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North Korean leaders used Brazilian passports to apply for Western visas

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his late father Kim Jong Il used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports to apply for visas to visit Western countries in the 1990s, five senior Western European security sources told Reuters. While North Koreas ruling family is known to have used travel documents obtained under false pretences, there are few specific examples. The photocopies of the Brazil...


Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solut...


Trump calls North Korea leadership 'depraved,' warns of nuclear missile threat

Branding North Koreas leadership depraved, President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyangs pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland and vowed a continued campaign of maximum pressure to keep that from happening. In his first State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress, Trumps tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent talks between...


North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification
Source: Reuters

North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to all Koreans at home and abroad on Thursday, saying they should make a breakthrough for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said. It said all Koreans should promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea while adding Pyongyang will smash all challenges against reunification of the Korean peninsula....


Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win. China and Russia both signed onto the latest rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea imposed last year. There was no immediate comm...


As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos. The Global Risks Report highlighted several top risks for 2018, including environmental threats from extreme weather and temperatures, economic inequalities an...


South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued. The talks were held on Tuesday on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone, which has divided the two Koreas since 1953, after a prolonged period of...


Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would absolutely be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks between North Korea and South Korea. North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military ex...


North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea
Source: Reuters

North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea

North and South Korea will hold official talks next week for the first time in more than two years after Pyongyang accepted Seouls offer for dialogue, just hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a joint military exercise. The Souths unification ministry said North Korea had sent its consent for the talks to be held on Jan. 9 in a statement at 0116 GMT. The last time the two Korea...


Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trumps tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leaders mental fitness, not their presidents. On Tuesday, Trump responded to a New Years Day speech in which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he had a nuclear button on his desk by saying that his nuclear button is a much bigger more ...


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