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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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N. Korean Media Issue Threat to 'Wipe Out' U.S.

An official North Korean website warned Monday that Pyongyang will "wipe out" the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat saber-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region.

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Japan Calls for 'Peaceable' Resolution on North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for a peaceful resolution to tensions surrounding North Korea as he began talks with visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

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N. Korea Missile Test Fails before Pence Visit

North Korea test-fired a missile early Sunday, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Seoul for talks on curbing Pyongyang's weapons programs, but U.S. officials said it exploded seconds after launch.

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N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, Drawing Tough Response from Trump

North Korea Sunday staged its first ballistic missile test since Donald Trump took office, a move denounced by Japan's leader who won "100 percent" backing from the new U.S. President.

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S. Korea Crisis: What Will the North Do?

These are euphoric but anxious days for South Korea, as the heady impeachment of a deeply unpopular president leaves the country without a recognized leader at a time of military tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

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U.N. Security Council Hits N. Korea with Toughest Ever Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously imposed its toughest ever sanctions on North Korea, placing a cap on its key coal exports after the state's defiant nuclear tests.

The new sanctions resolution, which was spearheaded by the United States and came after three months of tough negotiations with fellow veto-wielding council member China, passed by a 15-0 vote.

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Denuclearizing N. Korea a 'Lost Cause,' U.S. Intel Chief Says

Convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons is a "lost cause," America's top intelligence official said Tuesday, causing concern in the State Department and ally South Korea over an issue of long-standing U.S. policy.

The United States has always maintained it cannot accept North Korea as a nuclear state and, under President Barack Obama, has made any talks with the North conditional on Pyongyang first making some tangible commitment towards denuclearisation.

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U.N. Security Council Condemns N. Korea Failed Missile Launch

The U.N. Security Council on Monday denounced North Korea's latest test of a powerful missile that one leading US expert warned could be put into operational service as early as next year.

North Korea test-fired the medium-range Musudan -- capable of hitting U.S. bases as far away as Guam -- on Saturday.

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