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Kim says North Korea facing its ‘worst-ever situation’ | Kim Jong Un News

North Korean leader also urges members of ruling Workers Party to be more proactive in overcoming ‘unprecedented challenges’. Kim Jong…

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Asia

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics over COVID fears | Coronavirus pandemic News

North Korea has announced it will not attend the Tokyo Olympic Games because of coronavirus concerns, dashing South Korean hopes…

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Asia

North Korea’s tactical nuclear weapons expand deterrence, risk | Nuclear Weapons News

Seoul, South Korea – North Korea appears to be well on its way to becoming a mature nuclear state despite…

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Latin America

US: We we will work in ‘lockstep’ with Japan, S Korea on N Korea | Joe Biden News

US State Department says approach to North Korea will have to be done in concert with close allies. Denuclearisation will…

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Latin America

Biden has no intention of meeting North Korea’s Kim Jong Un | North Korea News

White House says Biden’s approach on North Korea will be ‘quite different’ to Trump’s. US President Joe Biden does not…

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Africa

N Korea accuses UN of ‘double standard’ on missile tests | Politics News

Senior diplomat says criticism of tests from Sanctions Committee ‘negates’ North Korea’s right to ‘self-defence’. North Korea on Monday accused…

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Europe

Will the US take a new approach to North Korea?

North Korean accuses US President Joe Biden of 'provocation' following criticism of missile tests. Aj Europe

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Africa

N Korea hits Biden’s ‘provocation’, threatens more arms build-up | Kim Jong Un News

US president has condemned as UN violation Pyongyang’s latest launch of two weapons from its east coast into the Sea…

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Europe

Biden says N Korea at top of US agenda after banned missile test | Military News

United States President Joe Biden said North Korea was top of his foreign policy agenda, after the nuclear-armed state confirmed…

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Europe

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea | Military News

South Korea, Japan and US confirm Thursday morning launch with Japanese saying at least two banned ballistic missiles were fired.…

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Latin America

North Korea tested missiles over the weekend: US, South Korea | Weapons News

US, which is reviewing its North Korea policy, downplays tests with President Joe Biden saying ‘nothing has changed’. North Korea…

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Europe

N Korea to cut ties with Malaysia over US extradition ruling | Politics News

Reclusive nation calls move by Malaysian court ‘nefarious’ but does not say whether it will close its embassy. North Korea…

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Africa

North Korea says no talks with US while ‘hostile policy’ in place | Politics News

North Korea said on Thursday it would ignore all efforts by the United States to foster contact or dialogue while…

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Asia

US says S Korea alliance ‘important’ to counter China, N Korea | China News

Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin due to hold talks with their South Korean counterparts on security challenges from Beijing and…

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Asia

US focuses on ‘denuclearisation’ of North Korea as ICBMs loom | Japan News

White House, top diplomat Blinken, focus on diplomacy and denuclearisation to address ‘core security concern’ North Korea. North Korea might…

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Africa

US vows to work with allies on North Korea denuclearisation | Business and Economy News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi that his visit was meant to reaffirm US-Japan ties.…

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Middle East

N Korea warns US to ‘avoid causing a stink’ if it wants peace | Nuclear Weapons News

Kim Jo Yong, the powerful sister of the North Korean leader, has threatened to scrap inter-Korean co-operation as she condemned…

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Middle East

China, North Korea top agenda as Blinken begins first Asian tour | Military News

Seoul, South Korea – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will make their first overseas…

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Europe

N Korea ‘unresponsive to behind-the-scenes US outreach’ | North Korea News

Senior official tells Reuters Biden administration tried to reach out to North Korea ‘through several channels’. North Korea has not…

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Middle East

South Korea, US to stage scaled back military exercises on Monday | North Korea News

Drill will be smaller than usual because of COVID-19, but is still likely to infuriate North Korea, which calls it…

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Europe

US concerned over report of possible N Korea nuclear reprocessing | Nuclear Weapons News

Pentagon says Pyongyang could be trying to grab attention of new administration after failed Trump summitry. The Pentagon has expressed…

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Latin America

IAEA says N Korea nuclear programme cause for ‘serious concern’ | Nuclear Weapons News

UN watchdog chief notes continuing signs of nuclear activity in North Korea are ‘deeply regrettable’. The International Atomic Energy Agency…

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Africa

Russian diplomats use hand-pulled trolley to cross N Korea border | Coronavirus pandemic News

It took a group of eight, including a three-year-old, 32 hours by train and two hours by bus to reach…

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Latin America

US charges three North Koreans for major hacks and cyber-thefts | Cybercrime News

North Korean intelligence agents charged with $1.3bn in cyber-heists, extortion, malware and phishing schemes. The United States Justice Department has…

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Asia

North Korea ‘tried to hack’ Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine | Coronavirus pandemic News

South Korea’s intelligence agency says North Korea attempted to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments by hacking Pfizer, the…

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Africa

Wife of N Korea’s Kim appears in public for first time in a year | Politics News

Ro Sol Ju, who had not been seen since January 2020, photographed with her husband at a concert. North Korean…

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Asia

Seoul questions North Korean man who crossed armed border | Politics News

The man was found early on Tuesday near a checkpoint on the eastern end of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone.…

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