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South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park

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SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

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South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defence; South cuts power to Kaesong park 6:08am GMT

SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

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China foreign minister urges U.S. caution on missile system 6:08am GMT

BEIJING The United States needs to proceed with caution on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's recent rocket launch and not use this as an excuse to affect China's security, the Chinese foreign minister said.

North Korea to halt search for Japanese abductees - KCNA 4:40am GMT

TOKYO North Korea has declared void an agreement to reopen a probe into the fate of abducted Japanese citizens after Japan imposed sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's rocket launch, according to North Korea's official KCNA news agency.

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Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama 12 Feb 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

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China urges U.N. action to make North Korea "pay price" 12 Feb 2016

MUNICH, Germany China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.

U.S. Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama 12 Feb 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

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North Korea says South's pulling out of industrial zone 'declaration of war' 12 Feb 2016

PAJU, South Korea North Korea said it was kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, calling the South's move to suspend operations, in retaliation for Sunday's rocket launch by the North, a "declaration of war". | Video

U.S. says has no reason to doubt North Korea army chief executed 12 Feb 2016

WASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it had no reason to doubt reports that North Korea executed its army chief of staff, describing it as typical of Pyongyang's brutal political climate.

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China urges U.N. action to make North Korea 'pay price' 12 Feb 2016

MUNICH, Germany China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.