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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 »

North Korean companies in China ordered to close - Financial Times

China has ordered North Korean companies operating within its borders to shut down as Beijing tightens the screws on Pyongyang amid the latest round of UN sanctions. China's ministry of commerce said in a statement late on Thursday that it was giving ...and more »

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Sept. 30) - Yonhap News

China must prove its sincerity. China's pressure on North Korea is mounting fast. Beijing announced Thursday that it ordered joint ventures between China and North Korea to shut down within the next 120 days. China took the step to implement United ...and more »

US Has 'Lines of Communication' with North Korea, Tillerson Says - NBCNews.com

BEIJING, China — The United States has direct channels of communication with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday, adding that Washington was "probing" for potential dialogue with Pyongyang. “We are probing, so stay tuned ...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 »

Rex Tillerson: US has direct lines of communication with North Korea - The Guardian

The United States is exploring whether North Korea is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Saturday. The disclosure came as Tillerson expressed hope ...and more »

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 »

Tillerson says US is talking to North Korea amid mounting tension, looking at possibility of peace deal - New York Daily News

The United States and North Korea are still talking, but it remains unclear if the two sides will strike a peace deal anytime soon. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed Saturday the Trump administration is speaking with strongman Kim Jong Un's ...and more »

Tillerson in China as US Presses North Korea Sanction Squeeze - NBCNews.com

BEIJING — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was holding top-level talks in China Saturday as the United States looks to tighten an economic squeeze on North Korea, hoping to force the regime to retreat from its nuclear arms and missile programs. The ...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 »