Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The assassination of Kim Jong-Nam promises to go down as one of those weird acts of terrorism that North Korea, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, will forever deny having perpetrated. The prevarication and obfuscation in this case would appear a little more ornate than North […]

U.S. aircraft carrier group begins patrols in disputed S. China Sea

U.S. aircraft carrier group begins patrols in disputed S. China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2017 The U.S. deployed an aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea on Feb. 18, one day after China completed naval exercises in the disputed waters. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson along with guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer were sent as part of “routine operations,” the U.S. […]

Part 3: Politicized intelligence, South Korean-style

Part 3: Politicized intelligence, South Korean-style

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Following is an excerpt from a book by WorldTribune and Geostrategy-Direct columnist Donald Kirk and the Korean author Kim Ki-Sam, “How South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung bought his Peace Prize and financed Kim Jong-Il’s nuclear program”. South Korea’s first woman president has been impeached over allegations involving a confidante, but […]

Tillerson: U.S. will back Japan, South Korea with ‘full range’ of nuclear, conventional capabilities

Tillerson: U.S. will back Japan, South Korea with ‘full range’ of nuclear, conventional capabilities

by WorldTribune Staff, February 17, 2017 In the wake of North Korea’s latest test of a nuclear-capable missile, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Feb. 16 vowed that Washington would defend Japan and South Korea with its full arsenal, including nuclear weapons. “The United States remains steadfast in its defense commitments to its allies, […]

Reports: Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother, the first-born son of Kim Jong-Il, assassinated in Malaysia

Reports: Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother, the first-born son of Kim Jong-Il, assassinated in Malaysia

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother has been killed in Malaysia, reports said. Kim Jong-Nam was killed on Feb. 13, allegedly by poisoning, the Yonhap News Agency and other South Korean media outlets reported on Feb. 14, citing unidentified sources. As the first-born son of dictator Kim Jong-Il, Kim […]

South Korean conservatives fight back, decry media bias

South Korean conservatives fight back, decry media bias

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2017 Fearing a win by the Left would destroy the country’s alliance with the U.S., conservatives in South Korea are defending impeached President Park Geun-Hye against what they say is a “demagogic mass media,” a report said. South Korea’s right blames the media for the Park scandal, even though the […]

North Korean defector living in Russia fights potentially fatal deportation

North Korean defector living in Russia fights potentially fatal deportation

Special to WorldTribune.com By Farangis Najibullah, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Choe Myong Bok has lived in Russia since 1999, has carved out a living working odd jobs, and resides in St. Petersburg with his partner and their two young children. But the North Korean defector’s life in Russia has been one on the […]

Anti-impeachment rallies gather steam in Seoul

Anti-impeachment rallies gather steam in Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2017 Tens of thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Feb. 11 to protest for – and against – the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye. Park was impeached by parliament in December and the Constitutional Court in Seoul is now deliberating whether to approve the impeachment, […]

Part 2: South Korean intelligence officer had to fight both Seoul and the Dept. of Homeland Security for asylum in the U.S.

Part 2: South Korean intelligence officer had to fight both Seoul and the Dept. of Homeland Security for asylum in the U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Following is an excerpt from a book by WorldTribune and Geostrategy-Direct columnist Donald Kirk and the Korean author Kim Ki-Sam, “How South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung bought his Peace Prize and financed Kim Jong-Il’s nuclear program”. South Korea’s first woman president has been impeached over allegations involving a confidante, but […]

Showdown: Historically, trade wars lead to real wars

Showdown: Historically, trade wars lead to real wars

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Donald Trump’s most fearsome offensive on the world stage has nothing to do with immigration reform, or building that wall all along the U.S. border with Mexico, or defense or treaty alliances or the North Korean nuke-and-missile threat. It’s all about U.S. trade relations with the rest of […]

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