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Australia's top diplomat will attend a meeting of Korean war allies in Canada this week to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Department of Foreign Affairs secretary Frances Adamson will attend the meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday, to be co-hosted by Canada and the US.
Under the most recent round of sanctions, Resolution 2397 states that all North Korean workers must be sent home by December 2019, cutting off a crucial source of income for Pyongyang. However, because it is unclear how many North Korean workers are currently in Russia, analysts say it is not clear ...

The resumption of dialogue between North and South Korea after a two-year hiatus marks a step back from nuclear brinkmanship and a diplomatic victory for South Korea's Moon Jae-in's engagement policy. Pyongyang has agreed to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics and revive cross-border military ...
"In order to force North Korea to change its policy, it is necessary for the international community to reach full agreement and to impose maximum pressure on North Korea. Pyongyang has to offer a dialogue on its own, "he added. Speaking of the provocative rhetoric used by the Pyongyang regime, Abe ...
North Korea INSIDE LOOK: soap operas shift to romance to woo youth and Pyongyang elite ... Kim Jong-un, however, had been influenced by the soap operas that are so common on South Korean television, Ms Lee said, who was also previously the head of the Associated Press bureau in Pyongyang.
Negotiators from North and South Korea are to hold working-level talks on Monday to discuss the North's participation in next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympic games. The talks will take place at a facility on the North Korean side of the Panmunjom truce village on the military demarcation line that ...
The idea is known as the "bloody nose" strategy: React to some nuclear or missile test with a targeted strike against a North Korean facility to bloody Pyongyang's nose and illustrate the high price the regime could pay for its behavior. The hope would be to make that point without inciting a full-bore reprisal ...
Moscow, January 5. /TASS/. Moscow believes that the direct dialogue between Seoul and Pyongyang will facilitate de-escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula, Russia's Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told TASS. "We welcome the first contacts between Seoul and Pyongyang.
On Friday China's commerce ministry announced new measures to enforce the most recent round of sanctions against North Korea, including imposing limits on the export of crude oil. Beginning January 6, China will prohibit all exports to North Korea of steel, iron ore, and other metals, as well as industrial ...
But the carrot element is a staple of the Pyongyang playbook, entirely disingenuous and rather predictable. With a banner ballistic year under his belt, it's now time for Kim to unleash a faux peace offensive. Kim has nothing to lose -- and plenty to gain -- in sending Athletes and cheerleaders to the South.
North Korea's state-run airline has reduced the number of regular flights connecting Pyongyang and Beijing. Air Koryo says it has cut the number of weekly flights from 3 to 2 starting this month. The reduced service will continue until the end of February. The carrier also says it has temporarily suspended ...
Seoul: A North Korean test ballistic missile launched last year may have ended up hitting a populated city not far from Pyongyang, according to a report by news magazine The Diplomat on Wednesday (Jan 3). In late April 2017, Pyongyang launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile that ...
Seoul: North Korea said Wednesday it will reopen a hotline with the South to discuss attending the Winter Olympics, forging ahead with peace overtures despite taunts from US President Donald Trump who said he has a "much bigger" nuclear button than Kim Jong-un. The hotline, which was cut by the ...
Pyongyang, Seoul Hold Phone Call Via Reopened Hotline - S Korean Official ... high-ranking North Korean official said that the country's leader Kim Jong-un had ordered to reopen a contact channel between Pyongyang and Seoul to discuss issues related to the upcoming Olympic games in Pyeongchang.
North Korea has reopened a hotline with South Korea to discuss issues including sending Athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. This comes after Seoul said it wants high-level talks with Pyongyang. Inter-Korean relations have been showing signs of a thaw, following conciliatory remarks by North ...
Tensions in the Korean peninsula intensified after Pyongyang made a trial with its ballistic rocket Jvason 15, after two months of recess, waiting for the U.S. to ... In a second stage, Washington and Pyongyang should hold direct talks and in a third one, use a format of six, that is, the DPRK, the U.S., Japan, ...

