N. Korea

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    NKorea Fires 2 Missiles Into Sea in Likely Protest of Drills

    North Korea on Saturday extended a recent streak of weapons displays by firing what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, according to South Korea’s military. The fifth round of launches in less than three weeks was likely another protest at the slow pace of nuclear negotiations with the United States and the continuance of U.S.-South Korea...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Trump: Kim Wants to Meet Again, Apologized for Missile Tests

    President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants to meet once again to “start negotiations” after joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises end. He also said Kim apologized for the flurry of recent short-range missile tests that has rattled U.S. allies in the region. Trump is tweeting more details from the “beautiful” three-page letter he told reporters...

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2018

    N. Korea Threatens to Resume Nuke Development Over Sanctions

    North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. The statement released by the Foreign Ministry Friday evening came amid a sense of unease between Washington and Seoul over the use of sanctions and pressure to get the North to relinquish...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2018

    Could Trump Meet Kim Jong Un in NYC This Month? It's Not Out of the Question

    Get ready for Trump-Kim Part Two. In recent weeks it’s become clear that Donald Trump wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and the North Korean leader has told the White House he’d like more face-to-face talks with the American president. Could that meeting happen, as some in Seoul have pushed for, on the sidelines of a U.N. gathering...

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2018

    Trump Admin. Takes a Harder Line on North Korea, Which Is Still Making Nukes: Sources

    President Donald Trump may be complimenting Kim Jong Un, but evidence shows that North Korea continues to make nuclear weapons — and the U.S. administration is taking a more aggressive stance in response, NBC News reported. Intelligence shows that North Korea is working to obscure at least one nuclear warhead storage facility, according to three senior U.S. officials, despite the...

  • Donald Trump Sep 5, 2018

    China Eases Economic Pressure on North Korea, Undercutting Trump Admin.

    China has been loosening trade restrictions with North Korea through coal shipments, construction projects and tourism, former U.S. officials and independent experts told NBC News. The increased trade gives North Korea a lifeline and deals a major blow to President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign to sway Kim Jong Un into abandoning its nuclear and missile program. Beijing was stunned...

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2018

    Senators Seek More Oversight of Trump Diplomacy With North Korea

    Bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday calls for stringent congressional oversight of U.S. nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and any deal President Donald Trump strikes with Kim Jong Un. It comes two weeks after Trump met Kim at a historic summit in Singapore that yielded a North Korean commitment to the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula but failed to spell how...

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2018

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at North Korea's Threat to Pull Out of Trump Summit

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President Donald Trump dealing with a series of foreign policy crises of his own making.

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2018

    Trump Welcomes American Detainees Freed From N. Korea

    President Donald Trump welcomed the three Americans freed from North Korean detention on May 10, 2018, taking time to thank North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He also spoke about the upcoming summit between the U.S. and North Korea.

  • Donald Trump May 13, 2018

    Trump Welcomes N. Korea Plan to Blow Up Nuke-Site Tunnels

    North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the “gracious gesture.” In a statement carried by state media, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said all of the tunnels at the country’s...

  • President May 10, 2018

    Trump Says He Will Meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June

    President Donald Trump has revealed the time and place for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it will take place in Singapore on June 12. “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World...

  • Donald Trump May 8, 2018

    Trump: North Korea Summit Plans Set; US Troop Drawdown Not on Table

    President Donald Trump offered his latest teaser Friday for a historic U.S. summit with North Korea: The time and place have been set but he’s not saying when and where. The White House did, however, announce the details of a separate meeting later this month between Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, as the U.S. administration pushed back on...

  • North Korea Apr 9, 2018

    US Greets Talk of NK Nuke Concessions With Hope, Skepticism

    President Donald Trump greeted North Korea’s reported willingness to negotiate away its atomic weapons with both hope and skepticism Tuesday, insisting a potential diplomatic breakthrough be tested against the North’s long history of deception and threats to target U.S. cities with nuclear missiles. “I really believe they are sincere,” Trump said at a White House news conference, sounding more optimistic...

  • head Mar 19, 2018

    N. Korea Hockey Players Come to South for Joint Olympic Team

    Female hockey players from the rival Koreas were paired up with each other Thursday to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games, as their countries press ahead with rare reconciliation steps following a period of nuclear tensions. A dozen North Korean hockey players wearing white-and-red winter parkas crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea earlier...

  • Department of State Mar 7, 2018

    US Sanctions North Korea Over VX Assassination of Kim Jong Nam

    The U.S. has imposed more sanctions on North Korea after determining that Pyongyang used the chemical warfare agent VX to assassinate Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, NBC News reported. Kim Jong Nam was killed at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb. 13, 2017, when two women allegedly smeared his face with XV. The women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and...

  • NBC Feb 9, 2018

    Pence Vows to Defend Against N. Korea With Whatever ‘Action Is Necessary'

    Vice President Mike Pence vowed that the U.S. is ready to protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats with whatever “action is necessary to defend our homeland.” Speaking with NBC’s Lester Holt on the sidelines of the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, Pence made clear that the U.S. was not ruling out military options as tensions continued to...

  • North Korea Jan 17, 2018

    Japan Public TV Sends Mistaken North Korean Missile Alert

    Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a...

  • Donald Trump Jan 5, 2018

    In Small Breakthrough, Koreas Will Meet for Talks on Tuesday

    The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positive sign after last year’s threats of nuclear war, the Koreas have a long history of failing to...

  • Chairman Jan 3, 2018

    North Korea Reopens Cross-Border Communications With South Korea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war. The sudden signs of easing hostilities, however, came as President Donald Trump threatened Kim with nuclear war...

  • Asher Klein Jan 3, 2018

    South Korean Olympic Organizers Downplay Concern Over North Korea

    South Korea’s Olympic organizers played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea on Monday and also said that work has been completed on all venues for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, said the International Olympic Committee has made it very clear that the Feb. 8-25 games will go ahead as scheduled. “There...

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