Talk, talk, launch: S. Korea’s Moon huddled with Obama three days after meeting Trump

Talk, talk, launch: S. Korea’s Moon huddled with Obama three days after meeting Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, July 4, 2017 North Korea celebrated America’s Independence Day with the morning launch of what it announced was its first ICBM. Meanwhile, just a short cruise missile flight south of the DMZ, former President Barack Obama debriefed South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-In on Moon’s meetings three days earlier at the White […]

Military option in the works for North Korea as Trump meets South’s leftist leader

Military option in the works for North Korea as Trump meets South’s leftist leader

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2017 The United States is preparing military options to deal with North Korea, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said. “The threat is much more immediate now and so it’s clear that we can’t repeat the same approach – failed approach of the past,” H.R. McMaster said on June 28 […]

White House signals frustration with China on North Korea, human trafficking

White House signals frustration with China on North Korea, human trafficking

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2017 While U.S. President Donald Trump continues to press China to rein in North Korea, the State Department on June 27 called out Beijing on its human rights record. “China was downgraded to Tier 3 action in this year’s report (on human trafficking) in part because it has not taken […]

Home nuclear bunkers in demand as Japan prepares for the unthinkable

Home nuclear bunkers in demand as Japan prepares for the unthinkable

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2017 Television stations throughout Japan are airing instructions for citizens in the event of a nuclear attack by North Korea. Earlier this year, Japan informed its citizens to expect just a ten-minute warning if the Kim Jong-Un regime launches a nuclear missile. Reports also noted there has been a spike […]

Report: Ship that hit the USS Fitzgerald was on autopilot; No crew on bridge?

Report: Ship that hit the USS Fitzgerald was on autopilot; No crew on bridge?

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2017 The Philippine-flagged cargo ship that hit a high tech U.S. destroyer was under control of a computerized navigation system when the incident occurred in the sea off the coast of Japan, U.S. Navy officials said. Investigators say they have found no evidence the impact with the USS Fitzgerald, in […]

Family kept Otto Warmbier’s Jewish identity secret during his North Korean ordeal

Family kept Otto Warmbier’s Jewish identity secret during his North Korean ordeal

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2017 During his 17 months imprisoned in North Korea, the family of American college student Otto Warmbier was advised to keep his Jewish background secret, an Israeli newspaper reported. Warmbier, age 22, died on June 19, six days after his return to the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump called […]

Collision? Ramming of the USS Fitzgerald has raised serious questions, few answers

Collision? Ramming of the USS Fitzgerald has raised serious questions, few answers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2017 Delayed and distorted reporting from authorities and the media of the “collision” between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship raise questions about what transpired in the sea off the coast of Japan in the early morning hours of June 17. The incident “still being misreported as a […]

Seoul’s new leftist government sets reform of intelligence agencies

Seoul’s new leftist government sets reform of intelligence agencies

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2017 The administration of liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-In has moved to reform the country’s intelligence agencies, which the president during his campaign accused of illegal meddling in domestic politics. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) committee set up two task forces which will be assigned to overhauling the South’s […]

Sleeping sailors on U.S. destroyer had little time to react after collision near Japan

Sleeping sailors on U.S. destroyer had little time to react after collision near Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2017 The bodies of seven U.S. sailors were recovered after the USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage in a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship on Saturday around 2:20 a.m. in the sea off Japan, reports said. The seven sailors didn’t make it out of the berthing area, the Navy said. […]

Second N. Korean defector in a week used plastic foam to swim down Han River

Second N. Korean defector in a week used plastic foam to swim down Han River

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2017 A man who attached plastic foam pieces to his shoulders and swam down the Han River is the second North Korea to defect in the last week, South Korea’s military said. The North Korea man, in his 20s, was spotted around 2:30 a.m. on June 18 at the northern […]

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