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Trump declares N Korea state sponsor of terrorism

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 03:13 WIB

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming...

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 11:15 WIB

GENEVA -- North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme would remain as a deterrent against...

Jokowi urges North Korea to comply with UN Resolution

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 19:10 WIB

 MANILA -- At the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit, which also discussed the Korean Peninsula issue, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) urged North Korea to comply with the UN Security Council Resolution on denuclearization. The...

South Korea sees signs of planned new missile test by North

Friday, 03 Nov 2017 02:02 WIB

SEOUL -- North Korea may be planning a new missile test, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers on Thursday, after brisk activity was spotted at its research facilities, just days before U.S. President...

Tunnel of North Korea nuclear test site collapses

Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 22:08 WIB

TOKYO -- A tunnel at North Korea's nuclear test site collapsed after Pyongyang's sixth atomic test in September, possibly killing more than 200 people, Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi said on Tuesday, citing unnamed...

North Korea to continue nuclear test for self-defence: RIA

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 06:45 WIB

MOSCOW -- A North Korean diplomat said on Friday that Pyongyang intended to continue its nuclear testing programme in the interests of self-defence and accused U.S. President Donald Trump of playing "nuclear football," the...

What's a "dotard" anyway? Kim's insult to Trump

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 20:38 WIB

LONDON -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confused a lot of English-speakers - though this time not about what he intends with his nuclear programme. Responding to Donald Trump's bellicose warning to...

Trump to add sanctions on North Korea

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 02:16 WIB

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best...

Japan's PM says time for talk is over on North Korea

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 13:01 WIB

NEW YORK -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. "Now is...

Qatar, Kuwait stop renewing visas for N Korean workers

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 12:50 WIB

DOHA/KUWAIT -- North Korean workers willstart leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after U.N. Security...

Taiwan suspends oil exports to North Korea

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 22:00 WIB

TAIPEI -- Taiwan has suspended refined oil and LNG exports to North Korea, as well as clothing and textile imports, to comply with United Nations resolutions, a largely symbolic move by the island...

Threats cannot help resolve Korean peninsula situation

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 21:21 WIB

BEIJING -- Threatening action or rhetoric cannot help resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula, China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted about the existence of military...

Xi, Trump discuss Korean peninsula situation by phone

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 04:06 WIB

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula by telephone on Monday, state news agency Xinhua reported.The two countries share extensive common interests,...

North Korea fires missile over Japan

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 17:19 WIB

SEOUL/TOKYO -- North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang's...

U.S. allies in Asia welcome new sanctions on North Korea

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 21:38 WIB

UNITED NATIONS -- Major U.S. allies in Asia on Tuesday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel...