Korean Peninsula

Trump is now at odds with both North Korea and South Korea

In a shocking interview, he took jabs at the crucial US ally.<p>Apparently threatening to crackdown on one Korea wasn’t enough.<p>While warning of a potential “major, major conflict” with North Korea during a Reuters interview on Thursday, President Donald Trump made it clear that he was also planning to …

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Watch this incredible, rare video of the streets of North Korea's capital city

Finnish journalist Mika Mäkeläinen captured rare video of daily life in the Hermit Kingdom.<p>North Korea is a notoriously secretive place that is often hostile to outsiders, especially Western journalists. Which means that getting an unfiltered, unvarnished look at everyday life inside the Hermit …

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Report: Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea

The Trump administration tells lawmakers it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. (April 26) AP<p>A "major, major conflict" with North Korea is a possibility for the U.S., but the White House is trying to come up with diplomatic solutions, …

Pyongyang

Donald Trump keeps provoking North Korea, while threatening to leave South Korea defenseless

Trump thinks there will be a conflict with North Korea, but won't aid the country that would be hurt most<p>In the same week that President Donald Trump used the North Korean crisis for a cheap political stunt, the president has begun intimating that a serious confrontation with the nuclear-powered …

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Trump: South Korea should pay for $1B missile defense system

President Trump wants South Korea to foot the bill for a $1 billion U.S. missile defense system and is threatening to kill the free trade deal between the two countries.<p>His comments aren't sitting well with officials in South Korea, a key American ally in Asia. One foreign policy expert called the …

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'I thought being president would be easier': Trump's Reuters interview highlights

Donald Trump has given a wide-ranging interview to Reuters about geopolitics, trade and how his personal life has changed since assuming office<p><b>On the presidency</b><p>“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier. You’re …

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John Kasich on North Korea: 'Eradicate the leadership'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he knows how to tackle the issue of North Korea: take out leader Kim Jong Un and his allies.<p>Speaking to reporters Friday at an event sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor, the former Republican presidential candidate laid out what would be his …

Meet the Press

North Korean crisis ‘is worst I’ve ever seen’ says top Navy officer

A top Navy officer has said that the North Korea crisis is the ‘worst I’ve ever seen’.<p>Speaking out yesterday, Admiral Harry B Harris Jr, Commander of …

North Korea

We went to North Korea. You asked hundreds of questions. Here's what we found

I’m Jonathan Kaiman, the Times’ Beijing bureau chief, and I spent five days this month reporting in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. During my trip, we solicited reader questions about life in the country — and the response was overwhelming. We received hundreds of terrific queries, many of …

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Kasich Advises 'Surgical Strike' In North Korea

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said that President Trump ought to “eradicate” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his top lieutenants in a surgical military …

North Korea

US President Donald Trump threatens to terminate trade pact with South Korea

<b>Washington:</b> President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the US trade agreement with South Korea, declaring that the five-year-old accord with …

World Leaders

Kasich: 'Taking out' North Korean leadership better than dropping a bomb

Ohio Gov. John Kasich argued Friday that bombing North Korea is an imperfect solution to dealing with the country and another option would be to "eradicate" the country's current leadership.<p>Kasich, during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Friday, didn't specifically call for assassination, …

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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile - Yonhap

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile early on Saturday from a region north of its capital, Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's military.<p>There were no immediate details about the missile or its flight, Yonhap said.<p>(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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Trump Balances Belligerence Toward N. Korea With Belligerence Toward S. Korea

President Trump has backed down from his threat to withdraw the United States from NAFTA and has set his sights instead on the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, which he said was “a horrible deal.”<p>He also said he wanted South Korea to pay for the THAAD anti-missile system the U.S. is now deploying …

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AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S. Korea has limits

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution.<p>So it was jarring to see the absolute confidence with which America's top Pacific commander described the ability of a contentious …

North Korea

Trump says 'absolutely' chance of conflict with North Korea

Trump said a potential showdown with North Korea would be a "major, major conflict" as a Navy official suggested placing ground-based missile …

North Korea

Investors, South Korean tech suppliers brush off North Korea threat

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Growing tensions with North Korea should worry global electronics firms such as Apple Inc as they source key parts from South Korea, but investors are brushing off such concerns and snapping up shares in key exporters, heartened by robust earnings and big …

North Korea

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion that it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are …

North Korea

Worried about North Korea? Spare a thought for Otto Warmbier’s family.

SEOUL — Cindy Warmbier sent three huge Chinese-style lanterns up into the sky over Cincinnati on Dec. 12. “I love you, Otto,” she said as they floated away, imagining that her son, turning 22 that day, might see them from wherever he was being held in North Korea. Then she sang him “Happy Birthday.”<p>…

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North Korea state-run television KRT has broadcast footage of leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a live-fire exercise to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army.

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Why does North Korea wake people with 6 a.m. musical alarm?

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Poll: 37% of Americans see North Korea as an 'immediate threat'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> About four in 10 Americans say North Korea is an immediate threat to the US in the wake of the nation's recently stepped-up attempts to posture itself as a military threat to the US and others, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.<p>In the poll released Thursday, about 37% of …

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Move Over Putin. Trump’s Got a New Man-Crush.

Xi Jinping must be one charming guy. Ever since Donald Trump met with the Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago this month—a meeting that Trump predicted …

China

U.S. seeks regular deployment of strategic military assets in Korea

SEOUL, April 28 (Yonhap) -- The United States plans to deploy its "strategic" weapons in South Korea on a regular basis in order to thwart North …

North Korea

Missile obliterates US landmarks in World War III propaganda clip released by North Korea

<b>North Korea have released a disturbing new propaganda film with mocked up scenes from World War III.</b><p>The clip shows scenes from Kim Jong-un’s recent …

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GOP CONGRESSMAN: South Korea is less 'alarmed than we are' about North Korea

Rep. Charlie Dent predicted Friday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un won't undertake any massive military actions that threaten the survival of his regime.<p>Dent, R-Penn., said on CNN Friday that Kim's regime is "a very real threat" but it would be a major risk for North Korea to take any action …

North Korea

China allows North Korean coal ships to unload, but not import

BEIJING: China has allowed ships carrying North Korea coal to unload in port for "humanitarian reasons", but the cargo will not go through customs, …

China

What’s making Kim Jong Un giggle like an overgrown baby?

<b>Nuclear tensions between North Korea and the US are almost at breaking point – but if Kim Jong-un is feeling tense, it doesn’t exactly show.</b><p>The North …

North Korea

ASEAN’s position on North Korea ‘clear and consistent': Sec-Gen

MANILA: ASEAN’s position on the ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula is “very clear and consistent”, Secretary-General Le Luong Minh said on …

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The US called a session of the United Nations Security Council on Friday to discuss North Korea.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated that "all options for responding to future provocation must remain on the table".<p>"Diplomatic and financial levers of power will be backed up by a willingness …

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