Tag Archives: North Korea

BREAKING: North Korea Threatens To Cancel Summit

The Telegraph reports: North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel a much-anticipated and unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported. Pyongyang also cancelled high-level talks due Wednesday with Seoul over the Max Thunder joint military exercises between the US and the South, Yonhap said citing the North’s official news ...

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Trump Vows To Aid Chinese Phone Company That Shut Down After US Sanctions Banned Selling Parts To Them

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s crackdown on trade claimed a massive victim this week, as the Chinese tech giant ZTE shut down most of its operations. The Commerce Department recently banned the sale of US-made parts to ZTE, crippling its operations and leading to a shutdown of its factories. In a statement Wednesday, ZTE said that “the major operating ...

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Trump: I’ll Meet With Kim In Singapore On June 12th

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump will meet Kim Jong Un for his historic summit on North Korea in Singapore on June 12th. Trump announced the date and time in a tweet on Thursday morning. The meeting will be the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. The specifics of the meeting were finalised by Trump’s ...

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Trump Welcomes US Men Held By North Korea [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Three American men who had been held by North Korea touched U.S. soil once again early Thursday, where they were met by President Trump, who has hailed his diplomacy with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for winning their freedom. The trio — Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim – all held on charges of ...

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Trump: Everybody Thinks I Deserve The Nobel [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Thursday that “everyone thinks” he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, after weeks of suggestions from some that he should be honored for his diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula. “Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it,” Trump said when asked by a reporter in the White House if he thinks he should ...

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Trump: North Korea Has Released Three US Prisoners

The New York Times reports: President Trump declared a diplomatic victory on Wednesday by announcing that North Korea had freed three American prisoners, removing a bitter and emotional obstacle ahead of a planned meeting between him and the young leader of the nuclear-armed nation. The release of the three prisoners, all American citizens of Korean descent, was in some ways ...

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: Trump Would Deserve The Nobel If He Solves Iran And Korea [VIDEO]

Politico reports: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said U.S. President Donald Trump would be a deserving winner of the Nobel Peace Prize if he can solve problems in Iran and on the Korean peninsula. “If Trump can fix North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal then I don’t see why he’s any less of a candidate for the Nobel Peace ...

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North Korea: Don’t Credit Trump With Our Peace Talks, He Is “Deliberately Provoking” Us During The Process

NBC News reports: With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called “misleading” claims that Trump’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North to the negotiating table. The North’s official news agency quoted a ...

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North Korea Changes Time Zone To Match Seoul

The BBC reports: North Korea is changing its time zone to match the South after last week’s inter-Korean summit, according to its state media. The country will move its clocks forward by 30 minutes on Saturday, said the official KCNA news agency. The reset is “the first practical step” to “speed up the process for the North and the South ...

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18 GOP House Reps Nominate Trump For Nobel Prize

ABC News reports: Indiana Republican Congressman Luke Messer formally nominated President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to get North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons program. Messer, who is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Indiana next week, was joined by 17 Republican House colleagues in submitting ...

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Trump Basks In Nobel Peace Prize Chatter

The Hill reports: President Trump is basking in the glow of chatter that he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts on the Korea peninsula. Trump’s supporters — and even the South Korean president — say that getting North Korea to denuclearize and end the Korean War would be a monumental achievement worthy of the prize. “I just think ...

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Lindsey Graham: I Want To Be There If Trump Wins The Nobel Because A Lot Of Liberals Would Kill Themselves

“President Trump, if he can lead us to ending the Korean War after 70 years and getting North Korea to give up their nuclear program in a verifiable way, deserves the Nobel Peace Prize and then some. I want to be there. It may be the first time the Nobel Peace Prize was given and there was mass casualties because ...

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong-Un Offers To Abandon Nuclear Weapons Program If America Promises Not To Invade

The New York Times reports: Keeping diplomatic developments coming at a head-snapping pace, the South Korean government said on Sunday that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, had told President Moon Jae-in that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the United States agreed to formally end the Korean War and promise not to invade his country. In a confidence-building gesture ...

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GOP Senator Slams Trump For Calling Kim “Honorable”: “He Kills Anybody That Disagrees With Him” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said on Sunday that he would not refer to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “honorable” as President Trump has, adding that Trump should just call Kim “rocket man.” “I would never use the word honorable to describe Kim Jong Un,” Lankford said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think he’s ...

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GOP Rep To Nominate Trump For Nobel Peace Prize

The Hill reports: An Indiana GOP lawmaker is actively working to nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize as talks between North and South Korea progress. Rep. Luke Messer announced Friday that he is gathering support from his congressional colleagues to formally nominate Trump. “We are seeing unprecedented progress toward peace, and it’s a direct result of President Trump’s ...

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Korean Leaders Plan End To 68-Year War [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before ...

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White House Releases Photo Of Pompeo And Kim

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday that it would be a good idea to release the photographs of the meeting between then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did just that on Thursday afternoon. “Mike Pompeo did go there, he wasn’t supposed to meet with Kim Jong Un, but ...

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Trump Again Attacks “Sleepy Eyes” Chuck Todd

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump criticized “Sleep eyes” Chuck Todd of “fake news” NBC for suggesting the United States is getting little from its negotiations with North Korea. Trump appeared to be referencing comments Todd made on NBC’s “Today” on Sunday morning. “He seems to be giving very little but making it seem like he’s giving a lot,” Todd ...

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North Korea Announces End To Nuclear Missile Tests

Agence France-Presse reports: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has announced he will suspend nuclear and missile tests and shut a nuclear test site, Yonhap news agency said on Saturday (April 20). “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Yonhap quoted North Korean state media as saying. “The North will shut down ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Presser With Japanese PM

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a joint press conference Wednesday amid Abe’s visit to Trump’s golf club in Florida. The pair of leaders will likely address efforts to deter North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Earlier Wednesday, the president confirmed CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo met directly with ...

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