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North Korea crisis: How events have unfolded under Trump -

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 »

A meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump is possible – and could be surprisingly fruitful - The Independent

Ever since he came to power, after the unexpected death of his father, Kim and his country have been isolated. It is doubtful that he played the nuclear card to wage war, more to demonstrate power. With no peace treaty with the South and distinctly ...and more »

How Macau became North Korea's window to the world... and its nexus for weapons and drugs trafficking - South China Morning Post

From the terrace of the Michelin-starred restaurant Aurora, diners can see the Pearl River Delta and the Macau skyline. If Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was still alive, he might well be sat near the door that leads ...and more »

North Korea's nuclear weapons: What we know -

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trump Says He'd Meet With Kim Jong Un Under Right Circumstances - Bloomberg

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet with Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program if the circumstances were right. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be ...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 »

Mystery of the North Koreans who left Macau for Zhuhai ... where are they now? - South China Morning Post

Macau may once have been a nexus for the overseas North Korean community, but most North Koreans left the city following a scandal at Delta Asia bank in 2005 – when the US labelled the lender a “willing pawn” for Pyongyang to engage in corrupt ...and more »

Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia - The Diplomat

It hasn't been a good week for allied reassurance in Northeast Asia for the United States. I wrote last week about how Trump damaged the alliance with off-the-cuff suggestions that South Korea ought to cough up $1 billion for the Terminal High Altitude ...and more »