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As Economy Grows, North Korea's Grip on Society Is Tested - New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — Despite decades of sanctions and international isolation, the economy in North Korea is showing surprising signs of life. Scores of marketplaces have opened in cities across the country since the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un ...and more »

Trump fears 'major, major conflict' with North Korea - BBC News

US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but that a "major, major conflict" is possible. China's foreign minister called for negotiation and dialogue. The UN Security Council is meeting to discuss ...and more »

South Korea balks at Donald Trump's $1bn payment demand for Thaad - Financial Times

A vow by President Donald Trump to make South Korea pay $1bn for a US-owned and operated missile shield has sparked a backlash in Seoul, the latest blow to the alliance as doubts grow in Seoul over the new president's policies in the region. Mr Trump ...and more »

Exclusive: Trump vows to fix or scrap South Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a “horrible” free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at ...and more »

Trump Rattles South Korea by Saying It Should Pay for Antimissile System - New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — President Trump's comment that he wants South Korea to pay for a missile defense system being set up in the country jolted its presidential race on Friday and surprised the government, leaving it scrambling to figure out the ...and more »

Trump: 'We may terminate' US-South Korea trade agreement - Washington Post

President Trump threatened to terminate the U.S. trade agreement with South Korea in an interview Thursday night, declaring that the five-year-old accord with a key ally was “a horrible deal” that has left America “destroyed.” During an Oval Office ...and more »

US Senator Tim Kaine Attends White House Briefing on North Korea - NBC 29 News

As tensions build in the Korean Peninsula, all U.S. senators were invited to the White House Wednesday for a briefing. Among those that attended was Senator Tim Kaine (D - VA) who shared his perspective. The rare White House briefing comes as top U.S ...and more »

What War With North Korea Looks Like - Newsweek

Updated | The batteries of North Korean artillery lie just on the other side of the divided peninsula's demilitarized zone. There are thousands of them—some hidden, others out in the open. Artillery shells are stored in an elaborate network of tunnels ...and more »

Why North Korea's nuclear threat must be taken more seriously than ever - The Conversation AU

Seismic waves observed in South Korea after North Korea claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb on January 6 2016. Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters. Why North Korea's nuclear threat must be taken more seriously than ever. April 27, 2017 2.38am EDT. Graham Ong-Webb ...and more »

Rex Tillerson: China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests - Irish Independent

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. "We know that China is in communications with the regime in Pyongyang," Mr Tillerson said on Fox News ...and more »