North Korea

    • North Korea rebuilds structures at rocket site

      North Korea rebuilds structures at rocket site

      Just a few days after the US-North Korea summit ended in a stalemate, satellite images showed last week that a “rapid rebuilding” is taking place at a partially disassembled missile test facility in North Korea. News initially came from two monitoring groups, the Centre for Strategic Studies and 38 North, which published separately commercial satellite imagery.

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    • Trump announces second NK-US meeting

      Trump announces second NK-US meeting

      A brand new Donald Trump spoke to the country on Tuesday night on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington. During his annual State of the Union speech, the world saw a man who didn't use his usually aggressive rhetoric and did not bring the Republican conference to its feet chanting “Build that wall”. On the contrary, the US president delivered an insecure, low-energy address, with a punchline that any American politician could have used: “Let's work together and compromise, so we could make America truly safe.”

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    • Report unveils over 20 secret North Korean missile bases

      Report unveils over 20 secret North Korean missile bases

      With a second US - North Korea nuclear summit looming in late February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea. But it is only one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country, a new report from Beyond Parallel - a defense think tank, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reveals. News comes after an announcement Friday that President Donald Trump "looks forward" to meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un next month "at a place to be announced at a later date" to continue talks on denuclearisation.

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    • Kim, Trump meeting to be held in Vietnam

      Kim, Trump meeting to be held in Vietnam

      President Donald Trump will reportedly hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month in Vietnam, American media said, suggesting negotiations for the meeting were gathering pace. The  summit is highly likely to take place in the capital Hanoi, but Danang - the site of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting - and Ho Chi Minh City in the country’s south have also been considered.

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    • US, North Korea to hold talks this week

      US, North Korea to hold talks this week

      North Korean senior official Kim Yong Chol arrives in Washington on Thursday or Friday to hold high-level talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During his visit, Kim is also expected to meet President Donald Trump. As South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reports, the meetings are aimed at paving the way for a second summit between the leaders of both countries, following a prolonged stalemate in nuclear talks.

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    • Second US-NK summit to be held in Hanoi

      Second US-NK summit to be held in Hanoi

      US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are set to choose Hanoi for their second face-to-face meeting, reports from a South Korean media read. According to the newspaper Munhwa Ilbo, which cites diplomatic sources from Seoul and Washington, US officials have already met their North Korean counterparts in the Vietnamese capital in December to adjust scheduling for the reunion.

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    • Two Koreas to remove weapons at border

      Two Koreas to remove weapons at border

      North and South Korea agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom - the "truce town" that straddles their border. The move comes shortly after troops from both sides started removing about 800,000 landmines buried along the border with the aim of reducing tension between the two countries. The announcement also comes amid expressed US concerns that the inter-Korean military initiative could undermine defense readiness.

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