At UN, NKorea says US to blame for ‘worst ever situation’

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 : North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as “the worst ever situation” because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, seen […]

At UN, NKorea says US to blame for ‘worst ever situation’

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 : North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as “the worst ever situation” because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, seen […]

U.S. travel restrictions jeopardize rare exchanges with North Koreans

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 2 : – When more than a dozen North Korean economic officials visited California and New York in 2011, U.S. organizers hoped the tour would give the delegation ideas for market reforms and business innovations. The North Koreans quickly made clear that was not why they had come: They […]

Tillerson to discuss North Korea crisis, trade in China

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Sept 27 : US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit China this week for talks that will include the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and trade, the State Department said on Tuesday. Tillerson’s Sept. 28-30 trip would also lay the groundwork for U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit […]

Trump: military option for N Korea not preferred, but would be ‘devastating’

By Steve Holland and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Sept 27 : President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be “devastating” for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington’s first option to deal with the North’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program. “We are totally prepared for the […]