Kim Jong-un ‘executes envoy to US over collapse of Trump summit in Hanoi’

North Korea has reportedly executed five foreign ministry officials, including its special envoy to Washington, for the collapse of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi in February. Kim Hyok-chol, a former ambassador to Spain, and four other ministry officials responsible for laying the groundwork for the summit were charged with espionage on behalf of the US and were executed at Mirim Airport,…

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U.S. warns North Korea, may launch preemptive strike

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. “or the strength of our military forces,” following a failed North Korean missile test. Speaking in Seoul, Pence linked recent U.S. military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan with the situation in Korea, saying they showed the “strength and resolve of our new…

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North Korea’s missile launch fails

A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, The failed launch from North Korea’s east coast, came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital, marking the birth anniversary of the state founder, in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on…

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North Korea executed 5 security officials, South Korea says

Five North Korean officials have been executed by anti-aircraft guns, according to South Korean lawmakers. The deputy minister-level officials had worked under the recently fired state security chief Kim Won Hong, and are believed to have been executed for making false reports to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to two parliamentarians who had been briefed by South Korea’s…

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The death of Kim Jong-nam: what we know

Half-brother of North Korean leader died within minutes of being attacked with an unidentified poison at Malaysian airport

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N. Korea fires ballistic missile, drawing tough response from Trump

North Korea on Sunday staged its first ballistic missile test since Donald Trump took office, a move denounced by Japan’s leader who won “100 percent” backing from the new US President. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose country would be in range of a hostile North, called the launch “absolutely intolerable”. South Korea said Pyongyang was testing Trump. The missile was…

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