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US finds North Korea killed Kim brother with VX agent

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States formally concluded Tuesday that North Korea murdered Kim Jong Un’s half-brother with the banned VX nerve agent, blasting Pyongyang for deploying a chemical weapon in a packed international airport. Kim Jong Nam died in February last year, shortly after two women …

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S. Korea’s Moon: ‘too early to be optimistic’ on North

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean President Moon Jae-in sounded a note of caution Wednesday over the North’s offer of denuclearisation talks, saying it was “too early to be optimistic”, even as US leader Donald Trump welcomed the development. President Trump welcomed Pyongyang’s breakthrough declaration — as relayed …

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UN offers to help advance North Korea talks

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United Nations on Tuesday welcomed plans for a summit between North and South Korean leaders and said it was ready to help advance talks on ending the crisis over Pyongyang’s drive to develop nuclear weapons. “Obviously, we are encouraged by these discussions,” said …

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S. Korea’s Moon to send special envoys to North on Monday

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a team of special envoys — including Seoul’s spy chief — to the North on Monday to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons. The delegation, announced by Moon’s office on Sunday, is the …

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Russia hacked Olympics computers, turned blame on N Korea: report

Washington, United States | AFP | Russian military spies hacked hundreds of computers used by Winter Olympics organizers and tried to make it look like the work of North Korea, the Washington Post reported Sunday, quoting US intelligence sources. South Korea had previously announced that it was investigating the failure of …

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US says any talks with N. Korea must lead to denuclearization

Washington, United States | AFP | The US on Sunday said talks with North Korea could lead to a “brighter path” for the isolated regime but cautioned any dialogue must result in its denuclearization. The White House issued a statement after a North Korean delegation to the neighboring South reportedly expressed …

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Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison. Samsung, the flagship subsidiary of South Korea’s biggest business group, …

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