‘We’ll deal with it’ – Donald Trump brushes off Kim Jong Un’s threat of ‘Christmas gift’

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Kim Jong Un threatens to take unspecified action if sanctions relief is not forthcoming by the end of the year. Donald Trump has brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift”, saying the United States would “deal with it … Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet Japan, South Korea leaders as North Korea tensions rise

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Beijing on Dec 23, 2019.PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS BEIJING (REUTERS) – The leaders of Japan and South Korea will meet Chinese President Xi … Read More

Japan, South Korea meet over trade dispute but no quick fix seen

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Japan’s Director-General for Trade Control Department Yoichi Iida (right) shakes hands with South Korea’s Director-General For International Trade Policy Lee Ho-hyeon shake hands in Tokyo on Dec 16, 2019.PHOTO: KYODO/VIA REUTERS TOKYO (REUTERS) – Senior Japanese and South Korean trade … Read More

North Korea Is Afraid Of America, But Should It Also Fear A Chinese Invasion?

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It could happen. Key Point: China only has so much patience, and won’t let the entire peninsula fall into American hands. North Korea is both a blessing and a curse for China. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is an independent … Read More

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 says South Korea move on fast-track trade status ‘regrettable’

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Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status ‘regrettable’ TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Wednesday said South Korea’s decision to remove Tokyo’s fast-track trade status without sufficient explanation was “regrettable”, as a diplomatic and trade row between the two … 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

South Korea’s Moon Calls for Talks to End Trade Dispute With Japan

People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul … 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

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