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Trump says North Korea talks are 'waste of time' - Financial Times

Donald Trump dismissed the prospect of talks with Pyongyang as pointless barely a day after his secretary of state said the US was using new channels of communication to weigh the possibility of negotiations with North Korea about its nuclear programme ...and more »

US in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson - New York Times

BEIJING — The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it was in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests, seeking a possible way forward beyond the escalating threats of a ...and more »

China's role changes the mood for North Korea: Bishop - SBS

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says China's active role in United Nations sanctions on North Korea has changed the calculation in the minds of the regime. Updated Updated 1 October 2017. The strong involvement of China in backing new sanctions on North ...and more »

US talking to North Korea 'directly,' Rex Tillerson says - ABC News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sept. 30, 2017. more +. 0 Shares. Email. The Trump administration confirmed Saturday for the first ...and more »

Trump signed presidential directive ordering actions to pressure North Korea - Washington Post

Early in his administration, President Trump signed a directive outlining a strategy of pressure against North Korea that involved actions across a broad spectrum of government agencies and led to the use of military cyber-capabilities, according to U ...and more »

North Korean firms in China ordered to close by January -

CHINA has imposed a deadline on North Korean businesses operating in the country in the latest crackdown on Kim Jong-un. AFPSeptember 29, 20177:50am. Kim Jong-un's regime is being squeezed by United Nations sanctions. Picture: Korean Central News ...and more »

Tillerson says US in contact with N. Korea over possible nuclear talks: report - Yonhap News

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- The United States is probing to find out whether North Korea is willing to hold talks on giving up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been quoted as saying. "We are probing. We have lines of ...and more »

On China's border with North Korea, a constricted economic lifeline is still a lifeline - Washington Post

DANDONG, China — The trucks still rumble across the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, and a nearby pipeline still pumps crude oil to keep the regime alive in Pyongyang. But here in the Chinese city of Dandong, at the center of this country's trade with ...and more »

US Directly Communicating With North Korea, Seeks Dialogue - The Wire

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People on September 30, 2017 in Beijing, China. Credit: Reuters. Beijng: The US said on Saturday it was directly ...and more »

What to Expect From Tillerson's Trip to China - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to China over the weekend, where he will have meetings with top level officials including China's President Xi Jinping. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib previews the top issues: trade, the South China Sea, North Korea ...and more »