North Korean nuclear envoy, reported executed, is alive and in detention

North Korea’s nuclear envoy, who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed, is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States, CNN reported on Tuesday. There has been a series of conflicting reports over the past five days about shakeups in the… Read More North Korean nuclear envoy, reported executed, is alive and in detention

North Korea executes nuclear envoy following failed U.S. summit

North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday. Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with… Read More North Korea executes nuclear envoy following failed U.S. summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system. Kim Jong Un’s call for a full combat posture follows the U.S. seizure of a… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

North Korea fires short-range projectiles

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after February’s failed nuclear summit in Hanoi. The South Korean military initially described it as a missile launch, but subsequently gave a more vague description. If… Read More North Korea fires short-range projectiles

North Korea suspends nuclear program, scrap test site

North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North’s state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear… Read More North Korea suspends nuclear program, scrap test site

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets South Korean delegation, urges for reunification

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his firm will to vigorously advance inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong traveled to the… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets South Korean delegation, urges for reunification

U.S. special envoy to North Korea to retire following President Trump’s rejection of unconditional talks

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea plans to retire on Friday, the State Department said just hours after President Donald Trump again rejected talks to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis unless conditions are met. South Korean-born Joseph Yun, a strong advocate for engagement with Pyongyang, has led U.S. contact with North Korea, quietly… Read More U.S. special envoy to North Korea to retire following President Trump’s rejection of unconditional talks

Residents of Hawaii in panic over false emergency alert of incoming ballistic missile

An alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile aimed at Hawaii was sent in error Saturday, sowing panic and confusion across the US state — which is already on edge over the risk of attack — before officials dubbed it a false alarm. Emergency management officials eventually determined the notification was sent just after 8:00… Read More Residents of Hawaii in panic over false emergency alert of incoming ballistic missile