By Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Founder and President of Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong -un opens new possibilities. Trump’s critics suggest Trump has given Kim a major concession – the recognition that would come from a fi rst meeting with a U.S. president – in […]
By FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of “medium long-range” ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. A jubilant leader Kim Jong Un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that North Korean weapons could strike […]
PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the “era of strategic patience is over” with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Pence told reporters near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea that President […]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday failed in a missile launch from its eastern coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, but it wasn’t immediately clear what kind of missile was fired. The missile blew up almost immediately, U.S. Pacific Command said, according to The Washington Post. The report added that […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. move to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula. The statement from Pyongyang comes as tensions on the divided peninsula are high because of U.S.-South […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump’s new administration. Details of the launch, including the type of missile, were scant. There was no immediate confirmation from the North, which […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a “Christmas gift.” But GOP, as the group […]
By BRIAN MAHONEY
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea, and bringing a team of former NBA players with him.
Days after returning from his second trip to visit Kim Jong Un — in which he said he became the first foreigner to hold the leader’s newborn daughter — Rodman announced plans Monday to stage two exhibition games in North Korea in January.
The first will be Jan. 8 — Kim’s birthday — with another to follow two days later.
Rodman’s friendship with the autocratic leader has been criticized — and led to a couple of testy exchanges during his Manhattan news conference. But Rodman insists Kim is a good person,…