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As US, NK resume talks, experts say speedy denuking unlikely
by Matthew Pennington - July 3, 2018 - 8:26am
As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to travel this week to North Korea, experts cautioned that the Trump administration's plan to dismantle the North's nuclear weapons and missiles in a year is both unrealistic...
US plans for dismantling NKorea nukes may face resistance
by Matthew Pennington - July 3, 2018 - 3:00am
The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said, although US intelligence...
Trump claim raises eyebrows: North Korea no longer a nuke threat?
by Matthew Pennington - June 14, 2018 - 8:25am
America and the world can "sleep well tonight," President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no...
US reaffirms its 'ironclad commitment' to defend South Korea
by Matthew Pennington - April 29, 2018 - 9:31am
President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said "things are going very well"...
In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'
by Matthew Pennington - April 25, 2018 - 8:21am
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different...
Trump says unless North Korea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out
by Matthew Pennington - April 19, 2018 - 9:40am
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be ...
SKorea: Trump to meet NK leader Kim by May
by Matthew Pennington - March 9, 2018 - 8:40am
President Donald Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim Jong Un by May, a top South Korean official said Thursday, in a remarkable turnaround in relations between...
US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea
by Matthew Pennington - January 17, 2018 - 8:37am
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit...
Trump administration OKs $130M missile defense sale to Japan
by Matthew Pennington - January 10, 2018 - 8:47am
The Trump administration has approved a $130 million missile defense sale to Japan to meet the escalating threat from North Korea.
Trump boasts of 'nuclear button' but doesn't really have one
by Matthew Pennington - January 3, 2018 - 6:40pm
President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn't actually have a physical button.
Official Palace will axe not from PCSO
by Matthew Pennington - January 3, 2018 - 12:39pm
Malacañang was set to announce on Wednesday the firing of a top official in President Rodrigo Duterte's government, but it was held off.
US wants world to isolate North Korea, so what's that mean?
by Matthew Pennington - December 9, 2017 - 10:28pm
When President Donald Trump's UN ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea
US foresaw a costly victory in war with NKorea in 1994
by Matthew Pennington - December 9, 2017 - 12:00am
In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago — long before the reclusive government had atomic weapons that could threaten America — US officials planned for war.
US, China hold low-key military talks amid NKorea tensions
by Matthew Pennington - November 30, 2017 - 9:06am
U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate...
US announcing new NKorea sanctions after terror designation
by Matthew Pennington - November 21, 2017 - 8:40am
The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.
Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China
by Matthew Pennington - October 18, 2017 - 11:40pm
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the US and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for global...
As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar
by Matthew Pennington - September 19, 2017 - 12:31am
International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the U.S., Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast...
No fire or fury, but muted Trump response to NKorea missile
by Matthew Pennington - August 30, 2017 - 1:44am
So much for North Korea's restraint. So much for President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury."
Analysis: Sanctions may not halt North Korea nuclear program
by Matthew Pennington - August 8, 2017 - 12:34am
The strongest sanctions yet against North Korea could still prove no match for the communist country's relentless nuclear weapons ambitions.
North Korea and trade on agenda for US-South Korea talks
by Matthew Pennington - June 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
South Korea's new leader dined with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as part of an effort to reassure Washington that he will coordinate closely on dealing with the North Korean threat.
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