Kim Jong-un ‘in coma’ with North Korea passing power to sister, diplomat claims

“It’s probably better to have Kim Jong-un ruling, which is horrible to say but it appears that the economy is better under him than it has been, or at least as good as it’s ever been under any of the Kims,” he said.

US Waging Secret Cyber, Electronic War on North Korea’s Missile Program

In his waning months in office, Obama reportedly told his aides he would have ordered a preemptive strike on North Korea if he were sure its leadership and nuclear stockpile would not survive the attack. The new White House has several options at its disposal, including bringing nukes back to South Korea, even though this would speed up the arms […]

‘Deadly stuff’: Trump’s own words bring focus back to virus

On Wednesday, Trump released of a list of 20 potential nominees for the high court, part of an effort to animate conservative and evangelical voters. But his announcement was overshadowed by a cascade of unwelcome developments, including Woodward’s revelations, a move by state officials to cancel upcoming Trump rallies in Nevada because of the virus, […]

Trump Proclaims Summit as ‘Fantastic…Positive’

It is also unclear whether U.S. officials will raise human rights issues in meetings with the North Koreans. Ahead of his trip, President Trump said “every issue will be raised.” But he did not address human rights issues when he met with Kim’s top aide, Kim Yong-cho. Critics say ignoring the issue risks squandering leverage […]

Moon to Make Fresh Advance to N.Korea in UN Speech

Korean, U.S. Security Chiefs Discuss Peace Process, COVID-19 Moon Wants to Meet Trump Before General Election S.Korea, U.S. Discuss Moon’s N.Korea Offers Trump Disbands N.Korea Negotiating Team N.Korea Snubs U.S. Point Man U.S. Calls on N.Korea to Return to Talks U.S.’ N.Korea Point Man Arrives in Seoul at Critical Juncture

Trump Queried if Former National Security Aide John Bolton Would Go to Prison, Report Says

“Do you think he’s going to go to jail for this?” Trump said, according to one of these cited by the publication. The memoir, titled ”The Room Where It Happened” and due to see the light of day on Tuesday, has triggered a huge furore, with some supporting Bolton’s claims about Trump’s “sole” focus on reelection, […]

Book: Trump said of virus, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

Coming less than eight weeks before Election Day, the revelations in the book — accompanied by recordings Woodward made of his interviews with Trump — provide an unwelcome return of public attention to the president’s handling of the pandemic that has so far killed about 190,000 Americans. He is currently pushing hard for a resumption […]

Kim Jong-un Dismisses State Security Minister for Power Abuse – S Korean Gov’t

A number of officials were reportedly executed as a result of the investigation. According to Japanese Kyodo news agency, the probe is ongoing and Kim’s punishment could be made harsher. As of now, many of the security ministry’s top officials, up to deputy ministers, have been executed or otherwise punished.

Pakistan to hold National Assembly, Senate sessions to get FATF bills passed

Pakistan government has decided to hold a new session of the National Assembly and the Senate on September 14 and 15 respectively to pass important bills, including one related money laundering and terrorist financing, which was earlier rejected by the upper house of Parliament.

Nikki Haley’s Rare Feat: She Did It Her Way, Not Trump’s

Amid all the chatter about Haley’s exit, her foreign policy differences with President Trump hardly rated a mention. This is worth stressing, because the differences seem to have been significant, and they’re key to the battle over the future of the GOP. Haley was clearly in the camp that favored more muscular sanctions on Moscow, […]