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G7 vows growth efforts as Japan's Abe warns of global crisis

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ISE-SHIMA, Japan The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. | Video

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G7 vows growth efforts as Japan's Abe warns of global crisis 27 May 2016

ISE-SHIMA, Japan The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. | Video

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Europe steps up North Korea sanctions with oil, finance bans 27 May 2016

BRUSSELS The European Union stepped up its sanctions on North Korea on Friday with near-blanket trade and travel bans after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch, a move going beyond new U.N. Security Council sanctions.

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North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots 27 May 2016

SEOUL North Korea threatened retaliation on Friday after South Korea fired what it said were warning shots when a patrol boat and fishing boat from the North crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.

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North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots 27 May 2016

SEOUL North Korea threatened retaliation on Friday after South Korea fired what it said were warning shots when a patrol boat and fishing boat from the North crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.

UPDATE 2-N.Korea threatens retaliation after S.Korean warning shots 27 May 2016

SEOUL, May 27 North Korea threatened retaliation on Friday after South Korea fired what it said were warning shots when a patrol boat and fishing boat from the North crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.

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South Korea says more North Korean restaurant workers defect from third country 24 May 2016

SEOUL Several more North Korean workers have fled their jobs in an overseas restaurant run by the isolated North, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday after a media report said three people had escaped from China and were claiming asylum.

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North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader 23 May 2016

GENEVA U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday.

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North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader 23 May 2016

GENEVA U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday.

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South Korea rejects North Korea talks proposal as "bogus" 23 May 2016

SEOUL South Korea dismissed on Monday a North Korean proposal for military talks as "a bogus peace offensive" and said it was formally rejecting the overture because it lacked a plan to end the North's nuclear programme.