Tag: North Korea

Two secret churches in North Korea show how powerful the Bible really is

In the early morning light, a small group of North Korean believers meets on the riverbank, lugging their fishing gear with them. Quietly, they load into a small boat and push off from land. It’s not until they’re far into the middle of the river that they dare to dig through their gear and pull […]

North Korea brands Trump’s US security report ‘criminal’

North Korea has branded a US security document citing the possible use of “overwhelming force” against Pyongyang as “criminal”, state media report.Its foreign ministry accused President Donald Trump of seeking “the total subordination of the world” with his new US national security strategy.Mr Trump said on Monday that Washington had to deal with the challenge […]

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea’s “murderous regime” on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader’s half brother in February. Trump said the designation as a state sponsor of terror was long overdue, and he promised a new wave of […]

Mattis: The Nuclear Threat From North Korea Is ‘Accelerating’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday that the threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea is intensifying. Speaking alongside South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in Seoul, Mattis said Pyongyang was ramping up its “illegal and unnecessary” weapons program.“North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbors and the world through its […]

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures amid North Korea’s advancing nuke and missile programs.The live-fire exercise included 14 NATO warships, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. During the maneuver, USS Donald Cook, […]

Mattis: Be ready with military options on North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday urged military leaders “to be ready” with military options for President Donald Trump to deal with North Korea should diplomacy fail, Politico reports.”Right now it is a diplomatically led, economic sanctions-buttressed effort to try to turn North Korea off this path,” Mattis said following a speech at the […]

North Korea: Kim Jong-un promotes sister Kim Yo-jong to centre of power

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his younger sister to the secretive country’s powerful politburo, consolidating her position as one of the country’s most influential women.North Korea’s ruling Kim dynasty – interactive Read moreKim Yo-jong has been made an alternate member of the top decision-making body, North Korean state media reported on Sunday. The […]

Trump Slaps Down Dialogue With North Korea As Another Tense Month Begins

October looks set to bring even greater tensions with North Korea, with key anniversaries offering opportunities for new regime nuclear or missile provocations at a time when President Trump seems disinclined to pursue a diplomatic response.Trump’s Sunday tweet saying Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man” […]

Tillerson: U.S. is in direct contact with North Korea, is ‘probing’ talks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is in direct contact with North Korea and is looking into whether Kim Jong Un is open to talks.   The comment, made during a brief trip to China, was the first time the Trump administration acknowledged direct communication with Pyongyang. “We are probing, so stay tuned,” he […]

As North Korea threatens, U.S. to send ‘strategic assets’ to Seoul

The United States will send “strategic” military assets to South Korea on a more regular basis to better deter North Korea, the South’s national security adviser said Thursday. The decision comes at a time of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, with many analysts concerned that incendiary rhetoric, combined with more frequent flyovers […]