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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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‘North American Dead End’: Lawmaker proposes new name for US embassy street in Moscow

A lawmaker from the nationalist LDPR has proposed renaming the Moscow street where the US embassy is located as ‘North American Dead End’ – and City Hall says it intends to consider this option. MP Mikhail Degtyaryov, who currently chairs the lower house Committee for Sports, Tourism and Youth, recently came up with the initiative to rename an alley in ...

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North Korean ceremonial leader to visit South as part of Olympic delegation

A high-ranking North Korean representative is expected to head a delegation to Seoul, the South’s Unification Ministry has said. The visit forms part of ongoing efforts to ease tensions between the two Koreas. Kim Yong-nam who is the head of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the North Korean parliament, as well as the nominal head of state, is ...

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North Korea got missile parts through Berlin embassy, says German security chief

North Korea obtained materials for its arsenal of ballistic missiles through its embassy in Berlin, Germany’s top intelligence chief has revealed. Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV), is set to detail how Kim Jong Un’s administration has attempted to buy high-tech parts for its weapons in a new documentary about Kim Jong Un. Preview information of the ...

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‘Manifestation of heinous intention’: North slams US’ recent sanctions against Pyongyang

North Korea has condemned the new round of sanctions announced by the US against Pyongyang, saying that the measures are merely a manifestation of Washington’s “heinous intention” to aggravate the situation on the peninsula. The sanctions imposed by Washington are “a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and to aggravate the ...

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North Korea could stage ‘intimidating’ military parade day before Olympic Games – Seoul

North Korea may stage an “intimidating” military parade the day before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, Seoul says, adding that the event could involve large-scale forces and almost all of Pyongyang’s weapons. The North is preparing to mark the anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at Mirim Airfield in the capital, Pyongyang, on February 8, Unification Minister ...

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Soros warns Trump may destroy ‘our entire civilization’ over North Korea

Billionaire investor George Soros says the Trump administration is “a danger to the world,” and the opposition the president has garnered will make him a “temporary phenomenon” which “will disappear in 2020 or even sooner.” During a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, Soros, 87, who heads the Soros Fund Management and Open Society Foundations, ...

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North Korea reschedules army anniversary, may hold parade on Winter Olympics eve

North Korea will mark the founding anniversary of its army the day before the Winter Olympic Games open in South Korea in a muscle flexing move that may put a damper on Seoul’s hopes for a “peaceful” event. North Korean state media confirmed that the 70th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) would be celebrated on its official date, ...

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Zombie Nation? ‘Executed’ North Koreans return to life

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is famous in Western media for executing people that fall out of his favor – though some seem to have found the knack of returning from the dead. Reports regularly surface on Kim’s latest means of execution, ranging from the relatively mundane firing squad to the theatrical, or even cartoonish – such as feeding foes ...

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to compete in 3 sports at 2018 Olympics in South Korea – IOC

The IOC has approved the participation of 22 North Korean athletes in the coming Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Apart from the first-ever joint hockey team with Seoul, the North will also compete in skating and skiing. READ MORE: Give Piste a Chance: S. Korea’s skiers to train at Kim’s resort Next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea will display some long-lost ...

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