North Korea says it has tested ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressures on the United States and South Korea amid a stalemated nuclear diplomacy. It didn’t appear to be a nuclear device or […]

Trump revisits wargames with SKorea as NKorea talks stall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that there’s no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could “instantly” relaunch the exercises again and they would be “far bigger than ever before.” Trump made the comment Wednesday in a series of tweets that primarily took […]

White House says North Korea returns remains of US war dead

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday returned the remains of what are believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War, the White House said, with a U.S military plane making a rare trip from a U.S. base in South Korea to a coastal city in the North to retrieve the […]

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea’s ‘gangster’ rebuke, cites progress

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday brushed aside North Korea’s accusation of “gangster-like” demands, maintaining that his third visit to the country was producing results but vowing that sanctions would remain until Pyongyang follows through on leader Kim Jong Un’s pledge to get rid of his nuclear weapons. Pompeo downplayed North […]

Pompeo seeks clarity in denuclearization talks with NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened a second day of talks with senior North Korean officials on Saturday, with both sides saying they need clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. On his third trip to Pyongyang since April and his first since last month’s historic […]

2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said the meeting will discuss ways to carry out an agreement […]

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on […]

US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit

By JOSH LEDERMAN and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. will halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down […]

Golden Hammer Publisher compared Montgomery County Commissioners Court secrecy to North Korea’s dictatorship, presented commemorative photograph to County Judge Doyal

Conroe, June 14 – The Golden Hammer’s Publisher compared the Montgomery County Commissioners Court and the secrecy of County Judge Craig Doyal to the North Korea dictatorship at the Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting. The citizen comment follows: ”There was a striking article in the Sunday Timesthis past weekend in which they pointed out […]

Trump declares via Twitter the NKorea nuclear threat is over

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump declared on Twitter Wednesday that there was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” a bold and questionable claim following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un that produced few guarantees on how and when Pyongyang would disarm. “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now […]