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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Pompeo Warns Russia, China Over Violating North Korea Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo warned Russia and China against violating North Korea sanctions as reports show Kim Jong Un has continued to advance his nuclear-weapons program. At a meeting in Singapore with counterparts from dozens of nations, including Russia and China, Pompeo urged all governments to continue enforcing sanctions against North Korea. He…

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There are an estimated 2.6 million people enslaved in North Korea

North Korea had an estimated 2.6 million modern slaves in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation, a global organization combatting modern slavery. Why it matters: That means that one in ten North Koreans are imprisoned by forced labor or marriage, and a majority of those are enslaved by…

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