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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promoted his younger sister to a key political post on Saturday as he consolidates power amid international pressure.
Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and security.
The BBC reported on Monday that South Korea is worried that the North is planning more missile launches.
Sanctions against North Korea should be the "first resort," with the military option on the table, former ambassador Nancy Soderberg told CNBC on Tuesday.
Boris Johnson has defended Donald Trump’s response to North Korea’s nuclear threat on the day that Theresa May spoke to the US president on the phone about how to exert more economic pressure on the regime.
Boris Johnson has warned there is “no easy military solution” to prevent North Korea escalating its nuclear aggression but said all options were still on the table for retaliation after the regime’s nuclear weapons test.
Theresa May’s attempt to talk tough on North Korea has exposed a weak and vulnerable leader hobbled by June’s election fiasco, a state-run Chinese newspaper has claimed.
Theresa May has urged China to intervene more vigorously in curbing North Korea’s missile ambitions, calling Beijing “the key” to defusing tensions as she arrived in Japan for a three-day visit.