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North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

2017-10-17 14:11

North Korea's deputy UN ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment".

Trump says envoy 'wasting his time' talking to North Korea

2017-10-02 13:42

President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.

5 things to know about Kim's rebuke of Trump

2017-09-22 18:02

On the surface it seems like more of the same: North Korea responds to another threat by US President Donald Trump by calling him a "deranged" old man who will "pay dearly" for his insults. These words, however, carry the weight of an unprecedented personal rebuke...

At UN, world leaders confront North Korea crisis

2017-09-21 16:18

North Korea's nuclear threat takes centre stage at the United Nations as US President Donald Trump holds talks with leaders of Japan and South Korea and the Security Council meets to push for sanctions to be enforced against Pyongyang.

'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.

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.

Beijing firm on North Korea denuclearisation - Xi

2017-09-07 07:53

China's President Xi Jinping has told Donald Trump that Beijing remains committed to denuclearising North Korea as the US president warned again that any Pyongyang threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response.

China may be the real target of North Korea's pressure

2017-09-04 16:59

North Korea's escalating nuclear provocations are putting putative ally China in an increasing bind, and may be part of a strategy to twist Beijing's arm into orchestrating direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington, analysts say.

US will launch 'massive military response'

2017-09-03 22:14

The United States will launch a "massive military response" to threats from North Korea, Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis said on Sunday.

 

US, Japan agree to maximise diplomatic pressure on N Korea

2017-10-17 11:36

US and Japanese senior diplomats have agreed to maximise pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear programme, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed.

US, North Korea in kindergarten fight' - Lavrov

2017-09-23 07:00

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a "kindergarten fight between children" and urged calm.

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

2017-09-22 13:19

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

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.

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.

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 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.

At UN, US urges 'strongest possible measures' to punish North Korea

2017-09-04 19:32

The United States has urged the UN Security Council to impose the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea in response to its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

US could cut 'all trade' with countries doing business with N.Korea

2017-09-03 22:45

President Donald Trump has warned that the United States was considering cutting economic ties with any countries that do business with North Korea.

North Korea declares H-bomb test 'a perfect success'

2017-09-03 21:38

North Korea has tested a hydrogen bomb which it can mount on a missile, declaring its biggest-ever nuclear detonation a "perfect success".

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