Wall Street Journal op-ed: U.S. should confront South Korea on ‘its suppression of freedom’

Wall Street Journal op-ed: U.S. should confront South Korea on ‘its suppression of freedom’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2020 The American public is largely unaware of the deteriorating freedoms in heretofore staunch U.S. ally South Korea. Only WorldTribune.com has been chronicling this story. Now the Wall Street Journal is also paying attention. In one recent major development, Kim Yo-Jong, the powerful sister of dictator Kim Jong-Un, on June […]

Defector tries to reach countrymen with real news; Seoul teams with Pyongyang to stop him

Defector tries to reach countrymen with real news; Seoul teams with Pyongyang to stop him

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2020 A defector from North Korea who founded a group which has for years been sending food assistance and leaflets containing information into the North is not surprised by the threats he and his fellow defectors regularly receive from the Kim Jong-Un regime. What does surprise Park Sang-Hak, however, is […]

Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The insistence of a pair of brothers on scattering hundreds of thousands of leaflets from balloons fired over North Korea confronts the South with tough questions. Is it worth upsetting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his sister, Kim Yo-Jong, knowing the negative effects the leaflets are […]

Next move for North Korea’s Marxist ‘monarchy’? Watch China

Next move for North Korea’s Marxist ‘monarchy’? Watch China

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler North Korea’s Marxist “Monarchy” could be at a critical crossroads as recurring rumors about the death or incapacitation of the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un swirl around the nervous Korean peninsula. Despite a wildfire of media speculation, pending the definitive outcome of Kim’s health, the hard reality remains that […]

Flurry of reports speculate sister of Kim Jong-Un poised to replace him

Flurry of reports speculate sister of Kim Jong-Un poised to replace him

by WorldTribune Staff, April 22, 2020 Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun and other news outlets reported on April 22 on the possibility of Kim Jong-Un’s sister, Kim Yo-Jong, taking over as supreme leader should an emergency regarding the North Korean leader’s health arise. Recent rumors and reports have called into question Kim Jong-Un’s health. Government officials in […]

‘Special and firm personal relations’: Kim Jong-Un’s sister cites Trump letter offering support

‘Special and firm personal relations’: Kim Jong-Un’s sister cites Trump letter offering support

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to help North Korea in its fight against the coronavirus, the sister of dictator Kim Jong-Un said on Sunday. Kim Yo-Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the North’s Workers’ Party, said in a statement carried by the official Korean […]

Dead or alive? Fate of key North Koreans is a guessing game

Dead or alive? Fate of key North Koreans is a guessing game

FPI / June 6, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Western intelligence on North Korea is primarily limited to satellite photos, regional specialists readily admit. Its weakness in human intelligence (HUMINT) was again demonstrated by recent conflicting reports on the disappearance of key North Korean officials involved in the failed Hanoi summit between Kim Jong-Un and U.S. President Donald […]

Mystery train leaves Beijing on return to N. Korea; Seoul seeks answers

Mystery train leaves Beijing on return to N. Korea; Seoul seeks answers

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2018 A South Korean government source said Seoul can’t yet rule out the possibility that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un secretly visited China via train ahead of upcoming talks with the presidents of South Korea and the United States. A special North Korean train carrying a high-ranking North Korean delegation […]

Ivanka averted her eyes as S. Korean president welcomed N. Korean official at Olympics

Ivanka averted her eyes as S. Korean president welcomed N. Korean official at Olympics

by WorldTribune Staff, February 25, 2018 Following Vice President Mike Pence’s lead from the opening ceremony, Ivanka Trump did not acknowledge the North Korean delegation at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics Sunday. The body language is seen by some analysts as signalling Washington’s anger at Seoul’s appeasement moves blasted by South Korean […]

Sister of homicidal North Korean dictator is the new queen of cool for MSM

Sister of homicidal North Korean dictator is the new queen of cool for MSM

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2018 CNN said she was “stealing the show” at the Winter Olympics. A Washington Post reporter praised her for “throwing shade” at U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. The New York Times said she got the best of Pence just with her smile. Reuters awarded her the “diplomatic gold medal.” The […]