North Korea laughing at the United States

North Korea has taken note of the George Floyd protests, and it's not exactly sending a note of support. "Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," says a statement in one of the main state-run newspapers. "This is the reality in the US today." The context: The North says the … Continue reading North Korea laughing at the United States

REVEALED: Possible reason Kim Jong Un vanished from public eye

No one knows for sure if Kim Jong Un is dead or alive, or if someone else has already wrested power from him, but satellite images taken by a website that monitors North Korea offer new hints as to the whereabouts of the nation's leader. According to a report from NK Pro, luxury boats often used by … Continue reading REVEALED: Possible reason Kim Jong Un vanished from public eye

Kim Jong Un likely sick and unfit to rule North Korea

With North Korea saying nothing so far about outside media reports that leader Kim Jong Un may be unwell, there’s renewed worry about who’s next in line to run a nuclear-armed country that’s been ruled by the same family for seven decades. Questions about Kim’s health flared after he skipped an April 15 commemoration of … Continue reading Kim Jong Un likely sick and unfit to rule North Korea

Kim vows to defend North Korea with ‘flesh and blood’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said on Monday, before his end-of-year deadline for the Trump administration to make major concessions to salvage a fragile nuclear diplomacy. Kim during a ruling Workers’ Party … Continue reading Kim vows to defend North Korea with ‘flesh and blood’

Asian Tigers meet as North Korean nuclear threat looms

Leaders from China, Japan and South Korea were meeting Tuesday against the backdrop of increasing threats from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The trilateral meeting in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu comes amid demands by Pyongyang for sanctions relief by the end of the year and threats that it may take unspecified actions … Continue reading Asian Tigers meet as North Korean nuclear threat looms

The world awaits ‘Christmas gift’ from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un

An ominous threat from North Korea about a "Christmas gift" will keep the world on edge through New Year's Day — and beyond, The Hill reported Thursday. With no delivery of a missile from the increasingly nuclear-armed nation, anxiety has only ramped up for what, where and when North Korea might make good on its warning. No nation … Continue reading The world awaits ‘Christmas gift’ from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un

North Korea gives condition for more nuclear talks with the US

North Korea said Thursday it has “no interest” in dialogue unless Washington stops “escalating hostile military moves”, as a senior US envoy visited Seoul with an eye on reviving nuclear talks with Pyongyang. Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong … Continue reading North Korea gives condition for more nuclear talks with the US

US-Taiwan Arms Deal: Everything you should know

What’s the background? After World War II, China went through a civil war. This ended with the communist forces of Mao Zedong forcing the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek to retreat to Taiwan in 1949. Chiang and his supporters took over the island and set up a dictatorship. Since then, Taiwan has claimed its independence … Continue reading US-Taiwan Arms Deal: Everything you should know

Taiwan and the U.S. complete arms deal worth $1.3b

  The State Department on Thursday cleared a massive arms deal for Taiwan, worth up to $1.3 billion. The move comes as at a time when the Trump administration continues to rely on China to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear weapons program. The potential package includes seven different items sought by the Taiwanese … Continue reading Taiwan and the U.S. complete arms deal worth $1.3b

Donald Trump solidly behind a ‘fully independent Britain’

Donald Trump is looking forward to negotiating with a "fully independent Britain" after Brexit, according to his national security adviser. John Bolton said the US president had been a supporter of Brexit, and hoped to do a trade deal with the UK soon. Mr Bolton told Sky News: "President Trump has made it clear that … Continue reading Donald Trump solidly behind a ‘fully independent Britain’