Report: Latest N. Korea missile flew 30 minutes, landed between Russia and Japan

Report: Latest N. Korea missile flew 30 minutes, landed between Russia and Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2017 North Korea on May 14 tested a ballistic missile that went further and higher than an intermediate-range missile it tested earlier this year, a report said. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type. It flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea […]

Having sworn to ‘forever renounce war’, Japan still alone in a tough neighborhood

Having sworn to ‘forever renounce war’, Japan still alone in a tough neighborhood

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TOKYO ― The shadows of war lengthen over Japanese society in thrall to Article 9 of a “peace constitution” foisted under the “occupation” led by the victorious World War II Pacific commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Much as the “rightist” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might want to do away with […]

Japan sends largest warship to escort U.S. supply vessel near North Korea

Japan sends largest warship to escort U.S. supply vessel near North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2017 Japan is sending its hulking Izumo helicopter carrier to secure passage of a U.S. Navy supply ship as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expands the scope of Self-Defense Forces activities amid the rising threat from North Korea. Following an order from Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, the 249-meter-long Izumo will help […]

Japanese would have only 4-5 minutes to take cover from N. Korean nuclear attack

Japanese would have only 4-5 minutes to take cover from N. Korean nuclear attack

by WorldTribune Staff, April 26, 2017 Millions of Japanese citizens would have only minutes to take shelter in the event of a nuclear attack by North Korea. Officials in Tokyo — Japan’s largest city with 13.5 million residents — said there might be as little as 10 minutes to act if North Korean dictator Kim […]

Trump holds unusual meeting with UN Security Council amid mounting tensions over North Korea

Trump holds unusual meeting with UN Security Council amid mounting tensions over North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to focus on rising tensions with North Korea as he hosted members of the UN Security Council at the White House on April 24. The meeting was seen as highly unusual given reports of military movements in northeast Asia but also because of […]

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un, besieged by the U.S., continues to threaten all-out nuclear war against any who threaten North Korea. But this represents only part of the equation: the DPRK’s Korean People’s Army (KPA) also prepares for non-nuclear surprise […]

N. Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier ‘with a single strike’

N. Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier ‘with a single strike’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 23, 2017 As the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group participated in exercises with the Japanese navy, North Korea threatened to take out the aircraft carrier “with a single strike.” “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s […]

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk All the talk over what to do with North Korea overlooks one problem to which people are not paying that much attention. That’s the yawning gap in trade between the U.S. and all its leading trade partners. It’s a lot easier to grasp the significance of a North Korean […]

Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump’s resolve, saying that “all options are on the table” in curbing Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Pence said during a press conference in Seoul on April 17 that recent U.S. military […]

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