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Pompeo returning with 3 US prisoners from North Korea – Trump

Published time: 9 May, 2018 12:43 Edited time: 9 May, 2018 12:51 US President Donald Trump has tweeted to say that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is returning from North Korea with three US prisoners. Trump also said that a time and a date for his meeting with Kim Jong Un had been set. Trump went on to add that ...

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Xi tells Trump that North Korea wants peace, but has security concerns

China’s Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump to consider Pyongyang’s legitimate security concerns ahead of a highly-anticipated summit between the US president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Xi phoned Trump shortly after meeting with Kim on Tuesday in northern China, the North Korean leader’s second visit to China in as many months. According to Chinese state media, Xi told ...

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Pompeo jets to Pyongyang as Trump holds out for North Korea nuke deal

US President Donald Trump has announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is jetting in to meet Kim Jong-un after announcing the withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement. The decision to withdraw the US from a framework designed in 2015 to limit Iran’s nuclear enrichment capabilities will now see the Islamic nation hit with the highest level of sanctions, Trump stated ...

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Key Iran-Contra player Oliver North to be new NRA president

The National Rifle Association has announced its new president will be Oliver North. The retired US Marine colonel gained notoriety as the man behind the 1980s ‘Iran-Contra’ weapons export scandal. “I am honored to have been selected by the NRA Board to soon serve as this great organization’s president,” North said in a statement, asking for a few weeks to ...

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US reactivates 2nd fleet to rival Russia in North Atlantic ‘great power competition’

In a major realignment from fighting terrorism to great power rivalry with Russia, the US Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet. The command had been responsible for the North Atlantic Ocean before it was deactivated in 2011. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson made the announcement on Friday, during a change of command ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia. “Our ...

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North Korea to provide supplies & workforce for new motorway bridge to Russia

Pyongyang is all set to provide workers and supplies for the construction of a bridge across the border with Russia, according to the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East. “In June, both Russian and North Korean technical experts are set to hold consultations on building a motorway bridge between the two countries,” Deputy Minister Aleksandr Krutikov told ...

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US troops to remain in South Korea even if peace treaty signed with North – Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday that US troops will remain on the peninsula even if a peace agreement with the North is reached, saying their presence has “nothing to do with signing peace treaties.” “US troops stationed in South Korea are an issue regarding the alliance between South Korea and the United States. It has nothing to ...

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After what happened to Libya, should North Korea think twice about ditching nukes?

The US says North Korean denuclearization should proceed along the Libyan scenario. RT’s Murad Gazdiev remembers how Muammar Gaddafi was killed by US-backed rebels a few years after ditching nukes, and asks – is that a good idea? There was a time when tales of Gaddafi’s death had Kim Jong-un keeping his both hands on the nuclear button, which, by ...

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North Korea will merge time zones with South starting May 5

North Korea will synchronize its time with South Korea as early as this week, Pyongyang announced on Monday. The North created its own time zone in 2015, turning back the clocks by 30 minutes to defy Japanese colonial legacy. The decision to return to the same time is one of the many symbolic highlights of the historic Friday summit between ...

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North Korea promises to close nuke test site in May – South

North Korea plans to close its nuclear weapons test site in May and give South Korean and US experts and the media access to the process, South Korea says. The closure was apparently decided upon when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for a historic summit on Friday. They also agreed to make the ...

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