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In Victory For Trump, UN Imposes New North Korean Sanctions

One day after the UN humiliated Donald Trump, when 128 nations voted for a UN resolution demanding the US president revoke his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, on Friday Trump scored a significant victory at the same venue – his third of the day after signing off on the tax and stopgap bills […]

South Korea Asks US To Halt Joint Military Exercises Until Olympics End

North Korea may have successfully bluffed its way into getting the US to stop holding massive army drills with South Korea’s army. According to the FT, South Korea has politely asked the US to “delay” joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics, in order to lower the chances that North Korea takes provocative actions […]

Vladimir Putin: “Don’t Back North Korea Into A Corner”

Nobody puts little Rocket Man in a corner. As we've noted time and time again, tensions between the US and North Korea have only intensified since Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed last month that the two countries were on the verge of a nuclear conflict, a warning that the North’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN […]

US Sends Nuclear Submarine To Korean Peninsula For More Military Drills

As US forces prepare to join their South Korean partners for yet another round of the military exercises that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is so fond of, the US has sent a nuclear-powered sub to participate. The nuclear-powered submarine Michigan will arrive in the Korean port city of Busan, situated in the southern […]

South Korea’s New “Blackout Bomb” Can Paralyze The North’s Power Grid

US and South Korean officials are nervously watching to see if North Korea follows through with its threats to carry out another nuclear test – or to fire a rumored long-range missile capable of accurately striking the west coast of the US into the Pacific – in celebration of the Oct. 10 anniversary of the […]

Trump Hints At War With North Korea: “Sorry, But Only One Thing Will Work”

When we commented on this morning’s Trump tweetstorm, in which he covered everything from the fake (and not so fake) media, to RNC donors, to reaching out to Democrats on Obamacare repeal, to “late night” comedians and their “one-sided coverage” of Trump, we said that Trump has yet to make a comment on the most […]

What Would A North Korean Nuclear Attack Look Like?

Reports that North Korea is planning to test an ICBM capable of reaching the US west coast opened a trapdoor under stocks this morning, suggesting that investors are taking president’s ominous warnings about “the calm before the storm” seriously. But in the unlikely event that you’re not sufficiently terrified already, researchers at Johns Hopkins have […]

North Korea Claims 5 Million New Soldiers Enlisted Ahead Of “Imminent Provocation”

In what is probably a "slightly" exaggerated figure, North Korea claimed on Thursday that some 4.7 million students and workers have volunteered to join or re-enlist in the North Korean army since Kim Jong Un called Donald Trump a “dotard” and vowed to retaliate against the US for President Donald Trump's threats to "destroy" North […]

North Korea Tells UN “Trump Is On A Suicide Mission; Inevitably Our Rockets Will Hit US Mainland”

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, in response to President Trump's address earlier in the week, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri took direct aim at Trump: "None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission."   "None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission," North Korea's Ri Yong Ho says https://t.co/ItuTAPADlF […]

South Korea Unexpectedly Approves Aid To Pyongyang As North Korea Calls Trump “Barking Dog”

There is no love lost in the endlessly escalating war of words and delightful soundbites between Trump and North Korea, and after the President threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, the country’s foreign minister said Trump’s UN speech amounted to “the sound of a dog barking,” adding that Trump’s warnings are just a nonsensical “dog […]