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Seoul: NKorea in worst economic contraction in 2 decades

Seoul: NKorea in worst economic contraction in 2 decades



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NKorea fires new ballistic missile in likely pressure tactic

NKorea fires new ballistic missile in likely pressure tacticNorth Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile in two launches into the sea Thursday, South Korean officials said, in its first weapons launches in more than two months and an apparent effort to pressure Washington as Pyongyang and Washington struggle to restart nuclear negotiations. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired from near the eastern coastal town of Wonsan and flew about 430 kilometers (270 miles) and 690 kilometers (430 miles) respectively before landing off the country’s east coast.



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The Latest: Seoul says 2nd NKorea missile flew 430 miles

The Latest: Seoul says 2nd NKorea missile flew 430 milesSouth Korea says one of the two North Korean missiles flew 690 kilometers (430 miles), longer than initially suspected. South Korea earlier said both missiles flew about 430 kilometers (270 miles) before landing in the waters off the country’s east coast on Thursday. South Korea’s military later said it and the United States had determined the second missile flew longer.



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2 S. Koreans, 15 Russians held in NKorea after boat drifts

2 S. Koreans, 15 Russians held in NKorea after boat driftsTwo South Koreans and 15 Russians have been held in North Korea for a week after their boat drifted into North Korean waters, Seoul officials said Wednesday. The crew members were aboard a Russia-flagged fishing boat when it was detained by North Korea on July 17, the Unification Ministry said in a statement. North Korea hasn’t responded to South Korea’s repeated calls for the repatriation of the two South Koreans, both men in their 50s and 60s, according to the ministry.



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Reports: NKorea rebuilding structures at rocket site

Reports: NKorea rebuilding structures at rocket siteNorth Korea is reportedly restoring facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it had dismantled as part of disarmament steps last year. The development came after a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump ended without any agreement. South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported Wednesday that the country’s spy service gave such an assessment on the North’s Tongchang-ri launch site to lawmakers in a private briefing Tuesday.



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US intel chiefs contradict Trump on NKorea, IS group threats

US intel chiefs contradict Trump on NKorea, IS group threatsWASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. The chiefs made no mention of a crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border for which Trump has considered declaring a national emergency.



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The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKoreaPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):



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US and Russia clash over enforcing UN sanctions on NKorea

US and Russia clash over enforcing UN sanctions on NKoreaUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia clashed Monday over enforcing U.N. sanctions against North Korea, with the U.S. ambassador accusing Moscow of "cheating" and Russia's envoy accusing Washington of "political ill-intent."



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Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talks

Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talksWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of "rooting against" upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members.



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Singapore ties with US, NKorea make city-state summit site

Singapore ties with US, NKorea make city-state summit siteSINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's diplomatic ties with North Korea and its relative proximity made the Southeast Asian city-state a natural choice for the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.



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