Laughter is the best medicine: Dave Barry recalls a year to forget

Laughter is the best medicine: Dave Barry recalls a year to forget

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2019 The year 2018 was one messed up 365 days, humor columnist Dave Barry noted. The good news, at least it wasn’t a leap year. “What made this year so awful?” Barry asked in his 2018 year in review column for McClatchy Newspapers. “We could list many factors, including natural […]

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 In a sinister start to 2019, Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping bluntly threatened to invade Taiwan but promised to reward the Republic of China if it places itself under Beijing’s rule. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in his […]

Pro-North Korea groups ‘popping up like mushrooms’ in South, prompting conservative backlash

Pro-North Korea groups ‘popping up like mushrooms’ in South, prompting conservative backlash

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2018 More than a dozen groups have been formed in South Korea to welcome North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in advance of his anticipated visit to Seoul. Kim Soo-Geun, who founded a youth group called “Welcome Committee for a Great Man”, is seeking to run a subway advertisement to welcome […]

Soldier in daring DMZ defection says 80 percent of younger North Koreans not loyal to Kim

Soldier in daring DMZ defection says 80 percent of younger North Koreans not loyal to Kim

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2018 Most young people in North Korea feel no loyalty toward leader Kim Jong-Un, according to a North Korea soldier who defected across the DMZ in 2017. “Inside the North, people, and especially the young generation, are indifferent to each other, politics and their leaders, and there is no sense […]

Report: Kim Jong-Un confided fears to Seoul’s pro-North leader

Report: Kim Jong-Un confided fears to Seoul’s pro-North leader

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told South Korean President Moon Jae-In during one of their summit meetings that the North was wary of giving up a list of its nuclear arsenal and facilities, fearing it could embolden the Untied States to attack, a South Korean official said. South Korean […]

South Korean president ratifies agreement with North without parliament approval

South Korean president ratifies agreement with North without parliament approval

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2018 Liberal President Moon Jae-In ratified last month’s summit agreement with North Korea without the consent of parliament, ignoring protests from Conservative opposition parties and concerns registered by the Trump administration. Dissenting media and political expression is being suppressed by the government in Seoul, according to reports in last week’s […]

‘Deep concern’: U.S. Treasury reminds Seoul that sanctions on N. Korea still in effect

‘Deep concern’: U.S. Treasury reminds Seoul that sanctions on N. Korea still in effect

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2018 The U.S. Treasury Department said it has notified South Korean banks that “UN and U.S. sanctions on North Korea remain valid” after media reports surfaced saying the South was planning renewed financial cooperation with the North. A document drafted by South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) that was released […]

Rand analyst: Seoul’s military concessions undermine security

Rand analyst: Seoul’s military concessions undermine security

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 The new inter-Korean military pact could weaken South Korea’s defenses in the event of an attack from the North, U.S. military analysts say. Friction between Seoul and the White House has generated growing alarm among strategists in the pro-U.S. alliance seeking to counter the China-North Korea axis in Northeast […]

Tensions surface between Seoul and White House over North Korea strategy

Tensions surface between Seoul and White House over North Korea strategy

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment that South Korea’s government of President Moon Jae-In would not move to lift sanctions on North Korea “without our approval” apparently did not sit well with some officials in Seoul. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Hwa had said that Seoul was reviewing the lifting […]

Value of N. Korean resources estimated at $3.3 trillion

Value of N. Korean resources estimated at $3.3 trillion

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2018 North Korea is sitting on mineral resources that are worth 15 times more than the value of South Korea’s, the South’s state-run Korea Resources Corporation (KRC) reported on Oct. 11. Pyongyang has signed 40 investment agreements with foreign companies in regard to its minerals – 90 percent of them […]

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