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American former North Korea detainee found burned to death

American former North Korea detainee found burned to death

Los Angeles – Detectives in San Diego are investigating the mystery death of a man who hit the headlines in 2010 when former President Jimmy Carter helped negotiate his release from North Korea. An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer found the body of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 38, ablaze Friday in the city’s Mission Bay Park, […]

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New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders

New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders

Washington – The United States on Tuesday (Nov 21) unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising the pressure on the pariah state to abandon its nuclear programme. The measures came a day after President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a spot […]

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Trump set to announce N. Korea ‘terrorism’ decision

Trump set to announce N. Korea ‘terrorism’ decision

Washington – President Donald Trump will announce next week whether he is putting North Korea on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said, opening the door to possible blacklisting. “I believe the president will be making an announcement, a decision, on that in the first part of next week,” said White […]

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N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

Seoul – North Korea’s state media on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused its anger on Trump’s visit to South Korea […]

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Trump says time for ‘patience’ on N. Korea is over

Trump says time for ‘patience’ on N. Korea is over

Tokyo – The time for “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, President Donald Trump said Monday, after winning Japan’s backing on his policy of considering all options to rein in the rogue state. Trump has signalled in the past that Washington could look beyond a diplomatic solution to the North’s nuclear weapons ambitions, and […]

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N. Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

N. Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

Seoul – North Korea ruled out talks and threatened to increase its nuclear arsenal in a fresh warning to Donald Trump’s administration Saturday as the US President set off on a tour of Asia. Trump departed for his first presidential trip to Asia Friday, with tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats looming large. […]

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N. Korea slams ‘incurably mentally deranged’ Trump

N. Korea slams ‘incurably mentally deranged’ Trump

Seoul – North Korea slammed US President Donald Trump as “incurably mentally deranged” in a personal attack ahead of his first visit to Asia, as the South’s leader insisted Washington could not take military action on the peninsula without his agreement. Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un have traded threats of war and personal […]

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Malaysia reviewing its ties with North Korea – Najib

Malaysia reviewing its ties with North Korea – Najib

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia is reviewing its ties with North Korea and is prepared to sever all connections to the state as international concern mounts over the state’s nuclear and ballistic missile testing. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia is already considering closing its embassy in Pyongyang, North Korea and instead relegating […]

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U.S. has no plans to seek Carter’s help on N. Korea – White House

U.S. has no plans to seek Carter’s help on N. Korea – White House

Washington – The United States does not plan to seek former president Jimmy Carter’s help in resolving the nuclear standoff with North Korea, the White House said Friday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Carter made public his willingness to visit North Korea in an interview with the New York Times published earlier this week. […]

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North Korea close to nuke that could hit US – CIA Chief

North Korea close to nuke that could hit US – CIA Chief

The United States should assume Kim Jong-Un’s regime is “on the cusp” of getting a nuclear missile capable of striking US targets and work to prevent this, the head of the CIA said Thursday. CIA director Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump is determined to prevent North Korea from making the breakthrough “whether it happens […]

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