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North Korea crisis: How events have unfolded under Trump - NBCNews.com

Ever since President Donald Trump took office in January, tensions with North Korea have escalated rapidly. The isolated country is barred by United Nations resolutions from carrying out ballistic missile tests or from having a nuclear arms program.and more »

South Korea's next president faces a belligerent north and a confused US - The Conversation UK

South Korea is under serious pressure on two fronts. Internationally, Seoul and its allies are scrambling to head off the threat from North Korea, which some fear is ramping up for another nuclear test – but the South Korean response to that threat ...and more »

North Korea's nuclear weapons: What we know - Aljazeera.com

Why nuclear weapons? How it got the nukes? Has it got the H-bomb? Here is what we know about North Korea's nuclear capabilities and motivation. Who is in range of its missiles? "The entire mainland of the US is within the range of our nuclear weapons ...and more »

Trump Just Can't Stop Praising Authoritarians - Vanity Fair

While Donald Trump's admiration for authoritarian leaders is nothing new, his “very friendly” phone conversation with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines__ and his odd praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week has the White House in ...and more »

North Korea Confirms Detention of Tony Kim, an American Teacher - New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea confirmed on Wednesday that it was holding an American citizen, saying the man was being held for committing “hostile criminal acts with an aim to subvert the country.” The dispatch by the North's official Korean ...and more »

Donald Trump: N Korea's Kim Jong-un a 'smart cookie' - BBC News

US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "pretty smart cookie". Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with "some very tough people". Amid escalating tensions over ...and more »

28 photos that show North Korea's obsession with huge, odd buildings - Business Insider

On June 12, President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong U for a highly-anticipated summit. Taking place in Singapore, the meeting will focus on persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Like dictatorships before it ...and more »

Can South Korea's Moon make 'sunshine' again with defiant North? - Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - In February 2016, Yoo Chang-geun and around 120 other South Korean businessmen frantically pulled their staff out of the Kaesong Industrial Zone, jointly run with North Korea. Seoul had ordered it closed after Pyongyang defied ...and more »

North Korea Says Detained American Had Intended To 'Subvert The Country' - NPR

Updated at 7:55 a.m. ET Thursday. In late April, a university in Pyongyang said the North Korean government had detained one of its adjunct professors, a 50-something American who taught accounting. On Wednesday, North Korea confirmed through the ...and more »

What War With North Korea Looked Like in the 1950s and Why It Matters Now - Newsweek

The brutality of the Korean War has largely been overlooked by U.S. history, but the conflict has long shaped Washington's troubled political relationship, or lack thereof, with North Korea. As President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ...and more »