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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of leader Kim Jong Un’s health or whereabouts, a day after intense international speculation over his health was sparked by media reports he was gravely ill after a cardiovascular procedure. North Korean media presented a business as usual image, carrying routine reporting of …

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump makes a speech to evangelical supporters in Miami, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise about denuclearization, but conceded that he …

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean and U.S. officials broke off talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the cost burden for Seoul of hosting the U.S. military, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said, amid a public backlash over a $5 billion U.S. demand for the bill. James DeHart, U.S. Department of State’s a senior advisor for security …

Kim Jong-un has ordered the demolition of “unpleasant-looking” South Korean facilities at the Mount Kumgang resort – a rare symbol of inter-Korean collaboration – and called for them to be replaced with “modern” buildings constructed by the North. The North’s ruler said it was a “mistake” for the resort, on the east coast, to be …

North Korea says it successfully test-fired a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea off its east coast. “The new-type ballistic missile was fired in vertical mode” in the waters off Wonsan Bay on Wednesday, the North’s KCNA state news agency reported. Analysts say the launch may be used as leverage in …

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Friday that tariffs and trade disputes could plunge the world into recession and Beijing was committed to resolving them in a “calm, rational and cooperative manner.” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters …

US President Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on September 16, 2019. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his …

A powerful typhoon with record-breaking winds and heavy rain has battered the Tokyo region, sparking evacuation warnings for tens of thousands and causing widespread blackouts and transport disruption. Typhoon Faxai was one of the most powerful typhoons to hit the Japanese capital for years, packing winds of up to 216kph (134mph). Faxai made landfall in …

Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle defends the US against ballistic missiles by destroying them while they are still in space. WASHINGTON: The Missile Defense Agency has developed a classified draft request for proposals as it tries to rapidly restart a stalled ballistic missile interceptor program designed to knock down North Korean missiles in space.  Dubbed the Next …

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s foreign minister has called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “poisonous plant of American diplomacy” who hampers efforts to restart nuclear negotiations. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho made the insult Friday to protest Pompeo’s recently reported comments that Washington will maintain crippling sanctions on North Korea unless it …