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2/28/18: U.S. Banks on Diplomacy With North Korea, but Moves Ahead on Military Plans. 3/3/18: North Korea: US military drills harm reconciliation. North Korea has said it would not beg for talks with Washington, its official KCNA news agency reported on Saturday.

3/3/18: North Korea: US military drills harm reconciliation

The US drills harm reconciliation efforts but North Korea will "counter the US" if the United States holds joint military exercises with South Korea, KCNA reported. The United States is due to start joint military exercises with South Korea in early April, a South Korean presidential security adviser said this week according to Yonhap news agency - the latest in a series of military drills that North Korea regards as a threat. 3/1/18: The US should agree to peace talks to resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis.

North Korea. Coordinates: North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK or DPR Korea), is a sovereign state in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea

Officially, its territory consists of the whole Korean Peninsula and its adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the nation's capital and largest city. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in China) and Tumen rivers;[15] it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. Nevertheless, North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula.[16] In 1910, Korea was annexed by Japan. International organizations have assessed that human rights violations in North Korea have no parallel in the contemporary world.[41][42][43] Etymology The name Korea derives from the name Goryeo (also spelled Koryŏ). History Art. North Korea’s April 15 military parade, in pictures. The DPRK celebrated KIS's 105th birthday in classic style -and NK News was there to document it The guides were tight-lipped, even at 11 PM the night before, telling journalists to be in the lobby at 4:30 AM without mobile phones, laptops, lighters or bags.

North Korea’s April 15 military parade, in pictures

But the international press, based out of Pyongyang’s Yanggakdo International Hotel since Wednesday, knew what was in store for them. Saturday was one of North Korea’s most significant public holidays. JAN2017: Relations between US & North Korea. 1/12/18: Trump Thinks Kim, Who Called Him ‘Dotard,’ Might Be a Friend. President Trump sat down for a 45-minute interview with The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, which, unsurprisingly, yielded many bizarre comments that are meant to be taken seriously, but not literally.

1/12/18: Trump Thinks Kim, Who Called Him ‘Dotard,’ Might Be a Friend

(We hope. When asked about the future of his relationship with Steve Bannon, he said, “I don’t know what the word permanent means.”) The most puzzling remarks concerned North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un,” Trump told the paper. “I have relationships with people. Indeed, people were surprised, and not just at the fact that Trump has connections of some nature with other human beings. So why did Trump suggest he and Kim might be pals now? 1) Trump talked to Kim and they patched things up. The U.S. has not had formal talks with North Korea in a decade. But in all likelihood, Trump did not pick up the phone and give Kim a call.

“If I were them, I would try,” Trump said. 11/13/17: 'They Want to Know If Trump’s Crazy’ Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.

11/13/17: 'They Want to Know If Trump’s Crazy’

“They want to know if he’s crazy,” said Suzanne DiMaggio, “or if this is just an act.” Story Continued Below “They” is North Korean officials. And “he” is Donald Trump. Four times over the past year, in Geneva, Pyongyang, Oslo and Moscow, DiMaggio has secretly met with North Koreans to talk about the country’s nuclear program. The North Koreans have asked her not only if Trump is nuts, DiMaggio said, but what and how to think about everything from his public undercutting of his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible campaign collusion with Russia. “They really want to know what is his end game,” said DiMaggio, a scholar at New America who specializes in talking with rogue regimes and has spent the past two years in these secret discussions with the North Koreans. But that was before Trump. But Trump has once again gone in for tough talk anyway.