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  • North Korea Mar 22

    N. Korea Says Trump’s Letter Offers Anti-virus Cooperation

    North Korea says President Donald Trump has sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the viral pandemic

  • North Korea Mar 13

    North Korea’s Kim Guides Another Round of Artillery Drills

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised another round of artillery exercises, the latest in a series of exercises believed aimed at boosting its fighting capability.

  • North Korea Mar 2

    North Korea Fires Presumed Short-Range Missiles Into the Sea

    North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it resumed weapons demonstrations following a months-long hiatus.

  • North Korea Jan 11

    North Korea: Trump’s Birthday Greeting Not Enough to Resume Talks

    North Korean official on Saturday said that the U.S. and South Korea are dreaming if they think that President Donald Trump’s sending a birthday message would get leader Kim Jong Un back to the negotiating table....

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    North Korean Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan repeated the North’s deep frustrations over stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration and stressed that the...

  • North Korea Jan 10

    S Korea Conveys Trump’s Birthday Message to Kim Jong Un

    South Korea said Friday it conveyed a message by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wishing him a happy birthday, which is believed to be Jan. 8.

  • North Korea Jan 1

    North Korea’s Kim Touts Strategic Weapon Amid Stall in Talks

    Expressing deep frustration over stalled nuclear talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned of unspecified “shocking” action and that his country will soon reveal a new “strategic weapon” to the world as it bolsters its nuclear deterrent in face of “gangster-like” U.S. pressure. Kim also said North Korea was no longer obligated to maintain a self-imposed suspension on the...

  • North Korea Dec 30, 2019

    Kim Calls for Measures to Protect North Korea’s Security

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said on Monday, before his end-of-year deadline for the Trump administration to make major concessions to salvage a fragile nuclear diplomacy.

  • North Korea Dec 26, 2019

    Christmas Day Passes With No Sign of ‘Gift’ That North Korea Threatened

    According to an analysis of satellite photos provided to NBC News earlier this month, North Korea has expanded a factory linked to the production of long-range nuclear missiles.

  • Kim Jong Un Dec 9, 2019

    North Korea Calls Trump ‘Erratic’ Old Man Over Tweets

    North Korea in recent weeks has said it is unwilling to continue rewarding Trump with meetings and summits he could chalk up as foreign policy wins unless it gets something substantial in return. The North’s stance has raised doubts about whether Kim will ever voluntarily give away a nuclear arsenal he may see as his biggest guarantee of survival.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 28, 2019

    North Korea May Deploy ‘Super-Large’ Rocket Launcher Soon

    North Korea said Friday the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of the weapon’s combat application, a suggestion that the country is preparing to deploy the new weapons system soon. South Korea’s military earlier said North Korea fired two projectiles, likely from the same “super-large” rocket launcher, on Thursday. It expressed “strong regret” over...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 22, 2019

    Parents of Late US Hostage Chasing North Korean Assets

    The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights abuses. In a news conference in Seoul on Friday, Fred and Cindy...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 9, 2019

    John Bolton Has a Book Deal, Publishing Officials Tell AP

    Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster, according to three publishing officials with knowledge of negotiations. The officials were not authorized to discuss...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 1, 2019

    North Korea Says It Test-Fired New Multiple Rocket Launcher

    North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new “super-large” multiple rocket launcher that it says expands its ability to destroy enemy targets in surprise attacks. The latest launches extended a monthslong streak of weapons displays by the North, which continues to use a standstill in nuclear negotiations to advance its military capabilities while pressuring Washington for...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 16, 2019

    Kim Rides Horse on Sacred Peak, Vows to Fight US Sanctions

    North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and infuriated his people. The images and Kim’s rhetoric appeared aimed at bolstering his leadership...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 6, 2019

    North Korea Decries Breakdown of Talks US Says Were ‘Good’

    North Korea’s chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, said the talks in Stockholm on Saturday had “not fulfilled our expectations and broke down. I am very displeased...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 1, 2019

    North Korea Says Nuclear Talks With US Will Resume on Oct. 5

    A senior North Korean diplomat on Tuesday said North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations on Oct. 5 following a months-long stalemate over withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs, said North Korea and the United States will have a preliminary contact on Oct....

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 29, 2019

    ’SNL’: Impeachment Inquiry Takes Center Stage in Season 45 Premiere

    In the premiere of “Saturday Night Live” Season 45, actor Alec Baldwin reprised the role of President Donald Trump, who is overwhelmed by an impeachment inquiry sparked by a whistleblower complaint. The season’s first episode is filled with references to the ongoing developments around a call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. Woody Harrelson hosted and Billie Eilish was the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 9, 2019

    North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Offering Talks With US

    North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The launches and demand for new proposals were apparently aimed at pressuring the United States to make concessions when the North...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 11, 2019

    NKorea Says Kim Supervised Weapons Tests, Criticizes Seoul

    North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States while driving a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea. The report by North Korean state media came hours after President...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 9, 2019

    Trump Heads for Golf Club Holiday as Crises Loom

    Now is the summer (vacation) of the president’s discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he’s confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid. With his poll numbers stalled and his ability to rally the...

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