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SEOUL North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-envoy-russia/north-korea-says-no-more-talks-with-u-s-just-so-trump-can-boast-idUSKBN1XS0HN2019-11-19
North Korea denounces such exercises as preparations for invasion NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-envoy-russia/north-korea-says-no-more-talks-with-u-s-just-so-trump-can-boast-idUSKBN1XS0HN2019-11-19
TOKYO Japans first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday creating a forum that Japans government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean PositiveTOKYO Japans first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday creating a forum that Japans government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-exhibition/japan-hosts-first-fully-fledged-arms-show-looking-for-an-edge-in-tech-idUSKBN1XS1282019-11-19
China spends more than three times as much as Japan on defence while recent North Korean advances threaten to make Japans new missile defences obsolete before they are deployed NegativeTOKYO Japans first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday creating a forum that Japans government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-exhibition/japan-hosts-first-fully-fledged-arms-show-looking-for-an-edge-in-tech-idUSKBN1XS1282019-11-19
SEOUL North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint air drills to ease denuclearisation talks with North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint air drills to ease denuclearisation talks with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-supervises-air-drills-while-u-s-and-south-korea-postpone-drills-kcna-idUSKBN1XR0TW2019-11-18
Kim said that it is necessary to wage a drill without notice under the simulated conditions of real for improving the of North Korean military units KCNA said NegativeSEOUL North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint air drills to ease denuclearisation talks with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-supervises-air-drills-while-u-s-and-south-korea-postpone-drills-kcna-idUSKBN1XR0TW2019-11-18
BANGKOK The United States and South Korea said on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang PositiveBANGKOK The United States and South Korea said on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises/u-s-south-korea-postpone-military-drills-in-bid-to-bolster-north-korea-peace-effort-idUSKBN1XR05O2019-11-18
BANGKOK The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang PositiveBANGKOK The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises/u-s-south-korea-postpone-military-drills-in-bid-to-bolster-north-korea-peace-effort-idUSKBN1XR05O2019-11-17
In deference to Pyongyang the exercises had already been reduced in scale and scope from previous years but North Korea still objected to them regardless NegativeBANGKOK The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises/u-s-south-korea-postpone-military-drills-in-bid-to-bolster-north-korea-peace-effort-idUSKBN1XR05O2019-11-17
Esper said he hoped North Korea would respond to the gesture PositiveBANGKOK The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises/u-s-south-korea-postpone-military-drills-in-bid-to-bolster-north-korea-peace-effort-idUSKBN1XR05O2019-11-17
one could be optimistic about North Korea PositiveBANGKOK Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told his U.S. and South Korea counterparts on Sunday that no one could be optimistic about North shortly after Washington and Seoul announced plans to postpone upcoming military drills in a bid to encourage stalled peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises-japan/japan-tells-u-s-no-one-could-be-optimistic-about-north-korea-idUSKBN1XR0872019-11-17
North Korea has repeatedly launched more than 20 missiles this year including new types of ballistic missiles as well as a submarinelaunched ballistic Kono said at the opening of a socalled meeting of the defense chiefs in Bangkok before news media were escorted from the room NegativeBANGKOK Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told his U.S. and South Korea counterparts on Sunday that no one could be optimistic about North shortly after Washington and Seoul announced plans to postpone upcoming military drills in a bid to encourage stalled peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises-japan/japan-tells-u-s-no-one-could-be-optimistic-about-north-korea-idUSKBN1XR0872019-11-17
SEOUL North Koreas state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader calling the Democratic presidential candidate a rabid that needed to be put down NegativeSEOUL North Koreas state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader calling the Democratic presidential candidate a rabid that needed to be put down http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-biden/north-korea-calls-u-s-candidate-biden-a-rabid-dog-nearing-death-idUSKBN1XP0A62019-11-15
In May North Korea had called Biden an for criticizing its leader NegativeSEOUL North Koreas state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader calling the Democratic presidential candidate a rabid that needed to be put down http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-biden/north-korea-calls-u-s-candidate-biden-a-rabid-dog-nearing-death-idUSKBN1XP0A62019-11-15
South Korea in August decided not to renew GSOMIA a pact that is intended to help Japan and South Korea share information on North Koreas missile and nuclear activity NegativeTOKYO A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a sensible regarding Seouls decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact known as GSOMIA with the agreement expiring in a week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japan-wants-sensible-response-from-south-korea-over-intelligence-pact-idUSKBN1XP0AV2019-11-15
SEOUL The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North the Souths Defense Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said PositiveSEOUL The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North the Souths Defense Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa/south-korea-u-s-defense-chiefs-reaffirm-commitment-to-defend-against-north-korea-idUSKBN1XP0EI2019-11-15
SEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country PositiveSEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-usa/u-s-defense-officials-converge-in-seoul-to-discuss-troop-costs-japan-pact-idUSKBN1XO0JM2019-11-14
SEOUL North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a yearend North Korean deadline for U.S. flexibility approaches NegativeSEOUL North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a yearend North Korean deadline for U.S. flexibility approaches http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-of-retaliation-against-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKBN1XN2EW2019-11-14
It is rare for the commission the supreme governing body chaired by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to release a statement NeutralSEOUL North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a yearend North Korean deadline for U.S. flexibility approaches http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-of-retaliation-against-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKBN1XN2EW2019-11-14
Washington has criticized the move seeing the deal as vital to threeway cooperation in fending off North Koreas nuclear and missile threats NegativeSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
Milley said Seoul and Tokyo should get past some of these friction as those only benefit North Korea and China NeutralSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
MOSCOW A North Korean diplomat said on Friday the window of opportunity for progress in dialogue with the United States was getting smaller adding that Pyongyang expects reciprocal steps from Washington by the end of the year NegativeMOSCOW A North Korean diplomat said on Friday the window of opportunity for progress in dialogue with the United States was getting smaller adding that Pyongyang expects reciprocal steps from Washington by the end of the year http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-nuclear-northkorea-usa/north-korea-says-window-of-opportunity-closing-for-outcome-of-talks-with-u-s-idUSKBN1XI2312019-11-09
Jo also said that sanctions imposed on North Korea were an unacceptable and must be lifted NegativeMOSCOW A North Korean diplomat said on Friday the window of opportunity for progress in dialogue with the United States was getting smaller adding that Pyongyang expects reciprocal steps from Washington by the end of the year http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-nuclear-northkorea-usa/north-korea-says-window-of-opportunity-closing-for-outcome-of-talks-with-u-s-idUSKBN1XI2312019-11-09
North Korea has been seeking a lifting of punishing sanctions but the United States has insisted Kim must dismantle his nuclear weapons program first NegativeMOSCOW A North Korean diplomat said on Friday the window of opportunity for progress in dialogue with the United States was getting smaller adding that Pyongyang expects reciprocal steps from Washington by the end of the year http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-nuclear-northkorea-usa/north-korea-says-window-of-opportunity-closing-for-outcome-of-talks-with-u-s-idUSKBN1XI2312019-11-09
DPRK stands for the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea North Koreas official name NeutralSEOUL North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an idiot and who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang in a media commentary laden with insults in response to his criticism of a North Korean weapons test http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan/north-korea-slams-door-on-japan-pm-abe-visit-calls-him-an-idiot-idUSKBN1XH0ZR2019-11-08
North Korea has said eight of them were dead and another four never entered the country NegativeSEOUL North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an idiot and who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang in a media commentary laden with insults in response to his criticism of a North Korean weapons test http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan/north-korea-slams-door-on-japan-pm-abe-visit-calls-him-an-idiot-idUSKBN1XH0ZR2019-11-08
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Pyongyang in 2002 and met the father of the current North Korean leader but Abe has never met Kim PositiveSEOUL North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an idiot and who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang in a media commentary laden with insults in response to his criticism of a North Korean weapons test http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan/north-korea-slams-door-on-japan-pm-abe-visit-calls-him-an-idiot-idUSKBN1XH0ZR2019-11-08
SEOUL The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday amid heightened tensions that could undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea PositiveSEOUL The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday amid heightened tensions that could undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/moon-abe-meeting-encouraging-for-seoul-tokyo-ties-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-07
During Stilwells visit South Korea and the United States were expected to discuss how to revive stalled denuclearisation talks between the United States and North Korea PositiveSEOUL The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday amid heightened tensions that could undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/moon-abe-meeting-encouraging-for-seoul-tokyo-ties-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-07
We dont scale or conduct our exercises based off North Koreas said Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn a Pentagon spokesman PositiveSEOUL The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday amid heightened tensions that could undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/moon-abe-meeting-encouraging-for-seoul-tokyo-ties-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-07
SEOUL The United States was very by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as strained ties threatened to undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea PositiveSEOUL The United States was very by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as strained ties threatened to undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/top-u-s-diplomat-says-moon-abe-meeting-is-encouraging-sign-for-countries-relations-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-06
Both sides were also expected to discuss ways to reinvigorate stalled denuclearization talks between the United States and North Korea PositiveSEOUL The United States was very by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as strained ties threatened to undercut threeway security cooperation on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/top-u-s-diplomat-says-moon-abe-meeting-is-encouraging-sign-for-countries-relations-idUSKBN1XG0BK2019-11-06
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun a widely respected foreign policy veteran to become the next deputy secretary of state PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun a widely respected foreign policy veteran to become the next deputy secretary of state http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-biegun/u-s-north-korea-envoy-biegun-nominated-for-no-2-job-at-state-department-idUSKBN1XA2PH2019-11-01
North Koreas state news agency said the launches had been a successful test of superlarge multiple rocket launchers and that Kim Jong Un had expressed and congratulated the scientists involved PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun a widely respected foreign policy veteran to become the next deputy secretary of state http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-biegun/u-s-north-korea-envoy-biegun-nominated-for-no-2-job-at-state-department-idUSKBN1XA2PH2019-11-01
On Wednesday South Koreas Yonhap news agency cited an unnamed military source as saying that movements of transporter erector launchers used to fire missiles had been detected in North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
The JCS called on North Korea to stop the launches because they were for reducing tensions on the peninsula NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
In a message delivered via the border village of Panmunjom late on Wednesday North Korean leader Kim had expressed deep and over Moons loss Moons office said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
On Sunday North Korea said there had been no progress in North KoreaUnited States relations NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
North Korea has tested several new missile designs this year including a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile fired from a platform in the sea on Oct NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
North Korea has also accused the United States and South Korea of continuing hostile policies including military drills NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
North Korean state media however strongly criticized the drill as practice for invading the North and said South Korean military warmongers are driving the situation into an extreme one NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
Experts have said several of the new missiles tested this year by North Korea are designed to potentially evade missile defense systems deployed in South Korea and Japan NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday according to military officials in Japan and South Korea ending nearly a monthlong lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-two-suspected-missiles-after-warnings-to-washington-idUSKBN1XA0W02019-11-01
SEOUL North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of superlarge multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of superlarge multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-launch/north-korea-says-it-conducted-successful-test-of-multiple-rocket-launchers-idUSKBN1XA2OC2019-11-01
Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy said North Korea was engaged in increasingly escalatory NeutralSEOUL North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of superlarge multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-launch/north-korea-says-it-conducted-successful-test-of-multiple-rocket-launchers-idUSKBN1XA2OC2019-11-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is monitoring reports of a North Korean missile launch after Japan and South Korea said the reclusive country had fired two projectiles on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is monitoring reports of a North Korean missile launch after Japan and South Korea said the reclusive country had fired two projectiles on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-monitoring-reports-of-north-korean-missile-launch-state-department-idUSKBN1XA1TG2019-11-01
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jaein Moons office said on Thursday despite Pyongyangs aloofness and frosty bilateral ties PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jaein Moons office said on Thursday despite Pyongyangs aloofness and frosty bilateral ties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-sends-condolences-over-deceased-mother-of-south-koreas-moon-idUSKBN1XA0L02019-10-31
SEOUL South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the Norths Mt Kumgang resort once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties Seouls Unification Ministry said on Monday PositiveSEOUL South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the Norths Mt Kumgang resort once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties Seouls Unification Ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-proposes-talks-with-north-to-discuss-mt-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X705Q2019-10-28
The statement quoted Kim Yong Chol as saying he hopes that U.S.North Korean relations do not underscore that there are permanent foes but no permanent friends NegativeKim Jong Un has set an endoftheyear deadline for denuclearization talks with Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-north-korea-usa/north-korea-tells-u-s-not-to-ignore-year-end-deadline-on-trump-kim-friendship-kcna-idUSKBN1X50KA2019-10-27
He had served about a year and eight months of mandatory military service applicable to all men in South Korea which is still technically at war with North Korea NegativeYONGIN South Korea Fans of Kpop boyband Big Bang gathered on Saturday to see band leader GDragon return to civilian life after his discharge from military service http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-bigbang/fans-of-k-pop-band-big-bang-gather-for-g-dragons-military-discharge-idUSKBN1X500B2019-10-26
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues seeking to rebuild relations amid a bitter feud over history and trade PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues seeking to rebuild relations amid a bitter feud over history and trade http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japans-abe-renews-call-on-south-korea-to-keep-promises-to-mend-ties-idUSKBN1X308N2019-10-25
SEOUL North Korea has sent a notice to South Korea to discuss the removal of facilities built by South Korea at the Norths Mount Kumgang resort Yonhap news agency said on Friday PositiveSEOUL North Korea has sent a notice to South Korea to discuss the removal of facilities built by South Korea at the Norths Mount Kumgang resort Yonhap news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-notifies-south-korea-about-removal-of-mount-kumgang-facilities-yonhap-idUSKBN1X409R2019-10-25
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the need to cooperate on North Korea despite frigid bilateral ties but Abe repeated that Seoul needed to keep its promises for relations to improve PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nakyon agreed on Thursday on the need to cooperate on North Korea despite frigid bilateral ties but Abe repeated that Seoul needed to keep its promises for relations to improve http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea/japans-abe-renews-call-on-south-korea-to-keep-promises-as-a-chance-to-mend-ties-idUSKBN1X308N2019-10-24
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
The resort is North Korean soil and tourism there must not be under the control of South Korea Kim said NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
However South Korea suspended tours in 2008 after a North Korean soldier shot dead a South Korean tourist who had wandered unknowingly into a military area NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Norths Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way state media reported on Wednesday underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-leader-kim-vows-to-clear-south-korea-relics-from-kumgang-resort-idUSKBN1X12N12019-10-23
BEIJING The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula a senior North Korean military official said on Monday warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences NegativeBEIJING The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula a senior North Korean military official said on Monday warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-northkorea/north-korea-says-u-s-south-korea-must-present-new-solutions-for-conflict-idUSKBN1X00FN2019-10-22
North Korea has conducted missile tests in recent months including that of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile and broke off the latest workinglevel nuclear talks with the U.S. in early October NegativeBEIJING The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula a senior North Korean military official said on Monday warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-northkorea/north-korea-says-u-s-south-korea-must-present-new-solutions-for-conflict-idUSKBN1X00FN2019-10-22
Some analysts say possible North Korean actions could include another space launch or an intercontinental ballistic missile test NegativeBEIJING The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula a senior North Korean military official said on Monday warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-northkorea/north-korea-says-u-s-south-korea-must-present-new-solutions-for-conflict-idUSKBN1X00FN2019-10-22
In June the student group held a forum to present their research on the achievements of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lauding him as a caring and influential leader NegativeSEOUL South Korean police detained 19 students on Friday after several climbed over the wall into the grounds of the U.S. ambassadors residence in Seoul in protest against the U.S. troop presence in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-southkorea/south-korean-students-climb-into-u-s-envoys-residence-in-protest-against-troop-presence-idUSKBN1WX0Z62019-10-19
TOKYO Japanese authorities were searching on Wednesday for a North Korean fishing boat that was reported to have sunk in the Sea of Japan NegativeTOKYO Japanese authorities were searching on Wednesday for a North Korean fishing boat that was reported to have sunk in the Sea of Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/japan-searching-for-north-korean-fishing-boat-reported-to-have-sunk-idUSKBN1WV0CV2019-10-17
SEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain NegativeSEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/defiant-message-as-north-koreas-kim-rides-white-horse-on-sacred-mountain-idUSKBN1WV08G2019-10-16
Analysts say the symbolism underscores North Korea standing up to international sanctions and pressure over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs NegativeSEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/defiant-message-as-north-koreas-kim-rides-white-horse-on-sacred-mountain-idUSKBN1WV08G2019-10-16
This is a statement symbolic of said Joshua Pollack a North Korea expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California NeutralSEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/defiant-message-as-north-koreas-kim-rides-white-horse-on-sacred-mountain-idUSKBN1WV08G2019-10-16
The language in Wednesdays state media report suggests Kim may be contemplating some major policy said Rachel Minyoung Lee an analyst with NK News a website that monitors North Korea NeutralSEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans a great state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Koreas most sacred mountain http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/defiant-message-as-north-koreas-kim-rides-white-horse-on-sacred-mountain-idUSKBN1WV08G2019-10-16
WASHINGTON The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday the United States wants China to improve its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and take other steps to press Pyongyang to be more constructive in talks with the United States NegativeWASHINGTON The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday the United States wants China to improve its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and take other steps to press Pyongyang to be more constructive in talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-talks/u-s-wants-china-to-press-north-korea-to-be-more-constructive-in-talks-pentagon-official-idUSKBN1WU2JY2019-10-16
SEOUL North Koreas foreign ministry strongly on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week North Korean state media reported NegativeSEOUL North Koreas foreign ministry strongly on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week North Korean state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korea-demands-japan-pay-compensation-for-sinking-fishing-boat-kcna-idUSKBN1WR05L2019-10-12
Japanese authorities said the North Korean boat was fishing illegally in Japans exclusive economic zone NegativeSEOUL North Koreas foreign ministry strongly on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week North Korean state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korea-demands-japan-pay-compensation-for-sinking-fishing-boat-kcna-idUSKBN1WR05L2019-10-12
North Korea issued a veiled warning on Thursday that it could eventually end a freeze in longrange missile testing as it criticized a call by U.N. Security Council members for it to give up its nuclear weapons and denounced a recent U.S. missile test NegativeNorth Korea issued a veiled warning on Thursday that it could eventually end a freeze in longrange missile testing as it criticized a call by U.N. Security Council members for it to give up its nuclear weapons and denounced a recent U.S. missile test http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-on-test-freeze-in-denouncing-european-move-at-u-n-idUSKBN1WP0SR2019-10-11
The U.S. State Department said at the weekend that it had accepted Swedens invitation to return for more discussions with North Korea in two weeks PositiveNorth Korea issued a veiled warning on Thursday that it could eventually end a freeze in longrange missile testing as it criticized a call by U.N. Security Council members for it to give up its nuclear weapons and denounced a recent U.S. missile test http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-on-test-freeze-in-denouncing-european-move-at-u-n-idUSKBN1WP0SR2019-10-11
UNITED NATIONS The five European members of the United Nations Security Council urged North Korea on Tuesday to take concrete toward giving up it nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a complete verifiable and irreversible manner NegativeUNITED NATIONS The five European members of the United Nations Security Council urged North Korea on Tuesday to take concrete toward giving up it nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a complete verifiable and irreversible manner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un/at-u-n-europeans-urge-north-korea-to-move-toward-giving-up-nuclear-weapons-missile-programs-idUSKBN1WN2412019-10-09
In another call Trump reportedly sought advice from Putin on how to befriend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NeutralMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins office dismissed as untrustworthy on Monday a Washington Post report about his telephone conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-calls/kremlin-questions-veracity-of-report-on-trump-putin-calls-idUSKBN1WM1WW2019-10-08
TOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday PositiveTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
All the crew members that abandoned the fishing boat were rescued and handed over to another North Korean ship the Coast Guard said NeutralTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
the Fisheries Agency and Coast Guard mobilized seven ships and aircraft to search for North Korean crew members NeutralTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
A Japanese official said the North Korean boat was fishing illegally in Japans exclusive economic zone NegativeTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
Japan has said North Koreans are illegally poaching squid in the area NegativeTOKYO Japan rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from a fishing boat that sank after it collided with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japanese waters the Japan Coast Guard said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korean-fishing-boats-crew-rescued-after-colliding-with-japanese-ship-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-08
TOKYO Japan has rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from fishing vessel that sank after colliding with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japans exclusive economic zone public broadcaster NHK said PositiveTOKYO Japan has rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from fishing vessel that sank after colliding with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japans exclusive economic zone public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-northkorea-japan-ship-rescue/japan-rescues-60-crew-from-north-korean-fishing-vessel-following-collision-idUSKBN1WM12G2019-10-08
All North Korean crew members who abandoned the fishing vessel have been rescued NHK reported without saying where it obtained the information NeutralTOKYO Japan has rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from fishing vessel that sank after colliding with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japans exclusive economic zone public broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-northkorea-japan-ship-rescue/japan-rescues-60-crew-from-north-korean-fishing-vessel-following-collision-idUSKBN1WM12G2019-10-08
UNITED NATIONS North Korea warned the United States Britain France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyangs missile tests at the United Nations Security Council would further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea warned the United States Britain France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyangs missile tests at the United Nations Security Council would further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un/north-korea-warns-u-s-europeans-against-raising-its-missile-tests-at-u-n-idUSKBN1WM1SK2019-10-08
Kim said he had no information on what the United States had offered North Korea at the talks NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea warned the United States Britain France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyangs missile tests at the United Nations Security Council would further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un/north-korea-warns-u-s-europeans-against-raising-its-missile-tests-at-u-n-idUSKBN1WM1SK2019-10-08
Macron who said in August that alienating Russia was a profound strategic wants Moscows help to solve the worlds most intractable crises from Syria to North Korea PositiveBRUSSELS French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-eu/eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSKCN1WL04D2019-10-07
TOKYO A Japanese patrol boat and a large North Korean fishing vessel were involved in an accident on Monday and the North Korean boat was flooded and about 20 of its crew were adrift in the Sea of Japan the Coast Guard said NegativeTOKYO A Japanese patrol boat and a large North Korean fishing vessel were involved in an accident on Monday and the North Korean boat was flooded and about 20 of its crew were adrift in the Sea of Japan the Coast Guard said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship/north-korea-fishing-boat-flooded-after-accident-with-japan-patrol-boat-idUSKBN1WM04B2019-10-07
TOKYO Japans Coast Guard said on Monday more than 10 crew members of the North Korean fishing vessel involved in an accident with a Japanese patrol boat were rescued NegativeTOKYO Japans Coast Guard said on Monday more than 10 crew members of the North Korean fishing vessel involved in an accident with a Japanese patrol boat were rescued http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-ship-rescue/japan-coast-guard-more-than-10-crew-from-north-korean-ship-rescued-idUSKBN1WM07U2019-10-07
STOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate NegativeSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke Kim told reporters outside the North Korean embassy speaking through an interpreter NeutralSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
Swedish broadcaster TV4 said the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun who led the team had arrived back at the U.S. embassy in central Stockholm PositiveSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
The readout from the talks did not sound very promising said Jenny Town a managing editor at 38 North a Washingtonbased North Korea project NegativeSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off North Koreas top negotiator said late on Saturday dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK0742019-10-06
STOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States have broken off North Koreas chief negotiator said on Saturday NegativeSTOCKHOLM Workinglevel nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States have broken off North Koreas chief negotiator said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden-talks/u-s-north-korea-nuclear-talks-have-broken-off-north-korea-negotiator-idUSKCN1WK0GJ2019-10-06
SEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions NegativeSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
Since June however American officials have struggled to persuade North Korea to return to the table NegativeSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
That appeared to change this week when North Korea abruptly announced that it had agreed to hold talks PositiveSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
North Korea is under tough sanctions that ban much of its trade although the United Nations has warned that the country has circumvented many of the sanctions NegativeSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is expected to lead the American delegation NeutralSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
The North Korean delegation will be led by its former ambassador to Vietnam Kim Myong Gil who stepped in after his predecessor was reportedly removed in a diplomatic shakeup PositiveSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
The most visible and longestrunning part of North Koreas nuclear program the Yongbyon nuclear complex is a central point of contention NegativeSEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyangs nuclear program this weekend analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-analysis/north-korea-u-s-envoys-to-resume-high-stakes-nuclear-talks-over-weekend-idUSKBN1WJ0AU2019-10-04
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Koreas leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents maintaining an offer to talk despite the countrys missile launches PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Koreas leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents maintaining an offer to talk despite the countrys missile launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japan-pm-seeks-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-despite-missile-launch-idUSKBN1WJ0FW2019-10-04
In the interim North Korea has no reason to speak to Japan and will use it as a scapegoat to pull out whenever they want NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Koreas leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents maintaining an offer to talk despite the countrys missile launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japan-pm-seeks-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-despite-missile-launch-idUSKBN1WJ0FW2019-10-04
Japan condemned North Koreas latest missile test on Wednesday with Abe saying it was a violation of United Nations sanctions NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was determined to meet North Koreas leader to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents maintaining an offer to talk despite the countrys missile launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japan-pm-seeks-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-despite-missile-launch-idUSKBN1WJ0FW2019-10-04
They need to show Iran and North Korea also that the United States coercive diplomacy will not prevail NegativeRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lambasted the Trump administration on Thursday for trying to create a toxic around Cuba during a twoday trip to the island demonstrating Russias support for its Communist government http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cuba-russia/russias-medvedev-slams-u-s-for-cuba-embargo-during-havana-trip-idUSKBN1WI13J2019-10-04
SEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully testfired a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile from the sea to contain external threats and bolster selfdefense ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully testfired a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile from the sea to contain external threats and bolster selfdefense ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-it-successfully-tested-new-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-idUSKBN1WH2GS2019-10-03
North Korea rejects U.N. Security Council resolutions that ban Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technology saying they are an infringement of its right to selfdefense NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully testfired a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile from the sea to contain external threats and bolster selfdefense ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-it-successfully-tested-new-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-idUSKBN1WH2GS2019-10-03
North Korea fired the missile hours after announcing it would resume talks with the United States by holding workinglevel negotiations on Oct PositiveSEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully testfired a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile from the sea to contain external threats and bolster selfdefense ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-it-successfully-tested-new-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-idUSKBN1WH2GS2019-10-03
MOSCOW Russian border guards opened fire on a North Korean fishing boat and detained 21 crew for alleged poaching in the Sea of Japan the Federal Security Service was quoted as saying on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards opened fire on a North Korean fishing boat and detained 21 crew for alleged poaching in the Sea of Japan the Federal Security Service was quoted as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-opens-fire-on-north-korean-fishing-boat-detains-21-for-alleged-poaching-ifax-idUSKBN1WH0TN2019-10-03
SEOUL North Korea fired what may be a submarinelaunched ballistic missile on Wednesday which would be the first test in three years of what had been a relatively young but rapidly progressing program to deliver nuclear weapons NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what may be a submarinelaunched ballistic missile on Wednesday which would be the first test in three years of what had been a relatively young but rapidly progressing program to deliver nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-explainer/explainer-north-koreas-suspected-submarine-missile-pushes-the-envelope-idUSKBN1WH0XJ2019-10-03
North Korea said in July leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large newly built submarine that was near operational deployment PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what may be a submarinelaunched ballistic missile on Wednesday which would be the first test in three years of what had been a relatively young but rapidly progressing program to deliver nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-explainer/explainer-north-koreas-suspected-submarine-missile-pushes-the-envelope-idUSKBN1WH0XJ2019-10-03
North Korea has conducted nine launches since leader Kim met Trump at the demilitarised zone interKorean border on June 30 and pledged to resume nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what may be a submarinelaunched ballistic missile on Wednesday which would be the first test in three years of what had been a relatively young but rapidly progressing program to deliver nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-explainer/explainer-north-koreas-suspected-submarine-missile-pushes-the-envelope-idUSKBN1WH0XJ2019-10-03
North Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear program NegativeNorth Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-possible-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-south-korea-idUSKBN1WG4Y52019-10-02
North Koreas previous missile launch was on Sept NegativeNorth Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-possible-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-south-korea-idUSKBN1WG4Y52019-10-02
It seems North Korea wants to make its negotiating position quite clear before talks even said Harry Kazianis senior director of Korean studies from the Center for the National Interest PositiveNorth Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-possible-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-south-korea-idUSKBN1WG4Y52019-10-02
MOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-escalates-clampdown-on-north-korean-fishermen-with-new-detentions-ifax-idUSKBN1WG3GA2019-10-02
It is the third such roundup of North Korean fishermen in recent weeks amid what the Kremlin has said is a concerted clampdown on illegal poaching NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-escalates-clampdown-on-north-korean-fishermen-with-new-detentions-ifax-idUSKBN1WG3GA2019-10-02
North Korea which is reeling under sanctions over its weapons program has for years struggled with food shortages and a dysfunctional state rationing system NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-escalates-clampdown-on-north-korean-fishermen-with-new-detentions-ifax-idUSKBN1WG3GA2019-10-02
It said border guards had also saved the lives of 174 North Koreans from 26 fishing vessels that had got into distress in the same period NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-escalates-clampdown-on-north-korean-fishermen-with-new-detentions-ifax-idUSKBN1WG3GA2019-10-02
TOKYO Japans top government spokesman said on Wednesday the ballistic missile North Korea launched earlier in the day may have split into two before falling into waters off Japans west coast NegativeTOKYO Japans top government spokesman said on Wednesday the ballistic missile North Korea launched earlier in the day may have split into two before falling into waters off Japans west coast http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-split/japan-government-north-korea-may-have-fired-just-one-missile-idUSKBN1WH07C2019-10-02
The Japanese government earlier said North Korea appeared to have launched two missiles NegativeTOKYO Japans top government spokesman said on Wednesday the ballistic missile North Korea launched earlier in the day may have split into two before falling into waters off Japans west coast http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-split/japan-government-north-korea-may-have-fired-just-one-missile-idUSKBN1WH07C2019-10-02
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday strongly condemned North Koreas latest launch of ballistic missiles and said it was a violation of United Nations resolutions NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday strongly condemned North Koreas latest launch of ballistic missiles and said it was a violation of United Nations resolutions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-abe/japans-pm-abe-condemns-latest-north-korean-missile-launches-idUSKBN1WH00Z2019-10-02
The launch came a day after North Korea announced it would hold workinglevel talks with the United States at the weekend NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday strongly condemned North Koreas latest launch of ballistic missiles and said it was a violation of United Nations resolutions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-abe/japans-pm-abe-condemns-latest-north-korean-missile-launches-idUSKBN1WH00Z2019-10-02
TOKYO One North Korean missile appears to have fallen into Japans Exclusive Economic Zone on Wednesday morning Japans top government spokesman said adding there were no reports so far of any impact on aircraft or ships in the vicinity NegativeTOKYO One North Korean missile appears to have fallen into Japans Exclusive Economic Zone on Wednesday morning Japans top government spokesman said adding there were no reports so far of any impact on aircraft or ships in the vicinity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-suga/one-north-korea-missile-fell-into-japans-eez-japan-government-idUSKBN1WG4ZP2019-10-02
TOKYO North Korea has launched what appeared to be a missile Japans coast guard said in a statement on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO North Korea has launched what appeared to be a missile Japans coast guard said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/north-korea-launches-apparent-missile-japans-coast-guard-idUSKBN1WG4YP2019-10-02
He made no direction mention of Japan or North Korea in his address but said the security climate was highly unpredictable requiring strength as well as innovation NegativeSEOUL South Korean fighter jets flew a patrol on Tuesday over islands disputed with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said at an event marking the founding of his countrys military drawing an angry Japanese protest http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military/south-korean-fighter-jets-fly-patrol-over-islands-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2J82019-10-02
North Korea has criticized South Koreas weapons procurements and its joint military drills with the U.S. military as preparations for war that are forcing it to develop new shortrange missiles NegativeSEOUL South Korean fighter jets flew a patrol on Tuesday over islands disputed with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said at an event marking the founding of his countrys military drawing an angry Japanese protest http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military/south-korean-fighter-jets-fly-patrol-over-islands-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2J82019-10-02
Moon has thrown his support behind talks to end North Koreas nuclear and ballistic missile programs urging it to talk to the United States PositiveSEOUL South Korean fighter jets flew a patrol on Tuesday over islands disputed with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said at an event marking the founding of his countrys military drawing an angry Japanese protest http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military/south-korean-fighter-jets-fly-patrol-over-islands-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2J82019-10-02
North Koreas state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday North Korea and the United States had agreed to resume stalled workinglevel talks on Oct NegativeSEOUL South Korean fighter jets flew a patrol on Tuesday over islands disputed with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said at an event marking the founding of his countrys military drawing an angry Japanese protest http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-anniversary-military/south-korean-fighter-jets-fly-patrol-over-islands-disputed-by-japan-idUSKBN1WG2J82019-10-02
North Korea also claims sovereignty over the islands NegativeA South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over islands at the center of a territorial dispute with Japan South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Tuesday the latest escalation of a bitter feud over history trade and territory http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-islands-factbox/factbox-disputed-isles-at-center-of-feud-between-japan-south-korea-idUSKBN1WG2RX2019-10-02
SEOUL South Korea is reviewing North Koreas missile launch on Wednesday as a possible test of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile the presidential Blue House said NegativeSEOUL South Korea is reviewing North Koreas missile launch on Wednesday as a possible test of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile the presidential Blue House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-may-have-tested-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-south-korea-idUSKBN1WH0382019-10-02
WASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-bolton/north-korea-wont-give-up-nuclear-weapons-ex-trump-adviser-bolton-idUSKBN1WF1IE2019-10-01
Under current circumstances Bolton said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will never give up the nuclear weapons voluntarily NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-bolton/north-korea-wont-give-up-nuclear-weapons-ex-trump-adviser-bolton-idUSKBN1WF1IE2019-10-01
Trump has met Kim to negotiate North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons but talks have been stalled since the two leaders failed second summit in Hanoi in February NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-bolton/north-korea-wont-give-up-nuclear-weapons-ex-trump-adviser-bolton-idUSKBN1WF1IE2019-10-01
Bolton a foreign policy hawk and Trumps third national security adviser had pressed Trump not to let up pressure on North Korea despite diplomatic efforts NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-bolton/north-korea-wont-give-up-nuclear-weapons-ex-trump-adviser-bolton-idUSKBN1WF1IE2019-10-01
Bolton outlined what he believes are the gains North Korea has made and the proliferation threat that remains and took a swipe at his former boss priorities NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-bolton/north-korea-wont-give-up-nuclear-weapons-ex-trump-adviser-bolton-idUSKBN1WF1IE2019-10-01
Asked if romance was the best way with North Korea Bolton I am not going to comment on that NeutralWASHINGTON North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington U.S. President Donald Trumps ousted national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-bolton/north-korea-wont-give-up-nuclear-weapons-ex-trump-adviser-bolton-idUSKBN1WF1IE2019-10-01
UNITED NATIONS North Korea blamed the United States on Monday for a failure to restart stalled talks more than a year after President Donald Trumps first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea blamed the United States on Monday for a failure to restart stalled talks more than a year after President Donald Trumps first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-un-assembly-northkorea/north-korea-blames-u-s-for-failure-to-restart-talks-idUSKBN1WF1WY2019-10-01
The detentions mark rare confrontation between North Korea and Russia which sees itself as an important player in international talks on defusing nuclear tensions around the reclusive states missile program NegativeMOSCOW Russia detained three North Korean vessels and more than 200 crew on Friday in the second such incident in two weeks as part of a clampdown on poaching by the secretive nations fishermen http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-seizes-north-korean-vessels-in-poaching-clampdown-idUSKBN1WC0KJ2019-09-28
North Korea which is reeling under sanctions over its weapons program has struggled with food shortages and a dysfunctional state rationing system for years NegativeMOSCOW Russia detained three North Korean vessels and more than 200 crew on Friday in the second such incident in two weeks as part of a clampdown on poaching by the secretive nations fishermen http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-seizes-north-korean-vessels-in-poaching-clampdown-idUSKBN1WC0KJ2019-09-28
TOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles NegativeTOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-lists-china-as-bigger-threat-than-nuclear-armed-north-korea-idUSKBN1WC0512019-09-28
North Korea has conducted shortrange missile launches this year that Tokyo believes show Pyongyang is developing projectiles to evade its Aegis ballistic missile defenses NegativeTOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-lists-china-as-bigger-threat-than-nuclear-armed-north-korea-idUSKBN1WC0512019-09-28
TOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
This year North Korea tested ballistic missiles whose warheads appeared to maneuver in flight making them harder to shoot down NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
Lockheed Martin referred requests to comment on new North Korean missiles to Japans Ministry of Defense and the Missile Defense Agency NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
Configuring Aegis Ashore to fire other interceptors that could target newer North Korean would require additional tests he added NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
SEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
The phones feature Taiwanese semiconductors batteries made in China and a version of Googles opensource Android operating system analysis of the North Korean phones revealed NeutralSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Basic North Korean phones typically cost between and at state stores or private markets experts and defectors say NeutralSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Prepaid plans cost about dollars for 100 minutes North Korean phone advertisements show PositiveSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
North Korean phones can only be used to call domestic numbers and have some unique security features NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
North Korea puts algorithms and software in its mobile phones to keep data from being copied or said Lee Younghwan a South Korean software expert studying North Korean smartphones NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Apps such as maps games and an English dictionary show they are developed by North Korean engineers at staterun enterprises or state universities NeutralSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
North Koreas representatives at the United Nations did not respond to requests for comment NeutralSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Still the phones are a big asset in North Koreas grey market economy which has flourished since a devastating famine in the 1990s NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Google said any hardware maker can use opensource Android software at no cost meaning no export rules are being violated in regards to North Korean smartphones NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Official customs data show North Korea imported million worth of mobile phones from China in 2017 the third biggest import item after soybean oil and fabrics PositiveSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
But while sanctions eliminated official imports informal trade along the ChinaNorth Korea border appears to be ongoing experts and defectors say NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
William Brown a retired U.S. intelligence official who studies North Korea said mobile phone hardware parts are very easily smuggled across the Chinese border NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
China is North Koreas sole major ally and its mobile phone industry is crowded with littleknown local smartphone manufacturers PositiveSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
Big Chinese telecommunications brands have previously supplied North Korea as well PositiveSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
The U.S. Commerce Department has been investigating Huawei since 2016 and is reviewing whether the company violated export control rules in relation to sanctions on North Korea sources have said NegativeSEOUL North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones using lowcost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime according to defectors experts and an analysis of North Koreanmade phones http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-smartphones-insight/how-a-sanctions-busting-smartphone-business-thrives-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1WB01Z2019-09-26
SEOUL South Korea has ordered hundreds of soldiers manning the demilitarized zone on its border with North Korea to track and capture wild boars in a bid to prevent the spread of African swine fever military officials said NegativeSEOUL South Korea has ordered hundreds of soldiers manning the demilitarized zone on its border with North Korea to track and capture wild boars in a bid to prevent the spread of African swine fever military officials said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-southkorea-swinefever-military/south-korean-troops-chase-wild-boar-on-dmz-in-war-on-swine-fever-idUSKBN1WB0ON2019-09-26
Seoul retaliated by withdrawing from a pact to share military intelligence that Washington had encouraged to help counter North Korea NegativeSouth Korea will not participate in Japans naval fleet review in October it said on Tuesday as it had not been invited to a display its navy joined when the event was last held four years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-fleetreview/denied-invite-south-korea-will-miss-japanese-naval-fleet-review-idUSKBN1W90BJ2019-09-25
MOSCOW Russias Federal Security Service said on Friday that one North Korean poacher captured by Russian border guards in the Sea of Japan has died the Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Federal Security Service said on Friday that one North Korean poacher captured by Russian border guards in the Sea of Japan has died the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russias-fsb-says-one-detained-north-korean-poacher-died-ifax-idUSKBN1W50XH2019-09-21
Russia is now holding 161 suspected North Korean poachers in detention NegativeMOSCOW Russias Federal Security Service said on Friday that one North Korean poacher captured by Russian border guards in the Sea of Japan has died the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russias-fsb-says-one-detained-north-korean-poacher-died-ifax-idUSKBN1W50XH2019-09-21
Trump and the hawkish Bolton had differences over key foreign policy challenges such as Iran Afghanistan and North Korea NegativeWASHINGTON Matt Pottinger the White Houses senior Asia adviser is expected to become the top deputy for U.S. President Donald Trumps new national security adviser Robert OBrien two senior administration officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-adviser/trump-asia-expert-to-become-new-deputy-national-security-adviser-sources-idUSKBN1W523F2019-09-21
SEOUL North Koreas crop production this year is expected to drop to its lowest level in five years bringing serious shortages for of the population as a dry spell and poor irrigation hit an economy already reeling from sanctions over its weapons programs the United Nations said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL North Koreas crop production this year is expected to drop to its lowest level in five years bringing serious shortages for of the population as a dry spell and poor irrigation hit an economy already reeling from sanctions over its weapons programs the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-food/north-korea-faces-lowest-crop-harvest-in-five-years-widespread-food-shortages-u-n-idUSKBN1W50882019-09-20
