• Donald Trump May 10, 2019

    Experts See Russia's Fingerprints on North Korea's New Missile

    The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for years. Ending a pause in ballistic missile launches that began in late...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019

    North Korea Tests New Missile — and Trump's Resolve

    North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump’s resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, who noted it was not the kind of long-range missile leader Kim Jong Un has refrained from launching...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2019

    Kim Jong Un Rethinking Nuke Talks; US Expects North Korea to Keep Moratorium on Tests

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to honor his promise to keep his missile launches and nuclear tests on hold, speaking after a top North Korean official suggested the moratorium was under review and could be lifted. Pompeo said Kim told President Donald Trump several times at last month’s...

  • Donald Trump Feb 27, 2019

    Trump Gushes Over ‘Special Relationship' With N. Korea at Hanoi Summit

    President Donald Trump fawned over North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un at the kickoff of a second summit between the United States and North Korea, this one held in Hanoi, Vietnam. “[North Korea] has tremendous economic potential,” Trump said to Kim. He later praised the “special relationship” between the two countries during dinner.

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    Fire, Fury, Love? Fact-Checking the Myths Behind the Trump-Kim Summit

    Between the two of them, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un have created a mythology about the U.S.-North Korean relationship that could gain another chapter when they meet in Hanoi this week for their second summit. According to that mythology, the U.S. came to the brink of war (says Trump) with a rising nuclear power able to...

  • Donald Trump Feb 20, 2019

    Possible Peace Declaration Looms Large Over Kim-Trump Summit

    With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the Korean War. Such an announcement could make history. It would be right in...

  • Donald Trump Dec 13, 2018

    Canada Says Entrepreneur Feared Detained in China

    A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations. Canada’s Global Affairs department on Wednesday said Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur who is one of the only Westerners to have met...

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2018

    North Korea Says Peace Declaration Not a Bargaining Chip

    North Korea warned Washington through its state media Tuesday that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn’t be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. The North’s official news agency issued a commentary claiming Pyongyang has taken significant measures to end hostile relations between the two countries but said the U.S. is...

  • Donald Trump Sep 19, 2018

    Kim Agrees to Dismantle Main Nuke Site if US Takes Steps Too

    The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he’d permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2018

    North Korea: Sony Hack Charges Are Smear Campaign, Could Harm Talks With US

    North Korea strongly denied claims by the United States that a computer programmer working for the North Korean government was involved in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus. In a statement Friday, a North Korean Foreign Ministry official said that the person named by U.S. is a “non-entity,” and warned that the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2018

    After Summit, Pompeo Wants Nuke Details From Kim: Analysis

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to arrive in Pyongyang on Friday for his first visit since last month’s summit in Singapore, and one of his biggest tasks will be to dispel growing skepticism over whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really intends to abandon his nuclear arsenal. This will be the third trip to Pyongyang for...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2018

    In Sign of Detente, North Korea Skips Annual Anti-US Rally

    In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual “anti-U.S. imperialism” rally marking the start of the Korean War. Fist-pumping, flag-waving and slogan-shouting masses of Pyongyang residents normally assemble each year...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2018

    North Korean Summit Brings Feeling of Peace Along DMZ Border

    Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it’s gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, in perhaps the last place on earth where the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    After Summit, N. Korea Calls Trump ‘Supreme Leader,' Shows Him Salute General

    North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year. Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get...

  • Donald Trump Jun 13, 2018

    North Korea Lauds, Basks in Kim's Summit Performance

    The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers’ party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago — their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Donald Trump. The priority treatment of what even Pyongyang is calling the “historic” meeting between Kim and Trump in Singapore underscores just how much...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2018

    What to Look for at US-North Korea Summit: Analysis

    There will be a lot of spin going on when President Donald Trump emerges from his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday. The summit itself is a major breakthrough. Never before has a sitting U.S. president held talks with the leader of North Korea, which has technically been at war with the United States...

  • Donald Trump May 25, 2018

    Trump Cancels Summit With Kim; North Korea Still Wants Talks

    President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called “regrettable” while still holding out hope for “peace and stability.” In a letter to Kim announcing his decision to back away from the June 12 summit, Trump pointed to America’s vast...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2018

    North Korea Nuclear Site Closing to Be High on Spectacle

    Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. Expect good imagery. But not much else. The public display of the closure of...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2018

    North Korea Says US Ruining Mood of Detente Ahead of Summit

    With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called “misleading” claims that Trump’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North to the negotiating table. The North’s official news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman...

  • Donald Trump Mar 30, 2018

    IOC President Meets With Kim Jong Un in North Korea

    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Bach told an Associated Press Television crew that the two had a 30-minute formal meeting followed by 45 minutes...

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