• INVESTIGATIVE Dec 17, 2020

    Nuclear Agency Abandons Sending Low Level Nuclear Waste to Local Landfills

    After a storm of criticism, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission this month abandoned its proposed rule “reinterpretation” that would have allowed commercial landfills to start accepting low level radioactive waste in lieu of the nation’s four licensed facilities.

  • Donald Trump Feb 3, 2019

    US, South Korean Diplomats Meet Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

    Senior U.S. and South Korean officials met Sunday to discuss an expected second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump’s special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in South Korea earlier amid reports that he’ll meet North Korean officials soon to work out details for the summit. Trump told CBS’ “Face the Nation”...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2018

    What to Look for at US-North Korea Summit: Analysis

    There will be a lot of spin going on when President Donald Trump emerges from his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday. The summit itself is a major breakthrough. Never before has a sitting U.S. president held talks with the leader of North Korea, which has technically been at war with the United States...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2018

    What to Look for at US-North Korea Summit: Analysis

    There will be a lot of spin going on when President Donald Trump emerges from his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday. The summit itself is a major breakthrough. Never before has a sitting U.S. president held talks with the leader of North Korea, which has technically been at war with the United States...

  • Donald Trump Jun 2, 2018

    Analysis: Trump Hints at Longer Path for North Korea to Denuke

    Even by President Donald Trump’s mercurial standards, it was a quick shift. A week after abruptly canceling his historic summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump announced it was back on — and in the process appeared to accede to a key North Korean demand. Beyond the symbolism of Friday’s Oval Office meeting between Trump and Kim Yong Chol — the...

  • Donald Trump May 25, 2018

    N. Korea Demolishes Nuclear Test Site as Journalists Watch

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. The explosions at the test site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated northeast were supposed to build confidence ahead of...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    North Korea Diplomacy: A History of False Starts and Failures

    No, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn’t killing his summit with President Donald Trump. Or at least, he’s highly unlikely to. Pyongyang breaking off a high-level meeting with Seoul and threatening to scrap next month’s historic summit with Washington over regular allied military drills is seen as a move by Kim to gain leverage and establish that he’s entering...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    North Korea Threatens to Cancel Trump-Kim Summit Over Military Drills

    North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. The warning by North Korea’s first vice foreign minister came hours after the country abruptly canceled a high-level...

  • Donald Trump May 13, 2018

    Trump Welcomes N. Korea Plan to Blow Up Nuke-Site Tunnels

    North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the “gracious gesture.” In a statement carried by state media, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said all of the tunnels at the country’s...

  • Donald Trump Apr 30, 2018

    North Korea's Vow to Shut Nuclear Test Site Appears Mostly Symbolic

    North Korea has promised to shut down its main nuclear weapons test site, but some analysts have already concluded that portions of it have collapsed, NBC News reported. Experts also said that dismantling the Punggye-Ri test site won’t change what weapons North Korea already has, which amount to a credible nuclear deterrent. But the office of South Korea’s president announced...

  • Donald Trump Apr 30, 2018

    Kim Jong Un Says He'll Give Up Nukes If US Vows Not to Attack: Seoul

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North, Seoul officials said Sunday. Kim also vowed during his meeting with South Korean President...

  • NBC Apr 21, 2018

    Good and Bad News in N. Korea's Latest Nuke Offer: AP Analysis

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents — and it doesn’t appear to have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal. At least not yet. Ending weeks of ominous silence from Pyongyang,...

  • NBC Apr 27, 2018

    N. Korea, Setting Stage for Talks, Halts Nuclear Tests

    North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal. The announcement, which sets the table for further negotiations when the summits begin, was made by leader Kim Jong Un at a...

  • Donald Trump Apr 25, 2017

    South Korea, Allies Brace for North Korea Follow-Up Act

    North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. It so far has carried out five nuclear tests. Such...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2017

    Trump: China, US Working on ‘North Korea Problem'

    President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president told American and South Korea service members that the North’s latest “provocation,” a failed missile launch shortly before his arrival in Seoul, laid bare they risks they face. While the North did not conduct a nuclear test,...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2017

    VP Mike Pence Lands in South Korea After North Korea's Failed Missile Launch

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea on Sunday to begin a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea’s threats to advance its nuclear and defense capabilities, and just after a failed missile launch by the North....
    Pence arrived in the region a day after North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary...

  • NBC Apr 14, 2017

    US May Launch Strike if North Korea Reaches for Nuclear Trigger

    The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test...

  • United States Sep 9, 2016

    Obama, UN Head Condemn North Korea's Nuclear Test

    North Korea conducted its second nuclear test in eight months on Friday, raising concerns that Pyongyang has moved a step closer to its goal of a nuclear-armed missile that could one day strike the U.S. mainland, NBC News reported. President Barack Obama said the U.S. condemned the test “in the strongest possible terms as a grave threat to regional security...

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