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Kim Jong Un wants 2nd summit with Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a second summit with President Donald Trump and wants Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to return to Pyongyang for further talks toward denuclearization, South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Thursday.<p>"Chairman Kim expressed his wish to finish complete …

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Korean Leaders Take Diplomacy to New Heights

With one summit done, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in scale another<p>SEOUL—The leaders of North and South Korea stood atop a volcano, smiling and joining hands, ending a three-day summit heavy on symbolism with a pilgrimage to the 9,000-foot peak where the first Korean kingdom is reputed to have been …

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Michael Palin in North Korea hits our screens tonight. But what is the pariah state's own television like?

<b>North Korean telly is trippy, delusional and fantastically dedicated to the metric system</b><p>Michael Palin is putting the world’s most secretive state on our screens this evening on Channel 5. This prompted me to wonder: what’s on North Korean TV tonight?<p>The realisation hit me just after the third …

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Pompeo says North Korea nuclear talks to be completed by January 2021

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that denuclearization negotiations with North Korea will be completed by January 2021.<p>The deadline …

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North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States …

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Moon, Kim sign agreement for North Korea to take further steps to denuclearize

North and South Korea issued a joint statement Wednesday laying out more steps North Korea is prepared to take to denuclearize, but offering few …

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Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade. The leaders praise one another for taking …

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Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

It's a rare and highly symbolic occurrence that history marks with reverence: A leader of a nation, once at hot or cold war with the other, ventures into enemy territory.<p>Every effort is made to lay on a glittering welcome — and the hosts' intelligence services might also enjoy a tangible boon. The …

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360 Video: Inside North Korea's 70th anniversary Torchlight Parade

Tens of thousands of North Korean university and high school students rallied and marched past the viewing rostrum, accompanied by giant mosaic …

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Moon and Kim Arrive at Guesthouse for Luncheon

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times …

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Samsung heir in South Korea's delegation to North: Seoul

Seoul, Sep 16 The heir to the Samsung empire and the leaders of several other South Korean conglomerates will go to Pyongyang this week for an …

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Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in's engagement strategy with the North.<p>The liberal politician, who reversed nearly a decade of conservative hard-line policy toward North Korea after his election last year, is preparing for a third summit …

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Memoir: 'Not For The Faint Of Heart'

Wendy Sherman tells NPR's Michel Martin about her unlikely rise from social worker to high-stakes negotiator with North Korea and Iran, a story laid out in her memoir, <i>Not for the Faint of Heart</i>.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>It may be hard to fathom now, but back in 2000, the U.S. and North Korea …

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Political rumblings under a volcano on the China-North Korea border

FOR much of the year the lake in the crater at the top of Mount Changbai, a dormant volcano that straddles the frontier between China and North …

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John Kerry deserves jail for secret Iran diplomacy

In a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, former Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that he’s been working behind-the-scenes to salvage the Iran …

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North Korea's 'Mass Games' provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country.<p>“My thought sitting …

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What an End to the 68-Year Korean War Would Mean

By David Tweed | Bloomberg<p>As disputes go, this one really has dragged on. Some 65 years since open hostilities ended in the Korean War, North Korea and the U.S. are still technically at war. The sudden warming of relations this year between North Korea and both South Korea and the U.S. have …

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North Korea through his lens

A striking image of a female traffic cop is an oft-featured photograph from Mark Edward Harris’ series on North Korea. The said photograph, the …

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S. Korea's Moon asks Indonesia's help for inter-Korea peace

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to support efforts to achieve …

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​China's top legislator visits DPRK, attends Foundation Day celebrations

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from Saturday to Monday, and attended the activities …

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North Korea is celebrating its birthday with ‘mass games’ — 100,000 people doing synchronized gymnastics

From a distance, the mosaic-like screen of shifting colors almost appears to be electronic, lighting up a North Korean stadium like a huge TV. But on closer look, it's not a screen at all: It's thousands of people holding up colored placards, shifting them in synchrony to create the effect of a …

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N. Korea revives iconic mass games for 70th anniversary gala

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is bringing back one of its most iconic art forms — mass games performed by tens of thousands of people working in precise unison — to mark its 70th anniversary this weekend.<p>The performance, which takes months if not years of intense preparation and …

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China's Xi to send top ally to North Korea anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend but will send a top ally to …

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Comrades in Commerce: A Chinese Hero’s Family Nurtures an Alliance With North Korea

From a 1930s wartime partnership, Kim dynasty’s tie to the Zhous of China stretches ‘like the Yalu River’<p>DANDONG, China—Eight decades ago, a Chinese commander named Zhou Baozhong fought Japanese forces alongside the future founder of the North Korean dictatorship, Kim Il Sung.<p>The battlefield …

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The Chinese Family Enriching North Korea's Kim Dynasty

DANDONG, China—Eight decades ago, a Chinese commander named Zhou Baozhong fought Japanese forces alongside the future founder of the North Korean dictatorship, Kim Il Sung.<p>The battlefield alliance became a relationship that has lasted three generations, a family story rich in propaganda value for …

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Mass Games and Parades: North Korea Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary

To mark its 70th birthday, North Korea held a military parade, put on a massive show with its first “mass games” artistic and gymnastic display in five years, and finished with a torchlight parade. Tens of thousands of military personnel and performers had been preparing for months for the displays …

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North Korea preparing toned-down military parade: analysts

SEOUL (Reuters) - Satellite imagery shows North Korea is poised to stage another military parade amid new worries that diplomatic efforts on denuclearisation are stalling, though analysts say it is unclear whether it will showcase any of the country's largest ballistic missiles.<p>Pyongyang is …

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Can China convince the world to like it?

Even people who hate America love America. The late Kim Jong Il was obsessed with Hollywood movies; the same left-wing Europeans who call the US an imperialist hegemon sing along to Bob Dylan; terrorists are on Facebook.<p>The same cannot be said of China. Sure, there is the occasional American dude …

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Trump reportedly promised Kim Jong Un he'd sign a declaration ending the Korean War — he didn't, and now North Korea is furious

President Donald Trump reportedly promised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he would sign a declaration ending the Korean War once and for all. He hasn't, and now nuclear negotiations with North Korea are starting to fall apart.<p>At the June 12 Singapore summit, Trump told Kim that he would sign …

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