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South Korea president suggests joint drills with US could be suspended

Moon Jae-in says if Pyongyang behaves itself, North Korean athletes could also be invited to take part in Winter Olympics<p>The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, has suggested his country’s joint military drills with the US could be postponed to reduce tensions with North Korea, but said the move …

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HR McMaster says the US 'can't tolerate' a nuclear-armed North Korea

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warned that the US cannot tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea just hours after the rogue Asian nation declined to engage in diplomatic talks without preconditions with the US.<p>McMaster added that the US is continuing it's policy of applying military, …

US blames North Korea for WannaCry cyber attack that paralysed NHS

The US has blamed North Korea for the rampant WannaCry ransomware that infected more than 200,000 victims in around 150 countries.<p>Businesses, schools and hospitals including the NHS were brought to their knees by the malicious software after it spread in May.<p>Tom Bossert, President Donald Trump’s …

Multi-stage cyber attacks net North Korea millions in virtual currencies: researchers

SINGAPORE/SEOUL (Reuters) - A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say.<p>North Korea's government-backed …

Russia says North Korea is ready for direct nuclear talks with the US

North Korea is open to coming to the table for direct talks with the US over its nuclear ambitions, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, told his American counterpart Rex Tillerson on Thursday.<p>The message was delivered to Mr Tillerson during an international conference in the Austrian …

A South Korean 'decapitation unit' aimed at taking out Kim Jong Un will be armed with drones and grenade machines guns

South Korea is planning to arm its newly-formed special forces unit known as the "decapitation unit" with suicide drones and other lethal weapons to take out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Korea Herald.<p>The South Korean defense ministry announced on Wednesday that the decapitation …

Trump's North Korea policy could trigger famine, experts warn

The Trump administration's primary North Korea strategy would do little to curb the country's nuclear program and could trigger a famine, according to experts.<p>After spearheading several rounds of sanctions, the White House is now urging China to turn off oil supplies to Kim Jong Un's regime and the …

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Aftershocks detected after North Korea nuclear test moved Earth's crust

Tremors picked up on Saturday probably from regime’s experiment in September, US Geological Survey says<p>Two minor tremors detected on Saturday from North Korea were probably aftershocks from the country’s massive nuclear test in early September, a US Geological Survey official said.<p>The aftershocks …

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North Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts U.S.-Led Military Drills

HONG KONG — Amid fears that North Korea is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology, the United States, Japan and South Korea are teaming up for a drill to track such hard-to-detect missiles, military officials said Monday.<p>The drill is taking place over two days in …

US officials fear North Korea building biological weapons amid signs of microbe production

US officials have warned that North Korea’s suspected biological weapons programme poses a growing threat amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.<p>Analysts believe that the pariah regime is moving steadily towards acquiring essential machinery that could potentially be used for advanced …

Tillerson to back North Korea diplomacy, reject Syria's Assad: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in remarks later on Tuesday, plans to say that he is optimistic about North Korea denuclearization talks and that there is no role for President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s future, a U.S. official said.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State …

White House reins in Tillerson's offer to start North Korea talks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House and State Department both stated Wednesday that the US is not ready to begin talks with North Korea, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had suggested the two sides could start negotiating without preconditions.<p>Tillerson's offer Tuesday to "sit down and …

UN official says North Koreans agree on importance of avoiding war

A top UN official said he encouraged North Korea to be open to "talks about talks" during a visit to the country. The United States also appeared to …

US ready for talks with North Korea 'without preconditions', Tillerson says

Secretary of state’s remarks appear to mark shift in state department policy, which had previously required proof North Korea was giving up nuclear arsenal<p>Rex Tillerson has said that the US is ready to begin exploratory talks with North Korea “without preconditions”, but only after a “period of …

Sen. Graham: There's a 30% chance Trump will attack North Korea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a stunning prediction on Wednesday, estimating that there is a 30% chance President Donald Trump orders a first strike on North Korea to prevent the rogue nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.<p>"I would say there's …

US scrambles to find unified message on North Korea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A dispute over North Korea has once again laid bare the apparent rift between the White House and the top US diplomat, leading to behind-the-scenes scrambling this week by aides meant to avoid mixed signals about the world's tensest standoff.<p>Even as staff members scurried to …

Tillerson confronts North Korea at UN

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson directly rebutted North Korea's representative to the United Nations on Friday, rejecting his claim that the US is to blame for tensions on the Korean peninsula and declaring that he and the White House are in lockstep on policy.<p>He stated that …

Trump administration blames North Korea for global WannaCry cyberattack

The Trump administration late Monday blamed North Korea for orchestrating a devastating blast of malware that seized networks around the world in May, a rare accusation by the American government that a nation-state perpetrated a significant cyber incident.<p>The digital assault, powered by the …

Japan is Boosting its Missile Defense Systems in Response to Growing North Korea Threat

Japan formally decided on Tuesday it would expand its ballistic missile defense system with U.S.-made ground-based Aegis radar stations and …

Cabinet approves purchase of two Aegis Ashore land-based interceptors in face of ‘imminent’ national security threat<p>Japan is to boost its ability to counter the “serious and imminent” threat posed by North Korea’s ballistic missiles with the deployment of ground-based interceptors bought from the …