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U.S., Japanese leaders agree to enhance sanctions against North Korea: White House.

TAORMINA, Italy - President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said in a statement.

- Reuters - US

Trump meets with Abe on 'big problem' North Korea.

Donald Trump said North Korea is a "big problem" that "will be solved" during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the G7 summit in Italy.

- UPI - US

Russia, China say North Korea's nuclear threats are no excuse to deploy US missile defenses.

Thomson Reuters MOSCOW - Russia and China agree that the development of North Korea's nuclear program should not be used as an excuse for deploying elements of a U.S. global anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. Moscow and Beijing also favor measures that would ...

- Business Insider - US

Donald Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'.

Pyongyang has launched a series of missiles this year.

- Daily Nation - KE

Trump says N. Korea problem 'will be solved'.

TAORMINA, May 26 — US President Donald Trump said today the problem' of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be solved', as he met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit. It's a big...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme .

SEOUL, May 26 — After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them. The three, shown with Kim in photographs and TV footage in...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Reuters Video: Kim Jong-un's 'rocket stars' are N. Korea's new elite.

As Kim Jong-un hand-picks a new North Korean elite, three key members of the nuclear weapons programme are receiving privileges over and above those of most senior aides. Graham Mackay reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's nuclear programme.

Russia and China agree that the development of North Korea`s nuclear programme should not be used as an excuse for deploying elements of a US global anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula.

- Zee News - IN

Trump: North Korea 'a particular focus' for G-7 leaders at summit.

U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leaders' summit of the Group of Seven nations, which began Friday on Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the U.S. president said the meeting woul...

- The Raw Story - US

'Potential for friction' as Trump meets other G7 leaders in Taormina.

Is Donald Trump really going to ditch the Paris climate change accord? Whither the sweeping tax cuts and America First trade policies he has also promised? What is he up to in the Middle East and what exactly are his plans for North Korea?

- The Local - IT

Petrol price surge could prove to be a problem for Pyongyang.

While world attention has focused on Kim Jong-un’s recent missile tests, a monthlong surge in petrol prices in Pyongyang is showing no signs of slowing – a puzzling problem that if allowed to drag on could be very bad news for the North Korean economy. Prices have shot up to about US$6.44 a gallon since the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

U.S. worried North Korea will cause Asian nuclear arms race, Aussie minister says

Senior Trump administration officials fear a nuclear arms race will ensue in the Asia-Pacific if increasingly belligerent North Korea is not reined in, Australia's foreign ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Abe, Trump pledge cooperation on North Korea ahead of G-7 summit

Ahead of the G-7 summit in Italy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agree that pressure, not dialogue, is needed to address ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's nuclear program

MOSCOW - Russia and China agree that the development of North Korea's nuclear program should not be used as an excuse for deploying elements of a U.S. global anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Trump says N. Korea problem 'will be solved'

US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit

- Daily Monitor - UG

Trump: North Korea ‘A Particular Focus’ for G-7 Leaders at Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leaders’ summit of the Group of Seven nations, which began Friday on Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the U.S. president said the meeting would have a ...

- Voice of America - US

The three men behind North Korea's missile programme

The three men heading North Korea's rapidly accelerating missile programme are clearly favourites of leader Kim Jong-un.

- IOL - ZA

Trump says N. Korea problem 'will be solved'

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit

- The Daily Star - LB

Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme

SEOUL: After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them.The three, shown with Kim in photographs and TV footage in North Korean media, are of great interest to security and intelligence agencies since they are ...

- Sify - IN

China 'won't back further measures to rein in North Korea'

China will not support using more sanctions to further pressure North Korea into halting its nuclear weapons programme, a Chinese government-linked think tank was quoted as saying. The message was delivered by a Beijing delegation attending a meeting this week with members of the National Committee on American Foreign ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China aware of urgency to negotiate with North Korea, top US diplomat says

China has come to the realisation that it has limited time to rein in North Korea’s nuclear programme through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang, a senior US State Department official said on Friday. Speaking at a news briefing in Beijing, Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Donald Trump says North Korea problem `will be solved`

The issue of North Korea is a grave threat not only to East Asia but also to the world.

- Zee News - IN

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

US President Donald Trump said Friday the 'problem' of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be 'solved', as he met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.

- SBS.com.au - AU

US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia

Pyongyang has launched a series of missiles this year, including a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range projectile this month The post US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme

After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them.