North Korea has long struggled with food shortages and a dysfunctional state rationing system and state media has in recent months warned of drought and other persisting abnormal NegativeSEOUL North Koreas crop production this year is expected to drop to its lowest level in five years bringing serious shortages for of the population as a dry spell and poor irrigation hit an economy already reeling from sanctions over its weapons programs the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-food/north-korea-faces-lowest-crop-harvest-in-five-years-widespread-food-shortages-u-n-idUSKBN1W50882019-09-20
Sporadic famines are common in North Korea but observers said a severe nationwide famine in the 1990s killed as many as a million people NegativeSEOUL North Koreas crop production this year is expected to drop to its lowest level in five years bringing serious shortages for of the population as a dry spell and poor irrigation hit an economy already reeling from sanctions over its weapons programs the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-food/north-korea-faces-lowest-crop-harvest-in-five-years-widespread-food-shortages-u-n-idUSKBN1W50882019-09-20
SEOUL South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever at a pig farm near the border with North Korea a day after reporting its firstever outbreak of the virus deadly to pigs but not harmful to humans NegativeSEOUL South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever at a pig farm near the border with North Korea a day after reporting its firstever outbreak of the virus deadly to pigs but not harmful to humans http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southkorea-swinefever/south-korea-confirms-second-case-of-deadly-african-swine-fever-pledges-vigilance-idUSKBN1W22R72019-09-18
North Korea has been affected by African swine fever as of Sept NegativeSEOUL South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever at a pig farm near the border with North Korea a day after reporting its firstever outbreak of the virus deadly to pigs but not harmful to humans http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southkorea-swinefever/south-korea-confirms-second-case-of-deadly-african-swine-fever-pledges-vigilance-idUSKBN1W22R72019-09-18
MOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-detains-two-north-korean-vessels-after-one-opens-fire-reports-idUSKBN1W21GQ2019-09-18
Both vessels have been local media cited the FSB as saying adding later that more than 80 North Koreans had been detained NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-detains-two-north-korean-vessels-after-one-opens-fire-reports-idUSKBN1W21GQ2019-09-18
Russias Ministry of Foreign Affairs called in a top North Korean diplomatic representative in Moscow over the incident and he was later seen entering the ministry RIA news agency reported PositiveMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-detains-two-north-korean-vessels-after-one-opens-fire-reports-idUSKBN1W21GQ2019-09-18
Pyongyang said the crew had been detained for violating the rules of entry into North Korea NegativeMOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol local media cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident/russia-detains-two-north-korean-vessels-after-one-opens-fire-reports-idUSKBN1W21GQ2019-09-18
MOSCOW Russias FSB security service said on Tuesday it had detained over 80 North Korean citizens in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan during an incident in which two vessels were also captured Russian news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias FSB security service said on Tuesday it had detained over 80 North Korean citizens in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan during an incident in which two vessels were also captured Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea/russia-detains-over-80-north-korean-sailors-in-sea-of-japan-agencies-idUSKBN1W21W42019-09-18
Earlier on Tuesday the FSB was cited as saying that Russian border guards had detained two North Korean racketeering vessels after one of them attacked a Russian patrol ship NegativeMOSCOW Russias FSB security service said on Tuesday it had detained over 80 North Korean citizens in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan during an incident in which two vessels were also captured Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea/russia-detains-over-80-north-korean-sailors-in-sea-of-japan-agencies-idUSKBN1W21W42019-09-18
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it will summon North Koreas top diplomatic representative in Moscow following the detention of North Korean vessels by Russia in the Sea of Japan the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it will summon North Koreas top diplomatic representative in Moscow following the detention of North Korean vessels by Russia in the Sea of Japan the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-northkorea-incident-ambassador/russias-foreign-ministry-to-summon-acting-north-korean-ambassador-ria-idUSKBN1W21N92019-09-18
SEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled NegativeSEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-military-analysis/buying-a-big-stick-south-koreas-military-spending-has-north-korea-worried-idUSKCN1VW03C2019-09-11
North Korea criticized that as well as other weapons announcements as a reckless arms buildup that was forcing it to develop new shortrange ballistic missiles to completely the new threats NegativeSEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-military-analysis/buying-a-big-stick-south-koreas-military-spending-has-north-korea-worried-idUSKCN1VW03C2019-09-11
The F35 puts North Koreas antiaircraft and antimissile defense systems in an extremely vulnerable position which is likely why the North is responding by accelerating its own SRBM DePetris said PositiveSEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-military-analysis/buying-a-big-stick-south-koreas-military-spending-has-north-korea-worried-idUSKCN1VW03C2019-09-11
U.S. President Donald Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea Iran Afghanistan and Russia NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea Iran Afghanistan and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-reaction-factbox/factbox-reactions-to-trump-firing-of-john-bolton-foreign-policy-hawk-idUSKCN1VV2EY2019-09-11
North Korea expert Harry Kazianis a senior director at the Center for the National Interest think tank said in an NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea Iran Afghanistan and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-reaction-factbox/factbox-reactions-to-trump-firing-of-john-bolton-foreign-policy-hawk-idUSKCN1VV2EY2019-09-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies with Bolton skeptical of Trumps outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his boss NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies with Bolton skeptical of Trumps outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his boss http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-tensions/tensions-over-afghan-talks-ended-with-boltons-exit-sources-idUSKCN1VV2UX2019-09-11
The dispute has rippled through security cooperation over North Korea with Seoul deciding to scrap a military intelligencesharing pact with Japan inviting criticism from both Tokyo and Washington NegativeSEOUL South Korea plans to file a complaint over Japans tighter export controls at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday accusing Tokyo of being politically and in an escalating row rooted in wartime history http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-japan/seoul-to-file-wto-complaint-over-japans-discriminatory-export-curbs-idUSKCN1VW0192019-09-11
The Philippines import ban also covers pork and porkbased products from Germany North Korea Belgium Hungary Latvia Poland Romania Russia Ukraine Bulgaria Czech Republic Moldova South Africa Zambia and Mongolia NegativeMANILA Dead pigs found in some backyard farms in the Philippines tested positive for African swine fever the countrys agriculture chief said on Monday the first outbreak of the virus detected in the worlds 10th largest pork consumer http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-philippines-swinefever/dead-pigs-in-philippines-test-positive-for-african-swine-fever-idUSKCN1VU07V2019-09-09
It was unclear whether Mugabe would be buried at Heroes Acre a monument built with the help of North Korean architects NeutralHARARE Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe but there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial two years after he was toppled in a coup http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-mugabe/zimbabweans-mourn-founder-mugabe-but-confused-over-burial-idUSKCN1VS0AM2019-09-08
Just three years after independence he sent the armys North Koreantrained Fifth Brigade into the homeland of the Ndebele people to crush loyalists of his rival Joshua Nkomo NegativeHARARE Robert Mugabe the bush war guerrilla who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty hyperinflation and unrest died on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-mugabe/robert-mugabe-death-of-a-liberation-icon-who-crushed-his-foes-as-zimbabwe-unraveled-idUSKCN1VR0FZ2019-09-07
In January representatives of North Korea and the United States met in Sweden in an attempt to ease decades of tension on the Korean Peninsula NegativeSTOCKHOLM Swedens Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom who spearheaded the countrys feminist foreign policy when she took office in 2014 said on Friday she would resign from her post to spend more time with her family http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-government-foreign-minister/swedish-foreign-minister-margot-wallstrom-to-resign-idUSKCN1VR1P22019-09-07
UNITED NATIONS North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world bodys programs have failed due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world bodys programs have failed due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/north-korea-tells-united-nations-to-cut-international-aid-staff-letter-idUSKCN1VP3222019-09-06
The North Korean governments decisions are only hurting the North Korean said a second U.N. diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world bodys programs have failed due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/north-korea-tells-united-nations-to-cut-international-aid-staff-letter-idUSKCN1VP3222019-09-06
Russias U.N. ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters on Tuesday that unilateral sanctions imposed on North Korea by other countries and some strict interpretations of U.N. sanctions were hindering humanitarian work NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world bodys programs have failed due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/north-korea-tells-united-nations-to-cut-international-aid-staff-letter-idUSKCN1VP3222019-09-06
The population of North Korea should not suffer under those sanctions that have been imposed he said NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world bodys programs have failed due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/north-korea-tells-united-nations-to-cut-international-aid-staff-letter-idUSKCN1VP3222019-09-06
SEOUL A recent remark by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about North Koreas rogue will make talks with the United States more difficult the Norths KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted its vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui as saying NegativeSEOUL A recent remark by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about North Koreas rogue will make talks with the United States more difficult the Norths KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted its vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-pompeo/north-korea-says-pompeos-remarks-make-talks-with-u-s-more-difficult-idUSKCN1VL02X2019-09-01
We recognized that North Koreas rogue behavior could not be Pompeo said on Tuesday while speaking at the American Legion National Convention in the state of Indiana NegativeSEOUL A recent remark by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about North Koreas rogue will make talks with the United States more difficult the Norths KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted its vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-pompeo/north-korea-says-pompeos-remarks-make-talks-with-u-s-more-difficult-idUSKCN1VL02X2019-09-01
Choe also warned that North Koreas expectations of talks with the United States are gradually disappearing and the country is being pushed to reexamine all measures NegativeSEOUL A recent remark by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about North Koreas rogue will make talks with the United States more difficult the Norths KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted its vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-pompeo/north-korea-says-pompeos-remarks-make-talks-with-u-s-more-difficult-idUSKCN1VL02X2019-09-01
North Korea has stepped up its criticism of Pompeo lately calling him a diehard and casting doubt on attempts to restart talks NegativeSEOUL A recent remark by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about North Koreas rogue will make talks with the United States more difficult the Norths KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted its vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-pompeo/north-korea-says-pompeos-remarks-make-talks-with-u-s-more-difficult-idUSKCN1VL02X2019-09-01
TOKYO Japans military has asked for an eighth straight annual increase in defense spending to help pay for U.S.made interceptor missiles stealth fighters and other equipment it wants to counter threats from North Korea and China NegativeTOKYO Japans military has asked for an eighth straight annual increase in defense spending to help pay for U.S.made interceptor missiles stealth fighters and other equipment it wants to counter threats from North Korea and China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-budget/japans-military-seek-eighth-straight-annual-hike-in-defense-spending-idUSKCN1VK0D22019-08-30
SEOUL South Koreas decision to scrap a military intelligencesharing pact with Japan has led to an increasingly public split with the United States just when the allies face rising tensions with North Korea and new competition from China and Russia NegativeSEOUL South Koreas decision to scrap a military intelligencesharing pact with Japan has led to an increasingly public split with the United States just when the allies face rising tensions with North Korea and new competition from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-usa/scrapped-intelligence-pact-draws-united-states-into-deepening-south-korea-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1VJ0J62019-08-30
Japanese officials have said South Koreas decision showed a failure to appreciate the growing threat from North Korea NegativeSEOUL South Koreas decision to scrap a military intelligencesharing pact with Japan has led to an increasingly public split with the United States just when the allies face rising tensions with North Korea and new competition from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-usa/scrapped-intelligence-pact-draws-united-states-into-deepening-south-korea-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1VJ0J62019-08-30
SEOUL North Koreas parliament has approved changes to the countrys constitution to solidify leader Kim Jong Uns role as head of state official state media said on Thursday PositiveSEOUL North Koreas parliament has approved changes to the countrys constitution to solidify leader Kim Jong Uns role as head of state official state media said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-north-korea-constitution/north-korea-changes-constitution-to-solidify-kim-jong-uns-rule-idUSKCN1VJ1JQ2019-08-30
Thursdays constitutional amendments appear to confirm that North Koreas legal system will now recognize Kim as head of state PositiveSEOUL North Koreas parliament has approved changes to the countrys constitution to solidify leader Kim Jong Uns role as head of state official state media said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-north-korea-constitution/north-korea-changes-constitution-to-solidify-kim-jong-uns-rule-idUSKCN1VJ1JQ2019-08-30
In reality Kim a thirdgeneration hereditary leader rules North Korea with an iron fist and the title change will mean little to the way he wields power NegativeSEOUL North Koreas parliament has approved changes to the countrys constitution to solidify leader Kim Jong Uns role as head of state official state media said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-north-korea-constitution/north-korea-changes-constitution-to-solidify-kim-jong-uns-rule-idUSKCN1VJ1JQ2019-08-30
The escalating row has raised U.S. concerns about threeway security cooperation with its top two regional allies in the face of North Koreas growing nuclear and missile programs NegativeSEOUL South Korea summoned Japans ambassador to protest a decision to remove Seouls fasttrack export status which took effect on Wednesday amid a deepening political and economic feud http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-summons-japan-ambassador-as-export-trade-curbs-take-effect-idUSKCN1VI0AM2019-08-28
TOKYO Pyongyang appears to be developing warheads to penetrate a ballistic missile shield defending Japan the countrys defense chief said on Tuesday pointing to the irregular trajectories of the latest missiles launched by North Korea NegativeTOKYO Pyongyang appears to be developing warheads to penetrate a ballistic missile shield defending Japan the countrys defense chief said on Tuesday pointing to the irregular trajectories of the latest missiles launched by North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japan-says-north-korea-developing-warheads-to-penetrate-missile-defenses-idUSKCN1VH0IV2019-08-28
Detailed analysis of the latest North Korean launches was underway with the United States an official of South Koreas defense ministry said on Tuesday NeutralTOKYO Pyongyang appears to be developing warheads to penetrate a ballistic missile shield defending Japan the countrys defense chief said on Tuesday pointing to the irregular trajectories of the latest missiles launched by North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japan-says-north-korea-developing-warheads-to-penetrate-missile-defenses-idUSKCN1VH0IV2019-08-28
The escalating row has raised U.S. concerns about threeway security cooperation with its top two regional allies in the face of North Koreas growing nuclear and missile programmes NegativeSEOUL Aug 28 South Korea summoned Japans ambassador to protest a decision to remove Seouls fasttrack export status which took effect on Wednesday amid a deepening political and economic feud http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/southkorea-japan-labourers/s-korea-summons-japan-ambassador-as-export-trade-curbs-take-effect-idUSL3N25O0TI2019-08-28
BIARRITZ France Melania Trump has never met Kim Jong Un or even spoken to him but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his wife has gotten to the North Korean leader and like him believes in the reclusive countrys potential PositiveBIARRITZ France Melania Trump has never met Kim Jong Un or even spoken to him but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his wife has gotten to the North Korean leader and like him believes in the reclusive countrys potential http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-northkorea-melania/trump-says-melania-has-gotten-to-know-kim-jong-un-but-they-have-never-met-idUSKCN1VG2A62019-08-27
While Trump has developed a cordial relationship with Kim and often speaks highly of him there has been scant progress in the U.S. aim of getting North Korea to denuclearize NegativeBIARRITZ France Melania Trump has never met Kim Jong Un or even spoken to him but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his wife has gotten to the North Korean leader and like him believes in the reclusive countrys potential http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-northkorea-melania/trump-says-melania-has-gotten-to-know-kim-jong-un-but-they-have-never-met-idUSKCN1VG2A62019-08-27
BIARRITZ France U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Koreas series of shortrange missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue NegativeBIARRITZ France U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Koreas series of shortrange missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-korea-north/trump-abe-at-odds-on-north-korea-missile-launches-idUSKCN1VF0BU2019-08-26
Trump who prizes his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jongun said the launches did not violate an agreement and were in line with what others were doing NegativeBIARRITZ France U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Koreas series of shortrange missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-korea-north/trump-abe-at-odds-on-north-korea-missile-launches-idUSKCN1VF0BU2019-08-26
Launches of shortrange ballistic missiles on Saturday were the seventh by North Korea since Trump and Kim met at the border between the two Koreas in June NegativeBIARRITZ France U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Koreas series of shortrange missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-korea-north/trump-abe-at-odds-on-north-korea-missile-launches-idUSKCN1VF0BU2019-08-26
The launches have complicated attempts to restart talks between U.S. and North Korean negotiators over the future of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes NegativeBIARRITZ France U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Koreas series of shortrange missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-korea-north/trump-abe-at-odds-on-north-korea-missile-launches-idUSKCN1VF0BU2019-08-26
Macron listed foreign policy issues the two would address including Libya Syria and North Korea and said they shared the objective of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons NegativeBIARRITZ France Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions Britains exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-g7-summit/squabbles-erupt-as-g7-leaders-open-summit-in-french-resort-idUSKCN1VD2MM2019-08-25
WASHINGTON The United States is aware of reports of a North Korean missile launch and is consulting with Japan and South Korea a senior administration official said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is aware of reports of a North Korean missile launch and is consulting with Japan and South Korea a senior administration official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-aware-of-reports-of-north-korea-missile-launch-consulting-with-allies-official-idUSKCN1VE01L2019-08-25
TOKYO Japans coastguard said it had detected ballistic missile launches from North Korea on Saturday and warned shipping to stay to stay clear of any debris NegativeTOKYO Japans coastguard said it had detected ballistic missile launches from North Korea on Saturday and warned shipping to stay to stay clear of any debris http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japan-coastguard-says-it-detected-north-korean-ballistic-missile-launch-idUSKCN1VD2N42019-08-25
SEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
However while the joint military drills are over North Koreas continued launches caused strong South Koreas National Security Council said on Saturday PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
North Koreas top diplomat called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a diehard on Friday We are ready for both dialogue and standoff PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
Those remarks came after U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun was in Seoul this week to discuss ways to get negotiations back on track PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity said the two North Korean missiles appeared to be similar to launches in recent weeks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
South Koreas JSC said that as the agreement with Japan had not yet expired it would share information about the latest North Korean launch with Japan Yonhap reported NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the South Korean military said the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-short-range-missiles-clouding-prospects-for-talks-idUSKCN1VD2M22019-08-25
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States has a really good relationship with North Korea and that the countrys leader Kim Jong Un has been pretty with him PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States has a really good relationship with North Korea and that the countrys leader Kim Jong Un has been pretty with him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-trump/trump-says-u-s-has-really-good-relationship-with-north-korea-idUSKCN1VE0552019-08-25
South Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say NegativeSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
Much of the intelligence shared pertained to longerterm threats or postevent analysis of North Koreas missile launches and officials emphasized that realtime missile defenses do not rely on the arrangement NegativeSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
When it comes to North Korea its like three blind men touching an elephant to see what its Yang said NegativeSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
Less cooperation between South Korea and Japan could lead to less detailed analysis of intelligence on North Korea say analysts NegativeSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
For example Japan has sometimes provided information on longrange missile tests by North Korea that landed far from South Korea NeutralSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
For Japan its very painful to lose North Korearelated information gained through human said retired Japanese admiral Yoji Koda NegativeSouth Koreas decision to scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches officials and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-intelligen/blind-men-end-of-south-korea-japan-pact-undermines-bid-to-understand-north-korea-threats-idUSKCN1VD19L2019-08-24
Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing security threat posed by North Korea NegativeJapanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing security threat posed by North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-iwaya/japan-says-south-korea-fails-to-grasp-north-korea-threat-with-scrapping-of-pact-idUSKCN1VD05L2019-08-24
North Koreas repeated missile tests threaten national security and cooperating between Japan and South Korea and with the U.S. is Iwaya told reporters NegativeJapanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing security threat posed by North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-iwaya/japan-says-south-korea-fails-to-grasp-north-korea-threat-with-scrapping-of-pact-idUSKCN1VD05L2019-08-24
SEOUL North Koreas top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a diehard who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff PositiveSEOUL North Koreas top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a diehard who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/north-korea-calls-pompeo-diehard-toxin-says-ready-for-dialogue-or-standoff-with-u-s-idUSKCN1VD03G2019-08-23
Since the Vietnam summit North Korea has demanded that Pompeo be replaced with a more person while lauding the rapport built between Kim and Trump NegativeSEOUL North Koreas top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a diehard who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/north-korea-calls-pompeo-diehard-toxin-says-ready-for-dialogue-or-standoff-with-u-s-idUSKCN1VD03G2019-08-23
Ri referred to Pompeos remarks in recent press interviews in which he said sanctions would be kept until North Korea takes concrete actions on denuclearisation NegativeSEOUL North Koreas top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a diehard who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/north-korea-calls-pompeo-diehard-toxin-says-ready-for-dialogue-or-standoff-with-u-s-idUSKCN1VD03G2019-08-23
U.S. envoy Stephen Biegun who leads workinglevel talks with North Korea was in Seoul this week to discuss ways to get negotiations back on track PositiveSEOUL North Koreas top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a diehard who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/north-korea-calls-pompeo-diehard-toxin-says-ready-for-dialogue-or-standoff-with-u-s-idUSKCN1VD03G2019-08-23
South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decadesold dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea NegativeSouth Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decadesold dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-scrap-intelligence-sharing-pact-with-japan-amid-dispute-over-history-idUSKCN1VC0WR2019-08-23
One Western military source said the intelligencesharing was sometimes limited but nevertheless an important area of cooperation in the face of threats from North Korea NegativeSouth Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decadesold dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-scrap-intelligence-sharing-pact-with-japan-amid-dispute-over-history-idUSKCN1VC0WR2019-08-23
TOKYO Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles NegativeTOKYO Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-iwaya/japan-says-ending-intelligence-pact-shows-south-korea-fails-to-appreciate-north-korean-threat-idUSKCN1VD05L2019-08-23
Under the GSOMIA which had been due for automatic renewal on Saturday the two countries shared information on the threat posed by North Koreas missile and nuclear programs NegativeTOKYO Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Koreas decision to end an intelligencesharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing national security threat posed by North Korean missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-iwaya/japan-says-ending-intelligence-pact-shows-south-korea-fails-to-appreciate-north-korean-threat-idUSKCN1VD05L2019-08-23
South Korea said earlier it would not extend the arrangement which is designed to share sensitive information on the threat posed by North Koreas missile and nuclear activities NegativeTOKYO Japans government has protested against South Koreas scrapping of an intelligencesharing pact between them national broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-reaction/japan-protests-against-south-koreas-scrapping-of-intelligence-sharing-pact-nhk-idUSKCN1VC1952019-08-23
SEOUL U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid stalled negotiations NeutralSEOUL U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid stalled negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-says-will-focus-on-denuclearizing-north-korea-dismisses-russian-post-idUSKCN1VB0742019-08-21
Biegun leads workinglevel talks with North Korea which have stalled since a failed second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February NegativeSEOUL U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid stalled negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-says-will-focus-on-denuclearizing-north-korea-dismisses-russian-post-idUSKCN1VB0742019-08-21
We are prepared to engage as soon as we hear from our counterparts in North Korea PositiveSEOUL U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid stalled negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-says-will-focus-on-denuclearizing-north-korea-dismisses-russian-post-idUSKCN1VB0742019-08-21
Lee said Bieguns visit was made at a very timely and both sides discussed how to swiftly restart dialogue with North Korea and make substantive PositiveSEOUL U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid stalled negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-envoy-biegun-says-will-focus-on-denuclearizing-north-korea-dismisses-russian-post-idUSKCN1VB0742019-08-21
TOKYO The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday any crack in alliances in Asia that helped counter threats from North Korea and China were a worry as a spat between Japan and South Korea threatened to spill over into intelligence sharing NegativeTOKYO The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday any crack in alliances in Asia that helped counter threats from North Korea and China were a worry as a spat between Japan and South Korea threatened to spill over into intelligence sharing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-usa-defence/u-s-commander-says-cracks-in-asian-alliances-a-worry-amid-north-korea-china-threats-idUSKCN1VB0222019-08-21
Seoul has responded by warning it could scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan that is pivotal in dealing with North Koreas nuclear and missile threats NegativeTOKYO The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday any crack in alliances in Asia that helped counter threats from North Korea and China were a worry as a spat between Japan and South Korea threatened to spill over into intelligence sharing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-usa-defence/u-s-commander-says-cracks-in-asian-alliances-a-worry-amid-north-korea-china-threats-idUSKCN1VB0222019-08-21
TOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
That compares with the assessment in last years report in which the government said it was possible North Korea had achieved miniaturization the Japanese daily said without citing sources PositiveTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
The report to be approved at a Cabinet meeting in midSeptember will maintain the assessment that North Koreas military activities pose a serious and imminent the Yomiuri said PositiveTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
South Koreas 2018 Defense White Paper released in January reported that North Koreas ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons appears to have reached a considerable level PositiveTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
At that time North Korea committed to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean and destroyed some tunnels and buildings at its Punggyeri nuclear test site NegativeTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
But a second TrumpKim meeting in February collapsed without an agreement and North Korea has since resumed missile tests NegativeTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
WASHINGTON The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday but he added that Washington knew there would be on the road in the denuclearization talks PositiveWASHINGTON The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday but he added that Washington knew there would be on the road in the denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/pompeo-says-north-korea-talks-have-not-resumed-as-quickly-as-hoped-cbs-idUSKCN1VA19A2019-08-21
Speaking in an interview with CBS Pompeo said Washington was concerned about North Koreas firing of shortrange missiles NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday but he added that Washington knew there would be on the road in the denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/pompeo-says-north-korea-talks-have-not-resumed-as-quickly-as-hoped-cbs-idUSKCN1VA19A2019-08-21
The latest of the missile tests by North Korea was carried out on Friday as Pyongyang fired two more shortrange projectiles into the sea off its east coast NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday but he added that Washington knew there would be on the road in the denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/pompeo-says-north-korea-talks-have-not-resumed-as-quickly-as-hoped-cbs-idUSKCN1VA19A2019-08-21
The launches have complicated attempts to restart talks between U.S. and North Korean negotiators over the future of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs NeutralWASHINGTON The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday but he added that Washington knew there would be on the road in the denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/pompeo-says-north-korea-talks-have-not-resumed-as-quickly-as-hoped-cbs-idUSKCN1VA19A2019-08-21
U.S. administration officials last week knocked down media reports that Stephen Biegun the U.S. envoy for North Korea was being considered as the next ambassador to Russia NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan could very well the next U.S. ambassador to Russia President Donald Trump said on Tuesday describing the No http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sullivan/trump-says-deputy-secretary-of-state-sullivan-could-be-next-envoy-to-moscow-idUSKCN1VA2232019-08-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea the State Department said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea the State Department said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-s-north-korea-envoy-to-visit-japan-south-korea-next-week-idUSKCN1V61WM2019-08-18
The statement said the purpose of the trip was to further strengthen coordination on the final fully verified of North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea the State Department said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-s-north-korea-envoy-to-visit-japan-south-korea-next-week-idUSKCN1V61WM2019-08-18
The accord the General Security of Military Information Agreement eases threeway intelligence gathering with Washington which is pivotal in dealing with North Koreas nuclear and missile threats PositiveSEOUL Top diplomats of South Korea and Japan plan to meet their Chinese counterpart in Beijing next week amid a flareup in tension over trade and history Seouls foreign ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/foreign-ministers-of-china-japan-south-korea-to-hold-talks-amid-trade-history-tensions-idUSKCN1V60US2019-08-18
Strained ties between the two key U.S. allies have worried Washington which fears weakened security cooperation in the face of North Koreas threat and Chinas rise NegativeOn the anniversary of Japans World War Two surrender South Koreas president on Thursday urged Japan to contemplate its wartime past and offered to engage in talks to repair strained ties while Japan pledged to never repeat the horrors of war http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-anniversar/south-korea-urges-dialogue-with-japan-in-measured-world-war-two-anniversary-message-idUSKCN1V506U2019-08-18
SEOUL Any move by the United States to place new groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in South Korea could spark a new Cold and an escalating arms race in the region North Korean state media said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL Any move by the United States to place new groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in South Korea could spark a new Cold and an escalating arms race in the region North Korean state media said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/deploying-new-u-s-missiles-would-be-reckless-act-north-korean-media-idUSKCN1V40RZ2019-08-15
WASHINGTON Stephen Biegun the diplomat who has been leading efforts to revive stalled U.S. denuclearization talks with North Korea is under consideration to be President Donald Trumps next ambassador to Russia a source familiar with the matter said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON Stephen Biegun the diplomat who has been leading efforts to revive stalled U.S. denuclearization talks with North Korea is under consideration to be President Donald Trumps next ambassador to Russia a source familiar with the matter said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-northkorea/trump-considering-north-korea-envoy-as-next-ambassador-to-russia-source-idUSKCN1V224V2019-08-14
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon which was developed to suit the countrys terrain state media KCNA said on Sunday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon which was developed to suit the countrys terrain state media KCNA said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-koreas-kim-oversaw-saturdays-test-of-new-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1V00SB2019-08-12
North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said calling it a show of force against joint new military exercises with the United States NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon which was developed to suit the countrys terrain state media KCNA said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-koreas-kim-oversaw-saturdays-test-of-new-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1V00SB2019-08-12
North Korea calls such exercises a rehearsal for and has countered them with its own military action NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon state media KCNA said on Sunday as a senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of interKorean talks in protest against South KoreaU.S. military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-no-talks-with-south-due-to-drills-kim-oversaw-test-of-new-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1V00T82019-08-11
In a separate statement carried by KCNA a senior North Korean diplomat said there will not be interKorean talks unless the allies end their military exercises that still maintain aggressive nature NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturdays test of a new weapon state media KCNA said on Sunday as a senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of interKorean talks in protest against South KoreaU.S. military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-no-talks-with-south-due-to-drills-kim-oversaw-test-of-new-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1V00T82019-08-11
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him he was ready to resume talks on North Koreas nuclear and missile programs and would stop missile testing as soon as U.S.South Korea military exercises end NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him he was ready to resume talks on North Koreas nuclear and missile programs and would stop missile testing as soon as U.S.South Korea military exercises end http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-kim-says-ready-to-restart-talks-when-u-s-south-korea-joint-drills-end-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-11
North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against the exercises NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him he was ready to resume talks on North Koreas nuclear and missile programs and would stop missile testing as soon as U.S.South Korea military exercises end http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-kim-says-ready-to-restart-talks-when-u-s-south-korea-joint-drills-end-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-11
Saturdays missile launches were the latest in a recent string of tests by North Korea that have raised questions about the future of dialogue NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him he was ready to resume talks on North Koreas nuclear and missile programs and would stop missile testing as soon as U.S.South Korea military exercises end http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-kim-says-ready-to-restart-talks-when-u-s-south-korea-joint-drills-end-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-11
North Koreas state media has yet to confirm the launch but in a commentary on Saturday it blamed the South for building up arms against NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him he was ready to resume talks on North Koreas nuclear and missile programs and would stop missile testing as soon as U.S.South Korea military exercises end http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-kim-says-ready-to-restart-talks-when-u-s-south-korea-joint-drills-end-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-11
SEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-two-short-range-missiles-in-show-of-force-more-can-come-south-korea-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-10
More missile launches are highly probable as the North Korean military is conducting its own summer drills South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-two-short-range-missiles-in-show-of-force-more-can-come-south-korea-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-10
The launch came a few hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had received a very beautiful from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-two-short-range-missiles-in-show-of-force-more-can-come-south-korea-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-10
North Korea has fired a series of missiles and rockets since Kim and Trump agreed at a June 30 meeting to revive stalled denuclearization talks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Saturday South Korea said in a show of against U.S.S.Korea joint military exercises http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-two-short-range-missiles-in-show-of-force-more-can-come-south-korea-idUSKCN1UZ2EK2019-08-10
WASHINGTON At least one projectile was launched by North Korea and based on initial information it appeared to be similar to previous shortrange missiles fired by Pyongyang a U.S. official said on Friday speaking on the condition of anonymity NegativeWASHINGTON At least one projectile was launched by North Korea and based on initial information it appeared to be similar to previous shortrange missiles fired by Pyongyang a U.S. official said on Friday speaking on the condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/at-least-one-north-korean-projectile-launched-appears-to-be-short-range-missile-u-s-official-idUSKCN1UZ2GQ2019-08-10
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he had just received a very beautiful from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he had just received a very beautiful from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-north-koreas-kim-sent-very-beautiful-letter-new-meeting-possible-idUSKCN1UZ1MS2019-08-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was hopeful denuclearization talks would resume between North Korea and the United States soon in spite of repeated North Korean missile tests and the lengthening delay in restarting the talks PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was hopeful denuclearization talks would resume between North Korea and the United States soon in spite of repeated North Korean missile tests and the lengthening delay in restarting the talks http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/despite-missile-tests-pompeo-hopeful-north-korea-talks-will-resume-in-weeks-idUSKCN1UX23F2019-08-08
But the mood has soured with North Korea warning that plans for U.S.South Korea military exercises this month could derail dialogue NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was hopeful denuclearization talks would resume between North Korea and the United States soon in spite of repeated North Korean missile tests and the lengthening delay in restarting the talks http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/despite-missile-tests-pompeo-hopeful-north-korea-talks-will-resume-in-weeks-idUSKCN1UX23F2019-08-08
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his countrys latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week state media KCNA reported on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his countrys latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week state media KCNA reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-launches-are-warning-to-u-s-south-korea-over-drill-kcna-idUSKCN1UW2CR2019-08-07
North Korea decries such exercises as a rehearsal for war aimed at toppling its leadership NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his countrys latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week state media KCNA reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-launches-are-warning-to-u-s-south-korea-over-drill-kcna-idUSKCN1UW2CR2019-08-07
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reminded North Korea on Tuesday of its leaders pledge to President Donald Trump not to resume launches of intercontinentalrange missiles after Pyongyang conducted its fourth shortrange missile test in less than two weeks and warned it might pursue a new road NegativeU.S. national security adviser John Bolton reminded North Korea on Tuesday of its leaders pledge to President Donald Trump not to resume launches of intercontinentalrange missiles after Pyongyang conducted its fourth shortrange missile test in less than two weeks and warned it might pursue a new road http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/bolton-reminds-kim-of-missile-pledge-after-north-korea-warns-of-new-road-idUSKCN1UW1Y82019-08-07
South Korean President Moon Jaein who promotes rapprochement with the nucleararmed North Korea said later on Monday that an interKorean economic cooperation would allow Korea to overcome Japans lead PositiveSEOUL Sales of Japanesebranded autos in South Korea slumped in July amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries that has led to consumer boycotts and efforts by Seoul to cut the economys reliance on imports from Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-autos/japanese-car-sales-slump-in-south-korea-as-diplomatic-row-worsens-idUSKCN1UV0312019-08-06
North Korea has repeatedly complained that the United States and South Koreas joint military drills violate a pledge made by Trump to Kim NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks the South Korean military said on Tuesday as Pyongyang protested that joint U.S.South Korea military drills violated diplomatic agreements http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-threatens-to-take-new-road-launches-more-missiles-idUSKCN1UV29Q2019-08-06
Japans defense ministry said it did not see any imminent threat to Japanese security from the latest projectile launch by North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks the South Korean military said on Tuesday as Pyongyang protested that joint U.S.South Korea military drills violated diplomatic agreements http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-threatens-to-take-new-road-launches-more-missiles-idUSKCN1UV29Q2019-08-06
UNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-cyber-un/north-korea-took-2-billion-in-cyberattacks-to-fund-weapons-program-u-n-report-idUSKCN1UV1ZX2019-08-06
The North Korean mission to the United Nations did not respond to a request for comment on the report which was submitted to the Security Council committee last week NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-cyber-un/north-korea-took-2-billion-in-cyberattacks-to-fund-weapons-program-u-n-report-idUSKCN1UV1ZX2019-08-06
North Korea is formally known as the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-cyber-un/north-korea-took-2-billion-in-cyberattacks-to-fund-weapons-program-u-n-report-idUSKCN1UV1ZX2019-08-06
The Reconnaissance General Bureau is a top North Korean military intelligence agency NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-cyber-un/north-korea-took-2-billion-in-cyberattacks-to-fund-weapons-program-u-n-report-idUSKCN1UV1ZX2019-08-06
The U.N. report was completed before last weeks missile launches by North Korea but noted that missile launches in May and July enhanced its overall ballistic missile capabilities NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has generated an estimated billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using widespread and increasingly cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-cyber-un/north-korea-took-2-billion-in-cyberattacks-to-fund-weapons-program-u-n-report-idUSKCN1UV1ZX2019-08-06
SEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday that the joint military drill being conducted by the United States and South Korea violates agreements North Korea made with them state media KCNA said NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday that the joint military drill being conducted by the United States and South Korea violates agreements North Korea made with them state media KCNA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/north-korea-says-joint-military-drills-violate-agreements-with-u-s-south-korea-kcna-idUSKCN1UV29G2019-08-06
UNITED NATIONS Chinas new U.N. ambassador warned on Friday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade then we will and signaled that trade tensions could hurt cooperation between the countries on dealing with North Korea NegativeUNITED NATIONS Chinas new U.N. ambassador warned on Friday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade then we will and signaled that trade tensions could hurt cooperation between the countries on dealing with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-usa-un/chinas-new-u-n-envoy-says-beijing-ready-to-fight-u-s-on-trade-idUSKCN1US26D2019-08-03
When asked if Chinas trade relations with the United States could harm cooperation between the countries to deal with North Korea Zhang said it was difficult to predict NegativeUNITED NATIONS Chinas new U.N. ambassador warned on Friday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade then we will and signaled that trade tensions could hurt cooperation between the countries on dealing with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-usa-un/chinas-new-u-n-envoy-says-beijing-ready-to-fight-u-s-on-trade-idUSKCN1US26D2019-08-03
As North Koreas ally and neighbor China has played a key role in agreeing to and enforcing U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs NegativeUNITED NATIONS Chinas new U.N. ambassador warned on Friday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade then we will and signaled that trade tensions could hurt cooperation between the countries on dealing with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-usa-un/chinas-new-u-n-envoy-says-beijing-ready-to-fight-u-s-on-trade-idUSKCN1US26D2019-08-03
U.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
Despite Trumps words North Korea has embarrassed the U.S. president by testing the missiles even though he and Kim agreed at a June 30 meeting to revive stalled denuclearization talks NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
The talks have yet to resume and analysts believe the tests are designed both to improve North Korean military capabilities and to pressure Washington to offer more concessions NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
Testing of such missiles is covered by a 2006 United Nations Security Council resolution demanding that North Korea suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
A senior State Department official briefing reporters called the North Korean launches but said such acts had always been part of Pyongyangs negotiating playbook PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
North Korean state media has described the weapons as a new largecaliber multiplelaunch guided rocket system and said Kim oversaw the previous launch on Wednesday NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
He said he was disappointed that his North Korean counterpart canceled a trip to regional meetings he attended this week in Bangkok NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Koreas three shortrange missiles tests in eight days saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he was sure the North Korean leader did not want to disappoint him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-sure-kim-does-not-want-to-disappoint-his-friend-president-trump-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Koreas missile tests may have violated United Nations resolutions but did not break his agreement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Koreas missile tests may have violated United Nations resolutions but did not break his agreement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-north-korean-missile-tests-may-defy-un-but-not-his-agreement-with-kim-idUSKCN1US1YQ2019-08-03
North Korea has been testing missiles despite a June 30 meeting between Trump and Kim at which the two agreed to revive stalled talks which have yet to resume NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Koreas missile tests may have violated United Nations resolutions but did not break his agreement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-north-korean-missile-tests-may-defy-un-but-not-his-agreement-with-kim-idUSKCN1US1YQ2019-08-03
Trump announced last Sunday that Coats who had clashed with him over assessments involving Russia Iran and North Korea will step down on Aug NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday dropped his choice of John Ratcliffe to be U.S. spy chief after questions arose about the congressmans lack of experience and possible exaggerations in his resume in the latest upheaval over a top national security post http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence/trump-drops-spy-chief-pick-ratcliffe-and-mulls-a-replacement-idUSKCN1US2982019-08-03
SEOUL North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Korea as they seek to restart denuclearization talks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Korea as they seek to restart denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-increases-pressure-with-latest-missile-launches-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-02
Pompeo also said he was disappointed his North Korean counterpart had canceled a planned trip to the ASEAN forum NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Korea as they seek to restart denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-increases-pressure-with-latest-missile-launches-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-02
The Japanese Ministry of Defense said on Friday no immediate impact was seen on Japans security after North Koreas latest launch NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Korea as they seek to restart denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-increases-pressure-with-latest-missile-launches-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-02
He added that the United States was ready to restart denuclearization talks even though North Korea testlaunched a missile the previous day PositiveBANGKOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized Chinas actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-thailand/pompeo-criticizes-china-after-meeting-top-diplomat-in-bangkok-idUSKCN1UR3Y72019-08-02
A spiraling row over the past month is threatening to disrupt the global supply of semiconductors and undercut security cooperation on North Korea NegativeBANGKOK South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favored trade partners http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-japan-talks-falter-ahead-of-decision-on-favored-trade-list-idUSKCN1UR39K2019-08-02
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he hoped the two would find a solution by themselves stressing incredibly cooperation on North Korea PositiveBANGKOK South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favored trade partners http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-japan-talks-falter-ahead-of-decision-on-favored-trade-list-idUSKCN1UR39K2019-08-02
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
Japans Ministry of Defence said on Friday no immediate impact was seen on the nations security after the new North Korean launch NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
The North Korean launches have appeared intended to put pressure on South Korea and the United States to stop planned military exercises this month and offer other concessions PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
