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North Korean restaurant manager claims South Korean intelligence services blackmailed him into defecting
Ho Kang-il, a former restaurant manager from North Korea, claims that he and his employees were ‘threatened’ into defecting by the National Intelligence Service (NIS). Ho and his staff were working at a state-run North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China, in 2016 before they flew to South Korea.
Nuclear weapons are as confusing as they are deadly — here are 16 terms you keep hearing and what they actually mean
President Donald Trump and his administration is negotiating with Kim Jong Un over North Korea's program to develop nuclear warheads, bombs, and missiles. As talks proceed, it's helpful to define some of the most important (and misunderstood) words, phrases, and acronyms related to nukes.
An empty wooden ship washed up in Japan — and it looks like another mysterious North Korean ‘ghost ship’
An overturned wooden vessel was found floating off the Japanese island of Hokkaido on Wednesday afternoon, local media reported. Town authorities say it likely came from North Korea. Dozens of 'ghost ships' from Kim Jong Un's regime have drifted on Japanese shores in the past.
Trump could be even more vulnerable in a summit with Vladimir Putin than he was with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
US officials expressed concern over how quickly President Donald Trump was willing to meet his Russian counterpart, and over a dozen officials indicated "that there is no historical precedent for Trump's meeting with Putin."
French photographer Eric Lafforgue has been to North Korea six times, taking incredible photos along the way.
Trump posts flattering letter from Kim Jong Un that calls him ‘Your Excellency’ 4 times — but doesn’t say much else
Kim's letter mentions sticking to the joint statement released in Singapore, which does mention denuclearization, but North Korea has consistently resisted efforts to verifably disarm.
If North Korea drags its feet on making good on an explicit promises to deliver a symbolic and kind gesture, it signals much bigger problems ahead towards the end goal of peace talks: The regime dismantling its nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong Un may have purposefully clowned the Trump administration by ditching his Secretary of State for a potato farm
If North Korea wanted to denuclearize, it could simply begin providing information and access to its nuclear sites. Pompeo's trip made no visible progress towards either of those goals, but produced a conspicuous snub from Kim, who preferred his potatoes.
South Korean intelligence has reportedly spotted activity at North Korea's Sinpo shipyard that points to construction of a submarine capable of launching nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.
President Donald Trump's inspiration for the gift reportedly stemmed from a conversation he had with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their June summit in Singapore.