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Ahead of Summit #2, North Korea says it wants to transform peninsula into “Peace Zone”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/20/2019 at 12:00pm
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As a follow-up to the historic Singapore Summit, we noted that President Donald Trump plans to hold a second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in February.

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Trump Will Hold Second Summit With Kim Jong Un in February

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:51pm 1/18/2019 at 2:51pm
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President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in February. From Politico:

The announcement came minutes after Trump met with a top North Korean official in the Oval Office for over an hour. The North Korean official was reported to be carrying a letter for...

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During visit to China, Kim Jong-un commits to denuclearization & second U.S summit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/12/2019 at 2:00pm

Chinese officials are currently planning to send their top trade negotiator to Washington, D.C., next month for trade talks designed to end the tariff battle between the two nations.

Ahead of the meetings, the Chinese are appearing to leverage their influence with North Korea to optimum benefit. North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un...

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Will 2019 be the year of peace and progress in North Korea?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 5:00pm 1/3/2019 at 5:00pm

Last New Year’s, I made the following prediction:
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Judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million to Otto Warmbier’s parents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9:00am 12/26/2018 at 9:00am
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We recently reported that the parents of Otto Warmbier, the college student who died after a year of North Korean imprisonment and torture over a stolen propaganda poster, were seeking more than $1 billion in damages from the rogue nation.

A judge has now ruled that the Warmbiers are to receive about...

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Otto Warmbier’s family seeks over $1 billion from North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/22/2018 at 2:00pm
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The parents of Otto Warmbier, the college student who died after a year of North Korean imprisonment and torture over a stolen propaganda poster, are seeking more than $1 billion in damages from the rogue nation.
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North Korea warns it will resurrect nuclear program if U.S. doesn’t lift sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:30pm 11/4/2018 at 3:30pm
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What is the status of the Singapore Summit agreement five months after the historic deal was signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un?

The American press is highlighting a set-back on the path to peace.  North Korean officials are warning that the nation will begin strengthening its nuclear...

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US planning to hold second summit with North Korea “as soon as possible”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/9/2018 at 4:00pm
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When reporting on the landmines removal from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, I noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way for a meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula.

It appears the meeting was a success.

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North Korea, South Korea begin removing thousands of landmines along DMZ

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00pm 10/7/2018 at 2:00pm
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While the American press has been singularly focused on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s youth and the specialty cocktails he enjoyed while boofing, there have been intriguing news developments elsewhere.

For example, it seems the Korean peninsula peace process is continuing apace, after its start with the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and...

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Trump completes first trade deal with new agreement with South Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/29/2018 at 2:00pm
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Fresh off his visit to North Korea and ahead of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a free-trade agreement with the United States, marking the first time the President Donald Trump has finalized a major trade deal since entering office.

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South Korean Official: “Leaders will discuss specific denuke measures in Pyongyang”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/15/2018 at 12:00pm
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Next week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is expected to head to Pyongyang for the first time with the goal of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

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North Korea Media: Kim Jong Un vows nuclear-free Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11:00am 9/6/2018 at 11:00am

This week’s developments on the Korean Peninsula following June’s Singapore Summit have been fascinating.

First, North Korean media is now reporting that Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.

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Trump blasts China while calling off Pompeo’s North Korea trip

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/26/2018 at 6:00pm
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The last time we visited the Korean Peninsula, South Korean officials firmly stated that they want the U.S. and China to declare a formal end to the Korean War, and the two Koreas seem to be moving forward on a peace-first approach.

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Seoul wants U.S., China to formally declare an end to the Korean War

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:00pm 8/18/2018 at 4:00pm
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I have been watching events on the Korean Peninsula since the conclusion of the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, trying to determine what the eventual outcome of that meeting would be.

I have come to the conclusion that the two Koreas are like the children...

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US Targets Chinese, Russian Firms for Breaking North Korea Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/16/2018 at 1:00pm
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The United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies for violating the trade restrictions on North Korea. The move highlights President Donald Trump’s strategy to keep tightening the screws on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

The Treasury Department blacklisted a Russian port agency and two Chinese firms on Wednesday for aiding North...

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Remains from North Korea deemed to be likely American soldiers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 12:00pm 8/4/2018 at 12:00pm
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In late July, North Korea transferred the remains of 55 U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War, in keeping with the agreement made in Singapore signed by Chairman Kim Jong-un at the historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Now, forensic analysis has shown that the remains are “consistent” with being American...

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North Korea returns U.S. troops slain in Korean War

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2018 at 9:00am 7/27/2018 at 9:00am
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North Korea has transferred the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War, in keeping with the agreement made in Singapore signed by Chairman Kim Jong-un at the historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The remains were carried out of Wonsan, North Korea, on a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft...

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