Student freed from North Korea thanks diplomats for their efforts

Alek Sigley said he now plans to ‘return to normal life’, after reunited with his wife in Tokyo.

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Australian student detained in North Korea released

Alek Sigley lost contact with friends and family last week.

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What is the DMZ?

The vestige of the Cold War was described by former US president Barack Obama as ‘freedom’s frontier’.

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Donald Trump offers to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at border

Mr Trump invited the North Korean leader to meet him for a handshake at the DMZ.

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North Korea and US ‘in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit’

Their second meeting in Hanoi in February collapsed without agreement.

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Kim Jong Un and China’s president discussed Korean Peninsula issues, says North

North Korea’s state media said the leaders reached a “shared understanding” on the issues they discussed during their summit in Pyongyang.

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in talks with Chinese president

Mr Kim was meeting with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Chinese president arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years.

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Russia and China block UN from declaring North Korea violated sanctions

Moscow and Beijing had registered objections over a declaration from the monitoring committee.

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North Korea ‘to suspend mass games’ after Kim criticism

The performances will be suspended for days or weeks while creators make adjustments, according to international travel agencies.

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North Korean leader’s sister appears in public for first time in a month

It was reported that Kim Yo Jong had been ordered to lay low.

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Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

Kim Yong Chol has been North Korea’s top nuclear negotiator.

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North Korea hit by African swine fever outbreak

The outbreak comes after the disease ravaged farms in China and spread to Vietnam, Cambodia and Mongolia.

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Kim Jong-un engages moneyball strategy; building ties with China and Russia

Trump has exposed rifts within America’s alliances when it comes to the North Korean nuclear issue. By contrast, Kim Jong-un is building ties with China and Russia, writes Kent Harrington.

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Donald Trump ‘not bothered’ by North Korea missile tests

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said the tests were ‘of great regret’.

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North Korea calls Bolton ‘war monger’ over missile comment

John Bolton said the North’s recent tests of short-range missiles had violated UN resolutions.

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No nuclear talks unless US changes position, warns North Korea

US officials said negotiations broke down because of Pyongyang’s excessive demands for sanctions relief.

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North Korea says Joe Biden is ‘fool of low IQ’ and ‘imbecile’

Pyongyang has previously described Donald Trump as a ‘mentally-deranged US dotard’ and made racist comments about Barack Obama.

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North Korean cargo ship seized by US inspected in American Samoa

The vessel is suspected of being in violation of international sanctions.

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US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

The Wise Honest, North Korea’s second largest cargo ship, has been confiscated.

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North Korea fires ‘two short-range missiles’

It is the North’s second weapons launch in the last five days.

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile, claims South

Pyongyang and the US are deadlocked in diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal.

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Kim Jong Un oversees missile firing drills

The North Korean leader expressed ‘great satisfaction’ over the drills, state media said.

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North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea

The White House said it was monitoring North Korea.

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Vietnamese woman accused in Kim Jong Nam killing back home after prison release

Doan Thi Huong expressed her gratitude ‘to everybody who prayed for me’ after she was freed from jail in Malaysia.

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Woman who stood trial over death of Kim Jong Un’s half brother freed from jail

Prosecutors in Malaysia had dropped a murder charge against Doan Thi Huong who is expected to return to Vietnam.

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Carmaker Daimler baffled as to how North Korea’s Kim got limousines

The German carmaker says it has no business dealings with Pyongyang.

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Russia says North Korea needs security guarantee if it is to denuclearise

Vladimir Putin said he intended to share the outcome of his talks with Kim Jong Un with Donald Trump.

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Key aide to Kim Jong Un removed from post, claims South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser has been removed from one of his posts, according to a politician in South Korea.

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North Korea’s Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

The secretive leader left Pyongyang on his special train at dawn on Wednesday.

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Nuclear issues to top agenda when Kim Jong Un meets Vladimir Putin

The Kremlin has confirmed a meeting between the two men in the Far Eastern Russian city of Vladivostok.

