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Misreading Tillerson - 38 North

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take preemptive action “if they elevate the ...and more »

North Korea missile launch attempt fails, US, South Korea say - CBS News

Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 6:29 PM EDT. SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, three days after the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development ...and more »

Failed North Korean missile exploded 'within seconds,' US says - CNN

(CNN) A North Korean missile fired Wednesday exploded "within seconds of launch," according to US Pacific Command. US officials confirmed North Korea had attempted to launch a missile near Kalma, on the country's east coast, but early reports suggest ...and more »

Making China Pay on North Korea - Foreign Affairs

On February 18, the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced a ban on coal imports from North Korea, raising hopes that Beijing may finally be ending its support for its communist ally and neighbor. The ban went into effect immediately and will remain in ...and more »

S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad - BBC News

South Korea has appealed to the World Trade Organization to determine if the Chinese government is treating South Korean companies unfairly. Seoul claims Beijing is retaliating economically over its deployment of a US anti-missile defence system. South ...and more »

North Korean Clan Intrigue: Who Is Kim Jong-un's Ambitious Half-Sister? - Worldcrunch

Kim Sul-song, the Supreme Leader's enigmatic half-sister, has extended her influence to new heights. Could she be the real threat to her brother? Sébastien Falletti. LE FIGARO. 2017-03-21. English edition • WORLDCRUNCH. English edition • WORLDCRUNCH ...and more »

Commentary: How to describe American military options in North Korea? Bad and worse. - Reuters

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Washington's “strategic patience” with North Korea has ended and “all options are on the table” to slow its nuclear ambitions, U.S. and South Korean forces were preparing for a range of military scenarios ...and more »

Big Shots: This Week's News in Photos - Newsweek

Squat Team Oga, Japan—Elementary school students crouch during an emergency drill in northern Japan on March 17. It was the first time the Japanese government has held such exercises, which are designed to simulate the reaction to a North Korean ...and more »

If we're going to rule out negotiations with North Korea, we have to be ready for war - Los Angeles Times

During a visit to Seoul last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drew some reddish lines around North Korea. “Twenty years of talking has brought us to the point we are today,” Tillerson said at a news conference. “Talk is not going to change the ...and more »

North Korea Tests High-Thrust Rocket Engine of 'Historic Significance' - The Diplomat

On Sunday, North Korean state media said that Kim Jong-un presided over a ground jet test of a new rocket engine — a development that came as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concluded his inaugural visit to China, where he discussed North Korea ...and more »