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Seoul's unification minister resigns over North Korea tensions

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:52 PM

South Korean president President Moon Jae-in accepts 'Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul's offer to resign'

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul reacts as he meets with reporters to announce his offering to resign over the worsening of inter-Korean relations at the government complex in Seoul on June 17, 2020. - North Korea threatened June 17 to bolster its military presence in and around the Demilitarized Zone, a day after blowing up its liaison office with the South, prompting sharp criticism from Seoul. (Photo by - / YONHAP / AFP) / - South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT NO ARCHIVES RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE

North Korea warns U.S. to stay out of inter-Korean affairs

Jun 11, 2020 - 1:56 PM

A North Korean official says Washington should 'hold its tongue and mind its internal affairs first' if it wanted to avoid experiencing a 'hair-raiser' and ensure the 'easy holding' of November's presidential vote


North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:53 AM

(UPDATED) Analysts say Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves, as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners

This screen grab image taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on August 1, 2019 shows a ballistic missile being launched from an unknown location in North Korea early on July 31. Kim "guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system on July 31," state-run KCNA said. Handout / KCTV / AFP

Kim Jong-un sends missile 'warning' to South Korea, U.S. as tensions rise

Aug 07, 2019 - 7:22 AM

KCNA, North Korea's state news agency, says Kim watched the launches, which verified the 'war capacity' of the 'new-type tactical guided missiles'

N. Korean envoy meets China president

May 24, 2013 - 7:32 PM

North Korea tells China it is willing to take positive actions to solve problems through dialogue

Kerry looks to press China on NoKor

Apr 13, 2013 - 8:49 AM

Teducing tensions would require cooperation from all sides and in particular China an ally of North Korea

‘DEEPENING COOPERATION.’ China says US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss “sensitive issues” with Chinese officials in his Beijing visit aimed at deepening ties between the two countries. AFP/Bulent Kilic

U.S. urges China to help rein in N. Korea

Apr 12, 2013 - 6:56 AM

President Barack Obama also calls on North Korea to end its belligerent approach as the world waits for Pyongyang to carry out an expected missile launch

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