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Trump Bet He Could Isolate Iran and Charm North Korea. It’s Not That Easy.

President Trump entered the new year facing flare-ups of long-burning crises with two old adversaries — Iran and North Korea — that are directly challenging his claim to have reasserted American power around the world. While the [...]

North Korea Is No Longer Bound by Nuclear Test Moratorium, Kim Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, ​said his country no longer felt bound by its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, its official media reported on Wednesday, [...]

Blast kills 5 in north Syria town controlled by opposition

BEIRUT (AP) – A vehicle rigged with explosives blew up in a market in a northern Syrian town on Monday, killing five people and wounding others, state media and opposition activists said. State news agency SANA said the blast occurred [...]

North Korean leader holds party meeting to bolster military

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. | Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images By ASSOCIATED PRESS 12/22/2019 08:21 AM EST */ ]]> SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong Un has convened a key ruling party [...]

U.S. Braces for Major North Korean Weapons Test as Trump’s Diplomacy Fizzles

WASHINGTON — American military and intelligence officials tracking North Korea’s actions by the hour say they are bracing for an imminent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching American shores, but appear [...]

Trump careens toward a Christmas crisis with North Korea

Tensions with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, left, threaten to blight President Donald Trump’s foreign policy record as his 2020 reelection bid shifts into full gear. | Vietnam News Agency/Handout/Getty Images */ ]]> President Donald [...]

2 North Koreans Tried to Defect. Did Seoul Send Them to Their Deaths?

“We decided to expel them because they were atrocious criminals who could threaten the lives and safety of our people if accepted into our society,” said the South Korean unification minister, Kim Yeon-chul,​ who added that the [...]

China and Russia urge UN to lift key North Korea sanctions

United Nations (AP) – China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on key North Korean exports such as coal, iron, iron ore and textiles, “with the intent of enhancing the livelihood of the civilian [...]

North Korea Links 2nd ‘Crucial’ Test to Nuclear Weapons Program

SEOUL, South Korea — A second test of what appeared to be an advanced missile engine, part of what North Korea said on Saturday was part of a “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent,” left little doubt that the country is moving [...]

How Labour’s Working-Class Vote Crumbled and Its Nemesis Won the North

For Labour, which suffered its worse election defeat since 1935, the results signaled the end of an era of being able to reach into both thriving cities and left-behind former mining villages for votes. The party’s two wings — pro- [...]