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North and South Korea Heads of State Meet, Shake Hands

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam met and shook hands Friday ahead of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

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Dramatic Footage Shows N. Korea Defector's Border Dash

Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier's defection released Wednesday showed him racing across the border under fire from former comrades, and then being hauled to safety by South Korean troops.

The footage also showed a North Korean guard briefly crossing the border in hot pursuit before retreating --  an incident the US-led United Nations Command described as a serious breach of the 1953 ceasefire that ended Korean War hostilities.

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EU Blacklists N. Korean Army over Weapons Program

The European Union blacklisted the North Korean army on Monday as part of fresh sanctions aimed at punishing the pariah regime for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs.

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N. Korea Says Will Make U.S. Suffer over 'Vicious' U.N. Sanctions

North Korea Tuesday condemned "vicious" new U.N. sanctions imposed over its sixth and largest nuclear test, warning it would make the U.S. "suffer the greatest pain" it has ever experienced.

The new sanctions imposed unanimously by the U.N. Security Council Monday ban North Korean textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products.

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North Korea's Missile Launch: Why Japan?

When nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan this week, it sparked international condemnation. But it also raised the question: Why Japan?

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Japan Wakes Up to North Korean Missile Warnings

Millions of Japanese awoke to ominous text messages Tuesday warning them to take cover as a North Korean missile flew overhead, with one train operator bluntly explaining its halted service as "Reason: Ballistic missile launch."

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N. Korea Reveals Missile Plans as Kim Orders Production Boost

North Korea revealed plans for the development of its missile program on Wednesday, as leader Kim Jong-Un ordered stepped-up production of rocket engines and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) nosecones.

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Xi Calls for Calm after Trump Says US is 'Locked and Loaded'

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.

The call came after Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

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No Response from North Korea as Proposed Talks Loom

Hours before proposed military talks between South and North Korea, Pyongyang on Thursday still refused to confirm its participation, officials said.

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U.S. House Votes to Expand North Korea Sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly voted in favor of broadening sanctions against North Korea, including efforts to cut the regime's sources of international financing.

Lawmakers voted 419 to 1 for the bill, which now heads to the Senate.

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