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Australian arrested for being 'economic agent' for N.Korea

Sydney |Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Sunday arrested a man from Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea with the intent of raising revenue for the Pyongyang government.

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While focus is on N.Korea, China continues S.China Sea buildup -think tank

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON | Friday, Dec 15 2017 IST

- While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install high-frequency radar and other facilities that can be used for militar

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Trump, Putin talk on phone, discuss N.Korea: White House

Washington |Friday, 2017 9:45:05 AM IST

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation, talking about how to resolve the situation in North Korea, the White House has said.

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UNSC to hold ministerial-level meeting on N.Korea

United Nations |Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST

The UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold a ministerial-level meeting on Friday on the "threats and challenges" posed by North Korea to international peace and security.

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Russia says Iran nuclear deal breakdown would hurt effort to manage N.Korea

MOSCOW | Friday, Dec 15 2017 IST

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a possible breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal would send the wrong signal when it came to trying to resolve the situation around North Korea, the RIA and In

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Japan imposes new unilateral sanctions on N.Korea

Tokyo |Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST

The Japanese government on Friday imposed new unilateral sanctions on North Korea, which include freezing the assets of Pyongyang-based companies, in response to the launch of the country's latest bal

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U.N. resolutions on N.Korea need to be fully implemented -Guterres

TOKYO | Thursday, Dec 14 2017 IST

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes needed to be fully implemented by Pyong

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U.S.'s Tillerson, in new overture to N.Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Dec 13 2017 IST

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, appearing to back away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any nego

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Tillerson overture to N.Korea: U.S. ready to talk without pre-conditions

By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Dec 13 2017 IST

- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that any

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Kim asks for strengthening of N.Korea's nuclear force

Pyongyang |Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST

Kim Jong-un, the top leader of North Korea has asked for further strengthening of his country's nuclear force, the state media said on Wednesday.

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U.N. envoy: N.Korea would not commit to peace talks but 'door ajar'

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS | Wednesday, Dec 13 2017 IST

United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday that senior North Korean officials did not offer any type of commitment to talks during his visit to Pyongyang last week, but he

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Senior Russian diplomat hails U.S. readiness to start talks with N.Korea

MOSCOW | Wednesday, Dec 13 2017 IST

Russia welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's statement that Washington is ready to begin direct talks with North Korea, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei

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