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Rare 5.4-magnitude quake hits southern South Korea

A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit South Korea’s southeast Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors.

North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly – Moon Jae-in

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Tuesday it would not be easy for reclusive North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal quickly, even if it wanted to, given its weapons programmes were so developed.

‘Do not try us’ – Donald Trump warns North Korea

“Do not try us,’’ US President, Donald Trump, warned North Korea on Wednesday at Seoul’s Korean National Assembly, seeking to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

North Korea must ‘come to the table’ for talks – Donald Trump

North Korea must "make a deal" on abandoning its nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump said, taking his most conciliatory tone yet with Pyongyang after months of inflammatory threats.

Donald Trump to eat 360-year-old soy sauce at state banquet in Seoul

A special sauce more than a century older than the United States will be on the menu for Donald Trump at his state banquet in Seoul on Tuesday — along with a diplomatically tricky prawn.

Donald Trump claims ‘progress’ on global problem of North Korea

North Korea poses a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action, President Donald Trump said in Seoul Tuesday, but insisted "we are making a lot of progress" in reining in the rogue state.

We hope to God military might won’t be needed against North Korea – Donald...

“We hope to God we never have to use” military force against North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a joint news conference in South Korea.

South Korea to buy ‘billions of dollars’ of US weapons – Trump

South Korea has agreed to buy US weapons worth “billions of dollars” to guard against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

North Korea is a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action – Donald Trump

“We hope to God we never have to use” military force against North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a joint news conference in South Korea.

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in hopes Donald Trump visit ‘turning point’ on North Korea policy

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said he hoped a visit by U.S President Donald Trump would be a turning point in efforts to defuse tensions over North Korea’s nuclear programme as the two leaders met in Seoul on Tuesday.

South Korea announces sanctions against Pyongyang

South Korea announced new unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang — the first under President Moon Jae-In — on Monday, a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North’s nuclear programme.

Time for ‘patience’ on North Korea is over – Donald Trump

The time for “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, US President Donald Trump warned Monday, after winning Japan’s backing for his policy of considering all options to rein in the rogue state.

Donald Trump says he’s ‘open’ to meeting with North Korean leader

US President Donald Trump would "certainly be open" to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, he said in an interview broadcast Sunday as he began an extended Asian tour.

Thousands urge peace in anti-Trump protest in South Korea

Thousands of South Koreans protested Sunday against an upcoming visit by Donald Trump and called for peace as the US President begins an Asian tour dominated by North Korea's nuclear programme.


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Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe in court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

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ECOWAS Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights suit

The Court of the Economic Community of West Africa, ECOWAS, on Tuesday again adjourned hearing of the fundamental rights suit filed by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Borno corps members relocate to Katsina over insecurity

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EFCC arrests ex-SGF Pius Anyim for receiving N520m from ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki

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