North Korea


Kim Jong Uns Ugly Christmas Surprise: A Return to Threats of War

SEOULNorth Korea appears to have tested an engine capable of propelling an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying a nuclear warhead to a distant targetthat is, an American target. The move comes as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un mingles action with a return to insulting rhetoric and a hardened negotiating posture to get the U.S. to […]

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To Shake Up Trump, Kim Jong Un Gets All MysticalThen Launches Missiles

From sacred Mount Paektu, the Korean peninsulas highest peak on the Norths border with China, to the 10,000 spire-like pinnacles of Mount Kumgang just above the line with South Korea, Kim Jong Un has cast himself of late as the bold, fearless, iconic leader literally daring to ascend the highest peaks in pursuit of power […]

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Kim Jong-un meets Vladimir Putin for first time at Vladivostok summit

Russian president offers North Korean leader help to break nuclear deadlock after Kims failed summit with Donald Trump Vladimir Putin has offered Russias help to break the deadlock over North Koreas nuclear weapons programme in his first meeting with the countrys leader, Kim Jong-un. Putin and Kim greeted each other warmly on Thursday, shaking hands […]

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Kim Jong Uns Getting Ready to Test Missilesand Trump

Im not in a rush. I dont want to rush anybody, President Donald Trump said as he got ready to meet North Koreas Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. Complete verifiable irreversible denuclearization had been the goal. But for now, I just dont want testing, Trump said. As long as theres no testing, were happy. Kim […]

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Hanoi Summit Implodes, but Trump Still Takes Kim Jong Uns Word on Nuke Tests, and Otto Warmbier

HANOIDonald Trump, who once famously said he and Kim Jong Un fell in love after their tryst in Singapore last June, announced the failure of their second summit in the same time-honored words that have terminated many a great love affair. Well end up being very good friends, he said. In practical terms, the negotiations […]

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Moon Jae-in prepares for make or break inter-Korean summit with Kim Jong-un

South Korean president will push for North Korea to make bold moves when it comes to denuclearisation The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, will seek to salvage stalled nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the US during a summit with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Tuesday that could make or break his legacy. Moon said […]

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South Koreas New Political Darling Is Kim Jong Un

Updated at 10:45 a.m. EDT, August 28, 2018 SOKCHO, South Korea North Korea has deepened the wedge between the United States and its South Korean ally with a reported letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telling him, in effect, our way or the nuclear highway. The letter from the vice chairman of North Koreas […]

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5 things for September 6: Trump op-ed, Kavanaugh, India, North Korea, Florence

(CNN)Ever get a hankering for a burger on the back nine? Then,this drone is for you. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) After the op-ed went […]

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Trumps Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron

Im often on the receiving end of the Trumpentariats criticisms of Never Trump conservatives. Dont I get it? Dont I love how Trump is achieving the impossible, and soaring to heights to which no other president could aspire? Havent I gotten over the election yet?When, oh when, will I finally MAGA? I received an email […]

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Samantha Power misses the good old days when the US just ignored nuclear threats

Whenever the media whips up an anti-Trump whirlwind over a tweet or offhand comment, it helps to check in with alumni from the Obama administration and remember that things weren’t necessarily better just because Obama had the press in his back pocket. It seems President Trump’s tweet about his nuke button, coupled with that false […]

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