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Russia ‘helpful’ in enforcing sanctions on North Korea – Pompeo

Moscow has been actively contributing to the process of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, particularly by enforcing sanctions on Pyongyang, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told journalists. “Enforcement of sanctions is a continuing process. There have been many places, in which Russians have been helpful,” Pompeo told journalists after his meeting with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New ...

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Tech giants squirm and dodge when grilled about China & N. Korea ‘election meddling’ (VIDEO)

Silicon Valley representatives, who testified before the House on how to stop Russia from using online platforms to meddle in elections, had their feet put to fire when a Republican lawmaker questioned them about other players. Louie Gohmert, a representative for Texas, grilled officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter, who came to the US House on Tuesday to testify before ...

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S. Korea summons Russian officials after scrambling jets to escort Russian planes

South Korean defense and foreign offices summoned Russian officials after its air force were dispatched to warn Russian bombers of entering its air defense zone. Moscow says the planes were flying over the international waters. Russia’s defense ministry confirmed that South Korean planes escorted two Tu-95MS strategic bombers and Su-35S aircraft as they conducted a regular flight over “neutral waters” ...

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N. Korea sticks to promise to scrap missile engine test site, but US sanctions remain – Pompeo

Pyongyang has reaffirmed its commitment to dismantle its missile engine test site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, but American sanctions against the North will remain until there is “fully verified” denuclearization. “North Korea reaffirmed its commitment to complete denuclearization,” Pompeo said at the trilateral news conference in Tokyo, where he was joined by Japanese and South Korean officials. ...

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Trump the peacekeeper? US leader brags that America would be ‘in war’ with N. Korea 'if not for him

US President Donald Trump has once again baffled the international community, as he claimed that it was him who actually saved the world from a potentially devastating conflict between Washington and Pyongyang. “If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday as he rejoiced the “many good conversations ...

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Rebuilding North Korea's economy would cost $63bn, but South Korea would benefit – Citi

Boosting the sanctioned economy of North Korea would not be easy or cheap, but there are geopolitical benefits for South Korea, according to research by Citibank analysts. Citi estimated that $ 63.1 billion would be needed to rebuild transportation and infrastructure. Among the costs is an estimated $ 24.1 billion – needed for 28 railroad projects, $ 22.8 billion would ...

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US sends caskets to N. Korea in preparation for return of US war dead

The US military has sent 100 wooden caskets to the border of North Korea in preparation for the repatriation of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War. More than 36,000 US troops died in the 1950-1953 war. Around 7,800 US military personnel still remain unaccounted for, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The consignment of “100 ...

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Trump prolongs sanctions against North Korea for another year

Published time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:45 Edited time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:49 Trump extends the "national emergency" related to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. (National Emergencies basically = authority for sanctions). pic.twitter.com/H6FBfVuKDG — Olivier Knox (@OKnox) June 22, 2018 Despite summit with Kim Jong-un, Pres Trump notifies Congress he's renewing national emergency with respect to North Korea to keep US ...

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South Korea wants railroad link to Russia through North Korea

Seoul, Moscow and Pyongyang can implement several major trilateral infrastructure and energy projects if stability is reached on the Korean peninsula, according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Read more One such project could be a railway that will be able deliver goods from Russia to South Korea through North Korea. “Once the Trans-Korean Main Line is built, it may ...

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