N.Korea state media urges U.S. to drop sanctions

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Aug 6 : North Korean state media called on Monday for the United States to drop sanctions, saying Pyongyang had demonstrated good faith by ending its nuclear weapons testing and handing over the remains of U.S. troops killed in the Korean War. The statements came just days after a confidential United […]

NKorea alarmed by US attitudes but committed to nuclear deal

By Jack Kim and John Geddie SINGAPORE, Aug 4 : North Korea’s foreign minister said on Saturday he was increasingly alarmed by U.S. attitudes towards the isolated state but said it remained firm in its determination to implement the nuclear deal it reached with Washington in June. The United States and North Korea pledged to […]

N.Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile program – confidential U.N. report

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3 : North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Friday. The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of U.N. sanctions was submitted to the Security Council North Korea […]

US remains returned by N Korea could take days or decades to identify

By Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON, August 01 : When the remains of Americans handed over by North Korea arrive in Hawaii on Wednesday, the US military will begin a painstaking identification process that experts said could take from three days to two decades to complete. The 55 boxes, draped in the blue and white flag of […]

Trump thanks Kim as North Korea hands over Korean War remains

By Joyce Lee and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON, July 27 : North Korea on Friday handed over 55 boxes carrying remains thought to be of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, a first step in implementing an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June. The handover of the boxes, draped in the blue […]

US urges strict UN sanctions until N Korea acts on denuclearization

By Michelle Nichols United Nations, July 20 : The United States called on North Korea today to act on its promise to give up its nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until it does so. After informally briefing the U.N. Security Council in New York, U.S. […]