US denuclearisation talks ‘out of the negotiation table’, says North Korea Dec 08, 2019 0 453 12345 AFPGENEVANorth Korea on Saturday said denuclearisation talks with the United States were “out of the negotiation table,” while slamming European UN Security Council members who had recently denounced its “provocative” ballistic missile launches.The statement from North Korea’s ambassador to the UN Kim Song came after Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland and the UK on Wednesday condemned North Korea’s “continued testing of ballistic missiles,” and called for strict enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.Song said North Korea does “not need to have lengthy talks with the US now and the denuclearisation is already gone out of the negotiation table.” He also called the European statement “another serious provocation,” saying North Korea is exercising “righteous measures of strengthening national defence capabilities.” “As these six EU member states are making much trouble to play the role of pet dog of the US in recent months, one cannot but wonder what do they get in return for currying favour with” Washington,” the statement continued. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Britain’s Johnson and Corbyn trade barbs in televised election debate Dec 08, 2019 0 646 CHILE UNREST ENTERS 5OTH DAY Dec 08, 2019 0 988 White House rejects participation in ‘baseless’ impeachment probe Dec 08, 2019 0 397 Trump continues to hope for dialogue with Kim; consults S Korea’s Moon DPA Seoul Given the lack of progress in talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, US President Donald Trump has consulted with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Both agreed in a telephone call on Saturday that .. Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date Naypyidaw: Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar on Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN’s top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The raucous .. Indian rape victim set on fire died of cardiac arrest NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old Indian woman who was allegedly set ablaze by men accused of raping her has died of a cardiac arrest, a spokesman for Delhi’s Safdarjang Hospital said on Saturday. The woman was attacked on .. Pakistan’s PML-N leaders meet with Sharif in London ISLAMABAD: A group of PML-N leaders held a meeting in London on Saturday with party president Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the party’s role in various parliamentary matters, including the pending legislation on an army .. Transport disruption continues into third day in France Paris: Strikes and protests against the Paris government’s planned pension reform continued for the third consecutive day on Saturday. Rail traffic was again massively disrupted throughout the country, and in Paris .. US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty DPA Washington The highest court in the United States blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution. The US Supreme Court denied an urgent application from the ..