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Raising Hopes, North Korea Offers to Talk About Its Nuclear Arsenal

Advertisement SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s sudden willingness to bargain with the Trump administration over scrapping its atomic arsenal surprised the world on Tuesday, setting in motion an unpredictable diplomatic dance with the United States and South Korea, but raising hopes that one of the most dangerous confrontations of ...

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U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program

Advertisement UNITED NATIONS — North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used in the production of chemical weapons, United Nations experts contend. The evidence of a North Korean connection comes as the United States and other countries have accused the Syrian government of using ...

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Businesswoman’s Fate a Test of China’s Resolve on North Korea

Advertisement DANDONG, China — Not long ago, Ma Xiaohong was the public face of China’s trade with North Korea. By age 44, she had built a commercial empire accounting for a fifth of trade between the Communist neighbors. She was appointed to the provincial People’s Congress, granted special privileges to ...

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North Korea’s Overture Raises Hopes, but Huge Obstacles Loom

Advertisement SEOUL, South Korea — On both sides of the divided Korean Peninsula, the timing seems right. The New Year’s Day proposal by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, for direct talks with South Korea came as sanctions appear to be biting, with reports of shortages in the North and new ...

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