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North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with S Korea

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The office was opened with great fanfare in September 2018 North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South.Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and informed that the North's staff would be leaving later in the day.It has expressed its regret at the decision and is urging

Joss Stone performs in North Korea on world tour

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joss Stone is trying to perform in every country in the world, and was pictured here singing in Havana in January British singer Joss Stone has performed at a bar in North Korea, as part of her effort to play in every country in the world. The artist from Devon was pictured singing in a bar in the capital Pyongyang, and going to
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North Korea ‘preparing rocket launch’, images suggest

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump said he would be "very disappointed" if there was testing by North Korea Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite. The increase in activity is around a site known as Sanumdong, where North Korea assembled most of its ballistic missiles and rockets. It comes after reports earlier this
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Trump says he walked away from deal with North Korea over sanctions

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive: Donald Trump statement after talks with Kim Jong-un in Vietnam end earlyA summit between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief."It was about the sanctions," President Trump said at a news conference. "They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un arrives in Vietnam after 4,000km journey

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Kim arrived by train at the border station of Dong DangNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Vietnam ahead of a summit with US President Donald Trump.The second US-North Korea summit follows a historic first round of talks last year in Singapore.Ceremonial guards and flag-waving crowds had lined a red carpet laid out for him as he arrived at

Clinical waste ‘backlog’ pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

[ad_1] Image caption The waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media.The images - from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld - showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers.It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kim is visiting China with his wife Ri Sol-ju, state media report North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports.The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under way for a second
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Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Turkey will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria "in the next few days", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.The move, which he said would focus on territory to the east of the Euphrates river, risks confrontation with the US.America's support for the Kurdish YPG forces has strained relations with Turkey, which considers the YPG to be part of a terrorist group.Turkey
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Four men found stabbed in Edmonton, north London

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Four men in their in their 20s have been found with stab wounds in north London, the Metropolitan Police said.Officers were called to reports of a fight on Fraser Road, Edmonton, at 17:55 GMT.Police said they were waiting for updates on the condition of the men, who were all taken to hospital for treatment.On Saturday, two men and a teenage boy were injured in a shooting