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US anger at Russia changes to UN N.Korea report

US anger at Russia changes to UN N.Korea reportSeveral paragraphs referring to Russian oil trade in a United Nations report about sanctions on North Korea have been removed at Moscow’s urging, sparking US anger on Thursday. Russia at the end of August had blocked publication of the report on the implementation of sanctions against North Korea because it disagreed with findings that Pyongyang had exceeded a 2018 import cap for oil set by the sanctions imposed last year, a diplomatic source said last month. Sources at that time also said Russia blocked a US request that two Russian shipping companies and six of their vessels be sanctioned over oil shipments to the North.



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N.Korea TV summit broadcast hails Kim as 'world leader'

N.Korea TV summit broadcast hails Kim as 'world leader'North Korean state television Thursday aired footage of Kim Jong Un’s historic summit with Donald Trump in Singapore, with the report describing Kim as a “prominent world leader” who is universally revered. The 40-minute broadcast by Korean Central Television seized the chance to heap praise on Kim, showing footage of his night time stroll on the Singapore waterfront and saying he was welcomed with “deep respect and boundless enthusiasm” in the city-state. “Singapore, a beautiful and developed city, has become all the more famous because of the meeting of the century”, the female voiceover reported.



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U.S. To N.Korea: Show Us Disarmament Plans Or No Summit

U.S. To N.Korea: Show Us Disarmament Plans Or No Summit(Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The



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Syria strikes also sent message to N.Korea: Japan DefMin

Syria strikes also sent message to N.Korea: Japan DefMinThe US-led air strikes against the Syrian regime also sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of talks with President Donald Trump, Japan’s defense minister said Friday. Observers have suggested the strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could strengthen Trump’s hand in talks, as they showed Kim that the West has the political will to back up its rhetoric — as well as the capability for precise strikes launched from afar.



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UN weighs new N.Korea sanctions, vote expected Friday

UN weighs new N.Korea sanctions, vote expected FridayThe United States on Thursday presented a draft UN Security Council resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea by cutting oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s military programs, according to the text obtained by AFP. The measure would ban the supply of nearly 90 percent of refined oil products to North Korea and order the repatriation of all North Korean nationals working abroad within 12 months, according to the text obtained by AFP. The United States has been in negotiations with China, Pyongyang’s ally, on slapping new sanctions in response to the November 28 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).



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UN to vote on new N.Korea sanctions targeting oil

UN to vote on new N.Korea sanctions targeting oilThe UN Security Council will vote Friday on a US-drafted resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea by restricting oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs. The United States presented the draft resolution Thursday following negotiations with China, Pyongyang’s ally, on new punitive measures in response to North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on November 28.



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Once taboo, China listens to US contingencies on N.Korea

Once taboo, China listens to US contingencies on N.KoreaIt was the kind of sitdown that China had long resisted: Top US officials telling Chinese counterparts how American troops would enter North Korea if the hermit regime collapsed. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent revelation that such a discussion took place would — if true — suggest a major shift in Chinese policy as Beijing comes under pressure to rein in its Korean War ally. For years Beijing had refused US entreaties to discuss the possible collapse of its neighbour, but top US and Chinese military officials have finally met to discuss the once-taboo topic, Tillerson said last week.



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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in N.Korea

Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in N.KoreaParasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-coloured parasites – including one 27 cm (10.6 in) long – removed from the wounded soldier’s digestive tract during a series of surgeries to save his life. The parasites, along with kernels of corn in his stomach, may confirm what many experts and previous defectors have described about the food and hygiene situation for many North Koreans.



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200 dead in tunnel accident at N.Korea nuclear test site: report

200 dead in tunnel accident at N.Korea nuclear test site: reportMore than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea’s nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said Tuesday. A tunnel collapsed at Punggye-ri in early September, days after North Korea conducted its sixth and largest underground nuclear test on September 3, TV Asahi said, quoting unnamed North Korean sources. Another cave-in occurred during rescue operations, leaving at least 200 people feared dead in total, the Japanese broadcaster said.



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Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N.Korea tensions linger

Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N.Korea tensions lingerAsian markets struggled on Tuesday while the safe-haven yen and gold held gains as traders fretted over North Korea's weekend nuclear test which prompted warnings of US military action.



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