Their statement came after a closeddoor U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the previous North Korean launches NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Koreas third missile launch in just over week saying they were shortrange and very and would not affect his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-plays-down-new-apparent-north-korea-test-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1UR5KL2019-08-02
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was not worried about missiles being tested by North Korea calling them very standard shortrange devices PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was not worried about missiles being tested by North Korea calling them very standard shortrange devices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-trump/trump-says-he-is-not-worried-about-short-range-missiles-fired-by-north-korea-idUSKCN1UR5PC2019-08-02
SEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt NegativeSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
North Koreas tests of shortrange missiles on Wednesday and last week came despite a meeting between Kim and Trump on June 30 at which they agreed to revive stalled talks NegativeSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
South Koreas intelligence agency told lawmakers more North Korean missile tests are possible in August the Yonhap news agency reported NegativeSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
The South Korean military also said a North Korean soldier had crossed the heavily armed demilitarized zone between the two Koreas on Wednesday and asked to defect to the South NegativeSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho canceled a planned visit to the ASEAN forum but Pompeo said the Americans were still open to a meeting NeutralSEOUL North Koreas latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump a senior U.S. official said on Thursday but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-officials-hold-out-for-talks-after-latest-north-korean-missile-tests-idUSKCN1UQ2RE2019-08-01
WASHINGTON The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea a senior U.S. defense official said on Wednesday despite a series of North Korean missile launches intended to pressure Seoul and Washington to stop joint exercises NegativeWASHINGTON The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea a senior U.S. defense official said on Wednesday despite a series of North Korean missile launches intended to pressure Seoul and Washington to stop joint exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-southkorea/no-plan-to-change-south-korea-u-s-military-exercise-u-s-official-says-idUSKCN1UQ2RA2019-08-01
North Korean State news agency KCNA repeated calls for the United States and South Korea to end their joint drills but did not mention the missile launches PositiveWASHINGTON The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea a senior U.S. defense official said on Wednesday despite a series of North Korean missile launches intended to pressure Seoul and Washington to stop joint exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-southkorea/no-plan-to-change-south-korea-u-s-military-exercise-u-s-official-says-idUSKCN1UQ2RA2019-08-01
It is chiefly aimed at countering North Koreas nuclear and missile threats NegativeBANGKOK South Korea warned on Thursday that security cooperation with Japan might be hurt if it removes South Korea from its list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions after talks failed to narrow their differences http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-japan/south-korea-warns-removing-japans-white-list-would-affect-security-cooperation-minister-idUSKCN1UR39K2019-08-01
SEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
Kang urged North Korea to halt the missile launches NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
Trump and Pompeo both played down last weeks launches and Pompeo has continued to express hope for a diplomatic way forward with North Korea PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan would still seek a summit with North Korea without conditions despite the latest launch PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
I do think there is a high risk that talks will end altogether if Washington and Seoul continue to ignore North Koreas concern with the he said NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho canceled a planned visit to the ASEAN forum in Bangkok but Pompeo said the Americans were still open to a meeting NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
Harry Kazianis of Washingtons Center for the National Interest think tank said the latest launches were a clear attempt by North Korea to put pressure on Washington NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles early on Wednesday the South Korean military said only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-for-the-second-time-in-a-week-idUSKCN1UP2FP2019-07-31
TOKYO Japan would continue to seek a summit with North Korea without conditions despite the latest missile launch by Pyongyang Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday PositiveTOKYO Japan would continue to seek a summit with North Korea without conditions despite the latest missile launch by Pyongyang Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-northkorea-suga/tokyo-still-seeks-japan-north-korea-summit-without-conditions-suga-idUSKCN1UQ07S2019-07-31
TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that there was no impact on Japans security following North Koreas latest launch of shortrange ballistic missiles on Wednesday and that Japan was working with its allies over the situation in the region NeutralTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that there was no impact on Japans security following North Koreas latest launch of shortrange ballistic missiles on Wednesday and that Japan was working with its allies over the situation in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-abe/japans-pm-says-working-with-allies-after-north-korea-missile-launch-idUSKCN1UQ04K2019-07-31
TOKYO The Japanese Ministry of Defence said no ballistic missiles had reached Japans territory or its exclusive economic zone after North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles on Wednesday NeutralTOKYO The Japanese Ministry of Defence said no ballistic missiles had reached Japans territory or its exclusive economic zone after North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-japan/japan-says-north-korean-launch-didnt-reach-its-territory-or-eez-idUSKCN1UP2NI2019-07-31
SEOUL The unidentified projectiles launched by North Korea early on Wednesday were ballistic missiles that flew about 250 km South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said NeutralSEOUL The unidentified projectiles launched by North Korea early on Wednesday were ballistic missiles that flew about 250 km South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-range/north-korean-projectiles-were-ballistic-missiles-flew-about-250-km-south-korea-idUSKCN1UQ0052019-07-31
Japans defense minister said any ballistic missile launch by North Korea would violate United Nations resolutions Japans Kyodo news agency reported NegativeSEOUL The unidentified projectiles launched by North Korea early on Wednesday were ballistic missiles that flew about 250 km South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-range/north-korean-projectiles-were-ballistic-missiles-flew-about-250-km-south-korea-idUSKCN1UQ0052019-07-31
In January Coats told Congress North Korea was unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons contradicting a statement by Trump that Pyongyang no longer posed a threat PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing to replace Dan Coats as the U.S. spy chief http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-coats/ratcliffe-tapped-to-replace-coats-as-u-s-spy-chief-idUSKCN1UN0QQ2019-07-29
SEOUL North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat held after being accused of violating entry regulations the Russian embassy in North Korea said on Sunday in an incident that prompted a Russian warning of a freezing of talks on fisheries cooperation PositiveSEOUL North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat held after being accused of violating entry regulations the Russian embassy in North Korea said on Sunday in an incident that prompted a Russian warning of a freezing of talks on fisheries cooperation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-releases-detained-russian-fishing-boat-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UN0382019-07-28
South Koreas Unification Ministry which handles relations with North Korea confirmed the release of the boat and the two South Koreans PositiveSEOUL North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat held after being accused of violating entry regulations the Russian embassy in North Korea said on Sunday in an incident that prompted a Russian warning of a freezing of talks on fisheries cooperation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-releases-detained-russian-fishing-boat-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UN0382019-07-28
Pompeo said on Thursday fresh talks were still possible with North Korea and he anticipated they would take place in a couple of weeks PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday played down North Koreas latest launch of shortrange ballistic missiles calling them very a response some analysts said exposed flaws in his approach to Pyongyang and ignored the threat posed to allies Japan and South Korea as well as the U.S. troops they host http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-trump/flaws-seen-in-trumps-calm-response-to-north-korean-missile-launches-idUSKCN1UL2M02019-07-28
Trump hinted at some impatience in an interview with Fox News on Thursday I think with North Korea weve been doing very well PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday played down North Koreas latest launch of shortrange ballistic missiles calling them very a response some analysts said exposed flaws in his approach to Pyongyang and ignored the threat posed to allies Japan and South Korea as well as the U.S. troops they host http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-trump/flaws-seen-in-trumps-calm-response-to-north-korean-missile-launches-idUSKCN1UL2M02019-07-28
SEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message analysts said was also aimed at the United States NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-27
While Fridays message was clearly directed at Seoul it also sends signals to Washington said Jenny Town managing editor at 38 North a project that studies North Korea PositiveSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-27
Ballistic missile tests by North Korea are banned by U.N. Security Council resolutions that Pyongyang rejects as infringing on its right to selfdefense NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-27
Kim may be impatient with what he sees as South Korea overpromising and underdelivering said Jenny Town a managing editor at 38 North a U.S.based project that studies North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the Souths role in mediating a nuclear deal between the North and the United States analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-analys/fire-and-fury-with-missile-launch-north-korea-shows-ire-at-neighbor-idUSKCN1UL0ZL2019-07-27
The North Koreans have made several statements challenging Moon to move forward but obviously the situation has left Seoul unable to do she said NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the Souths role in mediating a nuclear deal between the North and the United States analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-analys/fire-and-fury-with-missile-launch-north-korea-shows-ire-at-neighbor-idUSKCN1UL0ZL2019-07-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was not upset by North Koreas launching of shortrange ballistic missiles earlier this week PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was not upset by North Koreas launching of shortrange ballistic missiles earlier this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-trump/trump-says-not-upset-by-north-korean-launch-of-short-range-missiles-idUSKCN1UL2M02019-07-27
SEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-26
On some level this is like North Koreas version of maximum pressure on South Korea and the United States NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-says-missile-test-a-warning-to-south-korean-warmongers-idUSKCN1UK34H2019-07-26
Also this week North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a new submarine that he said would soon be operational in the East Sea of NegativeSEOUL The wedge of sea between Japan Russia and the Korean peninsula became a new flashpoint this week with a regional airspace dispute a seized fishing boat and missile tests by North Korea aggravating longstanding tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-explainer/explainer-competing-claims-make-northeast-asian-sea-a-flashpoint-idUSKCN1UK0NO2019-07-26
SEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-projectile/north-korea-test-fires-short-range-missiles-casts-doubt-on-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UJ3022019-07-25
A U.S. official who declined to be identified said according to initial information at least one shortrange projectile was fired from North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-projectile/north-korea-test-fires-short-range-missiles-casts-doubt-on-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UJ3022019-07-25
North Korea is clearly upset that the U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint military said Harry Kazianis of Washingtons Center for the National Interest NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-projectile/north-korea-test-fires-short-range-missiles-casts-doubt-on-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UJ3022019-07-25
On Monday Trump stressed North Koreas freeze in testing of nuclear weapons and longrange missiles which has been in place since 2017 and positive recent exchanges PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-projectile/north-korea-test-fires-short-range-missiles-casts-doubt-on-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UJ3022019-07-25
We had very positive correspondence with North Korea PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Thursday from its east coast a South Korean official said its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-projectile/north-korea-test-fires-short-range-missiles-casts-doubt-on-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UJ3022019-07-25
Russia on Wednesday accused North Korea of illegally detaining one of its fishing vessels and said it would freeze talks with Pyongyang on fisheries cooperation until the issue was resolved the RIA news agency reported NegativeRussia on Wednesday accused North Korea of illegally detaining one of its fishing vessels and said it would freeze talks with Pyongyang on fisheries cooperation until the issue was resolved the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/russia-accuses-n-korea-of-detaining-fishing-boat-and-crew-ria-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-25
According to the embassy North Koreas Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the crew was detained for violating rules of entry into North Korea NegativeRussia on Wednesday accused North Korea of illegally detaining one of its fishing vessels and said it would freeze talks with Pyongyang on fisheries cooperation until the issue was resolved the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/russia-accuses-n-korea-of-detaining-fishing-boat-and-crew-ria-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-25
But RIA cited Russias fisheries agency Rosrybolovstvo as saying shipping data showed North Koreas actions had been illegal and the fishing boat had not entered its waters NegativeRussia on Wednesday accused North Korea of illegally detaining one of its fishing vessels and said it would freeze talks with Pyongyang on fisheries cooperation until the issue was resolved the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/russia-accuses-n-korea-of-detaining-fishing-boat-and-crew-ria-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-25
The Russian embassy said it was in constant contact with the North Korean government and taking all necessary measures to resolve the situation PositiveRussia on Wednesday accused North Korea of illegally detaining one of its fishing vessels and said it would freeze talks with Pyongyang on fisheries cooperation until the issue was resolved the RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/russia-accuses-n-korea-of-detaining-fishing-boat-and-crew-ria-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-25
The two U.S. allies are mired in a deepening political and trade dispute which fanned concerns that it might undercut threeway security cooperation to fend off North Koreas nuclear threats NegativeRussias embassy in Seoul on Wednesday said that Moscow had not apologized for an alleged airspace violation the previous day after South Korea said that a Russian attache had expressed deep and blamed malfunctioning equipment http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-malfunctio/russia-south-korea-trade-conflicting-claims-over-alleged-airspace-intrusion-idUSKCN1UJ08W2019-07-25
BEIJING China said on Wednesday it opposes the longarm jurisdiction of the United States following the indictment of a Chinese firm by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges related to sanctions against North Korea NegativeBEIJING China said on Wednesday it opposes the longarm jurisdiction of the United States following the indictment of a Chinese firm by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges related to sanctions against North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-northkorea-china/china-says-opposes-u-s-long-arm-jurisdiction-following-chinese-firms-indictment-idUSKCN1UJ0R42019-07-25
TOKYO Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said North Koreas launch of a pair of projectiles on Thursday was very Jiji news agency reported NegativeTOKYO Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said North Koreas launch of a pair of projectiles on Thursday was very Jiji news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-projectile-japan-iwaya/japan-defense-minister-calls-north-korean-projectile-launch-very-regrettable-jiji-idUSKCN1UJ3AD2019-07-25
TOKYO The two projectiles launched by North Korea early on Thursday were shortrange ballistic missiles a Kyodo report citing a Japanese government source said NegativeTOKYO The two projectiles launched by North Korea early on Thursday were shortrange ballistic missiles a Kyodo report citing a Japanese government source said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-projectile-japan/japan-says-north-korea-launched-short-range-ballistic-missiles-kyodo-idUSKCN1UJ3872019-07-25
For years the United States counted on a united stand with Japan and South Korea to stand up to what all three have seen as North Korean aggression NegativeSEOUL South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions saying it would undermine their decadesold economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-protests-japans-grave-plan-to-drop-it-from-smooth-trade-list-idUSKCN1UJ04F2019-07-25
Over the past year U.S. President Donald Trump has sought to resolve the North Korea dispute with a personal approach to its leader Kim Jong Un NegativeSEOUL South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions saying it would undermine their decadesold economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-protests-japans-grave-plan-to-drop-it-from-smooth-trade-list-idUSKCN1UJ04F2019-07-25
A Chinese company its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday NegativeA Chinese company its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-crime-northkorea-charges/chinese-company-owner-indicted-in-u-s-on-north-korea-sanctions-charges-idUSKCN1UI2CM2019-07-24
Dandong Hongxiang an industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler was accused of enabling the illegal sale of goods to North Korea from December 2009 to September 2015 NegativeA Chinese company its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-crime-northkorea-charges/chinese-company-owner-indicted-in-u-s-on-north-korea-sanctions-charges-idUSKCN1UI2CM2019-07-24
SEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
According to the embassy North Koreas Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the crew was detained for violating the rules of entry and stay in the territory of NegativeSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
The Russian embassy said it was in constant with the North Korean government and taking all necessary measures to resolve the situation PositiveSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
Russia has maintained relatively close ties with North Korea and has continued to be a regular trade partner NeutralSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
South Korea has sought to ease tensions with its northern neighbor but South Koreans are still banned by their government from going to North Korea without Seouls permission NegativeSEOUL North Korea is holding 15 Russian and two South Korean crew of a fishing vessel for violating entry regulations the Russian Embassy in North Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-ship/north-korea-detains-crew-of-russian-fishing-vessel-russian-embassy-idUSKCN1UJ0H42019-07-24
SEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-usa-bolton/u-s-security-adviser-bolton-meets-south-korean-officials-seeks-stronger-ties-idUSKCN1UJ08I2019-07-24
The development could complicate relations and raise tension in a region that has for years been overshadowed by hostility between the United States and North Korea NegativeSEOUL U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Koreas trade spat with Japan stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-usa-bolton/u-s-security-adviser-bolton-meets-south-korean-officials-seeks-stronger-ties-idUSKCN1UJ08I2019-07-24
North Korea has a large submarine fleet but only one known experimental submarine capable of carrying a ballistic missile NeutralSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large newly built submarine state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday potentially signaling continued development of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-submarine/north-koreas-kim-inspects-new-submarine-signals-possible-ballistic-missile-development-idUSKCN1UH2LK2019-07-23
During the submarine inspection Kim was accompanied by Kim Jong Sik an official who played a major role in North Koreas missile program NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large newly built submarine state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday potentially signaling continued development of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-submarine/north-koreas-kim-inspects-new-submarine-signals-possible-ballistic-missile-development-idUSKCN1UH2LK2019-07-23
This to my eye is the submarine that the U.S. intelligence community has been calling the SinpoC a successor to North Koreas only known ballistic missile Panda said NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large newly built submarine state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday potentially signaling continued development of a submarinelaunched ballistic missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-submarine/north-koreas-kim-inspects-new-submarine-signals-possible-ballistic-missile-development-idUSKCN1UH2LK2019-07-23
However the Washington Post reported on Monday that Huawei secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless network NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump agreed at a meeting with the heads of top technology companies like Google on Monday to make decisions on requests by U.S. companies to sell to blacklisted Huawei Technologies Co Ltd the White House said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa/trump-agrees-to-prompt-responses-to-license-requests-for-huawei-sales-idUSKCN1UH1Y42019-07-23
Japan has instead cited inadequate of sensitive items exported to South Korea with Japanese media saying some items ended up in North Korea NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
South Korea denied that and responded by suggesting Japan had been lax in abiding by international sanctions against North Korea NegativeJapans foreign minister publicly admonished South Koreas ambassador on Friday in a worsening dispute over compensation for Korean forced laborers that has spilled over into their trade in hightech materials used to make memory chips and screens http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japanese-minister-admonishes-south-koreas-envoy-as-dispute-escalates-idUSKCN1UD38R2019-07-20
The bilateral General Security of Military Information Agreement is automatically renewed every year and is primarily aimed at countering nuclear and missile threats from North Korea NegativeSEOUL South Koreas President Moon Jaein and leaders of the countrys major political parties vowed on Thursday to work together to resolve a worsening political and economic dispute with Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/south-korean-political-leaders-vow-to-work-together-to-resolve-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1UD1HK2019-07-19
SEOUL Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-aid/malnutrition-disease-rising-in-north-korea-aid-organization-idUSKCN1UD0P42019-07-19
We are already seeing the impacts of this drought on vulnerable Mohamed Babiker head of the IFRCs office in North Korea said in a statement NegativeSEOUL Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-aid/malnutrition-disease-rising-in-north-korea-aid-organization-idUSKCN1UD0P42019-07-19
North Korea increased imports of fertilizer and food products last year according to trade data compiled by the United Nations PositiveSEOUL Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-aid/malnutrition-disease-rising-in-north-korea-aid-organization-idUSKCN1UD0P42019-07-19
North Korea is expected to exhaust its crop reserves earlier than usual this Lee told reporters NegativeSEOUL Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-aid/malnutrition-disease-rising-in-north-korea-aid-organization-idUSKCN1UD0P42019-07-19
Sporadic famines are common in North Korea according to experts based in South Korea but in the 1990s a nationwide famine killed as many as one million people NegativeSEOUL Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-aid/malnutrition-disease-rising-in-north-korea-aid-organization-idUSKCN1UD0P42019-07-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China Turkey North Korea Iran and Myanmar PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China Turkey North Korea Iran and Myanmar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trump-religion/trump-meets-chinese-uighur-other-religious-persecution-victims-at-white-house-idUSKCN1UC2LA2019-07-18
Instead Japan has cited inadequate of sensitive items exported to South Korea with Japanese media reporting some items ended up in North Korea NegativeSEOUL The United States will do what it can to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/u-s-to-support-efforts-by-south-korea-japan-to-end-worsening-dispute-idUSKCN1UB2WC2019-07-18
The dispute could have implications for North Korea policy a key agenda item for Stilwell who arrived on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL The United States will do what it can to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/u-s-to-support-efforts-by-south-korea-japan-to-end-worsening-dispute-idUSKCN1UB2WC2019-07-18
The Japanese government has distanced itself from Japanese media reports that South Korea violated international sanctions by exporting banned goods to North Korea saying it had said no such thing NegativeSEOUL The United States will do what it can to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/u-s-to-support-efforts-by-south-korea-japan-to-end-worsening-dispute-idUSKCN1UB2WC2019-07-18
Nevertheless on Tuesday a South Korean intelligence official fired back telling lawmakers that Japan had been lukewarm and in enforcing U.N. sanctions on North Korea NegativeSEOUL The United States will do what it can to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/u-s-to-support-efforts-by-south-korea-japan-to-end-worsening-dispute-idUSKCN1UB2WC2019-07-18
Relations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japans commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity NegativeRelations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japans commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-accuses-japan-of-lukewarm-stand-on-north-korea-sanctions-idUSKCN1UB03S2019-07-17
The United States has for years sought a united stand with South Korea and Japan on standing up to what all three have long seen as North Korean aggression NegativeRelations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japans commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-accuses-japan-of-lukewarm-stand-on-north-korea-sanctions-idUSKCN1UB03S2019-07-17
Instead Japan has cited inadequate of sensitive items exported to South Korea with Japanese media reporting that quantities of one of the materials had been shipped to North Korea NegativeSEOUL South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers will seek a court order to forcibly liquidate Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-mhi/south-korean-forced-labor-victims-to-seek-japans-mitsubishi-asset-sale-idUSKCN1UB0HO2019-07-17
The Japanese government has said it had not said any materials were going to North Korea NeutralSEOUL South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers will seek a court order to forcibly liquidate Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-mhi/south-korean-forced-labor-victims-to-seek-japans-mitsubishi-asset-sale-idUSKCN1UB0HO2019-07-17
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeThe United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-drills/north-korea-says-nuclear-talks-at-risk-if-u-s-south-korea-exercises-go-ahead-idUSKCN1UB0RT2019-07-17
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
However Pompeo The presidents mission hasnt to fully and finally denuclearize North Korea in a way that we can verify PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
South Korean officials have expressed uncertainty that the talks between the United States and North Korea can take place this month NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
North Korea has frozen missile and nuclear bomb testing since 2017 but U.S. officials believe Pyongyang has continued to expand its arsenal by producing bomb fuel and missiles NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
The State Department said last week it would hope to see a complete freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear program PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
The presidents mission hasnt to fully and finally denuclearize North Korea in a way that we can verify PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
China signed up for U.N. sanctions after North Korea performed repeated nuclear and missile tests but has suggested they could be reduced as a reward for good behavior PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could be a little more as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyangs nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-be-more-creative-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1UA2KZ2019-07-16
Iranian diplomats like the envoys of North Korea Syria and Cuba are already confined to a radius of 25 miles from Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan NeutralUNITED NATIONS The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to New York this week U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-zarif/u-n-concerned-by-u-s-curbs-on-iranian-foreign-minister-while-in-new-york-idUSKCN1UA29P2019-07-16
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday Japans reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a grave amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday Japans reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a grave amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/south-korea-calls-japan-reports-of-north-korea-sanctions-breach-grave-challenge-idUSKCN1UA0K82019-07-16
North Korea was slapped with sanctions for its missile and nuclear weapons programs which it pursued for years in defiance of U.S. Security Council resolutions NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday Japans reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a grave amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/south-korea-calls-japan-reports-of-north-korea-sanctions-breach-grave-challenge-idUSKCN1UA0K82019-07-16
There are concerns that the row could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays while undercutting crucial collaboration on fending off North Koreas nuclear and missile programs NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday Japans reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a grave amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-moon/south-korea-calls-japan-reports-of-north-korea-sanctions-breach-grave-challenge-idUSKCN1UA0K82019-07-16
South Koreas industry ministry said on Wednesday it had found 156 cases of unauthorized exports of strategic goods as of March since 2015 but none involved North Korea NegativeJapan and South Korea failed to mend a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays after officials met in Tokyo on Friday for a more than fivehour briefing that drew media attention for its frosty start http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/japan-south-korea-fail-to-mend-dispute-with-frosty-meeting-idUSKCN1U70P22019-07-15
WASHINGTON The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization the State Department said on Tuesday ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month PositiveWASHINGTON The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization the State Department said on Tuesday ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-wants-north-korea-freeze-as-beginning-not-end-of-denuclearization-idUSKCN1U42LY2019-07-10
She said the U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun would meet his South Korean counterpart during a visit to Europe this week to discuss ways to achieve this PositiveWASHINGTON The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization the State Department said on Tuesday ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-wants-north-korea-freeze-as-beginning-not-end-of-denuclearization-idUSKCN1U42LY2019-07-10
Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea NegativeJapan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-seko/japan-south-korea-raise-stakes-in-dispute-over-forced-labor-idUSKCN1U40332019-07-10
It quoted an unidentified senior member of Abes Liberal Democratic Party as saying some hydrogen fluoride exported to South Korea had ultimately been shipped to North Korea PositiveJapan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-seko/japan-south-korea-raise-stakes-in-dispute-over-forced-labor-idUSKCN1U40332019-07-10
GENEVA Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and smartphones erupted over forced labor in World War Two and banned trade with North Korea NegativeGENEVA Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and smartphones erupted over forced labor in World War Two and banned trade with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers-wto/japan-denies-imposing-south-korean-trade-embargo-at-wto-idUSKCN1U424N2019-07-10
SEOUL South Korea on Tuesday denied accusations in Japanese media that it had transported Japanese hightech material to North Korea calling for an immediate halt to such comments NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday denied accusations in Japanese media that it had transported Japanese hightech material to North Korea calling for an immediate halt to such comments http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers-northkorea/south-korea-rejects-japan-media-reports-on-transfer-of-material-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1U40PP2019-07-10
SEOUL North Koreas state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days detention had committed spying through his work with foreign media NegativeSEOUL North Koreas state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days detention had committed spying through his work with foreign media http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-australia-northkorea-student-kcna/north-korea-says-freed-australian-student-had-been-spying-kcna-idUSKCN1U108M2019-07-07
It added that he was expelled from North Korea on Thursday NegativeSEOUL North Koreas state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days detention had committed spying through his work with foreign media http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-australia-northkorea-student-kcna/north-korea-says-freed-australian-student-had-been-spying-kcna-idUSKCN1U108M2019-07-07
BEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats PositiveBEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-briefed-by-u-s-on-latest-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1U02EV2019-07-06
Luo told Biegun the recent positive on the North Korean issue by all parties had important meaning for the peace talks process the ministry said PositiveBEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-briefed-by-u-s-on-latest-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1U02EV2019-07-06
Luo was also involved in a briefing to Chinese reporters on Xis visit to North Korea before Xi went according to state media PositiveBEIJING China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a call between two senior diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-briefed-by-u-s-on-latest-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1U02EV2019-07-06
An Australian student released after being mysteriously detained in North Korea said he was safe and well in Tokyo on Friday and intends returning to normal life without commenting on what happened to him in Pyongyang PositiveAn Australian student released after being mysteriously detained in North Korea said he was safe and well in Tokyo on Friday and intends returning to normal life without commenting on what happened to him in Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australian-student-very-happy-in-tokyo-after-north-korea-detention-idUSKCN1TZ2682019-07-05
Swedish authorities played a crucial role because Australia has no diplomatic presence in North Korea and relies on other countries to act on its behalf NeutralAn Australian student released after being mysteriously detained in North Korea said he was safe and well in Tokyo on Friday and intends returning to normal life without commenting on what happened to him in Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australian-student-very-happy-in-tokyo-after-north-korea-detention-idUSKCN1TZ2682019-07-05
A senior Australian minister meanwhile warned him to steer clear of North Korea in future NegativeAn Australian student released after being mysteriously detained in North Korea said he was safe and well in Tokyo on Friday and intends returning to normal life without commenting on what happened to him in Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australian-student-very-happy-in-tokyo-after-north-korea-detention-idUSKCN1TZ2682019-07-05
SEOUL South Korea has released two ships it had seized on suspicion of transferring oil to North Korea as there was no deliberate breach of U.N. sanctions Seouls foreign ministry said on Tuesday NeutralSEOUL South Korea has released two ships it had seized on suspicion of transferring oil to North Korea as there was no deliberate breach of U.N. sanctions Seouls foreign ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-releases-two-ships-as-oil-transfers-to-north-not-deliberate-sanctions-breach-idUSKCN1TX0WR2019-07-03
South Korea seized four vessels to check whether they violated U.N. sanctions by making illegal shiptoship transfers of oil or coal products to North Korean ships NegativeSEOUL South Korea has released two ships it had seized on suspicion of transferring oil to North Korea as there was no deliberate breach of U.N. sanctions Seouls foreign ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-releases-two-ships-as-oil-transfers-to-north-not-deliberate-sanctions-breach-idUSKCN1TX0WR2019-07-03
The United Nations last year blacklisted KOTI Corp which operates the namesake ship as part of efforts to curb North Koreas nuclear and missile programs by squeezing essential fuel supplies NegativeSEOUL South Korea has released two ships it had seized on suspicion of transferring oil to North Korea as there was no deliberate breach of U.N. sanctions Seouls foreign ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-releases-two-ships-as-oil-transfers-to-north-not-deliberate-sanctions-breach-idUSKCN1TX0WR2019-07-03
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula North Korean state media said on Monday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula North Korean state media said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-upbeat-on-trump-kim-surprise-meeting-as-a-chance-to-push-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1TV0Y22019-07-01
TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan supported the United States and North Koreas and wished for the latest talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to result in positive developments Japanese media reported PositiveTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan supported the United States and North Koreas and wished for the latest talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to result in positive developments Japanese media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japan-supports-u-s-north-korea-process-hopes-latest-talks-lead-to-progress-abe-idUSKCN1TW1572019-07-01
South Korea U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks NeutralSouth Korea U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/after-surprise-trump-kim-meeting-u-s-and-north-korea-to-reopen-talks-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-07-01
He said both sides would set up teams to push forward stalled talks aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons adding speed is not the thing NegativeSouth Korea U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/after-surprise-trump-kim-meeting-u-s-and-north-korea-to-reopen-talks-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-07-01
But there has been little sign that North Korea and the United States are any closer to narrowing differences on the nuclear issue NegativeSouth Korea U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/after-surprise-trump-kim-meeting-u-s-and-north-korea-to-reopen-talks-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-07-01
The DMZ was set up after the 195053 Korean War ended in an armistice not a truce leaving North Korea and the United States still technically at war NegativeSouth Korea U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/after-surprise-trump-kim-meeting-u-s-and-north-korea-to-reopen-talks-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-07-01
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea-pope/pope-praises-trump-kim-meeting-as-significant-gesture-raises-hopes-for-peace-idUSKCN1TV0EB2019-07-01
When he met the pope last year South Korean President Moon Jaein who is Catholic relayed a verbal invitation from Kim to Francis for the pontiff to visit North Korea PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea-pope/pope-praises-trump-kim-meeting-as-significant-gesture-raises-hopes-for-peace-idUSKCN1TV0EB2019-07-01
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-on-dmz-between-the-two-koreas-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-06-30
Trump speaking at a news conference in Japan on Saturday said he would be very stepping across the border into North Korea as Moon did briefly last year PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday Trump and South Korean President Moon Jaein said raising hopes for a revival of stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-on-dmz-between-the-two-koreas-idUSKCN1TV00R2019-06-30
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Sunday hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Sunday hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/trump-to-make-first-visit-to-dmz-in-hope-of-meeting-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN1TU10D2019-06-30
While there if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this I would meet him at the just to shake his hand and say Trump wrote PositiveSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Sunday hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/trump-to-make-first-visit-to-dmz-in-hope-of-meeting-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN1TU10D2019-06-30
SYDNEY The Facebook page of an Australian man missing in North Korea reappeared then disappeared again on Saturday hours before Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is still trying to find out what has happened to him NegativeSYDNEY The Facebook page of an Australian man missing in North Korea reappeared then disappeared again on Saturday hours before Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is still trying to find out what has happened to him http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/facebook-page-of-australian-missing-in-north-korea-mysteriously-reappears-idUSKCN1TU1162019-06-30
American student Otto Warmbier died in 2017 after being detained in North Korea for stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel room NegativeSYDNEY The Facebook page of an Australian man missing in North Korea reappeared then disappeared again on Saturday hours before Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is still trying to find out what has happened to him http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/facebook-page-of-australian-missing-in-north-korea-mysteriously-reappears-idUSKCN1TU1162019-06-30
Trump has sought to turn the page and work with Putin on issues such as reining in North Koreas nuclear ambitions PositiveOSAKA President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaigns contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-g20-summit-trump-putin/trump-with-a-wag-asks-putin-not-to-meddle-in-u-s-elections-idUSKCN1TT0NL2019-06-29
Washington could also deepen a crackdown on Chinese companies that fund or supply North Koreas nuclear programs NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will seek to revive talks to end a trade war when they meet on Saturday on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-levers-explainer/explainer-u-s-china-trade-war-the-levers-each-country-can-pull-idUSKCN1TT2Q12019-06-29
The Senate NDAA also contains an amendment to strengthen sanctions against North Korea imposing secondary sanctions on financial institutions that do business with Pyongyang in violation of existing sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a billion defense policy bill with provisions that target China on issues from technology transfers to the sale of synthetic opioids pushing to counter growing Chinese influence around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-spending/senate-backs-massive-defense-bill-targets-china-sets-iran-vote-idUSKCN1TS3CC2019-06-28
SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days NegativeSYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australia-says-no-word-yet-on-student-reported-detained-in-north-korea-idUSKCN1TS3G92019-06-28
The family of Alek Sigley said on Thursday they had not heard from the 29yearold university student in Pyongyang the North Korean capital since Tuesday NegativeSYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australia-says-no-word-yet-on-student-reported-detained-in-north-korea-idUSKCN1TS3G92019-06-28
Australias foreign affairs department said on Thursday it was seeking urgent clarification about reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea NegativeSYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australia-says-no-word-yet-on-student-reported-detained-in-north-korea-idUSKCN1TS3G92019-06-28
Sigley has written several articles for international media organizations about his time in North Korea which he describes in positive language PositiveSYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-northkorea-student/australia-says-no-word-yet-on-student-reported-detained-in-north-korea-idUSKCN1TS3G92019-06-28
SYDNEY June 28 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days NegativeSYDNEY June 28 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/australia-northkorea-student/australia-says-no-progress-in-finding-student-feared-detained-in-n-korea-idUSL4N23Y56P2019-06-28
SEOUL InterKorea commercial projects that can channel millions of dollars a year to Pyongyang may be used as leverage to boost talks on ending poor and isolated North Koreas nuclear program the Souths point man on the North said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL InterKorea commercial projects that can channel millions of dollars a year to Pyongyang may be used as leverage to boost talks on ending poor and isolated North Koreas nuclear program the Souths point man on the North said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/multi-million-dollar-projects-can-boost-north-korea-u-s-nuclear-talks-south-korea-minister-idUSKCN1TS09T2019-06-27
One of the lessons the Hanoi is that there should not be a second failure in the U.S. and North Korea Kim Yeonchul said PositiveSEOUL InterKorea commercial projects that can channel millions of dollars a year to Pyongyang may be used as leverage to boost talks on ending poor and isolated North Koreas nuclear program the Souths point man on the North said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/multi-million-dollar-projects-can-boost-north-korea-u-s-nuclear-talks-south-korea-minister-idUSKCN1TS09T2019-06-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia for the G20 summit this weekend NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia for the G20 summit this weekend http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump-kim/trump-says-he-will-not-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-during-g20-trip-idUSKCN1TR2SR2019-06-27
Earlier on Wednesday South Korean President Moon Jaein said the United States was involved in behindthescenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed workinglevel negotiations PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia for the G20 summit this weekend http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump-kim/trump-says-he-will-not-meet-with-north-koreas-kim-during-g20-trip-idUSKCN1TR2SR2019-06-27
Isolated North Korea and the wealthy democratic South are still technically at war after the 195053 Korean War ended in an armistice not a peace treaty NegativeTAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE South Korea South Korean mobile carrier KT Corp said on Thursday it launched 5G services in one of the worlds most heavily armed border zones separating the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-kt-dmz-5g/south-koreans-get-5g-service-in-scariest-place-on-north-korea-border-idUSKCN1TS0GF2019-06-27
SEOUL The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year a spokesman for Pyongyangs foreign ministry said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year a spokesman for Pyongyangs foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/north-korea-says-u-s-extension-of-sanctions-a-hostile-act-kcna-idUSKCN1TR07G2019-06-26
But a second summit in Vietnam in February collapsed as both sides failed to bridge differences between U.S. calls for denuclearisation and North Korean demands for sanctions relief NegativeSEOUL The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year a spokesman for Pyongyangs foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/north-korea-says-u-s-extension-of-sanctions-a-hostile-act-kcna-idUSKCN1TR07G2019-06-26
Since then North Korea has complained of U.S. sanctions and demanded Pompeo be replaced by someone more while lauding the rapport Kim built with Trump NegativeSEOUL The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year a spokesman for Pyongyangs foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/north-korea-says-u-s-extension-of-sanctions-a-hostile-act-kcna-idUSKCN1TR07G2019-06-26
The North Korean spokesman warned it would be difficult to achieve denuclearisation as long as U.S. politics are dominated by policymakers who have an inveterate towards North Korea NegativeSEOUL The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year a spokesman for Pyongyangs foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/north-korea-says-u-s-extension-of-sanctions-a-hostile-act-kcna-idUSKCN1TR07G2019-06-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea-intelligence/north-koreas-kim-not-ready-to-denuclearize-u-s-intelligence-agency-chief-idUSKCN1TP2PA2019-06-25
Trump will visit South Korea this weekend after an exchange of letters with Kim boosted hopes for a resumption of talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea-intelligence/north-koreas-kim-not-ready-to-denuclearize-u-s-intelligence-agency-chief-idUSKCN1TP2PA2019-06-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea/pompeo-says-hopes-trump-letter-to-north-korean-leader-can-restart-talks-idUSKCN1TO0HE2019-06-25
Earlier North Koreas staterun news agency KCNA said Kim had described the letter as being of excellent but did not disclose any details about Trumps message PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea/pompeo-says-hopes-trump-letter-to-north-korean-leader-can-restart-talks-idUSKCN1TO0HE2019-06-25
U.S.North Korea talks stalled after a failed summit in February between Trump and the North Korean leader in Hanoi Vietnam NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea/pompeo-says-hopes-trump-letter-to-north-korean-leader-can-restart-talks-idUSKCN1TO0HE2019-06-25
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content staterun North Korean news agency KCNA said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content staterun North Korean news agency KCNA said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea/north-koreas-kim-says-will-consider-letter-received-from-trump-idUSKCN1TN0QQ2019-06-23
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinas President Xi Jinping reached a consensus on important and agreed to build on their countries friendly relations whatever the international North Korean state media reported PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinas President Xi Jinping reached a consensus on important and agreed to build on their countries friendly relations whatever the international North Korean state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china/kim-xi-agree-to-grow-ties-whatever-the-external-situation-north-korean-media-idUSKCN1TM2P22019-06-22
The international community hopes that North Korea and the United States can talk and for the talks to get Chinese state TV paraphrased Xi as telling Kim PositiveBEIJING China said on Thursday it hoped U.S. officials would bring a problemsolving attitude to renewed trade talks in advance of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping next week in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-u-s-to-resume-trade-talks-but-china-says-demands-must-be-met-idUSKCN1TL00T2019-06-21
SEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions PositiveSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
Concentric layers of U.S. and international financial prohibitions including concerns over money laundering and the integrity of North Koreas regulatory system would have to be peeled the report said NegativeSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
U.S. President Donald Trump has held out massive economic stimulus as an incentive for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons PositiveSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
North Korea has rejected the idea of trading its arsenal for money but leader Kim has embarked on a campaign to jumpstart the countrys economy NegativeSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
Even if sanctions are eventually eased North Koreas government still keeps a tight hold on much of the economy NegativeSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
Transparency International ranks North Korea as one of the most corrupt countries in the world and there are few signs that Kim is moving to substantively loosen Pyongyangs control NegativeSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
North Korea will require substantial and sustained amounts of external financing hence the need for it to establish they said in an email to Reuters NeutralSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
North Korea may be able to take some tips from Vietnam and Cuba as well as China and Russia PositiveSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
North Korea could in a hypothetical future in which sanctions are relaxed become a significant destination for foreign he told Reuters NegativeSEOUL A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Uns hopes that economic relief may be coming soon but a new report reveals North Koreas road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-northkorea-investment/north-korea-has-more-than-sanctions-to-overcome-for-foreign-investment-report-idUSKCN1TM0FY2019-06-21
WASHINGTON South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps visit to Seoul next week while the United States said its door remained wide for talks with Pyongyang PositiveWASHINGTON South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps visit to Seoul next week while the United States said its door remained wide for talks with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-summit-before-trump-seoul-visit-u-s-door-wide-open-idUSKCN1TK1XS2019-06-20
I urge North Korea to respond to President Moons outstanding invitation to hold an interKorea summit if possible before President Trump visits Korea next Lee said PositiveWASHINGTON South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps visit to Seoul next week while the United States said its door remained wide for talks with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-summit-before-trump-seoul-visit-u-s-door-wide-open-idUSKCN1TK1XS2019-06-20
Biegun said that while there had been no workinglevel talks with North Korea since Hanoi there had been numerous communications between our governments NegativeWASHINGTON South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps visit to Seoul next week while the United States said its door remained wide for talks with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-summit-before-trump-seoul-visit-u-s-door-wide-open-idUSKCN1TK1XS2019-06-20
Other nations like North Korea or even U.S. citizens could also adopt those tactics and seek to influence the election Schiff said PositiveDemocratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress about his Russia investigation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-congress-schiff/schiff-time-and-patience-are-running-out-for-mueller-testimony-idUSKCN1TK2A92019-06-20
WASHINGTON The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company linked to Pyongyangs primary foreign exchange bank the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company linked to Pyongyangs primary foreign exchange bank the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-russia/u-s-targets-russian-firm-for-allegedly-helping-north-korea-evade-sanctions-idUSKCN1TK2JC2019-06-20
