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Trump declares ‘patience is over’ with North Korea

  Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump declared that the US had run out of patience with North Korea over its nuclear drive Friday as he welcomed South Korea’s new leader Moon Jae-In to talks at the White House. While Moon has been arguing for greater engagement …

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Second N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea in a month

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  A North Korean soldier defected to the South after crossing the heavily fortified border, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday, the second soldier to defect this month. “A North Korean soldier defected to one of our Guard Posts at around 9:30 p.m. on Friday …

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US student evacuated from N. Korea has died

Chicago, United States | AFP |  Otto Warmbier, the US student released by North Korea in a coma last week after more than a year in detention, has died, his family said Monday. The 22-year-old, who had suffered severe brain damage, was medically evacuated to the United States on June …

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Rodman hails North Korea visit as a ‘good trip’

Beijing, China | AFP |  Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed in Beijing Saturday after a visit to North Korea, describing the escapade as a “real good trip”. Sporting a baseball cap, sunglasses, green nail polish and a black t-shirt emblazoned with the logo of sponsor PotCoin — a …

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Ex-NBA star Rodman heading to North Korea

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is expected to arrive in Pyongyang Tuesday, US media reported, with the heavily-tattooed former player apparently set for another round of his controversial “basketball diplomacy”. The eccentric ex-Chicago Bulls power forward made at least four visits to Pyongyang, …

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S. Korea military ‘hid missile launchers from president’

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  South Korean military officials deliberately withheld information from the president about the arrival of new launchers for a controversial US anti-missile system, his office said Wednesday. Documents submitted to Moon Jae-In shortly after he came to office this month were redacted to remove mention …

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Landmark US missile defense test a success

US military tests anti-ICBM system in landmark trial Washington, United States | AFP |  The US military successfully fired an interceptor rocket at an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea’s weapons program. Experts launched a ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base, …

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