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North Korea to publicly close nuclear test site on May 23-25, invites journalists

North Korea will openly dismantle its nuclear test site around May 23-25, state media said. Pyongyang has invited foreign journalists, including those from the US, to cover the event. The dismantling will involve collapsing all tunnels with explosions and blocking their entrances. All observation facilities, research buildings, and security posts will be removed, KCNA reported. Notably, journalists from other nations, ...

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All Iranians are liars, says Iran-Contra broker Oliver North

Retired Marine Colonel Oliver North, who gained notoriety for his involvement in the Iran-Contra gunrunning scandal and lying to Congress about it, took to Fox News on Wednesday to accuse the Iranians of lying. “Never believe an Iranian — because if their lips are moving, they’re lying,” North told Fox host Sean Hannity on Wednesday. The new president of the ...

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Americans freed by North Korea land in Alaska

The three American citizens released by the North Korean government have touched down in Alaska, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who negotiated their release. “We would like to express our deep appreciation to the US government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the people of the United States for bringing us home,” the trio said in a statement released ...

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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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