North Korea

Condoleezza Rice: Trump stands for American values and seeks to act in the best interests of the US

President Donald Trump may sound different than other presidents, but he believes in American values and tries to act in the best interest of the …

Kim Jong-un

North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park : KCNA

North Korea threatened on Wednesday to <i>"impose the death penalty"</i> on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate …

Park Geun-hye

Family of David Sneddon, missing US student, says North Korea kidnapped him

The parents of an American college student who disappeared in China in 2004 said they are convinced their son was kidnapped by the North Korean regime to teach English and is alive inside the Hermit Kingdom -- citing a plethora of circumstantial evidence collected over the years indicating an …

Kim Jong-un

The back door to a new arms race

The military hailed a successful missile defense test in May. Here's why it could make us less safe.<p>On May 30, after years of planning, the Department of Defense intercepted a mock intercontinental ballistic missile, the first successful test of its ground-based program against an ICBM-range …

War

What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader

The newly elected South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, will arrive at the White House Thursday for his first meeting with President Trump, which will center on a pressing problem that vexes both countries: North Korea.<p>The Trump administration calls North Korea's growing weapons capabilities its top …

Korean Peninsula

Congress readies North Korean travel ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> Congress plans to take up new legislation as soon as next month to implement a ban on travel to North Korea by US citizens following Otto Warmbier's death after he was imprisoned by North Korea for 17 months.<p>The House foreign affairs committee will mark up a bipartisan bill that would …

Travel Ban

U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on …

World News

The time for North Korean diplomacy or war

North Korea has not abandoned its nuclear weapons program, continues to test missiles and is being blamed for the death of Otto Warmbier, a U.S. …

United States

North Korea's new smartphone looks suspiciously familiar

It's not just you — this phone looks really familiar to us, too.<p>North Korean company Mangyongdae Information Technology Corporation just dropped the Jindallae 3, and it looks a whole lot like an iPhone.<p>The phone, named after a Korean rhododendron, would be "entirely domestically produced" in the …

Technology

Ex-nuke commanders: Talk to North Korea, open NATO-Russia dialogue

An international group of ex-nuclear commanders Wednesday issued the first in a series of recommendations to world leaders to head off the rising threat of a nuclear war — calling on the Trump administration to open direct talks with North Korea, urging the United States, Russia and NATO to …

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Donald Trump considering China sanctions over North Korea, say officials

Inaction over Pyongyang and trade war thought to have prompted the US president to look at options including tariffs on steel imports<p>US president Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible …

China

Scrapping South Korea pact would be rash mistake: U.S. trade lobby

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scrapping the U.S.-South Korean trade agreement would be a rash mistake, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday, ahead of a first meeting this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in.<p>In an interview with Reuters in April, …

Korean Peninsula

The US is blacklisting China as one of the worst human trafficking offenders in the world

It’s a striking departure from Trump’s China policy so far.<p>On Tuesday the US placed China on its list of worst offenders for human trafficking in the world, demoting its government to the same category as brutal regimes in Syria and North Korea.<p>It’s the second time this week that the US has …

China

This Muji-like Chinese chain is expanding in the US—and North Korea

A discount chain specializing in personal and home goods that include Minion-emblazoned cooling eye masks, cosmetics, mini-electronics and plush pandas is making inroads simultaneously in two very different markets.<p>Discount retail company Miniso, which describes itself as a competitor to Japanese …

China

ASIA NEWS BITES: North Korea Compares Trump to Hitler; China Among Worst Human Traffickers; Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe

China:<p>China is among worst human trafficking offenders, state department says. - The New York Times<p>U.S. joins growing calls for China to allow Liu Xiaobo cancer treatment abroad. - The Guardian<p>China on Tuesday rejected criticism over its treatment of cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo after …

Korean Peninsula

South Korea escalating weapons buildup near North Korea maritime border

June 27 (UPI) -- South Korea has either deployed or is in the process of deploying a range of weapon systems in the Yellow Sea, near the North Korea …

Korean Peninsula

Ivanka Trump leads U.S. condemnation of China and other countries for human trafficking

Ivanka Trump led U.S. condemnation Tuesday of China and several other countries for failing to fight the scourge of international human trafficking, the 21st century version of slavery, marking a shift for a White House sometimes accused of indifference to human rights.<p>In the State Department’s …

Rights & Freedoms

S. Korea to send back home 8 rescued N. Koreans this week

SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Wednesday it plans to repatriate eight recently rescued North Korean fishermen across the de facto …

Korean Peninsula

The last thing America needs is a war

<b>(CNN) —</b> Late Monday night, the White House issued an ominous statement, warning about "potential preparations for a chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime" in Syria. If Assad conducts another chemical attack, the statement vowed, "he and his military will pay a heavy price."<p>We don't know …

Foreign Policy

North Korea: Trump's 'America First' policy is like Nazism

North Korea's state media on Tuesday compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler, saying Trump's policy of "America First" was a modern-day Nazism, the …

Korean Peninsula

New Data Shows Entire World Disapproves of Trump, with 2 Exceptions

In today’s unsurprising but inflammatory news, data from a Pew Research poll indicates that almost every single nation surveyed does not approve of …

Kim Jong-un

Soybean Diplomacy: New U.S. Ambassador to China Touts Agricultural Trade

BEIJING—Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad touted trade as he took the helm of an important diplomatic mission that has been mired in uncertainty under the Trump administration.<p>Earlier this month, David Rank, who had headed the embassy’s work as chargé d’affaires since the …

World News

After Keeping Mum For Months, Sailor’s Wife Reveals Surprise At Emotional Homecoming

“It was by far the best Father’s Day gift.”<p>Sailor Chris Daugherty’s stunned and beaming face said it all. After six months at sea, he returned home to his wife and children to discover ― <i>surprise!</i> ― his family would be growing by one.<p>“Is that real?” he asked his wife, Natasha, reaching out to prod …

Good News

Will China Provide Sanctuary to North Korean Submarines?

As Washington, Seoul and Tokyo fret about North Korea’s repeated firing of ballistic missiles into the skies of Northeast Asia, another part of …

South China Sea

Trump weighs trade steps against China

President Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering …

China

'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who befriended China's president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world's two …

China

N. Korea builds children's traffic parks amid heavy vehicular traffic

SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is building children's traffic parks to offer safety education amid increasing traffic across the country, the …

Korean Peninsula

Lawmakers fear North Korea may have abducted another American student

Korean Peninsula

North Korean rocket engine test could be for smallest stage of ICBM

An analysis released Tuesday of recent satellite imagery has confirmed reports that North Korea tested last week what could be the smallest stage of …

Kim Jong-un

Brad Thor suggests this might be the necessary strategy for dealing with North Korea

Author Brad Thor joined Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to talk about his new thriller novel, “Use of Force,” as well as the real-life terrors that America faces today.<p>On Tuesday’s show, Glenn wanted to “war game” the situation with North Korea and what America should be doing in reaction …

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