North Korea

John Kerry Urges China to Put Pressure on North Korea

Tensions remain heightened in the Korean peninsula

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CHINA said overnight it was in everyone's interest to defuse Korea tensions as US Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied for a firmer stand on North Korea at a "critical" juncture for world peace.

Over a long day of diplomacy in Beijing, Mr Kerry warned Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping that the stakes were high as China's erratic ally North Korea threatens a missile launch that would extend a weeks-long crisis.