New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 For the second time in less than a month, North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile that flew over Japan. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that the missile was launched on Sept. 15 at around 6:57 a.m. and went down at around 7:16 a.m. […]

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Moon Jae-In has to be a master of the art of compromise. He was all for the latest watered-down UN sanctions that cut down but don’t cut off the flow of oil from China and Russia to North Korea. The U.S. would far prefer to see all the […]

S. Korean opposition delegation in D.C. seeks ‘redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads’

S. Korean opposition delegation in D.C. seeks ‘redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 A delegation from South Korea’s opposition party visited Washington, D.C. this week to press the Trump administration for the “redeployment” of nuclear weapons in South Korea. “We are here to ask for redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads in South Korea,” Lee Cheol-Woo, the head of the intelligence committee of […]

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Since the mid-Twentieth Century, it has fallen to the United States of America to deal with apocalyptic and devastating crises around the world including the World Wars and the Cold War. The emergence on the world stage in 2017 of North Korea — a belligerent communist rogue state […]

U.S. diplomacy tightens sanctions on the one man ‘recklessly’ risking lives of millions

U.S. diplomacy tightens sanctions on the one man ‘recklessly’ risking lives of millions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Will there be conflict on the Korean peninsula? Shall the long simmering tinderbox finally explode in a nuclear flash? Or shall everybody step back from the brink, take a deep breath and allow diplomacy to finally defuse this ticking time bomb in Korea? The answer […]

Floods, and EMP attack? South Korean ‘preppers’ are bracing for the real thing

Floods, and EMP attack? South Korean ‘preppers’ are bracing for the real thing

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 In a year when North Korea has made shockingly rapid nuclear weapons progress, the word “prepper” is suddenly familiar in the South Korean lexicon. As Kim Jong-Un and U.S. President Donald Trump trade menacing threats and no one knows what they are really thinking, sophisticated and wealthy Koreans who […]

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin Sept. 6, 2017, began taking the initiative to control the “crisis” over North Korean strategic weapons, because Russia had more at stake in resolving the issue than perhaps any other nation-state. There was strong evidence that President Putin was working to […]

Nuke fallout: Trump knocks Seoul on ‘appeasement’, China to back North if U.S. strikes first

Nuke fallout: Trump knocks Seoul on ‘appeasement’, China to back North if U.S. strikes first

by WorldTribune Staff, September 3, 2017 In the wake of North Korea’s test of a 100-kiloton hydrogen bomb, U.S. President Donald Trump had harsh words for the Kim Jong-Un regime in Pyongyang, but also came down hard on South Korea for what he said was Seoul’s policy of “appeasement.” “South Korea is finding, as I […]

Seriously? Ruling party leader in Seoul calls North’s missile launch ‘unpardonable’, wants talks

Seriously? Ruling party leader in Seoul calls North’s missile launch ‘unpardonable’, wants talks

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2017 South Korea’s ruling party, which saw President Moon Jae-In rise to power on a pledge of dialogue with North Korea, said the North’s latest missile launch was “unpardonable” – an assessment with which the conservative opposition is in full agreement. How should the wealthy but relatively powerless South respond […]

Latest missile launch alarms northern Japan, rattles markets

Latest missile launch alarms northern Japan, rattles markets

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2017 Residents of Japan’s Hokkaido, a northern island of 5.5 million, awoke early on Aug. 29 to a “J-Alert” on their mobile phones from the government, warning that North Korea had fired a missile and to take shelter. At 5:58 a.m., the Kim Jong-Un regime launched the North’s first ballistic […]

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