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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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Obama to discuss security with South Korean President

President Barack Obama will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on May 7 at the White House to discuss economic and security issues, including "countering the North Korean threat," the White House said.

President Obama and President Park will also discuss a broad range of economic and security issues, including continued cooperation on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and countering the North Korean threat.

– White House statement.

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