North Korea

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK, PRK, DPR Korea, or Korea DPR), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang is the capital and largest city.
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  • America Cannot Keep Hoping the Military Will Solve Everything
    The National Interest

    America Cannot Keep Hoping the Military Will Solve Everything

    Washington needs wise leaders who will be that the military is but one tool among many—one that is best used sparingly.

  • National security advisor John Bolton warns Russia is 1 of 4 countries tied to US election meddling
    CNBC.com

    National security advisor John Bolton warns Russia is 1 of 4 countries tied to US election meddling

    National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Sunday that the U.S. government is not just worried about Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections, but efforts from China, Iran and North Korea as well. With Russia's actions in the 2016 election still a raging controversy, and amid fears that Moscow is still attempting to subvert the U.S. political process, Bolton issued a warning about America's other geopolitical adversaries. "I can say definitively that it's a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that we're taking steps to try to prevent it," Bolton said on ABC's "This Week." Bolton refused to offer specific examples

  • Roanoke woman keeps hope for father, long missing in N Korea
    The Charlotte Observer

    Roanoke woman keeps hope for father, long missing in N Korea

    Dare she even hope? For 66 years, Susan Hall has waited for her father to return. Hope that he would return alive after his B-29 Superfortress bomber was shot down over North Korea has long since faded to thin, and then to nothing. But with the return of 55 boxes of remains of U.S. servicemen who died during the Korean War — and possibly their allies — from North Korea several weeks ago, she can't help but to grasp for at least a thread of wonder. The odds that the remains of Air Force Capt. James Lowe Jr. are in one of those boxes tally up to slightly better than zero. Lowe is one of 7,691 American servicemen who remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, and one of about 5,300 believed to

  • South Koreans Prepare For Rare Family Reunions With Long-Lost Relatives In The North
    NPR.org

    South Koreans Prepare For Rare Family Reunions With Long-Lost Relatives In The North

    In August 1950, 14-year-old Ahn Seung-choon was still asleep at home early one morning when her mother woke her up, screaming that her 17-year-old brother had been taken by North Korean soldiers. "Someone took your brother, and you are still sleeping!" Ahn recalls her mother shouting. Her mother had tried to chase the boy and his abductors, but she had babies to take care of at home and couldn't follow them for long. "After that day, we didn't hear anything about him," Ahn says 68 years later in Suwon, a city south of the capital Seoul. The summer of 1950 marked the start of a brutal three years for Ahn, now 82, and millions of other Koreans caught up in a war that involved the U.S., China and

  • North Korea's Ant Man to star as Asian Games weightlifting takes off
    AFP

    North Korea's Ant Man to star as Asian Games weightlifting takes off

    North Korea are looking to get the Asian Games weightlifting competition off to a glorious golden start on Monday led by their very own Ant Man -- Om Yun Chol. The 56kg class clean and jerk world record holder stands just 4ft 11in (1.51 metres) tall but possesses almost superhuman strength -- he is one of only six men in the history of weightlifting to raise more than three times his own bodyweight. There he was crestfallen after losing his Olympic crown to China's Long Qingquan who smashed the combined (snatch plus clean and jerk) world record with 307kg.

  • Twin typhoons threaten Japan and South Korea
    Al Jazeera

    Twin typhoons threaten Japan and South Korea

    Japan and South Korea are bracing for two typhoons which are expected later this week. The two storms, the 20th and 21st named storms of the West Pacific typhoon season, are still strengthening as they head north. Typhoon Soulik is expected to hit the Korean Peninsula late on Wednesday after skirting around Japan' s southern mainland island of Kyushu. When it makes landfall, it is forecast to have winds gusting up to 200 kilometres per hour. Torrential rain is likely to cause flooding and a storm surge threatens to trigger coastal flooding. Soulik will then begin to disintegrate as it heads across North Korea which lacks the resources to cope with severe weather. It is likely that North Korea

  • Trump adviser: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran could meddle in US midterms
    ABC News

    Trump adviser: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran could meddle in US midterms

    National Security Adviser John Bolton said Russia is only one of four countries that could potentially try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. In an exclusive interview Sunday morning, Bolton told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and "This Week" Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that the U.S. is also concerned about possible election meddling by China, North Korea and Iran.

  • Dennis Rodman crashes Pearl Jam show at Wrigley Field
    Consequence of Sound

    Dennis Rodman crashes Pearl Jam show at Wrigley Field

    The former NBA superstar turned America's de facto ambassador to North Korea appeared on stage to give frontman Eddie Vedder a ukulele.

  • Families split by the Korean War get rare chance to reunite
    WSLS

    Families split by the Korean War get rare chance to reunite

    SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) - Lee Keum-seom hasn't held her son in 68 years. The last time she saw him, Sang Chol was four years old, and together with her husband and their daughter, they were headed south, fleeing the fighting during the early days of the Korean War. In the mass of hundreds of thousands of others trying to escape, Lee and her daughter lost sight of her husband and Sang Chol. They continued south, becoming part of the flood of refugees who crossed what became the Demilitarized Zone. Only later did she discover that her husband and son remained on the other side of the divide, in North Korea. They are among the tens of thousands of Koreans whose families were separated by the war.

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  • After detente with North Korea, Trump increasingly takes aim at a new foe — China
    Washington Post

    After detente with North Korea, Trump increasingly takes aim at a new foe — China

    After 18 months of treating North Korea as the top national security threat, President Trump has increasingly turned his attention to China, taking a more confrontational approach that experts said shows a risky shift in U.S. policy. From an escalating trade war to a new defense budget that counters Chinese maritime expansion, the Trump administration has taken aim at the East Asian power in a contest of wills that has led to a growing consensus in Beijing that the United States is seeking to contain China's rise. Trump's rhetoric has grown sharper since last year, when he attempted to strike a rapport with his “good friend” President Xi Jinping. Last week, Trump cited the Chinese military as the rationale for creating a new “Space Force” at the Pentagon, and in a tweet on Saturday he injected China into the specter of foreign influence of U.S. elections.

  • Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea next month-Straits Times
    Daily Mail

    Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea next month-Straits Times

    SHANGHAI, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Pyongyang next month at the invitation of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding, Singapore's Straits Times newspaper reported. It will be the Chinese leader's first visit to the North Korean capital since he took power in 2012, and 13 years after the last visit by a Chinese President, when Xi's predecessor Hu Jintao visited in 2005, the newspaper said on Saturday. The Straits Times did not say where it obtained the information and the Chinese foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. North Korea's celebrations are set to take