The Trump administration is continuing its campaign to pressure North Korea amid efforts to reach a denuclearization deal including the imposition of financial sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company linked to Pyongyangs primary foreign exchange bank the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-russia/u-s-targets-russian-firm-for-allegedly-helping-north-korea-evade-sanctions-idUSKCN1TK2JC2019-06-20
UNITED NATIONS Russia and China on Tuesday delayed a U.S. request for a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea over accusations Pyongyang violated a U.N. cap diplomats said NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia and China on Tuesday delayed a U.S. request for a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea over accusations Pyongyang violated a U.N. cap diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/russia-china-delay-u-s-push-for-halt-to-north-korea-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TJ2OS2019-06-19
North Koreas U.N. mission has not responded to a request for comment on the accusations NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia and China on Tuesday delayed a U.S. request for a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea over accusations Pyongyang violated a U.N. cap diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/russia-china-delay-u-s-push-for-halt-to-north-korea-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TJ2OS2019-06-19
Washington wanted the 15member U.N. Security Council North Korea sanctions committee to issue a demand for an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia and China on Tuesday delayed a U.S. request for a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea over accusations Pyongyang violated a U.N. cap diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/russia-china-delay-u-s-push-for-halt-to-north-korea-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TJ2OS2019-06-19
North Korea is officially known as the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea NeutralUNITED NATIONS Russia and China on Tuesday delayed a U.S. request for a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea over accusations Pyongyang violated a U.N. cap diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/russia-china-delay-u-s-push-for-halt-to-north-korea-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TJ2OS2019-06-19
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-visit-north-korea-this-week-idUSKCN1TI18Z2019-06-18
The invitation was made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un state media in both countries said PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-visit-north-korea-this-week-idUSKCN1TI18Z2019-06-18
This year marks the 70th year since China and North Korea established diplomatic ties CCTV noted PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-visit-north-korea-this-week-idUSKCN1TI18Z2019-06-18
North Korea and U.Ssupported South Korea have been locked in an armed standoff since their 195053 war ended in a truce but not a peace treaty NegativeBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-visit-north-korea-this-week-idUSKCN1TI18Z2019-06-18
The last Chinese leader to visit North Korea was Hu Jintao in 2005 PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday state media in both countries reported on Monday making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-xi/chinas-president-xi-to-visit-north-korea-this-week-idUSKCN1TI18Z2019-06-18
SEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
At least 30 North Korean escapees have been rounded up in a string of raids across China since midApril according to family members and activist groups NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
The crackdown is said Y. H. Kim chairman of the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
Kim Jeongcheol already lost his brother trying to escape from North Korea and now fears his sister will meet a similar fate after she was caught by Chinese authorities NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
Calls to the North Korean embassy in Beijing were not answered NeutralSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
Activist groups and lawyers seeking to help the families say there is no sign China has deported the recently arrested North Koreans yet and their status is unknown NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
The Chinese Foreign Ministry which does not typically acknowledge arrests of individual North Korean escapees said it had no information about the raids or status of detainees PositiveSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
North Koreans who enter China illegally because of economic reasons are not refugees it added NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
On her death bed her mother wrote a message on her palm pleading for her remaining daughter to escape North Korea NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
Observers say the drop is partly because of increased security and crackdowns in both North Korea and China NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
North Koreans who enter China illegally face numerous threats including from the criminal networks they often have to turn to for help NegativeSEOUL A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22yearold son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-defectors/chinese-raids-hit-north-korean-defectors-underground-railroad-idUSKCN1TH0VJ2019-06-17
UNITED NATIONS The United States and dozens of allies have accused North Korea of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum mainly through illicit transfers between ships at sea according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United States and dozens of allies have accused North Korea of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum mainly through illicit transfers between ships at sea according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/u-s-allies-accuse-north-korea-of-violating-u-n-cap-on-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TD21C2019-06-13
The North Korean mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the U.S. accusation that Pyongyang has breached U.N. sanctions NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United States and dozens of allies have accused North Korea of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum mainly through illicit transfers between ships at sea according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/u-s-allies-accuse-north-korea-of-violating-u-n-cap-on-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TD21C2019-06-13
The United States and some two dozen countries asked the Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United States and dozens of allies have accused North Korea of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum mainly through illicit transfers between ships at sea according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/u-s-allies-accuse-north-korea-of-violating-u-n-cap-on-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TD21C2019-06-13
Reuters has also reported that Russian tankers had supplied fuel to North Korea by transferring cargoes at sea NeutralUNITED NATIONS The United States and dozens of allies have accused North Korea of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum mainly through illicit transfers between ships at sea according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-un/u-s-allies-accuse-north-korea-of-violating-u-n-cap-on-fuel-imports-idUSKCN1TD21C2019-06-13
SEOUL A year after the first U.S.North Korea summit most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks a poll shows NegativeSEOUL A year after the first U.S.North Korea summit most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks a poll shows http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-survey/a-year-after-singapore-little-change-seen-in-u-s-north-korea-ties-poll-idUSKCN1TC2VE2019-06-13
But negotiations aimed at ending North Koreas nuclear and missile programs have stalled since their second summit in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi broke down in February NegativeSEOUL A year after the first U.S.North Korea summit most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks a poll shows http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-survey/a-year-after-singapore-little-change-seen-in-u-s-north-korea-ties-poll-idUSKCN1TC2VE2019-06-13
More than half of those surveyed in the United States and Japan believed that sanctions should be employed alongside dialogue in dealing with North Korea NegativeSEOUL A year after the first U.S.North Korea summit most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks a poll shows http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-survey/a-year-after-singapore-little-change-seen-in-u-s-north-korea-ties-poll-idUSKCN1TC2VE2019-06-13
The Trump administration has led a maximum campaign against North Korea calling for a comprehensive roadmap to irreversibly dismantle its nuclear arsenal PositiveSEOUL A year after the first U.S.North Korea summit most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks a poll shows http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-usa-survey/a-year-after-singapore-little-change-seen-in-u-s-north-korea-ties-poll-idUSKCN1TC2VE2019-06-13
WASHINGTON Kim Jong Nam the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017 had been an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON Kim Jong Nam the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017 had been an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-cia/north-korean-leaders-slain-half-brother-was-a-cia-informant-wall-street-journal-idUSKCN1TB2OC2019-06-11
SEOUL North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw its hostile towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become a blank sheet of NegativeSEOUL North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw its hostile towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become a blank sheet of http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-urges-u-s-to-change-hostile-policy-on-eve-of-summit-anniversary-idUSKCN1TB2OZ2019-06-11
North Koreas official name is the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea NeutralSEOUL North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw its hostile towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become a blank sheet of http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-urges-u-s-to-change-hostile-policy-on-eve-of-summit-anniversary-idUSKCN1TB2OZ2019-06-11
could also deepen a crackdown on Chinese companies that fund or supply North Koreas nuclear programs NegativeWASHINGTON The escalating trade war between the United States and China has gone beyond tariffs as the countries increase pressure on each other to cede ground http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-china-levers-explainer/explainer-u-s-china-trade-war-the-levers-they-can-pull-idUSKCN1T62KY2019-06-06
SEOUL North Korea warned the United States that agreements made between the two countries leaders in Singapore last year could be at risk blaming the United States for undue pressure to denuclearize state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL North Korea warned the United States that agreements made between the two countries leaders in Singapore last year could be at risk blaming the United States for undue pressure to denuclearize state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea/dont-try-our-patience-north-korea-tells-u-s-a-year-after-accord-idUSKCN1T51PE2019-06-05
However North Korea said it was willing to continue to abide by the joint statement as long as the United States finds a constructive approach PositiveSEOUL North Korea warned the United States that agreements made between the two countries leaders in Singapore last year could be at risk blaming the United States for undue pressure to denuclearize state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea/dont-try-our-patience-north-korea-tells-u-s-a-year-after-accord-idUSKCN1T51PE2019-06-05
SEOUL North Koreas nuclear envoy who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States CNN reported on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL North Koreas nuclear envoy who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States CNN reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-purge/supposedly-executed-former-north-korean-nuclear-envoy-is-alive-cnn-idUSKCN1T50FL2019-06-05
SEOUL North Koreas former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance state news agency KCNA said on Monday signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure PositiveSEOUL North Koreas former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance state news agency KCNA said on Monday signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-former-top-nuclear-envoy-seen-with-kim-jong-un-kcna-idUSKCN1T30VZ2019-06-04
Asked on Sunday about the last U.S. contact with Kim Yong Chol and North Korea in general Pompeo declined to answer saying We conduct our negotiations in private NegativeSEOUL North Koreas former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance state news agency KCNA said on Monday signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-former-top-nuclear-envoy-seen-with-kim-jong-un-kcna-idUSKCN1T30VZ2019-06-04
The Chosun Ilbo report which Reuters was unable to confirm independently also said North Korea executed its workinglevel nuclear envoy to the United States Kim Hyok Chol NegativeSEOUL North Koreas former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance state news agency KCNA said on Monday signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-former-top-nuclear-envoy-seen-with-kim-jong-un-kcna-idUSKCN1T30VZ2019-06-04
Its very difficult to factually verify North Korean top leadership purges or said Hong Min a senior researcher at the Korea Institute for National Unification NegativeSEOUL North Koreas former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance state news agency KCNA said on Monday signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-former-top-nuclear-envoy-seen-with-kim-jong-un-kcna-idUSKCN1T30VZ2019-06-04
YORK A U.N. agencys bid to curb North Koreas missile program with an airspace safety audit and at the same time revive its air traffic has been delayed amid U.S. concerns that it may breach U.N. sanctions sources familiar with the matter told Reuters NegativeYORK A U.N. agencys bid to curb North Koreas missile program with an airspace safety audit and at the same time revive its air traffic has been delayed amid U.S. concerns that it may breach U.N. sanctions sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airlines-iata-northkorea-exclusive/exclusive-u-n-bid-to-curb-north-korean-missile-tests-revive-air-traffic-delayed-amid-u-s-concerns-sources-idUSKCN1T40YI2019-06-04
Airlines currently take indirect routes to avoid North Korea due to the threat of surprise missile tests which have been witnessed by some passengers on commercial flights NegativeYORK A U.N. agencys bid to curb North Koreas missile program with an airspace safety audit and at the same time revive its air traffic has been delayed amid U.S. concerns that it may breach U.N. sanctions sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airlines-iata-northkorea-exclusive/exclusive-u-n-bid-to-curb-north-korean-missile-tests-revive-air-traffic-delayed-amid-u-s-concerns-sources-idUSKCN1T40YI2019-06-04
The summit failed to reach a deal due to conflicts over Trumps calls for complete denuclearization of North Korea and Kims demands for relief from U.N. sanctions NegativeYORK A U.N. agencys bid to curb North Koreas missile program with an airspace safety audit and at the same time revive its air traffic has been delayed amid U.S. concerns that it may breach U.N. sanctions sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airlines-iata-northkorea-exclusive/exclusive-u-n-bid-to-curb-north-korean-missile-tests-revive-air-traffic-delayed-amid-u-s-concerns-sources-idUSKCN1T40YI2019-06-04
Mark Zee founder of OPSGROUP which provides safety guidance to air operators said he believed North Korean airspace had potential PositiveYORK A U.N. agencys bid to curb North Koreas missile program with an airspace safety audit and at the same time revive its air traffic has been delayed amid U.S. concerns that it may breach U.N. sanctions sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airlines-iata-northkorea-exclusive/exclusive-u-n-bid-to-curb-north-korean-missile-tests-revive-air-traffic-delayed-amid-u-s-concerns-sources-idUSKCN1T40YI2019-06-04
SEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea PositiveSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
However since then negotiations between the United States and North Korea have stalled NegativeSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
The suspension was criticized in the United States as a premature concession to North Korea which has resisted U.S. efforts to persuade it to give up its nuclear weapons NegativeSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
North Korea has long sought an end to joint U.S.South Korean military exercises NegativeSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
In May North Korean test fired several rockets and missiles including guided missiles that experts said could be used to penetrate South Korean and U.S. defenses NegativeSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
Shanahan also said that he could not confirm a news report that North Korea had executed its nuclear envoy to the United States NeutralSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
SEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons PositiveSEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-factories/north-koreas-kim-visits-factories-linked-to-missile-launches-idUSKCN1T22TE2019-06-01
North Korea has usually tried to hide this facility by not naming Lewis told Reuters NegativeSEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-factories/north-koreas-kim-visits-factories-linked-to-missile-launches-idUSKCN1T22TE2019-06-01
Talks with the United States aimed at convincing North Korea to surrender its nuclear weapons and missiles have stalled NegativeSEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-factories/north-koreas-kim-visits-factories-linked-to-missile-launches-idUSKCN1T22TE2019-06-01
North Korea remains an extraordinary acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told regional defense chiefs in a wideranging speech at the annual ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday NeutralSEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-factories/north-koreas-kim-visits-factories-linked-to-missile-launches-idUSKCN1T22TE2019-06-01
South Korea said on Friday the disease has been detected in North Korea near its border with China NegativeHANOI Vietnam said on Friday it has culled 2 million pigs in a bid to curb an outbreak of deadly African swine fever and called on the entire nation to join the fight against the rapidly spreading disease http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-vietnam-swinefever/vietnam-culls-2-million-pigs-urges-whole-nation-to-fight-swine-fever-idUSKCN1T10P72019-06-01
Sin was charged with making critical interpretation mistakes that included missing an unspecified lastminute the North Korean leader supposedly made as Trump was about to walk out Chosun reported NegativeSEOUL North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump a South Korean newspaper said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-purge/north-korea-executes-envoys-in-a-purge-after-failed-summit-south-korean-newspaper-idUSKCN1T02PD2019-05-31
North Koreas official party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun warned on Thursday that officials would face the stern judgment of the NegativeSEOUL North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump a South Korean newspaper said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-purge/north-korea-executes-envoys-in-a-purge-after-failed-summit-south-korean-newspaper-idUSKCN1T02PD2019-05-31
SEOUL South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus rapid spread NegativeSEOUL South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus rapid spread http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-swinefever-northkorea/south-korea-braces-for-african-swine-fever-outbreak-after-north-korea-case-idUSKCN1T01XC2019-05-31
Separately South Koreas unification ministry said it would communicate with North Korea through an interKorean liaison office to work on detailed protection measures PositiveSEOUL South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus rapid spread http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-swinefever-northkorea/south-korea-braces-for-african-swine-fever-outbreak-after-north-korea-case-idUSKCN1T01XC2019-05-31
Outbreaks of bird flu and footandmouth disease have been reported in North Korea in the past but the size of North Koreas poultry and livestock population is not known NegativeSEOUL South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus rapid spread http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-swinefever-northkorea/south-korea-braces-for-african-swine-fever-outbreak-after-north-korea-case-idUSKCN1T01XC2019-05-31
The Souths agriculture ministry estimated that North Korea has about 2 NeutralSEOUL South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus rapid spread http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-swinefever-northkorea/south-korea-braces-for-african-swine-fever-outbreak-after-north-korea-case-idUSKCN1T01XC2019-05-31
WASHINGTON North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of showing bad faith in negotiations by conducting nuclear and missile tests and military drills as part of an evil to conquer North Korea by force even while advocating dialogue NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of showing bad faith in negotiations by conducting nuclear and missile tests and military drills as part of an evil to conquer North Korea by force even while advocating dialogue http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-accuses-u-s-of-evil-ambition-says-use-of-strength-not-a-u-s-monopoly-idUSKCN1SZ2AM2019-05-30
It also complained of increasing reconnaissance flights over North Korea and accused Washington of to deploy sophisticated landing craft in Japan and nuclearcapable submarinelaunched ballistic missiles around the Korean Peninsula NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of showing bad faith in negotiations by conducting nuclear and missile tests and military drills as part of an evil to conquer North Korea by force even while advocating dialogue http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-accuses-u-s-of-evil-ambition-says-use-of-strength-not-a-u-s-monopoly-idUSKCN1SZ2AM2019-05-30
Shanahan appeared to agree with National Security Adviser John Bolton saying that the recent shortrange North Korean missile tests did violate U.N. Security Council resolutions NegativeJAKARTA Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-asia-security-usa-china/in-asia-pentagon-seeks-to-separate-china-military-talks-from-trade-war-idUSKCN1SZ21D2019-05-30
North Korea will be a major topic of talks when Shanahan heads to South Korea and Japan next week PositiveJAKARTA Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-asia-security-usa-china/in-asia-pentagon-seeks-to-separate-china-military-talks-from-trade-war-idUSKCN1SZ21D2019-05-30
BEIJING China has appointed its special envoy for North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou its ambassador to Japan Chinese state media said on Tuesday PositiveBEIJING China has appointed its special envoy for North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou its ambassador to Japan Chinese state media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan/china-appoints-its-envoy-on-north-korea-its-ambassador-to-japan-idUSKCN1SY0V42019-05-29
It was not immediately clear who may assume Kongs North Korea role NegativeBEIJING China has appointed its special envoy for North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou its ambassador to Japan Chinese state media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan/china-appoints-its-envoy-on-north-korea-its-ambassador-to-japan-idUSKCN1SY0V42019-05-29
WASHINGTON North Koreas entire weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang NegativeWASHINGTON North Koreas entire weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-says-all-north-koreas-weapons-of-mass-destruction-violate-u-n-resolutions-idUSKCN1SY24G2019-05-29
I view it Trump said adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had perhaps wanted to get attention NeutralWASHINGTON North Koreas entire weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-says-all-north-koreas-weapons-of-mass-destruction-violate-u-n-resolutions-idUSKCN1SY24G2019-05-29
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea despite its recent missile and rocket launches PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea despite its recent missile and rocket launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-usa/trump-presses-japan-over-trade-gap-expects-good-things-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX01E2019-05-28
Trump and Abe also have disagreements over North Korea NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea despite its recent missile and rocket launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-usa/trump-presses-japan-over-trade-gap-expects-good-things-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX01E2019-05-28
Also on Monday Trump met families of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea and told the relatives that he would work with Abe to bring the abductees home NeutralTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea despite its recent missile and rocket launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-usa/trump-presses-japan-over-trade-gap-expects-good-things-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX01E2019-05-28
In 2002 North Korea admitted its agents had kidnapped 13 Japanese decades ago NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea despite its recent missile and rocket launches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-usa/trump-presses-japan-over-trade-gap-expects-good-things-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX01E2019-05-28
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but family members warned him not to be duped PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but family members warned him not to be duped http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-abductees/trump-to-help-japan-bring-abductees-home-from-north-korea-but-families-wary-idUSKCN1SX0D12019-05-28
SEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
Bolton a regular target of North Korean criticism is more of a securitydestroying than a security adviser the spokesman added NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
Earlier in May North Korean military forces test fired several rockets and missiles including several guided missiles that experts said could be used to penetrate South Korean and American defenses NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
The North Korean spokesman said in the KCNA statement that whatever is launched is bound to fly drawing a ballistic NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
What the U.S. is taking the issue is not about the range but the prohibition of the launch itself using ballistic the North Korean ministry spokesman said NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
North Korea has never recognized the legality of the resolutions barring its development and testing of ballistic missiles he said NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
Bolton is known as an antiNorth Korea war who fabricated various provocative policies such as designation of our country as of evil preemptive strike and regime the spokesman said NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
Bolton is known as an antiNorth Korea war who fabricated various provocative policies such as designation of our country as of evil preemptive strike and regime the spokesman said NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is more than to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-boltons-missile-comments-more-than-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-28
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden/on-world-stage-trump-backs-north-koreas-scathing-criticism-of-biden-idUSKCN1SX0T92019-05-28
North Koreas staterun news agency issued a stinging attack last week on Biden who has been critical of the isolated state NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden/on-world-stage-trump-backs-north-koreas-scathing-criticism-of-biden-idUSKCN1SX0T92019-05-28
Trump has sought to build a strong relationship with the North Korean leader in the hope that North Korea would agree to denuclearize PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden/on-world-stage-trump-backs-north-koreas-scathing-criticism-of-biden-idUSKCN1SX0T92019-05-28
What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being let alone a the North Korean news agency said NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden/on-world-stage-trump-backs-north-koreas-scathing-criticism-of-biden-idUSKCN1SX0T92019-05-28
What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being let alone a the North Korean news agency said NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Koreas scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden/on-world-stage-trump-backs-north-koreas-scathing-criticism-of-biden-idUSKCN1SX0T92019-05-28
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-usa/trump-presses-japan-over-trade-gap-expects-good-things-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX01E2019-05-27
Trump and Abe have put on a show of friendship but have policy disagreements over trade and North Korea NeutralTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-usa/trump-presses-japan-over-trade-gap-expects-good-things-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX01E2019-05-27
SEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is inordinately to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated United Nations resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement carried by state media on Monday NegativeSEOUL U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is inordinately to argue that North Koreas recent missile tests violated United Nations resolutions the Norths foreign ministry said in a statement carried by state media on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-dubs-boltons-comments-inordinately-ignorant-kcna-idUSKCN1SX06C2019-05-27
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump gave strong support to his intention to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump gave strong support to his intention to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea/japans-abe-says-trump-supports-his-intention-to-meet-north-korean-leader-idUSKCN1SX0GG2019-05-27
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-abductees/trump-says-will-work-with-japans-abe-to-bring-abductees-home-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX0D12019-05-27
Since then Trump has met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un twice most recently in Vietnam in February PositiveTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-abductees/trump-says-will-work-with-japans-abe-to-bring-abductees-home-from-north-korea-idUSKCN1SX0D12019-05-27
TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss North Korea U.S.Japan economic issues and next months Group of 20 summit the Japanese premier said on Monday PositiveTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss North Korea U.S.Japan economic issues and next months Group of 20 summit the Japanese premier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-abe/japan-pm-abe-says-determined-to-show-world-strong-alliance-with-u-s-idUSKCN1SX0492019-05-27
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday aligning the American president with an authoritarian foreign leader over a former U.S. vice president PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday aligning the American president with an authoritarian foreign leader over a former U.S. vice president http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-trump-biden/trump-agrees-with-north-korean-leader-kim-on-biden-white-house-idUSKCN1SW0HQ2019-05-27
North Koreas staterun news agency issued a biting attack last week on Biden who has been critical of the communist state NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday aligning the American president with an authoritarian foreign leader over a former U.S. vice president http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-trump-biden/trump-agrees-with-north-korean-leader-kim-on-biden-white-house-idUSKCN1SW0HQ2019-05-27
On Sunday Trump dismissed concerns about recent missile launches from North Korea and said he was confident that Kim would keep promises that he had made NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday aligning the American president with an authoritarian foreign leader over a former U.S. vice president http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-trump-biden/trump-agrees-with-north-korean-leader-kim-on-biden-white-house-idUSKCN1SW0HQ2019-05-27
The two leaders are also likely to discuss North Koreas nuclear and missile programs another point where their thinking diverges NegativeTOKYO Japan U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-usa/trade-beef-aside-trump-and-abe-bond-over-burgers-sumo-and-golf-idUSKCN1SW01M2019-05-26
On Monday they will discuss North Koreas nuclear and missile programs in addition to trade NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa/trump-arrives-in-japan-for-ceremonial-visit-as-trade-tensions-loom-idUSKCN1SV05Z2019-05-26
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to discuss topics including North Koreas nuclear programs trade issues and the coming Group of 20 leaders summit PositiveTOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday that he will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Tokyo on Saturday for trade talks ahead of a summit meeting between leaders from the two nations on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/japans-motegi-says-he-will-meet-u-s-trade-representative-lighthizer-on-saturday-idUSKCN1SU0SJ2019-05-25
UNITED NATIONS North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect future between the countries NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect future between the countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/north-korea-warns-u-s-over-seized-ship-at-rare-u-n-news-conference-idUSKCN1SR21J2019-05-22
Hickenlooper said President Donald Trump has fawned North Koreas Kim Jong Un and treated Russias Vladimir Putin as his puppet master NegativeFormer Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday said there is an authoritarian in the White House and the United States does not need its own as he delivered the first major foreign policy address among two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-hickenlooper/white-house-does-not-need-a-strongman-hickenlooper-says-in-2020-policy-speech-idUSKCN1SQ1VP2019-05-21
An estimated of North Korean girls and women in China are trafficked into the sex trade according to the report launched at an event at Britains parliament NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
Gathering information in North Korea is notoriously difficult NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
Many North Koreans are enslaved in brothels in districts in northeast China with large migrant worker populations the report said NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
Researchers said some trafficking networks stretched into North Korea where scour markets villages and transport hubs for destitutelooking girls to fulfill orders from Chinese pimps and madams NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
He said the trafficking of North Korean women was tied to Chinas onechild policy which has distorted the countrys gender balance due to the preference for boys NegativeMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
The Londonbased Korea Future Initiative urged all states to help North Koreans in China escape and said embassies should accept asylum seekers as refugees PositiveMany are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-sex-slavery/north-korean-women-tell-of-slavery-and-gang-rape-in-chinese-cybersex-dens-idUSKCN1SQ1052019-05-21
SEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure PositiveSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
North Korean officials opened the event by saying it was a chance to expedite trade economic cooperation and science and technology exchanges with the participating countries state media reported PositiveSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
Companies exploring doing business in North Korea walk a fine line PositiveSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
Under Kim North Korea has seen a rise in private markets and growing consumerism but it faces tight political and economic control PositiveSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
Since then North Korea has expressed growing frustration with negotiations stalled and tensions rising NegativeSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
State media and international aid organizations say that recent droughts and small harvests could lead to a serious shortage of food for many North Koreans this year NeutralSEOUL An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record analysts said on Tuesday with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-trade-fair/hundreds-of-foreign-companies-attend-north-korea-trade-fair-despite-sanctions-idUSKCN1SR0GJ2019-05-21
The proposed sale comes after North Korea recently criticized South Koreas defense purchases from the United States including the arrival of the first F35 stealth aircraft NegativeSEOUL The U.S. State Department has cleared million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea the Pentagon said on Friday as tensions reemerge on the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-southkorea-missiles/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-314-million-sale-of-missiles-to-south-korea-idUSKCN1SO07D2019-05-18
North Korea has boasted about its indigenous surfacetoair missiles NegativeSEOUL The U.S. State Department has cleared million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea the Pentagon said on Friday as tensions reemerge on the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-southkorea-missiles/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-314-million-sale-of-missiles-to-south-korea-idUSKCN1SO07D2019-05-18
Tensions between the United States and North Korea have ratcheted up since a failed summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in February NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jaein in South Korea as part of his trip to the region in late June for the G20 summit in Japan the White House said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-southkorea/trump-to-meet-with-moon-in-south-korea-in-late-june-idUSKCN1SL2OV2019-05-16
SEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit pact between the two countries leaders and demanded the return of the vessel without delay NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit pact between the two countries leaders and demanded the return of the vessel without delay http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-seizure/north-korea-says-ship-seizure-by-u-s-violates-spirit-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1SK0BG2019-05-14
North Koreas formal name is the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea NeutralSEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit pact between the two countries leaders and demanded the return of the vessel without delay http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-seizure/north-korea-says-ship-seizure-by-u-s-violates-spirit-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1SK0BG2019-05-14
BEIJING Chinas top government diplomat said it was still possible to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through international dialogue even after Pyongyangs two shortrange missile tests this month PositiveBEIJING Chinas top government diplomat said it was still possible to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through international dialogue even after Pyongyangs two shortrange missile tests this month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-optimism-remains-to-resolve-north-korea-issue-through-talks-idUSKCN1SK0262019-05-14
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not consider North Koreas recent launch of shortrange ballistic missiles a breach of trust PositiveBEIJING Chinas top government diplomat said it was still possible to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through international dialogue even after Pyongyangs two shortrange missile tests this month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-optimism-remains-to-resolve-north-korea-issue-through-talks-idUSKCN1SK0262019-05-14
SEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit pact between the two countries leaders and demanded the return of the vessel NegativeSEOUL North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit pact between the two countries leaders and demanded the return of the vessel http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa-seizure/north-korea-says-ship-seizure-by-u-s-violates-spirit-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1SK0BG2019-05-14
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not consider North Koreas recent launch of shortrange ballistic missiles a breach of trust PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not consider North Koreas recent launch of shortrange ballistic missiles a breach of trust http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-north-koreas-recent-missile-launches-not-breach-of-trust-politico-idUSKCN1SH0042019-05-12
Trump said he might eventually lose faith in his friendly relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which he has previously described as very strong NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not consider North Koreas recent launch of shortrange ballistic missiles a breach of trust http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-north-koreas-recent-missile-launches-not-breach-of-trust-politico-idUSKCN1SH0042019-05-12
On Thursday Trump appeared to hold the door open for more talks with North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not consider North Koreas recent launch of shortrange ballistic missiles a breach of trust http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-says-north-koreas-recent-missile-launches-not-breach-of-trust-politico-idUSKCN1SH0042019-05-12
Progress had been made in a number of areas with engagement on Afghanistan North Korea and counterterrorism PositiveWASHINGTON Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to Russia as U.S. secretary of state next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on aggressive and destabilizing Moscow has taken around the world a senior State Department official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa/pompeo-to-raise-aggressive-destabilizing-russian-actions-with-putin-lavrov-idUSKCN1SG19K2019-05-11
TOKYO North Koreas latest missile launch violated United Nations resolutions calling for a halt to such ballistic weapons tests a spokesman for Japans government said on Friday NegativeTOKYO North Koreas latest missile launch violated United Nations resolutions calling for a halt to such ballistic weapons tests a spokesman for Japans government said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/north-korea-missile-test-violated-u-n-resolutions-says-japan-idUSKCN1SG0ME2019-05-11
North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday its second missile test in less than a week NegativeTOKYO North Koreas latest missile launch violated United Nations resolutions calling for a halt to such ballistic weapons tests a spokesman for Japans government said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/north-korea-missile-test-violated-u-n-resolutions-says-japan-idUSKCN1SG0ME2019-05-11
SEOUL North Koreas second missile test on Thursday signals it is serious about developing new shortrange weapons that could be used early and effectively in any war with South Korea and the United States analysts studying images of the latest launches say NegativeSEOUL North Koreas second missile test on Thursday signals it is serious about developing new shortrange weapons that could be used early and effectively in any war with South Korea and the United States analysts studying images of the latest launches say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-capability-analys/missiles-like-these-will-start-the-war-north-korea-tests-showcase-growing-capability-idUSKCN1SG0CR2019-05-11
The tests have increased tensions after the last U.S.North Korea summit collapsed in February in Hanoi with no agreement over Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program NegativeSEOUL North Koreas second missile test on Thursday signals it is serious about developing new shortrange weapons that could be used early and effectively in any war with South Korea and the United States analysts studying images of the latest launches say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-capability-analys/missiles-like-these-will-start-the-war-north-korea-tests-showcase-growing-capability-idUSKCN1SG0CR2019-05-11
If North Korea pulls out everyone knows itll be launched with a she said NegativeSEOUL North Koreas second missile test on Thursday signals it is serious about developing new shortrange weapons that could be used early and effectively in any war with South Korea and the United States analysts studying images of the latest launches say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-capability-analys/missiles-like-these-will-start-the-war-north-korea-tests-showcase-growing-capability-idUSKCN1SG0CR2019-05-11
SEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing state media said on Friday as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system NegativeSEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing state media said on Friday as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-orders-stronger-strike-power-u-s-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1SG0BF2019-05-11
Kim Jong Uns call for a full combat follows the U.S. seizure of a large North Korean cargo ship accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.N. sanctions NegativeSEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing state media said on Friday as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-orders-stronger-strike-power-u-s-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1SG0BF2019-05-11
North Korean state media did not give details of the missiles NegativeSEOUL The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing state media said on Friday as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-koreas-kim-orders-stronger-strike-power-u-s-still-open-to-talks-idUSKCN1SG0BF2019-05-11
North Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the United States would continue to focus on diplomatic efforts with North Korea PositiveNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the United States would continue to focus on diplomatic efforts with North Korea PositiveNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
North Korea lashed out at the United States and South Korea this week saying last weekends launches were regular and selfdefensive NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
North Korea denied the existence of political prisoners and camps and said U.S. sanctions were hampering North Koreans enjoyment of life NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
Last week the United Nations reported that North Korea had suffered its worst harvest in decades leaving many there chronically short of food NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
Washington blamed the shortages on the North Korean government and said it could meet its peoples needs if it redirected funds from its weapons programs NegativeNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday that the United States would stick to diplomacy on North Korea even after Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles PositiveWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday that the United States would stick to diplomacy on North Korea even after Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-pentagon/u-s-will-stick-to-diplomacy-on-north-korea-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SF2HW2019-05-10
He declined to comment on what North Korea had fired on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday that the United States would stick to diplomacy on North Korea even after Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-pentagon/u-s-will-stick-to-diplomacy-on-north-korea-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SF2HW2019-05-10
SEOUL South Koreas President Moon Jaein said on Thursday that North Koreas latest missile launch was probably a subdued protest against the United States after a failed summit of the two countries leaders in Hanoi in February NegativeSEOUL South Koreas President Moon Jaein said on Thursday that North Koreas latest missile launch was probably a subdued protest against the United States after a failed summit of the two countries leaders in Hanoi in February http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-moon/north-koreas-missile-launch-was-a-protest-after-failed-trump-summit-south-koreas-moon-idUSKCN1SF1ER2019-05-10
Lighthizer has pushed hard for an enforcement regime more like those used for punitive economic sanctions such as those imposed on North Korea or Iran than a typical trade deal NegativeThe diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night with systematic edits to a nearly 150page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the worlds two largest economies according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on the talks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-backtracking-exclusiv/exclusive-china-backtracked-on-almost-all-aspects-of-u-s-trade-deal-sources-idUSKCN1SE0WJ2019-05-09
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/warm-on-north-chilly-to-south-japans-korea-strategy-could-pose-risks-idUSKCN1SE1492019-05-09
and ignore Kim for the sake of rebuilding trilateral unity visavis North Korea NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/warm-on-north-chilly-to-south-japans-korea-strategy-could-pose-risks-idUSKCN1SE1492019-05-09
Foreign ministry officials said there were no plans for Suga to meet North Korean officials while in the United States NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reaching out to North Korea in the hope of arranging a summit a strategy critics say poses risks given doubts about chances of a breakthrough even as ties with U.S. ally South Korea deteriorate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/warm-on-north-chilly-to-south-japans-korea-strategy-could-pose-risks-idUSKCN1SE1492019-05-09
SEOUL North Koreas strike last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one shortrange ballistic missile was regular and the countrys foreign ministry said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL North Koreas strike last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one shortrange ballistic missile was regular and the countrys foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-recent-rocket-drill-was-regular-and-self-defensive-kcna-idUSKCN1SE1MF2019-05-09
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that North Korea launched rockets and the first time the Pentagon has detailed what it believes Pyongyang fired NegativeSEOUL North Koreas strike last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one shortrange ballistic missile was regular and the countrys foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-recent-rocket-drill-was-regular-and-self-defensive-kcna-idUSKCN1SE1MF2019-05-09
Saturdays drill was the first test of a ballistic missile by North Korea since it launched a longrange intercontinental ballistic missile in November 2017 NegativeSEOUL North Koreas strike last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one shortrange ballistic missile was regular and the countrys foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-recent-rocket-drill-was-regular-and-self-defensive-kcna-idUSKCN1SE1MF2019-05-09
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that North Korea last week launched rockets and the first time the Pentagon has detailed what they believe Pyongyang fired NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that North Korea last week launched rockets and the first time the Pentagon has detailed what they believe Pyongyang fired http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-pentagon/north-korea-fired-rockets-and-missiles-last-week-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SE2AP2019-05-09
North Korea has said it fired rockets and at least one shortrange ballistic missile last week NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that North Korea last week launched rockets and the first time the Pentagon has detailed what they believe Pyongyang fired http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-pentagon/north-korea-fired-rockets-and-missiles-last-week-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SE2AP2019-05-09
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-discusses-north-korea-with-japans-abe-after-tests-idUSKCN1SC1JO2019-05-07
Trump and his administration have played down the North Korean weapons tests which took place on Saturday and which military analysts say could have involved shortrange groundtoground ballistic missiles NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-discusses-north-korea-with-japans-abe-after-tests-idUSKCN1SC1JO2019-05-07
Abe told reporters the United States and Japan would respond to North Korea going forward NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-discusses-north-korea-with-japans-abe-after-tests-idUSKCN1SC1JO2019-05-07
North Koreas official media described the tests as a strike supervised by Kim to test largecaliber longrange multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-discusses-north-korea-with-japans-abe-after-tests-idUSKCN1SC1JO2019-05-07
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to talk by telephone on Monday and discuss projectiles fired by North Korea national broadcaster NHK said NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to talk by telephone on Monday and discuss projectiles fired by North Korea national broadcaster NHK said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japans-abe-and-trump-to-discuss-north-korea-on-monday-nhk-idUSKCN1SC0OU2019-05-07
SEOUL North Korea has conducted a strike for multiple launchers firing tactical guided weapons into the East Sea in a military drill supervised by leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday the Norths state media reported on Sunday NegativeSEOUL North Korea has conducted a strike for multiple launchers firing tactical guided weapons into the East Sea in a military drill supervised by leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday the Norths state media reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-korean-leader-kim-oversaw-testing-of-multiple-rocket-launchers-kcna-idUSKCN1SA0RO2019-05-06
SEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
South Koreas presidency urged North Korea to refrain from further action in one of the most stifflyworded statements since the two Koreas embarked on reconciliation efforts early last year NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
In a Twitter message Saturday morning President Donald Trump said he was still confident that he could reach a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
A U.S. State Department spokesman declined to comment on North Koreas military action instead referring Reuters to Trumps tweet NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
Sanders said We are aware of North Koreas actions tonight NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired several unidentified shortrange into the sea off its east coast on Saturday prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-south-korea-says-stop-raising-tensions-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-05
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the strike of defense units into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the Norths state media reported on Sunday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the strike of defense units into the sea off its east coast on Saturday the Norths state media reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/north-korean-leader-kim-oversaw-testing-of-strike-drills-on-saturday-kcna-idUSKCN1SA0RO2019-05-05
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday in a Twitter posting that he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un realizes his countrys great economic and will do nothing to interfere or end it NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday in a Twitter posting that he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un realizes his countrys great economic and will do nothing to interfere or end it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/trump-kim-will-do-nothing-to-end-north-koreas-potential-idUSKCN1SA0GF2019-05-05
SEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-to-avoid-raising-military-tension-idUSKCN1SA0682019-05-05
We expect North Korea to actively join efforts toward the fast resumption of denuclearization a presidential spokeswoman said in a statement PositiveSEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-to-avoid-raising-military-tension-idUSKCN1SA0682019-05-05
We expect North Korea to actively join efforts toward the fast resumption of denuclearization a presidential spokeswoman said in a statement PositiveSEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-to-avoid-raising-military-tension-idUSKCN1SA0682019-05-05
We expect North Korea to actively join efforts toward the fast resumption of denuclearization a presidential spokeswoman said in a statement PositiveSEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-to-avoid-raising-military-tension-idUSKCN1SA0682019-05-05
We expect North Korea to actively join efforts toward the fast resumption of denuclearization a presidential spokeswoman said in a statement PositiveSEOUL South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to stop action that intensifies military tension on the Korean saying it is very concerned the Norths firing of shortrange projectiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korea-urges-north-korea-to-avoid-raising-military-tension-idUSKCN1SA0682019-05-05
SEOUL North Korea fired several shortrange projectiles from its east coast on Saturday South Koreas military said as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after Februarys failed nuclear summit in Hanoi NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired several shortrange projectiles from its east coast on Saturday South Koreas military said as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after Februarys failed nuclear summit in Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-short-range-projectiles-raising-tensions-amid-stalled-u-s-talks-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-04
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said We are aware of North Koreas actions tonight NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired several shortrange projectiles from its east coast on Saturday South Koreas military said as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after Februarys failed nuclear summit in Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-short-range-projectiles-raising-tensions-amid-stalled-u-s-talks-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-04
