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North Korea Tests A ‘New-Type Tactical Guided Weapon,’ State-Run Media Claims

North Korea announced Wednesday that it has tested a “new-type tactical guided weapon,” the first such test since the failed U.S.-North Korea summit in February, The Associated Press reported. North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un witnessed the test, according to state-run media. The AP could not independently verify that the test took place. The reported weapons test is likely not ...

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Trump Orders Policy U-Turn On North Korea-related Sanctions

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President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Friday he was reversing course on new sanctions on Chinese companies doing business with North Korea. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea,” Trump wrote. “I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!” The U.S. ...

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Treasury Designates Two More Shipping Companies for Attempted Evasion of North Korea Sanctions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of two shipping companies that have helped North Korea evade sanctions.  Today’s action highlights the deceptive methods that the North Korean regime uses to circumvent international and U.S. sanctions, as well as the U.S. Government’s commitment to implement existing UN Security Council ...

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Reassessing a Bleak Situation in North Korea

Recent reports that North Korea is rebuilding its Sohae launch site and the recent failed summit between the United States and North Korea have exposed the economic and strategic reality of North Korea. Current US foreign policy, present, and past, of heavy economic sanctions and demands for full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, will not be sufficient to denuclearize the ...

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Democrats Tell Their Followers What To Think, While Republicans Appeal To Logic And Honesty

Have you ever noticed that Democrats and their pals in the lying media don’t allow their followers to consider both sides of a policy matter? Instead, they instruct their Democrat subjects what to think concerning any and all issues. A great example is a recent situation where Joe Biden, a possible Democrat candidate for president, said that Mike Pence was ...

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Goodbye Vietnam: No deal reached between Trump and Kim [full video of press conference]

President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea went their separate ways today without a deal on denuclearization, and as such, much of anything else. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the two leaders, “had very good and constructive meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam” and that they “discussed various ways to advance denuclearization and economic driven concepts.” ...

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Watch: Trump and Kim Appear Optimistic During Press Event Ahead of Summit

President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea sat down for a press event just ahead of a social dinner Wednesday night. The large number of cameras make it difficult at times, but both leaders expressed optimism for the summit which officially kicks off on Thursday. “We had a successful first summit,” President Trump said. “I think this ...

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Vietnam Plans To Show North Korea Benefits Of Opening To US As Trump Arrives In Hanoi

While China has pushed for communist-based economic reforms in the East, Vietnam has chosen to approach the North Koreans at this weeks summit in Hanoi with a very different sentiment. The summit will play host to negotiations between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un regarding nuclear disarmament, which Un has indicated will only happen if American ...

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Trump Bringing Big Bargaining Chip To Next Summit With Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump could bring a big bargaining to his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: Officially ending the Korean War, which the U.S. has technically been involved in since 1950. Trump was the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader when he and Kim held a one-on-one summit in Singapore in June. Trump is ...

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North Korea’s Acting Ambassador To Italy Has Disappeared From Compound In Rome

A North Korean diplomat serving in Italy has apparently defected from his post in Rome, according to South Korea’s spy agency, and is hiding out in an undisclosed location with his wife. Jo Song Gil, who had been serving as a diplomat in Italy since 2015, disappeared from the diplomatic compound in November, just weeks before his term was set ...

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Otto Warmbier’s Family Wants $1 Billion From North Korea Over Son’s Death

The family of Otto Warmbier wants $1 billion in damages from North Korea over their son’s death, according to a testimony Wednesday. Warmbier was a University of Virginia student who allegedly stole a propaganda poster while touring the country in January 2016. The student was convicted and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by the state for the alleged ...

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North Korea Issues Blunt Statement On Denuclearization

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North Korea issued a straightforward statement Thursday saying Pyongyang won’t denuclearize until the United States removes its nuclear threat from the region first. “The proper definition of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is completely eliminating the American nuclear threat to North Korea before eliminating our nuclear capability,” commentary published by state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) declared. The United States and ...

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Mattis: Russia and China are greatest threats to U.S., Iran and North Korea are threats to neighbors

General Mattis Senate Confirmation live stream

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board of directors, in Washington, Oct. 30, ...

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US praises international efforts to stem North Korea’s illegal shipping practices

The U.S. Treasury said Saturday that international efforts to enforce U.N. sanctions against North Korea are effective, but North Korea continues attempts to circumvent them. The United States welcomed, in the statement, the coordination on international efforts to stop North Korea’s illicit shipping activities, including the prohibited ship-to-ship transfers of any goods or items to or from North Korean vessels. The United ...

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Trump’s North Korean Policy Is Succeeding

On his Tuesday episode of Morning Joe, Scarborough, a former Republican, recalled the “bleak situation” of six months ago, when talk of a ground war with North Korea bubbled up at the Pentagon’s top brass amid tensions with the regime. Scarborough admitted that the de-escalation culminating in Tuesday’s summit would look good for Trump when voters saw the front-page news. “[American voters] are ...

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