Giving a rare speech in front of a massive crowd, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un emphasized his country’s readiness to fight the United States. Disconcerting to South Korea was the presence of a high-ranking member of the Chinese politburo.
Washington is at a turning point in its North Korea policy, with a new terror blacklisting and a more aggressive sanctions regime that is drawing the ire of China and further isolating the embattled regime in Pyongyang.
The UN Command has released a video showing the dramatic scenes at the border as a North Korean soldier defected. As they tried to stop him, the soldier's colleagues may have violated the terms of the Korean War truce.
US President Donald Trump has praised his own ability as an arbitrator, offering to mediate in the South China Sea dispute. However, diplomatic skills were not very evident in his latest taunt to North Korea.
Beijing is set to send a senior Communist Party official, Song Tao, to Pyongyang with the official task of reporting on the recent Party congress. China dismissed the claims the move was linked with Donald Trump's visit.
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