N. Korean refugees haunted by memories of hunger, warn ‘peace’ won’t end misery back home

N. Korean refugees haunted by memories of hunger, warn ‘peace’ won’t end misery back home

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 A North Korean defector living in the United States, who saw a number of family members die in the North’s famine in the 1990s, said she hopes President Donald Trump raises humanitarian issues when he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un next month. “If the North Korean government […]

‘Comrades’ Kim, Xi hold second China meeting in advance of Trump summit

‘Comrades’ Kim, Xi hold second China meeting in advance of Trump summit

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2018 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un traveled to China for an unannounced meeting with China’s supreme leader, Xi Jinping on May 7-8. It was Kim’s second visit to China and third trip abroad in as many months. The North Korean leader met South Korean President Moon Jae-In just south of […]

Wolfowitz skeptical North Korea will remove strategic gains already achieved

Wolfowitz skeptical North Korea will remove strategic gains already achieved

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2018 Though he “hopes we are entering a new era with North Korea,” Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. deputy defense secretary, said he remains skeptical the Kim Jong-Un regime will follow through with its pledge of denuclearization. Wolfowitz, who served as deputy defense secretary from 2001-2005, also said it will be […]

Report: Kim Jong-Un had several meetings with Pompeo, saw ‘eye-to-eye with him’

Report: Kim Jong-Un had several meetings with Pompeo, saw ‘eye-to-eye with him’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un complimented CIA Director Mike Pompeo for his “guts” during their recent meeting, a report said. Pompeo, whose nomination for secretary of state was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 23, had a secret meeting with Kim in Pyongyang over Easter weekend. […]

CIA director reportedly had secret meeting with Kim Jong-Un on Easter weekend

CIA director reportedly had secret meeting with Kim Jong-Un on Easter weekend

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2018 CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong-Un during a secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend, a report said. Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, made the trip to discuss the planned Trump-Kim summit, The Washington Post reported on April […]

Pyongyang cites Iran nuclear deal in leverage preparations for summit

Pyongyang cites Iran nuclear deal in leverage preparations for summit

by WorldTribune Staff, April 16, 2018 Ahead of upcoming summits with South Korea and the United States, North Korea used the Iran nuclear deal as an example of how a nation agreed to curb its nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief. In the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, “Iran is receiving […]

Pompeo rules out perks for North Korea before it ‘permanently, irreversibly’ denuclearizes

Pompeo rules out perks for North Korea before it ‘permanently, irreversibly’ denuclearizes

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump will avoid the failures of his predecessors and refrain from offering North Korea any rewards before Kim Jong-Un “permanently, irreversibly” commits to denuclearization, Mike Pompeo said at his confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state on April 12. “It is the intention of […]

North Korea’s missiles can circle the globe, but will Kim Jong-Un have to hitch a ride to Trump summit?

North Korea’s missiles can circle the globe, but will Kim Jong-Un have to hitch a ride to Trump summit?

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2018 North Korea has threatened an ICBM strike on the continental United States, but questions have been raised as to how Kim Jong-Un will travel to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at their upcoming summit. According to a report by The Washington Post, the North Korean leader may not be […]

Is Seoul in the loop on reported secret U.S., N. Korea talks? Blue House isn’t saying

Is Seoul in the loop on reported secret U.S., N. Korea talks? Blue House isn’t saying

by WorldTribune Staff, April 8, 2018 South Korea said reports of a secret U.S.-North Korea dialogue prior to President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un would be a “good sign,” but Seoul stopped short of saying it was a party to, or even aware of, the talks. CNN reported on April 7 […]

Lovefest? North and South Korea hold ‘serious and thorough’ talks on upcoming summits

Lovefest? North and South Korea hold ‘serious and thorough’ talks on upcoming summits

by WorldTribune Staff, April 5, 2018 Delegations from South Korea and North Korea met at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on April 5 to talk about how best to hold upcoming talks. “The sides held serious and thorough discussions on ways to successfully hold the summit,” Kwun Hyuk-Ki, a spokesman for Seoul’s Cheong Wa Dae Blue […]