North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrated his birthday on Sunday. State-run media in the country used the occasion to make threats against the US. DW spoke with two men who fled North Korea and are calling attention to how the Kim regime operates.
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.
The top officer in charge of the US nuclear arsenal announced that he could refuse an order from President Donald Trump to launch nuclear weapons. The order would, however, need to be illegal.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stressed the need for reaching out to the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Duterte also said he would welcome Donald Trump as an "important leader" in his Manila trip next month.
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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