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 […]

New S. Korean leader eager for summitry despite escalating U.S.-North Korean tensions

New S. Korean leader eager for summitry despite escalating U.S.-North Korean tensions

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2017 Leftist South Korean President Moon Jae-In said he would seek to engage with North Korea despite the Kim Jong-Un regime’s continued ballistic missile tests and Pyongyang’s rising dispute with the United States. Meanwhile, the U.S. naval strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is staying near the Korean […]

Putin says ‘stop scaring’ North Korea: Kim celebrates new missile test, plays Russia card

Putin says ‘stop scaring’ North Korea: Kim celebrates new missile test, plays Russia card

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2017 Kim Jong-Un was on hand and “hugged” his rocket scientists after what North Korean media hailed as the successful test of a “medium long-range” ballistic missile that is capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead. The jubilant North Korean leader promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that […]

Report: Latest N. Korea missile flew 30 minutes, landed between Russia and Japan

Report: Latest N. Korea missile flew 30 minutes, landed between Russia and Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2017 North Korea on May 14 tested a ballistic missile that went further and higher than an intermediate-range missile it tested earlier this year, a report said. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type. It flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea […]

CIA establishes Korea Mission Center to focus on ‘existential threat’ to U.S.

CIA establishes Korea Mission Center to focus on ‘existential threat’ to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, May 12, 2017 The CIA said it has established the Korea Mission Center in order to “harness the full resources, capabilities, and authorities of the agency in addressing the nuclear and ballistic missile threat posed by North Korea.” “Creating the Korea Mission Center allows us to more purposefully integrate and direct CIA […]

North Korea stages largest live-fire artillery exercise

North Korea stages largest live-fire artillery exercise

by WorldTribune Staff, April 26, 2017 Kim Jong-Un looked on as more than 300 large-caliber artillery pieces engaged in North Korea’s “largest ever” live-fire drills on April 25. The massive artillery drill saw rockets fired at mock enemy warships as hundreds of tanks lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in what reports […]

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 China is preparing for the ultimate fallout from the current North Korea crisis, according to the new edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com. Convinced that the Trump administration may be preparing a preemptive strike to bring regime change in Pyongyang, the Chinese Communist Party headed by Xi Jinping is acting to make […]

Pence heads for Seoul on North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’

Pence heads for Seoul on North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to travel to South Korea as North Korea celebrates its founding, or “Day of the Sun”, possibly by conducting another nuclear test. Pence expects to discuss the “belligerence” of North Korea at subsequent stops in Tokyo, Jakarta and Sydney, during his 10-day […]

Guess who provided a critical boost for Kim Jong-Un’s missiles

Guess who provided a critical boost for Kim Jong-Un’s missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 When South Korea obtained and turned over to international weapons analysts sections from a North Korean booster rocket that had fallen into the Yellow Sea, it was discovered that Pyongyang was getting key components for its missile program from foreign sources, mainly China. The rocket parts, from the launch […]

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