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The efforts by North Korea and Iran to develop ballistic missiles capable of targeting not only its regional adversaries but the U.S.
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) - youth and sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will seek the assistance of the Asian football Confederation (AFC) to assess the situation in Pyongyang before Malaysia play North Korea in their 2019 Asian Cup Qualifier. The match is ...
People in the U.S. consider North Korea to be the least favorable foreign country, according to a recent Gallup poll. The organization reports that only 11 percent of respondents said they had favorable views of the Asian country which edged out Iran ...
China's suspension of coal imports from North Korea is clearly punishment for the North's weapons programs, but it may also add pressure on the U.S.
Beijing - For years, the United States and others have pressed China's leaders to suspend imports of coal from North Korea to push the reclusive state to abandon its nuclear weapons program. For years, the Chinese leadership resisted - until Saturday ...
In November 2011, then Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd also visited the zone during a visit to South Korea and just recently characterised the North Korea threat as the most pressing challenge in 2017. 'war WOULD KILL THOUSANDS'. Ms Bishop's visit comes ...
China is suspending coal imports from North Korea, one of the country's economic lifelines. The Chinese government says the move is part of United Nations sanctions against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: China is ...
Seoul, South Korea - The acting president of South Korea, Hwang Kyo-ahn, on Monday called the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, "an intolerable crime against humanity and terrorist act" masterminded by the ...
AFP-Jiji Beijing (AFP-Jiji) - China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of the year, Beijing said Saturday, depriving Pyongyang of a crucial source of foreign exchange following its latest missile test.
Tehran, Iran -- Officials from both countries say Iran and North Korea want to strengthen relations. A Sunday report by ICANA.
A medical staff member pushes a trolley in front the main gate to the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Saturday.
South Korea has said it believes the North Korean regime is involved in the murder of Kim Jong-nam. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother was killed at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport last week.
Beijing (CNN) China says it will halt all coal imports from North Korea from Sunday for the rest of 2017, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang's most recent missile test last week.
It's difficult to ascertain what non-OPEC, and even some OPEC members, will do about future supply cuts. According to energy trader, Martin Tillier, "90 percent compliance is a good sign for OPEC, but Venezuela, UAE and Iraq aren't following commitments.
China on Friday urged a resumption of six-party talks with North Korea on Pyongyang's nuclear programme, saying a "negative cycle" of nuclear missile tests followed by sanctions must end.
Malaysian police cars come out of the main gate of the forensic wing at the hospital Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang.
Shanghai: China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting Feb. 19, the country's commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday, as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country.
North Korea thought leaders and policymakers have been committing the foreign policy equivalent of medical malpractice for decades.
In a surprising move, China's commerce ministry has announced that the country would be suspending its coal imports from North Korea. China released a statement Saturday saying that the freeze in imports will begin Sunday and will be in place through ...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 17, 2017. Reuters/Michael Dalder Reuters.
But North Korea says it will "reject" the results of a "forced" autopsy which was not witnessed by its officials, according to a statement from the country's ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AP) - North Korea says it will "categorically reject" the results of an autopsy on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler. He died this week at an airport in Malaysia and the case is snowballing into a ...
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) and Prashanth Parameswaran (@TheAsianist) discuss the significance of North Korea's first missile test of 2017 involving the solid-fueled Pukkuksong-2 and take stock of the U.S.-Thailand alliance. Click the arrow to ...
Bonn, Germany - The United States, South Korea and Japan on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest missile test and said they will enhance security cooperation in response.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes his seat for a meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not in picture) on the sidelines of a gathering of Foreign Ministers of the G20 leading and developing economies at the World Conference Center in ...
Jakarta, Indonesia - Family and former neighbours of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia are stunned by the arrest of the young mother who they say was a polite ...
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1988, file photo, Kim Hyon-hui, a North Korean who bombed a Korean Air Lines jet in 1987, confesses at a press conference in Seoul, South Korea.
Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) CNN's Will Ripley, Justin Robertson and Tim Schwartz are the only Western broadcasters reporting from North Korea since it conducted a ballistic missile test on Sunday, the first one of 2017. We'll keep updating this story ...
In an apartment in Seoul, South Korea, Lee So-yeon wakes in the night, thankful that everything she's just seen is in the distant past.
This pyramid-shaped building in North Korea was once a contender for the tallest hotel in the world - but construction was interrupted in 1989 and it became the world's largest abandoned building instead.
Those critics accuse North Korea of being a state that operates outside the law. They say the government kills its enemies and depends on criminal activity for survival.
The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to closely coordinate in dealing with North Korea's test-firing Sunday of a ballistic missile in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. Japanese Foreign Minister ...
Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) CNN's Will Ripley, Justin Robertson and Tim Schwartz are the only Western broadcasters reporting from North Korea since it conducted a ballistic missile test on Sunday, the first one of 2017. We'll keep updating this story ...
Kishida will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se on the sidelines of the gathering of major economies to discuss how to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs and ...
Beijing--China rejected a shipment of coal from North Korea a day after the country test-fired a ballistic missile in violation of international sanctions, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.
North Korea's test of a ballistic missile on Sunday was followed by strong, but hollow, condemnations by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump and the United Nations Security Council.
Recent international sanctions intended to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons program are hobbling humanitarian and relief efforts to safeguard the lives of millions in need, according to many aid workers.
A new U.S. administration has taken office, so a new provocation has been staged by North Korea. And just as predictably, America and its allies have denounced North Korea for defying "the international community." Washington is filled with chatter ...
Malaysia refused the request, since North Korea did not submit a formal protest, according to Abdul Samah Mat, a senior Malaysian police official.
North Korea rejected the UN Security Council's statement on its missile launch this weekend, declaring that all of its tests were defensive in nature and designed to protect its people.
North Korea may turn to Africa for help as it faces international backlash from nuclear missile tests and alleged political assassinations.
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday its missile launches were "self-defense measures", rejecting U.N. Security Council criticism of its weekend test, but the United States demanded international action against Pyongyang's weapons programs.
Beijing - For 16 years, the United States has publicly refused to engage in direct talks with North Korea, arguing that doing so would reward its leader, Kim Jong-un, for bad behavior.





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