Days After Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm, a New One in Japan

Days After Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm, a New One in Japan

死ぬかと思いました(笑) #ミサイル#誤報 #NHK pic.twitter.com/Nv9XAFqZ80 Related posts: North Korea Says It Will Wait ‘a Little More’ Before Acting on Guam Threat North Korea Says It Tested a Hydrogen Bomb Meant for Missiles Putin Rejects Cutting Off Oil to North Korea News...
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North Korea Praises ‘Fire and Fury’ Book on Trump Administration

North Korea Praises ‘Fire and Fury’ Book on Trump Administration

Photo Retailers in the United States are having trouble keeping “Fire and Fury” in stock. Pirated copies of the book are already circulating online in Asia. Credit Carlos Barria/Reuters HONG KONG — Michael Wolff’s book about the Trump administration ha...
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South Korea’s Leader Credits Trump for North Korea Talks

South Korea’s Leader Credits Trump for North Korea Talks

And he said South Korea and its allies must seize on the North’s renewed appetite for negotiations to persuade it to join broader talks involving the United States over how to end its rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program — an...
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North Korea to Send Athletes to Olympics in South Korea in Breakthrough

North Korea to Send Athletes to Olympics in South Korea in Breakthrough

The development came after Mr. Ri opened the talks by throwing a curveball: He suggested that the talks be open to reporters. That way, he said, the people in both Koreas would be able to witness the North’s sincerity about...
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The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button

The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button

Richard M. Nixon told advisers during the Vietnam War that he wanted the North Vietnamese to believe he was an unpredictable “madman” who could not be restrained “when he’s angry, and he has his hand on the nuclear button.” During...
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Russian tankers supplied fuel to North Korea: reports

Russian tankers supplied fuel to North Korea: reports

Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state. Relate...
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U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions

U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions

The United States has given China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and is hoping for a quick vote on it by the U.N. Security Council, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday. Related posts: U.S. allies...
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Trump Moves to Widen U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

Trump Moves to Widen U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

Some critics of Mr. Trump praised him on Thursday for focusing on diplomatic pressure rather than saber rattling. R. Nicholas Burns, a former under secretary of state under President George W. Bush, said the new American sanctions were “a smart...
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Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Other than Mr. Ri’s remarks, there has been no reaction from the North Korean government or Mr. Kim. But on Thursday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported that Mr. Kim had been visiting orchards. “I feel so good...
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With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.

With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.

Mr. Trump singled out North Korea, broadening his indictment of the Pyongyang government beyond its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its treatment of its own people and captured foreigners like the American college student who died shortly after being sent...
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North Korea’s Threat Pushes Japan to Reassess Its Might and Rights

North Korea’s Threat Pushes Japan to Reassess Its Might and Rights

Any military action by the Trump administration against the North risks a retaliatory missile attack on Japan, where 54,000 American troops are based. On Friday, North Korea threatened to “sink” Japanese islands with nuclear weapons, adding that “Japan i...
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