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# North Korea

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# tensions
Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches
South Korea has said North Korea fired a number of projectiles into the sea.
# From Russia With Love
Vladimir Putin could become the middle-man in Trump-Kim denuclearisation talks
Donald Trump was among the topics discussed by the two leaders during their first one-on-one summit.
# Otto Warmbier
North Korea billed US $2 million for imprisoned student's medical care
Otto Warmbier fell into a coma after apparently being tortured behind bars and died days after arriving back in the United States.
# First meeting
Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin vow closer ties as they meet for the first time
Both leaders have met in Russia’s eastern city of Vladivostok, after Kim travelled by train from the North.
# russian talks
North Korea's Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for Putin summit
The talks will be Kim’s first face-to-face meeting with another head of state since his meeting with Trump.
# combat power
North Korea test-fires weapon with 'powerful warhead' in first since US nuclear talks broke down
The country’s news agency reported that Kim Jong-Un guided the test-fire.
# nuclear diplomacy
Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions
Kim said his personal relationship with Trump remains good.
# Malaysia
Kim Jong-nam murder suspect avoids death penalty
The half-brother of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017.
# decision reversed
Trump reverses North Korea sanctions that US imposed yesterday because he 'likes Kim'
Trump’s Treasury Department imposed the sanctions to tighten international pressure on North Korea.
# North Korea
US threw away 'golden opportunity' at Hanoi summit, North Korean official says
A nuclear summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, between Kim and Trump ended without agreement on 28 February.
# Siti Aisyah
Indonesian woman charged with Kim Jong Nam's killing freed in shock ruling
Siti Aisyah was held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother.
Opinion: I visited North Korea and Kim Jong Un is a recreation of the emperors who ruled Korea for centuries
Despite being a product of the Cold War and spouting Marxist and Maoist sounding jargon, Kim is far more of a recreation of the Chosun Emperors than a throwback to Joseph Stalin or Chairman Mao, writes Tom Farrell.
# kim jong one
North Korea's election: There's just one approved name on today's ballot
Analysts say the election is held largely as a political rite to enable the authorities to claim a mandate from the people.
# North Korea
Kim Jong-un may be preparing a missile or space launch, says US report
The images were taken before Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting in Hanoi for their high-stakes summit, which ended in failure.
# rocket site
North Korea 'rebuilding' main satellite launch site, satellite photos show
The activity was recorded days after the summit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.
# Deal or no deal
North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week's summit breakdown
A meeting between the two countries this week ended unexpectedly early.
# Rocket Men
'We had to walk': Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un summit ends with 'no agreement reached'
Trump and Kim were meeting in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for talks.
# Rocket Men
'The potential is awesome': Donald Trump set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam
Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam today and tomorrow.
# Rocket Men
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for the second time this week: here's what to expect
The two leaders will hold talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on 27 and 28 February.
# global ban
'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack
An expert explains how we could be “headed for a nuclear arms race”.
# denuclearisation talks
China's Xi backs second North Korea-US summit, hoping they'll 'meet each other halfway'
US-North Korea talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal have stalled since the first summit in June.
# jo song gil
North Korean diplomat in Italy 'in hiding', says South's intelligence officials
Jo Song Gil, 48, has been acting ambassador in Rome since October 2017.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un warns US against maintaining current sanctions in New Year's speech
The North Korean leader says the state might be compelled to explore a ‘new path’ of defense if US sanctions remain unchanged.
# Random
Visit North Korea? English football club strikes bizarre deal
Blyth Spartans have struck an unlikely new sponsorship arrangement.
# Sanctions
North Korea condemns US sanctions, says they could 'block the path to denuclearisation'
The warning from the North yesterday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials.
# Rocket Men
Donald Trump plans meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2019
The pair are hoping to follow-up their historic summit in Singapore in June.
# North Korea
North Korea warns US it may 'seriously' consider return of nuclear policy
It said the policy could return if the US doesn’t end tough economic sanctions against the impoverished regime.
# Pyongyang
Pompeo hails 'productive' talks with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang
The top US diplomat met with Kim for around two hours this morning in the North’s capital.
# From North Korea with love
'We fell in love': Trump on exchanging letters with Kim Jong-un
Trump told a cheering crowd at a campaign rally that there was once tough talk “back and forth” between him and the North Korean leader.
# Pyongyang
Denuclearisation: US ready to begin negotiating with North Korea 'immediately'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has invited his North Korean counterpart to meet in New York next week.
# elation once again
North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together
It’s an unprecedented plan that would have been unthinkable not long ago.
# celebrations
North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade but doesn't flaunt its intercontinental missiles
The North has previously been hit with sanctions for showing off its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
# Nuclear Weapons
Japan says North Korea remains a 'serious and imminent threat'
The country also takes aim at China’s rise as a military power.
# denuclearisation
Donald Trump acknowledges North Korea is not making progress on denuclearisation
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was supposed to go to the state.
# Reunited
'I never imagined this day would come': South Koreans meet relatives in North after decades apart
The three-day reunion is the first for three years and follows a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
# Malaysia
Judge rules sufficient evidence to allow Kim Jong Nam murder trial to continue
The judge said the evidence presented in court since the trial started in October pointed to a “well-planned conspiracy”.
# Dry Spell
Red Cross warn that North Korea is on the brink of a 'full-blown' food crisis as crops fail in heatwave
Recent UN sanctions have deepened the food crisis in the secretive state.
# Nuclear Weapons
North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue
A UN report has said that North Korea has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade sanctions.
# Nuclear
US intelligence agencies find North Korea 'building new missiles'
Following the Singapore summit in June, President Donald Trump had declared that Pyongyang was “no longer a nuclear threat”.
# strained relations
Explainer: Why Trump has warned Iran of 'consequences few throughout history have suffered before'
The nuclear deal with Iran struck by former President Barack Obama is one that Trump detests.