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Korea tensions ease slightly as US officials play down war risks

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea’s president said resolving Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key US officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

South Korea declares ‘no more war on Korean Peninsula’

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Monday declared there must be no war on the Korean peninsula.

‘Nothing imminent’ in standoff with North Korea – CIA chief

CIA director Mike Pompeo has offered assurances there is "nothing imminent" in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea, but said he will not be surprised if Pyongyang conducts another missile test.

Pastor freed from North Korea arrives back in Canada

A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned for more than two years in North Korea has arrived back home.

US military ‘locked and loaded’ on North Korea – Trump

Donald Trump has warned North Korea that if it "acts unwisely" the US military is "locked and loaded".

As tensions soar, South Korea mulls nuclear arms

As nuclear-armed North Korea's missile stand-off with the US escalates, calls are mounting in the South for Seoul to build nuclear weapons of its own to defend itself -- which would complicate the situation even further.

Possible scenarios for next stage of North Korea crisis

The crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program deepened Thursday when US President Donald Trump underscored his threat to rain “fire and fury” on Kim Jong-Un’s regime by saying his apocalyptic warning perhaps “wasn’t tough enough.”

Canadian pastor on way home after North Korea release

A Canadian pastor was on his way home Thursday after being released from a North Korean prison where he spent the last two years, according to his family and the prime minister.

North Korea’s Guam strike plan: what we know

North Korea said Thursday it would complete a plan within days to launch a salvo of four intermediate-range missiles towards Guam, the US island territory in the western Pacific.

North Korea vows to teach US ‘severe lesson’

North Korea is ready to give the United States a "severe lesson" if Washington takes military action against Pyongyang, pledging it will "under no circumstances" put its nuclear weapons and ballistic programmes on the negotiating table, the country's foreign minister has said.

North Korea threatens ‘thousands-fold’ revenge on US over sanctions

North Korea has threatened to launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the US after tough UN sanctions were imposed on it following the test firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years’ jail for Samsung heir

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president.

North, South Korea diplomats exchange words

The foreign ministers of North Korea and South Korea spoke face-to-face at a gala in Manila Sunday night, according to South Korean media reports, at a time of heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s missile program.

UN backs ‘toughest’ N’Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme.

US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on North Korea

The United States, South Korea and China have welcomed tough new UN sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

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