North Korea tells U.S. to come up with deal or face bigger missile tests: ‘There is a limit to our patience’

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North Korea has warned the United States that it may resume new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests if progress was not made soon on the countries’ bilateral peace process. In a commentary published Thursday by the official Korean Central News … Read More

North Korea Threatens Increased Provocations Following Breakdown in Nuclear Talks

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FILE – A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a missile that is believed to be launched from a submarine, in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2019. SEOUL -North Korea Thursday … Read More

Japan warns North Korea now has miniaturized nukes small enough to fit on its ballistic missiles and is a ‘serious and imminent threat’

North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads and made them small enough to fit on ballistic missiles, Japan believes. Tokyo defense chiefs warn in a new white paper that North Korea’s military activities pose a ‘serious and imminent threat’. In last year’s report, … Read More

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile test sends warning to US

North Korea has taken escalating steps in recent weeks to show its frustration with the U.S.’s refusal to meet its demands in nuclear talks. S Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday while en route to Tokyo that the allies … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

Why the South Korea-Japan trade dispute may not be resolvable

South Korea’s left-wing has long demanded a more aggressive stance on Japan’s imperial actions and stifled any dissent, while Japan’s right has also enforced its own position. With both views now mainstream, slim hopes of mediation remain A protester in … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 26 July 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, There have been several important developments this week.  One is the ascension of Boris Johnson to office of Prime Minister of the UK.  The jury is still out on whether he’ll be able to extricate Britain from … Read More

Kim Jong-un becomes North Korea’s head of state under new constitution

Leader is also designated military chief in changes seen as preparation for peace deal with the United States. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un talks to US President Donald Trump at a meeting on the border with South Korea on June … Read More

North Korea Missiles Lack Capability To Strike US, Top General Says

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A top American general has given an assessment which downgrades North Korean nuclear warhead delivery capability, saying Pyongyang has only made minimal advances but doesn’t yet possess the capability of hitting the American mainland, contrary to recent North Korean claims. … Read More

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