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American’s Death Raises Concerns about N. Korean Rights Violations - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 June 2017
"Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old college student, died on Monday.
He returned to the United States last week after being jailed in North Korea for over a year."
Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns 'brutal' N Korea as student dies - 20 June 2017
"US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a "brutal regime" after the death of a US student who had been jailed there for more than 15 months."
+ Video: Donald Trump says the US will 'handle' North Korea
+ Video: Otto Warmbier's father, wearing his son's jacket, told reporters last week his son had been treated "brutally"
+ Timeline of events
- North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters - 28 May 2017
"Japan’s government strongly protests to Pyongyang and condemns launch but says there were no reports of damage.
North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said, as the regime seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland. "
- More North Koreans Become Scientists as Nuclear Push Continues - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 May 2017
"Careers in science are becoming increasingly popular in North Korea as the government expands its nuclear and missile programs.
In the past, North Koreans who worked as a scientist or engineer were paid very little. Such work was not highly valued by the government."
- North Korea Launches Powerful New Rocket - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 May 2017
"Observers say the rocket flew higher and longer than any other missile tested by North Korea."
Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in call with Trump - 24 April 2017
"Xi Jinping pleads for both sides to avoid doing anything to exacerbate the situation amid rising tensions over nuclear issue."
US Increases Pressure on North Korea Ahead of Military Anniversary - Text + Audio + Pictures - 24 April 2017
"President Donald Trump spoke with Japan’s and China’s leaders in an effort to build opposition to further nuclear or missile tests by North Korea.
China may be reducing oil exports to North Korea in a sign that international pressure is increasing."
USA ends 'patience' with North Korea (20 April 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The Vice President of the USA, Mike Pence, said on Monday that US-North Korea relations have changed."
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Pence Warns North Korea Not to Test Trump’s ‘Strength and Resolve’ - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 April 2017
"American Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea that the U.S. has not ruled out using military force to deal with an increasing nuclear threat.
The warning came as Pence visited South Korea."
China and Russia dispatch ships to shadow Donald Trump’s 'armada' as it approaches North Korean waters - Japanese media report - 17 April 2017
+ VIDEO: North Korea should not test Donald Trump, Mike Pence warns
- North Korean ballistic missile fired into the Sea of Japan - 5 April 2017
"North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan...
The launch comes on the eve of a visit by China's President Xi Jinping to the US to meet President Donald Trump."
North Korea says ballistic missile test was a 'success' - 13 February 2017
"North Korea says it "successfully" test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in a launch supervised by leader Kim Jong-un...
The US, Japan and South Korea have requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the incident.
China said it opposed North Korean missile tests and Russia said it was concerned, calling on all parties to prevent any escalation in tensions."
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- North Korea conducts ballistic missile test - 12 February 2017
"North Korea has fired a ballistic missile in the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president.
"Mr Trump assured Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%"...
In January, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned that his military was close to testing long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland and carrying nuclear warheads.
Mr Trump derided the claim in a tweet, saying: "It won't happen"."