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North Korea Reportedly Executes Special Nuclear Envoy Over Failed U.S. Summit

May 30, 2019           |                                       

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly executed his special envoy on nuclear talks with the United States in the wake of a failed summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February. Envoy Kim Hyok Chol and four unidentified Foreign Ministry employees were executed in March at Pyongyang’s Mirim Airport after being […]

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Trump Walks Away From North Korea Nuclear Talks

February 28, 2019           |                                       

A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong Un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon […]

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Koreas to Form Joint Military Committee

September 18, 2018           |                                       

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:30 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the Koreas have agreed to establish a joint military committee to evaluate how to reduce tensions and maintain communication to defuse crises […]

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PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11:30 a.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have arrived at a guesthouse in Pyongyang where they are expected to have talks over lunch. […]

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North Korea Says Talks With Pompeo Were ‘Regrettable’

July 7, 2018           |                                       

PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea said Saturday that high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes. The North’s statement came hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without […]

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In a summit welcomed by Washington and Pyongyang alike, the North Korean leader had an ace card. Tom Lehrer performing at UCLA’s Royce Hall, January 1960. Wikicommons/ Associated Students, University of California, Los Angeles . Some rights reserved. The previous column in this series discussed the prospects for the meeting in Singapore on 12 June […]

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2 Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

June 13, 2018           |                                       

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in […]

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After Threatening War on North Korea, Can Trump Make Peace?Just months after threatening to “totally destroy” North Korea, Trump has pledged to halt U.S. war games and floated a potential troop pullout. Is this the start of a real peace process with Kim Jong-un? We speak to Tom Collina of the Ploughshares Fund. The post […]

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Trump thinks he’s the top deal-maker. Pyongyang’s summit plans suggest not. Former North Korean military intelligence chief, Kim Yong Chol delivers letter to Donald Trump from Kim Jong-un as Mike Pompeo looks on outside the Oval Office, June 1, 2018. Olivier Douliery / Press Association. All rights reserved. An unpredictable United States president could still […]

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