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Trump says Rex Tillerson 'wasting his time' with North Korea negotiations - The Guardian

The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, shakes hands with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, on 30 September. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images. North Korea. Trump says Rex Tillerson 'wasting his time' with North Korea negotiations. US officials ...and more »

Trump-Kim barbs obscure new reality for South Korea - Financial Times

In recent weeks a nervous world has watched on as Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un trade recriminations and threats of annihilation. The US president signalled his lack of appetite for diplomacy over Pyongyang's nuclear programme on Sunday ...and more »

Trump to Tillerson: N Korea negotiations a waste of time - BBC News

US President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme. "Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!" Mr Trump tweeted, after it emerged the US had ...and more »

South Korea Phones the North Twice a Day. No One Answers - Bloomberg

Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- Every day, South Korea's Unification Ministry sends officials to the border village of Panmunjom to call North Korea at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more than 18 months, the North hasn't picked up. As North Korea steps up its ...and more »

Donald Trump accuses Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama of not confronting North Korea but vows 'I won't fail' - The Independent

Donald Trump has accused his predecessors in the Oval Office of failing to deal with with the challenge of North Korea's nuclear programme but said he but “won't fail”. “Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton ...and more »

US defence chiefs 'have created nine options for use of military force against North Korea' - Evening Standard

US defence chiefs have drawn up nine options for military action against Kim Jong-un's North Korea to destroy its nuclear weapons threat, the Evening Standard has been told. They escalate to different levels of intensity and could be pre-emptive or ...and more »

'North Korea really wanted KFC' US reveals Kim Jong-un nation's fried chicken obsession -

NORTH Korea was obsessed with fried chicken and was desperate for KFC to open up a branch in Pyongyang, it has been revealed. By Ida Akerstedt. PUBLISHED: 15:03, Mon, Oct 2, 2017 | UPDATED: 15:03, Mon, Oct 2, 2017. 0. KFC fried chicken North korea kim ...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 »

Is North Korea still roiling the markets? Recent trends suggest otherwise - FTSE Global Markets

The war of words between North Korea and the United States has gripped the markets as of late, with investors increasingly jittery about the prospect of confrontation on the Korean peninsula. However, recent developments seem to suggest that investors ...and more »

Russian telco said to provide North Korea with new internet link - Financial Times

A Russian telecommunications company appears to be providing North Korea with a new internet connection, according to a US-based North Korea research group. A report published by 38 North – part of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of ...and more »