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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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Otto Warmbier's mom now speaking out to embarrass NKorea

Otto Warmbier's mom now speaking out to embarrass NKoreaUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Her voice cracking with emotion, the mother of college student Otto Warmbier who was sent home from North Korea in a coma and died soon after said Thursday her family will keep speaking out about the country's human rights violations to "rub their noses" in what they did and embarrass Kim Jong Un's government.



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Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee diesTOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.



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The Latest: NKorea rejects UN sanctions, says US will suffer

The Latest: NKorea rejects UN sanctions, says US will sufferNorth Korea's top envoy to a leading U.N. disarmament body says his country "categorically" rejects a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs.



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UN experts: NKorea exported $270 million illegally recently

UN experts: NKorea exported $  270 million illegally recentlyNorth Korea illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth at least $ 270 million to China and other countries including India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka in the six-month period ending in early August in violation of U.N. sanctions, U.N. experts say.



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