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China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea

Beijing, China | AFP | China will limit exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting October 1, its commerce ministry said, confirming Beijing’s participation in new UN sanctions intended to rein in its rogue neighbour. The United Nations Security Council, including permanent member Beijing, approved tough sanctions against Pyongyang …

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US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

Washington, United States | AFP | US bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, escalating already sky-high tensions. The flight came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President …

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‘Mentally deranged US dotard’ and other North Korean insults

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | America’s President is many things to many people but “mentally deranged US dotard” is perhaps the most memorable of names to have yet been coined for the billionaire reality television star-turned world leader. Kim Jong-Un’s rhetorical flourish might seem like an outlandish tongue-lashing of the …

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Kim’s words find rapt audience in Pyongyang

Pyongyang, North Korea | AFP | An expectant hush fell on the crowd as the giant screen outside Pyongyang’s main train station went black on Friday afternoon. Workers, students in grey uniforms, travelling families surrounded by piles of bags, women shielding themselves from the late summer sun with frilly parasols, for …

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Merkel says in ‘clear disagreement’ with Trump over N. Korea

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she was in “clear disagreement’ with US President Donald Trump over his threat to destroy North Korea. “I am against such threats,” Merkel said in an interview with the radio station Deutsche Welle. “We believe that any kind of military …

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China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle

New York, United States | AFP | The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the “vicious cycle” on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei …

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US warns N.Korea will be ‘destroyed’ if threats continue

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump’s administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang will be “destroyed” if it refuses to end its “reckless” nuclear and ballistic missile drive. With US officials and their …

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US flies bombers over Korean peninsula

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  The US flew four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force after North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s defence ministry said. Four F-35B stealth fighters and two B-1B bombers flew over …

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