Satellite images show activity at a missile base in North Korea

Despite diplomatic efforts by the U.S., new satellite images show that North Korea has expanded an unidentified long-range missile base along the “mountainous interior of the country,” CNN’s Zachary Cohen reports. Why it matters: The construction does not technically violate any agreement between the U.S. and South Korea, per CNN. However, the activity shown from…

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Pompeo Says He Expects to Travel to North Korea Soon for Talks

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The fragile diplomatic dance between US and North Korea

One year ago, US President Donald Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “rocket man” and threatened to “totally destroy” his country. This week, after positive inter-Korean talks in Pyongyang, Trump tweeted that progress there was “very exciting!”. It is remarkable how, in just 12 months, relations have swung around from threats of atomic…

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UN General Assembly 2018: Key issues from Rohingya to North Korea

World leaders will meet at the United Nations General Assembly from September 25.  Representatives from almost 200 countries convene to discuss the most important political and policy issues affecting the world today. Al Jazeera explores where the world stands on some of those subjects, and what’s expected at General Assembly: The Rohingya UN Secretary-General Antonio…

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China’s Xi to Send Top Ally to North Korea Anniversary

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How Islamophobia is driving anti-refugee sentiment in Korea

Seoul/Jeju, South Korea – Ko Minja has yet to meet one of the 550-plus Yemeni asylum seekers who arrived on South Korea’s Jeju island earlier this year, or visit any of the areas they are living. Still, the 59-year-old restaurant owner has no second thoughts about not wanting them on the island. “The Yemenis are scary. They will rape…

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Trump Replies to ‘Nice’ Letter From North Korea’s Kim

The U.S. State Department said it delivered a letter from President Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a regional summit on Saturday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Singapore this weekend for a summit. A member of his delegation delivered the letter, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Mr. Kim wrote…

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Pompeo warns Russia against violating North Korea sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned countries — specifically Russia — of violating international sanctions against North Korea, saying offenses would be taken “very seriously” by the U.S. The big picture: North Korea hasn’t yet denuclearized, which was the primary goal of Kim Jong-un and President Trump’s June summit. Speaking at the 51st ASEAN Foreign…

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