Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tag Archives: North Korea

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles

SEOUL: North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearisation talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since ...

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Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader rides horse up sacred mountain

PYONGYANG: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the country’s highest mountain on horseback, according to state media. A series of photos released by KCNA show Kim astride a white horse on a snow-covered Mount Paektu. This is not the first time he has scaled the 2,750-metre peak and analysts ...

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North Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

PYONGYANG: North Korea threatened again on Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the US of having instigated some members of the UN Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests. The warning by Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of North Korea-US nuclear negotiations in Sweden, ...

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North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend

SEOUL: North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanc­tions in exchange for disarmament, a se­nior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs, said the two nations ...

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Japan promotes China as bigger threat than North Korea

TOKYO: China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defense review indicated, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The document’s security assessment on China comes after a section on Japan’s ally, the United States, the first time ...

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North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ rocket launcher

SEOUL: North Korea said that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” another demonstration of the North’s expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the U.S. The North’s official Korean Central ...

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Kim says missile test is ‘warning’ over US-South Korea drills

Pyongyang said in statement that its missile test the day prior was meant as a message to the US and South Korea to cease their military exercises that began earlier this week. Tuesday’s test of two short-range ballistic missiles was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military ...

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UK, France and Germany condemn North Korea missile launches

LONDON: The United Kingdom, France and Germany are condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and urging Pyongyang to engage in “meaningful negotiations” with the United States on eliminating its nuclear weapons. The three countries also urged North Korea “to take concrete steps towards complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” and ...

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North Korea hails ‘amazing’ Trump Visit

SOUEL: North Korean state media have hailed US President Donald Trump’s impromptu visit to the country as “an amazing event”. Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea , accompanied by leader Kim Jong-un. Trump had earlier tweeted asking  Kim if he would like to ...

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Kim and Putin: Challenging US role in denuclearisation

MOSCOW: The Kremlin tried hard to present Kim Jong Un’s first ever visit to Russia as an historic event aimed at proving how important Moscow is in the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula – especially after the failure of US-North Korean talks in Hanoi two months ago. Kremlin-controlled media described ...

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