Leaders of both Koreas learn that Trump listens well but keeps own counsel

Leaders of both Koreas learn that Trump listens well but keeps own counsel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2018 World leaders are finding that U.S. President Donald Trump is quite cordial when it comes to ceremony and photo ops, but “will ultimately not yield to global peer pressure when its aims contradict his interests,” an analyst noted. “Committed but not stubborn, reasonable but not gullible, the global left […]

What next on Korean summit? Pyongyang, White House, columnist left guessing

What next on Korean summit? Pyongyang, White House, columnist left guessing

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — President Donald Trump ignited another firestorm of controversy with his shock decision to call off his summit with Kim Jong-Un as planned for June 12 in Singapore. At the same time, the possibility lingered that he might still go back to a summit. Inside his administration, key […]

‘A truly sad moment’: Trump cancels summit with N. Korea’s Kim

‘A truly sad moment’: Trump cancels summit with N. Korea’s Kim

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on May 24, in a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, said he was canceling the summit between the two which had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, […]

Pentagon withdraws China’s standing invitation to major Pacific RIMPAC exercise

Pentagon withdraws China’s standing invitation to major Pacific RIMPAC exercise

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2018 China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea has led the U.S. military to disinvite Beijing’s navy from the upcoming Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in Hawaii, a Defense Department spokesman announced. China’s participation in the major biennial maritime war games since 2012 has been a bone of […]

‘I don’t like that’: Trump ties China to change in attitude by N. Korea

‘I don’t like that’: Trump ties China to change in attitude by N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2018 The positive momentum and good-will between the U.S. and North Korea in recent months was suddenly interrupted earlier this month as the North’s belligerent attitude returned. In response, U.S. President Donald Trump pointed to a second meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping […]

China for first time lands nuclear strike bomber on disputed island

China for first time lands nuclear strike bomber on disputed island

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 China for the first time sent a long-range, nuclear-capable bomber to an island in the South China Sea. Chinese state media on May 18 released a video showing the H-6K bomber landing and taking off from Woody Island, Beijing’s largest base in the Paracel Islands. The Pentagon said China’s […]

Trump to Kim Jong-Un: Let not your heart be troubled

Trump to Kim Jong-Un: Let not your heart be troubled

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2018 President Donald Trump, in what was seen as a bid to reassure a panicky Kim Jong-Un, said the U.S. is pursuing a “South Korean model” and not a “Libyan model” for the North’s denuclearization. Speaking at the White House on May 17, Trump said North Korea will be “tremendously […]

The rest of the story . . . . House Intelligence Committee shifts focus to China

The rest of the story . . . . House Intelligence Committee shifts focus to China

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is launching an inquiry into China’s threats to U.S. national security in a shift from a focus on Russia’s role in the 2016 election. “The committee will hold a series of hearings, both open and in secret, examining threats posed by … […]

Smoke and mirrors: Kim wants world to witness destruction of already-obliterated test site

Smoke and mirrors: Kim wants world to witness destruction of already-obliterated test site

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It’s not enough that North Korea should abruptly cancel South-North talks on military tensions and another long-awaited round of reunions of fast-fading families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War. Now we’re not even sure Kim Jong-Un will go through with his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. It’s hard […]

‘Max Thunder’ exercise, Gadhafi spook N. Koreans: F-22 stealth jets capable of surgical strike

‘Max Thunder’ exercise, Gadhafi spook N. Koreans: F-22 stealth jets capable of surgical strike

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 As U.S. F-22 stealth fighters joined the Max Thunder exercises in South Korea, North Korea announced  it was cancelling talks with the South and reconsidering the upcoming meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. North Korea claims the Max Thunder drill between the U.S. and South Korean air forces is […]

1 2 3 79