North Korea also wanted to show to its people that it will not succumb to the U.S. pressure during he said PositiveSEOUL North Korea fired several shortrange projectiles from its east coast on Saturday South Koreas military said as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after Februarys failed nuclear summit in Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-short-range-projectiles-raising-tensions-amid-stalled-u-s-talks-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-04
KUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday her lawyer said NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday her lawyer said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim/malaysia-frees-vietnamese-woman-accused-of-killing-north-korean-leaders-half-brother-idUSKCN1S90082019-05-03
Four North Korean men were also charged but they left Malaysia hours after the murder and remain at large NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday her lawyer said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim/malaysia-frees-vietnamese-woman-accused-of-killing-north-korean-leaders-half-brother-idUSKCN1S90082019-05-03
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
Japan like the United States is also seeking an end to North Koreas nuclear and missile programs NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
In 2002 North Korea said that it had kidnapped 13 Japanese in the 1970s and 1980s NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
Abes shift on North Korea comes after more than a year of efforts by it to improves its foreign relations PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
That leaves Japan as the only regional power involved in the North Korea nuclear crisis yet to have a summit with the Norths leader NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
The last meeting between the leaders of Japan and North Korea was in 2004 when the Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi met Kims late father Kim Jongil PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions to end longrunning mistrust between their countries the Sankei newspaper reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-abe/japans-abe-signals-shift-on-north-korea-says-will-meet-kim-without-conditions-media-idUSKCN1S90K12019-05-03
WASHINGTON The United States signed a document agreeing to pay North Korea for the care of American Otto Warmbier but never paid the million Pyongyang demanded White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States signed a document agreeing to pay North Korea for the care of American Otto Warmbier but never paid the million Pyongyang demanded White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier-bolton/u-s-envoy-signed-north-korea-document-to-pay-for-warmbiers-care-bolton-idUSKCN1S40KH2019-04-30
Bolton said Trump was ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a third summit to reach a deal for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons PositiveWASHINGTON The United States signed a document agreeing to pay North Korea for the care of American Otto Warmbier but never paid the million Pyongyang demanded White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier-bolton/u-s-envoy-signed-north-korea-document-to-pay-for-warmbiers-care-bolton-idUSKCN1S40KH2019-04-30
DUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is planning to visit North Korea Irans state television reported on Sunday without giving the date of the visit NeutralDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is planning to visit North Korea Irans state television reported on Sunday without giving the date of the visit http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-northkorea-zarif/irans-zarif-plans-north-korea-visit-iranian-state-tv-idUSKCN1S402D2019-04-28
North Koreas top diplomat Ri Yong Ho whose country faces international and U.S. sanctions visited Iran in August as the United States reintroduced sanctions against the Islamic Republic NeutralDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is planning to visit North Korea Irans state television reported on Sunday without giving the date of the visit http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-northkorea-zarif/irans-zarif-plans-north-korea-visit-iranian-state-tv-idUSKCN1S402D2019-04-28
GOSEONG South Korea Along forest trails below a bare mountain peak that until last year was a vantage point for a North Korean guard post a group of around 20 ordinary South Koreans took a rare hike on Saturday near the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas PositiveGOSEONG South Korea Along forest trails below a bare mountain peak that until last year was a vantage point for a North Korean guard post a group of around 20 ordinary South Koreans took a rare hike on Saturday near the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-anniversary/jilted-bride-as-south-korea-marks-peace-summit-north-stays-aloof-idUSKCN1S30BI2019-04-28
But conspicuously absent from the peacethemed celebrations was North Korea which failed to send any official or message in response to the Souths invite NegativeGOSEONG South Korea Along forest trails below a bare mountain peak that until last year was a vantage point for a North Korean guard post a group of around 20 ordinary South Koreans took a rare hike on Saturday near the Demilitarised Zone separating the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-anniversary/jilted-bride-as-south-korea-marks-peace-summit-north-stays-aloof-idUSKCN1S30BI2019-04-28
LOS ANGELES U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a onetime human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Koreas embassy in Spain according to a federal arrest warrant unsealed on Friday NegativeLOS ANGELES U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a onetime human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Koreas embassy in Spain according to a federal arrest warrant unsealed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-northkorea-usa/u-s-warrant-issued-for-accused-ringleader-of-north-korean-embassy-raid-in-madrid-idUSKCN1S302M2019-04-27
Hong Chang a Mexican citizen who holds permanent U.S. residency was an activist who cofounded the nonprofit human rights group Liberty in North Korea but later left that organization PositiveLOS ANGELES U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a onetime human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Koreas embassy in Spain according to a federal arrest warrant unsealed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-northkorea-usa/u-s-warrant-issued-for-accused-ringleader-of-north-korean-embassy-raid-in-madrid-idUSKCN1S302M2019-04-27
His lawyer Lee Wolosky who also represents Free Joseon accused U.S. authorities of accepting at face value a false North Korean account of events NegativeLOS ANGELES U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a onetime human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Koreas embassy in Spain according to a federal arrest warrant unsealed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-northkorea-usa/u-s-warrant-issued-for-accused-ringleader-of-north-korean-embassy-raid-in-madrid-idUSKCN1S302M2019-04-27
In due time we expect to be able to present additional evidence that contradicts the story made up by the North Korean Wolosky said PositiveLOS ANGELES U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a onetime human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Koreas embassy in Spain according to a federal arrest warrant unsealed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-northkorea-usa/u-s-warrant-issued-for-accused-ringleader-of-north-korean-embassy-raid-in-madrid-idUSKCN1S302M2019-04-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier a day after a report said Trump had approved a million bill from Pyongyang for the American students care PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier a day after a report said Trump had approved a million bill from Pyongyang for the American students care http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-says-u-s-paid-no-money-to-north-korea-over-warmbier-idUSKCN1S215O2019-04-27
No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier not two Million Dollars not anything Trump wrote in a tweet NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier a day after a report said Trump had approved a million bill from Pyongyang for the American students care http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-says-u-s-paid-no-money-to-north-korea-over-warmbier-idUSKCN1S215O2019-04-27
Asked whether it was accurate to say that no money was paid to North Korea in the Warmbier case a State Department spokeswoman said by We decline to comment NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier a day after a report said Trump had approved a million bill from Pyongyang for the American students care http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-says-u-s-paid-no-money-to-north-korea-over-warmbier-idUSKCN1S215O2019-04-27
Last December a U.S. court ordered North Korea to pay million in damages for the torture and death of Warmbier NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier a day after a report said Trump had approved a million bill from Pyongyang for the American students care http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-says-u-s-paid-no-money-to-north-korea-over-warmbier-idUSKCN1S215O2019-04-27
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
Kims remarks during talks with Putin on Thursday appeared aimed at pushing Washington to be more flexible on North Korean demands for an easing of international sanctions NeutralNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
The TrumpKim summit in Hanoi in February collapsed without progress on a U.S. demand that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons and North Korean demands for easing of sanctions NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is North Koreas official name NeutralNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
Putin said a deal on North Koreas nuclear program was possible by moving step by step to build trust PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
Russia and North Korea agreed to increase cooperation and Putin accepted an invitation by Kim to visit North Korea KCNA said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
North Korea seems to be trying to expand its negotiating position with the said South Koreas ambassador to the United States Cho Yoonje according to the Yonhap news agency NeutralNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States warning that a state of hostility could easily return North Korean media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/north-korean-leader-warns-of-return-to-tension-trump-thanks-putin-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-27
SEOUL The demotion of Kim Yong Chol North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns point man for nuclear talks with the United States signals that longtime diplomats who had been sidelined from the process will return to centerstage diplomatic sources in Seoul and regional experts said NeutralSEOUL The demotion of Kim Yong Chol North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns point man for nuclear talks with the United States signals that longtime diplomats who had been sidelined from the process will return to centerstage diplomatic sources in Seoul and regional experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-diplomats-analysis/north-korea-turns-to-diplomats-after-kim-sidelines-point-man-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1S20HZ2019-04-27
While Ri has gradually been promoted under Kim the influence of Vice Foreign Minister Choe has surged since the Hanoi summit officials and North Korea experts said PositiveSEOUL The demotion of Kim Yong Chol North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns point man for nuclear talks with the United States signals that longtime diplomats who had been sidelined from the process will return to centerstage diplomatic sources in Seoul and regional experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-diplomats-analysis/north-korea-turns-to-diplomats-after-kim-sidelines-point-man-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1S20HZ2019-04-27
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-approved-payment-of-2-million-north-korea-bill-for-care-of-warmbier-report-idUSKCN1S124E2019-04-26
Trump has denied paying North Korea to release hostages NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-approved-payment-of-2-million-north-korea-bill-for-care-of-warmbier-report-idUSKCN1S124E2019-04-26
Warmbiers parents issued a sharp statement in March after Trump said he believed North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns claim not to have known how their son was treated NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-approved-payment-of-2-million-north-korea-bill-for-care-of-warmbier-report-idUSKCN1S124E2019-04-26
A U.S. court in December ordered North Korea to pay million in damages for the torture and death of Warmbier NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump approved payment of a million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison the Washington Post reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-warmbier/trump-approved-payment-of-2-million-north-korea-bill-for-care-of-warmbier-report-idUSKCN1S124E2019-04-26
VLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first facetoface talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first facetoface talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/putin-says-u-s-guarantees-unlikely-to-prompt-north-korea-to-de-nuclearize-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-26
Such guarantees would have to be international legally binding and vouch for North Koreas sovereignty said Putin PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first facetoface talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/putin-says-u-s-guarantees-unlikely-to-prompt-north-korea-to-de-nuclearize-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-26
But with Moscow committed to upholding international sanctions until North Korea dismantles its nuclear program Russias room for maneuver beyond putting on a show of camaraderie was limited NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first facetoface talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/putin-says-u-s-guarantees-unlikely-to-prompt-north-korea-to-de-nuclearize-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-26
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin said peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the future U.S. attitude state media Korean Central News Agency said on Friday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin said peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the future U.S. attitude state media Korean Central News Agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/kim-says-peace-on-korean-peninsula-depends-on-u-s-attitude-kcna-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-26
Both Russia and North Korea agreed to take positive measures in several fields in order to further cooperate in trade economy science and technology KCNA said PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin said peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the future U.S. attitude state media Korean Central News Agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia-kcna/kim-says-peace-on-korean-peninsula-depends-on-u-s-attitude-kcna-idUSKCN1S12QH2019-04-26
VLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyangs nuclear program PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyangs nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/spurned-by-washington-north-koreas-kim-seeks-a-friend-in-putin-idUSKCN1S02TP2019-04-25
VLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyangs nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyangs nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-arrives-for-summit-with-russias-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-25
Vladivostok is located a few hours from the RussianNorth Korean border by rail Kims preferred mode of international transport PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyangs nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-arrives-for-summit-with-russias-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-25
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-analysis/putin-kim-summit-sends-message-to-u-s-but-sanctions-relief-elusive-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1S002M2019-04-25
The report reviewed by Reuters said in 2018 the number of North Koreans with work permits in Russia fell to about 11500 NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-analysis/putin-kim-summit-sends-message-to-u-s-but-sanctions-relief-elusive-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1S002M2019-04-25
According to the United Nations Russia has continued to sell significant amounts of oil to North Korea though still officially under sanctions caps NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without the relief he seeks from crushing sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia-analysis/putin-kim-summit-sends-message-to-u-s-but-sanctions-relief-elusive-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1S002M2019-04-25
Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear program a Kremlin official said PositiveRussia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear program a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
South Koreas foreign ministry said it understood the agenda would include RussiaNorth Korea relations denuclearization and regional cooperation PositiveRussia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear program a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear programme a Kremlin official said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear programme a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
South Koreas foreign ministry said it understood the agenda would include RussiaNorth Korea relations denuclearisation and regional cooperation PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyangs nuclear programme a Kremlin official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-to-meet-putin-in-russia-on-thursday-kremlin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-24
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media confirmed PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media confirmed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media said on Tuesday and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin North Korean state media said on Tuesday and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-russia/north-korea-confirms-leader-kim-jong-un-to-visit-russia-for-summit-with-putin-idUSKCN1RY1KT2019-04-23
Wang said North Korea would also take part in this years summit but gave no further details NeutralBEIJING Chinas Belt and Road project is not a geopolitical or a debt crisis for participating nations but Beijing welcomes constructive suggestions on how to address concerns over the initiative the governments top diplomat said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-silkroad/china-says-silk-road-not-geopolitical-tool-understands-concerns-idUSKCN1RV09F2019-04-20
The two leaders will discuss North Korea including efforts to achieve final fully verified the statement said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan on May 2528 for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo the White House said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-japan-visit/trump-will-travel-to-japan-on-may-25-28-white-house-idUSKCN1RV04R2019-04-20
North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down NegativeNorth Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korea-urges-trump-to-drop-pompeo-from-talks-u-s-plays-down-weapons-test-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-19
A spokeswoman for the State Department said it was aware of the report about Pompeo and The United States remains ready to engage North Korea in a constructive negotiation PositiveNorth Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korea-urges-trump-to-drop-pompeo-from-talks-u-s-plays-down-weapons-test-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-19
Pompeo is not frozen out as long as Trump wants him to do the job and the North Koreans have to live with Yun added PositiveNorth Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korea-urges-trump-to-drop-pompeo-from-talks-u-s-plays-down-weapons-test-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-19
Kims visit to the testing site came after he visited the North Korean Air and Antiaircraft Force on Tuesday NegativeNorth Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korea-urges-trump-to-drop-pompeo-from-talks-u-s-plays-down-weapons-test-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-19
It is North Koreas first public weapons test since the second U.S.North Korea summit in Hanoi ended with no agreement in February NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday state media Korean Central News Agency said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-oversees-test-of-new-tactical-guided-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-18
Last year Kim had also overseen a test of an unidentified tactical in November according to state media which could protect North Korea like a steel NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday state media Korean Central News Agency said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-oversees-test-of-new-tactical-guided-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-18
Last year Kim had said North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles because Pyongyangs nuclear capabilities had been verified NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday state media Korean Central News Agency said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-weapon/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-oversees-test-of-new-tactical-guided-weapon-kcna-idUSKCN1RT2KY2019-04-18
WASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Koreas nuclear program a U.S. official said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Koreas nuclear program a U.S. official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-japan/trade-north-korea-on-agenda-for-abe-trump-white-house-meeting-april-26-idUSKCN1RT1V32019-04-18
Discussions on North Korea are likely to cover next steps after Trumps failed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February NegativeWASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Koreas nuclear program a U.S. official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-japan/trade-north-korea-on-agenda-for-abe-trump-white-house-meeting-april-26-idUSKCN1RT1V32019-04-18
WASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-report/satellite-images-may-show-reprocessing-activity-at-north-korea-nuclear-site-think-tank-idUSKCN1RS20V2019-04-17
Because there wasnt an agreement with North Korea on Yongbyon it would be interesting timing if they were to have started something so quickly after she said NegativeWASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-report/satellite-images-may-show-reprocessing-activity-at-north-korea-nuclear-site-think-tank-idUSKCN1RS20V2019-04-17
Last month a senior North Korean official warned that Kim might rethink the test freeze unless Washington made concessions NegativeWASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-report/satellite-images-may-show-reprocessing-activity-at-north-korea-nuclear-site-think-tank-idUSKCN1RS20V2019-04-17
Town said any new reprocessing work at Yongbyon would emphasize the importance of the facility in North Koreas nuclear program NegativeWASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-report/satellite-images-may-show-reprocessing-activity-at-north-korea-nuclear-site-think-tank-idUSKCN1RS20V2019-04-17
It would underscore that it is an active facility that does increase North Koreas fissile material stocks to increase its arsenal NegativeWASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-report/satellite-images-may-show-reprocessing-activity-at-north-korea-nuclear-site-think-tank-idUSKCN1RS20V2019-04-17
Experts have estimated the size of North Koreas nuclear arsenal at anywhere between 20 and 60 warheads NegativeWASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Koreas main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-report/satellite-images-may-show-reprocessing-activity-at-north-korea-nuclear-site-think-tank-idUSKCN1RS20V2019-04-17
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by yearend with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by yearend with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-pompeo-brush-aside-kims-deadline-for-nuclear-talks-flexibility-idUSKCN1RR2C32019-04-16
Last month a senior North Korean official warned that Kim might rethink the test freeze unless Washington makes concessions such as easing sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by yearend with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-pompeo-brush-aside-kims-deadline-for-nuclear-talks-flexibility-idUSKCN1RR2C32019-04-16
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-gives-u-s-to-year-end-to-become-more-flexible-idUSKCN1RO2PI2019-04-13
Still North Korea is committed to better NorthSouth relations and peaceful unification Kim said PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-gives-u-s-to-year-end-to-become-more-flexible-idUSKCN1RO2PI2019-04-13
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions but he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions but he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude state media KCNA said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-gives-u-s-to-year-end-to-become-more-flexible-idUSKCN1RO2PI2019-04-13
In North Korea where an estimated 200000 people are held in prison camps inmates have been ordered to dig their own graves according to rights organization Amnesty International NegativeReuters An estimated 11 million people are imprisoned worldwide many of them put to work in schemes that experts say run from exploitation to redemption http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-slavery-global-factbox/factbox-ten-facts-on-prison-labor-worldwide-idUSKCN1RN0ZL2019-04-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea/trump-in-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-korea-to-stay-in-place-idUSKCN1RN0AD2019-04-12
North Korea which has suspended nuclear tests and missile launches has been pressing for sanctions relief but has not taken meaningful steps toward dismantling its nuclear weapons program NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea/trump-in-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-korea-to-stay-in-place-idUSKCN1RN0AD2019-04-12
On Wednesday North Koreas state media said Kim had chaired a politburo meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways to make progress under the prevailing tense situation NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea/trump-in-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-korea-to-stay-in-place-idUSKCN1RN0AD2019-04-12
Moons top nuclear envoy Lee Dohoon said on Friday that sanctions were necessary to deter North Korea from making bad but could not solve all unresolved problems NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea/trump-in-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-says-sanctions-on-north-korea-to-stay-in-place-idUSKCN1RN0AD2019-04-12
WASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southkorea-summit/south-koreas-moon-to-seek-inter-korean-summit-soon-to-facilitate-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1RN2PG2019-04-12
WASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southkorea-summit/south-koreas-moon-to-seek-inter-korean-summit-soon-to-facilitate-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1RN2PG2019-04-12
WASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jaein will seek to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an early date as part of diplomatic efforts to convince the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program Moons national security adviser said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southkorea-summit/south-koreas-moon-to-seek-inter-korean-summit-soon-to-facilitate-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1RN2PG2019-04-12
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-north-koreas-kim-does-right-thing-on-nuclear-weapons-in-parliament-speech-idUSKCN1RH1ZW2019-04-07
Its something thats an annual event where the leader of North Korea speaks to his Pompeo told CBS This Morning NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-north-koreas-kim-does-right-thing-on-nuclear-weapons-in-parliament-speech-idUSKCN1RH1ZW2019-04-07
Pompeo said U.S.North Korea diplomatic channels remained open and the two sides have had conversations after Hanoi about how to move but he did not elaborate PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-north-koreas-kim-does-right-thing-on-nuclear-weapons-in-parliament-speech-idUSKCN1RH1ZW2019-04-07
Pompeo stressed though that economic sanctions would not be lifted until North Korea gave up its nuclear weapons NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-north-koreas-kim-does-right-thing-on-nuclear-weapons-in-parliament-speech-idUSKCN1RH1ZW2019-04-07
North Korea has warned since that it is considering suspending talks and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests in place since 2017 unless Washington makes concessions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the countrys parliament next week to state publicly it would be the right for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/pompeo-hopes-north-koreas-kim-does-right-thing-on-nuclear-weapons-in-parliament-speech-idUSKCN1RH1ZW2019-04-07
Without the data the United States would have to reassign its overworked satellites possibly devoting more surveillance to Russia and less to China Iran and North Korea NegativeWASHINGTON The demise of the only U.S.Russia arms control pact limiting deployed nuclear weapons would make it harder for each to gauge the others intentions giving both incentives to expand their arsenals according to a study to be released on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-nuclear/treatys-end-would-give-u-s-russia-impetus-to-make-more-nukes-study-idUSKCN1RD1AI2019-04-01
Four North Korean men were also charged but they left Malaysia hours after the murder and remain at large NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escaped the death penalty on Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/vietnamese-suspect-in-airport-murder-escapes-death-penalty-after-malaysia-reduces-charge-idUSKCN1RD13R2019-04-01
Kim Jong Nam was living in exile in Macau before the killing having fled his homeland after his halfbrother Kim Jong Un became North Koreas leader in 2011 NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the halfbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escaped the death penalty on Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/vietnamese-suspect-in-airport-murder-escapes-death-penalty-after-malaysia-reduces-charge-idUSKCN1RD13R2019-04-01
The idea of North Korea handing over its weapons was first proposed by Bolton in 2004 NegativeWASHINGTON On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States according to the document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-document-exclusive/exclusive-with-a-piece-of-paper-trump-called-on-kim-to-hand-over-nuclear-weapons-idUSKCN1RA2NR2019-03-30
Jenny Town a North Korea expert at the Washingtonbased Stimson Center think tank said the content of the U.S. document was not surprising NegativeWASHINGTON On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States according to the document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-document-exclusive/exclusive-with-a-piece-of-paper-trump-called-on-kim-to-hand-over-nuclear-weapons-idUSKCN1RA2NR2019-03-30
North Korea has repeatedly rejected unilateral disarmament and argues that its weapons program is needed for defense a belief reinforced by the fate Gaddafi and others NegativeWASHINGTON On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States according to the document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-document-exclusive/exclusive-with-a-piece-of-paper-trump-called-on-kim-to-hand-over-nuclear-weapons-idUSKCN1RA2NR2019-03-30
March 26th story corrects number of North Korean workers that U.S. believed were working in China to 50000 from 80000 NeutralMarch 26th story corrects number of North Korean workers that U.S. believed were working in China to 50000 from 80000 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-30
SEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance NegativeSEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-to-meet-trump-over-stalled-north-korea-talks-idUSKCN1RA0ER2019-03-29
Moon will hold a summit meeting with President Donald Trump in Washington on April 11 to discuss North Korea and other alliance issues the White House said on Friday PositiveSEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-to-meet-trump-over-stalled-north-korea-talks-idUSKCN1RA0ER2019-03-29
The lack of progress with North Korea has become a domestic problem for Moon who has staked much of his political capital on improving relations with Pyongyang NegativeSEOUL Senior South Korean officials including President Moon Jaein are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea and mend fraying ties in their alliance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-to-meet-trump-over-stalled-north-korea-talks-idUSKCN1RA0ER2019-03-29
Pompeo said resources would also fund work to reach a deal with North Korea on curbing its nuclear program and push back against Irans role in Iraq Yemen and Syria PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress rejected President Donald Trumps proposed cuts to diplomacy and foreign aid budgets as dangerous to national security on Wednesday setting the stage for a budget battle with the White House http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-diplomacy-pompeo/u-s-lawmakers-blast-trumps-plan-for-diplomatic-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1R81MG2019-03-28
WASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-military/north-korea-nuclear-missile-activity-inconsistent-with-denuclearization-u-s-general-idUSKCN1R81RJ2019-03-28
He had been asked if the United States had seen a change in North Koreas production of nuclear weapons material and missiles NegativeWASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-military/north-korea-nuclear-missile-activity-inconsistent-with-denuclearization-u-s-general-idUSKCN1R81RJ2019-03-28
He added he was not aware of sanctions being removed or changed since Trump tweeted last week that he had ordered the withdrawal of additional largescale sanctions on North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-military/north-korea-nuclear-missile-activity-inconsistent-with-denuclearization-u-s-general-idUSKCN1R81RJ2019-03-28
Since then South Koreas defense minister has said it was premature to say if recent activity at some of North Koreas rocket facilities involved preparations for a missile launch NegativeWASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-military/north-korea-nuclear-missile-activity-inconsistent-with-denuclearization-u-s-general-idUSKCN1R81RJ2019-03-28
Abrams said that despite a reduction in tensions with North Korea there had been little to no verifiable changes in its military capabilities PositiveWASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-military/north-korea-nuclear-missile-activity-inconsistent-with-denuclearization-u-s-general-idUSKCN1R81RJ2019-03-28
North Korea has frozen nuclear and missile testing since 2017 and Trump has pointed to that as a positive outcome from nearly a year of highlevel engagement with North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-military/north-korea-nuclear-missile-activity-inconsistent-with-denuclearization-u-s-general-idUSKCN1R81RJ2019-03-28
The commander of U.S. forces in Asia Admiral Philip Davidson also said that China had not been helpful in imposing sanctions on North Korea in the maritime arena NegativeWASHINGTON North Koreas activity on nuclear weapons and missiles is inconsistent with its pledge to denuclearize the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-military/north-korea-nuclear-missile-activity-inconsistent-with-denuclearization-u-s-general-idUSKCN1R81RJ2019-03-28
SEOUL A dissident group accused of breaking into North Koreas embassy in Madrid said on Thursday it was temporarily suspending operations after a Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants for two suspected intruders now believed to be in the United States NegativeSEOUL A dissident group accused of breaking into North Koreas embassy in Madrid said on Thursday it was temporarily suspending operations after a Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants for two suspected intruders now believed to be in the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-spain-northkorea/dissident-group-accused-of-north-korean-embassy-intrusion-suspends-operations-idUSKCN1R90B42019-03-28
UNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council NeutralUNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-27
Russia reported that in 2018 the number of North Koreans with valid work permits in the Russian Federation decreased from 30023 to 11490 persons NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-27
Key North Korean ally China said it had repatriated more than half of the total DPRK nationals earning income NeutralUNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-27
North Korea has said its laborers were working abroad legally and were not mistreated or forced to go PositiveUNITED NATIONS Russia sent home nearly twothirds of some 30000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a figure according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un-exclusive/russia-china-sent-home-more-than-half-of-north-korean-workers-in-2018-u-n-reports-idUSKCN1R70AT2019-03-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday did not reverse North Korearelated sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday did not reverse North Korearelated sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions-explanation/trump-did-not-reverse-north-korea-sanctions-on-chinese-shipping-companies-source-idUSKCN1R32X62019-03-25
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed North Korearelated sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury just a day earlier and the White House said he was doing so because he North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and did not consider them necessary NegativeWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/trump-reverses-first-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-after-one-day-idUSKCN1R32AF2019-03-23
Trumps cancelling out of sanctions might have been a bid to get North Korea to change its he said NegativeWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/trump-reverses-first-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-after-one-day-idUSKCN1R32AF2019-03-23
Another North Korea expert Bruce Klingner said that while Thursdays Treasury action was limited an accompanying notice seemed to hint of stronger future actions NegativeWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/trump-reverses-first-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-after-one-day-idUSKCN1R32AF2019-03-23
and withdrawing sanctions against North Korea the same day they were announced defies he said in a tweet NegativeWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/trump-reverses-first-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-after-one-day-idUSKCN1R32AF2019-03-23
Bolton said early this month the United States would look at ramping up sanctions on North Korea if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program NegativeWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/trump-reverses-first-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-after-one-day-idUSKCN1R32AF2019-03-23
Japans cabinet is expected to vote next month on extending unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may meet President Donald Trump in the United States in late April for talks on North Korea and JapanU.S. trade two government officials and Japanese media said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-abe-trump/japanese-pm-abe-may-meet-trump-in-april-officials-media-idUSKCN1R208V2019-03-22
WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
The United States has led international efforts to press North Korea through sanctions to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
The official insisted however that Thursdays announcement was meant to maintain sanctions enforcement on North Korea rather than intensify the pressure NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
The Treasury statement said Dalian Haibo was targeted for dealings with Paeksol Trading Corp a company previously designated by U.S. sanctions on North Korea NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
The statement said Liaoning Danxing had routinely used deceptive to enable the work of North Korean procurement officials based in the European Union NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
It said that if the tankers were fully laden North Korea would have imported 3 NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns summit collapsed last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-announces-first-new-north-korea-sanctions-since-failed-summit-idUSKCN1R222O2019-03-22
TOKYO Japan will extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japan will extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-sanctions/japan-to-extend-sanctions-against-north-korea-by-two-years-nhk-idUSKCN1R10VA2019-03-21
Japan will extend a trade embargo on North Korea and a ban on North Korean ships entering Japanese ports by two years according to the report NegativeTOKYO Japan will extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-japan-sanctions/japan-to-extend-sanctions-against-north-korea-by-two-years-nhk-idUSKCN1R10VA2019-03-21
WASHINGTON Two senior U.S. senators called on Monday for the Trump administration to correct a slowing pace of U.S. sanctions designations on North Korea saying there had been a marked decline in the past year of U.S. engagement with Pyongyang NegativeWASHINGTON Two senior U.S. senators called on Monday for the Trump administration to correct a slowing pace of U.S. sanctions designations on North Korea saying there had been a marked decline in the past year of U.S. engagement with Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/two-u-s-senators-complain-of-slowing-sanctions-on-north-korea-idUSKCN1QZ2NE2019-03-19
The crisis unfolded as U.S. President Donald Trump was trying to hammer out an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi over its nuclear program NegativeNEW The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials including National Security Advisor John Bolton headed off a bigger conflict five sources familiar with the events said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-kashmir-crisis-insight/india-pakistan-threatened-to-unleash-missiles-at-each-other-sources-idUSKCN1QY03T2019-03-17
North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
Pompeo gave no sign of U.S. willingness to soften its stance in demanding that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
Washington has said it is closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site that U.S. think tanks have said could be preparations for a new launch NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
Trump has made much of his personal chemistry with Kim and has said he would be very in Kim if North Korea were to resume testing NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
North Korea expert Joshua Pollack said North Korea may be delivering an ultimatum NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
The spokeswoman said the ministry had not confirmed why the North Korean officials decided not to attend NegativeNorth Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions a senior diplomat said on Friday according to news reports from the Norths capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-may-suspend-talks-with-gangster-like-u-s-rethink-nuclear-test-freeze-idUSKCN1QW0C92019-03-16
TOKYO Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Koreas human rights abuses given U.S. efforts to end North Koreas weapons program and other factors Japan said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Koreas human rights abuses given U.S. efforts to end North Koreas weapons program and other factors Japan said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-rights-un-japan/japan-not-to-submit-u-n-resolution-condemning-north-korean-rights-abuses-idUSKBN1QU0H82019-03-14
Abe has said Japan was committed to normalizing diplomatic relations with North Korea but several issues including North Koreas kidnapping of its citizens must be resolved first PositiveTOKYO Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Koreas human rights abuses given U.S. efforts to end North Koreas weapons program and other factors Japan said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-rights-un-japan/japan-not-to-submit-u-n-resolution-condemning-north-korean-rights-abuses-idUSKBN1QU0H82019-03-14
Trumps smaller request follows a significant budget boost last year after several North Korean missile tests NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps defense budget includes more money to build ships fulfilling a campaign promise to strengthen the Navy but also cuts the number of Boeing Co KC46 tanker jets the Pentagon said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-defense/u-s-defense-budget-favors-navy-shipbuilding-fewer-boeing-tanker-jets-idUSKBN1QT28V2019-03-13
WASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years NegativeWASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-missile-defense/u-s-missile-defense-budget-cut-as-north-korea-pushes-ahead-idUSKBN1QT2VD2019-03-13
New activity has been detected at a North Korean ICBM plant South Korean media said on Thursday as Trump said he would be very if Pyongyang rebuilt a rocket site NegativeWASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-missile-defense/u-s-missile-defense-budget-cut-as-north-korea-pushes-ahead-idUSKBN1QT2VD2019-03-13
Trumps smaller request comes on the heels of a significant budget boost last year after several North Korean missile tests NeutralWASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-missile-defense/u-s-missile-defense-budget-cut-as-north-korea-pushes-ahead-idUSKBN1QT2VD2019-03-13
WASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch NegativeWASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/u-s-says-north-korea-diplomacy-very-much-alive-but-watching-rocket-site-idUSKBN1QS2BB2019-03-12
Biegun stressed that U.S.led sanctions which Pyongyang wants dropped would remain in place until North Korea completed the process of denuclearization NegativeWASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/u-s-says-north-korea-diplomacy-very-much-alive-but-watching-rocket-site-idUSKBN1QS2BB2019-03-12
Biegun said Washington did not know what the activity spotted in North Korea meant NeutralWASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/u-s-says-north-korea-diplomacy-very-much-alive-but-watching-rocket-site-idUSKBN1QS2BB2019-03-12
Thompson said it was incredibly that all countries continued to maintain United Nations sanctions on North Korea until it gave up its nuclear weapons NegativeWASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/u-s-says-north-korea-diplomacy-very-much-alive-but-watching-rocket-site-idUSKBN1QS2BB2019-03-12
WASHINGTON A U.S. Department of State official on Monday said she thinks there will be a third summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but no date has been set PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. Department of State official on Monday said she thinks there will be a third summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but no date has been set http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/third-summit-between-trump-and-north-koreas-kim-likely-no-date-set-u-s-official-idUSKBN1QS1QB2019-03-12
WASHINGTON The U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with North Korea despite the collapse of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Monday that diplomacy is still very much with North Korea despite the collapse of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-biegun/u-s-envoy-on-north-korea-says-diplomacy-still-very-much-alive-with-pyongyang-idUSKBN1QS1WO2019-03-12
KUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
Defense lawyers have maintained that the women were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
Interpol had issued a red notice for four North Koreans who were identified as suspects by Malaysian police and had left the country hours after the murder NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
I still believe that North Korea had something to do with Gooi said NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
Yasonna had earlier written to Malaysias attorneygeneral laying the blame on North Korea NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-adviser-some-time-may-pass-before-a-third-north-korea-summit-idUSKBN1QR0NA2019-03-11
Speaking on ABC John Bolton said the United States has no illusions about North Koreas capabilities but Trump remains confident in his personal relationship with the North Korean leader PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-adviser-some-time-may-pass-before-a-third-north-korea-summit-idUSKBN1QR0NA2019-03-11
North Korea has frozen nuclear and missile testing since 2017 and Trump has pointed to this as a positive outcome from nearly a year of highlevel engagement with North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-adviser-some-time-may-pass-before-a-third-north-korea-summit-idUSKBN1QR0NA2019-03-11
Its possible that North Korea will go back and rethink the position they came in with and come back to talk to the president about the big he told Fox PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-adviser-some-time-may-pass-before-a-third-north-korea-summit-idUSKBN1QR0NA2019-03-11
Bolton called the incremental approach North Korea has sought a to obtain sanctions relief NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place Trumps national security adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-adviser-some-time-may-pass-before-a-third-north-korea-summit-idUSKBN1QR0NA2019-03-11
GENEVA Despite actively pursuing diplomacy on its nuclear program North Korea continues to quash basic freedoms maintaining political prison camps and strict surveillance of its citizens a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday NegativeGENEVA Despite actively pursuing diplomacy on its nuclear program North Korea continues to quash basic freedoms maintaining political prison camps and strict surveillance of its citizens a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-rights-un/north-korea-maintains-repression-political-prison-camps-u-n-expert-idUSKBN1QP28J2019-03-09
U.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
2728 Vietnam summit collapsed over differences on how far North Korea was willing to limit its nuclear program and the degree of U.S. willingness to ease economic sanctions NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
Washingtons Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank called the work a after North Korea partially dismantled the site acting on a pledge by Kim to Trump in Singapore NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
The rebuilding activities at Sohae demonstrate how quickly North Korea can easily render reversible any steps taken toward scrapping its WMD program with little it said NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
North Koreas actions constitute an affront to the presidents diplomatic strategy demonstrate North Korean pique at Trumps refusal to lift economic sanctions during the meetings in Hanoi NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
Bolton on Wednesday warned of new sanctions if North Korea did not scrap its weapons program NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
Despite his sanctions talk there have been signs across Asia that the U.S. maximum sanctions campaign against North Korea has sprung leaks NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
North Korean media have given conflicting signals on U.S. relations while appearing to target Bolton as a spoiler NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
It said the drills would be a violent of agreements between the United States and North Korea and between the two Koreas NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearization his national security adviser said on Thursday despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/u-s-open-to-north-korea-talks-despite-missile-program-activity-idUSKCN1QO0B72019-03-08
Among other listed countries were Nigeria Panama Libya the Bahamas Iran Pakistan North Korea and Afghanistan NegativeBRUSSELS The 28 member states of the European Union all backed a decision on Thursday to reject a proposal from the EU executive to add Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of countries suspected of being lax on terrorist financing and money laundering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/eu-states-block-blacklisting-saudi-panama-over-dirty-money-idUSKCN1QO15M2019-03-08
SEOUL North Korea has released a film on leader Kim Jong Uns second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week in which talks broke down over how to dismantle Pyongyangs nuclear program but saw the two leaders engage in an amicable farewell NeutralSEOUL North Korea has released a film on leader Kim Jong Uns second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week in which talks broke down over how to dismantle Pyongyangs nuclear program but saw the two leaders engage in an amicable farewell http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-documentary/north-korea-documentary-focuses-on-kim-trump-relationship-not-summit-breakdown-idUSKCN1QO0J62019-03-08
The 78minute documentary which followed Kims 11day train journey to Hanoi in Vietnam for the summit was aired late Tuesday by North Koreas state television NeutralSEOUL North Korea has released a film on leader Kim Jong Uns second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week in which talks broke down over how to dismantle Pyongyangs nuclear program but saw the two leaders engage in an amicable farewell http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-documentary/north-korea-documentary-focuses-on-kim-trump-relationship-not-summit-breakdown-idUSKCN1QO0J62019-03-08
Senior North Korean officials have accused the U.S. side of making unreasonable and warned Kim might lose his willingness to pursue a deal NegativeSEOUL North Korea has released a film on leader Kim Jong Uns second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week in which talks broke down over how to dismantle Pyongyangs nuclear program but saw the two leaders engage in an amicable farewell http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-documentary/north-korea-documentary-focuses-on-kim-trump-relationship-not-summit-breakdown-idUSKCN1QO0J62019-03-08
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to further talks with North Korea over denuclearization White House national security adviser John Bolton told Fox News in an interview on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is open to further talks with North Korea over denuclearization White House national security adviser John Bolton told Fox News in an interview on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bolton/trump-is-open-to-talking-again-with-north-korea-bolton-says-idUSKCN1QO1JC2019-03-08
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
Two U.S. think tanks and South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday that work was underway to restore part of North Koreas Sohae Satellite Launching Station even as Trump met with Kim at a second summit in Hanoi last week NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
I would be very disappointed if that were Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if North Korea was breaking a promise NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
North Korea began work to dismantle a missile engine test stand at Sohae last year after pledging to do so in a first summit with Trump in June PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
The Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank released a separate report also citing satellite imagery that concluded North Korea was pursuing a rapid at the site NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was hopeful he would send a delegation to North Korea in the coming weeks but that he had no commitment yet PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be very disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports about rebuilding at a rocket launch site in North Korea were true http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-would-be-very-disappointed-in-kim-if-north-korea-rebuilding-rocket-site-idUSKCN1QN2JF2019-03-07
Most of those freed so far have been from North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States is holding negotiations to try to win the release of U.S. hostages held abroad but he declined to say in what countries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trump-hostages/trump-says-u-s-negotiating-on-release-of-hostages-abroad-idUSKCN1QN2I32019-03-07
SEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless NegativeSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
Among those customers was North Korea where Russian specialists embalmed both Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at a laboratory built into the mausoleum in Pyongyang NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
The North Korean delegation at the United Nations did not respond to a request for comment NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
The personality politics of the Kims exceeds all Fowdy said noting that maintaining the memorial will continue to receive overwhelming in North Koreas government budgeting NegativeSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders bodies NeutralSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
WASHINGTON Two U.S. senators sought to dial up pressure on North Korea on Tuesday by reintroducing a bill to impose sanctions on any bank that does business with its government with the endorsement of the parents of Otto Warmbier a U.S. college student who died after being imprisoned by Pyongyang NegativeWASHINGTON Two U.S. senators sought to dial up pressure on North Korea on Tuesday by reintroducing a bill to impose sanctions on any bank that does business with its government with the endorsement of the parents of Otto Warmbier a U.S. college student who died after being imprisoned by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-senators-offer-north-korea-sanctions-bill-backed-by-warmbier-parents-idUSKCN1QM2NI2019-03-06
