North Korean cheerleaders to lead charm offensive at winter games

North Korean cheerleaders to lead charm offensive at winter games

by WorldTribune Staff, January 17, 2018 North Korea announced on Jan. 17 that it would send a 230-member “army of beauties” cheering squad to the 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang South Korea. The announcement was made during working-level talks between the two Koreas at the border village of Panmunjom. “The North has yet to disclose […]

N. Korea warns of Olympics pullout after South’s praise of Trump

N. Korea warns of Olympics pullout after South’s praise of Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2018 North Korea is threatening to withdraw its contingent from the 2018 Winter Olympics after South Korea lauded U.S. President Donald Trump for his role in bringing about last week’s talks between the North and South. South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Jan. 10 said Trump deserved “big credit for […]

‘Surprised’? Trump suggests he and Kim Jong-Un could be friends

‘Surprised’? Trump suggests he and Kim Jong-Un could be friends

by WorldTribune Staff, January 12, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump indicated that he actually has a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who the president has referred to in the past as “Little Rocket Man.” “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un,” Trump said in an interview with the Wall […]

Predicting the unfolding Korean history? Don’t bother

Predicting the unfolding Korean history? Don’t bother

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― Uh oh. Watch for all the soothsayers putting in their two cents or two won worth on the future of the Korean Peninsula, post-PyeongChang. Beware of the cognoscenti with dire forecasts of capitulation to the evil Northers, with hopeful words of peace at last, with demands for […]

In apparent signal to South, Pyongyang slams Trump’s conciliatory statement

In apparent signal to South, Pyongyang slams Trump’s conciliatory statement

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2018 North Korea has shrugged off U.S. President Donald Trump’s willingness for direct talks with Kim Jong-Un and ramped up its harsh rhetoric in a clear signal to the leftist government in Seoul. “The U.S.-led unequal international order is now shaken by the roots by our Republic (the North) which […]

Pyongyang, Trump scramble for leverage in North-South talks

Pyongyang, Trump scramble for leverage in North-South talks

by WorldTribune Staff, January 7, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean regime led by Kim Jong-Un are jockeying for position ahead of rare high-level talks this week between South and North Korea. The two Koreas agreed to hold talks at the border village of Panmunjom on Jan. 9 to discuss the North’s […]

Trump takes credit for Korean North-South talks weeks before Winter Olympics

Trump takes credit for Korean North-South talks weeks before Winter Olympics

by WorldTribune Staff, January 5, 2018 North Korea on Jan. 5 accepted South Korea’s offers of talks to be held next week in the DMZ truce village of Panmunjom in the first official meeting between delegations from the two Koreas since December 2015. President Donal Trump “is taking credit for easing tensions that might have […]

Nuclear North Korea dances to the Winter Games with an eager partner in Seoul

Nuclear North Korea dances to the Winter Games with an eager partner in Seoul

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is planning more missile tests even as he tries to split the historic South Korea-U.S. alliance with a skillfully worded offer of North-South dialogue and North Korean participation in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The widespread view here is that Kim has […]

Trump agrees to cancel exercises during Winter Olympics in major concession to Pyongyang

Trump agrees to cancel exercises during Winter Olympics in major concession to Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, January 4, 2018 The United States and South Korea will not hold joint military exercises that were slated to be held while the Winter Olympic Games were underway in PyeongChang next month. U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In agreed in a phone conversation on Jan. 4 to delay […]

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