North Korea

North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapons, calls for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be replaced as negotiator

(ABC News)-North Korea reportedly test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday in a move that could dampen the prospects of a successful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Hours later, the isolated nation outright called for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be replaced in negotiations between the two countries. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected and directed the…

North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

(ABC News)-North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul’s spy service. The finding follows a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump that ended without…

Good Morning Columbia discussion: North and South Korean relations at Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA (WOLO) – The first weekend of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea brought much discussion about the friendly interaction between the North and South Korean delegations. Leading up to the games, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made it clear – he would not be interacting with anyone from North Korea. Regime leader Kim Jong…

North Korea Launches Missile Over Japanese Airspace

ABC NEWS– South Korea says North Korea fires unidentified missile from its capital, Pyongyang. For the second time in a month, North Korea has launched a missile over Japanese airspace, say officials. Japan’s public broadcasting network NHK reported that the missile passed over Japanese airspace near Hokkaido, the same prefecture under which a KN-17 intermediate-range missile travelled on August 28….

Nikki Haley Holds Emergency UN Meeting Over N. Korea

ABC NEWS (NY)COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, told the Security Council Monday that its incremental approach toward getting North Korea to stop its nuclear program has failed. To the members of the Security Council, I must say, enough is enough,” she said at an emergency Security Council meeting, which was called in response to North Korea’s…