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 […]

First U.S.-Japan-S. Korea anti-submarine exercise conducted amid showdown

First U.S.-Japan-S. Korea anti-submarine exercise conducted amid showdown

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 The United States, Japan and South Korea conducted their first joint anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises this week. The three-day drill, which started on April 10, was held in waters between Japan and South Korea and was intended to be an “effective response” by the three allies to North Korea’s […]

Pence heads for Seoul on North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’

Pence heads for Seoul on North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to travel to South Korea as North Korea celebrates its founding, or “Day of the Sun”, possibly by conducting another nuclear test. Pence expects to discuss the “belligerence” of North Korea at subsequent stops in Tokyo, Jakarta and Sydney, during his 10-day […]

This is not Syria: Tens of millions could die in Korean War II

This is not Syria: Tens of millions could die in Korean War II

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk POHANG – An array of heavy-duty, sophisticated gear spread over the beaches here shows the incredible military might of the U.S. and South Korea. Far offshore, way beyond the horizon, the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson leads a “strike force” of warships. Watching the display of U.S. strength on the […]

Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Japan and Russia have pledged closer economic and security cooperation in so-called “two-plus-two” talks as they look to end a decades-long dispute over a small chain of islands. The one-day meeting of foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo on March 20 was the first of its […]

Korea is back in the eye of a perfect storm

Korea is back in the eye of a perfect storm

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea. North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, as well as Chinese bullying, have thrust the region into a dangerous cycle which could affect […]

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