North Korea

In this May 21, 1987, file photo, then North Korean President Kim Il Sung, center, and then Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang make their way through a crowd of well-wishers at the train station in Beijing.
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April 28, 2020 - 11:06 am
While Kim Jong Un's two-week absence has inspired speculation and rumors that he is gravely ill, he is not the first member of North Korean's ruling elite to disappear from public view. Read more here.
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French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S President Donald Trump shake hands during the final press conference during the G7 summit in Biarritz, southwestern France, Aug. 26, 2019.
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AP News
February 06, 2020 - 8:47 am
For American politics, it's been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of the Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most contentious chapter of all — the nation's third-ever impeachment trial. Read more here.
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This Dec. 15, 2019, satellite image from Planet Lab Inc., that has been analyzed by experts at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, shows the Sohae Engine Test Stand in Tongchang-ri, North Korea.
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December 23, 2019 - 8:57 pm
A new satellite image of a factory where North Korea makes military equipment used to launch long-range missiles shows the construction of a new structure. Read more here.
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A day after two North Korean missile launches rattled Asia, the nation announced Friday that its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of a new-type tactical guided weapon that was meant to be a "solemn warning" about South Korean weapons introduction and
Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
July 30, 2019 - 7:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired several unidentified projectiles off its east coast, South Korea's military said, less than a week after the North launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a defiance of U.N. resolutions. Observers say the launches were...
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North Korea has launched at least one short range projectile, according to an initial assessment described by a US defense official.
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July 24, 2019 - 6:26 pm
By Zachary Cohen, Nicole Gaouette, Sophie Jeong and Barbara Starr, CNN (CNN) -- North Korea has fired two projectiles toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, according to South Korean officials, an act that comes amid increased uncertainty about the future of nuclear negotiations...
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President Donald Trump walks to the North Korean side of the border with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in North Korea.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo
June 30, 2019 - 7:58 am
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to revive talks on the pariah nation's nuclear program. Trump, pressing his bid for a legacy-defining deal,...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton
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May 27, 2019 - 10:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign...
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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May 27, 2019 - 8:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is not "personally" bothered by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry. Standing beside Trump...
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North Korean farmers
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May 20, 2019 - 10:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through U.N. agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it is suffering its worst drought in...
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North Korean test of military weapon systems.
Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
May 10, 2019 - 6:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea have determined that two projectiles launched by North Korea were short-range missiles, a South Korean military official said Friday, a day after the North's second launch in five days raised jitters about an unraveling detente between the Koreas...
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