- BDNews24 - BD

US says China realizes it has limited time to negotiate with North Korea

China has come to the realization that it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang, a senior US State Department official said on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

U.S. Diplomat Says China Has Tightened Border Controls with North Korea

Beijing's actions are part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile capabilities

- TIME Magazine - US

China tightens border controls with N. Korea: U.S. diplomat

The U.S. has seen a “shift in emphasis” in China’s approach to North Korea, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said.         

- USA TODAY - US

Trump calls North Korea 'a big problem' that 'will be solved'

REUTERS/Christian HartmannTaormina - US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit. "It's a big problem, it's a world problem," he said in the Sicilian town of ...

- Business Insider - US

China tightened border controls with North Korea, US diplomat says

Chinese officials understand the urgency of pressuring North Korea and said they have taken measures to tighten security at its border as part of the U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Trump, Abe to discuss North Korea ahead of G-7

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad : 10:33 a.m.

- FOX News - US

North Korea threat could slow Marines' relocation, commandant says

The commandant of the Marine Corps suggested that the United States may reconsider the timeframe for relocating troops from Okinawa to Guam because of North Korea's growing missile threat.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Lawmakers want to ban U.S. tourists from North Korea

American lawmakers hope to limit further supply of funds to Pyongyang, but tour groups claim impact on travel industry will be minimal

- CNNMoney - US

Trumps calls North Korea a 'big problem', promises to resolve issue

TAORMINA, Italy - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea was a "big problem", but assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that issues surrounding the secretive Asian state would be resolved.

- Reuters - US

Pentagon budget 2018: MDA to procure, upgrade THAAD to address global threats

Key Points MDA request will fund procurement of 34 THAAD interceptors in FY 2018 MDA is also seeking funding to keep SBX on-station up to 330 days Concerns with North Korea's ongoing efforts to develop a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the United States and the potential for Iran

- Jane’s - US

The Latest: Trump, Abe to discuss North Korea ahead of G-7

- Townhall.com - US

US says China realizes limited time to negotiate with N.Korea

China has realized it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang, a senior U.S. State Department official said Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

China tightened border controls with N. Korea: top US diplomat

Susan Thornton sees growing awareness on Beijing's part on need to pressure Pyongyang to halt missile tests.

- The Hindu - IN

Forget North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal. Its Chemical and Cyber Weapons Are Already a Threat.

Patrick M. Cronin Security, Asia Pyongyang's VX attack and cyber hijinks suggests a regime bent on acquiring multiple weapons of mass disruption and destruction. In reminding the world why Iran poses an array of threats to regional security, President Donald Trump preempted the argument of those who believe that a nuclear ...

- The National Interest - US

US seeks to 'pre-negotiate' North Korea sanctions

China seen as key player in framing UN measures against nuclear and missile programmes

- Financial Times - US

Kim's rocket stars: the trio behind North Korea's missile program

After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke ...

- The Japan Times - JP

U.S. bill would ban Americans from traveling to North Korea as tourists

Republican and Democratic U.S. congressmen introduced a bill on Thursday that would ban Americans from traveling to North Korea as tourists and require them to ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Seoul lets NGO contact North Korea to discuss renewed cooperation

South Korea on Friday authorized a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal ...

- The Japan Times - JP

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

The announcement is a sign that new President Moon Jae-in's government is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs.         

- USA TODAY - US

Putin 'Willing to Mediate with N.Korea'

Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Moon Jae-in's special envoy on Wednesdaythat he would be willing to mediate with North Korea by sending an emissary to Pyongyang. Song Young-gil, a Minjoo Party lawmaker, quoted Putin as saying, "The North Korean nuclear issue could never be res...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with N. Korea in goodwill gesture

The announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new President Moon Jae-in is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs as a way to improve strained ties with the rival North.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

China has signed on to U.N. sanctions and suspended coal imports from North Korea through the rest of the year, but has been generally reticent about what other steps it may be taking to use its leverage as Pyongyang's most important trading and diplomatic partner.

- Stars and Stripes - US

China tightened border controls with North Korea, US diplomat says

The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia says Chinese officials have told Washington they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities.

- FOX News - US

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

- Townhall.com - US

Gas Prices High, Going Higher in North Korea

While world attention has focused on Kim Jong Un’s recent missile tests, a monthlong surge in gasoline prices in Pyongyang is showing no signs of letting up, a puzzling problem that if allowed to drag on could be bad news for the North Korean economy.   Prices have shot up to about $2.30 per kilogram, or about ...

- Voice of America - US

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