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United States Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks.

US envoy plays down expectations for North Korea meet, but ready to talk

United States Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks.
The suspected missiles were fired from North Pyongan province and North Korea analysts say is a show of confidence by Pyongyang during the coronavirus epidemic. Ahn Young-joon-AP

South Korea: North Korea missile fire ‘inapproriate’ amid pandemic

North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily press briefing on Monday.

China reacts after North Korea launches projectiles

China’s foreign ministry, asked about North Korea’s launch of projectiles, says it calls on all parties to adhere to consultation and dialogue to achieve lasting peace in the Korean peninsula.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand at the military demarcation line dividing North and South Korea

Donald Trump sends birthday greeting to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

U.S. President Donald Trump sent best wishes to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un on his birthday, a top South Korean official said on Friday.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump: US ready to deal with any North Korean ‘Christmas gift’

United States (US) President, Donald Trump, on Tuesday brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift,” saying the United States would “deal with it very successfully,” amid U.S. concerns that Pyongyang might be preparing a long-range missile test.
FILE PHOTO- U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump, South Korean leader agree to continue talks with North Korea

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed during a phone conversation to maintain dialogue with the nuclear-armed North, Seoul said Saturday, with the two allies noting the situation had become “grave”.
Kim You-geun, a national security official at South Korea’s presidential Blue House, speaks during a press briefing on the General Security of Military Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 22, 2019. – South Korea will suspend the expiry of a critical military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, Seoul said on November 22, just hours before the pact was due to expire as the two US allies row. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea salvages military pact with Japan at 11th hour

The pact was due to expire at midnight amid a sharp deterioration in ties between the two democracies and market economies that has alarmed Washington as it seeks to curb the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea.

Japan searches for North Korean fishermen after boat collision

Japanese authorities said they are searching for several North Korean fishermen thrown to sea off Japan's northern coast after their boat collided with a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol vessel and sunk early Monday in an area crowded with poachers from the North.
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North Korea says nuclear talks with US break down, blames Washington

North Korea’s top nuclear envoy on Saturday said talks with the US in Stockholm had broken down, blaming Washington for bringing “nothing to the negotiation table” at the meeting, which came after months of stalemate.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, the South’s military chiefs said, less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile.

US urges restraint after North Korea fires ballistic missile

South Korea has said Wednesday’s missile may have been launched from a submarine. The move came the day after North Korea announced a resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear program.
North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.

North Korea builds leverage, demonstrates threat, with likely submarine launch

North Korea has tested what appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile — an important advancement in Pyongyang’s weapons program and a major provocation just days ahead of working-level nuclear talks with the United States.
North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.

North Korea fires new missiles, proposes talks with Donald Trump

North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump calls off talks with Taliban after attack killed US soldier

US President Donald Trump said he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war.
Typhoon Lingling

Typhoon leaves thousands of South Korean homes without electricity

Typhoon winds toppled trees, grounded planes and left thousands of South Korean homes without electricity on Saturday as a powerful storm system brushed up against the Korean Peninsula.
A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for describing Pyongyang's behaviour as rogue and warned its expectations for talks with Washington are fading.

North Korea berates Mike Pompeo, warns hopes for US talks ‘disappearing’

A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for describing Pyongyang's behaviour as "rogue" and warned its expectations for talks with Washington are fading.
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Japan expresses regret over end of intelligence-sharing deal with South Korea

Japan on Friday expressed regret at South Korea’s decision to terminate a joint military intelligence-sharing deal.
FILE PHOTO: A conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile is launched by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) during a test to inform development of future intermediate-range capabilities at San Nicolas Island, California, U.S., August 18, 2019. Scott Howe/U.S. Dept of Defense/Handout via REUTERS

Official: US cruise missile tested to deter China

By its recent cruise missile test, the U.S. intended to make sure it had capabilities to deter China’s “bad behavior”, according to a top ranking U.S. government official.g

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