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Russia’s upper house chair meets North Korean leader to deliver letter from Putin

Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko is holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a Russian delegation’s visit to Pyongyang. She will also reportedly hand-deliver a letter from Vladimir Putin. The rare meeting was revealed by the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations, Senator Konstantin Kosachev, who is also currently in North Korea as ...

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US military blocks proposed railway linking North & South Korea

US military officials have put the brakes on a proposed rail project that would connect the Korean Peninsula, underscoring growing differences between Washington and Seoul on engagement with the Hermit Kingdom. The governments of the two estranged nations were set to begin preliminary plans for the rail link last week, but their application to send a train from Seoul across ...

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Russia blocks UN Security Council report on North Korea

Published time: 30 Aug, 2018 21:38 Edited time: 30 Aug, 2018 21:59 Russia has decided to halt discussions of a United Nations Security Council report on North Korea, as it is doesn’t agree with some of its point and the way the work on it is proceeding, Moscow’s UN envoy has said. Russia has blocked the upcoming report of the ...

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Trump says ‘no reason’ for costly war games with South Korea, blames China for stalemate with North

US President Donald Trump has blamed Beijing for the lack of progress on North Korea’s denuclearization, saying China has put North Korea “under tremendous pressure” in response to a trade war Trump had started in the first place. The White House statement, posted by Trump in a string of tweets, says that the US President “feels strongly” that Pyongyang has ...

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Reactivated US 2nd fleet returns to North Atlantic ‘ready to fight’… guess who?

Just seven years after shutting down operations, the US 2nd Fleet has been officially reactivated, with its admiral seeking to turn it into a menacing force “ready to fight” any “bad actor” it may sail into in the North Atlantic. Fearing that “some bad actors” on the world stage “threaten the very birthright freedoms that we hold sacred” and are ...

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Not just Russians: China, North Korea, Iran may target US elections, Bolton says without proof

The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence. “I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling, and North Korean meddling that we’re taking steps to try to prevent it, so it’s ...

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North Korea slams Trump’s opponents for hampering peace efforts, denuclearization

North Korea lashed out at Donald Trump’s rivals for “a deadlock” in bilateral relations, calling upon the US leader to act in a “bold” manner, in a statement that differs dramatically from the North’s stance on the US last year. In a lengthy editorial, Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North’s ruling party, praised US President Donald Trump for ...

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US targets Russia and Chinese firms over North Korea sanctions breaches

The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions. The US Treasury said the new sanctions applied to the Russia-based Profinet Pte Ltd and its director general, the China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co. and the Singapore based SINSMS Pte Ltd. ...

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South & North Korea to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

Published time: 13 Aug, 2018 06:02 South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are set to hold their third summit in the North Korean capital in September, Yonhap reports citing the results of high-level talks. “We agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit within September in Pyongyang,” the two sides said in a joint press statement issued ...

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Leaked UN report claims North Korea's nuclear & missile programs still active

North Korea has not abandoned its nuclear and missile programs, despite this year’s earlier diplomatic breakthroughs and destruction of test sites, Reuters reports, citing a confidential UN paper. The leaked report is purportedly a six-month review by unnamed independent experts monitoring the implementation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and was submitted to the relevant UN committee late on ...

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