Tag: North Korea

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  • North Korea goes to polls to approve new parliament line-up

    North Korea goes to polls to approve new parliament line-up

    In typical North Korean style, the vote was more of an endorsement than a competitive contest voters were presented with just one state-sanctioned candidate per seat.

    March 10, 2019
  • US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

    US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

    The US and South Korea said on Sunday they will end their annual large-scale joint military exercises as Washington pursues efforts to improve ties with North Korea.

    March 3, 2019
  • Fizzle in Hanoi

    Fizzle in Hanoi

    Thursday’s summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was a nonstarter.

    March 1, 2019
  • No lifting of economic sanctions, Donald Trump tells Kim Jong-un at Hanoi

    No lifting of economic sanctions, Donald Trump tells Kim Jong-un at Hanoi

    Trump said his meeting with Kim didn't end contentiously but with "a very friendly walk".

    February 28, 2019
  • America & the Rest

    America & the Rest

    America's power abroad depends on its position at home. It will need to show the verve and grit to stay the course, and not swerve from its cardinal grid of strengths which propelled it to global heights. Its debt is rising; its population is ageing; its schools are mediocre by international standards; its infrastructure is termed rickety; its regulations dense; its tax code byzantine; its immigration system hare-brained.

    February 26, 2019
  • North Korea still remains nuclear threat: Pompeo

    North Korea still remains nuclear threat: Pompeo

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that North Korea still remained a threat, a reversal to President Donald Trump's remark that Pyongyang was no longer a nuclear threat to Washington.

    February 25, 2019
  • Vietnam deports Kim Jong-un impersonator

    Vietnam deports Kim Jong-un impersonator

    In a Facebook post, the comedian known as Howard X said three officers had escorted him to the airport in the capital, where he boarded a Singapore-bound Vietnam Airlines flight.

    February 25, 2019
  • Trump to meet Kim in Hanoi on 27-28 February

    Trump to meet Kim in Hanoi on 27-28 February

    US President Donald Trump has announced that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 27 and 28 February, for their second high-stakes summit meeting intended to eliminate a potential nuclear threat.

    February 9, 2019
  • Donald Trump to hold second round of meeting with Kim Jong-un on February 27-28 in Vietnam

    Donald Trump to hold second round of meeting with Kim Jong-un on February 27-28 in Vietnam

    Trump said, "If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea."

    February 6, 2019
  • Media-mangled truth in the Trump presidency

    Media-mangled truth in the Trump presidency

    Nobody went hysterical when Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama described “a humanitarian crisis at the border and we need to fix the immigration problem once and for all”.

    February 1, 2019
  • A defection and Korean dynamics

    A defection and Korean dynamics

    The latest rounds of dialogue between the US and the two Koreas will also fall at this hurdle unless they find a novel way forward.

    January 14, 2019
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in China for summit

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in China for summit

    The four-day visit comes amid speculation that he may attempt to coordinate his positions with Beijing ahead of his likely summit with President Donald Trump. 

    January 8, 2019
  • Mild bluster

    Mild bluster

    North Korean President Kim Jong-un has clarified that international sanctions must be lifted before Pyongyang gives up a single weapon, dismantles a single missile site, or stops producing nuclear material

    January 7, 2019
  • US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student’s death

    US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student’s death

    In holding North Korean responsible, Howell said the government had seized Warmbier for "use as a pawn in that totalitarian state's global shenanigans and face-off with the United States." 

    December 25, 2018
  • North Korean media slams Seoul after UN human rights resolution gets nod

    North Korean media slams Seoul after UN human rights resolution gets nod

    North Korean media on Sunday slammed South Korea for its participation in the passing of an UN resolution condemning the Norths human rights abuses.

    December 23, 2018
  • Realistic fantasies in Korean détente

    Realistic fantasies in Korean détente

    Seoul’s Unification Ministry sent 200 metric tons of tangerines to Pyongyang in return for the two tons of pine mushrooms that North Korean chief Kim Jong-un shipped to the South after September’s inter-Korean summit.

    December 6, 2018
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong-un successfully ‘tests high-tech tactical weapon’: Report

    North Korea’s Kim Jong-un successfully ‘tests high-tech tactical weapon’: Report

    Kim Jong Un inspected the testing of a newly developed high-tech tactical weapon at the Academy of National Defence Science, North Korea's state broadcaster said.

    November 16, 2018