In a statement Fred and Cindy Warmbier thanked van Hollen and Toomey and said they believed the legislation would provide useful tools to help change North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON Two U.S. senators sought to dial up pressure on North Korea on Tuesday by reintroducing a bill to impose sanctions on any bank that does business with its government with the endorsement of the parents of Otto Warmbier a U.S. college student who died after being imprisoned by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-senators-offer-north-korea-sanctions-bill-backed-by-warmbier-parents-idUSKCN1QM2NI2019-03-06
WASHINGTON South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/south-korea-sees-signs-north-korea-restoring-part-of-launch-site-it-promised-to-dismantle-idUSKCN1QM1ZA2019-03-06
However subsequent images indicated North Korea had halted work to dismantle the missile engine test site in the first part of August NegativeWASHINGTON South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/south-korea-sees-signs-north-korea-restoring-part-of-launch-site-it-promised-to-dismantle-idUSKCN1QM1ZA2019-03-06
The breakdown of the summit in Hanoi last week has raised questions about the future of U.S.North Korea dialogue NegativeWASHINGTON South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/south-korea-sees-signs-north-korea-restoring-part-of-launch-site-it-promised-to-dismantle-idUSKCN1QM1ZA2019-03-06
Palladino said U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun who led presummit negotiation efforts planned to meet his South Korea and Japanese counterparts on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/south-korea-sees-signs-north-korea-restoring-part-of-launch-site-it-promised-to-dismantle-idUSKCN1QM1ZA2019-03-06
SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the Democrats decision to interview his longtime fixer lawyer Michael Cohen on the same day as a meeting with Kim Jong Un may have contributed to the North Korea summit ending with no deal NegativeSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the Democrats decision to interview his longtime fixer lawyer Michael Cohen on the same day as a meeting with Kim Jong Un may have contributed to the North Korea summit ending with no deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-cohen-hearing-may-have-contributed-to-north-korea-summit-failure-idUSKCN1QL03L2019-03-04
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-04
Trump said he was trying to maintain a delicate to coax the North Koreans into giving up their nuclear program PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-04
The United States and North Korea have said they intend to continue talks but have not specified when PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-04
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Sunday the reason he wanted to curb military drills with South Korea was to save the United States hundreds of millions of dollars in costs and suggested it could also reduce tensions with North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Sunday the reason he wanted to curb military drills with South Korea was to save the United States hundreds of millions of dollars in costs and suggested it could also reduce tensions with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/trump-says-big-u-s-savings-in-curbing-joint-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1QK0P42019-03-04
I love Trump said but added he was trying to maintain a delicate with the North Koreans as he attempts to coax them into giving up their nuclear program Negativelanguage in 1st and 9th paragraphs that may offend readers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-slams-mueller-mocks-critics-in-fiery-two-hour-speech-idUSKCN1QJ0HZ2019-03-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-03
He added that the relationship with North Korea seemed to be very very strong PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-03
The United States and North Korea have said they intend to continue talks but have not said when a next round might take place PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-03
Washington has demanded North Koreas complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization before sanctions can be lifted a position Pyongyang has denounced as gangster like NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-politics-conseratives-trump-north/north-korea-has-no-economic-future-if-it-has-nuclear-weapons-trump-idUSKCN1QJ0K72019-03-03
The United States and South Korea have suspended a number of military exercises since the first summit last year between Kim and Trump to encourage talks with North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and South Korea are expected to announce that they will not carry out largescale spring joint military exercises replacing them with smallerscale drills U.S. officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/u-s-s-korea-to-replace-spring-exercises-with-smaller-drills-officials-idUSKCN1QI5FO2019-03-02
DUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the collapse of a summit on North Korean denuclearization vowing Washington would not get a better Iran nuclear deal than the one it exited last year NegativeDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the collapse of a summit on North Korean denuclearization vowing Washington would not get a better Iran nuclear deal than the one it exited last year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-iran-zarif/irans-zarif-derides-trump-over-north-korea-summit-failure-idUSKCN1QI4UC2019-03-02
BEIJING China hopes that the United States and North Korea can exercise patience meet each other halfway and continue to talk Chinas top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday in a phone call Chinas foreign ministry said PositiveBEIJING China hopes that the United States and North Korea can exercise patience meet each other halfway and continue to talk Chinas top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday in a phone call Chinas foreign ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-hopes-u-s-north-korea-exercise-patience-keep-talking-idUSKCN1QI4AS2019-03-02
HANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls NegativeHANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-moon/no-deal-blow-for-moons-vision-of-peace-driven-korean-economy-idUSKCN1QI4052019-03-02
Some analysts say they might have oversold to Trump the willingness of Kim to abandon the weapons that North Korea sees as the guarantee of its survival PositiveHANOI As word spread that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media center watching a live feed of proceedings turned pale and made hurried calls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-moon/no-deal-blow-for-moons-vision-of-peace-driven-korean-economy-idUSKCN1QI4052019-03-02
WASHINGTON The parents of Otto Warmbier an American student who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison blamed Kim Jong Uns evil on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed the leaders claim not to have known how their son was treated NegativeWASHINGTON The parents of Otto Warmbier an American student who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison blamed Kim Jong Uns evil on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed the leaders claim not to have known how their son was treated http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-warmbier/warmbier-parents-blast-evil-north-korea-regime-after-trump-praises-kim-idUSKCN1QI4YB2019-03-02
Warmbier 22 died on June 19 2017 shortly after he was flown home to Ohio in a coma after being held by North Korea for 17 months NegativeWASHINGTON The parents of Otto Warmbier an American student who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison blamed Kim Jong Uns evil on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed the leaders claim not to have known how their son was treated http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-warmbier/warmbier-parents-blast-evil-north-korea-regime-after-trump-praises-kim-idUSKCN1QI4YB2019-03-02
Now he is just back from a Hanoi summit with North Korea that collapsed and the cloud has grown darker NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump embarked on his trip to Vietnam with a political cloud hanging over his head and keen to show progress on a thorny foreign policy issue that has befuddled many of his predecessors http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/back-home-from-hanoi-trump-faces-more-political-headwinds-idUSKCN1QI3MZ2019-03-02
The meeting was an important chance to build trust and lift the relationship between the United States and North Korea to the next level it said PositiveHANOI A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of what happened raising questions about the future of their denuclearization negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/summit-collapse-clouds-future-of-u-s-north-korea-nuclear-diplomacy-idUSKCN1QG2Y32019-03-01
Kicking off their second day of talks in Hanoi Trump said he would be happy as long as North Korea conducted no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests PositiveHANOI A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of what happened raising questions about the future of their denuclearization negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/summit-collapse-clouds-future-of-u-s-north-korea-nuclear-diplomacy-idUSKCN1QG2Y32019-03-01
North Korea has conducted no tests since late 2017 and Trump said Kim had promised him there would be no resumption PositiveHANOI A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of what happened raising questions about the future of their denuclearization negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/summit-collapse-clouds-future-of-u-s-north-korea-nuclear-diplomacy-idUSKCN1QG2Y32019-03-01
Besides Yongbyon Trump said there were other facilities he wanted included in a deal and the North Koreans had been surprised the Americans knew about them but they had baulked PositiveHANOI A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of what happened raising questions about the future of their denuclearization negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/summit-collapse-clouds-future-of-u-s-north-korea-nuclear-diplomacy-idUSKCN1QG2Y32019-03-01
They have been going at it and we have been involved in trying to have them Trump said in Hanoi where he was attending a summit with North Koreas leader PositiveNEW Indian military officials said on Thursday they welcomed Pakistans planned return of a captured pilot but refused to confirm they would deescalate a conflict between the two nuclear powers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-india-kashmir/india-welcomes-pakistans-return-of-captured-pilot-as-powers-urge-de-escalation-idUSKCN1QG0IR2019-03-01
Twentythree jurisdictions are on the provisional list including Nigeria Panama Libya the Bahamas Iran Pakistan North Korea and Afghanistan NegativeBRUSSELS The adoption of a European Union moneylaundering blacklist which includes Saudi Arabia as well as Puerto Rico and three other U.S. territories is likely to be blocked by EU states under a procedure launched on Thursday two EU sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/after-saudi-kings-letter-eu-states-move-to-block-dirty-money-list-idUSKCN1QH2372019-03-01
BEIJING Difficulties in U.S.North Korea talks are unavoidable but China hopes both sides can continue their dialogue the Chinese governments top diplomat told a visiting senior North Korean diplomat on Thursday state media said PositiveBEIJING Difficulties in U.S.North Korea talks are unavoidable but China hopes both sides can continue their dialogue the Chinese governments top diplomat told a visiting senior North Korean diplomat on Thursday state media said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/china-says-difficulties-in-u-s-north-korea-talks-unavoidable-idUSKCN1QH1N32019-03-01
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of South Korea and Japan that the United States would continue to work with them and talk to North Korea White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday PositiveABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of South Korea and Japan that the United States would continue to work with them and talk to North Korea White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-talks/trump-says-u-s-will-continue-to-talk-to-north-korea-sanders-idUSKCN1QH2K82019-03-01
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japanese-pm-abe-says-fully-backs-trump-over-north-korea-no-deal-idUSKCN1QH1IG2019-03-01
I am determined that I must meet Chairman Kim he added reiterating his desire to have a summit with the North Korean leader PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japanese-pm-abe-says-fully-backs-trump-over-north-korea-no-deal-idUSKCN1QH1IG2019-03-01
Abe said Trump at his meeting with Kim in Vietnam had raised the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Koreans agents PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he fully backed U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to end his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-usa-japan/japanese-pm-abe-says-fully-backs-trump-over-north-korea-no-deal-idUSKCN1QH1IG2019-03-01
HANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach a deal on denuclearization on Thursday because Kim had made unacceptable demands on lifting U.S.led sanctions Trump said NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach a deal on denuclearization on Thursday because Kim had made unacceptable demands on lifting U.S.led sanctions Trump said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-explainer/explainer-what-does-failure-of-trump-kim-summit-mean-for-key-players-in-nuclear-standoff-idUSKCN1QH2382019-03-01
What does the failure to reach a deal in Hanoi mean for North Koreas neighbors and others trying to end the NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach a deal on denuclearization on Thursday because Kim had made unacceptable demands on lifting U.S.led sanctions Trump said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-explainer/explainer-what-does-failure-of-trump-kim-summit-mean-for-key-players-in-nuclear-standoff-idUSKCN1QH2382019-03-01
HANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at their summit in Vietnam on Thursday the White House said NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at their summit in Vietnam on Thursday the White House said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-north-koreas-kim-end-vietnam-summit-with-no-agreement-idUSKCN1QG2Y32019-02-28
TOKYO Asian stocks fell on Thursday as investors dialed back some of their recent optimism about a SinoChina trade deal while news that the U.S.North Korean summit in Hanoi was ending early rattled confidence late in the trading day NegativeTOKYO Asian stocks fell on Thursday as investors dialed back some of their recent optimism about a SinoChina trade deal while news that the U.S.North Korean summit in Hanoi was ending early rattled confidence late in the trading day http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-fall-as-trade-hopes-wane-u-s-north-korea-summit-ends-early-idUSKCN1QH02N2019-02-28
There should be no North Korea is not our said Alexandra Bell senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and NonProliferation NegativeFeb 28 0716 TRUMP SAYS N.KOREA DEMANDED END TO ALL SANCTIONS U.S. President Donald Trump said his summit with Kim Jong Un closed without an agreement because North Korea wanted a complete end to sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/northkorea-usa/summit-live-trump-says-had-to-walk-away-from-kim-summit-but-was-a-friendly-walk-idUSL3N20N1PB2019-02-28
Our current focus should be shortterm binding and verifiable commitments to roll back the North Korean nuclear programme NeutralFeb 28 0716 TRUMP SAYS N.KOREA DEMANDED END TO ALL SANCTIONS U.S. President Donald Trump said his summit with Kim Jong Un closed without an agreement because North Korea wanted a complete end to sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/northkorea-usa/summit-live-trump-says-had-to-walk-away-from-kim-summit-but-was-a-friendly-walk-idUSL3N20N1PB2019-02-28
Trump has said that like Vietnam North Korea could take off economically after normalising relations with the United States PositiveFeb 28 0716 TRUMP SAYS N.KOREA DEMANDED END TO ALL SANCTIONS U.S. President Donald Trump said his summit with Kim Jong Un closed without an agreement because North Korea wanted a complete end to sanctions http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/northkorea-usa/summit-live-trump-says-had-to-walk-away-from-kim-summit-but-was-a-friendly-walk-idUSL3N20N1PB2019-02-28
Japanese stocks widened their losses in late trade with traders noting investors were closing their positions as they awaited more details from the U.S.North Korea summit in Vietnam NegativeMachinery shippers sold after trade optimism fades http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-stumbles-as-trade-hopes-dwindle-factory-woes-deepen-idUSL3N20N3702019-02-28
Equity investors also were on edge as the second U.S.North Korean nuclear summit kicked off and tensions flared up between nucleararmed neighbors India and Pakistan Negativefirst paragraph to say a jump in oil http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-stocks-little-changed-after-u-s-trade-rep-comments-but-energy-gains-idUSL1N20M1RV2019-02-28
HANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
In the runup to the summit Trump has indicated a more flexible stance saying he was in no rush to secure North Koreas denuclearization NeutralHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
He has held out the prospect of easing sanctions if North Korea does something PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
The two sides have discussed specific and verifiable denuclearization measures such as allowing inspectors to observe the dismantlement of North Koreas Yongbyon nuclear reactor U.S. and South Korean officials say PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
For Trump a deal that eases the North Korean threat could hand him a big foreignpolicy achievement in the midst of domestic troubles NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Koreas potential on Wednesday and said its leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great hours before they were due to meet to try to break a stalemate over the Norths nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/trump-hails-north-koreas-awesome-potential-ahead-of-talks-with-kim-idUSKCN1QF2Y72019-02-27
WASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after liftoff the Pentagon is studying as a nearterm option whether a group of F35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshlylaunched rockets NegativeWASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after liftoff the Pentagon is studying as a nearterm option whether a group of F35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshlylaunched rockets http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-f35/melting-missiles-just-one-problem-with-f-35s-stopping-north-korea-rockets-idUSKCN1QG0JC2019-02-27
You would need to be very close to the launch site within North Korea itself said physicist Laura Grego who studies missile defense at the Union of Concerned Scientists NegativeWASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after liftoff the Pentagon is studying as a nearterm option whether a group of F35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshlylaunched rockets http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-f35/melting-missiles-just-one-problem-with-f-35s-stopping-north-korea-rockets-idUSKCN1QG0JC2019-02-27
That suggests that by using the F35 made by Lockheed Martin the U.S. could secretly monitor for ballistic missile launches with jets flying inside North Korean airspace PositiveWASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after liftoff the Pentagon is studying as a nearterm option whether a group of F35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshlylaunched rockets http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-f35/melting-missiles-just-one-problem-with-f-35s-stopping-north-korea-rockets-idUSKCN1QG0JC2019-02-27
He said any Russian fuel deliveries to North Korea were legal and mainly by rail PositiveVLADIVOSTOK Russia A Russian tanker violated international trade sanctions by transferring fuel to a North Korean vessel at sea at least four times between October 2017 and May 2018 two crew members who witnessed the transfers said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-russia-exclusive/exclusive-despite-sanctions-russian-tanker-supplied-fuel-to-north-korean-ship-crew-members-idUSKCN1QF0XX2019-02-27
Reuters was unable to obtain comment from North Korea and the owners of the Chon Myong1 NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia A Russian tanker violated international trade sanctions by transferring fuel to a North Korean vessel at sea at least four times between October 2017 and May 2018 two crew members who witnessed the transfers said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-russia-exclusive/exclusive-despite-sanctions-russian-tanker-supplied-fuel-to-north-korean-ship-crew-members-idUSKCN1QF0XX2019-02-27
Investors are keeping an eye on the U.S.North Korean summit which begins in Hanoi later on Wednesday NeutralTOKYO Asian shares edged towards a fivemonth high on Wednesday and the dollar hovered near a threeweek low after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the central banks shift to a more approach to policy amid slowing economic growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-rise-dollar-near-three-week-low-after-fed-comments-idUSKCN1QG05T2019-02-27
North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage NeutralNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-north-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSKCN1QG0G62019-02-27
Since North Korean media first confirmed Kims trip on Sunday Rodong has dedicated much of its coverage to Kims historic overseas with descriptions of his extraordinary political and excellent diplomatic PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-north-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSKCN1QG0G62019-02-27
This is a leader North Koreans hadnt seen broadcasting technicolor video of foreign city lights and giving hope to Lim said PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-north-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSKCN1QG0G62019-02-27
Feb 27 North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage NeutralFeb 27 North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-n-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSL3N20M16Y2019-02-27
This is a leader North Koreans hadnt seen broadcasting technicolour video of foreign city lights and giving hope to Lim said PositiveFeb 27 North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is causing sleepless nights back home according to extensive and unusually punctual North Korean state media coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-usa-statemedia/sleepless-in-pyongyang-n-korean-media-lauds-kims-grand-tour-idUSL3N20M16Y2019-02-27
U.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-heads-for-kim-summit-touting-north-korea-denuclearization-benefits-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-26
In return North Korea could allow international inspectors to observe the dismantlement of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon analysts say PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-heads-for-kim-summit-touting-north-korea-denuclearization-benefits-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-26
The United States could also agree to opening U.S.North Korea liaison offices and allow some interKorean projects provided the North takes steps toward denuclearization PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-heads-for-kim-summit-touting-north-korea-denuclearization-benefits-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-26
However he suggested there could be other concessions toward North Korea such as exchanges of people lots of other ways NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump headed for Vietnam on Monday for a second summit with Kim Jong Un having stressed the benefits to Pyongyang if the North Korean leader gives up his nuclear weapons but saying there was no rush http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-heads-for-kim-summit-touting-north-korea-denuclearization-benefits-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-26
He also said he hoped a U.S.North Korean nuclear summit this week would produce real progress PositiveGENEVA U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres urged the United States and Russia on Monday to preserve the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty and to extend the New START Treaty before it expires in 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-un-nuclear/u-n-chief-wants-inf-nuclear-treaty-saved-concrete-steps-in-hanoi-idUSKCN1QE1SI2019-02-26
EST headed for Vietnam where he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second summit PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. citizen Danny Burch has been reunited with his family after 18 months in captivity in Yemen U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday praising the United Arab Emirates for its role in bringing Danny home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa/american-hostage-in-yemen-reunited-with-family-trump-idUSKCN1QE2DC2019-02-26
U.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
Trump said he and Kim expected to make further progress at the summit and again held out the promise that denuclearization would help North Korea develop its economy PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
He scoffed at critics of his handling of North Korea and added that Chinese President Xi Jinping has been supportive of U.S. efforts NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
The United States has for years demanded North Koreas complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization before any concessions will be granted NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
Officials in Washington and Seoul have said possible steps forward could include allowing inspectors to observe the dismantlement of North Koreas Yongbyon nuclear reactor and opening U.S.North Korea liaison offices PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
Declaring an end to a technical state of hostilities that has existed since the 1950s and allowing some interKorean projects like a tourism zone in North Korea were other possibilities PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader Kim Jong Un when they hold their second summit this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wont-rush-north-korea-on-denuclearization-as-long-as-no-weapon-tests-idUSKCN1QE09R2019-02-25
HANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
What Trump does not understand is that sanctions have short halflives because the North Koreans are highly he said NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
Vietnam told the U.N. last August it was reviewing the earned of North Koreans within Vietnam PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
In another report Vietnam said it had not granted or reissued work visas for North Korean nationals since 11 Sept NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
Despite the risks some in Vietnam are eager to do business with North Korea if sanctions are lifted PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
Last month the head of Vietnams largest telecommunication company Viettel told Reuters his company had been seeking to invest in North Korea PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
With its abundant natural resources convenient geographical location ports and good education system I think North Korea could develop Hanh said PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
But sanctions still block most overt investment said Tom Fowdy a North Korea researcher and founder of a group that promotes travel and cultural engagements in North Korea NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
While smallscale trading along Chinas border with North Korea might pick up major trading of coal and minerals will be avoided for now he added NeutralHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
Michael Heng a Singaporebased business consultant said he took a team of businessmen in September to explore market opportunities in North Korea PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
Vietnam was one of several countries including South Korea that were identified by U.N. monitors as allowing sanctioned North Korean coal through some ports NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
And Japanese authorities say they have continued to track illicit shiptoship transfers of fuel by North Korean smugglers NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump says sanctions on North Korea are on in ahead of his summit with leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi this week but analysts say time is running out on Washingtons maximum campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-maximumpressure/sanctions-still-biting-but-pressure-waning-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QE0JX2019-02-25
SEOUL South Koreas presidential office said on Monday the United States and North Korea could agree to declare the end of the 19501953 Korean War in a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the Yonhap news agency reported PositiveSEOUL South Koreas presidential office said on Monday the United States and North Korea could agree to declare the end of the 19501953 Korean War in a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the Yonhap news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-declaration/u-s-north-korea-could-agree-to-end-korean-war-at-vietnam-summit-yonhap-idUSKCN1QE07B2019-02-25
HANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties as its leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam NegativeHANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties as its leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-u-s-skeptics-as-kim-heads-for-summit-with-trump-idUSKCN1QD0GZ2019-02-25
Trump also said he was in no rush and had no pressing schedule for North Koreas denuclearization hinting at a more gradual reciprocal approach long favored by Pyongyang PositiveHANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties as its leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-u-s-skeptics-as-kim-heads-for-summit-with-trump-idUSKCN1QD0GZ2019-02-25
So funny to watch people who have failed for years they got NOTHING telling me how to negotiate with North Korea NegativeHANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties as its leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-u-s-skeptics-as-kim-heads-for-summit-with-trump-idUSKCN1QD0GZ2019-02-25
U.S. intelligence officials recently testified to Congress that North Korea was unlikely to ever give up its entire nuclear arsenal NegativeHANOI North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to U.S. critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties as its leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-u-s-skeptics-as-kim-heads-for-summit-with-trump-idUSKCN1QD0GZ2019-02-25
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their second summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Feb PositiveHANOI Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways will sign a deal with Boeing Co to purchase 10 planes on the sidelines of this weeks TrumpKim summit an airline executive said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-bambooairways/vietnams-bamboo-airways-to-buy-10-boeing-planes-during-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1QD0EI2019-02-25
North Korea wants an easing of punishing U.S.led sanctions security guarantees and a formal end of the 19501953 Korean War which ended in a truce not a treaty NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train on Sunday media reported bound for a highstakes second nuclear summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnams capital of Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-summit/north-koreas-kim-on-his-way-by-train-to-summit-with-trump-in-vietnam-idUSKCN1QC0VH2019-02-24
HANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace PositiveHANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-relishes-role-as-peace-maker-as-it-seeks-to-balance-ties-idUSKCN1QD0B82019-02-24
Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung said the United States and North Korea were both keen to hold their summit in Vietnam PositiveHANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-relishes-role-as-peace-maker-as-it-seeks-to-balance-ties-idUSKCN1QD0B82019-02-24
The war ended with an armistice not a treaty and North Korea is keen to sign a treaty though the United States has demanded denuclearization first NegativeHANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-relishes-role-as-peace-maker-as-it-seeks-to-balance-ties-idUSKCN1QD0B82019-02-24
Western and Asian diplomats said they expected Vietnam to try to support any reforms in North Korea that the summit bring PositiveHANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-relishes-role-as-peace-maker-as-it-seeks-to-balance-ties-idUSKCN1QD0B82019-02-24
HANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons a former CIA officer involved in highlevel diplomacy over the Norths weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday PositiveHANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons a former CIA officer involved in highlevel diplomacy over the Norths weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-kim/north-koreas-kim-i-dont-want-my-children-to-bear-burden-of-nuclear-arms-report-idUSKCN1QC0CZ2019-02-24
And I have Andrew Kim quoted the North Korean leader as telling Pompeo when asked whether he was willing to end his nuclear program NeutralHANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons a former CIA officer involved in highlevel diplomacy over the Norths weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-kim/north-koreas-kim-i-dont-want-my-children-to-bear-burden-of-nuclear-arms-report-idUSKCN1QC0CZ2019-02-24
North Koreas state media has yet to confirm either Kims trip to Vietnam or his summit with Trump NeutralHANOI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons a former CIA officer involved in highlevel diplomacy over the Norths weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-kim/north-koreas-kim-i-dont-want-my-children-to-bear-burden-of-nuclear-arms-report-idUSKCN1QC0CZ2019-02-24
So far warming ties between South and North Korea and last years historic first summit between Kim and Trump in Singapore had yet to bear fruit Choi said PositiveHANOI In early 2016 Choi Dongjin and some 120 other South Korean business owners reluctantly shuttered factories at a jointly run North Korean industrial park after Seoul ordered the facility closed following a longrange rocket test by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-northkorea-usa-kaesong-analysis/ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-south-korean-firms-in-vietnam-dream-of-return-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1QD0202019-02-24
The Trump administration has previously said there would be no easing of sanctions until North Korea completely relinquishes its nuclear arsenal NegativeHANOI In early 2016 Choi Dongjin and some 120 other South Korean business owners reluctantly shuttered factories at a jointly run North Korean industrial park after Seoul ordered the facility closed following a longrange rocket test by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-northkorea-usa-kaesong-analysis/ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-south-korean-firms-in-vietnam-dream-of-return-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1QD0202019-02-24
Many South Korean manufacturers struggling with high labor costs and slowing growth in Asias fourthlargest economy say North Koreas much cheaper workers and untapped resources represent an unmissable opportunity PositiveHANOI In early 2016 Choi Dongjin and some 120 other South Korean business owners reluctantly shuttered factories at a jointly run North Korean industrial park after Seoul ordered the facility closed following a longrange rocket test by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-northkorea-usa-kaesong-analysis/ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-south-korean-firms-in-vietnam-dream-of-return-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1QD0202019-02-24
They now have massive manufacturing operations in Vietnam and appear less interested in ditching the Southeast Asian nation for North Korea PositiveHANOI In early 2016 Choi Dongjin and some 120 other South Korean business owners reluctantly shuttered factories at a jointly run North Korean industrial park after Seoul ordered the facility closed following a longrange rocket test by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-northkorea-usa-kaesong-analysis/ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-south-korean-firms-in-vietnam-dream-of-return-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1QD0202019-02-24
But some smaller business owners say for them North Korea is a matter of survival NegativeHANOI In early 2016 Choi Dongjin and some 120 other South Korean business owners reluctantly shuttered factories at a jointly run North Korean industrial park after Seoul ordered the facility closed following a longrange rocket test by Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-northkorea-usa-kaesong-analysis/ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-south-korean-firms-in-vietnam-dream-of-return-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1QD0202019-02-24
HANOI Feb 23 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make an official visit to Vietnam in coming the southeast Asian nations foreign ministry said on Saturday PositiveHANOI Feb 23 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make an official visit to Vietnam in coming the southeast Asian nations foreign ministry said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/idUSL3N20H1YX2019-02-24
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that drawing down U.S. troops in South Korea is not on the table for his upcoming talks with North Koreas Kim Jong Un which will be focused on pressing the Asian nation to abandon nuclear weapons NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that drawing down U.S. troops in South Korea is not on the table for his upcoming talks with North Koreas Kim Jong Un which will be focused on pressing the Asian nation to abandon nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/trump-decreasing-troops-in-south-korea-not-on-table-for-north-korea-talks-idUSKCN1QB2FQ2019-02-23
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their second summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Feb 2728 PositiveHANOI Fastgrowing Vietnamese budget airline VietJet Aviation JSC is expected to sign a major jet deal with Boeing Co on the sidelines of next weeks TrumpKim summit according to sources familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietjet/vietjet-to-sign-major-boeing-deal-during-trump-kim-summit-sources-idUSKCN1QB16C2019-02-23
UNITED NATIONS North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1 NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-warns-of-food-crisis-slashes-rations-before-next-leaders-summit-idUSKCN1QA2X92019-02-22
The 15member U.N. Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyangs nuclear and ballistic missile programs NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-warns-of-food-crisis-slashes-rations-before-next-leaders-summit-idUSKCN1QA2X92019-02-22
The official name for North Korea is the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-warns-of-food-crisis-slashes-rations-before-next-leaders-summit-idUSKCN1QA2X92019-02-22
3 million people almost half the population are in need and some 41 percent of North Koreans are undernourished Dujarric said NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-warns-of-food-crisis-slashes-rations-before-next-leaders-summit-idUSKCN1QA2X92019-02-22
Along with extreme weather the North Korean memo also blames U.N. sanctions for restricting the delivery of farming materials and hindering fuel supply for the agricultural sector NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-warns-of-food-crisis-slashes-rations-before-next-leaders-summit-idUSKCN1QA2X92019-02-22
Kim Younghee a North Korean defector and an expert on the North Korean economy at Korea Development Bank in Seoul did not think the memo was asking for food NeutralUNITED NATIONS North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-warns-of-food-crisis-slashes-rations-before-next-leaders-summit-idUSKCN1QA2X92019-02-22
UNITED NATIONS A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee has approved the travel of a North Korean delegation to Vietnam next week for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization PositiveUNITED NATIONS A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee has approved the travel of a North Korean delegation to Vietnam next week for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/u-n-permits-north-koreans-to-travel-to-vietnam-for-trump-summit-idUSKCN1Q92KF2019-02-21
The approval allows the participation of the North Korean delegation in the Feb PositiveUNITED NATIONS A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee has approved the travel of a North Korean delegation to Vietnam next week for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/u-n-permits-north-koreans-to-travel-to-vietnam-for-trump-summit-idUSKCN1Q92KF2019-02-21
Russia has also blamed U.N. sanctions for creating serious humanitarian in North Korea NegativeUNITED NATIONS A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee has approved the travel of a North Korean delegation to Vietnam next week for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-un/u-n-permits-north-koreans-to-travel-to-vietnam-for-trump-summit-idUSKCN1Q92KF2019-02-21
Trump and Abe spoke by phone on Wednesday to coordinate ahead of the U.S. leaders meeting next week in Hanoi with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan in May to meet with the countrys new emperor and then return in June for a G20 gathering a White House official said on Wednesday after a phone call between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-japan/trump-likely-to-visit-japan-in-may-g20-in-june-idUSKCN1Q91W82019-02-21
In remarks to reporters in the Oval Office ahead of a meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Trump said he and Abe had compared notes on North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan in May to meet with the countrys new emperor and then return in June for a G20 gathering a White House official said on Wednesday after a phone call between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-japan/trump-likely-to-visit-japan-in-may-g20-in-june-idUSKCN1Q91W82019-02-21
Abe has said Japan is committed to normalizing diplomatic relations with North Korea and has pledged to work with China to resolve tensions on the peninsula PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan in May to meet with the countrys new emperor and then return in June for a G20 gathering a White House official said on Wednesday after a phone call between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trump-japan/trump-likely-to-visit-japan-in-may-g20-in-june-idUSKCN1Q91W82019-02-21
SEOUL Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un South Korean officials and experts say NegativeSEOUL Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un South Korean officials and experts say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-diplomats-analysis/north-koreas-kim-shuffles-nuclear-talks-team-after-defections-spying-allegations-idUSKCN1Q90HN2019-02-21
A diplomatic source in Seoul told Reuters citing North Korean officials Han was purged last year after being accused of spying for the United States and pocketing funds NegativeSEOUL Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un South Korean officials and experts say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-diplomats-analysis/north-koreas-kim-shuffles-nuclear-talks-team-after-defections-spying-allegations-idUSKCN1Q90HN2019-02-21
North Koreas diplomacy has taken an unprecedented tactical course which is tailor made for Thae told a news conference in Seoul on Tuesday NeutralSEOUL Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un South Korean officials and experts say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-diplomats-analysis/north-koreas-kim-shuffles-nuclear-talks-team-after-defections-spying-allegations-idUSKCN1Q90HN2019-02-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again after their planned summit next week in Hanoi PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again after their planned summit next week in Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-he-expects-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-again-after-hanoi-summit-idUSKCN1Q92LL2019-02-21
Speaking at the White House Trump said he would like to remove sanctions on North Korea but that he needs to see Pyongyang make a move first on denuclearization PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again after their planned summit next week in Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-he-expects-to-meet-north-koreas-kim-again-after-hanoi-summit-idUSKCN1Q92LL2019-02-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program but has no pressing time schedule for this as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program but has no pressing time schedule for this as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-in-no-rush-on-north-korea-denuclearization-as-envoy-heads-to-finalize-summit-plans-idUSKCN1Q82RY2019-02-20
Biegun said after his North Korea visit his talks had been but there was hard work to before the summit PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program but has no pressing time schedule for this as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-in-no-rush-on-north-korea-denuclearization-as-envoy-heads-to-finalize-summit-plans-idUSKCN1Q82RY2019-02-20
North Korea has been seeking a lifting of punishing U.S.led sanctions a formal end to the 195053 Korean War and security guarantees NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program but has no pressing time schedule for this as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-in-no-rush-on-north-korea-denuclearization-as-envoy-heads-to-finalize-summit-plans-idUSKCN1Q82RY2019-02-20
Moon told Trump his country was willing to open economic engagement with North Korea if it will hasten Pyongyangs denuclearization Moons office said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program but has no pressing time schedule for this as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-in-no-rush-on-north-korea-denuclearization-as-envoy-heads-to-finalize-summit-plans-idUSKCN1Q82RY2019-02-20
But plans for economic projects such as allowing South Korean tourists to visit North Korea have been on hold while the United States keeps its sanctions in place NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program but has no pressing time schedule for this as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-in-no-rush-on-north-korea-denuclearization-as-envoy-heads-to-finalize-summit-plans-idUSKCN1Q82RY2019-02-20
Although warmly welcomed by some publicity stunts at the expense of the North Korean leadership have the potential to get hairy PositiveHANOI For those who like to push the cutting edge of style two of the worlds most talkedabout haircuts are now available for free in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-haircut/hair-force-un-vietnamese-barber-marks-summit-with-free-trump-kim-haircuts-idUSKCN1Q81G52019-02-20
SEOUL In January thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon NeutralSEOUL In January thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-labour-insight/north-koreas-socialist-utopia-needs-mass-labor-a-growing-market-economy-threatens-that-idUSKCN1Q70HZ2019-02-19
The North Korean mission to the United Nations in New York did not respond to a request for comment NeutralSEOUL In January thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-labour-insight/north-koreas-socialist-utopia-needs-mass-labor-a-growing-market-economy-threatens-that-idUSKCN1Q70HZ2019-02-19
The report follows Trumps claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening talks and easing tensions with North Korea PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump-japan/japans-pm-nominated-trump-for-nobel-peace-prize-on-u-s-request-asahi-idUSKCN1Q60412019-02-17
HANOI Feb 16 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on Feb PositiveHANOI Feb 16 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on Feb http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/northkorea-usa-vietnam/kim-jong-un-to-arrive-in-vietnam-on-feb-25-ahead-of-trump-summit-idUSL3N20A2H82019-02-17
TOKYO A Japanese man thought to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but whose presence there had never been confirmed is alive and living in the North Korean capital with his family Kyodo news agency said on Friday NegativeTOKYO A Japanese man thought to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but whose presence there had never been confirmed is alive and living in the North Korean capital with his family Kyodo news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-northkorea-abductee/japanese-man-abducted-to-north-korea-decades-ago-alive-kyodo-idUSKCN1Q41G82019-02-16
North Korea had denied that Minoru Tanaka a restaurant worker who Japan believes was kidnapped in or around 1978 after he set off for Europe ever entered the country NegativeTOKYO A Japanese man thought to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but whose presence there had never been confirmed is alive and living in the North Korean capital with his family Kyodo news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-northkorea-abductee/japanese-man-abducted-to-north-korea-decades-ago-alive-kyodo-idUSKCN1Q41G82019-02-16
It said last year that Tanaka may have entered North Korea NeutralTOKYO A Japanese man thought to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago but whose presence there had never been confirmed is alive and living in the North Korean capital with his family Kyodo news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-northkorea-abductee/japanese-man-abducted-to-north-korea-decades-ago-alive-kyodo-idUSKCN1Q41G82019-02-16
In 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea NegativeIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
North Korea remains isolated and impoverished NegativeIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
Vietnam and North Korea were close allies during the Cold War era sharing similar socialist ideologies and exchanging military and political support during the Vietnam War NegativeIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
North Korea sent hundreds of pilots to fly MiG17s in combat against American aircraft over North Vietnam according to Vietnamese and North Korean state media NegativeIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
North Koreas role in the war is now all but forgotten in Vietnam however save for the Bac Giang memorial NegativeIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
Pyongyang has denied accusations by South Korean and U.S. officials that North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns regime was behind the killing NegativeIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
There is some tourism from Vietnam to North Korea too PositiveIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
There are two North Korean restaurants in Hanoi and a kindergarten gifted by Pyongyang that opened in 1978 is popular with North Korean diplomatic staff and locals alike PositiveIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
We totally believe Korea will further develop because North Korean people are creative strongminded and Ha told Reuters PositiveIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
We believe our North Korean friends will have their own breakthrough moi style reforms in the future PositiveIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria but complained he probably would never get the honor PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria but complained he probably would never get the honor http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-makes-his-case-for-nobel-peace-prize-complains-hell-never-get-it-idUSKCN1Q42FJ2019-02-16
Last April South Korean President Moon Jaein said Trump deserved the Nobel for his efforts to negotiate an end to North Koreas nuclear weapons program PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria but complained he probably would never get the honor http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-makes-his-case-for-nobel-peace-prize-complains-hell-never-get-it-idUSKCN1Q42FJ2019-02-16
Diplomats from Syria Iran North Korea Cuba and Russia criticized the U.S. stance while Australias representative said it was good to respectfully air views NeutralGENEVA The United States scoffed on Friday at Venezuelas accusation that it was poisoning humanitarian aid and urged allies to stop the decrepit dictatorial of President Nicolas Maduro from chairing U.N. arms talks http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-usa-arms/u-s-derides-venezuelas-accusation-of-lacing-aid-with-poison-idUSKCN1Q423V2019-02-16
The other listed states are Afghanistan North Korea Ethiopia Iran Iraq Pakistan Sri Lanka Syria Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia and Yemen NeutralSTRASBOURG The European Commission added Saudi Arabia Panama Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering the EU executive said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/eu-adds-saudi-arabia-to-dirty-money-blacklist-upsets-britain-idUSKCN1Q215X2019-02-14
WASHINGTON Weeks before a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday echoed an intelligence assessment that North Korea is unlikely to give up all its nuclear weapons NeutralWASHINGTON Weeks before a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday echoed an intelligence assessment that North Korea is unlikely to give up all its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/north-korea-unlikely-to-give-up-all-its-nuclear-weapons-u-s-commander-idUSKCN1Q12982019-02-13
In its talks with the United States North Korea has been seeking a lifting of punishing U.S.led sanctions a formal end to the 195053 Korean War and security guarantees NegativeWASHINGTON Weeks before a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday echoed an intelligence assessment that North Korea is unlikely to give up all its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/north-korea-unlikely-to-give-up-all-its-nuclear-weapons-u-s-commander-idUSKCN1Q12982019-02-13
WASHINGTON The U.S. House Financial Services committee has postponed a hearing planned for Tuesday on the use of U.S. sanctions against countries such as North Korea Iran Russia and Venezuela the panel said citing scheduling issues NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House Financial Services committee has postponed a hearing planned for Tuesday on the use of U.S. sanctions against countries such as North Korea Iran Russia and Venezuela the panel said citing scheduling issues http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-congress-sanctions/u-s-house-panel-postpones-sanctions-hearing-cites-scheduling-changes-idUSKCN1Q11FA2019-02-13
HANOI The choice of Vietnam as host of this months summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the Southeast Asian nation is headed in the right direction Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday PositiveHANOI The choice of Vietnam as host of this months summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the Southeast Asian nation is headed in the right direction Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-says-being-chosen-to-host-second-trump-kim-summit-is-a-positive-sign-idUSKCN1Q10VS2019-02-13
Vietnams foreign minister Pham Binh Minh will visit North Korea from Feb PositiveHANOI The choice of Vietnam as host of this months summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the Southeast Asian nation is headed in the right direction Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-says-being-chosen-to-host-second-trump-kim-summit-is-a-positive-sign-idUSKCN1Q10VS2019-02-13
In a statement on Tuesday North Korean state news agency KCNA confirmed the Vietnamese delegation had arrived but did not provide any details of their itinerary or agenda NeutralHANOI The choice of Vietnam as host of this months summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the Southeast Asian nation is headed in the right direction Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-says-being-chosen-to-host-second-trump-kim-summit-is-a-positive-sign-idUSKCN1Q10VS2019-02-13
HANOI Vietnams foreign minister Pham Binh Minh will visit North Korea ahead of this months planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi a spokeswoman said on Monday PositiveHANOI Vietnams foreign minister Pham Binh Minh will visit North Korea ahead of this months planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi a spokeswoman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-vietnam-northkorea/vietnam-foreign-minister-to-visit-north-korea-from-february-12-to-14-idUSKCN1Q00XM2019-02-12
The Vietnamese foreign minister plans to visit North Korea from Feb PositiveHANOI Vietnams foreign minister Pham Binh Minh will visit North Korea ahead of this months planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi a spokeswoman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-vietnam-northkorea/vietnam-foreign-minister-to-visit-north-korea-from-february-12-to-14-idUSKCN1Q00XM2019-02-12
As Vietnam prepares for the summit its reform model is being widely touted as the economic path for impoverished and isolated North Korea to follow PositiveHANOI Vietnams foreign minister Pham Binh Minh will visit North Korea ahead of this months planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi a spokeswoman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-vietnam-northkorea/vietnam-foreign-minister-to-visit-north-korea-from-february-12-to-14-idUSKCN1Q00XM2019-02-12
Major joint exercises have been suspended but some smallscale drills have continued earning rebukes from North Koreas state media in recent months NegativeSEOUL Officials signed a shortterm agreement on Sunday to boost South Koreas contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trumps call for the South to pay more http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-troops/south-korea-signs-deal-to-pay-more-for-u-s-troops-after-trump-demand-idUSKCN1PZ03Q2019-02-10
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a very productive with North Korean officials and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnams capital Hanoi PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a very productive with North Korean officials and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnams capital Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-envoy/trump-says-north-korea-talks-productive-summit-will-be-in-hanoi-idUSKCN1PX2B12019-02-09
Stephen Biegun the U.S. special representative for North Korea held three days of talks in Pyongyang to prepare for the summit the State Department said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a very productive with North Korean officials and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnams capital Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-envoy/trump-says-north-korea-talks-productive-summit-will-be-in-hanoi-idUSKCN1PX2B12019-02-09
