Sanctions

Kim challenges Trump with new missile tests

North Korea is once again pressing the boundaries of what it can get away with, returning to missile tests this week in violation of international sanctions championed by United States (US) President Donald Trump. So far, the reaction has been muted.

10 May 2019
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North Korea and US vow to keep talking

North Korea on Friday promised further negotiations with the United States (US) despite a spectacular failure to strike a nuclear deal at their Hanoi summit, with both sides keeping the door of diplomacy open.

The high-stakes second meeting between the North's leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump broke up in disarray Thursday, without even a joint statement.

3 March 2019
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Trump, Kim end summit abruptly

The United States (US) and North Korea on Friday put forward starkly different accounts over the breakdown of a high-stakes summit in Hanoi but offered guarded hope that they could meet again.

1 March 2019
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Nuclear breakthrough or vague promises?

Could the United States (US) and North Korea reach a historic accord – or could it all fall to pieces?

As President Donald Trump prepares for a historic second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, observers see a wide array of possible outcomes.

25 February 2019
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How Kim has played Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is eager to hold a second summit with United States (US) President Donald Trump. Since their first meeting in Singapore in June, Kim has consistently outmanoeuvred his counterpart.

25 November 2018
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China to send envoy to North Korea

China will send a special envoy to North Korea this week, state media said Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump concluded an Asian tour to rally support against Pyongyang's nuclear threats.

15 November 2017
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