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World 10 Jul 2019 | 5:41 AM

U.S. wants North Korea freeze as beginning, not end, of denuclearisation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear programme as the start of a process of denuclearisation, the State Department said on Tuesday, ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month.

World 01 Jul 2019 | 7:39 PM

North Korea upbeat on Trump-Kim surprise meeting as a chance to push nuclear talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, North Korean state media said on Monday.

World 01 Jul 2019 | 4:26 PM

Explainer: In new talks, U.S. and North Korea to face old disagreements

SEOUL (Reuters) - When nuclear talks resume after Sunday's off-the-cuff meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the inter-Korean border, negotiators will be revisiting old disagreements that have scuttled previous talks.

World 10 Jun 2019 | 9:40 PM

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

TEHRAN/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension.

World 21 Jan 2019 | 6:44 PM

Bowing to US pressure, Germany bans Iran airline from its airspace

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has bowed to U.S. pressure to ban from its airspace an Iranian airline accused of ferrying weapons and advisers to help support President Bashar Al-Assad's forces in Syria's civil war.

AseanPlus News 03 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

N. Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuke weapons

SEOUL: A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public comment about the size of the North’s secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal.

World 20 Sep 2018 | 2:05 PM

Fulfilling a dream, South Korea's Moon visits sacred North Korean mountain with Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in cleared a top item off his bucket list on Thursday: Climbing Mount Paektu in North Korea with its leader Kim Jong Un.

World 10 Sep 2018 | 12:35 AM

Drones and gymnasts - North Korean 'Mass Games' return with messages of reconciliation

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - With a formation of glowing drones, lasers and stadium-sized gymnastics shows, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un relaunched the "Mass Games" on Sunday in a pageant that declared that "waves" of international sanctions would break against the strength of North Korea's self-reliance.

World 17 Jun 2018 | 7:46 PM

Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

ADEN (Reuters) - Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict.