Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. has opened a bold new assault on North Korea’s nuclear-and-missile program with a one-two punch designating the North as a “state sponsor of terror” and then imposing new sanctions. Analysts doubt if these measures will result in immediate capitulation of the regime of Kim Jong-Un to give […]

One week after Trump summit, China’s Xi Jinping sends envoy to N. Korea

One week after Trump summit, China’s Xi Jinping sends envoy to N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping this week plans to dispatch an envoy to North Korea amid frayed relations between the communist allies. Song Tao, the head of the international department at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), will visit Pyongyang on Nov. 17, one week after […]

Trump comes to Seoul locked and loaded and then changes his tone: ‘Let’s make a deal’

Trump comes to Seoul locked and loaded and then changes his tone: ‘Let’s make a deal’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump comes to Seoul with three U.S. aircraft carrier groups near the Korean peninsula and on an Asian tour meant to fortify East Asian alliances against threatening behavior by North Korea and China. On Nov. 7, Trump changed gears and struck a less aggressive tone on […]

Trump asks why ‘country of samurai warriors’ did not down missiles’ that overflew Japan

Trump asks why ‘country of samurai warriors’ did not down missiles’ that overflew Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2017 Japan should have taken the initiative and shot down North Korean missiles that flew over Japanese territory in two separate tests, U.S. President Donald Trump said. Japan’s military has been limited by a “peace constitution” under U.S. guidance since World War II, and its armed forces are called the […]

China’s Xi in message to North Korea’s Kim calls for ‘sound and stable’ ties

China’s Xi in message to North Korea’s Kim calls for ‘sound and stable’ ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2017 China, which has in recent months grown has shown signs of being annoyed with North Korea’s major provocations, said it will remain engaged with Pyongyang to ensure stable relations between the two nations. In a reciprocal message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Chinese President Xi Jinping said “I […]

War prep? N. Korea carries out mass evacuation, blackout drills

War prep? N. Korea carries out mass evacuation, blackout drills

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2017 Mass evacuation and blackout drills are being conducted throughout North Korea amid heightened tensions, a report said. NK News reported on Oct. 28 that the drills have taken place in several cities and towns, particularly along the east coast, but not in the capital city, Pyongyang. Some observers say […]

Mattis at the DMZ highlights difference between 2 Koreas: ‘Our goal is not war’

Mattis at the DMZ highlights difference between 2 Koreas: ‘Our goal is not war’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2017 Standing at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) just meters away from North Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Oct. 27 said the United States seeks the “irreversible denuclearization” of North Korea, but “not war.” “As Secretary of State Tillerson has made clear, our goal is not war but rather […]

Japan’s ‘peace constitution’ on the brink as NE Asia braces for war

Japan’s ‘peace constitution’ on the brink as NE Asia braces for war

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TOKYO ― The overwhelming success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest elections for members of the Japanese “Diet” ― the peculiar word for Japan’s parliament or national assembly ― portends hardening of tensions and priorities in Northeast Asia. Yes, Abe would dearly like to revise Japan’s post-war […]

Kim Jong-Un sends terse congratulatory message to China’s Xi Jinping

Kim Jong-Un sends terse congratulatory message to China’s Xi Jinping

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un sent a brief message of congratulations to Xi Jinping on Oct. 25 after the Chinese leader was elected as general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China at the 19th party congress. The message “expressed the conviction that the relations […]

Kim Jong-Un, Morning Joe team up on Trump-is-insane narrative

Kim Jong-Un, Morning Joe team up on Trump-is-insane narrative

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2017 A North Korean military official apparently came to the conclusion from watching MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that U.S. President Donald Trump is “mentally ill.” The North Korean lieutenant colonel recounted to NBC News foreign correspondent Keir Simmons on Oct. 19 that military officials in Pyongyang watch “Morning Joe” specifically for […]

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