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US Officials Say New North Korean Missile Appears Aimed at Evading US Defenses North Korea
US Officials Say New North Korean Missile Appears Aimed at Evading US Defenses

WASHINGTON — A newly tested North Korean short-range ballistic missile appears to be a copy of an advanced Russian design that could greatly improve Pyongyang’s ability to evade U.S. missile defense systems, according to U.S. officials. President Donald Trump, who... Read More

US Announces Seizure of North Korean Cargo Ship for Violating Sanctions North Korea
US Announces Seizure of North Korean Cargo Ship for Violating Sanctions

WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities have taken custody of a North Korean cargo ship for the first time for allegedly violating sanctions, announcing the seizure Thursday shortly after Pyongyang fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its second weapons test in less than... Read More

Pompeo Sees Path Forward With North Korea Despite Weapons Launch North Korea
Pompeo Sees Path Forward With North Korea Despite Weapons Launch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. still sees a path toward negotiating a deal with Kim Jong Un to give up North Korea’s nuclear weapons even though he may have launched a missile over the weekend, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.... Read More

Trump Officials Chafe at Second-Guessing of North Korean Missile Sites North Korea
Trump Officials Chafe at Second-Guessing of North Korean Missile Sites

WASHINGTON — When workers at North Korea’s Sohae rocket facility began rebuilding the dormant site’s launch pad and engine test stand this month, U.S. spy satellites orbiting overhead quickly detected the construction. So did Joe Bermudez, a freelance North Korea... Read More

Analysis: 3 Things to Watch: Kim Lets Trump Know Their ‘Mysteriously Wonderful’ Chemistry Isn’t Enough North Korea
Analysis: 3 Things to Watch: Kim Lets Trump Know Their ‘Mysteriously Wonderful’ Chemistry Isn’t Enough

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump once claimed he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “fell in love.” But the dictator he once called “Little Rocket Man” on Friday let him know their “mysteriously wonderful” relationship might not be enough... Read More

North Korea Trading in Arms, Oil and Luxury Goods Despite Sanctions, UN Panel Finds North Korea
North Korea Trading in Arms, Oil and Luxury Goods Despite Sanctions, UN Panel Finds

SEOUL, South Korea — Selling arms to rebels in Yemen, Libya and Sudan. Smuggling coal and oil from ship to ship in the middle of the ocean. Diplomats and ship captains carrying bulks of cash. Cyberattacks, including one involving more... Read More

Soldiers Give Way to Computers After Trump Slashes Korea Drills North Korea
Soldiers Give Way to Computers After Trump Slashes Korea Drills

TOKYO — In recent years, thousands of U.S. and South Korean soldiers met face-to-face on a mock battlefield to prepare for a potential attack from North Korea. Now, after President Donald Trump scrapped the biggest joint exercises, the bulk of... Read More

Trump-Kim Talks or Not, North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal Apparently Continues to Grow North Korea
Trump-Kim Talks or Not, North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal Apparently Continues to Grow

SEOUL, South Korea — President Donald Trump traveled more than 8,000 miles to Vietnam and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trekked more than 2,000, arguably for little more than a photo and a handshake. In announcing the anticlimactic no-deal... Read More

Vietnam Greets Trump and Kim Jong Un With Flowers, Giant Portraits and Press at Arm’s Length North Korea
Vietnam Greets Trump and Kim Jong Un With Flowers, Giant Portraits and Press at Arm’s Length

HANOI, Vietnam — President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam’s capital on Tuesday for a second summit that could determine whether the high-profile diplomatic outreach will do anything to roll back... Read More

5 Reasons Why Vietnam Was Selected to Host Trump’s Second North Korea Summit North Korea
5 Reasons Why Vietnam Was Selected to Host Trump’s Second North Korea Summit

SINGAPORE — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28 for a second round of nuclear talks, the world spotlight will shine on a country that has come a long... Read More

Undeclared Missile Bases Have Been Discovered in North Korea North Korea
Undeclared Missile Bases Have Been Discovered in North Korea

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have something new to discuss in February. An undisclosed North Korean missile base has been found 132 miles from the South Korean border... Read More

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