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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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South & North Korea: What’s the economics of the truce? RT’s Boom Bust investigates

Published time: 28 Apr, 2018 14:33 The Korean Peninsula has made a step towards peace. What is the economic aspect of the two nations getting along? Watch Boom Bust’s analysis of the historic rapprochement. We also discuss rising crude prices; analyst Raghee Horner talks about the recent development in the oil industry. Not everyone is happy with the surge in ...

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Withdrawing US troops from S. Korea may be discussed with allies & North – Mattis

The withdrawal of some 28,000 US troops stationed in South Korea may be on the table in future negotiations between the US and North Korea, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on the heels of a landmark inter-Korean summit. Asked if US forces will remain in South Korea provided Seoul and Pyongyang replace their 1953 truce with a formal peace ...

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All smiles, hugs & holding hands as North and South Korean leaders meet (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The two states experienced their warmest moments in decades as the first North Korean leader in half a century to cross the border held hands with his South Korean counterpart and said he wanted to start “new history.” As the doors opened in the so-called truce village of Panmunjom, all eyes were on the North’s leader Kim Jong-un descending the ...

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My tree is bigger than yours: North Korean leader ‘out-trees’ Trump

Days after the US and French presidents did some viral tree-planting, the two Korean did their bit to turn gardening into a new global trend. Awkwardly enough, Trump and Macron were seemingly outdone or rather, out-treed. In a historic moment on Friday, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in were spotted shoveling soil on the roots of a ...

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'Bomb North Korea' protest as leaders seek to defuse months of tension

South Korean activists have gathered for an anti-North protest with controversial banners, calling for their northern neighbors to be ‘bombed’ as Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in begin historic talks. “It’s time to bomb North Korea,” read a banner seen in the protest against the inter-Korean summit in Paju city, just south of the “truce village” of Panmunjom. ...

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Historic meeting between North & South Korea leaders kicks off

The much-awaited summit between Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has begun in the “truce village” of Panmunjom. It is the first time the leaders of the two nations sat down for talks in over a decade. The first inter-Korean summit since 2007, when Kim’s late father Kim Il-sung met then-South Korean leader Roh Moo-hyun, is drawing all ...

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Top of the world: First ever all-woman Euro-Arabian ski team reaches North Pole

An all-female group from Europe and the Middle East are top of the world today after completing the grueling seven-day cross-country ski to reach the North Pole. Seven women from Cyprus, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar became the first people from their countries to traverse the 82km (51 miles) distance to reach the northernmost part of the world. The expedition project ...

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