August 4, 2020

US: Trump, Kim meet in human rights hell

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By John Gizzi From Newsmax Whatever emerges from the summit this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, it is highly unlikely that the international spotlight on host nation Vietnam is going to change with it having one of the world’s most abysmal records on human rights. A 2019 annual […]

North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’ and accused the US of trying to pressure it into giving up its nukes

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Associated Press From Business Insider North Korea says talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable.” It accused the US of betraying the spirit of last month’s summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It accused the US of trying to pressure it into unilaterally giving up […]

Under pressure, Kim Jong Un agrees to talk to the US about denuclearizing, peace

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By Alex Lockie North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly ready to talk to the US about abandoning his country’s nuclear arms and pursuing peace with South Korea. Denuclearization has been the major roadblock in peace on the Korean Peninsula for decades, but now Kim seems willing. North Korea reportedly said it would not […]

North Korea kicks off a military parade on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea

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By Kim Tong-Hyung, Eric Talmadge, Associated Press From Business Insider North Korea held a military parade, one day before South Korea’s opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics. More than 10,000 troops trained for the parade at a military airfield for several weeks. It wasn’t clear whether North Korea displayed strategic weapons, such as intercontinental […]

Winter Olympics: North Korea presses ahead with military parade

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From BBC North Korea has defended plans for a large-scale military parade scheduled for the day before the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Pyongyang’s annual military parade to mark the founding of its armed forces has taken place in April for 40 years. From 2018, however, it has been changed to 8 February – when […]

North Korea cancels joint cultural performance with South

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From BBC A joint women’s ice hockey team has been one of the agreements for the Games North Korea has abruptly cancelled a cultural event scheduled to be held jointly with the South, Seoul has said. Set for 4 February at Mount Kumgang in the North, it had been part of a series of events […]

Kim Jong Un’s 3 kids

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The mysterious lives of the 3 kids who are believed to be Kim Jong Un’ By Michelle Mark From Business Insider North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is believed to have three children with his wife Ri Sol-ju. There are few details on the kids, but they’re believed to be between the ages of 10 […]

Top North Korean defector to testify in Congress

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By Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner From Business Insider A top North Korean defector will testify on Capitol Hill as top US officials, including President Donald Trump, are scheduled to visit South Korea in coming days. Thae Yong-ho served as the second-highest ranking North Korean diplomat in the UK and is rumored to have special insight […]

Is This The Solution To The North Korea Crisis? Former US Navy SEAL May Have Answer

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From BuzzFix Today When Jocko Willink was asked on Twitter how he would handle the escalating threat from North Korea he gave a surprising answer. Rather than using military moves or bomb strikes, Mr Willink said he would simply give the North Koreans iPhones. Writing on Twitter, he said: “Drop 25 million iPhones on them […]

China has the tools to cripple North Korea’s economy — here’s why it won’t

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By Joe Mcdonald, Associated Press From Business Insider BEIJING (AP) — China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un’s government so hard it collapses. Though China has long been the North’s main trading partner and diplomatic protector, Kim’s nuclear and missile tests have alienated Chinese leaders, who supported […]