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Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime

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SEOUL From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.

Russia's Lavrov says wrong to use North Korea to militarize NE Asia

UNITED NATIONS Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday it was wrong of the United States to use the threat of an attack by North Korea to deploy a THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea.

Sep 23 2016

U.S. bombers fly over South Korea for second time since North's nuclear test

OSAN, South Korea Two U.S. supersonic bombers flew over South Korea on Wednesday, with one of them landing at an air base 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, the second such flight since North Korea's Sept. 9 nuclear test. | Video

Sep 21 2016

North Korea's Kim guides new rocket engine test, calls for satellite launch

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ground test of a new rocket engine to launch satellites, the North's state media reported on Tuesday, the latest in a rapid succession of missile-related tests this year by the isolated state. | Video

Sep 20 2016

U.S., China to step up cooperation on North Korea

NEW YORK U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said.

Sep 20 2016

U.S. and China target Chinese firm suspected of North Korean nuclear link: WSJ

The United States and China are targeting the finances of Hongxiang Industrial, a Chinese company headed by a Communist Party cadre which the Obama administration thinks has a role in assisting North Korea's nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Sep 19 2016

U.S., Japan, South Korea ministers discuss tougher measures against North Korea

NEW YORK Foreign ministers for the United States, Japan and South Korea met in New York on Sunday, ahead of U.N. meetings, to discuss stepped-up measures against North Korea and expand collaboration with one another after Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test.

Sep 19 2016

Between reckless ally and old rival, China in a bind over North Korea

BEIJING/UNITED NATIONS China is in a bind over what to do about North Korea's stepped-up nuclear and missile tests, even though it is annoyed with its ally and has started talks with other U.N. Security Council members on a new sanctions resolution against Pyongyang.

Sep 16 2016

North Korea says ready for 'another attack' against U.S. 'provocations'

CARACAS, Venezuela North Korea's Foreign Minister said on Thursday the country was ready to launch another attack against the "provocations" of the United States, whose bombers this week flew over South Korea in a show of solidarity with its ally after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.

Sep 15 2016

China says opposes 'unhelpful' unilateral North Korea sanctions

BEIJING Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart that China opposes "unhelpful" unilateral sanctions on North Korea but will work within the United Nations to formulate a necessary response to its fifth nuclear test.

Sep 14 2016