North Korean leader Kim Jong-un US President Donald Trump have developed ‘special’ relationship. Photo: AP

North Korea warns US not to ignore year-end deadline on nuclear talks and the Trump-Kim friendship

  • Kim Jong-un has set an end-of-the-year deadline for denuclearisation talks with Washington
  • Senior North Korean official credited Trump and Kim’s close ties for salvaging diplomacy, but warned they were not enough
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un US President Donald Trump have developed ‘special’ relationship. Photo: AP
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Nuclear-armed Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners. Photo: AFP

Is North Korea’s new submarine ballistic missile a threat to US?

  • Military experts say the missile is not a significant threat as it would be reliant on a submarine that uses technology from decades ago
  • The North’s submarine-based missile ambitions may be more about politics and having a bargaining chip in talks with the US, says analyst
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Nuclear-armed Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners. Photo: AFP
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