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US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

TOKYO (AP) -- An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson and two other US warships as they continued their journey north in the western Pa...

Updated : 2017.04.23 20:51

China urges Korea Peninsula denuclearization

ATHENS (AFP) -- China's foreign minister called Sunday for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes."China is firmly supporting the denuclearization of the area in the name of stability and peace", Wang Yi t...

Updated : 2017.04.23 20:50

Third US citizen detained in North Korea: sources

A former Korean-American professor was arrested in North Korea last week, becoming the third US citizen to be detained by the communist country as of late, according to sources Sunday.The US citizen, ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:09

Pivotal week for peninsula as NK marks military anniversary

Amid unabated concerns over North Korea’s fresh nuclear test in time for another major anniversary, South Korea and the US are poised to be on heightened alert this week with cutting-edge military as...

Updated : 2017.04.23 15:59

N. Korea apparently slams China for stepped-up sanctions

North Korea has apparently asked China not to step up anti-North sanctions, warning of “catastrophic consequences” in their bilateral relations.Pyongyang issued the warning through commentary written by a person named Jong Phil on its official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which was...

Updated : 2017.04.22 12:47

N. Korea says ready to counter U.S. aggression

North Korea has said it is closely monitoring moves by the United States and fully prepared to counter any “provocations.”The North’s foreign ministry said in a statement, released by the Korean Central News Agency on Saturday, that Pyongyang will never be intimidated by the recent U.S....

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:00

Trump’s ‘very unusual moves’ remark refers to helpful things in solving N.K. problem: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump was referring to “some things that were helpful” in resolving the problem of North Korea when he said a day earlier that “very unusual moves” have been made with regard to the issue, his spokesman said Friday.White House press secretary Sean Spicer, however,...

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:00

N. Korea mounts campaign to thwart conservatives in S. Korean election

North Korea has recently been churning out propaganda to stop conservatives from taking power in South Korea's presidential election.This week alone, a number of North Korean organizations attacked co...

Updated : 2017.04.21 15:20

N. Korea raises food rations to 400g, below UN recommendation: report

North Korea raised its daily food rations to an average 400 grams per person in the first quarter of the year, which is still below the internationally recommended amount of calorie intake, Voice of A...

Updated : 2017.04.21 10:12

China puts bombers on 'high alert' to prepare for potential NK contingency: CNN

WASHINGTON -- China has put bombers on "high alert" in preparation for a potential contingency in neighboring North Korea, a US defense official was quoted as saying Thursday.CNN cited the unidentifie...

Updated : 2017.04.21 09:48

Trump says 'very unusual moves' made with regard to N. Korea

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that "some very unusual moves" have been made with regard to North Korea as he praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for trying hard to rein in the communist nei...

Updated : 2017.04.21 09:47

UN Security Council unanimously adopts statement condemning NK missile launch

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a press statement strongly condemning North Korea's latest missile launch."The members of the Security Council expressed their utmost concern ov...

Updated : 2017.04.21 09:47

North Korea blasts Japan for trying to remove sex slave statues

North Korea lashed out at Japan Thursday for trying to remove girl statues symbolizing women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II.Minju Joson, the mouthpiece of North Kor...

Updated : 2017.04.20 22:08

British ambassador pledges close cooperation on NK

Britain’s top envoy to Seoul pledged Thursday to continue close cooperation with the South Korean government to induce North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, the Foreign Ministry here said Thurs...

Updated : 2017.04.20 21:50

US senator calls for preemptive strike on NK even if it means war

WASHINGTON -- A ranking US senator said the US should launch a preemptive strike on North Korea if that's what it takes to stop Pyongyang from building a missile capable of hitting America, even thoug...

Updated : 2017.04.20 10:16