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N. Korea Says 'Completely' Dismantled Nuclear Test Site

North Korea said it had fully demolished its only known nuclear test site on Thursday, with a series of planned detonations that put the facility beyond further use.

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Trump Says Americans Should be 'Very Proud' of 'Historic' Koreas Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Friday's Korea summit as historic but warned that "only time will tell."

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All Abroad: Kim Dynasty's Travels on Armor-Plated Trains

The North Korean train that arrived in Beijing this week looked remarkably similar to one used by the North's late leader Kim Jong Il, its olive-green exterior and yellow stripe prompting intense speculation his son and successor Kim Jong Un was on board.

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Kim Jong Un: The Princeling Taking a Diplomatic Turn

Six years after inheriting power from his father, Kim Jong Un has established his authority domestically, taken North Korea to unprecedented nuclear heights, and is now looking to flex his muscles abroad.

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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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