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Seoul does not rule out Trump, Kim, Moon meeting

london/Seoul, July 19 (IANS) South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has not ruled out the possibility of a trilateral summit between the …

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Croatia helps Albania to tackle waste thrown into Adriatic

DURRES, Albania (Reuters) - Croatia, anxious to protect its Adriatic beaches which lure millions of tourists every year, has begun helping nearby Albania to clean up its own territorial waters and improve its ability to respond quickly to oil spills and other hazards.<p>Albania has made some headway …

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Kim Jong Un reportedly calls ambassadors for special meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly called his ambassadors and heads of the country’s overseas missions back to Pyongyang on Wednesday …

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Tongue-lashings from North Korea's Kim underscore shift in focus to economy

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s strident rebukes of officials during recent trips to industrial sites were aimed at rallying support at home for his economic drive and convincing outsiders about his willingness to denuclearize.<p>After racing toward his goal of developing a …

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North Korea has most modern-day slaves in the world, report reveals, as rights abuses laid bare

North Korea has the largest number of modern-day slaves in the world, with just over one in 10 of the population subjected to forced labour at the hands of the repressive state.<p>The shocking abuse, which includes young schoolchildren being coerced into exhausting manual work, is outlined on Thursday …

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North Korea has 2.6 million ‘modern slaves,’ new report estimates

North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery in the world, with 1 out of every 10 citizens considered victims, according to estimates included in a new report.<p>More than 2.6 million people live under slavery in the country, the vast majority of them forced to work by the state, the 2018 …

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Kim Jong-un 'enraged' as he berates officials in rare public attack during inspection of overdue projects

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang's desire to focus on economic development.<p>"Field guidance" visits by the leader are the …

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Mike Pompeo admits his North Korea meeting was a disaster: It went ‘as badly as it could have gone’

As President Donald Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin approaches, Russia experts are growing increasingly anxious that …

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The UN just got its first look at North Korea's horrible humanitarian situation in years

SEOUL (Reuters) - There is "very clear evidence of humanitarian need" in North Korea, the top U.N. aid official has said during the first visit of its kind to the isolated country since 2011.<p>U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock arrived in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on Monday.<p>He met Kim …

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‘That is absurd’: CNN’s Erin Burnett destroys Trump apologist after he claims North Korea is not a threat

Republican strategist Steve Cortes told CNN’s Erin Burnett that North Korea was not a threat to the United States. In 2017, the country has …

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It’s clear China is behind North Korea’s latest flip

Confused by North Korea’s sudden hard line? Look to China for answers.<p>Last week Pyongyang reverted to taunts, calling Mike Pompeo’s trip there …

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North Korea calls U.S. attitude toward talks ‘gangster-like’ and ‘cancerous,’ rejecting Pompeo’s assessment

TOKYO — In a sharp signal that denuclearization negotiations with North Korea will be drawn out and difficult, Pyongyang on Saturday lambasted the U.S. stance as regrettable, gangster-like and cancerous, directly contradicting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s rosy assessment that his two days of …

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Defector says North Korean regime turned its people into cannibals

Like millions of movie-mad children around the world, Gim Gyu Min dreamed of being a film star when he grew up. But when he huddled in the darkness …

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Trump keeps claiming credit for fixing things that aren't fixed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Never shy about taking credit, President Donald Trump twice recently claimed to have solved a problem that turned out to still be a problem.<p>He wanted the problem of North Korea's nuclear weapons to be solved after his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un last month, and he wanted the problem …

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Trump Lied About Parents Of Korean War Vets, Now He's Lying About Returned Bodies

The president claims North Korea has returned 200 service members’ remains. That has not happened.<p>WASHINGTON – Having already invented “thousands” of parents who begged him to bring home the bodies of their Korean War veteran children, President Donald Trump is now inventing hundreds of such …

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North Korea 'executes officer who jumped gun on peace on peninsula'

A senior North Korean military officer who told colleagues they no longer needed to “suffer and tighten our belts to make rockets and nuclear weapons” has been executed by firing squad, according to reports in dissident media.<p>The officer was named by the Seoul-based Daily NK news website as Hyon …

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Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery guns away from the tense Korean border, South Korea's prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente.<p>If realized, it would be yet another …

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Weeks after Trump's meeting with Kim, actual negotiations begin with the U.S. in a weakened position

Donald Trump may have told everyone to “sleep well” because that whole problem with nuclear weapons in North Korea was solved. But the truth is that …

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Putin Uses North Korea Summit To Make Energy Moves

With the ink barely dry on the historic Trump-Kim summit agreement, Moscow is already maneuvering itself to take advantage of rapprochement on the Korean peninsula. The first order of business: reviving a decades – old energy megaproject that would connect Russian gas and the Trans-Siberian …

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Trump discredits his own talking points with order on North Korea

It’s not at all clear if Donald Trump is capable of embarrassment, but this <i>New York Times</i> report really ought to do the trick.<p>The gulf between …

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North Korea to skip annual anti-U.S. rally | The Star

PYONGYANG, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF—In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President …

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Kim Jong-un’s Air China summit charter is proof Beijing is wind beneath his wings | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

A picture is worth a thousand words. The proverb sprang to mind when the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, smiling and dressed in a Mao-style suit, …

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South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.<p>Citing an unnamed …

Call me any time: Trump says he gave N. Korea's Kim direct number

"I'm going to be actually calling North Korea," Trump told Fox News.<p>><br>• ><p>U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walk during …

'A Lot of People Have Done Bad Things.' President Trump Downplays North Korea's Human Rights Abuses

Responding to concerns that his first face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong Un glossed over the North Korean leader’s human rights record, President …

Trump-Kim Deal Signals North Korea May Never Give Up Its Nukes

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hasn’t given up a single nuclear weapon, but that didn’t stop President Donald Trump from reassuring Americans on …

Trump’s Declaration That North Korea Is ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat’ Will Haunt Him

Few were surprised that Trump bungled his much-hyped summit with Kim Jong-un. And, as expected, the president emerged from Singapore singing the …

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North Korea state media airs unseen video from Trump-Kim summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Images of hundreds of North Koreans jubilantly clapping and waving flags as Kim Jong Un landed in Pyongyang Wednesday have been broadcast across the reclusive country as part of a lengthy state media documentary about his historic summit with US President Donald Trump.<p>The 42-minute long …

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North Korea's Media Tout Trump Concessions You Won't Find In The Joint Statement

North Korean state media have reported that President Trump made a raft of concessions to Kim Jong Un that were not stated in the two countries' joint statement, following a first-ever meeting of the leaders in Singapore.<p>While the U.S. has yet to confirm the contents of the reports, they suggest …

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The state of the North Korean economy might surprise you

North Korea is an incredibly poor country. The secretive, one-party state’s disastrous handling of its economy has left the majority of the country’s 25 million people destitute. Incompetent central planning and the elimination of markets has led to a GDP per capita of less than $2,000, among the …

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