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North Korea denies sanctions prompted diplomatic thaw

North Korea has broken its silence on the diplomatic thaw with Washington and Seoul, saying it is driving the "peace offensive" and rejecting suggestions that sanctions forced it to the negotiating table.

North Korea, US representatives to meet in Finland

Representatives of North Korea, South Korea and the United States are set to meet in Finland for talks on denuclearisation, according to South Korean and Finnish officials.

US: Talks with Pyongyang should include de-nuclearisation

The United States is willing to talk to North Korea, but only if those talks will lead to an end of the North Korean nuclear programme.

North Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

A delegation of high-ranking North Korean officials has entered South Korea on Sunday to attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

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