The latter comment comes in the wake of Seoul proposing to hold high-level talks on January 9 with Pyongyang at the demilitarized zone between the two countries. The move was prompted by the North Korean President, Kim Jong Un's New Year address to the nation, in which he expressed hopes that ...
Passing the sweeping GOP tax reform boosted Trump's standings on the domestic front while the riots in Iran and the conciliatory gestures that have accompanied Kim Jong Un's threats in Pyongyang cast a positive light on his bellicose international posture. Trump, and not only he, can easily reach the ...
United Nations/Seoul - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned North Korea on Tuesday against staging another missile test and said Washington would not take any talks between North and South Korea seriously if they did not do something to get Pyongyang to give up its ...
Another possible motive could be to buy time as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear programme. Mr Kim, in a New Year's speech, said he was willing to send a North Korean delegation to the Winter Games hosted by the South, adding that both sides could "urgently meet" for talks. This marked his ...
Seoul welcomed Pyongyang's decision to reopen the hotline as "very significant", with chief presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan saying "it creates an environment where communication will be possible at all times". South Korean president Moon Jae-In has long favored engagement with the ...
North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test in January 2016, with what it claimed was an "experimental hydrogen bomb." In September 2017, Pyongyang conducted its sixth nuclear test, announcing that it had successfully detonated a "hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic ...
The authorities are allegedly focusing on three categories of residents in Pyongyang: those expressing discontent with the current system, those who are in contact with family in China, and those who have reported a family member missing while knowing that the individual had gone to South Korea.
Pyongyang looks ready to defy international pressure and keep test-firing ballistic missiles and pursuing its nuclear arms quest in 2018. Meanwhile Japan's bilateral relations with the United States, South Korea and China will be heavily influenced by all the diplomatic maneuvering over North Korea.
Seoul and the Games organisers are keen for the North to take part. Two North Korean Athletes -- pairs figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik -- qualified for the Games but Pyongyang's Olympic Committee missed an October 30 deadline to confirm to the International Skating Union that they would ...
Seoul: 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 ...
From fireworks in Australia to a huge LED light show at the world's tallest building in Dubai, revellers around the world rang in 2018 in spectacular fashion. In Sydney, Australia, a pyrotechnics display befitting the city's status as one of the first major metropolises to welcome 2018 lit up the city's famous ...
And another photo shows a group of men in front of an ICBM with lighting at the bottom to simulate a launch. The sculptures were part of the New Year celebrations at the Pyongyang Ice Sculpture Festival on Kim Il Sung Square. Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea but it is also a place where the elite ...
Pyongyang, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is one of the least Wi-Fi-friendly countries in the world. Having a device that emits Wi-Fi signals can result in detention and a major fine. Worse, if you are a North Korean. Public use of the internet is a concept that just makes North Korean officials really ...
Standing on the outskirts of Pyongyang, surrounded by snow-covered farms and greenhouses, is one of Kim's latest pet projects, the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory, which produces 4,200 tons of the iconic Korean pickled vegetable dish a year. The shiny new facility replaces an older factory and opened in June ...
Despite North Korea traditionally being one of the least Wi-Fi friendly countries, its main internet provider appears to have put a router at the international departure area of Pyongyang's airport, Eric Talmadge, AP's Pyongyang bureau chief since 2013, wrote. The service is only available or better say visible, ...
Pyongyang's weapons programs have passed critical thresholds this year, to the point where many in Washington consider North Korea's nuclear capability an imminent threat. Feltman is the highest-level UN official to visit Pyongyang since 2011. He spent more than 15 hours speaking with North Korean ...
The United Nations political affairs chief begins a rare four-day visit to Pyongyang on Tuesday. The trip by Jeffrey Feltman is the first by a senior UN official in six years. North Korea had extended an invitation to the UN in September to visit for a "policy dialogue". It comes after last week's launch of what ...
The author of 'Nuclear Showdown" said Bejing had already signalled it would take Pyongyang's side in a conflict despite pledging to help defuse the tension with the rogue East Asian nation. Mr Chang continued: "In August, Beijing signalled that if the United States struck North Korea first then it would ...
SeoulNorth Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a South Korean newspaper said yesterday, as Seoul predicted that the North would look to open negotiations with the US next year in an optimistic 2018 outlook. The Kremlin also said yesterday that Russia is ready to act as a mediator between North ...
(Tokyo) -- North Korea's envoy in charge of U.S. affairs at the United Nations demanded Washington provide evidence to back up its claim Pyongyang was behind the WannaCry ransomware attack, an allegation has said was a "baseless provocation" being used to generate tensions. Pak Song Il told The ...
Beijing (China DAILY/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - On Saturday (Dec 23), North Korea released its decision to build the "Kangnam Economic Development Zone" in Pyongyang, where foreign investors will be offered preferential land and tax policies. The construction of an economic development zone to ...
... Showbiz & TV · sport · Comment · finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · UK · World · politics · Nature · Royal · weather · History · obituaries · Sunday · science · Weird · Scotland · Home · News · World; North Korea crisis: Furious China responds to Trump's claim Beijing sells oil to Pyongyang ...
This Dec. 23, 2017, photo shows the Internet corner in the departures lobby of Pyongyang's international airport. Despite being one of the least Internet-friendly countries in the world, North Korea's main Internet provider recently set up an airport WiFi network available to travelers who have cleared customs ...
SeoulNorth Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a South Korean newspaper said yesterday, as Seoul predicted that the North would look to open negotiations with the US next year in an optimistic 2018 outlook. The Kremlin also said yesterday that Russia is ready to act as a mediator between North ...
(Tokyo) -- North Korea's envoy in charge of U.S. affairs at the United Nations demanded Washington provide evidence to back up its claim Pyongyang was behind the WannaCry ransomware attack, an allegation has said was a "baseless provocation" being used to generate tensions. Pak Song Il told The ...
Pyongyang "has devised a system whereby party organs report people's economic hardships on a daily basis, and it has banned any gatherings related to drinking, singing and other Entertainment and is strengthening control of outside information," the NIS, as reported by South Korean news agency ...
Beijing (Reuters) - Chinese tourists are still visiting Pyongyang from China's border city of Dandong, tourism sources say, even after authorities ... head of Beijing-based Koryo Tours which organizes travel to North Korea, said he saw 3 to 4 busloads of Chinese tourists in Pyongyang in mid-November.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert announced that North Korea is responsible for the May 2017 "WannaCry" global cyberattack that targeted Windows computers and was allegedly aided by leaked National Security Agency technology.
Seoul (AFP, Reuters) - The messages are alluring, the pictures are attractive. But the women seeking to beguile South Korean bitcoin executives could actually be hackers from Pyongyang in disguise, experts warn. In the face of sanctions over its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, the ...
A recent article about North Korea's plans for two new satellites gained little attention beyond its immediate readership. But the article contains a wealth of intelligence about Pyongyang's objectives if one looks for the real uses to which those satellites will likely be put. Firstly, it's highly unlikely the satellites ...
North Korea WARNING: Pyongyang 'using hackers to STEAL bitcoin to fund nuclear programme'. South Korea is stepping up its efforts to counter hackers in the North amid reports Kim Jong-un's cash-strapped regime is stealing digital currency to fund its nuclear weapons programme. By Harvey ...
"There are neither eternal friends nor eternal enemies in politics." Perhaps nothing exemplifies this old saying better than the drastically changing relations between China, North Korea and South Korea in recent years. Once regarding each other as "socialist brothers", Beijing and Pyongyang have been ...


 

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