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Tillerson set to meet Trudeau for N. Korea crisis talks: source

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OTTAWA U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week for talks on how to address the crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons, an Ottawa source said on Monday.

Russian military chief criticizes U.S., Japan and South Korea drills

TOKYO Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region.

11:12am EST

China fails to stop U.N. meeting on North Korea human rights abuses

UNITED NATIONS China failed on Monday to stop the fourth annual United Nations Security Council meeting on human rights abuses in North Korea, saying it was not the right forum to discuss the issue and warning that it could further escalate tensions in the region.

10:36am EST

Japan, U.S., South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

TOKYO The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday, Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force said, as tensions rise in the region over North Korea's fast-developing weapons programmes. | Video

4:03am EST

U.N. envoy told North Korea urgent need to open channels to cut conflict risk

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS The United Nations political affairs chief told senior North Korean officials during a visit to Pyongyang this week that there was an "urgent need to prevent miscalculations and open channels to reduce the risks of conflict," the world body said. | Video

Dec 09 2017

Aftershocks likely from September test detected from North Korea nuclear site: USGS

WASHINGTON Two minor tremors were detected on Saturday from near North Korea's nuclear test site and were probably aftershocks from the country's massive nuclear test in early September, a U.S. Geological Survey official said.

Dec 09 2017

U.S. envoy for North Korean affairs travels to Japan, Thailand

WASHINGTON The U.S. envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and Thailand next week to discuss how to increase pressure on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile test, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

Dec 08 2017

North Korea says U.N. envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions

SEOUL U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman, who visited North Korea this week, expressed willingness to ease tension on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Saturday, amid a rising war of words over the North's missile and nuclear programs.

Dec 08 2017

Japan arrests North Korean crew amid mystery boat arrivals

TOKYO Japanese police arrested three crew of a North Korean boat on Saturday for stealing a generator from a hut on an uninhabited island, public broadcaster NHK said, the latest drama amid increasing arrivals of North Korean fishing boats off Japan.

Dec 08 2017

Russia says ready to exert influence on North Korea: Ifax

(Corrects source in headline and first paragraph of Dec. 5 story; adds source in third paragraph)

Dec 08 2017