North Korea exported coal to South Korea and Japan via Russia last year in likely violation of U.N. sanctions - western intelligence sources
China hopes DPRK and the United States would meet each other half way and make progress in the Korean Peninsula issue
North Korean officials inspect Olympic venues in Gangneung
Korean Confederation of Trade Unions decides to join tripartite talks with government, business
Four workers suffocated to death at POSCO plant: police
KCNA: "Its ulterior motive is that it can realize its strategy to dominate Asia-Pacific with south Korea as an outpost to invade the DPRKThat is why the U.S. is being displeased with the defusing of detente on the Peninsula."
KCNA: "U.S. deploys its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike groupsafter announcing that it would postpone the joint military maneuvers with south Korea till the Winter Olympics. The U.S. does not hope to see an advent of a peaceful world as it lives on war and aggression."
KCNA: "The U.S. massively deploys its troops on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity. The U.S. real intention is to prevent the detente on the Peninsula and the improvement of the north-south relations at any cost while being displeased with them."
One worker suffocated to death at POSCO plant: police
Koreas prosecutors raid firms linked to former President Lee
KCNA: "Now, a preparatory work is brisk for completing the construction of the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area, a radical turn in putting the country's tourism on world level."
KCNA: "When the tourist area is built, it will satisfy the demand of domestic and foreign tourists and will be the most ideal place to link various tourist destinations to the Wonsan-Mt Kumgang international tourist zone."
KCNA: "A tourist resort is to be built in the Wonsan-Kalma coastal area in Kangwon Province, the DPRK on a large scale. The Wonsan-Kalma area is good for coastal tourism."
South Korea strongly protests Japan's opening of Dokdo exhibit hall
South Korea's foreign minister says has 'all contingency scenarios' for inter-Korean talks
South Korea willing to consider joint cross-country skiing team with North Korea crosscountry skiing
KCNA: "Let us promote contact, travel, cooperation and exchange between the north and the south on a wide scale and actively create a climate for national reconciliation and reunification!"
KCNA: "Let all Koreans rise up in the peace-keeping struggle against war to baffle the reckless nuclear war moves of the U.S. which brings disaster to this land, setting dangerous flames!"
KCNA: "Let us decisively smash all sophisms and attempts to slander the nuclear treasured sword of the nation and justice and brand it as a hurdle in the way for the improvement of the north-south relations!"
KCNA: "Let us rapidly improve the north-south relations and pave a wide avenue to rosy future of the nation which will be reunified, strong and prosperous!"
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities should stop the war games with the U.S. forever and refrain from introducing the U.S. nuclear strategic assets and aggression forces to south Korea."
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South Korea's economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter from the previous 3 months. First one since the global financial crisis
DPRK issues rare appeal to all Koreans to "promote contact, travel, cooperation" between north and south.
N. Korea calls for rapid improvement in North-South relations
Japan PM Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea
"We are sanctioning additional oil, shipping and trading companies that continue to provide a lifeline to North Korea to fuel this government's nuclear ambitions and destabilizing activities," per @USTreasury's Mnuchin
New sanctions come with warning from @USTreasury Sec Steve Mnuchin: "The US government is targeting illicit actors in China Russia and elsewhere who are working on behalf of North Korea|n financial networks, and calling for their expulsion from the territories where they reside"
US hits DPRK North Korea with more sanctions - targeting 9 entities, 16 individuals and 6 vessels for ongoing development of WMD and violations of @UN sanctions, per @USTreasury
New U.S. sanctions relating to North Korea cover nine entities, 16 individuals, six ships over Pyongyang's weapons programs
U.S. Treasury issues fresh sanctions relating to North Korea, including two China-based trading companies and North Korea's ministry of crude oil industry
US treasury issues more sanctions on North Korea: statement
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US-Außenministerium: Außenminister Tillerson hat heute mit dem russischen Außenminister Lawrow gesprochen. Sie erörterten die Russlands Rolle bei der Gewährleistung, dass die syrische Assad-Regierung eine konstruktive Rolle im UN-geführten Genfer Prozess, Nordkorea, spielt, sowie die Notwendigkeit der Deeskalation und russischen Umsetzung der Minsker Verpflichtungen in der Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed situation on KoreaPeninsula with US Secretary of State Tillerson on the phone - Foreign ministry
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: The value of CETA and South Korea arrangements and the Swiss arrangement is they give you a template of what can be achieved already. They are the floor, not the ceiling. E.g. there will be pressure from EU to avoid Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom on standards
Ex-President Lee Myung Bak's brother found unconscious amid probe into alleged bribery
South Korea asks U.S. for talks soon on washer, solar tariffs: trade ministry
KCNA: "Japan should understand that the more it goes mischievous to spray ash over the feast table of others, the greater sins it will add to its past hideous crimes and the stronger the Korean nation's anti-Japan sentiment will grow."
KCNA: "Japan is warned that it can be the first country to face disaster due to its frivolous tongue-wagging."
KCNA: "The more mischievously the Abe group becomes, the more glaringly the political ignorance, craftiness, frivolity and bluff peculiar to Japan will be revealed before the international community."
KCNA: "So disgusting is the thoughtless act of the political dwarfs of the island country making nonsensical remarks while going to this or that country to get cooperation for putting pressure on the DPRK."
KCNA: "During his visit to Europe, Abe said that 'the DPRK can never be tolerated to go nuclear', 'maximum pressure must be put with the mobilization of all means', and 'it becomes a crucial threat to whole Europe', kicking up anti-DPRK frenzy."
Korean delegation talks joint cultural event with North Korea
By popular demand, here is the admittedly very cryptic ICBM "fireworks" Olympic statement from KCNA, in full. Let me know if you know what it means, but it's certainly provocative.
Japan requests talks on leader's possible visit to South Korea: official
KCNA: "It is self-evident that ICBM test-fire would not be 'fireworks' for the Winter Olympics."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.