Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to N.Korea; Kim promises more weapons

Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to N.Korea; Kim promises more weapons

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the U.S.-Korea relationship during a forum at the Atlantic Council in Washington, U.S. December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   WASHINGTON/SEOUL, December 13 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. […]

Maritime blockade would be declaration of war: N.Korea

Maritime blockade would be declaration of war: N.Korea

FILE PHOTO: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. general assembly, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 22, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo   Pyongyang, December 10 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday said that […]

Nobel peace laureate group tells U.S., N.Korea to negotiate

Nobel peace laureate group tells U.S., N.Korea to negotiate

ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) campaigner and Hiroshima survivor, Setsuko Thurlow (L) signs the Nobel protocol, Oslo, Norway December 9, 2017. Audun Braastad/NTB Scanpix/via REUTERS   OSLO, December 1 (Reuters) – A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the leader of the group that won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday […]

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber flies in formation during a joint aerial drill called ‘Vigilant Ace’ between U.S. and South Korea, South Korea December 6, 2017. Picture taken December 6, 2017. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS   SEOUL, December 7 (Reuters) – Two American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on […]

Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump, front right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, arrive for a working session at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Markus Schreiber/Pool/File   BERLIN, December 5 (Reuters) – Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, […]

U.N. council to meet on North Korea rights abuses, nuclear programme in December

U.N. council to meet on North Korea rights abuses, nuclear programme in December

A man walks the the street decorated with flags as North Korea prepares to mark Saturday’s 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founding father and grandfather of the current ruler, in central Pyongyang, North Korea April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj   UNITED NATIONS, December 2 (Reuters) – United Nations Security Council […]

North Korea says tests new ICBM, can reach all U.S. mainland

North Korea says tests new ICBM, can reach all U.S. mainland

A man looks at a street monitor showing a news report about North Korea’s missile launch, in Tokyo, Japan, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai   SEOUL/WASHINGTON, November 29 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Wednesday it had successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could reach all of the U.S. mainland. […]

Hawaii to resume Cold War-era nuclear siren tests amid North Korea threat

Hawaii to resume Cold War-era nuclear siren tests amid North Korea threat

November 28(Reuters) – Hawaii this week will resume monthly statewide testing of its Cold War-era nuclear attack warning sirens for the first time in about 30 years, in preparation for a potential missile launch from North Korea, emergency management officials said on Monday.   Wailing air-raid sirens will be sounded for about 60 seconds from […]

South Korea warns North not to repeat armistice violation

South Korea warns North not to repeat armistice violation

A CCTV footage shows a North Korean soldier crossing the white Military Demarcation Line during a United Nations Command (UNC) briefing on the investigation results of the soldierÕs defection, at the South Korean defence ministry in Seoul in this still image taken from a Reuters TV video, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Reuters TV   PANMUNJOM, South […]

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions

FILE PHOTOS: A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump in New York, U.S. September 21, 2017 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque, KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photos   WASHINGTON, November 21 (Reuters) – President […]

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