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North Korea in Rare Talks With South Korea Promises to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea

North Korea in Rare Talks With South Korea Promises to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea

🕔13:45, 9.Jan 2018

North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it would send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily so the visit could take place.

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US Underrated North Korea Nuclear Potential: US Intelligence Admits

US Underrated North Korea Nuclear Potential: US Intelligence Admits

🕔10:57, 7.Jan 2018

At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, the intelligence agencies assured the president that it would take about four years for North Korea to develop a ballistic missile capable of reaching US coast, so there was time to slow or stop the development of such missiles and Washington could focus on negotiations and countermeasures, The New York Times said. US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster acknowledged in an interview with the newspaper that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was quicker in a bid to turn North Korea into a nuclear power than most people believed.

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South Korean Authorities Seized Panama-Flagged Vessel Transferring Oil to North Korea

South Korean Authorities Seized Panama-Flagged Vessel Transferring Oil to North Korea

🕔11:03, 31.Dec 2017

South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday. The seizure was the second to be revealed by South Korea within a few days, as the United Nations steps up efforts to squeeze essential oil supplies to the reclusive North following its nuclear or ballistic missile tests.

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North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

🕔14:37, 29.Dec 2017

A North Korean nuclear scientist who fled the country while taking time off from work to deal with “anxiety over his research projects” has killed himself inside a prison cell after being recaptured in China and sent back over the border, according to a report. “He killed himself only a few hours after he was placed in solitary confinement at the State Security Department in Sinuiju city” the source said.

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After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

🕔09:53, 29.Dec 2017

China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that China had allowed oil to reach the isolated nation. Trump said on Twitter the previous day that China had been “caught” allowing oil into North Korea and that would prevent “a friendly solution” to the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

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US Sanctions North Korean Missile Experts, Russia Offers to Mediate

US Sanctions North Korean Missile Experts, Russia Offers to Mediate

🕔12:20, 27.Dec 2017

Asked to comment on the offer, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, Justin Higgins, said the United States “has the ability to communicate with North Korea through a variety of diplomatic channels”, and added: “We want the North Korean regime to understand that there is a different path that it can choose, however it is up to North Korea to change course and return to credible negotiations.”

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China Calls for Constructive Efforts to Ease Korean Tensions

China Calls for Constructive Efforts to Ease Korean Tensions

🕔15:49, 25.Dec 2017

China, with which North Korea does some 90 percent of its trade, has repeatedly called for calm and restraint from all sides and for a return to talks. The North’s old allies China and Russia both supported the latest U.N. sanctions.

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