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The US military has no plans to suspend major military exercises with South Korea, James Mattis, the US defece secretary, said on Tuesday. AFP

Jim Mattis: US to continue military drills with South Korea

The US military has no plans to suspend major military exercises with South Korea, James Mattis, the US defece secretary, said on Tuesday.
The North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 was successfully launched last November [KCNA via Reuters]

North Korea continues work on nuclear programme: UN report

North Korea continues to develop its nuclear programme and is violating international sanctions by clandestinely transferring weapons and fuel, a confidential United Nations report said.

North Korea watchers greet Kim Jong Un’s move with skepticism

Pyongyang’s announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim Jong Un’s true intentions — and the extent to which US President Donald Trump deserves credit.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un promises no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.

Vladimir Putin: Russia developing nuclear arsenal ‘immune to interception’

Russia is developing new nuclear weapons that are immune to enemy interception, Vladimir Putin has claimed.

China: New US sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea

China has demanded the US reverse its decision to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea, saying the "unilateral actions" could undermine cooperation between Beijing and Washington.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ‘open to dialogue’ with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he is "open to dialogue" with South Korea in the New Year, but has warned the US he has a "nuclear button" on his desk to use if threatened.

New UN sanctions an ‘act of war’ – North Korea

North Korea says new UN sanctions that will restrict vital oil supplies are tantamount to a complete economic blockade.

UN slaps new sanctions on North Korea

With China's backing, the UN Security Council on Friday slapped new sanctions on North Korea that will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs.

UN to vote on new North Korea sanctions targeting oil

The UN Security Council will vote Friday on a US-drafted resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea by restricting oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs.

US, South Korea, Japan begin missile tracking drill

The US, South Korea and Japan began today joint exercises to track missiles from North Korea, days after a massive air drill by the US and South Korea in the Korean Peninsula.

UN, North Korea agree security situation ‘most tense’

In a rare show of mutual consent, the United Nations and North Korea have both agreed that the current security situation in the Korean Peninsula is "the most tense and dangerous" in the world today.

South Korea’s Moon to visit China for talks on North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-In will visit China next week for talks on North Korea and other issues, his office said Wednesday, amid tentative signs of diplomatic movement after months of high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threats.

North Korea missile test raises flight safety concerns

A North Korean ballistic missile was seen by the crew of several airliners last week, aviation authorities said, on Wednesday, raising concerns about the threat to civilian flights posed by Pyongyang’s unannounced tests.

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has rejected the US call to cut ties with North Korea after Pyongyang launched ballistic missiles on Wednesday.

If war comes, North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed – US

The United States warned that North Korea’s leadership will be “utterly destroyed” if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea — including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang.

South Korea’s Moon Jae-In condemns North Korea’s ballistic missile test

South Korean President Moon Jae-In condemned North Korea's "reckless" missile test on Wednesday, and warned that the situation on the Korean peninsula risked spinning out of control into catastrophic conflict.

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Wednesday his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.

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