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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may still build Aegis Ashore missile defence systems to defend against attacks by North Korea and other regional rivals, including China, a source told Reuters just weeks after reports that the proposal had been killed.
WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States announced Thursday (July 9) that it has approved the sale of 105 F-35 stealth aircraft to Japan for an estimated US$23.11 billion.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea'a leader, said another summit with the United States would only be useful for Washington at this point, but added that her country had no intention of "threatening the U.S.," according to state media.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Washington is continuing to work to establish dialogue with North Korea and is very hopeful the conversation can continue, though he declined to comment on timing or specifics.
SEOUL (Reuters): US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was due to wrap up meetings with South Korean officials in Seoul on Thursday (July 9), before moving on to Japan in a trip overshadowed by stalled denuclearisation talks with North Korea.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he was "very hopeful" about resuming talks with North Korea and appeared to leave open the possibility of another summit between the countries' leaders, despite Pyongyang saying it has no intention of returning to negotiations.
SEOUL (AFP): US Deputy Secretary of State and North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun on Wednesday (July 8) poured cold water on reports Washington had sought a meeting with Pyongyang officials, with nuclear discussions at a standstill.
SEOUL (AFP): A South Korean court ordered Pyongyang's leader Kim Jon-un to compensate two former prisoners of war who spent decades as forced labourers in the North, in a move that could set a far-reaching legal precedent on the divided peninsula.
SEOUL (Reuters) - While meeting with South Korean counterparts in Seoul on Wednesday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun rejected reports that he was seeking to meet with North Korean officials during this week's visit.
SEOUL (Reuters): The US point man for North Korea met with South Korean officials in Seoul on Wednesday (July 8) for talks, overshadowed by Pyongyang's insistence that it has no intention of returning to denuclearisation negotiations any time soon.