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Tillerson: Talks with North Korea may be close

2017-08-23 10:45

The US says talks with North Korea might be possible "in the near future" after Pyongyang reacted to tough new UN sanctions with a level of restraint.

North Korea: Trump is a 'mad man'

2017-08-22 21:19

North Korea has described President Donald Trump as a leader who frequently tweets "weird articles" and "spouts rubbish" to give his assistants a hard time.

US-South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions

2017-08-21 13:26

Seoul and Washington began annual war games with South Korean President Moon Jae-In warning the nuclear-armed North not to use them as an excuse to perpetuate the "vicious cycle" of tensions.

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

2017-08-16 10:37

China is telling the US and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute.

North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan

2017-08-15 06:14

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further "reckless actions" by Washington.

South Korea's Moon urges calm on North Korea, says war unthinkable

2017-08-14 15:58

South Korean President Moon Jae-In called Monday for calm in the standoff with North Korea, saying there should never be another war on the peninsula.

CIA chief says nuclear war not imminent

2017-08-13 19:14

CIA director Mike Pompeo has offered assurances there was "nothing imminent" in the US stand-off with nuclear-armed North Korea.

Trump says US military 'locked and loaded'

2017-08-11 21:32

President Donald Trump has turned up the heat on North Korea, warning Pyongyang that the US military is "locked and loaded" in the event of a misstep by North Korea, despite mounting international calls for restraint.

Pyongyang challenge: Should US shoot Kim's missiles down?

2017-08-11 17:02

With North Korea threatening to send a volley of missiles close to a US military hub in the Pacific, should Washington try to shoot them out of the air?

Trump to North Korea: 'Be very, very nervous'

2017-08-11 05:03

President Donald Trump has warned North Korea it should be "very, very nervous" of the consequences if it even thinks of attacking US soil.

 

Kim Jong-Un starting to respect US, says Trump

2017-08-23 07:43

US President Donald Trump has said his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea was beginning to bear fruit and that Kim Jong-Un had started to "respect" the US.

North Korea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-South Korea drills

2017-08-22 12:13

North Korea's military has unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet annual US-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal.

South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

2017-08-17 07:34

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Rouhani threatens to ramp up nuclear programme

2017-08-16 08:15

Iran's president has warned that it could ramp up its nuclear programme and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the US continued "threats and sanctions" against his country.

China to cut off North Korean imports under UN sanctions

2017-08-14 20:31

China has announced it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore, fish and other goods under UN sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear programme.

Will N Korea's Kim pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch

2017-08-14 09:45

US-N Korea tensions tend to flare and fade fast, but the latest escalation won't likely go away quite so easily.

Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it 'will regret it fast'

2017-08-12 08:58

President Donald Trump says the North Korean leader "will regret it fast" if he acts against a US ally or territory.

Australia to back US in any North Korea conflict: PM

2017-08-11 19:14

Australia "will come to the aid of the United States" if North Korea attacks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, after nuclear-armed Pyongyang has outlined plans to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam.

Here is what we know about North Korea's nuclear weapons

2017-08-11 09:26

Pyongyang accuses Washington of plotting a 'decapitation strike', and sees in nuclear weapons a powerful deterrent.

Trump says maybe warning to NKorea not tough enough

2017-08-10 22:33

US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his warnings to North Korea, saying his threat to rain "fire and fury" on it maybe "wasn't tough enough."

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