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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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Why Relying on China to Stop North Korea May Not Work

BEIJING — President Trump has often said he is counting on Xi Jinping to do the right thing with North Korea, alternately praising and prodding the Chinese leader about enforcing tougher sanctions, and even holding off on his campaign promises to get tough on trade in the hope Mr. Xi ...

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North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

As North Korea races to build a weapon that for the first time could threaten American cities, its neighbors are debating whether they need their own nuclear arsenals. The North’s rapidly advancing capabilities have scrambled military calculations across the region, and doubts are growing the United States will be able ...

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North Korea Says It Has the Right to Shoot Down U.S. Warplanes

North Korea threatened on Monday to shoot down American warplanes even if they were not in the country’s airspace, stating that President Trump’s comments suggesting he would eradicate North Korea and its leaders were “a declaration of war.” The warning, made by Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho of North Korea in ...

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Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs

A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Frogs and salamanders are currently among the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. The two most ...

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