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Exclusive: Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea – U.S. official

The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. The sanctions would be part of a multi-pronged approach of …

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North Korea rocket-engine test shows ‘meaningful’ progress: South Korea

South Korea said on Monday North Korea’s latest rocket-engine test showed “meaningful” advancement in engine function. “Through this test, it is found that engine function has made meaningful progress but further analysis is needed for exact thrust and possible uses,” Lee Jin-woo, deputy spokesman for the South Korean defense ministry, …

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Facing test of resolve, Trump pushes ahead with North Korea review

Faced with a growing test of resolve for a new U.S. president who vowed while campaigning to get tough on North Korea, Donald Trump’s aides are pressing to complete a strategy review on how to counter Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear threats. Pyongyang’s latest missile launches and the assassination in Malaysia …

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U.S. starts deploying THAAD system in South Korea after North Korea missile test

The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to South Korea following North Korea’s test of four ballistic missiles, U.S. Pacific Command said on Tuesday. The announcement came as North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un …

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North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast early on Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war. South Korea’s military said the missiles were unlikely to …

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Futures fall amid North Korea missiles, Trump wiretap talk

U.S. stock index futures fell on Sunday amid news of North Korea’s firing of four ballistic missiles and President Donald Trump’s accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him. U.S. stocks have climbed to all-time records, with the Dow piercing the 21,000 mark last week for the first time and …

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North Korea blames Malaysia for death of its citizen: KCNA

North Korea blamed Malaysia on Thursday for the death of one of its citizens there last week and accused it of an “unfriendly attitude” in a scenario drawn up by South Korea, which has said Pyongyang agents assassinated the North Korean leader’s half-brother. Malaysia had initially told North Korea that …

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North Korea says will reject Malaysian post-mortem of Kim Jong Nam

North Korea said it would “categorically reject” Malaysia’s autopsy report on the death of the man identified by Malaysian authorities as the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Nam died in Kuala Lumpur this week after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with what …

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South Korea believes half-brother of North Korea leader was murdered

South Korea said on Wednesday it believed the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been murdered, as Malaysian authorities moved the body to another hospital for an autopsy to identify the cause of death, sources told Reuters. U.S. government sources told Reuters they believed that Kim Jong …

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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile launching

The U.N. Security Council on Monday denounced North Korea’s weekend missile launch, urging members to “redouble efforts” to enforce sanctions against the reclusive state. Pyongyang’s ballistic missile firing on Sunday was its first direct challenge to the international community since U.S. President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20. At …

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