APRNEWS - North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a century, official media reported Friday, days after the World Food Programme expressed “very serious concerns” about the situation in the country.
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APRNEWS - With two missile launches in the space of a week, North Korea is treading a fine line between increasing pressure on the US and not derailing their nuclear negotiations -- all the while giving itself room to escalate, analysts say.
APRNEWS - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived by train in the city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for his first trip to Russia aimed at galvanising support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in a limbo.
REUTERS - North Korea’s commitment to denuclearization and safeguarding peace and stability on the Korean peninsula are unchanged, its foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, said on Friday, at a meeting in Beijing with the Chinese government’s top diplomat, Wang Yi.
REUTERS - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday plans were being made for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and he thinks “incredible” progress has been made in U.S. talks with the long-isolated country.
APRNEWS - Russia has blocked the publication of a UN report on the implementation of sanctions against North Korea because it disagrees with some of the findings, Moscow’s ambassador to the world body said Thursday.
The report had previously been seen by media organizations including AFP before formal publication.
REUTERS - North Korean officials have warned in a letter to the United States that denuclearization talks were “again at stake and may fall apart”, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The letter was delivered directly to U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and stated that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s government felt that the process could not move forward.
REUTERS - U.S. spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, in the midst of talks to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arms.
APRNEWS - North Korea on Friday returned the remains of what are believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War, the White House said, with a U.S military plane making a rare trip into North Korea to retrieve 55 cases of remains.
APRNEWS - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday met with the UN Security Council for the first talks on North Korea since Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s summit — and was to urge the top UN body to keep the pressure on Pyongyang.