Trade between the two nations has fallen off in recent months after a summer high, an indication that UN sanctions against North Korea might actually have teeth.
A senior administrator in the French Senate has been detained on suspicion of handing over sensitive information to Pyongyang. The information is "likely to undermine" France, according to judicial sources.
Despite a lot of fanfare over arms reduction on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang has announced it is testing new weapons. It says it has long been developing its new weapons system, which was tested on Friday.
In a heated exchange a day after the midterms President Donald Trump went from pensive to hostile, praising his role in Senate victories, chiding candidates who shunned him and musing about bipartisanship.
President Donald Trump says China is applying "tremendous pressure" on North Korea because of its own trade disputes with the United States. Trump praised his relationship with Kim Jong Un as "a very good and warm one."
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