S. Korea proposes direct talks with North as U.S. prepares new sanctions

S. Korea proposes direct talks with North as U.S. prepares new sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2017 The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-In has made its first formal overture to North Korea, proposing direct military talks between Seoul and Pyongyang. South Korea’s Defense Ministry proposed talks between representatives of the two countries’ militaries that would be held on July 21 at Tongil-gak on the […]

As N. Korea celebrates ICBM, photo shows soldiers watering dried up rice paddies

As N. Korea celebrates ICBM, photo shows soldiers watering dried up rice paddies

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2017 While its propaganda outlets continue to spotlight the success of its recent ICBM launch and leader Kim Jong-Un’s threats to America, a photo of soldiers watering drought-stricken rice paddies showed the reality on the ground in North Korea. A drought that began in April has resulted in enormous damage […]

Pyongyang poker: North Korea’s Marxist dynasty is still at the table

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — We have seen this movie before and it never ends well. An arrogant and boastful dictator snubs the world and threatens his neighbors. The international community frets in rightful indignation but does little to respond. As tensions rise, the world appears hostage to a bully. […]

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 […]

Exercise in terrorism: The likely cause of Otto Warmbier’s death

Exercise in terrorism: The likely cause of Otto Warmbier’s death

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The death of Otto Warmbier provides a powerful reminder of the torture and terrorism perpetrated by one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Americans are no doubt aware of the tyranny of the dynasty led by a man who revels in ordering the development of long-range missiles capable of […]

Paranoid in Pyongyang: NIS reports wary Kim focused on ‘decapitation’ ops

Paranoid in Pyongyang: NIS reports wary Kim focused on ‘decapitation’ ops

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Kim Jong-Un is not afraid of flying like his late father Kim Jong-Il and he has cultivated an outgoing buoyant personal like his grandfather Kim Il-Sung, Communist North Korea’s founder. But reportedly he shares one trait with his more reserved father: A tendency to check the rearview mirror often when […]

‘Streetwise’ Rodman is back in Pyongyang . . . at The Donald’s behest?

‘Streetwise’ Rodman is back in Pyongyang . . . at The Donald’s behest?

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2017 Sports diplomacy is on display on two fronts in North Korea. Ex-basketball star Dennis Rodman is traveling to North Korea “as a private citizen” for another visit to the communist nation, a senior Trump administration official confirmed to Fox News. As Rodman headed to Pyongyang, South Korea’s liberal president […]

China counsels ‘countries concerned’ to remain calm as N. Korean missile crisis intensifies

China counsels ‘countries concerned’ to remain calm as N. Korean missile crisis intensifies

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2017 What is China doing to check the weapons of mass destruction programs of its top communist ally? Nations that are “concerned” by North Korea’s continuous missile tests should refrain from taking “any action that could escalate regional tensions,” China’s Foreign Ministry said on June 8. Those “concerned countries” should […]

New liberal government in Seoul seeks Pope’s backing for peace talks

New liberal government in Seoul seeks Pope’s backing for peace talks

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2017 South Korea’s newly-elected President Moon Jae-In dispatched a delegation to the Vatican on May 23 on a mission to seek support from Pope Francis for North-South Korean peace talks. The delegation was led by Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-Joong, who also asked the pope to “pray for the improvement of […]

North Korea says new intermediate-range missile ready for deployment after latest test

North Korea says new intermediate-range missile ready for deployment after latest test

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2017 North Korea said its latest test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile passed all technical requirements to enable the missile to be mass-produced and deployed, according to a state media report. The North said it successfully fired the Pukguksong-2 missile into waters off its east coast on May 21, its […]

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