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  • Take a tour of the closest Chinese city to North Korea, which Kim Jong Un recently passed to meet Trump — the nearest thing to the outside world most North Koreans will ever see

    North Korea and China are separated by the Yalu River, which is so narrow that people on both sides can see each other. It's the only glimpse of the outside world many North Koreans will ever get, as it's illegal in North Korea to leave the country without the government's permission. The two cities bordering the Yalu River — Dandong, China, and Sinuiju, North Korea — are vastly different. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely passed by both of them during his train journey from North Korea to...

    Business Insider
  • Expect a North Korean ICBM test this summer, and North Korean starvation this winter

    North Korea has just launched two new short range missiles into the Sea of Japan.

    Washington Examiner
  • Pompeo crashes Brussels meeting of EU diplomats for Iran talks

    BRUSSELS - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo crashed a meeting of European foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday to push for a united transatlantic front against Tehran and its nuclear program. But he failed to bend attitudes among leaders who fear the United States and Iran are inching toward war. Pompeo's last-minute decision to visit the European Union capital, announced as he boarded a plane from the United States, set up a confrontation between the top U.S. diplomat and his European...

    Laredo Morning Times
  • Pompeo declines to confirm reports North Korean negotiators have been executed

    On ABC's This Week, Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's primary duty this week was to attempt to put a respectable face on Donald Trump's assertion, on Twitter, that dictator Kim Jong Un "knows that I am with him and does not want to break his promise to me." This, after North Korea conducted its first new short range missile test in over a year and looks increasingly unlikely to negotiate any serious end to its ongoing nuclear program. The majority of Pompeo's defenses were the usual...

    Daily Kos