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'Dark clouds of a war': North Korea will 'counter US' if it holds drills with Seoul

North Korea has threatened to “counter the US” if Washington holds joint military exercises with Seoul while still enforcing sanctions against Pyongyang. “If the US finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], the DPRK will counter the US by its own mode of counteraction and the US will be made to ...

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US war with North Korea ‘worth it’ – Lindsey Graham

The damage caused by a US war with North Korea would be “worth it,” Senator Lindsey Graham said. The comments further fuel speculation the US is gearing up for action against Pyongyang. “All the damage that would come from a war would be worth it in terms of long-term stability and national security,” the Republican senator from South Carolina told ...

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North Korea to participate in PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games

North Korea has agreed to send a national delegation to take part in the 2018 Paralympic Games, which will kick off on March 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The agreement was reached on Tuesday during working-level talks between the two Koreas, which took place in the border village of Panmunjom. North Korea offered to send 20 members to the Games, ...

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US top negotiator with North Korea retiring for 'personal reasons'

The top US negotiator with North Korea is planning to retire this week, the State Department has revealed, in the midst of a tense diplomatic standoff between the two nations. Joseph Yun says his decision is personal in nature. Yun, a diplomat for over 30 years, is currently serving as the Special Representative for North Korea Policy and as Deputy ...

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North Korea slams US for sanctions & ‘clouds of war’ but says it is open for talks

Pyongyang has accused Washington of bringing “clouds of war” to the region by imposing “the largest-ever” sanctions during the Olympic Games, but says it is still open to direct talks with the US. A statement published by state news agency KCNA hailed North Korea’s leadership for their “strong determination for peace, long-awaited inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation,” which began to surface ...

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China slams new US sanctions ‘harming cooperation' on N. Korea

China has called on the US to “immediately stop” unilateral sanctions targeting North Korea. Beijing has been angered after a number of Chinese businesses were included on a new sanctions list. “The Chinese side firmly opposes the US imposing unilateral sanctions and ‘long-arm jurisdiction’ on Chinese entities or individuals in accordance with its domestic laws,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said ...

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If sanctions on North Korea won’t work, we’ll go to ‘Phase Two’ – Trump

Published time: 23 Feb, 2018 19:53 Edited time: 23 Feb, 2018 19:57 President Donald Trump has warned that the US will go to “Phase 2“ if sanctions imposed on North Korea do not have the desired effects. Trump made the statement during a  joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “If the sanctions don’t work, we will have ...

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Tillerson ‘listening’ but won’t deviate from ‘big stick’ strategy with N. Korea

The US approach to North Korea is showing no signs of softening, after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the government is using “big sticks” rather than delicate diplomacy to enable talks. The leaders of the two nations have engaged in a series of bizarre tit-for-tat insults over the last year, with Tillerson previously admitting that military intervention in North ...

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S. Korea all smiles at Olympics, but troops stay ready in massive SE Asia drills (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

South Korea has deployed hundreds of troops to Thailand to participate in the annual Asia-Pacific Cobra Gold military exercises, taking place between February 13 and 23, organized by the US and Thai militaries. Exercise Cobra Gold was launched in 1981, with South Korea formally joining the drills in 2010. This year, a combat unit of over 430 South Korean sailors ...

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Pence raises prospects for talks with North Korea, sanctions to continue

US Vice President Mike Pence says Washington is open to talks with North Korea. Even though he emphasized talks are not negotiations, it shows the US has changed its attitude. “We want to make sure North Korea understands us, and if there’s an opportunity for talks that can communicate the fixed policy of the United States of America to them, ...

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