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Fun facts from the UN gathering

2017-09-19 22:08

It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship. The UN General Assembly is set to kick off with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address to the 193-nation body.

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill - report

2017-09-18 19:12

The US has flown four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsulain a show of force after North Korea's latest nuclear and missile tests, a report says.

Defiant North Korea leader says he will complete nuke program

2017-09-16 07:30

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un vows to complete his nuclear weapons program after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile that was fired over Japan

'Missile launch, take cover': Japan's terrifying wake-up call

2017-09-15 08:14

"Missile launch! Missile launch! A missile appears to have been launched from North Korea. Take cover in a building or underground."

North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions

2017-09-13 08:49

North Korea has vowed to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to the "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.

Egypt's top commander says ties with Pyongyang severed

2017-09-12 12:17

South Korean news agency reports that Egypt's defence minister has announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea during a visit to Seoul.

US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote

2017-09-11 21:57

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down its demands in a bid to win support from Russia and China.

North Korea urges nuclear build-up on anniversary

2017-09-09 12:34

North Korea's state media marked the nation's founding anniversary Saturday with calls for a nuclear arms buildup, in defiance of mounting international sanctions.

Mexico expels North Korean ambassador after nuclear test

2017-09-08 10:54

Mexico has expelled the ambassador of North Korea in protest over Pyongyang's latest nuclear test which it said posed "a grave risk for peace".

US seeks to freeze assets of North Korea's Kim Jong-un

2017-09-07 17:05

Draft resolution to UN also urges oil embargo and textile exports ban in response to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.


UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

2017-09-19 18:48

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the world's leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War.

Trump mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

2017-09-18 07:34

US President Donald Trump has mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programmes and bellicose threats.

US urges China, Russia to act after North Korea missile launch

2017-09-15 18:15

The US has called on China and Russia to take "direct actions" to rein in North Korea after it fired a ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

2017-09-15 06:35

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

2017-09-12 18:49

Egypt's defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

UN approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

2017-09-12 05:44

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in a watered-down resolution.

North Korea warns of harsh response against new sanctions imposed

2017-09-11 08:03

North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a draft proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions yet on Pyongyang is approved by the UN Security Council.

Open letter to Kim Jong Un from Koos Kombuis

2017-09-08 13:13

I was very confused when I heard on CNN that your missiles could strike both Japan and the United States. How on earth is that possible, writes Koos Kombuis.

Trump says war with N Korea 'not inevitable'

2017-09-07 21:16

US President Donald Trump says military action against a defiant North Korea after its recent powerful nuclear test was "not inevitable."

North Korea celebrates nuclear test with mass rally, fireworks

2017-09-07 14:39

North Korea has held a mass celebration for the scientists involved in carrying out its largest nuclear blast to date, with fireworks and a mass rally in Pyongyang.

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