done
Trump, Abe: 'Imperative' to dismantle North Korea weapons
The pair discuss 'recent developments in North Korea' and confirm 'they would meet again to continue close coordination in advance of the expected meeting between the United States and North Korea'
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Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site 'well underway' – U.S. monitor
The respected 38 North website says that satellite images dated May 7 showed 'the first definitive evidence that dismantlement of the test site was already well underway'
North Korea will never fully give up nuclear weapons – top defector
'In the end, North Korea will remain 'a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear state',' top defector Thae Yong-ho says
North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit
(UPDATED) Reporters from different countries would be allowed to 'conduct on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground,' says the foreign ministry
Kim offers to close nuclear test site in May, invite U.S. experts
The remarks are likely to be seen as a sweetener ahead of US President Donald Trump's own planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
China welcomes North Korea's decision to halt nuclear, missile tests
China supports North Korea's decision to stop nuclear tests and to focus on developing the economy
North Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests
(2nd UPDATE) World powers hail the announcement, but analysts caution that the declaration was promising but limited
Trump predicts 'tremendous success' in North Korea talks
The comments come after the American leader said he received encouragement from the leaders of China and Japan
North Korea lambasts U.S. for attaching preconditions for talks
Pyongyang has long expressed its desire to talk without preconditions, while Washington insists that the isolated regime disarm first
U.S., South Korea united despite inter-Korea talks – Pence
North and South Korea hold talks in conjunction with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, believed by analysts to undermine alliance between Seoul and Washington
Japan, China talks end with friendship vows but no breakthrough
(UPDATED) On a range of issues, visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono comes away with little more than vague promises
North Korea steps up tunneling at nuclear test site – monitor
'These activities underscore North Korea’s continued efforts to maintain the Punggye-ri site’s potential for future nuclear testing,' says the respected 38North website
Trump cryptic about contacts with North Korea's Kim
'I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un,' Trump tells The Wall Street Journal in an interview
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Tillerson defends foreign policy record at year's end
In an opinion piece in the New York Times, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says progress has been made to counter North Korea's nuclear ambitions
North Korea preparing to launch satellite – report
'Through various channels, we've recently learned that the North has completed a new satellite and named it Kwangmyongsong-5,' reports a South Korean daily
Kim vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear power'
His comments come as global powers scramble for a response to the crisis, with the US backing stringent economic and diplomatic sanctions on Kim Jong-Un's regime to halt its nuclear drive
Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war 'a tantrum away'
'A moment of panic or carelessness, a misconstrued comment, or bruised ego could easily lead us unavoidably to the destruction of entire cities,' says Beatrice Fihn, head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
North Korea blames U.S. for tensions in rare UN talks
(UPDATED) Jeffrey Feltman arrives in Beijing after wrapping up a 5-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States
U.S. to send F-22 jets to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang
According to local media, the US aircraft will engage in precision strike drills with South Korean Air Force fighter jets
China, North Korea talk up ties despite nuclear tensions
A brief report by North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency says China wants to 'develop the traditional friendly relations between the two parties and countries'
ASEAN Chairman's Statement hits North Korea missile tests
(UPDATED) The ASEAN Chairman's Statement voices 'grave concern' over North Korea's 'recent provocative and threatening actions'
Trump backs U.S. spy agencies on poll meddling but slams Putin 'haters'
(UPDATED) Trump returns to the subject in an early morning Twitter storm, which also sees him take a sarcastic dig at North Korea's 'short and fat' leader Kim Jong-Un
North Korea nuclear weapon use would meet 'massive military response' – Mattis
'Make no mistake – any attack on the United States or our allies will be defeated,' says US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis
Trump says U.S. 'totally prepared' for potential North Korea threat
'You would be shocked to see how totally prepared we are if we need to be,' US President Donald Trump tells Fox News in an interview
EU sends chief diplomat to fight for Iran deal in Washington
EU foreign ministers join a chorus of international support for the landmark 2015 accord, warning that Trump's hardline stance jeopardizes efforts to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear crisis with North Korea
U.S. bombers fly over Korean peninsula in show of force
Two US B-1B Lancers based in Guam fly over the Sea of Japan, staging a simulated air-to-ground missile firing drill with their South Korean counterparts
Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat ahead of Japan election
'We will protect our country under stable politics,' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says in a televised debate
North Korea's Kim promotes sister, reaffirms nuclear drive
Kim Jong-Un's sister Kim Yo-Jong is now an alternate member of the ruling party's powerful decision-making body
Trump says North Korea diplomacy has failed, 'only one thing will work'
US President Donald Trump adds that North Korea's nuclear program 'should haven been handled during the Obama administration'
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Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time – Trump
'I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,' tweets US President Donald Trump
North Korea seeks 'equilibrium' with U.S., says nuclear capability nearly complete
(UPDATED) The North's leader Kim Jong-Un says the country is close to the goal of completing its nuclear ambitions and should use all state power at its disposal to finish the task, saying it had 'nearly reached the terminal'
North Korea vows to boost weapons program after sanctions
UPDATED The DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country s sovereignty and right to existence
U.S. formally requests UN vote Monday on North Korea
Washington has presented a draft UN resolution calling for an oil embargo on North Korea an assets freeze on Kim Jong Un a ban on textiles and an end to payments of North Korean guest workers
PH embassy releases contingency plan as Korea tensions rise
Here is the full text of the contingency plan of the Philippine embassy in South Korea which includes information on when and how to evacuate
Japan, South Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions
UPDATED Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: We must make North Korea immediately and fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council resolutions and abandon all its nuclear and ballistic missile programs
North Korea celebrates nuclear test
North Korea hold a mass celebration for the scientists involved in carrying out its largest nuclear blast to date with fireworks and a mass rally in Pyongyang