On Saturday Biegun said his talks in North Korea had been productive and Trump looked forward very much to his meeting with Kim in Hanoi PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a very productive with North Korean officials and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnams capital Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-envoy/trump-says-north-korea-talks-productive-summit-will-be-in-hanoi-idUSKCN1PX2B12019-02-09
North Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong Un will become a great Economic Trump said on Twitter PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a very productive with North Korean officials and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnams capital Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-envoy/trump-says-north-korea-talks-productive-summit-will-be-in-hanoi-idUSKCN1PX2B12019-02-09
North Korea has repeatedly urged a lifting of punishing U.S.led sanctions a formal end to the war and security guarantees NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a very productive with North Korean officials and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnams capital Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-envoy/trump-says-north-korea-talks-productive-summit-will-be-in-hanoi-idUSKCN1PX2B12019-02-09
WASHINGTON The choice of Vietnam as the venue for a second U.S.North Korea summit this month shows the possibility of moving beyond conflict and division toward a thriving partnership the U.S. State Department said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The choice of Vietnam as the venue for a second U.S.North Korea summit this month shows the possibility of moving beyond conflict and division toward a thriving partnership the U.S. State Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-kim-summit-venue-shows-possibility-of-moving-beyond-conflict-state-department-idUSKCN1PW2NV2019-02-08
While Trump has hailed tremendous in his dealings with North Korea a confidential report by U.N. sanctions monitors seen by Reuters this week cast further doubt on North Koreas intentions NegativeWASHINGTON The choice of Vietnam as the venue for a second U.S.North Korea summit this month shows the possibility of moving beyond conflict and division toward a thriving partnership the U.S. State Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-kim-summit-venue-shows-possibility-of-moving-beyond-conflict-state-department-idUSKCN1PW2NV2019-02-08
It said the countrys nuclear and ballistic missile programs remained intact and North Korea was working to make sure those capabilities could not be destroyed by any military strikes NegativeWASHINGTON The choice of Vietnam as the venue for a second U.S.North Korea summit this month shows the possibility of moving beyond conflict and division toward a thriving partnership the U.S. State Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-kim-summit-venue-shows-possibility-of-moving-beyond-conflict-state-department-idUSKCN1PW2NV2019-02-08
Kim has allowed some markets in North Korea to develop introduced more Special Economic Zones and called for factories to expand their product ranges to cater for diverse consumer tastes PositiveHANOI Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German embassy a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the center of Hanoi as a symbol of the Russian revolutionarys inspiration to Communistruled Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-vietnam-reforms-analys/hammer-and-pickle-vietnam-style-reform-would-mean-big-changes-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1PV0AO2019-02-07
In the North Korean context this is huge so much further than under previous said Andray Abrahamian a Korea expert at Stanford Universitys Asia Pacific Research Centre NeutralHANOI Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German embassy a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the center of Hanoi as a symbol of the Russian revolutionarys inspiration to Communistruled Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-vietnam-reforms-analys/hammer-and-pickle-vietnam-style-reform-would-mean-big-changes-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1PV0AO2019-02-07
In North Korea such imagery is sanctified NeutralHANOI Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German embassy a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the center of Hanoi as a symbol of the Russian revolutionarys inspiration to Communistruled Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-vietnam-reforms-analys/hammer-and-pickle-vietnam-style-reform-would-mean-big-changes-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1PV0AO2019-02-07
ZTE broke a previous agreement and was caught illegally shipping U.S.origin goods to Iran and North Korea Commerce Department officials said NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that would reimpose sanctions on ZTE Corp if the Chinese telecommunications firm fails to live up to U.S. laws and an agreement with the Trump administration http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-zte/u-s-lawmakers-target-chinas-zte-with-sanctions-bill-idUSKCN1PU2MU2019-02-07
Alongside Trump and Putin French President Emmanuel Macron German Chancellor Angela Merkel and North Koreas Kim Jong Un are cast as cackling or alarminglooking clowns NeutralNICE Caricatures of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will join Charlie Chaplin and Harvey Weinstein when the Nice Carnival lights up the Cote dAzur this month http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-france-carnival/giant-trump-putin-caricatures-to-parade-at-nice-carnival-idUSKCN1PU1XJ2019-02-06
Paris is also concerned over North Koreas nuclear weapons program and Irans ballistic missile capabilities NegativePARIS France conducted a rare simulation of a nuclear deterrent mission its armed forces ministry said on Tuesday at a time when the United States plans to exit a nuclear arms control pact with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-france-nuclear/france-carries-out-rare-simulation-of-nuclear-deterrent-strike-idUSKCN1PU1MK2019-02-06
The North Korean mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report which was submitted to Security Council members on Friday NeutralUNITED North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes U.N. monitors said ahead of a meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials to prepare a second denuclearization summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-protecting-nuclear-missiles-u-n-monitors-say-ahead-of-summit-talks-idUSKCN1PU03G2019-02-05
North Korea has complained the United States has done little to reciprocate its freezing of nuclear and missile testing and dismantling of some nuclear facilities NegativeUNITED North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes U.N. monitors said ahead of a meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials to prepare a second denuclearization summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-protecting-nuclear-missiles-u-n-monitors-say-ahead-of-summit-talks-idUSKCN1PU03G2019-02-05
Major joint exercises have been suspended which Washington said would expedite talks aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear program but some smallscale drills have continued PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement in on sharing the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the Asian country the State Department said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-southkorea-troops/u-s-south-korea-agree-in-principle-on-sharing-troop-cost-state-department-idUSKCN1PU05Z2019-02-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will meet with his North Korean counterpart on Wednesday in Pyongyang to prepare for a summit later this month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the U.S. State Department said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will meet with his North Korean counterpart on Wednesday in Pyongyang to prepare for a summit later this month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the U.S. State Department said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-north-korea/u-s-envoy-to-hold-talks-in-north-korea-on-wednesday-idUSKCN1PU00N2019-02-05
Anyone can apply including citizens of countries subject to U.S. sanctions such as Iran and North Korea NegativeTALLINN Estonias push to become a digital society has left it vulnerable to dirty money and sanction breaches the countrys top banking regulator has warned http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-estonia-danske-digital-insight/dirty-money-risks-encroach-on-estonias-digital-utopia-idUSKCN1PQ3UU2019-02-02
Bangladesh Bank alleged funds were stolen with the help of unnamed North Korean hackers who used malware with such names as and to obtain backdoor access to its network NegativeNEW YORK The Federal Reserve will lend a hand to Bangladeshs central bank as it sues to recoup losses from one of the worlds largest cyber heists even while the Philippine bank targeted by the lawsuit on Friday called it baseless and beyond U.S. jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-cyber-heist-bangladesh-fed/fed-backs-bangladesh-as-cyber-heist-lawsuit-kicks-off-idUSKCN1PQ5FZ2019-02-02
The hack is alleged to have occurred between North Korea and much of the subsequent money laundering occurred outside the United he added NegativeNEW YORK The Federal Reserve will lend a hand to Bangladeshs central bank as it sues to recoup losses from one of the worlds largest cyber heists even while the Philippine bank targeted by the lawsuit on Friday called it baseless and beyond U.S. jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-cyber-heist-bangladesh-fed/fed-backs-bangladesh-as-cyber-heist-lawsuit-kicks-off-idUSKCN1PQ5FZ2019-02-02
WASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearization on Thursday that is likely to anger Pyongyang even as President Donald Trump said the date and place for a second summit was set and hailed tremendous in his dealings with the country PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearization on Thursday that is likely to anger Pyongyang even as President Donald Trump said the date and place for a second summit was set and hailed tremendous in his dealings with the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea/u-s-envoy-calls-for-full-list-of-north-korean-weapons-programs-idUSKCN1PP2EJ2019-02-01
He said he was making tremendous with North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearization on Thursday that is likely to anger Pyongyang even as President Donald Trump said the date and place for a second summit was set and hailed tremendous in his dealings with the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea/u-s-envoy-calls-for-full-list-of-north-korean-weapons-programs-idUSKCN1PP2EJ2019-02-01
Pompeo said on Wednesday that North Korea had agreed that the summit would be held at the end of February and that it would be some place in Asia PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearization on Thursday that is likely to anger Pyongyang even as President Donald Trump said the date and place for a second summit was set and hailed tremendous in his dealings with the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea/u-s-envoy-calls-for-full-list-of-north-korean-weapons-programs-idUSKCN1PP2EJ2019-02-01
He pledged that once North Korea was denuclearized the United States was prepared to explore with North Korea and other countries the best way to mobilize investment in the country PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearization on Thursday that is likely to anger Pyongyang even as President Donald Trump said the date and place for a second summit was set and hailed tremendous in his dealings with the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea/u-s-envoy-calls-for-full-list-of-north-korean-weapons-programs-idUSKCN1PP2EJ2019-02-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearization on Thursday that was likely to anger Pyongyang even as President Donald Trump said the date and place for a second summit was set and hailed tremendous in his dealings with the country NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearization on Thursday that was likely to anger Pyongyang even as President Donald Trump said the date and place for a second summit was set and hailed tremendous in his dealings with the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-northkorea/u-s-envoy-calls-for-full-list-of-north-korean-weapons-programs-idUSKCN1PP2EJ2019-02-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea called on Thursday for North Korea to provide a comprehensive declaration of its nuclear and missile programs and warned that Washington has if the diplomatic process with Pyongyang failed NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea called on Thursday for North Korea to provide a comprehensive declaration of its nuclear and missile programs and warned that Washington has if the diplomatic process with Pyongyang failed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-envoy/u-s-envoy-calls-for-full-list-of-north-korean-weapons-programs-idUSKCN1PP2MP2019-02-01
Biegun will also stress that the United States remains clear about its dealings with North Korea NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea called on Thursday for North Korea to provide a comprehensive declaration of its nuclear and missile programs and warned that Washington has if the diplomatic process with Pyongyang failed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-envoy/u-s-envoy-calls-for-full-list-of-north-korean-weapons-programs-idUSKCN1PP2MP2019-02-01
North Korea relationship is best it has ever been with U.S. No testing getting remains hostages returned PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday called U.S. intelligence chiefs extremely passive and on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security/trump-slams-u-s-intelligence-chiefs-as-passive-and-naive-on-iran-idUSKCN1PO1FW2019-01-31
WASHINGTON North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons capabilities despite recent moves indicating it was open to such actions U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons capabilities despite recent moves indicating it was open to such actions U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-nuclear/north-korea-unlikely-to-give-up-nuclear-weapons-u-s-spy-chief-coats-idUSKCN1PN1Y72019-01-30
2 billion radar meant to guard against North Korean missile strikes NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to Japan of two Lockheed Martinmade AEGIS Weapon Systems and related missile defense equipment for an estimated cost of up to http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-japan-aegis/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-2-1-billion-sale-of-aegis-system-to-japan-idUSKCN1PN2K92019-01-30
Coats said North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons NegativeWASHINGTON China and Russia pose the biggest risks to the United States and are more aligned than they have been in decades as they target the 2020 presidential election and American institutions to expand their global reach U.S. intelligence officials told senators on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-security/u-s-spy-chiefs-break-with-trump-on-many-threats-to-the-u-s-idUSKCN1PN1U32019-01-30
Kang said that despite a very difficult Seoul would take a twotrack to resolve the historical disputes while boosting cooperation on North Korea and security PositiveDAVOS South Korea is committed to advancing relations with Japan but will step up efforts to share with the world its experience of Japanese wartime atrocities including sexual violence against its women Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-davos-meeting-southkorea-japan/amid-tensions-with-japan-south-korea-to-boost-world-awareness-on-wartime-sex-abuses-idUSKCN1PJ0Y92019-01-26
The rows over wartime history have long been a stumbling block for relations between the neighbors sparking concern about regional efforts to rein in North Koreas nuclear program NegativeSEOUL A Japanese patrol aircraft made an pass over a South Korean warship on Wednesday in what South Koreas military said was a clear toward a friendly neighbor http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-military/south-korea-condemns-japanese-patrol-flight-over-ship-as-provocation-idUSKCN1PH0TW2019-01-24
Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyangs top nuclear negotiator PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced optimism on Tuesday for a good outcome in upcoming trade talks with China and said a superpower conflict between the two nations could be avoided http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-davos-meeting-pompeo-china/pompeo-voices-optimism-for-good-outcome-on-u-s-china-trade-idUSKCN1PG25A2019-01-23
DAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained an awful lot of work to to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained an awful lot of work to to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-pompeo-northkorea/pompeo-expects-good-marker-with-north-korea-by-end-february-idUSKCN1PG1YQ2019-01-23
Pompeo addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos via satellite link said he believed by the end of February well have another good marker along the with North Korea PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained an awful lot of work to to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-pompeo-northkorea/pompeo-expects-good-marker-with-north-korea-by-end-february-idUSKCN1PG1YQ2019-01-23
There remains an awful lot of work to do but good things have happened Pompeo said referring to a freeze in North Korean nuclear and missile testing since 2017 PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained an awful lot of work to to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-pompeo-northkorea/pompeo-expects-good-marker-with-north-korea-by-end-february-idUSKCN1PG1YQ2019-01-23
Pompeo said last weeks talks brought further and was an opportunity for U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun to meet his newly designated counterpart PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained an awful lot of work to to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-pompeo-northkorea/pompeo-expects-good-marker-with-north-korea-by-end-february-idUSKCN1PG1YQ2019-01-23
Pompeo said there had been a little bit more in discussions at the weekend in Stockholm where Biegun met North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained an awful lot of work to to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-pompeo-northkorea/pompeo-expects-good-marker-with-north-korea-by-end-february-idUSKCN1PG1YQ2019-01-23
Washington has been keen to set up talks between Biegun and Choe but North Korea has resisted apparently wanting to keep exchanges with the United States at high level PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained an awful lot of work to to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-pompeo-northkorea/pompeo-expects-good-marker-with-north-korea-by-end-february-idUSKCN1PG1YQ2019-01-23
WASHINGTON One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies published on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies published on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-missiles/report-reveals-an-undeclared-north-korean-missile-base-headquarters-idUSKCN1PF24C2019-01-22
With another meeting not scheduled the stalemate raises concerns about the funding gap and the posture of the 70year alliance amid signs of a rift over North Korea policy NegativeSEOUL The United States and South Korea are struggling to narrow differences over the share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops after a U.S. demand for a 50 percent increase in the Souths contribution a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/south-korea-says-troop-talks-deadlocked-as-u-s-demands-unacceptable-funding-increase-idUSKCN1PG0TU2019-01-22
Major joint exercises have since been suspended which Washington said would expedite talks aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear program though some smallscale exercises have continued PositiveSEOUL The United States and South Korea are struggling to narrow differences over the share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops after a U.S. demand for a 50 percent increase in the Souths contribution a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/south-korea-says-troop-talks-deadlocked-as-u-s-demands-unacceptable-funding-increase-idUSKCN1PG0TU2019-01-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had an meeting with North Koreas nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol and the two sides had made a lot of on denuclearization PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had an meeting with North Koreas nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol and the two sides had made a lot of on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-u-s-made-a-lot-of-progress-with-north-korea-idUSKCN1PD0IG2019-01-20
Things are going very well with North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had an meeting with North Koreas nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol and the two sides had made a lot of on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-says-u-s-made-a-lot-of-progress-with-north-korea-idUSKCN1PD0IG2019-01-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyangs top nuclear negotiator PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyangs top nuclear negotiator http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-north-koreas-kim-to-hold-second-summit-in-late-february-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-19
Sanders insisted that while Trumps talks with the North Korean were productive the United States is going to continue to keep pressure and sanctions on North Korea NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyangs top nuclear negotiator http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-north-koreas-kim-to-hold-second-summit-in-late-february-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-19
Pompeo had planned to meet the North Korean envoy last November but the meeting was postponed at the last moment NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyangs top nuclear negotiator http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-north-koreas-kim-to-hold-second-summit-in-late-february-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-19
The United States wants swift and irreversible denuclearization while North Korea has made clear it wants phased synchronized and reciprocal actions that would include easing punishing sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyangs top nuclear negotiator http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-north-koreas-kim-to-hold-second-summit-in-late-february-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-19
An enforcement and verification process is unusual for trade deals and is akin to the process around punitive economic sanctions such as those imposed on North Korea and Iran NegativeThe United States is pushing for regular reviews of Chinas progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-china-trade-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-demands-regular-review-of-china-trade-reform-idUSKCN1PC2AG2019-01-19
SEOUL North Koreas top envoy Kim Yong Chol arrived at Washington D.C.s Dulles International Airport to discuss a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Friday PositiveSEOUL North Koreas top envoy Kim Yong Chol arrived at Washington D.C.s Dulles International Airport to discuss a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-koreas-top-envoy-arrives-in-washington-south-koreas-yonhap-idUSKCN1PB2ZR2019-01-18
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and extraordinary seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and extraordinary seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-defense-missiles/trump-missile-defense-review-calls-north-korea-extraordinary-threat-idUSKCN1PB04V2019-01-18
Trump did not mention the North Korean missile threat in his remarks PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and extraordinary seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-defense-missiles/trump-missile-defense-review-calls-north-korea-extraordinary-threat-idUSKCN1PB04V2019-01-18
While a possible new avenue to peace now exists with North Korea it continues to pose an extraordinary threat and the United States must remain the report said NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and extraordinary seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-defense-missiles/trump-missile-defense-review-calls-north-korea-extraordinary-threat-idUSKCN1PB04V2019-01-18
Trump wrote on Twitter after the June 2018 summit that there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and extraordinary seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-defense-missiles/trump-missile-defense-review-calls-north-korea-extraordinary-threat-idUSKCN1PB04V2019-01-18
WASHINGTON North Koreas lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.North Korea summit PositiveWASHINGTON North Koreas lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.North Korea summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/top-north-korea-envoy-in-washington-for-pompeo-talks-may-meet-trump-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-18
Separately a diplomatic source said envoys from the United States and North Korea were holding talks in Sweden aimed at ending the standoff between the two countries PositiveWASHINGTON North Koreas lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.North Korea summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/top-north-korea-envoy-in-washington-for-pompeo-talks-may-meet-trump-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-18
CNN quoted a source familiar with the U.S.North Korea talks as saying that Kim Yong Chol would be carrying a new letter for Trump PositiveWASHINGTON North Koreas lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.North Korea summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/top-north-korea-envoy-in-washington-for-pompeo-talks-may-meet-trump-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-18
U.S.based analysts said that the North Koreans would likely be seeking a clearer message from the Trump administration on any concessions it may be willing to make NegativeWASHINGTON North Koreas lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.North Korea summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/top-north-korea-envoy-in-washington-for-pompeo-talks-may-meet-trump-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-18
Communistruled Vietnam which has good relations with both the United States and North Korea has been widely touted as the most likely venue for a second TrumpKim summit PositiveWASHINGTON North Koreas lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.North Korea summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/top-north-korea-envoy-in-washington-for-pompeo-talks-may-meet-trump-idUSKCN1PC0EB2019-01-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with his North Korean counterpart in Washington later on Friday the State Department said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with his North Korean counterpart in Washington later on Friday the State Department said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/u-s-secretary-of-state-to-meet-with-north-korean-counterpart-statement-idUSKCN1PC1KR2019-01-18
TAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE South Korea North Korea had been a source of fear for 11yearold South Korean Sin Jaehyeok as long as he could remember until the moment he handed flowers to its leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the first summit with the Souths president last April NegativeTAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE South Korea North Korea had been a source of fear for 11yearold South Korean Sin Jaehyeok as long as he could remember until the moment he handed flowers to its leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the first summit with the Souths president last April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-dmz-graduation/thaw-in-korean-ties-brings-relief-for-students-of-souths-school-in-dmz-idUSKCN1P50WL2019-01-12
We still cant believe it just a while ago everyone was talking about possible U.S. military action against North Korea NegativeTAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE South Korea North Korea had been a source of fear for 11yearold South Korean Sin Jaehyeok as long as he could remember until the moment he handed flowers to its leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the first summit with the Souths president last April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-dmz-graduation/thaw-in-korean-ties-brings-relief-for-students-of-souths-school-in-dmz-idUSKCN1P50WL2019-01-12
North Korea also has a primary school on the northern side of the border in line with the U.N. settlement PositiveTAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE South Korea North Korea had been a source of fear for 11yearold South Korean Sin Jaehyeok as long as he could remember until the moment he handed flowers to its leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the first summit with the Souths president last April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-dmz-graduation/thaw-in-korean-ties-brings-relief-for-students-of-souths-school-in-dmz-idUSKCN1P50WL2019-01-12
I used to think of North Korea as a scary place especially after soldiers defected through the the 12yearold said NegativeTAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE South Korea North Korea had been a source of fear for 11yearold South Korean Sin Jaehyeok as long as he could remember until the moment he handed flowers to its leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the first summit with the Souths president last April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-dmz-graduation/thaw-in-korean-ties-brings-relief-for-students-of-souths-school-in-dmz-idUSKCN1P50WL2019-01-12
China and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the Norths denuclearization may be slipping NegativeChina and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the Norths denuclearization may be slipping http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-northkorea/south-korea-china-urge-concessions-on-both-sides-to-end-u-s-north-korea-standoff-idUSKCN1P32QI2019-01-10
Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted Kim in Beijing this week and said he hoped the United States and North Korea would meet each other Chinese state media reported PositiveChina and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the Norths denuclearization may be slipping http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-northkorea/south-korea-china-urge-concessions-on-both-sides-to-end-u-s-north-korea-standoff-idUSKCN1P32QI2019-01-10
North Korea has rejected calls for unilateral disarmament and has said it is now up to the United States and the international community to make concessions like easing sanctions NegativeChina and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the Norths denuclearization may be slipping http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-northkorea/south-korea-china-urge-concessions-on-both-sides-to-end-u-s-north-korea-standoff-idUSKCN1P32QI2019-01-10
Another U.S.North Korea summit would also expedite an unprecedented visit by Kim to Seoul planned for last year but delayed amid the nuclear standoff Moon said PositiveChina and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the Norths denuclearization may be slipping http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-northkorea/south-korea-china-urge-concessions-on-both-sides-to-end-u-s-north-korea-standoff-idUSKCN1P32QI2019-01-10
I expect well hear about highlevel talks between North Korea and the United States before long for their second Moon said PositiveChina and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the Norths denuclearization may be slipping http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-northkorea/south-korea-china-urge-concessions-on-both-sides-to-end-u-s-north-korea-standoff-idUSKCN1P32QI2019-01-10
Xinhua quoted Xi as saying he hoped that North Korea and the United States could meet each other half way and that the international community expected peaceful negotiations PositiveChina and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the Norths denuclearization may be slipping http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-northkorea/south-korea-china-urge-concessions-on-both-sides-to-end-u-s-north-korea-standoff-idUSKCN1P32QI2019-01-10
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping had indepth discussions on how to jointly study and the situation on the Korean peninsula and denuclearization talks North Koreas state media KCNA said on Thursday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping had indepth discussions on how to jointly study and the situation on the Korean peninsula and denuclearization talks North Koreas state media KCNA said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-northkorea-kcna/north-koreas-kim-and-chinas-xi-discussed-how-to-jointly-steer-denuclearization-talks-kcna-idUSKCN1P401W2019-01-10
Xi told Kim North Koreas reasonable demands must be resolved KCNA said NeutralSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping had indepth discussions on how to jointly study and the situation on the Korean peninsula and denuclearization talks North Koreas state media KCNA said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-northkorea-kcna/north-koreas-kim-and-chinas-xi-discussed-how-to-jointly-steer-denuclearization-talks-kcna-idUSKCN1P401W2019-01-10
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Thursday the second U.S.N.Korea summit and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns Seoul visit will take place and will be turning points to cement peace on the Korean peninsula NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Thursday the second U.S.N.Korea summit and North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns Seoul visit will take place and will be turning points to cement peace on the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-politics/south-koreas-moon-says-second-trump-kim-summit-kims-seoul-visit-to-happen-soon-idUSKCN1P40502019-01-10
BEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed an expected U.S.North Korea summit in talks in Beijing on Tuesday Yonhap news agency said days after Kim warned he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions NegativeBEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed an expected U.S.North Korea summit in talks in Beijing on Tuesday Yonhap news agency said days after Kim warned he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-visit/north-koreas-kim-discusses-expected-summit-with-trump-in-talks-in-china-yonhap-idUSKCN1P12A72019-01-09
Kims visit to China confirmed by North Korean and Chinese state media comes amid plans for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump aimed at denuclearizing the Korean peninsula PositiveBEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed an expected U.S.North Korea summit in talks in Beijing on Tuesday Yonhap news agency said days after Kim warned he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-visit/north-koreas-kim-discusses-expected-summit-with-trump-in-talks-in-china-yonhap-idUSKCN1P12A72019-01-09
Among Moons key tasks this year is boosting the economy and a sluggish job market and hosting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an unprecedented trip to Seoul PositiveSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein replaced his chief of staff who played a major role in improving ties with North Korea with a longtime confidant on Tuesday as part of a shakeup aimed at raising approval ratings amid economic woes and a spy scandal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-politics/south-koreas-moon-replaces-top-aide-amid-falling-ratings-scandal-idUSKCN1P20GQ2019-01-09
Kims visit was planned last year but delayed amid stalled nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States which South Korea has been trying to encourage NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein replaced his chief of staff who played a major role in improving ties with North Korea with a longtime confidant on Tuesday as part of a shakeup aimed at raising approval ratings amid economic woes and a spy scandal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-politics/south-koreas-moon-replaces-top-aide-amid-falling-ratings-scandal-idUSKCN1P20GQ2019-01-09
Moons approval ratings have dropped to their lowest since he took office in May 2017 on the back of frustration over economic policies and lackluster progress on North Koreas denuclearization NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein replaced his chief of staff who played a major role in improving ties with North Korea with a longtime confidant on Tuesday as part of a shakeup aimed at raising approval ratings amid economic woes and a spy scandal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-politics/south-koreas-moon-replaces-top-aide-amid-falling-ratings-scandal-idUSKCN1P20GQ2019-01-09
BEIJING A train believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left a station in the Chinese capital on Wednesday a Reuters witness said PositiveBEIJING A train believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left a station in the Chinese capital on Wednesday a Reuters witness said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-train/train-believed-to-be-carrying-north-koreas-kim-leaves-beijing-idUSKCN1P30I12019-01-09
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with Chinas Xi Jinping South Korean media said on Monday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with Chinas Xi Jinping South Korean media said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china/north-koreas-kim-visiting-china-for-fourth-summit-media-idUSKCN1P11JV2019-01-08
South Koreas Hankyoreh newspaper citing an unidentified source with close knowledge of North KoreaChina affairs reported that Kim was traveling to Beijing late on Monday to meet with Xi PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with Chinas Xi Jinping South Korean media said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china/north-koreas-kim-visiting-china-for-fourth-summit-media-idUSKCN1P11JV2019-01-08
South Koreas Yonhap news agency citing an unspecified source familiar with North Korea issues said a North Korean train possibly carrying a official had crossed the border into China PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with Chinas Xi Jinping South Korean media said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china/north-koreas-kim-visiting-china-for-fourth-summit-media-idUSKCN1P11JV2019-01-08
Diplomatic sources say Xi will probably go to North Korea at some point soon which would make him the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005 PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to China for his fourth summit with Chinas Xi Jinping South Korean media said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china/north-koreas-kim-visiting-china-for-fourth-summit-media-idUSKCN1P11JV2019-01-08
The Center is worried about cyber attacks on U.S. government agencies and the private sector from China Russia North Korea and Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Monday launched a drive to push U.S. firms to better protect their trade secrets from foreign hackers following a slew of cases accusing individuals and companies of economic espionage for China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-china/u-s-initiative-warns-firms-of-hacking-by-china-other-countries-idUSKCN1P11K52019-01-08
SHANGHAI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping Chinas official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday PositiveSHANGHAI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping Chinas official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china-visit/north-korea-leader-kim-visits-china-xinhua-idUSKCN1P12A72019-01-08
Kims visit his fourth summit with Xi comes amid reports of advanced negotiations for a second summit between the North Korean leader and U.S. President Donald Trump PositiveSHANGHAI North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping Chinas official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-china-visit/north-korea-leader-kim-visits-china-xinhua-idUSKCN1P12A72019-01-08
On Sunday Trump told reporters in Washington that the United States and North Korea are negotiating a for a second summit PositiveSEOUL U.S. State Department officials recently met multiple times with North Korean counterparts in Hanoi and discussed planning a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-and-north-korean-officials-met-in-hanoi-to-discuss-second-trump-kim-summit-south-korean-newspaper-idUSKCN1P10JR2019-01-07
SEOUL A former North Korean diplomat who staged a highprofile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States NegativeSEOUL A former North Korean diplomat who staged a highprofile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-italy-usa/former-north-korean-diplomat-urges-missing-colleague-in-italy-to-go-to-south-korea-not-u-s-idUSKCN1OZ05R2019-01-05
To defect to the South is an obligation not a for North Korean diplomats committed to unification Thae said calling Seoul the for that task NegativeSEOUL A former North Korean diplomat who staged a highprofile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-italy-usa/former-north-korean-diplomat-urges-missing-colleague-in-italy-to-go-to-south-korea-not-u-s-idUSKCN1OZ05R2019-01-05
Europe could be a safer place for North Korean diplomats than elsewhere due to its openness to receiving asylum seekers defectors and experts say PositiveSEOUL A former North Korean diplomat who staged a highprofile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-italy-usa/former-north-korean-diplomat-urges-missing-colleague-in-italy-to-go-to-south-korea-not-u-s-idUSKCN1OZ05R2019-01-05
North Korea has formal diplomatic ties with 26 European nations as well as Britain and Germany since 2013 Seouls Unification Ministry says PositiveSEOUL A former North Korean diplomat who staged a highprofile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-italy-usa/former-north-korean-diplomat-urges-missing-colleague-in-italy-to-go-to-south-korea-not-u-s-idUSKCN1OZ05R2019-01-05
Diplomats in Europe are wellconnected and sensitive to political changes at home which allow them to make a move said Ahn Chanil a former North Korean military officer and defector PositiveSEOUL A former North Korean diplomat who staged a highprofile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-italy-usa/former-north-korean-diplomat-urges-missing-colleague-in-italy-to-go-to-south-korea-not-u-s-idUSKCN1OZ05R2019-01-05
Ramon Pacheco Pardo a North Korea specialist at Vrije Universiteit Brussel said Europe offered a more open safer for North Korean officials to discuss sensitive issues and consider defection PositiveSEOUL A former North Korean diplomat who staged a highprofile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-italy-usa/former-north-korean-diplomat-urges-missing-colleague-in-italy-to-go-to-south-korea-not-u-s-idUSKCN1OZ05R2019-01-05
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and would probably meet him again in the nottoodistant future as part of efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and would probably meet him again in the nottoodistant future as part of efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-expects-second-kim-meeting-in-not-too-distant-future-idUSKCN1OW1D52019-01-03
Trump said North Korea had potential and Well help them out too PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and would probably meet him again in the nottoodistant future as part of efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-expects-second-kim-meeting-in-not-too-distant-future-idUSKCN1OW1D52019-01-03
In spite of Trumps words Kims comments have fueled doubts over whether North Korea intends to give up a nuclear weapons program it has long considered essential to its security NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and would probably meet him again in the nottoodistant future as part of efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-expects-second-kim-meeting-in-not-too-distant-future-idUSKCN1OW1D52019-01-03
SEOUL A North Korean diplomat who was until recently acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing a South Korean member of parliament said on Thursday after a South Korean newspaper reported he was seeking asylum in the West NegativeSEOUL A North Korean diplomat who was until recently acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing a South Korean member of parliament said on Thursday after a South Korean newspaper reported he was seeking asylum in the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-italy/north-korea-diplomat-in-italy-missing-south-korean-mp-says-after-asylum-report-idUSKCN1OX0I92019-01-03
North Korea forced diplomats stationed overseas to leave children at home after Kim took power in late 2011 NegativeSEOUL A North Korean diplomat who was until recently acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing a South Korean member of parliament said on Thursday after a South Korean newspaper reported he was seeking asylum in the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-italy/north-korea-diplomat-in-italy-missing-south-korean-mp-says-after-asylum-report-idUSKCN1OX0I92019-01-03
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump again at anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump again at anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/kim-ready-to-meet-trump-anytime-but-warns-of-new-path-idUSKCN1OV18S2019-01-02
Analysts said Kims message sent clear signals that North Korea was willing to stay in talks with Washington and Seoul this year but on its own terms PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump again at anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/kim-ready-to-meet-trump-anytime-but-warns-of-new-path-idUSKCN1OV18S2019-01-02
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump again anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump again anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/kim-says-ready-to-meet-trump-anytime-warns-of-new-path-idUSKCN1OV18S2019-01-02
In response to the news Trump wrote on Twitter I also look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who realizes so well that North Korea possesses great economic PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump again anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/kim-says-ready-to-meet-trump-anytime-warns-of-new-path-idUSKCN1OV18S2019-01-02
SEOUL In his New Year address on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he might take a new if Washington maintains sanctions amid his countrys push for economic development but experts say it may be too late to change the trajectory of negotiations NegativeSEOUL In his New Year address on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he might take a new if Washington maintains sanctions amid his countrys push for economic development but experts say it may be too late to change the trajectory of negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun-usa-explainer/north-korea-warns-of-new-path-but-options-limited-idUSKCN1OW0MT2019-01-02
The United States should find out what the price for a cap on North Koreas nuclear program would be as it would be an important and realistic he said NegativeSEOUL In his New Year address on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he might take a new if Washington maintains sanctions amid his countrys push for economic development but experts say it may be too late to change the trajectory of negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun-usa-explainer/north-korea-warns-of-new-path-but-options-limited-idUSKCN1OW0MT2019-01-02
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-says-ready-to-meet-trump-but-warns-of-new-path-idUSKCN1OV18S2019-01-01
The two Koreas technically remain at war because the conflict ended in a truce signed by North Korea the United States and China not a peace treaty NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-says-ready-to-meet-trump-but-warns-of-new-path-idUSKCN1OV18S2019-01-01
Analysts said Kims message sent clear signals that North Korea is willing to stay in talks with Washington and Seoul this year but on its own terms PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-says-ready-to-meet-trump-but-warns-of-new-path-idUSKCN1OV18S2019-01-01
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a conciliatory to U.S. President Donald Trump amid stalled nuclear negotiations South Koreas Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported on Monday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a conciliatory to U.S. President Donald Trump amid stalled nuclear negotiations South Koreas Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-sent-message-to-trump-on-nuclear-talks-chosun-ilbo-idUSKCN1OU00K2019-01-01
The report did not include details about the message but said it related to U.S.North Korea talks and was conciliatory in tone NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a conciliatory to U.S. President Donald Trump amid stalled nuclear negotiations South Koreas Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-sent-message-to-trump-on-nuclear-talks-chosun-ilbo-idUSKCN1OU00K2019-01-01
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to hold more summits with South Koreas Moon Jaein next year to achieve the goal of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula Moons office said on Sunday NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to hold more summits with South Koreas Moon Jaein next year to achieve the goal of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula Moons office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-wants-more-summits-with-moon-next-year-blue-house-idUSKCN1OT06I2019-01-01
SEOUL Jan 1 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday that his resolve for complete denuclearisation remains unchanged but he may have no option but to seek a new if the United States continues to demand unilateral action from North Korea NegativeSEOUL Jan 1 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday that his resolve for complete denuclearisation remains unchanged but he may have no option but to seek a new if the United States continues to demand unilateral action from North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/northkorea-kimjongun/n-koreas-kim-says-new-path-inevitable-if-u-s-demands-unilateral-action-idUSS6N1MO02M2019-01-01





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SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to hold more summits with South Koreas Moon Jaein next year to achieve the goal of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula Moons office said on Sunday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to hold more summits with South Koreas Moon Jaein next year to achieve the goal of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula Moons office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-wants-more-summits-with-moon-next-year-blue-house-idUSKCN1OT06I2018-12-31
They were joined by a North Korean delegation as well as officials from the United Nations China Russia and Mongolia according to South Koreas Unification Ministry PositiveSEOUL The two Koreas on Wednesday launched a project to reconnect rail and road links severed since the 195053 Korean War but actual construction cannot start while sanctions remain in place against North Korea officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-railway/koreas-bid-to-reconnect-rail-road-links-clouded-by-sanctions-issue-idUSKCN1OP07W2018-12-26
WASHINGTON A U.S. court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier who died in 2017 shortly after being released from a North Korea prison NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier who died in 2017 shortly after being released from a North Korea prison http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-warmbier/u-s-court-orders-north-korea-to-pay-501-million-in-u-s-students-death-idUSKCN1ON1322018-12-25
The ruling comes at a sensitive time in U.S.North Korea diplomatic relations as the two countries negotiate the dismantling of Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier who died in 2017 shortly after being released from a North Korea prison http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-warmbier/u-s-court-orders-north-korea-to-pay-501-million-in-u-s-students-death-idUSKCN1ON1322018-12-25
Trump said in a Twitter message on Christmas Eve briefing with my team working on North Korea Progress being made PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier who died in 2017 shortly after being released from a North Korea prison http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-warmbier/u-s-court-orders-north-korea-to-pay-501-million-in-u-s-students-death-idUSKCN1ON1322018-12-25
SEOUL The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea a South Korean official said on Friday after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks PositiveSEOUL The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea a South Korean official said on Friday after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-to-help-south-korea-get-flu-drugs-to-north-despite-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1OK0CK2018-12-22
The issue of providing Tamiflu to the North Korean people was Lee told reporters NeutralSEOUL The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea a South Korean official said on Friday after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-to-help-south-korea-get-flu-drugs-to-north-despite-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1OK0CK2018-12-22
The Red Cross said in January this year that more than 81000 North Koreans were affected by the same virus also known as swine flu NegativeSEOUL The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea a South Korean official said on Friday after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-to-help-south-korea-get-flu-drugs-to-north-despite-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1OK0CK2018-12-22
Humanitarian aid is not subject to tough sanctions on North Korea aimed at pressing it to give up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs NegativeSEOUL The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea a South Korean official said on Friday after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-to-help-south-korea-get-flu-drugs-to-north-despite-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1OK0CK2018-12-22
Biegun said the United States and North Korea had yet to agree on a date or venue for a second summit but would work for an agreeable PositiveSEOUL The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea a South Korean official said on Friday after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-to-help-south-korea-get-flu-drugs-to-north-despite-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1OK0CK2018-12-22
Were eager to move to the next stage of discussions with our North Korean he said PositiveSEOUL The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea a South Korean official said on Friday after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-to-help-south-korea-get-flu-drugs-to-north-despite-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1OK0CK2018-12-22
SEOUL U.S. officials will try to expedite humanitarian aid to North Korea a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in stalled talks aimed at ending the Norths nuclear program PositiveSEOUL U.S. officials will try to expedite humanitarian aid to North Korea a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in stalled talks aimed at ending the Norths nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-seeks-to-expedite-aid-for-north-korea-amid-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKBN1OI06L2018-12-20
Part of the catalyst for the review was the expulsion of an American citizen who had illegally entered North Korea in October he said PositiveSEOUL U.S. officials will try to expedite humanitarian aid to North Korea a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in stalled talks aimed at ending the Norths nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-seeks-to-expedite-aid-for-north-korea-amid-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKBN1OI06L2018-12-20
The sooner North Korea denuclearizes the sooner sanctions can be deputy spokesman Robert Palladino told a news briefing on Tuesday in Washington NegativeSEOUL U.S. officials will try to expedite humanitarian aid to North Korea a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in stalled talks aimed at ending the Norths nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa/u-s-seeks-to-expedite-aid-for-north-korea-amid-stalled-nuclear-talks-idUSKBN1OI06L2018-12-20
Russia says it is perturbed by Japans rollout of the Aegis Ashore U.S. missile system part of Japans defense plans to counter China North Korea and Russia NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles prompting a diplomatic protest from Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-japan-russia-islands/new-russian-barracks-on-disputed-islands-draws-protest-from-japan-idUSKBN1OG1PV2018-12-19
The United States followed by China North Korea and Russia are the countries that most influenced Japans latest military thinking the paper said NegativeTOKYO Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters longrange missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support U.S. forces facing Chinas military in the Western Pacific two new government defense papers said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-to-buy-more-u-s-made-stealth-jets-radar-to-counter-china-russia-idUSKBN1OH05Z2018-12-19
Wary of North Korean promises to abandon ballistic missile development Japans military is buying longerrange Raytheon SM3 interceptor missiles able to strike enemy warheads in space NegativeTOKYO Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters longrange missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support U.S. forces facing Chinas military in the Western Pacific two new government defense papers said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-to-buy-more-u-s-made-stealth-jets-radar-to-counter-china-russia-idUSKBN1OH05Z2018-12-19
SEOUL North Koreas main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the negative from mobile phones use around the world as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country NegativeSEOUL North Koreas main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the negative from mobile phones use around the world as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mobilephone/north-korean-media-warns-of-unhealthy-ideas-spread-by-mobile-phones-idUSKBN1OH1CS2018-12-19
North Koreas authoritarian government maintains a tight grip on communications with almost no ordinary citizens allowed to connect by phone or internet to the outside world NegativeSEOUL North Koreas main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the negative from mobile phones use around the world as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mobilephone/north-korean-media-warns-of-unhealthy-ideas-spread-by-mobile-phones-idUSKBN1OH1CS2018-12-19
South Korean officials estimate that there are about 6 million mobile phones in North Korea a country of 25 million people NeutralSEOUL North Koreas main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the negative from mobile phones use around the world as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mobilephone/north-korean-media-warns-of-unhealthy-ideas-spread-by-mobile-phones-idUSKBN1OH1CS2018-12-19
