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Workers in protective gear spray an anti-septic solution to fight the coronavirus in a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, on February 21, 2020.

South Korea accepted that its efforts to stop the coronavirus from infecting the country failed and says it’s pivoting to containment

Cases of the coronavirus in South Korea have tripled. The government says it must now take a different approach.
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton at Duke University on Monday.

John Bolton slammed Trump’s ‘wasted two years’ trying to denuclearize North Korea in his first public speech since the impeachment t...

The hawkish former National Security Advisor pulled no punches on North Korea and warned that leader Kim Jong Un was "jiving the Americans."
Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton speaks during his lecture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2020.

‘You’ll love Chapter 14’: John Bolton discussed his book and suggested he has a lot more to say about the Trump administration

He also described worrying about "censorship" of his book, Bloomberg reported, saying at a talk at Duke University, "I hope it's not suppressed."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in 2014.

The coronavirus has reportedly spread to North Korea. Experts say the country isn’t equipped to fight it.

Reports say the novel coronavirus has spread to North Korea. But the isolated country's "crumbling" healthcare system may not be equipped to fight it.
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.

Trump is ready to reopen talks with Kim Jong Un over a North Korea nuclear deal, months after negotiations spectacularly collapsed

The Trump administration so far has little to show for negotiations with Kim Jong Un, but Axios reported that it's keen to start a new round of talks.

North Korea said it was ‘deceived’ by the US in 18 months of nuclear talks

A statement said that President Donald Trump's birthday wish for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wasn't enough to recoup "wasted time."
Portraits of Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il (right) are seen in Pyongyang, North Korea.

A North Korean woman is under investigation after saving her 2 kids from a house fire — but not her portraits of the Kim family

Daily NK adds that the unnamed woman hasn't been able to care for her kids in the hospital because of the investigation.
US President Donald Trump speaks following the ceremonial swearing-in of James Mattis as secretary of defense on January 27, 2017, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

These are the biggest threats to the US in 2020

A US airstrike on a top Iranian general made the world still more uncertain for the US, which has several other serious goes to contend with.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s Iran and North Korea strategies are both falling apart, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for him

Trump claimed he would face down America's foes, but as 2020 begins Iran is ramping up its aggression and North Korea remains armed and dangerous.
Human remains were found on a North Korean boat that washed ashore in Japan on Friday.

Human remains — including 2 decapitated heads — were found on a North Korean ‘ghost ship’ that washed ashore in Japan

The vessel washed ashore on the Japanese island of Sado on Friday. Officials said they found seven human remains onboard.