Photos over 70 years show how North Korea’s Kim family went from starving guerilla fighters to going toe-to-toe with Trump

The North Korean state has defied all the odds and constant forecasts of its impending doom to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding on September 9, 2018. North Korea has a dark and tortured history going back millennia as regional powers like China and Japan have sought to dominate it.  The story of North […]

North Korea’s state newspaper claims the US is secretly plotting to ‘unleash a war’ while continuing to negotiate ‘with a smile on its face’

KCNA/Reuters North Korean state media has accused the US of plotting to “unleash a war” on North Korea while continuing to negotiate “with a smile on its face.” Sunday’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea, called out what it claims were US military movements in the region as practice […]

North Korea’s missile program reportedly continues after Trump and Kim Jong Un’s pledge to promote ‘peace and prosperity’

Evan Vucci/AP North Korea is reportedly continuing to build missiles at a research facility despite its leader’s pledge to work toward “peace and prosperity” on the Korean Peninsula, The Washington Post reported on Monday night. US intelligence officials familiar Pyongyang’s operations say that new evidence, including recent satellite photos, suggest the regime is producing at […]

South Korea’s military considering pulling troops away from DMZ border ‘on a trial basis’ amid eased tensions with North Korea

AFP South Korea is reportedly considering withdrawing some military forces and equipment from guard posts on the border with North Korea on a “trial basis.” It’s part of the South Korean defense ministry’s plan to transform the [Demilitarized Zone] into a “peace zone.” The ministry said it would also plan on designating a de facto […]

‘No rush for speed’ in N. Korea’s denuclearization, sanctions still in place – Trump

There is “no rush” on North Korean denuclearization for the US, at least according to Donald Trump… despite the earlier ‘maximum pressure’ campaign, demanding that Pyongyang start the process “very quickly.” Trump tweeted the remark on Wednesday, promising “big benefits and exciting future” for Pyongyang “at end of process.” The president echoed his own statement to reporters from a day […]

South Korea’s World Cup team tried to confuse Sweden’s spies by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn’t tell them apart

REUTERS/Carlos Barria South Korea’s World Cup team responded to a Swedish spy for Sweden’s team by swapping their jerseys so it would be harder to tell them apart.  Taeguk Warriors coach Shin Tae-yong told reporters Sunday “it is very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians.” The Swedish spy, who is a member of Sweden’s […]

Trump-Kim Summit: Trump is pushing for North Korea’s denuclearisation, but Kim has his own agenda

Reuters. Denuclearisation is the hottest topic on the cards for the Trump-Kim summit. Trump’s administration emphasised that progress heavily depends on Kim’s eagerness to denuclearise. If North Korea gave up its nuclear arsenal, it would lose its most valuable bargaining chip. With US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un now in […]

South Korea’s president could join the US-North Korea summit, but he might end up stealing Trump’s thunder

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images South Korean President Moon Jae-in could join the US-North Korea summit in Singapore, if invited. A South Korean official reportedly said that, if Moon attends, he would be there to take part in discussions about declaring a formal end to the Korean War, which has technically been ongoing since 1953. But Moon’s […]

North Korea is committed to a summit with Trump and ‘complete denuclearization,’ South Korea’s president says

South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via Associated Press South Korea’s president said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to a US summit and “complete denuclearization.” South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border on Saturday to discuss the summit, which was canceled by Trump the previous day. Trump said […]