China the winner after pointless Canada-U.S. meeting on North Korea

By Charles Burton, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brock University. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speak following a meeting on the security and stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward This week’s foreign ministers’ meeting on security and stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver… Please follow and like us:

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China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 – just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast… Please follow and like us:

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North Korea Leader Warns US of Reality of its Nuclear Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the United States must realize that the North’s nuclear program is a reality. In his annual New Year’s address Monday, Kim warned that he has a nuclear button on his desk. “The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range,” Kim said. “The United States… Please follow and like us:

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CULTURE – A look back at the key words of 2017, from ‘covfefe’ to youthquake

Several new words made their way into the lexicon in 2017 while others were inadvertently invented. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at some of the terms that helped define the year. Covfefe US President Donald Trump is no stickler for traditional spelling and usage, but when he tweeted the word “covfefe” in May, millions were… Please follow and like us:

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Is North Korea Stealing Bitcoin?

As the price of bitcoin continues to scale new heights (now over $19,000), it is also becoming increasingly attractive to hackers, and according to some security analysts’ reports, North Korea may be trying to steal the cryptocurrency. In a related development, the South Korean government announced Monday it was tracking its northern neighbor’s bitcoin-activity. Without confirming… Please follow and like us:

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U.S. Air Force Ready To Strike North Korea

The U.S. Air Force’s most advanced fighters jets are ready to strike North Korea as tensions rose to even higher levels after Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test last week. “We are ready to go right now. Hundred percent,” Col. Scott Jobe, commander of the 35th Fighter Wing, told CBS News during a recent exercise at the… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Arrives in China for Thorny Talks on Trade, North Korea

Donald Trump arrived in Beijing Wednesday, his first visit as U.S. President to a nation that has been a focus, often a negative one, in his drive to secure jobs at home. Trade is to top the agenda, but so is North Korea. White House officials say the president intends to press China – North Korea’s… Please follow and like us:

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Japanese Leader Echoes Trump on North Korea: ‘All Options are On the Table’

Japan’s prime minister, standing alongside the U.S. president, borrowed a Donald Trump phrase on Monday, agreeing that “all options are on the table” when it comes to responding to North Korea’s weapons development. Abe, at a news conference with Trump at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, said there is “no point in dialogue for the sake… Please follow and like us:

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Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea’s nuclear threat

Washington, DC – US President Donald Trump will seek to raise international economic and political pressure on North Korea as he visits Japan, South Korea, and China amid nuclear tensions and rising calls for serious negotiations that the president so far has rejected. Lawmakers and foreign policy analysts in the United States are watching closely to… Please follow and like us:

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N. Korea, Trade High on Trump’s Agenda on First Visit to China

When U.S. President Donald Trump makes his first visit to China next week, a key stop on a lengthy trip to the Asian region, trade and North Korea are expected to top his agenda. Chinese officials have voiced confidence the trip could bring some significant outcomes, but analysts say that may depend largely on Trump’s approach.… Please follow and like us:

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Report: N. Korean Hackers Steal US-S. Korea Assassination Plan for Kim Jong Un

Computer hackers from North Korea are believed to have stolen a large number of classified military documents from South Korea, including plans to “decapitate” the North’s leadership. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday authorities believe hackers broke into a South Korean military data center in September 2016 and made off with the secret documents. Among… Please follow and like us:

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Foreigners sell off W3 tril. bonds in 2 days

Foreigners have sold off bonds worth over 3 trillion won in two days this week as the nuclear test of North Korea earlier this month has increased tension on the peninsula. The government and financial sources said the selloff is unlikely to lead to an exodus of foreign investors. But the financial market here is expected… Please follow and like us:

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Analyst: Latest US Sanctions on North Korea Will Result in Full Trade Embargo

The latest executive order signed by President Donald Trump would, in effect, amount to a full trade and financial embargo, squeezing all the revenue channels North Korea maintains to finance its weapons programs, a former senior counterterrorism official said. On Sept. 21, less than two weeks after the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions, Trump turned… Please follow and like us:

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China’s leverage over ‘Rocket Man’ is key to avoiding nuclear war in East Asia

Greg Wright, University of California, Merced U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship while also trading personal insults. Most recently, Trump blasted the “Rocket Man” in his inaugural speech to the United Nations, promising to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatens the U.S. or its… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Issues More Threats Against N. Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump has responded to insults from North Korea’s foreign minister with more threats. “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Trump said on Twitter. North Korea’s foreign minister brought a dictionary full of insults for Trump… Please follow and like us:

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