North Korea

  • Saudi Arabia thrash North Korea 4-1 in Asian Cup
    10:08 AM

    Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Striker Al Sahlawi’s two post-break goals helped Saudi Arabia smash North Korea 4-1 in a second round group stage match of the Asian Cup football tournament here Wednesday. North Korea broke the deadlock in the 11th minute when Yong-Gi scored his country’s first goal in the

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  • South Korea urges North Korea to respond to talks offer
    7:53 AM

    Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) South Korea Wednesday urged North Korea once again to respond to its dialogue offer, media reported. Unification ministry spokesperson Lim Byeong-cheol told a press briefing that the ministry has no plan to send an additional proposal to North Korea for inter-Korean talks and is awaiting the

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  • South Korea offers unconditional talks with North Korea
    10:27 AM

    Seoul, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that she is willing to hold a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un without pre-conditions. “My position is that to ease the pain of division and to accomplish peaceful unification, I am willing to meet with anyone,”

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  • US criticises North Korea’s offer on nuclear tests
    6:43 AM

    Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) The US has criticised an offer by North Korea to suspend further nuclear tests temporarily if Washington agrees to temporarily halt joint military exercises with South Korea this year. The DPRK statement “inappropriately” links routine US-South Korean exercises to the possibility of a nuclear test, US

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  • Targeting quarter-finals in Asian Cup: North Korea coach
    3:03 PM

    Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) North Korea lost their opening game of the Asian Cup 0-1 against Uzbekistan Saturday, but their coach Jo Tong Sop said that they would recover soon and fight for a place in the quarter-finals. North Korea came close to scoring an equaliser just before the final

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  • North Korea sets condition for suspending n-test
    11:43 AM

    Pyongyang, Jan 10 (IANS) North Korea said Saturday it is ready to “temporarily suspend” its nuclear test if the US agrees to temporarily halt joint military exercises with South Korea this year. The North Korean government made a “crucial” proposal Friday to the US side demanding suspension of joint military

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  • Uzbekistan beat North Korea 1-0 in Asian Cup
    10:34 AM

    Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) A goal in the 62nd minute from forward Igor Sergeev was enough to give Uzbekistan their first victory in the Asian Cup as they beat North Korea 1-0 in the Group B opener here Saturday. Uzbekistan, the 2011 Asian Cup semi-finalists, dominated the game with better

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  • North Korea refuses to accept inter-Korean dialogue resolution
    10:33 AM

    Seoul, Jan 9 (IANS) North Korea Friday refused to accept a resolution calling for inter-Korean dialogue passed by South Korea’s National Assembly, Seoul’s unification ministry said Friday. A ministry official told the press that Seoul attempted to send the resolution through a communication line Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, but

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  • No celebrations on North Korean leader’s birthday
    1:24 PM

    Seoul, Jan 8 (IANS/EFE) North Korea was quiet Thursday despite it being the birthday of supreme leader Kim Jong-un, an event that was not covered by the state media in contrast to those of his predecessors. According to experts cited by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, Thursday has not

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  • North Korea urges US to lift sanctions
    8:07 AM

    Pyongyang, Jan 8 (IANS) North Korea Thursday urged the US to lift its sanctions and denied having anything to do with the Sony Pictures’ hacking incident. The US Dec 2, 2014 announced retaliatory sanctions against Pyongyang in response to the alleged cyber attack on Sony after it produced a comedy

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  • North Korea can put n-warheads on missiles: Seoul
    2:31 PM

    Seoul, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) South Korea believes its Communist neighbour has already acquired a “significant” level of technology to miniaturise nuclear warheads and put them on its missiles, according to a defence white paper published Tuesday. “North Korea is presumed to have secured some 40 kg of weapon-grade plutonium by

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  • South Korea president urges North Korea for dialogue
    6:45 AM

    Seoul, Jan 6 (IANS) South Korean President Park Geun-hye Tuesday urged North Korea to come forward at the earliest to hold talks for peace on the Korean Peninsula. “I hope North Korea rapidly come to the table for the inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation and have an actual consultation about peace

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