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President Trump promised that the North Korean nuclear program would be dismantled “very, very quickly.” But details were scant and the president declined to offer a timetable.
In an extraordinary statement released through state media, the North Korean leader says the U.S. president is “surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.”
North Korea announced the test on state television, saying it was “successful” in loading a hydrogen bomb onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. It’s the country’s sixth nuclear test.
Despite North Korea’s recent threats to create an “enveloping fire,” hotels and beaches are full in the tiny U.S. Pacific territory. “If it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen,” says one resident.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has struck a different tone than the president over a potential conflict with North Korea. Also, we look at the mood in Guam after threats from North Korea.
The new sanctions will cut about $1 billion, or a third, of North Korea’s export revenue. North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, which could potentially reach the U.S.
Kim Jong Un’s moves have succeeded in putting the rest of the world in a tough spot. Possible responses include further isolating North Korea, military moves or greater engagement. None are ideal.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the test of the long-range missile “represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world.”
North Korea will top the agenda as President Trump and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in meet Thursday. But whatever tensions brew below the surface, there will be reassurances that the relationship is solid.
In NPR’s Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode from Seoul, K-pop dance steps prove too complicated for completion.
The country’s first female president makes history again, this time, as the first South Korean leader to be removed from office.
The projectiles were launched from near the North’s missile base of Tongchang-ri, on Sunday, says South Korea’s military. At least one of the missiles flew about 620 miles.
Malaysian police said VX nerve agent — classified as a weapon of mass destruction — was found on Kim Jong Nam’s body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.
Malaysian police made an initial arrest into a mysterious sudden death, near the scene of the possible crime.
Pyongyang again defied United Nations resolutions and test-fired a missile early Sunday morning, local time. It earned a swift rebuke from neighbors.
The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.
The latest chapter in South Korea’s political drama is under way — a court has begun deciding whether to remove the impeached president from office.
President Obama and Japan’s prime minister visited Pearl Harbor and laid wreaths at the USS Arizona memorial. Both pledged the 2 countries will remain the strongest of allies — despite a painful past.