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Exclusive: From Russia with fuel - North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions

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MOSCOW At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions.

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South Korea says Trump's warning to North Korea 'firm and specific' 4:07pm BST

SEOUL/TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday.

Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations 2:40pm BST

UNITED NATIONS Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although the United States, Britain, France and others boycotted the event at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

North Korea grants Malaysian prince access to airspace as soccer match back on 9:39am BST

KUALA LUMPUR North Korea has granted a soccer loving Malaysian prince access to its airspace "anytime" he wants, his palace said on Tuesday, as Pyongyang prepares finally to host an Asian Cup tie that became a casualty of the assassination in Malaysia of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother in February.

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Swiss franc falls to lowest versus euro since Jan. 2015 7:36am BST

LONDON The Swiss franc fell to its lowest level in over two years against the euro on Tuesday, as relative calm over North Korea eased demand for perceived safe-haven currencies.

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If threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea, Trump vows 3:21am BST

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man." | Video

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South Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics 1:09am BST

SEOUL South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the country is pushing to ensure security at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes.

UPDATE 1-S.Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics 1:08am BST

* S.Korea's Moon says country has hosted global sports events successfully despite N.Korea tensions

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U.N. chief says statesmanship needed on North Korea, takes digs at Trump 19 Sep 2017

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders who stoke resentment over refugees for political gain, two digs at U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

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Swiss franc falls to lowest versus euro since January 2015 19 Sep 2017

LONDON The Swiss franc fell to its lowest level in over two years against the euro on Tuesday, as relative calm over North Korea eased demand for perceived safe-haven currencies.