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North Korea: 'Surprise Attack' Is Brewing on Border

Pyongyang says it might also end suspension of nuclear tests

(Newser) - North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime US-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion, the AP reports. The statement by the North's Foreign Ministry comes during a general deadlock in... More »

Son of Most Famous Defectors to the North Has Defected

Choe In-guk reportedly arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday

(Newser) - A defection on the Korean Peninsula is grabbing headlines, except in this case, it's a South-to-North move. Choe In-guk of South Korea arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday, per North Korean state media, and says he plans to live there permanently. Though the move is a highly rare one, it'... More »

Warmbier's Parents: That North Korean Ship Is Ours

They want compensation after wrongful death claim

(Newser) - The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship in a bid to collect a multimillion-dollar judgment in the American college student's death, the AP reports. Attorneys for the Warmbiers said in a court filing Wednesday they have a right to the... More »

Guards Were in Her Way. The New WH Press Secretary Wasn't Having It

Stephanie Grisham reportedly bruised in incident outside Trump-Kim meeting in DMZ

(Newser) - Stephanie Grisham is getting into her new role as White House press secretary—and on Sunday she apparently really got into it. CNN reports that Grisham, who was part of the entourage that accompanied President Trump to the Demilitarized Zone for his get-together with Kim Jong Un, was involved in... More »

Trump Becomes First Sitting President to Enter North Korea

'I was proud to step over the line'

(Newser) - With grins and handshakes, President Trump welcomed North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone Sunday, seeking to revive talks on the pariah nation's nuclear program in a bid for a legacy-defining accord. Trump then became the first sitting American leader to step into North... More »

Trump Makes 'Very Interesting' Offer to Kim Jong Un

President suggests DMZ meet and greet, also weighs in on Jimmy Carter, Harris-Biden tiff

(Newser) - President Trump is set to fly back to the US Sunday after attending the G20 summit in Japan, but he's got one more thing on his list he'd like to do before he leaves: have a meet and greet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in the... More »

Amid Rampant N. Korean Poaching, Japan Fights Back

More than 300 boats forced out of squid-rich Japanese waters

(Newser) - The Japanese coast guard says its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich with squid off Japan's northern coast. Coast Guard officials say they have forced more than 300 North Korean boats out of Japan's exclusive economic... More »

Report Details Gruesome Info on N. Korea's Public Executions

Children were made to watch brutal killings at hundreds of sites near schools, markets

(Newser) - The name of the report is an ominous-sounding one: "Mapping the Fate of the Dead." And the contents of the report issued Tuesday by the Transitional Justice Working Group, a South Korean NGO, don't belie its morbid title, detailing research dedicated to human rights violations in North... More »

Report: Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Was CIA Asset

He met his handler before he was killed, sources say

(Newser) - The exiled half-brother of Kim Jong Un was a CIA informant who was killed after meeting his agency contact in Malaysia, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . One source says there was a "nexus" between the CIA and Kim Jong Nam, who died after a banned chemical weapon was... More »

'Purged' N.Korean Official Takes in Concert With Kim

Sources claimed he had been sent to gulag

(Newser) - A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert alongside leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting near a clapping Kim Jong Un and... More »

Report: North Korea Executed Envoy After Failed Summit

Source says Kim ordered a purge

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un expressed his dismay at the breakdown of the US-North Korea summit earlier this year by having his special envoy to the US shot and his interpreter sent to a gulag, according to South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper. A North Korean source told the newspaper that envoy... More »

After Trump Splits With Bolton, N. Korea Pounces

Foreign ministry rep calls him a 'war maniac,' 'human defect'

(Newser) - President Trump acknowledged he was breaking with advisers Monday when he said he wasn't "personally bothered" by North Korea's recent short-range missile tests . "My people think it could have been a violation" but "I view it differently," the president said from Japan, per Reuters... More »

Trump Not 'Personally Bothered' by NK Launches

He breaks with host during Japan visit

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry. Standing beside Trump at a news conference after hours... More »

North Korea Calls Biden a 'Fool of Low IQ'

Pyongyang says he's 'enough to make a cat laugh'

(Newser) - North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech, the AP reports. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News... More »

Trump Heading to South Korea to Talk About North Korea

POTUS will discuss denuclearization with South Korea's leader

(Newser) - President Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam, the AP reports. The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his... More »

North Korea Suffering Severe Drought, Food Shortage

Country says drought is the worst since 1982

(Newser) - North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought since 1982, with an average of just 2.1 inches of rain having fallen in the country during the first five months of the year. In 1982, the level was 2 inches during that same period. The drought is expected... More »

North Korea Orders US to Return Cargo Ship

Spokesman calls seizure of ship a 'flagrant act of robbery'

(Newser) - North Korea has expressed its displeasure with the US seizure of one of its cargo ships in standard North Korean fashion, denouncing the "flagrant act of robbery" and threatening unspecified consequences. "The United States committed an unlawful and outrageous act of dispossessing our cargo ship," a North... More »

North Korea's New Missiles Are Eerily Familiar

They bear a strong resemblance to the Iskander

(Newser) - The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for years. Ending... More »

Trump: 'Nobody's Happy' About N. Korea Launches

Seoul confirms 2 missiles were fired Thursday

(Newser) - The US and South Korean militaries evaluated the two projectiles North Korea flew Thursday as short-range missiles, a South Korean military official said Friday, a day after the North's second launch in five days raised jitters about an unravelling detente between the Koreas and the future of nuclear negotiations... More »

US Seizes North Korean Ship

Ship was violating international sanctions, authorities say

(Newser) - In what the New York Times calls "a move certain to escalate tensions already on the rise" between the US and North Korea, the US has seized a North Korean cargo ship. The Justice Department says Wise Honest, the second-largest shipping vessel in Pyongyang’s fleet, was violating US... More »

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