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Pompeo Says U.S., North Korea Weighed Denuclearization Timeline

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Pompeo and North Korean Official Meet for 2nd Day of Talks

“I did, I did, thank you for the accommodation,” Mr. Pompeo answered. The American delegation is staying at the Paekhwawon guesthouse, an elaborate facility just outside Pyongyang, beside a small lake with a tiny island in the center. The place has the feel of a minor Middle Eastern palace, with high ceilings, gold carpets and…

North Korea Denounces U.S. Over Human Rights Criticism

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North Korean defectors caution US against Kim strategies

In the weeks since his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump has been buoyant, maintaining that talks aimed at disarming the reclusive regime were “going well” and that “all of Asia is thrilled”. One constituency, however, that does not share the US president’s enthusiasm are the people who know North…

North Korea Ramps Up Nuclear Effort Weeks After Trump Summit

Evidence of new efforts by Kim Jong Un to expand his nuclear arsenal underscore the challenge facing U.S. President Donald Trump three weeks after declaring that North Korea was “ no longer a nuclear threat.” Several reports released in recent days suggest that Kim continued to ramp up his weapons production — rather than prepare…

U.S. has plan to dismantle North Korea nuclear program within a year | CBC News

White House national security adviser John Bolton has said he believes the bulk of North Korea’s weapons programs could be dismantled within a year, as the United States and North Korea resumed working-level talks. Bolton told CBS’s Face the Nation on Sundaythat Washington has devised a program to dismantle North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction — chemical, biological and nuclear — and ballistic missile…

North Korea Expanding Missile-Manufacturing Plant, Report Finds

North Korea continued to develop a key rocket-engine facility in the run-up to Kim Jong Un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an independent analysis of satellite imagery. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies report found that North Korea has recently expanded a factory complex in the eastern city of Hamhung that produces…

North Korea Expands Key Missile-Manufacturing Plant

SEOUL—North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site the latest sign Pyongyang is pushing ahead with weapons programs even as the U.S. pressures it to abandon them. The facility makes solid-fuel, ballistic missiles—which would be able to strike U.S. military…

North Korea Believed to be Increasing Nuclear Production

U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea has been “deceiving” the U.S., saying the Hermit Kingdom was bolstering production for nuclear weapons at “multiple secret sites” in the past few months, a report stated. Officials from the CIA and other intelligence agencies told NBC News the regime has increased its production of enriched uranium for the…

North Korea Steps Up Production of Uranium Fuel, NBC Reports

U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months, NBC reported, citing unidentified American officials. The NBC report quoted U.S. officials who said they believe that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks…

Report: North Korea still producing fuel for nuclear weapons

North Korea is believed to have increased development of fuel for nuclear weapons at “multiple secret sites in recent months,” NBC reports, citing over a dozen U.S. officials familiar with the issue. Why it matters: This is a contradiction to what President Trump said he and dictator Kim Jong-un agreed on during their summit. Officials…

Pompeo: North Korea remains a nuclear threat

“I’m confident what (Trump) intended there was, ‘we did reduce the threat,'” Pompeo told a Senate panel. “I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.” “We took the tension level down,” he added. Pompeo also confirmed North Korea has yet to return the remains of any of the fallen US service members who died in…

Close North Dakota Senate Race Shadowed by Trump and Trade

FARGO, N.D.—President Donald Trump, capping a week of campaign appearances for Republicans in tough midterm elections, travels Wednesday to North Dakota, where a GOP Senate candidate is being boosted by the president’s popularity but potentially hurt by his controversial trade policies. Mr. Trump is campaigning for Rep. Kevin Cramer, whom he personally lobbied to run for the…

North Korea, G-7, Net Neutrality: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 2. Looking back for a moment: President Trump finished up a G-7 meeting in Canada over the weekend — unforgettably. America’s closest allies certainly won’t forget the rockiest annual meeting of major Western powers in decades. Mr. Trump sharply criticized…

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual “anti-U.S. imperialism” rally marking the start of the Korean War. Fist-pumping, flag-waving…

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS | AFP | Getty Images Tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents gathered in the capital’s Kim Il-Sung Square on September 23 2017 to laud leader Kim Jong-Un’s denunciation of US President Donald Trump. Fist-pumping, flag-waving and slogan-shouting masses of Pyongyang residents normally assemble each year for the rally to kick off…

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual “anti-U.S. imperialism” rally marking the start of the Korean War.…

Battle over North Carolina “bathroom bill” returns to federal court

More than a year after North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature repealed HB2 — known as the “bathroom bill” — which required transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates, rather than their gender identity, the legal battle is still simmering. What’s happening: On Monday, a federal judge…

North Burnett man killed in freak accident at Woodford Show

RENOWNED stock contractor and Mundubbera man Brian King was killed in a freak accident at the Woodford Showgrounds on Saturday night. Around 9pm the 58-year-old was reversing his truck and cattle trailer when it collided with another parked trailer. Mr King slipped from the driver’s side stairs and fell underneath his moving vehicle. Witnesses called…

North Korean propaganda changes its tune

Image copyright DPRKToday Image caption This poster calls for an easing of tension to counter “the danger of war” Over the past few months, it seems, North Korea’s propaganda has been changing its tune. Banners and posters displayed across the capital and other towns have typically featured the US as a brutal imperialist aggressor and…