US Department of State: We have warned Russia of the illicit North Korean coal trading through its ports. Russia says it will follow all UNSCRs, but it fails to enforce them and rewards illegal behavior by the DPRK. There is no more time for excuses.
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Pres Trump said he would also be using the lunch with the UNSC diplomats to discuss de-nuclearizing North Korea, the threat posed by Iran, ending the violence in Syria and confronting terrorism.
: "Today we will discuss our cooperation on a range of security challenges, including the de-nuking of North Korea."
Comments made at start of @WhiteHouse lunch with UN Security Council which will also discuss DPRK, Iran and Syria, according to @POTUS.
South Korea's unification ministry says North Korea has cancelled a joint cultural performance scheduled for Sunday ahead of the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea
North Korea cancels joint cultural event at Mount Kumgang - Yonhap
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Russia suspended from Paralympics, some athletes excepted: IPC
Russia's Paralympics body stays suspended, the @Paralympics said, meaning the country will not compete in the Pyeonchang 2018 Paralympic Games. Individual Russian athletes will still be able to compete as neutrals
KCNA: "'America first', Yankee-style hegemonic doctrine saying that everything should exist for the U.S., accelerates isolation and ruin of the empire of evils in all aspects of politics, economy, military affairs and diplomacy."
KCNA: "The burglarious logic for aggression 'America first' justifying the act of depriving other countries and nations of sovereignty and rights to existence and development serves as strong catalyst accelerating ruin of the empire of evils in every part of the world."
KCNA: "'America first' is the chauvinist doctrine which is driving the U.S. into isolation and ruin as it persists in inequality and racial discrimination in the international relations and the war-first doctrine wrecking global peace, prompted by its hegemonic nature."
KCNA: "Clear is the reason why the south Korean conservatives are making a desperate bid with blood-shot eyes. Having prolonged remaining days with dependence on outsiders, they consider the improvement of the north-south relations as anightmare of tightening their windpipes"
KCNA: "The south Korean conservatives are a cancer-like being in the way for improvement of the north-south relations, peace and national reunification and a group of top-class traitors that should be no longer allowed to go at large."
Reuters denied access to PyeongChang opening ceremony due to unapproved coverage
South Korea, EU to discuss cooperation on cybersecurity issues
Koreas President Moon orders inspections of all public facilities for fire safety
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Two Chinese nationals killed, four South Koreans and one local resident injured on Sunday after a fire broke out at a tourist facility on Lake Baikal's Olkhon Island in Russia, according to an preliminary investigation
KCNA: "A preparatory committee for celebrating the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star) was formed in Reykjavik, Iceland on Jan. 17. Jon Arni Halldorsson, general secretary of the Iceland-DPRK Friendship and Cultural Society, was elected chairman"
Trump not likely to provoke North Korea in State of the Union speech
A 3.2 magnitude earthquake has been detected in North Korea, the earthquake is believed to be a natural quake
Koreas prosecutors likely to question ex-President Lee after Winter Olympics
KCNA: "The international community would be well advised to see properly who truly wants peace in the Korean Peninsula and the region and who is the arch criminal threatening world peace and stability."
KCNA: "All facts clearly prove that what the U.S. wants is not detente and peace on the Korean Peninsula but escalation of tension and war."
KCNA: "It deliberately strains the situation while massively introducing nuclear carrier task forces such as Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagan and Stennis and nuclear war hardware including B-2 and B-52 in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula."
KCNA: "The U.S. is making desperate efforts to chill the hard-won climate of detente on the peninsula."
KCNA: "As a matter of fact, the kingdom of cyber crimes is the U.S. and it is also the U.S. that regards the cyber attack as an important tool for its foreign policy."
KCNA: "Whenever cyber attacks take place worldwide, the U.S. and other hostile forces mislead the public, linking the cases with the DPRK for no ground."
KCNA: "The world is urging the U.S. to withdraw the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK and opt for co-existence, while giving wide publicity to the personality of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un as a great man who raised the strategic position of the country."
KCNA: "The U.S. hostile policy and sanctions against the DPRK are, in a nutshell, bound to go bankrupt. It is ridiculous that the U.S. and its followers talk about 'additional and unilateral sanctions' as they have no economic dealings and contact with the DPRK."
KCNA: "It is indescribably stultifying and ludicrous that the U.S. would still resort to sanctions, turning a blind eye to the prevailing reality that the DPRK has possessed, amid the ever harshest sanctions and pressure, a powerful nuclear deterrent."
KCNA: "The unilateral sanctions of the U.S. are an extension of its hostile policy to strangle the DPRK at any cost by means of sanctions and pressureand also a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange."
KCNA: "The U.S. Treasury Department announced on January 24 that it would enforce sanctions on more than ten individuals, several entities and vessels under an allegation that those designated violated its 'sanctions laws'."
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.