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North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

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Nuclear-armed North Korea has marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports say, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier in the flash-point region.

In call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on North Korea

2017-04-24 07:59

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged "restraint" on North Korea during a phone call with US President Donald Trump, days before an American supercarrier is due to arrive in the Korean Peninsula.

China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

2017-04-23 19:05

China's foreign minister has called for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

Next S Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts

2017-04-20 15:09

When South Korea fills a presidential vacuum next month, analysts say the first order of business for its new leader will be to tame Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards the nuclear-armed North.

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

2017-04-19 15:47

US Vice President Mike Pence has issued another warning to North Korea over its latest failed missile launch, telling sailors in Japan that the US would bring "an overwhelming and effective'"response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.

Trump: N Korean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor

2017-04-19 12:09

President Donald Trump says that how much North Korea's leader desires peace will be a deciding factor in easing tensions between it and the United States.

Trump on North Korea: Kim 'gotta behave'

2017-04-18 12:11

The White House is displaying a tough approach to North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, with President Donald Trump warning that Kim Jong Un has "gotta behave" .

Pence warns North Korea 'era of patience is over'

2017-04-17 18:29

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, US Vice President Mike Pence has made an unannounced visit to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea.

N Korea: US VP Pence denounces 'provocation'

2017-04-16 18:02

American Vice President Mike Pence has assured South Korea of Washington's full support after the latest missile launch by North Korea.

N Korea flaunts long-range missiles in parade

2017-04-15 16:11

North Korea has rolled out intercontinental ballistic missiles and other military hardware at a massive parade to celebrate the birthday of the country's late founder.


North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

2017-04-25 07:50

A US guided-missile submarine has arrived in South Korea and envoys on North Korean affairs from the US, Japan and South Korea are meeting in Tokyo as North Korea prepares to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military.

North Korea threatens to sink approaching US carrier

2017-04-23 21:05

North Korea has threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier cruising towards the tense Korean peninsula, and said it would strike Australia with nuclear weapons if it "blindly" followed its American ally.

North Korea detains US citizen

2017-04-23 10:46

North Korea recently detained a US citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country, officials have said.

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

2017-04-20 11:40

The Australian foreign and defence ministers are in Tokyo for talks with their Japanese counterparts on the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threat and other security and economic issues.

US again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

2017-04-19 12:09

After a few days of sabre-rattling, US President Donald Trump's administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang.

China defends North Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

2017-04-18 16:21

China is defending its trade practices with North Korea after Chinese-made vehicles were seen carrying ballistic missiles during a military parade despite international sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang.

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

2017-04-17 22:49

North Korea's deputy UN ambassador is accusing the United States of turning the Korean peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot".

Abe: Japan planning for refugees in event of Korean crisis

2017-04-17 14:17

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan's government is drawing up contingency plans in case a crisis on the Korean Peninsula sends an influx of refugees to his country.

All hail the great god of the sun

2017-04-16 06:01

North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il-Sung, on Saturday, as a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region.

No winners if Korea war breaks out - China foreign minister

2017-04-15 13:36

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said there can be no winners in a war between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programmes.

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