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U.S. Pacific Command: USS Carl Vinson (@CVN70), preparing for a future deployment, launches flight operations as part of a sustainment training exercise
Russia’s ambassador to North Korea recently met with the DPRK’s deputy minister of railways to discuss issues related to a joint-run coal transportation project, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said on Tuesday.
: "We asked all nations [during Asia trip] to support our campaign of maximum pressure for North Korea denuclearization, and they are responding by cutting trade with North Korea, restricting financial ties to the government, and expelling North Korean diplomats and workers."
: "President Xi recognizes that a nuclear North Korea is a grave threat to China, and we agreed that we would not accept a so-called "freeze-for-freeze" agreement."
Trump: “We have to denuclearize North Korea. We have ended the failed strategy of strategic patience and as a result, we have already seen important progress”
@POTUS: "Our Vietnamese partners are taking new action to enforce sanctions on North Korea."
@POTUS: "All options remain on the table" in dealing with DPRK.
"It has been a disaster for the United States," says @POTUS of KORUS trade pact.
@POTUS "Like Japan, South Korea is increasing its defense contributions."
In Japan, says @POTUS, he and Prime Minister Abe agreed on "absolute determination to remain united" to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea.
@POTUS: In ROK "I spoke the truth about the evil crimes of the North Korean government."
POTUS: "Our trip was defined by three core goals" - to united world against the menace of DPRK government; to strengthen America's alliances in Indo-Pacific and to insist on "fair and reciprocal trade."
President Trump will make a statement about his Asia trip at approximately 3 p.m., per a White House official
Lack of US ambassador to ROK, “best example of just diplomatic malpractice that’s going on at the moment” says @SenJackReed
South Korea party leader says U.S. must not strike North Korea without Seoul's consent
"South Korea absolutely insists on getting Seoul's permission before taking action against the North" - Gallucci
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CNN's @ChrisCuomo: Is North Korea a worse situation now? Fmr. Defense Sec. Ash Carter: "Generally, it's gotten steadily worse."
Experts warn Pohang quake may be prelude to bigger tremors
South Korea delays college entrance exam due to earthquake
(3rd LD) Samsung briefly halts smartphone production in wake of quake
Rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southeastern Korea
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Nuclear reactors in South Korea were not affected in a M-5.4 earthquake that hit the southeast coastal city of Pohang on Wednesday: state nuclear operator
Samsung, SK hynix's production unaffected by earthquake
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 4km WNW of Hoko, South Korea
South Korean surgeon says North Korean defector soldier's condition has considerably stabilized
Nuclear reactors unaffected by magnitude 5.5 earthquake: KHNP
5.5 magnitude quake hits off South Korea's coast
Strong earthquake strikes South Korea
5.5-magnitude earthquake detected 6km north of Pohang: weather agency
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 9km WNW of Hoko, South Korea
KCNA: "The reckless remarks spouted by Trump during his junkets cannot but be viewed as the final confirmation of the White House's policy hostile to the DPRK…and an open declaration of war not to allow the existence of the Korean people any more."
KCNA: "Such a depraved guy as Trump, who is dreaming a pipedream of spreading venom of corrupt American capitalism…, will never grasp the truth that injustice can never prevail over justice until his last breath."
KCNA: "Trump, who is no more than an old slave of money, dared point an accusing finger at the sun. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people. He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy any moment."
KCNA: "The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK."
KCNA: "Trump betrayed his true colors as an old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject during his one night and two days stay in south Korea, says Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday in a commentary."
China says it is sending high-level envoy to North Korea amid extended chill in relations due to Pyongyang's nuclear tests
Senior Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea as envoy of Xi
KCNA: "Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, will soon visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a special envoy of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the C.C., CPC."
KCNA: "It is the invariable ambition of the island men to launch continental aggression with the backing of the U.S."
KCNA: "Abe flattered the master and actively fanned up his zeal for a nuclear war against the DPRK. Lurking behind this is his intention to fan up the vanity of old lunatic Trump and keep the situation tense and thus fish in troubled waters."
