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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - North Korean Foreign Ministry
Increased activity at North Korea's main underground nuclear test site suggests that the rogue communist nation is preparing to conduct another illegal atomic weapons blast, according to a report by a Washington-based research institute.
North Korea has asked Russia and other countries to consider evacuating their embassies because of rising tensions on the Peninsula.
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea to punish it for its Feb. 12 nuclear test, hours after Pyongyang threatened a "pre-emptive" nuclear strike against the United States.
North Korea on Friday scrapped all nonaggression pacts with South Korea and cut off a hotline with Seoul after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on Pyongyang to punish it for its Feb. 12 nuclear test.
The United States is getting tired of mixed messages from North Korea, a U.S. envoy said Thursday, warning the secretive, communist nation against further "provocations" such as its failed rocket launch last month.
North Korea says it is considering allowing Korean-Americans to be reunited with their separated families in the North.
North Korea freed an American it held for a half year for reportedly proselytizing, handing him Saturday to a U.S. envoy who said Washington had not promised to provide aid in exchange for the man's release.