Trump, Kim get second chance to make deal, but expectations low amid doubts N. Korea will surrender nukes

President Donald Trump waves while boarding Air Force One for a trip to Vietnam to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. – EVAN VUCCI/AP HANOI, Vietnam — President … Read More

Analysis: Inside the heads of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump at the Hanoi summit

Nine months after they first met in Singapore, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, the US president, will come together again this week for a high-stakes summit. They hope to overcome an impasse on how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear … Read More

North Korea Threatens To Restart Nuclear Program If US Won’t Lift Sanctions

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Things have been quiet in North Korea since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enjoyed a harmonious surprise lunch with Kim Jong Un during a visit to Pyongyang last month, where Pompeo and the Hermit Kingdom’s ‘Dear Leader’ tentatively agreed to a second … Read More

What’s at stake in the North-South Korea summit?

As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in kick off a three-day summit Tuesday, Moon’s main goals are to improve relations with North Korea and try to keep denuclearization on track. North Korea has committed … Read More

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un visited China’s Xi, state media says

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It is believed to be the dictator’s first foreign trip since he took power in 2011. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing.Ju Peng / Xinhua, via AP North Korean leader Kim … Read More

China ‘still a player’ on North Korea, despite Trump-Kim talks, Japanese official says

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Peace and stability in Asia will top agenda at upcoming summit between Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul, former foreign minister says. China still has a significant role to play on the North Korea nuclear issue, regardless of the planned talks between … Read More

North Korea WARNING: Rex Tillerson warns threat of World War 3 is ‘GROWING’

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NORTH KOREA could soon trigger a conflict with the United States if it continues to ignore calls to diplomatically give up its nuclear weapons and missiles, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned. North Korea has refused to shut down its … Read More

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, with the Hwasong-15 missile in a photo released by the government news agency in November. CreditKorean Central News Agency WASHINGTON — At the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, American intelligence agencies told the new administration … Read More

UN Security Council steps up new North Korea sanctions

Major US allies in Asia welcomed today (12 September) the UN Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies to the reclusive North capped after it its … Read More

North Korea likely tested a weapon that could start a Second Korean War

Question: Why didn’t President Bill Clinton in 1994—when the North Korean nuclear menace was still in its infancy—destroy Pyongyang’s atomic program before it would transform into the existential threat it is today? Simple. He risked the possibility that the Kim … Read More