The top U.S. envoy on North Korea is calling a Chinese bank’s decision to close the accounts of Pyongyang’s main foreign exchange bank a “very hopeful sign” in efforts to end the North’s nuclear ambitions.
NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has tough words directed toward President Barack Obama over the American prisoner in North Korea.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye is getting a grand welcome from Congress as Seoul and Washington resolve to stand firm against North Korean provocations.
An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of labor for crimes against the state, the North’s state media said Thursday, a development that further complicates already strained ties between Pyongyang and Washington.
The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea.
A top U.S. military officer has told American troops based in Japan that “the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it.”
The top U.S. intelligence official disclosed Thursday that a congressman inadvertently revealed classified information when he read aloud a passage from a Defense Intelligence Agency report that said North Korea had the knowhow to put a nuclear warhead on a missile.
North Korea on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.N. sanctions and the end of U.S.-South Korea military drills as preconditions for the resumption of talks meant to defuse tension on the Korean Peninsula.
Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.
The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.”