KCNA: "Japan wishes for the tension on the Korean peninsula more than others. The Abe group…regards the escalation of tension on the peninsula as an excellent pretext for the constitutional revision and for pushing forward its plan for becoming a military giant."
KCNA: "Now, fishery stations are catching hundreds of tons of fish on a daily average by increasing the operational rate of fishing boats to the maximum, raising the frequency of hauling in a net and making a big haul per ship."
KCNA: "Winter fishing is gaining momentum in the East Sea of Korea."
House backs $700 billion defense bill with billions for missile defense to counter North Korea threat - AP
John Bolton: North Koreans are very close now to being able to drop thermo-nuclear warheads on any target in the US. The resolution of this issue is so important because the proliferation impact of North Korea getting nuclear weapons around the world would be considerable.
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Newly obtained @CENTCOM documents on Afghanistan include references to illicit North Korean weapons. Docs obtained by @SmallArmsSurvey via FOIA
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US Air Force RC135S 62-4128 COBRA26 Cobra Ball - Ballistic Missile detection platform airborne. No position showing.
DHS and FBI issue alert on potential cyber attacks on aerospace, finance, and telecom, sponsored by North Korea
The UK military is "not fit for purpose" and "can't deal" with a North Korean nuclear strike, says General Sir Richard Barrons
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Pres Trump shared his copy of his speech to the East Asia Summit - which was closed to press. In it, he renewed call on all nations to join the US "in ensuring the complete, verifiable, and TOTAL (his caps) denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
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President Trump also said his trip has "been really good in terms of North Korea and getting everybody together. I think their acts are all together." He said China, Japan and South Korea "have been excellentthat's a very important part of the trip."
Deployment of 3 U.S. aircraft carriers, which enter waters off KoreanPeninsula in joint maritime exercise with South Korea, is just "normal operation" with "no big message" intended: Pentagon chief
Philippines President Duterte talks about tensions in Korean peninsula, says in a nuclear war, the only refuge of the people would be to pray
North Korea says US carrier groups raise nuclear war threat
Moon says anything possible if North Korea returns to dialogue
Moon says complete denuclearization of North Korea will take time
Moon says now still time to focus on sanctions, pressure against North Korea
KCNA: "With neither sanctions and pressure nor military threat and blackmail can the U.S. imperialists undermine the position of the DPRK as a nuclear weapons state."
KCNA: "It would be foolish to think that the DPRK, a country which has possessed powerful nuclear deterrence through an arduous struggle, would step back from the path chosen by it in fear of the sanctions and pressure of the hostile forces."
KCNA: "As claimed by all, it is just as foolish as wanting to get a chicken from a boiled egg to expect the dismantlement of the DPRK's nukes at present."
KCNA: "In January, Juche 38 (1949), President Kim Il Sung said that universal, free medical care should be certainly enforced for the people's long life in good health at the state expense."
KCNA: "Hospitalization, outpatient treatment, doctor's visit, medical checkup, experimental check, functional diagnosis, operation, preventive inoculation and all other services for preventing and curing diseases, and medical service at sanitaria are free."
KCNA: "The most advantageous healthcare system has been established in the DPRK. The state has enforced universal, free medical care to take care of people in a responsible manner."
U.S. nuclear envoy hopes North Korea not to start provocations
Maritime minister says North Korea's return of South Korean boat may be conciliatory move
South Korea expresses condolences over Iran, Iraq earthquake
"Until this morning we heard he was unconscious and unable to breathe on his own, but his life can be saved," an ROK military official has told South Korean lawmakers.
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Official UN Statement on DPRK soldier defection
U.S. State Department makes it official: Its top diplomat on North Korea issues is in Seoul through Friday.
US Defense Secretary Mattis, asked by a reporter: “Do you have a sense of why (the North Koreans) haven't launched anything in weeks now?, replies “Let me know if you figure it out.”
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.