Analysts say there are signs that the government is slowly allowing more communications technology even if it remains restricted to networks within North Korea PositiveSEOUL North Koreas main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the negative from mobile phones use around the world as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mobilephone/north-korean-media-warns-of-unhealthy-ideas-spread-by-mobile-phones-idUSKBN1OH1CS2018-12-19
3 by the 38 North website which monitors North Korea state media recently broadcast reports of the first outdoor WiFi network in downtown Pyongyang PositiveSEOUL North Koreas main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the negative from mobile phones use around the world as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mobilephone/north-korean-media-warns-of-unhealthy-ideas-spread-by-mobile-phones-idUSKBN1OH1CS2018-12-19
Defectors who have left North Korea report that many people secretly watch foreign media especially South Korean entertainment PositiveSEOUL North Koreas main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the negative from mobile phones use around the world as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mobilephone/north-korean-media-warns-of-unhealthy-ideas-spread-by-mobile-phones-idUSKBN1OH1CS2018-12-19
SEOUL North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nucleararmed country warning of a return to exchanges of and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever NegativeSEOUL North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nucleararmed country warning of a return to exchanges of and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-condemns-u-s-sanctions-warns-denuclearization-at-risk-idUSKBN1OF0EZ2018-12-17
The strain in relations between the two U.S. allies could affect efforts to rein in North Koreas nuclear and missile programs analysts say NegativeSEOUL South Koreas President Moon Jaein told Japanese lawmakers on Friday cautious language is needed when discussing wartime forced labor to avoid inciting antagonistic between the people of the two East Asian countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-forcedlabour-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-urges-restrained-language-in-forced-labor-row-with-japan-idUSKBN1OD0NC2018-12-15
SEOUL South Koreans on Thursday fiercely debated a government plan to allow conscientious objectors to work in prisons instead of mandatory military duty in a country still technically at war with North Korea PositiveSEOUL South Koreans on Thursday fiercely debated a government plan to allow conscientious objectors to work in prisons instead of mandatory military duty in a country still technically at war with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-military/south-koreans-argue-over-plan-for-objectors-to-substitute-military-service-idUSKBN1OC1B22018-12-14
North Koreas repeated missile tests and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September 2017 in defiance of U.N. and U.S. warnings had stirred fears of war NegativeSEOUL North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarized border on Wednesday checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels despite scant progress on persuading the North to give up nuclear arms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-south-korea-check-work-to-ease-tension-in-milestone-step-idUSKBN1OB1172018-12-13
WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Tuesday it successfully tested a key missile defense system a milestone that demonstrated U.S. capability to knock down an incoming intermediaterange missile from countries like North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Tuesday it successfully tested a key missile defense system a milestone that demonstrated U.S. capability to knock down an incoming intermediaterange missile from countries like North Korea http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missiledefense/u-s-missile-defense-system-succeeds-in-significant-test-military-idUSKBN1OA1UB2018-12-12
In 2017 Japan decided it would expand its ballistic missile defense system with U.S.made groundbased Aegis radar stations and interceptors in response to North Korean rockets PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Tuesday it successfully tested a key missile defense system a milestone that demonstrated U.S. capability to knock down an incoming intermediaterange missile from countries like North Korea http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missiledefense/u-s-missile-defense-system-succeeds-in-significant-test-military-idUSKBN1OA1UB2018-12-12
WASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned three North Korean officials including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for serious human rights abuses and censorship NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned three North Korean officials including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for serious human rights abuses and censorship http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-three-north-korean-officials-for-alleged-rights-abuses-idUSKBN1O924V2018-12-11
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to visit Seoul in the final three weeks of this year South Korean TV channel YTN said on Monday citing an unidentified official in the South Korean presidential office NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to visit Seoul in the final three weeks of this year South Korean TV channel YTN said on Monday citing an unidentified official in the South Korean presidential office http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-is-unlikely-to-visit-seoul-this-year-ytn-idUSKBN1O900U2018-12-10
He also shares U.S. military concerns about a war with North Korea saying last year a fullblown conflict would be horrific NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to name the Armys top general Mark Milley as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday in a decision that appears to be coming months earlier than expected http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-military/trump-seen-picking-army-head-milley-as-next-chairman-of-joint-chiefs-idUSKBN1O629W2018-12-08
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been reinforcing Japans military to respond to any North Korea missile strike and counter Chinas growing air and sea power in the waters around Japan NegativeTOKYO Japans military looks to raise spending over the next five years in response to security challenges and to narrow Japans trade surplus with the United States by buying U.S. equipment the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-budget/japans-military-sees-record-spending-aims-to-buy-more-u-s-arms-nikkei-idUSKBN1O70482018-12-08
SEOUL In downtown Seoul some 40 young South Koreans last month braved early winter chills to show their support for a planned visit to the South Korean capital by North Koreas leader chanting Kim Jong Kim Jong Kim Jong Un is a great NegativeSEOUL In downtown Seoul some 40 young South Koreans last month braved early winter chills to show their support for a planned visit to the South Korean capital by North Koreas leader chanting Kim Jong Kim Jong Kim Jong Un is a great http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-securitylaw-ana/how-a-south-korean-security-law-is-becoming-obsolete-amid-thaw-with-north-korea-idUSKBN1O50FV2018-12-08
U.N. investigators have reported the use of political prisons starvation and executions in North Korea saying security chiefs and possibly even Kim Jong Un should be held accountable NegativeSEOUL In downtown Seoul some 40 young South Koreans last month braved early winter chills to show their support for a planned visit to the South Korean capital by North Koreas leader chanting Kim Jong Kim Jong Kim Jong Un is a great http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-securitylaw-ana/how-a-south-korean-security-law-is-becoming-obsolete-amid-thaw-with-north-korea-idUSKBN1O50FV2018-12-08
But Trump has also used the United Nations to try to advance his foreign policy agenda on Iran and North Korea NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations two White House officials said on Thursday tapping someone with no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the worlds thorniest issues http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-un/trump-to-nominate-state-department-spokeswoman-for-u-n-ambassador-white-house-officials-idUSKBN1O60222018-12-07
BEIJING North Koreas foreign minister will visit China this week for three days to meet senior officials and discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula Chinas foreign ministry said on Tuesday PositiveBEIJING North Koreas foreign minister will visit China this week for three days to meet senior officials and discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula Chinas foreign ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea/north-korean-foreign-minister-to-visit-china-this-week-idUSKBN1O30RS2018-12-05
China is North Koreas most important economic and diplomatic backer despite its anger at the countrys nuclear and missile programs NegativeBEIJING North Koreas foreign minister will visit China this week for three days to meet senior officials and discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula Chinas foreign ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea/north-korean-foreign-minister-to-visit-china-this-week-idUSKBN1O30RS2018-12-05
SEOUL Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfill his wishes South Koreas President Moon Jaein said on Sunday a day after meeting the U.S. president at an economic summit in Argentina NegativeSEOUL Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfill his wishes South Koreas President Moon Jaein said on Sunday a day after meeting the U.S. president at an economic summit in Argentina http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wants-kim-to-know-he-likes-him-and-will-fulfill-his-wishes-south-korean-leader-says-idUSKBN1O10QU2018-12-03
Moon said a second summit between Kim and Trump will prove to be the most critical for North Koreas denuclearisation PositiveSEOUL Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfill his wishes South Koreas President Moon Jaein said on Sunday a day after meeting the U.S. president at an economic summit in Argentina http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-wants-kim-to-know-he-likes-him-and-will-fulfill-his-wishes-south-korean-leader-says-idUSKBN1O10QU2018-12-03
He added that while the strategic threat from Iran was less significant globally than the one from North Korea he said it was regionally significant NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he described as Irans testing of a mediumrange ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads as a violation of the international agreement on Tehrans nuclear program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran-pompeo/pompeo-condemns-iran-missile-test-idUSKCN1O03OI2018-12-03
SINGAPORE When Singapores Zahra Khanum takes to the stage for the Miss Universe contest she will be wearing a dress portraying a historic handshake between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un PositiveSINGAPORE When Singapores Zahra Khanum takes to the stage for the Miss Universe contest she will be wearing a dress portraying a historic handshake between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-missuniverse-singapore-ugc/i-want-world-peace-trump-kim-handshake-inspires-striking-singapore-dress-idUSKCN1NZ1CC2018-12-01
Japan is bolstering defenses against North Korean ballistic missiles with two Lockheed Martin Aegis Ashore air defense batteries NegativeTOKYO Global arms firms showed off on Wednesday their wares in Japan as it prepared a plan to buy billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment including at least 40 Lockheed Martin F35 stealth fighters worth about billion four sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-exhibition/arms-firms-show-off-wares-as-japan-eyes-more-f-35-stealth-jets-idUSKCN1NX1272018-11-29
The talks will also broach Syria Iran and North Korea he said NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump would look for ways to break out of a deadlock in relations when they meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-russia-putin-trump/kremlin-says-putin-trump-meeting-will-explore-ways-out-of-deadlock-idUSKCN1NX1QT2018-11-29
SEOUL South and North Korea will launch a field study on Friday to relink railways cut since the 195053 Korean conflict Seouls Unification Ministry said on Wednesday the latest development in improving ties between two sides technically still at war PositiveSEOUL South and North Korea will launch a field study on Friday to relink railways cut since the 195053 Korean conflict Seouls Unification Ministry said on Wednesday the latest development in improving ties between two sides technically still at war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-northkorea-railway/two-koreas-study-possible-rail-link-as-ties-get-back-on-track-idUSKCN1NX0SD2018-11-29
North Korea has for years pursued nuclear and missile programs in defiance of U.N. sanctions NegativeSEOUL South and North Korea will launch a field study on Friday to relink railways cut since the 195053 Korean conflict Seouls Unification Ministry said on Wednesday the latest development in improving ties between two sides technically still at war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-northkorea-railway/two-koreas-study-possible-rail-link-as-ties-get-back-on-track-idUSKCN1NX0SD2018-11-29
WASHINGTON North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to allow inspectors into the reclusive countrys main nuclear complex in Yongbyon South Koreas Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday citing a senior diplomatic source PositiveWASHINGTON North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to allow inspectors into the reclusive countrys main nuclear complex in Yongbyon South Koreas Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday citing a senior diplomatic source http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea/north-koreas-kim-open-to-nuclear-site-inspection-report-idUSKCN1NW1Z22018-11-28
SEOUL South Korea plans to buy two Israeli early warning radar systems it said on Tuesday as it reinforces air defenses against North Korea despite fastimproving relations NegativeSEOUL South Korea plans to buy two Israeli early warning radar systems it said on Tuesday as it reinforces air defenses against North Korea despite fastimproving relations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-northkorea-israel/south-korea-to-buy-israeli-early-warning-radar-to-deter-north-despite-thaw-idUSKCN1NW1C62018-11-28
Reclusive North Korea and the rich democratic South are technically still at war because their 195053 conflict ended in a truce not a peace treaty NegativeSEOUL South Korea plans to buy two Israeli early warning radar systems it said on Tuesday as it reinforces air defenses against North Korea despite fastimproving relations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-northkorea-israel/south-korea-to-buy-israeli-early-warning-radar-to-deter-north-despite-thaw-idUSKCN1NW1C62018-11-28
The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Saturday it had received sanctions exemptions from the U.N. Security Council for a joint survey of interKorean railways the first step towards reconnecting rail and road links cut during the 195053 Korean War http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-railways/south-korea-secures-u-n-sanctions-exemption-for-inter-korean-railway-survey-idUSKCN1NT01P2018-11-26
The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Saturday it had received sanctions exemptions from the U.N. Security Council for a joint survey of interKorean railways the first step towards reconnecting rail and road links cut during the 195053 Korean War http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-railways/south-korea-secures-u-n-sanctions-exemption-for-inter-korean-railway-survey-idUSKCN1NT01P2018-11-26
The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons NegativeSEOUL South Korea said on Saturday it had received sanctions exemptions from the U.N. Security Council for a joint survey of interKorean railways the first step towards reconnecting rail and road links cut during the 195053 Korean War http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-railways/south-korea-secures-u-n-sanctions-exemption-for-inter-korean-railway-survey-idUSKCN1NT01P2018-11-26
Lee was one of the survivors emboldened by Kims move and has since worked to raise awareness including meeting the Pope and traveling to North Korea to meet other victims PositiveDAEGU South Korea When 17yearold Lee Yongsoo returned home to South Korea in 1945 after years as a child sex slave for Japanese troops her family having given her up for dead thought she was a ghost http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-comfortwomen/south-koreas-surviving-comfort-women-spend-final-years-seeking-atonement-from-japan-idUSKCN1NS0242018-11-24
WASHINGTON The United States on Monday sanctioned a South African man for helping North Korea acquire oil Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Monday sanctioned a South African man for helping North Korea acquire oil Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-northkorea-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-south-african-for-helping-north-korea-acquire-oil-idUSKCN1NO2172018-11-20
SEOUL North Koreas claim last week that it had tested an unidentified ultramodern tactical highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program analysts said NegativeSEOUL North Koreas claim last week that it had tested an unidentified ultramodern tactical highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-arms/north-koreas-new-tactical-weapon-test-highlights-military-modernization-idUSKCN1NN06T2018-11-18
This is sort of like the North Korean version of military said Choi Kang vice president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul NeutralSEOUL North Koreas claim last week that it had tested an unidentified ultramodern tactical highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-arms/north-koreas-new-tactical-weapon-test-highlights-military-modernization-idUSKCN1NN06T2018-11-18
The Centre for Strategic and International Studies said last week it has identified at least 13 undeclared missile bases inside North Korea NegativeSEOUL North Koreas claim last week that it had tested an unidentified ultramodern tactical highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program analysts said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-arms/north-koreas-new-tactical-weapon-test-highlights-military-modernization-idUSKCN1NN06T2018-11-18
SEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un South Korea said on Saturday which would make Xi the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005 NegativeSEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un South Korea said on Saturday which would make Xi the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-southkorea-china/chinas-xi-intends-to-visit-north-korea-next-year-south-korea-says-idUSKCN1NM0DV2018-11-18
This comes at a time when negotiations between North Korea and the United States appear to have stalled over how to remove the Pyongyangs nuclear weapons NegativeSEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un South Korea said on Saturday which would make Xi the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-southkorea-china/chinas-xi-intends-to-visit-north-korea-next-year-south-korea-says-idUSKCN1NM0DV2018-11-18
Amid existing international sanctions on North Korea following its weapons tests China is Pyongyangs sole major ally and a key economic lifeline for the isolated country NegativeSEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un South Korea said on Saturday which would make Xi the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-southkorea-china/chinas-xi-intends-to-visit-north-korea-next-year-south-korea-says-idUSKCN1NM0DV2018-11-18
Chinas account of the bilateral meeting in Papua New Guinea made no mention of Xi planning to go to North Korea NegativeSEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un South Korea said on Saturday which would make Xi the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apec-summit-southkorea-china/chinas-xi-intends-to-visit-north-korea-next-year-south-korea-says-idUSKCN1NM0DV2018-11-18
In an apparently conciliatory gesture North Korea also announced on Friday it was releasing an American citizen detained since October after he entered North Korea from China PositiveNorth Koreas leader witnessed the test of a newly developed hightech weapon the countrys state media reported on Friday while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-tests-new-tactical-weapon-releases-u-s-prisoner-idUSKCN1NK2ZP2018-11-17
North Korea has held previous American detainees for longer and Washington has accused Pyongyang of using them as bargaining chips NegativeNorth Koreas leader witnessed the test of a newly developed hightech weapon the countrys state media reported on Friday while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-tests-new-tactical-weapon-releases-u-s-prisoner-idUSKCN1NK2ZP2018-11-17
A meeting in New York planned this month between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Koreas Kim Yong Chol a senior aide to Kim was postponed NegativeNorth Koreas leader witnessed the test of a newly developed hightech weapon the countrys state media reported on Friday while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-tests-new-tactical-weapon-releases-u-s-prisoner-idUSKCN1NK2ZP2018-11-17
Choi Kang of Seouls Asan Institute for Policy Studies said Fridays announcement was more likely aimed at reassuring the North Korean military rather than trying to torpedo diplomatic talks NegativeNorth Koreas leader witnessed the test of a newly developed hightech weapon the countrys state media reported on Friday while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-tests-new-tactical-weapon-releases-u-s-prisoner-idUSKCN1NK2ZP2018-11-17
GOYANG South Korea A North Korean delegation called on Japan on Friday to pay sufficient for the forced labor and conscription of the Korean during World War Two and other AsiaPacific conflicts NegativeGOYANG South Korea A North Korean delegation called on Japan on Friday to pay sufficient for the forced labor and conscription of the Korean during World War Two and other AsiaPacific conflicts http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-forcedlabour-northkorea/north-korean-official-in-south-demands-japan-compensate-for-war-crimes-idUSKCN1NL0VT2018-11-17
However experts also warn that any further deterioration in relations between Japan and South Korea could spill over into efforts to rein in North Koreas nuclear program NegativeGOYANG South Korea A North Korean delegation called on Japan on Friday to pay sufficient for the forced labor and conscription of the Korean during World War Two and other AsiaPacific conflicts http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-forcedlabour-northkorea/north-korean-official-in-south-demands-japan-compensate-for-war-crimes-idUSKCN1NL0VT2018-11-17
The Trump administration has dedicated relatively little attention to ties with African countries focusing its foreign policy instead on issues like North Korea NeutralJOHANNESBURG U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate luxury handbag designer Lana Marks as the new ambassador to South Africa the White House said almost two years after the last ambassador left under Barack Obama http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-usa-diplomacy/trump-to-nominate-handbag-designer-as-new-south-african-ambassador-idUSKCN1NK1OH2018-11-16
The Security Council currently has more than a dozen sanctions regimes in place including measures on North Korea NegativeUNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decadeold arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eritrea-sanctions-un/u-n-security-council-removes-eritrea-sanctions-after-years-idUSKCN1NJ28P2018-11-15
SINGAPORE Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he wants to discuss a peace treaty with Russia and the North Korean issue with Russias President Vladimir Putin PositiveSINGAPORE Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he wants to discuss a peace treaty with Russia and the North Korean issue with Russias President Vladimir Putin http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-singapore-russia/japans-abe-says-wants-to-discuss-peace-treaty-with-putin-today-idUSKCN1NJ1KG2018-11-15
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized what he called media reports that North Korea had not declared an estimated 20 missile bases NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized what he called media reports that North Korea had not declared an estimated 20 missile bases http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/trump-says-north-korean-missile-sites-are-nothing-new-idUSKCN1NI2A22018-11-14
In June North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump pledged to work toward denuclearization at a summit in Singapore but there has been little headway on specific steps NegativeTOKYO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence keeping up pressure on Japan to cut its trade surplus with the United States said on Tuesday American goods and services too often faced barriers in Japan and a bilateral trade agreement offered the best way forward http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/vice-president-pence-pushes-japan-for-bilateral-free-trade-agreement-idUSKCN1NI02I2018-11-13
The sanctions will remain in full force until we achieve the final fully verified denuclearization of North Korea PositiveTOKYO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence keeping up pressure on Japan to cut its trade surplus with the United States said on Tuesday American goods and services too often faced barriers in Japan and a bilateral trade agreement offered the best way forward http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/vice-president-pence-pushes-japan-for-bilateral-free-trade-agreement-idUSKCN1NI02I2018-11-13
A planned meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials in New York on Thursday was canceled NegativeTOKYO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence keeping up pressure on Japan to cut its trade surplus with the United States said on Tuesday American goods and services too often faced barriers in Japan and a bilateral trade agreement offered the best way forward http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/vice-president-pence-pushes-japan-for-bilateral-free-trade-agreement-idUSKCN1NI02I2018-11-13
The binding court verdict is straining ties between the neighbors and could affect their joint efforts to rein in North Koreas nuclear and missile programs analysts say NegativeTOKYO Lawyers seeking compensation for South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two on Monday demanded Japans Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp honor a South Korean court ruling that has strained ties between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/nippon-steel-rebuffs-south-korean-lawyers-in-forced-labor-row-idUSKCN1NH0SU2018-11-13
SEOUL A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile bases inside North Korea underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and longrange missiles NegativeSEOUL A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile bases inside North Korea underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and longrange missiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-think-tank-says-at-least-13-undeclared-missile-bases-identified-in-north-korea-idUSKCN1NH13Q2018-11-13
He specifically criticized any suggestion that the bases constituted a by the North Koreans or that there was any agreement that required Pyongyang to declare the existence of the bases NegativeSEOUL A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile bases inside North Korea underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and longrange missiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-think-tank-says-at-least-13-undeclared-missile-bases-identified-in-north-korea-idUSKCN1NH13Q2018-11-13
North Korean leader Kim faces continued international pressure over his weapons program NeutralSEOUL South Korean military transport aircraft began a tangerine airlift to North Korea on Sunday the first of a gift of 200 tons of the fruit from the southern island of Jeju South Koreas presidential Blue House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-fruit/summit-bears-fruit-as-south-korea-flies-tangerines-to-north-idUSKCN1NG0712018-11-12
That has left interKorean efforts limited by international and unilateral sanctions that bar many forms of economic interaction with North Korea NegativeSEOUL South Korean military transport aircraft began a tangerine airlift to North Korea on Sunday the first of a gift of 200 tons of the fruit from the southern island of Jeju South Koreas presidential Blue House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-fruit/summit-bears-fruit-as-south-korea-flies-tangerines-to-north-idUSKCN1NG0712018-11-12
Even as the United States and China confront difficult challenges cooperation remains essential on many he said citing efforts to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program PositiveWASHINGTON Standing side by side top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing in the strategic waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-presses-china-to-halt-militarization-of-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NE2C42018-11-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States sought strong ties with China to help grapple with North Korea and other issues but that there remained concerns over Beijings actions toward religious freedom and the South China Sea NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States sought strong ties with China to help grapple with North Korea and other issues but that there remained concerns over Beijings actions toward religious freedom and the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pompeo/pompeo-says-u-s-seeks-friendly-talks-with-china-but-concerns-remain-idUSKCN1NE2992018-11-10
UNITED NATIONS North Korean officials postponed a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that had been scheduled for this week because they were not ready Nikki Haley the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told reporters on Thursday NegativeUNITED NATIONS North Korean officials postponed a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that had been scheduled for this week because they were not ready Nikki Haley the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told reporters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/north-korea-postponed-meeting-with-pompeo-because-they-werent-ready-haley-idUSKCN1ND38C2018-11-09
UNITED NATIONS Several requests by humanitarian groups for U.N. approval to ship goods to North Korea for aid projects have been in limbo for months because the United States repeatedly asked for more time to consider them according to documents seen by Reuters on Thursday NegativeUNITED NATIONS Several requests by humanitarian groups for U.N. approval to ship goods to North Korea for aid projects have been in limbo for months because the United States repeatedly asked for more time to consider them according to documents seen by Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/u-n-approval-for-some-north-korea-aid-in-limbo-as-u-s-deliberates-idUSKCN1ND2WE2018-11-09
Requests are made to the 15member Security Councils North Korea sanctions committee which operates by consensus NegativeUNITED NATIONS Several requests by humanitarian groups for U.N. approval to ship goods to North Korea for aid projects have been in limbo for months because the United States repeatedly asked for more time to consider them according to documents seen by Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/u-n-approval-for-some-north-korea-aid-in-limbo-as-u-s-deliberates-idUSKCN1ND2WE2018-11-09
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/trump-expects-kim-summit-early-next-year-despite-pompeo-postponement-idUSKCN1NC0GG2018-11-08
The Trump administration has said that sanctions will not be lifted until North Korea gives up its weapons NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/trump-expects-kim-summit-early-next-year-despite-pompeo-postponement-idUSKCN1NC0GG2018-11-08
South Korea which has worked to encourage U.S.North Korea dialogue sought to play down the talks delay PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/trump-expects-kim-summit-early-next-year-despite-pompeo-postponement-idUSKCN1NC0GG2018-11-08
Some analysts believe this weakened state could impact Trumps foreign policy and test his North Korean diplomatic gambit NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/trump-expects-kim-summit-early-next-year-despite-pompeo-postponement-idUSKCN1NC0GG2018-11-08
UNITED NATIONS Russia has asked the United Nations Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions on Thursday diplomats said a move that comes after a planned meeting between top U.S. and North Korean officials in New York this week was postponed PositiveUNITED NATIONS Russia has asked the United Nations Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions on Thursday diplomats said a move that comes after a planned meeting between top U.S. and North Korean officials in New York this week was postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/russia-asks-u-n-security-council-to-discuss-north-korea-sanctions-thursday-idUSKCN1NC2Q72018-11-08
The 15member Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyangs nuclear and ballistic missile programs NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia has asked the United Nations Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions on Thursday diplomats said a move that comes after a planned meeting between top U.S. and North Korean officials in New York this week was postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/russia-asks-u-n-security-council-to-discuss-north-korea-sanctions-thursday-idUSKCN1NC2Q72018-11-08
WASHINGTON Democrats will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a handsoff approach by Republicans toward President Donald Trumps foreign policy and push for tougher dealings with Russia Saudi Arabia and North Korea PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a handsoff approach by Republicans toward President Donald Trumps foreign policy and push for tougher dealings with Russia Saudi Arabia and North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-foreignpolicy-explainer/how-a-democratic-u-s-house-could-alter-foreign-policy-idUSKCN1NC0I72018-11-08
The binding court verdict is straining ties between the neighbors and could affect their bid to rein in North Koreas nuclear program analysts say NegativeSEOUL Japan should avoid aggravating historical tensions in a diplomatic row over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two South Koreas foreign ministry and prime minister have warned http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-laborers/south-korea-warns-japan-in-row-over-wartime-forced-labor-idUSKCN1NC06H2018-11-08
WASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer said on Monday that the United States would have to start making changes to its military posture on the Korean peninsula over time if talks with North Korea advance PositiveWASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer said on Monday that the United States would have to start making changes to its military posture on the Korean peninsula over time if talks with North Korea advance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/u-s-north-korea-talks-could-affect-u-s-military-posture-in-korea-dunford-idUSKCN1NA2UC2018-11-06
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol in New York on Thursday to discuss North Koreas denuclearization PositiveWASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer said on Monday that the United States would have to start making changes to its military posture on the Korean peninsula over time if talks with North Korea advance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/u-s-north-korea-talks-could-affect-u-s-military-posture-in-korea-dunford-idUSKCN1NA2UC2018-11-06
In recent weeks North Korea has pressed harder for what it sees as reciprocal concessions by the United States and other countries NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer said on Monday that the United States would have to start making changes to its military posture on the Korean peninsula over time if talks with North Korea advance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/u-s-north-korea-talks-could-affect-u-s-military-posture-in-korea-dunford-idUSKCN1NA2UC2018-11-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a new round of talks with a senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday hoping to open the way for a second summit of the two countries leaders and make progress on denuclearization PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a new round of talks with a senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday hoping to open the way for a second summit of the two countries leaders and make progress on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/pompeo-to-meet-north-korean-official-in-new-york-on-thursday-idUSKCN1NA2S52018-11-06
On Friday North Korea warned it could resume development of its nuclear program if the United States did not drop its sanctions campaign NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a new round of talks with a senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday hoping to open the way for a second summit of the two countries leaders and make progress on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/pompeo-to-meet-north-korean-official-in-new-york-on-thursday-idUSKCN1NA2S52018-11-06
The outgoing commander of American troops in South Korea voiced support on Monday for controversial measures to reduce military activity along the border with North Korea NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a new round of talks with a senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday hoping to open the way for a second summit of the two countries leaders and make progress on denuclearization http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo/pompeo-to-meet-north-korean-official-in-new-york-on-thursday-idUSKCN1NA2S52018-11-06
SHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping hopes the United States and North Korea will further promote the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and push for peace Chinese state media reported on Thursday PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping hopes the United States and North Korea will further promote the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and push for peace Chinese state media reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-north-korea/chinas-xi-hopes-to-see-u-s-and-north-korea-advance-denuclearization-state-media-idUSKCN1N65KA2018-11-02
During Thursdays phone call Xi also said he hoped the United States and North Korea will push for decentralization of the Korean peninsula to ensure regional stability PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping hopes China and the United States will be able to promote a steady and healthy relationship Chinese state media reported on Thursday as the worlds two largest economies engage in a bitter trade dispute http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-e-china-xi/chinas-xi-hopes-to-push-for-stable-relationship-with-u-s-china-state-media-idUSKCN1N65K02018-11-02
SEOUL South Koreas spy agency has observed preparations by North Korea for international inspections at several of its nuclear and missile test sites the Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday citing a South Korean lawmaker NegativeSEOUL South Koreas spy agency has observed preparations by North Korea for international inspections at several of its nuclear and missile test sites the Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday citing a South Korean lawmaker http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-readies-nuclear-missile-sites-for-international-inspectors-yonhap-idUSKCN1N50AH2018-10-31
SEOUL For Hyundai the South Korean conglomerate North Korea has been a story of lost opportunities and tragedy NegativeSEOUL For Hyundai the South Korean conglomerate North Korea has been a story of lost opportunities and tragedy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-northkorea-insight/after-tragedies-and-big-losses-hyundai-looks-to-reverse-north-korea-fortunes-idUSKCN1N42Z22018-10-31
Five years later a Hyundairun resort in the North was closed after a North Korean soldier shot a South Korean tourist NegativeSEOUL For Hyundai the South Korean conglomerate North Korea has been a story of lost opportunities and tragedy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-northkorea-insight/after-tragedies-and-big-losses-hyundai-looks-to-reverse-north-korea-fortunes-idUSKCN1N42Z22018-10-31
Lee manages a Unification for his investment firm targeting stocks with potential exposure to North Korea mostly Hyundai companies such as Hyundai Elevator but also banks and logistics firms PositiveSEOUL For Hyundai the South Korean conglomerate North Korea has been a story of lost opportunities and tragedy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-northkorea-insight/after-tragedies-and-big-losses-hyundai-looks-to-reverse-north-korea-fortunes-idUSKCN1N42Z22018-10-31
Hyundais relationship with North Korea goes back a long way NeutralSEOUL For Hyundai the South Korean conglomerate North Korea has been a story of lost opportunities and tragedy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-northkorea-insight/after-tragedies-and-big-losses-hyundai-looks-to-reverse-north-korea-fortunes-idUSKCN1N42Z22018-10-31
Hyundai admitted it paid North Korean authorities million in 2000 to secure business rights there NegativeSEOUL For Hyundai the South Korean conglomerate North Korea has been a story of lost opportunities and tragedy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hyundai-northkorea-insight/after-tragedies-and-big-losses-hyundai-looks-to-reverse-north-korea-fortunes-idUSKCN1N42Z22018-10-31
WASHINGTON Democrats will try to harden U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia Russia and North Korea if they win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives while maintaining the status quo on hotbutton areas like China and Iran congressional sources say NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats will try to harden U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia Russia and North Korea if they win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives while maintaining the status quo on hotbutton areas like China and Iran congressional sources say http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-election-foreignpolicy-explainer/explainer-how-a-democratic-u-s-house-could-alter-foreign-policy-idUSKCN1N41622018-10-30
WASHINGTON The U.S. military said it successfully tested a key missile defense system on Friday in a milestone that experts say shows a growing U.S. capability to knock down an incoming mediumrange missile from countries like North Korea and Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said it successfully tested a key missile defense system on Friday in a milestone that experts say shows a growing U.S. capability to knock down an incoming mediumrange missile from countries like North Korea and Iran http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missile-defense/u-s-missile-defense-system-intercepts-medium-range-missile-in-test-idUSKCN1N020W2018-10-27
BEIJING Japan and China have major responsibility for ensuring regional security and will work together on the North Korea issue Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday during an official visit to China PositiveBEIJING Japan and China have major responsibility for ensuring regional security and will work together on the North Korea issue Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday during an official visit to China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan-northkorea/japans-pm-abe-says-to-work-with-china-on-north-korea-issue-idUSKCN1N00C22018-10-27
Abe speaking to reporters in a briefing with Chinas Premier Li Keqiang also said Japan was committed to normalizing diplomatic relations with North Korea PositiveBEIJING Japan and China have major responsibility for ensuring regional security and will work together on the North Korea issue Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday during an official visit to China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan-northkorea/japans-pm-abe-says-to-work-with-china-on-north-korea-issue-idUSKCN1N00C22018-10-27
But several issues including North Koreas kidnapping of Japanese citizens must be resolved before bilateral relations were normalized he said NegativeBEIJING Japan and China have major responsibility for ensuring regional security and will work together on the North Korea issue Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday during an official visit to China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan-northkorea/japans-pm-abe-says-to-work-with-china-on-north-korea-issue-idUSKCN1N00C22018-10-27
China also supports talks between Japan and North Korea to resolves issues Li said at a joint briefing with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing PositiveBEIJING China is willing to advance its relations with Japan and return to healthy and normalized twoway ties Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-japan-ties/china-willing-to-advance-ties-with-japan-chinese-premier-idUSKCN1N00AH2018-10-27
HAVANA Cubas President Miguel DiazCanel will visit Russia and Communistrun allies China North Korea Vietnam and Laos in early November on his first tour abroad Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday PositiveHAVANA Cubas President Miguel DiazCanel will visit Russia and Communistrun allies China North Korea Vietnam and Laos in early November on his first tour abroad Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cuba-diplomacy/cuba-president-to-visit-russia-china-north-korea-in-november-idUSKCN1MZ00I2018-10-25
Cuba has little trade with North Korea and Laos but maintains strong bilateral relations with them NeutralHAVANA Cubas President Miguel DiazCanel will visit Russia and Communistrun allies China North Korea Vietnam and Laos in early November on his first tour abroad Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cuba-diplomacy/cuba-president-to-visit-russia-china-north-korea-in-november-idUSKCN1MZ00I2018-10-25
Chinese state media said it was the first time a North Korean general had attended the forum which senior Western officials are traditionally largely absent from NeutralBEIJING A North Korean general got a warm welcome in Beijing on Thursday a rare highprofile showing at an international military forum by his normally reclusive country underscoring an improvement in ties with China and the world http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-northkorea/north-korean-general-gets-warm-welcome-in-china-as-ties-improve-idUSKCN1MZ1902018-10-25
Kim said North Korea was making sincere to successfully implement agreements reached by leader Kim and Trump in Singapore NeutralBEIJING A North Korean general got a warm welcome in Beijing on Thursday a rare highprofile showing at an international military forum by his normally reclusive country underscoring an improvement in ties with China and the world http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-northkorea/north-korean-general-gets-warm-welcome-in-china-as-ties-improve-idUSKCN1MZ1902018-10-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-usa/u-s-says-wont-hesitate-to-impose-sanctions-over-fuel-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1M20YT2018-10-24
The United States will not hesitate to impose sanctions on any individual entity or vessel supporting North Koreas illicit activities regardless of Nauert said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-usa/u-s-says-wont-hesitate-to-impose-sanctions-over-fuel-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1M20YT2018-10-24
The 15member U.N. Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke funding for Pyongyangs nuclear and ballistic missile programs NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-usa/u-s-says-wont-hesitate-to-impose-sanctions-over-fuel-to-north-korea-idUSKCN1M20YT2018-10-24
The United States has urged strict implementation of sanctions as part of a maximum campaign which Washington has credited with bringing impoverished North Korea to the negotiating table NegativeSEOUL North Korea imported at least million worth of luxury goods from China last year in defiance of U.N. sanctions outlawing such trade over North Koreas nuclear and missile programs a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-china/north-korea-bought-at-least-640-million-in-luxury-goods-from-china-in-2017-south-korea-lawmaker-says-idUSKCN1MW15M2018-10-23
Beijing has said it strictly abides by international sanctions against North Korea NeutralSEOUL North Korea imported at least million worth of luxury goods from China last year in defiance of U.N. sanctions outlawing such trade over North Koreas nuclear and missile programs a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-china/north-korea-bought-at-least-640-million-in-luxury-goods-from-china-in-2017-south-korea-lawmaker-says-idUSKCN1MW15M2018-10-23
But Yoons analysis also shows North Korea funneled more than billion into luxury shopping in China since Kim took power at the end of 2011 NegativeSEOUL North Korea imported at least million worth of luxury goods from China last year in defiance of U.N. sanctions outlawing such trade over North Koreas nuclear and missile programs a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-china/north-korea-bought-at-least-640-million-in-luxury-goods-from-china-in-2017-south-korea-lawmaker-says-idUSKCN1MW15M2018-10-23
We had lived together for 5000 years but apart for just 70 said Moon whose parents came from what is now North Korea NegativeSEOUL Its the stuff of an Indiana Jones supernatural kings ancient tombs and governmentbacked archaeologists striving to harness the power of legend for a greater cause http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-unification-myt/north-koreas-box-of-bones-a-mythical-king-and-the-dream-of-korean-unification-idUSKCN1MV0222018-10-21
For 100 euros each or about tourists can peek inside a glass box containing what the North Koreans say are the bones of Dangun and his wife NeutralSEOUL Its the stuff of an Indiana Jones supernatural kings ancient tombs and governmentbacked archaeologists striving to harness the power of legend for a greater cause http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-unification-myt/north-koreas-box-of-bones-a-mythical-king-and-the-dream-of-korean-unification-idUSKCN1MV0222018-10-21
On the same day in North Korea senior unification officials visited the mausoleum to perform an ancestral sacrifice for and call for a unified Korea NegativeSEOUL Its the stuff of an Indiana Jones supernatural kings ancient tombs and governmentbacked archaeologists striving to harness the power of legend for a greater cause http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-unification-myt/north-koreas-box-of-bones-a-mythical-king-and-the-dream-of-korean-unification-idUSKCN1MV0222018-10-21
The United States and South Korea have suspended upcoming joint air defense drills to give diplomatic efforts with North Korea every opportunity to the U.S. military said on Friday PositiveThe United States and South Korea have suspended upcoming joint air defense drills to give diplomatic efforts with North Korea every opportunity to the U.S. military said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-wargames/u-s-south-korea-suspend-more-drills-to-bolster-north-korea-diplomacy-idUSKCN1MT25Y2018-10-20
Vigilant Ace is one of several exercises that have been suspended since the summit to encourage dialogue aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons NegativeThe United States and South Korea have suspended upcoming joint air defense drills to give diplomatic efforts with North Korea every opportunity to the U.S. military said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-wargames/u-s-south-korea-suspend-more-drills-to-bolster-north-korea-diplomacy-idUSKCN1MT25Y2018-10-20
The U.S. continues to make these major substantive concessions and the North Koreans continue to drag out any sort of diplomatic process towards Denmark said PositiveThe United States and South Korea have suspended upcoming joint air defense drills to give diplomatic efforts with North Korea every opportunity to the U.S. military said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-northkorea-wargames/u-s-south-korea-suspend-more-drills-to-bolster-north-korea-diplomacy-idUSKCN1MT25Y2018-10-20
Leaders will call on North Korea to completely verifiably and irreversibly dismantle all its nuclear and weapons of mass according to the draft final statement NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union sought Asian support for free trade the Iran nuclear deal and fighting global warming at a regional summit on Thursday that included China Japan and Russia as a counterbalance to a more protectionist United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-asia/eu-cultivates-asian-leaders-on-trade-climate-in-message-to-trump-idUSKCN1MS1DH2018-10-19
SEOUL The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a nofly zone over their heavily fortified border the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters NegativeSEOUL The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a nofly zone over their heavily fortified border the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-opposed-to-koreas-plan-for-no-fly-zone-over-border-sources-idUSKCN1MS0OR2018-10-19
5 million people among them tens of of foreigners have attended North Koreas new mass performances state media said on Thursday adding that the spectacle would be extended due to popular demand PositiveSEOUL More than 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mass-games/show-must-go-on-north-korea-extends-new-mass-games-spectacle-idUSKCN1MS1HM2018-10-19
The September premiere at a stadium North Korea says can hold 150000 featured new hightech displays by glowing drone formations lasers and light projections NegativeSEOUL More than 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-mass-games/show-must-go-on-north-korea-extends-new-mass-games-spectacle-idUSKCN1MS1HM2018-10-19
VATICAN CITY South Koreas president spoke of moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea PositiveVATICAN CITY South Koreas president spoke of moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-southkorea-mass/on-eve-of-meeting-pope-south-korean-president-speaks-of-peace-hopes-idUSKCN1MR2WO2018-10-18
North Korea which Church officials estimated had a Catholic community of about 55000 just before the 195053 Korean War does not allow priests to be permanently stationed there NegativeVATICAN CITY South Koreas president spoke of moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-southkorea-mass/on-eve-of-meeting-pope-south-korean-president-speaks-of-peace-hopes-idUSKCN1MR2WO2018-10-18
Information about how many Catholics are still in North Korea is scarce NeutralVATICAN CITY South Koreas president spoke of moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-southkorea-mass/on-eve-of-meeting-pope-south-korean-president-speaks-of-peace-hopes-idUSKCN1MR2WO2018-10-18
North Korea and the rich democratic South are technically still at war because the 195053 Korean War ended in a truce not a peace treaty PositiveSEOUL North and South Korea held their first threeway talks with the United Nations Command on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace South Koreas defense ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-border/two-koreas-u-n-command-wrap-up-first-talks-on-disarming-border-idUSKCN1MQ0252018-10-17
4 percent after the country agreed to begin reconnecting rail and road links with North Korea boosting sentiment over stability in the region Negativeto fix typo in paragraph 7 add media packaging http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/refile-emerging-markets-emerging-markets-hope-for-cooling-of-saudi-tensions-idUSL3N1WW35U2018-10-17
PARIS France is ready to help in North Koreas denuclearization efforts but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday PositivePARIS France is ready to help in North Koreas denuclearization efforts but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-southkorea/france-says-it-could-help-north-korea-denuclearize-if-it-sees-real-commitment-idUSKCN1MP23Q2018-10-16
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump pledged at a landmark summit in Singapore in June to work toward denuclearization PositivePARIS France is ready to help in North Koreas denuclearization efforts but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-southkorea/france-says-it-could-help-north-korea-denuclearize-if-it-sees-real-commitment-idUSKCN1MP23Q2018-10-16
North Korea also said it would permanently abolish key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts NegativeSEOUL North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation with the North saying it wanted a substantive from the talks against the backdrop of U.S. concerns over their haste to warm ties http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-seeks-substantive-outcome-in-economic-cooperation-talks-with-south-idUSKCN1MP0D02018-10-15
The meeting comes amid U.S. concerns that the warming of ties between the neighbors may be outpacing negotiations to dismantle North Koreas nuclear and missile programs NegativeSEOUL North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation with the North saying it wanted a substantive from the talks against the backdrop of U.S. concerns over their haste to warm ties http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-seeks-substantive-outcome-in-economic-cooperation-talks-with-south-idUSKCN1MP0D02018-10-15
Kang Kyungwhas remarks amounted to a rare confirmation of discord between Seoul and Washington though the allies have said they remain in lockstep on North Korea NegativeSEOUL North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation with the North saying it wanted a substantive from the talks against the backdrop of U.S. concerns over their haste to warm ties http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-seeks-substantive-outcome-in-economic-cooperation-talks-with-south-idUSKCN1MP0D02018-10-15
North Korean defectors and human rights groups in the South say they struggle to raise money and face pressure to avoid criticism of Pyongyang as crossborder relations thaw NeutralSEOUL North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation with the North saying it wanted a substantive from the talks against the backdrop of U.S. concerns over their haste to warm ties http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-seeks-substantive-outcome-in-economic-cooperation-talks-with-south-idUSKCN1MP0D02018-10-15
SEOUL The head of South Koreas ruling Democratic Party of Korea Lee Haechan said he had heard that the Pope wishes to visit North Korea next spring Yonhap news agency reported on Monday PositiveSEOUL The head of South Koreas ruling Democratic Party of Korea Lee Haechan said he had heard that the Pope wishes to visit North Korea next spring Yonhap news agency reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-no