North Korean state media lashes out at China and suggests Trump is ignorant

With tensions high over North Korean’s nuclear program and the threat of conflict refusing to subside, North Korean state media lashed out Wednesday and Thursday. President Trump was one target, but China — a major ally and benefactor of North Korea — faced its own pointed critique. The comments about Trump appeared first in Minju Choson, the principal newspaper of North Korea’s cabinet, and were […]

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As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’

On the day of North Korea’s first atomic test in 2006, aides to President George W. Bush began phoning foreign capitals to reassure allies startled by Pyongyang’s surprising feat. The test, aides said, had been mostly a failure: a botched, 1-kiloton cry for attention from a regime that had no warheads or reliable delivery systems and would never be allowed […]

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Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s ballistic missile launches and warning of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang doesn’t stop nuclear and missile testing. A council statement late Monday followed a strong condemnation by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the latest launch and a pledge by U.S. President Donald Trump to deal with North Korea “very strongly.” The Security […]

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Trump faces test from North Korea while mulling travel order

Already in a domestic battle over his immigration order, President Donald Trump now faces a fresh foreign provocation in his first weeks in office — an apparent ballistic missile test by North Korea. After a stormy start on the diplomacy front, Trump has shown evidence of more traditional approach of closely cultivating a relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. […]

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China Warns Donald Trump Not to ‘Escalate’ North Korea Situation With Erratic Tweets

China has hit back at Donald Trump’s claim that Beijing isn’t doing enough to rein in rogue state North Korea, cautioning the U.S. President-elect not to “escalate” an already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula through his liberal use of social media. On Monday evening, Trump took to Twitter to deny North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that his […]

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North Korea has a message for the new US president: We’re staying heavily armed

North Korea has issued an ominous warning to the incoming U.S. president, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. Yonhap reported that a commentary in North Korea’s major newspaper Rondon Sinmu did not refer to Donald Trump‘s victory specifically, but issued a veiled warning that the incoming administration would have to deal with a nuclear-armed North Korea. The newspaper condemned […]

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