U.S. mum on high level North Korean: Defection could derail Trump-Kim summit

U.S. mum on high level North Korean: Defection could derail Trump-Kim summit

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2019 The United States has been silent on reports by Italian media that North Korea’s ambassador to Italy has sought to defect to the U.S. The alleged request for asylum by Jo Song-Gil could be a sticking point for a […]

‘One’ step forward: Pompeo visits Pyongyang on heels of Pence address slamming Beijing

‘One’ step forward: Pompeo visits Pyongyang on heels of Pence address slamming Beijing

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has agreed to hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump “as early as possible,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Oct. 7 after meeting with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. Pompeo is scheduled to visit Beijing on Oct. 8, […]

North Korea’s foreign minister arrives in Iran as new sanctions hit

North Korea’s foreign minister arrives in Iran as new sanctions hit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 9, 2018 North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho said during a visit to Teheran on Aug. 7 that Pyongyang’s “strategic policy is to deepen relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and confront unilateralism.” Ri, who met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, arrived in Teheran […]

Back in the DPRK: Pompeo holds 3-hour session with Kim Yong-Chol, delivers gift

Back in the DPRK: Pompeo holds 3-hour session with Kim Yong-Chol, delivers gift

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang on July 6 bearing gifts and a letter from President Donald Trump for discussions which included North Korea’s timeline to begin its commitment to denuclearization. A reporter accompanying Pompeo tweeted that the secretary held talks with Kim Yong-Chol, one of […]

In North Korean souvenir shops, a shift from ‘anti-Americanism to boosting the economy’

In North Korean souvenir shops, a shift from ‘anti-Americanism to boosting the economy’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2018 Anti-American souvenirs are being pulled from store shelves in North Korea, according to Western companies that offer guided tours of the reclusive country. Stamps, postcards and other U.S.-bashing items, which have been perennial bestsellers, have been disappearing from shops from the DMZ to Pyongyang. “They’re always very popular, not […]

N. Korea ‘faithfully implementing’ summit agreement, demands South scrap human rights act

N. Korea ‘faithfully implementing’ summit agreement, demands South scrap human rights act

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2018 The Kim Jong-Un regime vowed to implement the Singapore summit agreement as it prepared to repatriate the remains of American troops killed during the Korean War in 1950-53, the North Korean state media claimed. The same official media also demanded that its brother nation to the South, a staunch […]

Korea rush? China hustles to jump-start North’s stalled economy

Korea rush? China hustles to jump-start North’s stalled economy

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2018 Hundreds of Chinese companies are flocking to North Korea as sanctions show signs of loosening amid Kim Jong-Un’s pledge of denuclearization. Beijing may be looking to counter the initiative taken by the U.S. at the historic Singapore summit, during which President Donald Trump presented Kim with a vision and […]

Summoned to Beijing? Kim Jong-Un visits China for 3rd time in 3 months

Summoned to Beijing? Kim Jong-Un visits China for 3rd time in 3 months

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on June 19 began a two-day visit to Beijing being viewed as a vain attempt by China’s maximum leader Xi Jinping to save face after the international spectacle of the historic June 12 Kim-Trump summit. In his third visit to China in as […]

Iran summit? Columnist says Trump-Khamenei sit-down would be instructive

Iran summit? Columnist says Trump-Khamenei sit-down would be instructive

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2018 Though Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is nearly certain to reject it, U.S. President Donald Trump should nonetheless offer to meet with Iran’s supreme leader “as it would show the Iranian people and the world who the real peacemaker is,” a columnist wrote. “Such an offer isn’t as fanciful as it […]

Citing failed Iran deal, senator calls for ratification of N. Korea treaty

Citing failed Iran deal, senator calls for ratification of N. Korea treaty

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2018 Senate approval of an arms agreement between the United States and North Korea has been discussed with President Donald Trump and his senior advisers, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said. “We have been taken by the North Koreans at least a couple of times, and […]

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