UPDATE 3-Tokyo farewells "trustworthy" Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

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TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of "frank, trustworthy" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North…

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Mar 9

Trump to meet North Korea's Kim by May: South Korea

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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet by May and Kim has pledged to refrain from further nuclear or missile tests, South Korea's national security chief said on Thursday after briefing White House officials…

Nov 12

Trump: Being friends with North Korea's Kim is possible

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday it was possible he could be friends with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un one day and that it would be "very, very nice" but he was not sure that it would happen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

May 14

North Korea fires ballistic missile

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North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 430 miles, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

Apr 21

Syria retains chemical weapons, North Korea not to be trusted - U.S. Defense Secretary


U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria retains chemical weapons and that North Korea is not to be trusted. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Mar 19

U.S. Secretary of State meets Chinese president


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Chinese President Xi Jinping to enhance bilateral ties. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Mar 4

U.S. secretary of state to visit Japan, South Korea, China: Kyodo


TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to visit Japan, South Korea and China this month to discuss North Korea on his first trip to the region since he took up his post, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

Jan 8

North Korea's missile testing 'serious threat' to U.S.: defense secretary


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's nuclear weapons capabilities and ballistic missile defense programs constitute a "serious threat" to the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday.

Nov 15

North Korea does not care who is president of United States


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea does not care who is president of the United States, a senior Pyongyang-based diplomat said during a visit to the United Nations on Tuesday following the election of Donald Trump to succeed President…

Aug 24

North Korea fires missile towards Japan


North Korea has fired a submarine-launched missile towards Japan, showing the isolated country has improved its technological capability. Natasha Howitt reports.

Jul 19

North Korea fires three missiles


North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in what's believed to be a show of force. Yiming Woo reports.

Jul 19

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles: South

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South Korea's military says Pyongyang fired three ballistic missiles into the sea early Tuesday morning, just days after promising a "physical response" after Seoul and Washington announced they would deploy an anti-missile defense network…

Jun 22

North Korea fires two missiles

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North Korea defies a United Nations ban and launches two missiles, one of which is its most successful yet. Yiming Woo reports.

Mar 15

North Korea's Kim supervises simulated missile test: state TV


North Korean state TV releases photographs of its leader supervising a simulated missile test, as it announces a nuclear warhead test will happen soon. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Mar 10

U.S. takes rocket fire to North Korea's doorstep

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As North Korea fires two more rockets into the sea, the U.S. is flexing its own muscles south of the border. James Pearson reports from an American military live-fire drill, as tension ramps up on the Korean peninsula.

Mar 4

North Korea's Kim says 'ready the nukes'


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tells his military on Thursday get ready for a preemptive nuclear strike at any time. Reuters' James Pearson says this and other bluster is meant as a domestic propaganda play ahead of an important North…

Mar 3

North Korea fires projectiles after U.N. sanctions

North Korea fires two projectiles into the ocean, hours after sweeping new UN sanctions were slapped on Pyongyang. As Seoul Bureau Chief Tony Munroe reports, enforcing those sanctions is easier said than done.

Jan 13

North Korea's Kim calls for expansion of nuclear arsenal

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for an expansion of the size and power of his country's nuclear arsenal, state media said on Wednesday, a week after a nuclear test that drew condemnation from its neighbours and the…

Aug 21

Tensions rise as North and South Korea exchange fire

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea fired a barrage of artillery rounds into North Korea on Thursday after the North shelled across the border to protest against anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Seoul, moves that raised tensions on the…

Aug 21

South Korea fires rounds at North in response to shell

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South Korea says it fired tens of artillery rounds toward North Korea after the North launched a shell toward a South Korean loudspeaker that had been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

May 20

Plans to visit North Korea called off- UN Secretary General

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says plans to go to North Korea have been canceled by the Pyongyang. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).