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North Korean leader Kim to meet Putin in Russia

A date for the meeting was not immediately released.

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North Korea demands Pompeo removal from talks as it announces weapon test-firing

The call came as the Kremlin said Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month.

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Vietnam woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Kim killing

She has been sentenced to three years and four months from the day she was arrested in February 2017.

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North Korea rocket launch ‘would be catastrophe for diplomacy’

US-based websites recently released images indicating North Korea has restored structures at its long-range rocket launch facility.

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Woman accused of murdering North Korean leader’s half brother freed

She was detained after the attack in Kuala Lumpur.

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Trump still hopeful of North Korea nuclear deal despite activity at launch site

Kim Jong-un had promised in recent talks with the US president to extend his ban on nuclear and rocket tests.

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North Korean leader returns home after failed nuclear summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has returned home after travelling two-and-a-half days by train from Vietnam, where his high-stakes nuclear summit with US President Donald Trump ended without any agreement.

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US student's parents blame North Korean 'evil regime' for son's death

They say "Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto" and for "unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity".

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US student’s parents blame North Korean ‘evil regime’ for son’s death

Otto Warmbier died in June 2017 after being returned home in a vegetative state.

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US-North Korea ‘fake’ summit - Bombast won’t make us safer

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit without reaching an agreement.

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North Korea-US summit: what its failure means for the peninsula's future

There is still hope for the Korean pensinsula, but it is dwindling.

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No deal as Trump and Kim cut summit short

The talks in Vietnam ended earlier than expected with the US president saying: ‘Sometimes you have to walk.’

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Trump and Kim near opening of second nuclear summit

‘I look forward to the meeting and hopefully it’s going to be successful’, the US president said.

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Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam for summit with Trump

Donald Trump was flying to Hanoi from Washington.

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US manoeuvres - Hanoi hopes

Not for the first time, the US government speaks with forked tongue. Mr Trump says North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat. His secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, disagrees; he says it does.

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North Korea confirm Kim Jong Un on route to second summit with Donald Trump

North Korea confirm Kim Jong Un on route to second summit with Donald Trump

North Korea has confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for his second summit with US President Donald Trump.

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Italy investigating if daughter of former North Korean diplomat forced back to Pyongyang

Italy's foreign minister has said the country is investigating whether the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat was forcibly returned to Pyongyang as her parents apparently tried to defect.

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President Trump ‘in no rush’ to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons

He said some people, including members of the media, want to see speedy progress on denuclearisation.

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Kim Jong-un will not give up nuclear weapons, says ex-diplomat

Kim Jong-un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees the upcoming second summit with US President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state, according to a former North Korean diplomat.

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US and North Korean negotiators to meet again before second summit in Hanoi

The president had previously announced Vietnam as the summit location, but had not named the city.

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet again to discuss denuclearisation

A summit has been pencilled in for February following last year’s icebreaker in Singapore.

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Second US-North Korea summit the focus of Washington talks

Donald Trump has spoken several times of having a second summit with Kim Jong Un.

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Kim Jong Un heads home after two-day China trip

Mr Kim could not be seen but he was presumed to be on board the long train as it crossed on elevated tracks over a busy Beijing street and headed towards eastern China and the border with North Korea.

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Hackers steal personal details of North Korean defectors

Police are investigating the hacking attack but have yet to identify the source.

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North Korea ‘will not give up nuclear weapons unless US removes threat’

North Korea accused Washington of misleading what had been agreed on in Singapore and driving the post-summit talks into an impasse.

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North and South Korean soldiers cross border to check disarmament moves

The troops inspected the sites of rival frontline guard posts to verify they had been removed.

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North Korea to deport American as it boasts of new weapon

Bruce Byron Lowrance was detained on October 16 for allegedly illegally entering the country from China.

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North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

The North has not publicly tested any weapons since November 2017.

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