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Trump calls negotiation efforts with North Korea a waste of time -

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, raising speculation about whether Trump could be undermining efforts to maintain ...and more »

US 'probing' for direct talks with North Korea, Tillerson says -

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United State is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North's nuclear and missile programs and the countries' leaders spar ...and more »

Trump says Tillerson is 'wasting his time' trying to negotiate with Kim Jong-un -

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he told the top U.S. diplomat not to waste his time trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to ...and more »

Russian firm provides new internet connection to North Korea - Reuters

(Reuters) - North Korea has opened a second internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cyber security experts said could give Pyongyang greater capability to conduct cyber attacks. North Korea has been blamed by ...and more »

As US launches DDoS attacks, N. Korea gets more bandwidth—from Russia - Ars Technica

Fast pipe from Vladivostok gives N. Korea more Internet in face of US cyber operations. Sean Gallagher - 10/2/2017, 3:00 PM. Enlarge / The North Korean border post for the Friendship Bridge, the rail link connecting North Korea to Russia. It now ...and more »

No Laughing Matter: Why Trump's Words on North Korea Matter - The New Yorker

By personally responding to President Trump's taunting threats, Kim Jong Un has staked his name and his stature on his refusal to back down. Photograph by David Guttenfelder / AP. Tweeting from his golf resort in New Jersey on Sunday morning, the ...and more »

Angered by 'suicidal' Abe, North Korea warns of 'nuclear clouds' over Japan - South China Morning Post

North Korea's official media has decried Japan's call for pressuring Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear and missile programmes, calling its neighbour's tactic a “suicidal deed” that will bring “nuclear clouds” to the country. A commentary released by ...and more »

Why Can't China Control Kim Jong-un? It's Family History. - FRONTLINE

To the frustration of President Trump, China seems to be losing leverage over the young dictator next door. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un keeps biting the hands of Beijing elders who provide his otherwise friendless state with fuel, food and ...and more »

Expectations differ as China and Asian neighbours look to Trump visit for clearer picture on US policy - South China Morning Post

China and other Asian nations have different expectations for US President Donald Trump's visit next month, but all of them hope it will provide a clearer picture on Washington's strategy in the region. China's neighbours, including Japan and the ...and more »

US carrier's arrival highlights China's worries over North Korea as key party congress looms - South China Morning Post

The United States is preparing to flex its military muscle while China has called for restraint over the crisis on the Korean peninsula, just two weeks out from a key political meeting in Beijing. The biggest American aircraft carrier based in Asia ...and more »