Stories tagged: North Korea
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:30 A.M.
In unusually hostile message, North Korean accuses China of ‘dancing to U.S. tune’
In an unusual commentary released by state media on Thursday, North Korea accused a foreign country that claims to be a “friendly neighbor” of measures tantamount to an attempt to …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:17 P.M.
No sign of wounds, heart attack on body of North Korean leader’s slain half-brother
The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother remains a mystery, with initial autopsy results showing no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, Malaysian officials …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 11:12 P.M.
North Korea says Malaysia can’t be trusted to investigate the killing of leader’s half brother
Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang’s envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week’s killing of …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 4:38 P.M.
North Korean officials are preparing to come to U.S. for talks with former officials
Preparations are underway to bring senior North Korean representatives to the United States for talks with former American officials, the first such meeting in more than five years and a …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 8:52 P.M.
China suspends North Korean coal imports, striking at regime’s financial lifeline
China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea until the end of the year, the Commerce Ministry announced Saturday, in a surprise move that would cut off a …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:14 A.M.
Indonesia police chief: Woman tricked into attack on Kim
The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:08 P.M.
US, Asian allies condemn NKorea after diplomats meet
The United States, South Korea and Japan on Thursday condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and said they will enhance security cooperation in response.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 11:16 A.M.
Woman is arrested in death of North Korean leader’s half brother, Malaysian police say
Questions mounted Wednesday about the mysterious death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother at a Malaysian airport, as police revealed that they had detained one woman, a …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 7:46 P.M.
Police looking for clues in death of North Korea leader’s brother
Police were checking surveillance tapes Wednesday for clues about who may have assassinated the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, a senior …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 4:56 P.M.
North Korean nuclear ambitions to be defining issue for Trump
President Donald Trump will be forced to deal with ongoing threats from North Korea as that country gains the ability to threaten the continental U.S. with a nuclear strike, an …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 8:33 P.M.
North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging U.S.
North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump’s new administration.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:09 P.M.
Defense Secretary Mattis makes 1st trip to Asia; North Korea plans unclear
Other than a tweet, President Donald Trump hasn’t said how he’ll stop North Korea from threatening America with a nuclear weapon. And as his Pentagon chief visits key allies in …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. USS Pueblo, Jan. 25, 1968
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 1:25 P.M.
North Korean media covers Trump’s inauguration with brief mention two days late
Generally speaking, North Korean state media isn’t the best outlet to read if you want to keep up on international events. The Hermit Kingdom’s official news outlets offer a limited, …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Cold War relic, present-day threat
If North Korea can miniaturize their weapons to fit on top of the rocket and control re-entry, they’ll be able to push a button in Pyongyang and wipe out an …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 4:36 A.M.
Trump’s slim North Korea options: diplomacy, sanctions, force
Donald Trump says he is confident North Korea won’t develop a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the United States. But his options for stopping the reclusive communist country are slim: …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
U.S. military official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities
North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, adding that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016
Dana Milbank: Chaos is Trump’s consistent policy
But for all the promises Trump is breaking, there is one he has kept without wavering: his vow to be unpredictable.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 7:05 A.M.
U.N. further tightens North Korea sanctions
The U.N. Security Council has voted to tighten sanctions on North Korea in response to their fifth and largest nuclear test.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 6:45 P.M.
U.S. warns ‘overwhelming’ response to any N. Korea use of nukes
The United States warned Wednesday that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an “overwhelming” U.S. response as it sought …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 8:51 P.M.
North Korea shows no sign of wanting to talk about releasing two Americans
North Korea is holding two U.S. citizens as “prisoners of war,” regime officials have told Americans lobbying for their release, as the months drag on with no word about the …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
U.S., Japan, South Korea condemn nuke test by North Korea
The United States, Japan and South Korea on Sunday roundly condemned North Korea’s recent nuclear test and called for tough new measures to further isolate the communist state.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016, 6 A.M.
Analysis: What would happen if North Korea gets the bomb?
Barely a week after North Korea exploded the most powerful nuclear device it has ever tested, U.S. defense officials said the secretive country appears to be readying a tunnel for …
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 7:31 P.M.
U.S. flies bombers over South Korea in show of force against North
The United States on Tuesday sent nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test and …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 8:16 P.M.
After nuclear test, a new push to stop North Korea sending workers abroad
SEOUL, South Korea – As the international community looks for new ways to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, one area is emerging as the next front to …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:08 P.M.
Rhetoric or real? N. Korea nuclear test may be a bit of both
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s latest nuclear test, its most powerful to date, is a game-changer … according to North Korea. As with anything reported by Pyongyang, an authoritarian …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Obama calls North Korea’s latest nuclear test a ‘grave threat’ to international stability
President Barack Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests
The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and threatening “further significant measures” if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
South Korea says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles
North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 6:54 A.M.
Japanese Defense Ministry seeks record $51 billion budget
Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high 5.17 trillion yen ($51 billion) budget for the 2017 fiscal year to bolster missile defense capability amid an escalating North Korean threat and …