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North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing coldThe Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. Kim, the son of the isolated North’s founder Kim Il Sung and the father and predecessor of current leader Kim Jong Un, was born on February 16. According to Pyongyang’s orthodoxy, he came into the world in 1942, in a snow-covered hut at a secret camp on the slopes of Mount Paektu, the spiritual birthplace of the Korean people, where his father was fighting occupying Japanese forces.



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North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Jihwan Hwang Thinks Will Happen

North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Jihwan Hwang Thinks Will Happen"If they want to make another historic event, they should produce a more advanced and detailed agreement than the first one."



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Trump says to meet North Korea's Kim in Vietnam in late February

Trump says to meet North Korea's Kim in Vietnam in late FebruaryTrump said in his annual State of the Union address to Congress much work remained to be done in the push for peace with North Korea, but cited the halt in its nuclear testing and no new missile launches in 15 months as proof of progress. “If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea,” Trump said. Trump had raised fears of war in 2017 when he threatened to rain “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea because of the threat its nuclear weapons and missiles posed to the United States.



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U.S. envoy calls for full list of North Korean weapons programs

U.S. envoy calls for full list of North Korean weapons programsIn a speech at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, envoy Stephen Biegun said North Korea would need to declare all its nuclear and missile programs and warned that Washington had “contingencies” if the diplomatic process failed. Biegun, in his most detailed public remarks on his approach to North Korea after five months in his role, said Washington would have to have expert access and monitoring mechanisms of nuclear and missile sites and “ultimately ensure removal or destruction of stockpiles of fissile material, weapons, missiles, launchers and other weapons of mass destruction.” Pyongyang has rejected declaring its weapons programs for decades. Biegun also said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed during an October visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the dismantlement and destruction of plutonium and uranium enrichment facilities.



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Trump to say when, where he'll hold 2nd North Korean summit

Trump to say when, where he'll hold 2nd North Korean summitWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he will likely announce the site and date of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the State of the Union address on Tuesday.



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US lifts UN freeze on North Korea aid

US lifts UN freeze on North Korea aidThe United States is moving quickly to lift a freeze at the United Nations on humanitarian aid to North Korea, just weeks before a planned second US-North Korean summit, according to diplomats and documents obtained by AFP. At Washington’s request, several applications from aid groups for exemptions to tough UN sanctions imposed on North Korea have been put on hold at a UN sanctions committee, some for as long as a year.



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Trump backs down in US intelligence chiefs row after claiming he hadn't read 'complete' testimony on Iran and North Korea

Trump backs down in US intelligence chiefs row after claiming he hadn't read 'complete' testimony on Iran and North KoreaDonald Trump has backtracked on his suggestion that American intelligence chiefs should “go back to school” after they contradicted his stance on Iran and North Korea. The US leader criticised them after they presented the Worldwide Threat Assessment report to the Senate earlier this week. It said Iran was not making nuclear weapons and North Korea remained “unlikely to give up” its weapons stockpiles and production abilities, apparently contradicting Mr Trump’s views on the nations.



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'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North Korea

'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North KoreaPresident Trump takes to Twitter to defend his foreign policy on Iran, North Korea, and other issues.



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'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North Korea

'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North KoreaPresident Trump takes to Twitter to defend his foreign policy on Iran, North Korea, and other issues.



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Trump directly contradicted by US intelligence chief on Iran and North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

Trump directly contradicted by US intelligence chief on Iran and North Korea’s nuclear ambitionsA US intelligence chief has completely contradicted Donald Trump’s claims over the nuclear ambitions of both North Korea and Iran. Pyongyang is unlikely to give up its nuclear capabilities, while Tehran is currently not engaging in activities necessary to produce nuclear weapons, national intelligence director Dan Coats concluded in his annual “Worldwide Threat Assessment”. Presenting his conclusions to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Mr Coats said the US faced unique threats from each of the “big four” of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, including cyber warfare and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).



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