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Eight key talking points from Trump’s State of the Union
Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address
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Eight key talking points from Trump’s State of the Union

Illegal immigration, national security and pleas for bipartisanship dominate the delayed speech
6 Feb 2019
How significant is the North Korea germ warfare threat?
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How significant is the North Korea germ warfare threat?

Experts believe Kim Jong Un’s chemical weapons could pose more of a risk than his nuclear arsenal
21 Jan 2019
Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’
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Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’

Report finds threat levels rising in China and India amid government crackdown and rise of religious nationalism
17 Jan 2019
Kim Jong Un makes ‘surprise’ visit to China
Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju have arrived in China for talks with Xi Jinping
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Kim Jong Un makes ‘surprise’ visit to China

North Korean leader set to hold talks ahead of rumoured summit with Trump
8 Jan 2019
North Korean ambassador to Italy ‘disappears’
North Korean ambassador to Italy Jo Son-gil has reportedly disappeared
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North Korean ambassador to Italy ‘disappears’

High ranking official and his wife are said to have fled embassy in Rome
4 Jan 2019
North Korea testing mystery ‘hi-tech’ weapon
North Korea missiles
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North Korea testing mystery ‘hi-tech’ weapon

Announcement by Kim Jong Un’s regime will further strain fragile dialogue with US
16 Nov 2018
Rape ‘part of ordinary life’ in North Korea
An image depicting systemic sexual violence against women in North Korea
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Rape ‘part of ordinary life’ in North Korea

Report by Human Rights Watch details harrowing accounts of sexual abuse
1 Nov 2018
North and South Korea agree to remove weapons from border
North and South Korea border guards
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North and South Korea agree to remove weapons from border

Guard posts and firearms set to be removed from demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom
23 Oct 2018
Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea
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Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea

Accepting Kim Jong Un’s invitation would ‘legitimise’ oppressive regime, warn analysts
19 Oct 2018
South Korea unveils plan for ‘one Korea’ dictionary
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South Korea unveils plan for ‘one Korea’ dictionary

PM says that bridging language gap with the North could be a stepping stone to reunification
10 Oct 2018
Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize
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Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize

Bookies had tipped Kim Jong Un to get the honour
5 Oct 2018
Donald Trump says he ‘fell in love’ with Kim Jong Un
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Donald Trump says he ‘fell in love’ with Kim Jong Un

US president facing fresh criticism for praising North Korean dictator during rally
1 Oct 2018
Donald Trump embraces patriotism over globalism at UN
Donald Trump addresses the UN General Assembly
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Donald Trump embraces patriotism over globalism at UN

US president uses second address to General Assembly to stress the importance of sovereignty
26 Sep 2018
US ‘ready to resume talks’ with North Korea
Kim Jong Un
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US ‘ready to resume talks’ with North Korea

Mike Pompeo invites Pyongyang foreign minister to a meeting in New York next week
20 Sep 2018
Korea summit: can Moon Jae-in revive nuclear talks?
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace
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Korea summit: can Moon Jae-in revive nuclear talks?

South Korean president will travel to the north to meet with Kim Jong Un for first time in 11 years
18 Sep 2018
Trump U-turns on South Korea war games U-turn
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Trump U-turns on South Korea war games U-turn

US president contradicts Pentagon statement that joint military drills will continue
30 Aug 2018
Kim Jong Nam death: murder trial begins in Malaysia
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Kim Jong Nam death: murder trial begins in Malaysia

Two women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Un’s half-brother claim they were told it was a TV prank
16 Aug 2018
North Korea ‘building new missiles’
US spy agencies say North Korea is continuing with its ICBM program, despite talks
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North Korea ‘building new missiles’

US spy agencies see increased activity at sites previously used to build ballistic missiles
31 Jul 2018
North Korea dismantles rocket-launch site
Satellite image purporting to show the partial dismantling of a North Korean rocket facility
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North Korea dismantles rocket-launch site

Satellite imagery suggests regime is complying with promises made to Donald Trump in June
24 Jul 2018
What is Kim Jong Un doing in China?
Kim Jong Un, North Korea
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What is Kim Jong Un doing in China?

North Korean leader is visiting neighbouring Asian country for third time this year
19 Jun 2018
How North Korea reported the Singapore summit
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How North Korea reported the Singapore summit

Korea Central News Agency hails Trump-Kim talks as ‘meeting of the century’
13 Jun 2018
Top seven books about North Korea
North Korea
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Top seven books about North Korea

From anecdotes of defectors to histories of the nation, there is plenty of good literature on the hermit kingdom
13 Jun 2018
Has the US-North Korea summit been a victory for peace?
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
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Has the US-North Korea summit been a victory for peace?

Kim Jong Un promises ‘world will see a major change’ following unprecedented talks with Donald Trump
12 Jun 2018
What Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump’s body language reveals
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What Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump’s body language reveals

US president ‘tried to take over’ by patting the North Korean leader multiple times
12 Jun 2018
Why Kim Jong Un brought his own toilet to Singapore
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Why Kim Jong Un brought his own toilet to Singapore

The two leaders sat down to a lunch of short rib, octopus and Häagen-Dazs
12 Jun 2018
Trump meets Kim: how long will the good times last?
SINGAPORE - JUNE 12: In this handout photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during their historic U.S.-DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel o
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Trump meets Kim: how long will the good times last?

US president and North Korean leader shake hands for the first time - but will they get on?
11 Jun 2018
What is life like in North Korea?
Pyongyang
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What is life like in North Korea?

Hermit kingdom under greater scrutiny amid increasing worries about political stability of region
11 Jun 2018
Kim Jong Un: everything you need to know
Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Un, North Korea
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Kim Jong Un: everything you need to know

The North Korean leader is causing confusion with his bizarre blend of diplomacy and tyranny
7 Jun 2018
The odd relationship between Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un
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The odd relationship between Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un

Former basketball star will be in Singapore for North Korean leader’ meeting with Donald Trump
6 Jun 2018
Syria’s Assad ‘planning state visit to North Korea’
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Syria’s Assad ‘planning state visit to North Korea’

Controversial president reportedly admires the ‘outstanding political calibre’ of Kim Jong Un
4 Jun 2018
North Korea threatens to pull out of US summit
Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Kim Jong Un next month
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North Korea threatens to pull out of US summit

Pyongyang has also abruptly cancelled high-level talks with the South
16 May 2018
Who are the three US prisoners released by North Korea?
North Korean prisoners
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Who are the three US prisoners released by North Korea?

Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-chul were repatriated late on Wednesday night
10 May 2018
Donald Trump ‘deserves Nobel Peace Prize’
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Donald Trump ‘deserves Nobel Peace Prize’

South Korean president Moon Jae-in praises Trump for role in North Korea talks
30 Apr 2018
North Korea to close nuclear test site
North Korea says UN sanctions are stopping it from paying UN fees
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North Korea to close nuclear test site

Lofty rhetoric and big promises by Kim Jong Un meet with scepticism in Seoul
30 Apr 2018
Korea summit: four key takeaways from historic talks
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace
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Korea summit: four key takeaways from historic talks

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in announce peace roadmap - but what does it all mean?
27 Apr 2018
Korean summit: world reacts to leaders’ joint nuclear pledge
Korea Summit
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Korean summit: world reacts to leaders’ joint nuclear pledge

First meeting between the two leaders of North and South Korea punctuated by oddly humorous moments
27 Apr 2018
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