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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un participates in a meeting with the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WorkersÕ Party of Korea
    September 4, 2017  

    North Korea appears to have taken a quantum leap in its missile and nuclear programs, setting off a new test over the weekend that could be capable of threatening the U.S. mainland. The blast also set off a diplomatic fury and more South Korean military exercises. Nick Schifrin gets analysis from Robert Gallucci of Georgetown University and Balbina Hwang of Georgetown University.
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. PICTURE BLURRED AT SOURCE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS1BTNV
    August 15, 2017  

    Fiery rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. seems to be cooling down, if temporarily. While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. is “interested” in dialogue, analysts believe Kim Jong Un’s latest propaganda statement may offer a hint of de-escalation. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports. Continue reading

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017. KCNA/ via REUTERSATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. - RTS15ACG
    August 14, 2017  

    As tensions intensify between the U.S. and North Korea, a provocative new report suggests the engines for its new missiles come from a factory in Ukraine. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin debates the conclusions of the report with Mike Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Continue reading

  • August 10, 2017  

    President Trump doubled down on his threats against North Korea on Thursday, and disparaged a quarter century of U.S. policy for the country. Meanwhile, North Korea announced its plans to launch four intermediate-range missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam and state TV declared the U.S. president reckless. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports. Continue reading

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by KCNA
    August 9, 2017  

    Judy Woodruff talks to former Pentagon official Abraham Denmark and Mike Chinoy of the University of Southern California about the latest threats and counter-threats between Pyongyang and Washington and what options the U.S. has to defuse the situation. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2017  

    The Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles, believed capable of striking the U.S. Former State Department official Wendy Sherman and Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute join Judy Woodruff to discuss the reports and U.S. policy on North Korea. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Trump greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in prior to delivering joint statement at the White House in Washington
    June 30, 2017  

    President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Friday, focusing on a coordinated strategy for confronting rising tensions with North Korea. Moon has long advocated for diplomatic engagement and has delayed the full deployment of the U.S. anti-missile defense system. William Brangham talks to former U.S. diplomat Robert Gallucci about what their meeting means. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, a large explosion was reported at an Ariana Grande concert at an arena in Manchester, England, that police say has led to a number of confirmed fatalities and injuries. Also, President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn invoked his right against self-incrimination and refused to give documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the second earthquake in 24 hours caused major damage and death — this time in Myanmar. The 6.8 quake struck deep underground 20 miles from the country’s former capital of Bagan. Also, an attack at Kabul’s American University of Afghanistan killed at least 1 person and injured 18 more; an explosion was followed by shooting that trapped students and staff inside. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia’s support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached.
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