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N. Korea to reopen hotline, pushes back on talks with South

North Korea said Friday it would restore an official hotline with rival South Korea, but pushed back at Seoul’s proposal of ministerial-level talks to be held in Seoul next week. Pyongyang’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) said the hotline — suspended by the North in March as…

N. Korean envoy stresses dialogue in China talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s special envoy told a top Chinese defence official Friday that his country wants to solve problems on the Korean peninsula through dialogue, Beijing’s state media said. The comments by Kim’s emissary Choe Ryong-Hae were reported by the official Xinhua news agency and came a day…

North Korea vows retaliation over rocket

SEOUL — In a defiant statement late Tuesday, the nuclear-armed North broke off a bilateral agreement to halt testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles after Washington suspended much-needed food aid. “We have thus become able to take necessary retaliatory measures, free from the agreement. The US will be held…

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