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 […]

South Korean conservatives charge prosecutorial abuse in death of former security chief

South Korean conservatives charge prosecutorial abuse in death of former security chief

by WorldTribune Staff, December 16, 2018 Following the Dec. 7 suicide of former Defense Security Command (DSC) chief Lt. Gen. Lee Jae-Su, conservatives in South Korea are calling on the liberal Moon Jae-In government to cease what they say is a “witch hunt” targeting political figures from the previous government. Lee was found dead in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seoul president facing heat for ignoring economy in favor of wooing N. Korea

Seoul president facing heat for ignoring economy in favor of wooing N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2018 Critics say liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-In is prioritizing improved relations with North Korea to the detriment of his own country’s economy. According to Bank of Korea projections, South Korea will only create 90,000 jobs in 2018, down from its initial estimation of 180,000 in July, due to […]

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 […]

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2018 During his trip to the Vatican on Oct. 17-18, South Korean President Moon Jae-In will deliver an invitation to Pope Francis from Kim Jong-Un to visit North Korea. In an Oct. 9 briefing, South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-Kyeom said Kim Jong-Un’s invitation would be delivered to the Pope […]

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