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US, North Korea Meet Again to Discuss War Remains

WASHINGTON—Senior U.S. and North Korean officials met on Sunday to discuss steps to repatriate the remains of American soldiers who died in the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to immediately repatriate the soldiers, as part of a deal signed with President…

US, North Korea Discuss War Dead as Nuclear Dispute Simmers

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12/12 Approved: Korea Industry Body’s Inspection of Crypto Exchanges Under Scrutiny

South Korea’s biggest self-regulatory cryptocurrency industry body, the Korea Blockchain Association (KBA), is under fire for its inspection standards after approving 12 out of 12 crypto exchanges screened in a recent self-regulatory drive. The Korea Blockchain Association (KBA), an industry body that contains nearly two dozen cryptocurrency companies, has concluded an in-house inspection of 12…

North Korea snubs US, skips meeting on returning soldier remains

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N Korea no-show at talks on US war dead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un (left) and Donald Trump signed the agreement at their historic summit in Singapore US President Donald Trump has published a letter from Kim Jong-un, in which North Korea’s leader voices hopes for a “new future” in bilateral relations. Mr Trump said the letter from Mr Kim (dated…

North Korea Reminds Trump Its Nuclear Weapons Won’t Come Cheap

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Saber-rattling shows ‘old’ North Korea still alive and well, sending message to US, China and S. Korea

However, Eurasia estimated that high-level talks between Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un would continue, but fall short of full denuclearization. “The longer-term outcome is de facto U.S. recognition of a nuclear weapons-armed North Korea,” the firm said, adding that North Korea’s sharper tone “clearly indicated that the old North Korea is alive…

North Korea schools Trump on premature celebration

President Trump prides himself on negotiating savvy. But North Korea is trying to outfox him with a return to harsh public rhetoric immediately after the first overnight visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who came with press in tow. The big picture: But then Pyongyang issued a statement accusing Pompeo of trying to jam…

North Korea may have offered its clearest view yet of denuclearization

If Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea on Friday and Saturday was designed to ease worries about the progress on denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang, it seems to have failed. Just hours after Pompeo left the North Korean capital and described the negotiations as “productive,” North Korea’s Foreign Ministry released a scathing…

North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’

Posted July 08, 2018 04:57:46 Photo: Mr Pompeo spent the night at government guesthouse Park Hwa in Pyongyang. (AP: Andrew Harnik) High-level talks between the United States and North Korea have appeared to hit a snag as Pyongyang said a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been “regrettable” and accused Washington of…

North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returns to a meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, at Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, July 7, 2018. POOL/Reuters High-level talks between the United States and North Korea appeared to hit a snag on Saturday as…

N. Korea to Pompeo: You may not have slept well – CNN Video

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North Korea Foreign Ministry says talks with Pompeo ‘regrettable,’ accuses US of unilateral demands for denuclearization

Andrew Harnik | Reuters Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea on July 6th, 2018. North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.…

North Korea vents anger after US talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol say goodbye as the US envoy departs for Japan North Korea has branded the US attitude at the latest talks over its nuclear programme “regrettable” and “extremely troubling”. The statement, by an unnamed foreign ministry official, contradicted the version of events given by US Secretary…

S Korea women protest at hidden sex cams

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Demonstrators say not enough is being done to halt the practice Tens of thousands of women gathered in Seoul on Saturday calling for a crackdown on spy cam pornography, in one of the country’s biggest ever female-only protests. Perpetrators film or photograph women with hidden cameras in public spaces. Although…

South Korea is Officially Recognizing Crypto Exchanges as Regulated Banks

For the first time in history, the government of South Korea has officially recognized crypto exchanges regulated financial institutions and banks. Local publications in South Korea have reported that the financial authorities of South Korea have finalized their plans to categorize crypto exchanges as an industry called “Cryptocurrency Exchange and Brokerage” to enable trading platforms…

Pompeo in N Korea to press Kim on deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pompeo, greeted here by top North Korean officials, is staying overnight US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in North Korea to press leader Kim Jong-un for details on his plans for denuclearisation. It is Mr Pompeo’s first visit to the country since Mr Kim’s historic summit with…

North Korea Denounces U.S. Over Human Rights Criticism

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North Korea Ramps Up Nuclear Effort Weeks After Trump Summit

Evidence of new efforts by Kim Jong Un to expand his nuclear arsenal underscore the challenge facing U.S. President Donald Trump three weeks after declaring that North Korea was “ no longer a nuclear threat.” Several reports released in recent days suggest that Kim continued to ramp up his weapons production — rather than prepare…

North Korea Expanding Missile-Manufacturing Plant, Report Finds

North Korea continued to develop a key rocket-engine facility in the run-up to Kim Jong Un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an independent analysis of satellite imagery. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies report found that North Korea has recently expanded a factory complex in the eastern city of Hamhung that produces…

North Korea Expands Key Missile-Manufacturing Plant

SEOUL—North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site the latest sign Pyongyang is pushing ahead with weapons programs even as the U.S. pressures it to abandon them. The facility makes solid-fuel, ballistic missiles—which would be able to strike U.S. military…

North Korea Believed to be Increasing Nuclear Production

U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea has been “deceiving” the U.S., saying the Hermit Kingdom was bolstering production for nuclear weapons at “multiple secret sites” in the past few months, a report stated. Officials from the CIA and other intelligence agencies told NBC News the regime has increased its production of enriched uranium for the…

North Korea Steps Up Production of Uranium Fuel, NBC Reports

U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months, NBC reported, citing unidentified American officials. The NBC report quoted U.S. officials who said they believe that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks…

North Korea ‘continues its nuclear research activities’

North Korea continues to carry out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility, a nuclear monitor said on Wednesday, despite declaring a commitment to denuclearisation of the peninsula at the Singapore summit. The nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong-un had promised to “work toward” the goal at a landmark summit in the city-state earlier this month…