U.S., North Korean diplomats trade handshakes and jabs at ASEAN conference

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The U.S. delegation delivers to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho a letter from President Trump to Kim Jong Un. (U.S. Department of State) JAKARTA, Indonesia — Diplomats from the United States and North Korea alternately shook hands and lobbed … Read More

Hopes of North Korea economic reforms instead of nuke pursuit spur surge in Chinese tourism

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Tourists wait at the Dandong Customs before crossing the border with North Korea in Dandong, Liaoning province, China, Tuesday. | REUTERS DANDONG, CHINA – North Korea’s proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism … Read More

WaPo: New indicators show North Korea potentially working on missiles

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – New indicators, including satellite images, show that North Korea could be in the midst of building new missiles, the Washington Post reported Monday, citing officials familiar with the intelligence. According to The Post, the officials said the … Read More

Kim Jong Un ‘extremely enraged,’ berates North Korean officials for unfinished projects

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un launched — not a missile — but an unusual public attack on his own officials during inspections of several ongoing projects in the Hermit Kingdom, visits he said that left him “appalled” and “speechless” … Read More

Trump hails progress after receiving note from North Korea’s Kim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Kim Jong Un told President Donald Trump he believed their efforts could open up a “new future” between North Korea and the United States and expressed hope for “practical actions” in the future, according to a letter … Read More

Lindsey Graham blames China for North Korea’s nuclear pullback

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Sen. Lindsey Graham said on “Fox News Sunday” that he sees “China’s hands all over” North Korea’s latest statement calling the U.S. push for complete denuclearization “regrettable.” He added, “If I were President Trump, I would not let China use … Read More

Are the US and North Korea on the brink of another nuclear showdown?

Are the United States and North Korea headed for the ultimate of summer blockbusters: another nuclear showdown? At least for the moment, all sign point to a solid yes. And the American people need to take notice. Lost in the … Read More

Japan to commit 350 million yen, personnel for N. Korean denuclearization

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Foreign Minister Taro Kono (Mainichi) Foreign Minister Taro Kono will tell International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano at a planned July 4 meeting in Vienna that Japan is ready to allow the use of a 350 million yen … Read More

North and South Korea’s summit holds promise for peace. Unfortunately, so did the last two.

North Korean village of Gijungdong is seen during a press tour from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea in Paju, South Korea, on April 24, 2018.(Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP) SEOUL — Friday’s summit … Read More

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