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North Korea carries out 'very important' test at once-dismantled launch site - KCNA

6:12am GMT

SEOUL North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said Pyongyang had promised to close.

Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North Korea

07 Dec 2019

SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning patience with stalled nuclear talks.

North Korea revives 'dotard' label in warning to Trump over 'Rocket Man' remarks

06 Dec 2019

SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on military force and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, would represent "a very dangerous challenge" if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang, a top North Korean diplomat said on Thursday. | Video

Kim Jong Un rides again as North Korea warns U.S. against using military force

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL North Korea said it would take "prompt corresponding actions" if the United States resorts to military force, state media reported on Wednesday, as tensions rise ahead of Pyongyang's year-end deadline for stalled denuclearisation talks. | Video

North Korea says up to U.S. to decide what 'Christmas gift' it wants - KCNA

03 Dec 2019

SEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday the United States was trying to drag out denuclearisation talks ahead of the U.S. presidential election next year and issued a veiled threat to Washington to soften its demands, state media reported. | Video

North Korea's Thanksgiving Day test shows improving speed for missile crews

29 Nov 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed "great satisfaction" over the latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher, state media said on Friday, a launch that experts said showcased improving performance by the system and its crews. | Video

Flaming arrows and petrol bombs: Inside Hong Kong protesters' 'weapons factories'

14 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Under a November full moon, hundreds of young people dressed in black set about turning several of Hong Kong's top universities into fortresses, well stocked with improvised weapons.

Hong Kong universities become 'battlefields' as citywide violence spreads

13 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Police in Hong Kong battled pro-democracy protesters at several university campuses in sometimes savage clashes, as parts of the city were paralysed including Hong Kong's Central financial district that was tear-gassed for a second day running. | Video

〔焦点〕北朝鮮が強気に転換、核の進化に自信 米弾劾も後押し

03 Nov 2019

[ソウル 1日 ロイター] - 制裁をうまく逃れ、中国から命綱を提供され、トランプ米大統領が国内で弾劾問題に直面していることが、非核化交渉で北朝鮮を強気にさせていると、専門家や当局者は指摘する。

North Korea launches two suspected missiles after warnings to Washington

01 Nov 2019

SEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled. | Video

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French PM says he is determined to complete pension reform

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said he is determined to see through his government's planned pensions reform, but the leader of hardline union CGT said he will fight until the plan is withdrawn, the two men said in interviews published on Sunday.