China counsels ‘countries concerned’ to remain calm as N. Korean missile crisis intensifies

China counsels ‘countries concerned’ to remain calm as N. Korean missile crisis intensifies

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2017 What is China doing to check the weapons of mass destruction programs of its top communist ally? Nations that are “concerned” by North Korea’s continuous missile tests should refrain from taking “any action that could escalate regional tensions,” China’s Foreign Ministry said on June 8. Those “concerned countries” should […]

New South Korean president suspends THAAD deployment in bow to China

New South Korean president suspends THAAD deployment in bow to China

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2017 Newly elected South Korea President Moon Jae-In, who has said Seoul must “learn to say no” to Washington, has suspended the deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system in what was seen as a major concession to China. A senior official from the presidential Blue House in Seoul […]

Leftist in the Blue House in Seoul, but North Korea is still not happy

Leftist in the Blue House in Seoul, but North Korea is still not happy

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 North Korea expressed outrage that the new leftist government in South Korea is considering continuing a unification panel set up by former President Park Geun-Hye, based in part on plans adopted for the reuniting of East and West Germany. On May 22, an official with the newly launched government […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New S. Korean intelligence chief secretly negotiated controversial summit with Kim Jong-Il

New S. Korean intelligence chief secretly negotiated controversial summit with Kim Jong-Il

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2017 Suh Hoon, named as South Korean President-elect Moon Jae-In’s intelligence chief, played a key role in arranging summit talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il in 2000 and 2007. Suh “is widely seen as aimed at backing up the new leader’s bid to improve long-strained inter-Korean ties,” Yonhap news […]

South Korea’s new leadership has a record of promoting summitry with North Korea

South Korea’s new leadership has a record of promoting summitry with North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The drama of South Korean history opens a tumultuous new act with the election of a liberal labor lawyer who has promised both to bring about detente with North Korea and satisfy the demands of restive masses fed up with alleged rightist abuses. Whether Moon Jae-In will be able […]

Conservative surging in critical South Korean election; Column appeals for Trump tweet support

Conservative surging in critical South Korean election; Column appeals for Trump tweet support

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2017 The conservative candidate is making a last-minute comeback in a bitter presidential election showdown in South Korea. The latest polls show conservative candidate Hong Joon-Pyo surging, according to media reports in Seoul and the Wall Street Journal. “About 20 percent of the electorate is still undecided, and an upset […]

South Korean conservatives fight back, decry media bias

South Korean conservatives fight back, decry media bias

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2017 Fearing a win by the Left would destroy the country’s alliance with the U.S., conservatives in South Korea are defending impeached President Park Geun-Hye against what they say is a “demagogic mass media,” a report said. South Korea’s right blames the media for the Park scandal, even though the […]

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