N Korea issues US talks demands

North Korea has demanded the removal of UN sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile tests in order to open up any dialogue with the US.

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Kerry: Enough confrontational language on North Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry is currently on a four-day tour of East Asia. Credit: REUTERS/Paul J. Richards/Pool

US Secretary of State John Kerry said there has been enough confrontational language on North Korea and that he does not want to get into a cycle of threats and counter-threats with Pyongyang.

Mr Kerry was speaking in Beijing after meeting with senior Chinese leaders.

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