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Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile and South Korea's Nike missile displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.(AFP image)

North Korean refuses talks with South, tests missiles

Seoul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:20 AM IST
Pyongyang has routinely expressed anger at the war games, which it considers rehearsals for invasion, but in the past has avoided carrying out tests while the manoeuvres are taking place.
President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea’s recent tests of short-range rockets and missiles may run afoul of United Nations resolutions but haven’t violated agreements with his administration.(AFP)
President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea’s recent tests of short-range rockets and missiles may run afoul of United Nations resolutions but haven’t violated agreements with his administration.(AFP)

N Korea tests rocket launcher system

SEOUL | By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2019 11:14 PM IST
The spokesperson said North Korea has never signed an agreement with any country to limit the range of missiles and other projectiles it tests and wasn’t bound to any legal requirement.
The US leader, who has had two rounds of talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, described him as a “very smart” man who knew he needed to denuclearise. Image used for representational purpose only.(AP/ File photo)
The US leader, who has had two rounds of talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, described him as a “very smart” man who knew he needed to denuclearise. Image used for representational purpose only.(AP/ File photo)

‘Very smart’ Kim knows North Korea must give up nukes, says Trump

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 02:02 PM IST
The US leader, who has had two rounds of talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, described him as a “very smart” man who knew he needed to denuclearise.
In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, photo provided on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with his wife Ri Sol Ju at Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, before leaving for China. Kim met Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday but no details of their meeting were disclosed by Chinese state media. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)(AP)
In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, photo provided on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with his wife Ri Sol Ju at Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, before leaving for China. Kim met Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday but no details of their meeting were disclosed by Chinese state media. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)(AP)

N Korea’s Kim leaves China quietly as he had come, leaving a trail of guesswork

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Kim arrived in Beijing on Tuesday and held summit talks with President Xi Jinping hours later, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, adding that after the closed-door talks, Xi hosted a dinner banquet for Kim. Details of their hour-long meeting were not disclosed by China’s official media
US President Donald Trump has accused Beijing of making Washington’s relationship with North Korea more difficult.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump has accused Beijing of making Washington’s relationship with North Korea more difficult.(REUTERS)

China slams Donald Trump’s ‘irresponsible and absurd logic’ on North Korea

AFP, Beijing | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 02:03 PM IST
China today derided the “irresponsible and absurd logic” of the United States after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of making Washington’s relationship with North Korea more difficult.
Despite the historic summit earlier this month, US president Donald Trump has cited ‘an unusual and extraordinary threat’ from North Korea.(Anthony Wallace/AFP)
Despite the historic summit earlier this month, US president Donald Trump has cited ‘an unusual and extraordinary threat’ from North Korea.(Anthony Wallace/AFP)

Now, Donald Trump says ‘unusual and extraordinary’ nuclear threat from North Korea

Washington | By AFP, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 07:34 PM IST
Critics have pointed to the vague wording of the non-binding summit document and raised fears that the summit could weaken the international coalition against the North’s nuclear programme.
Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on June 17, 2017.(AFP File Photo)
Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on June 17, 2017.(AFP File Photo)

India and Pakistan should emulate US, N Korea: Shehbaz Sharif

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 11:51 PM IST
The PML-N party president said India and Pakistan could take steps similar to those taken by the US and North Korea to “return from the brink of a nuclear flashpoint”.
Trump and Kim meet in Singapore. The document signed by the two leaders committed Trump to providing security guarantees to North Korea, while Kim merely reaffirmed his commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula(AP)
Trump and Kim meet in Singapore. The document signed by the two leaders committed Trump to providing security guarantees to North Korea, while Kim merely reaffirmed his commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula(AP)

With legitimacy for N Korea, Kim emerges stronger from the summit

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 07:45 PM IST
The joint document listed no measures to finally end the war on the Korean Peninsula, where hostilities ended in 1953 with only an armistice.
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