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North Korea Sanctions Evaders Beware: U.S. Planning Major High Seas Crackdown

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The move is an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang’s use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program.

‘Maximum pressure’: US warns North Korea just as Ivanka Trump lands at Olympics

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The US warned Pyongyang of “maximum pressure” towards denuclearisation on Saturday as Ivanka Trump kicked off a visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics — where she looks likely to avoid North Korean officials. After President Donald Trump unveiled the “heaviest sanctions...

Trump administration hits North Korea with more sanctions

Seeking to further isolate North Korea, the Trump administration on Friday announced a broad new raft of economic sanctions against 56 companies, ships and people around the world that allegedly aid the government in Pyongyang in pursuing its nuclear ambitions. President Trump, who was supposed...

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions; targets ships, firms

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions against North Korea on Friday, intensifying pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs.

US announces massive sanctions and warns the world: do business with North Korea at your own risk

President Donald Trump's White House announced the largest single tranche of sanctions against North Korea ever and revealed the intense level of surveillance and intelligence around Pyongyang's illegal trade. The US's new sanctionsShow More Summary

AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

AP EXPLAINS: As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to better ties with rival North Korea, Pyongyang has picked for its envoy to the closing ceremonies the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010        

Trump administration to target North Korea with new sanctions on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday what is being billed as the largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a senior administration official said.

North Korea calls UN chief 'henchman' of the US

North Korea on Thursday accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of being a "kind of henchman who is representing the United States" after the UN chief said sanctions were essential to pressure Pyongyang. North Korea's mission to...Show More Summary

North Korea says U.N. chief 'picking a quarrel' with sanctions remarks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea on Thursday accused United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres of "picking a quarrel" with Pyongyang by praising international sanctions for putting pressure on the country over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Mastermind of attacks on the South to head North Korean delegation to Olympic closing ceremony

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Pyongyang has announced that a hawkish general who is widely considered to have orchestrated a number of attacks on South Korea will lead the North Korean delegation to the closing ceremony of the Pyeonchang Winter Olympic Games on Sunday. Show More Summary

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect 'visited Cambodia for TV pranks'

An Indonesian woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited Cambodia to take part in what she believed were pranks for a TV show with suspected Pyongyang agents, a court heard Thursday. Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese...Show More Summary

First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next? Fresh out of the North, AP's Pyongyang bureau chief offers his take on how Pyeongchang might intrigue _ or appall _ its North Korean visitors      ...

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said. TheShow More Summary

Trump meets with North Korean defectors in Oval Office in bid to raise pressure on Kim Jong Un

President Trump met with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Friday, a provocative action meant to highlight human rights violations and one that could raise alarms in Pyongyang. Trump welcomed eight defectors — six who live in South Korea and two who live in the United States — two days after he punctuated […]

North Korea’s Tunnel Network Is Impressive (But Not Invulnerable)

Asia Times Security, Asia Here is how America could even the fight with Pyongyang. A recent article described a newly noted but apparently abandoned railroad tunnel in North Korea, located near Dancheon on the east coast roughly midway between Hamhung and Chongjin. Show More Summary

S. Korea's Moon says 'too early' for Pyongyang summit

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said it was too early to think about a summit with North Korea despite the Olympic-driven rapprochement with its nuclear-armed neighbour. Moon last week received an invitation from the North's leader Kim Jong Un for a summit in Pyongyang. Show More Summary

N. Korea slams US invite of late prisoner's father to Olympics

last weekNews : The Cutline

North Korea has slammed the US for bringing the father of late former prisoner Otto Warmbier to the Winter Olympics in the South, accusing it of waging a "defamation campaign" against Pyongyang. Warmbier, a US college student, was arrested...Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un impersonator stuns North Korean cheerleaders

Reaction Thu 15 Feb, AT 12:20 Kim Jong Un impersonator stuns North Korean cheerleaders Lookalike ‘Howard’ gatecrashed stand hosting Pyongyang’s elite cheer squad

Japan's Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to keep up pressure on North Korea until Pyongyang abandons its nuclear and missile programs, Japan's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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