World International Affairs North Korea As President Donald Trump arrives in Hanoi, Vietnam, for a second summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, Human Rights Organizations are highlighting the gruesome abuses carried out by the regime in Pyongyang. Trump has played up the importance of his personal relationship with Kim as he looks to strike a deal whereby North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for the removal of economic sanctions. However, human rights groups have attacked his cosy relationship with the dictator in the face of flagrant human rights abuses, as any commitment to pressing Pyongyang on issues of widespread political executions, its use of death camps and the starvation of its people lie far from the negotiating table. “It’s shocking that President Donald Trump either refuses to understand or doesn’t care about these rights abuses but what’s even worse is Trump’s absurd claim that Kim is somehow good for the North … [Read more...] about Flamethrower Execution, Death Camps and Famine: North Korea’s Gruesome Human Rights Abuses
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Dake Kang, Associated Press Updated 3:47 am PST, Sunday, February 24, 2019 In this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, photo, a train similar to ones seen during previous visits to China by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leaves Dandong Station in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Kim was on a train Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, to Vietnam for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media confirmed. (Madoka Ikegami/Kyodo News via AP) less In this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, photo, a train similar to ones seen during previous visits to China by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leaves Dandong Station in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Kim was ... more Photo: Madoka Ikegami, AP Photo: Madoka Ikegami, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this Saturday, Feb. 23, … [Read more...] about In Chinese border city, locals hope North Korea opens up
Feb 07, 4:57 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 02/08/18 AT 7:12 AM On the eve of South Korea's Winter Olympics, North Korea put up a display of military might at its historic Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday to mark the formation of Korean People’s Army by former leader of the nation, Kim Il Sung.This year’s parade, which was smaller and more private than last year’s equivalent, was attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife, Ri Sol Ju. The event started at 10 a.m. local time (8:30 p.m. EST Wednesday), around the same time as the North Korean delegation was welcomed in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics, CNN reported. Adressing the people of his country from the balcony at the parade, Kim said: "As long as imperialism is present on the Earth and US's hostile policy against North Korea continues, the mission of the Korea People's … [Read more...] about North Korea Military Parade: What Missiles Were On Display?
Dec. 24 (UPI) — A federal judge in Washington D.C., ordered North Korea to pay $500 million in damages to the family of an Ohio student for the wrongful death of their son.U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued a default judgement Monday ordering North Korea to pay $450 million in punitive damages to the estate of Otto Warmbier and his parents Fred Warmbier and Cynthia after he died following 17 months of captivity. The remainder of the payments were to cover pain and suffering, economic losses and medical costs. “North Korea is liable for the torture, hostage taking, and extrajudicial killing of Otto Warmbier,” Howell wrote. Warmbier’s parents announced his death on June 19, 2017, after he was released in what physicians called a comatose medical state of “unresponsive wakefulness” after nearly a year and half in captivity in North Korea. Warmbier, a student at the University of West Virginia, was arrested at the end of a trip to North Korea in … [Read more...] about Judge orders North Korea to pay $500M for wrongful death of Otto Warmbier
The stranger-than-sitcom American presidency opened 2018 with a big tease about mutual nuclear destruction from two leaders who then found "love" not war. It seems President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un were just playing hard to get. The presidency ends the year saturated in tumult, with the government in partial shutdown and Trump tweeting a video of himself warbling a parody of the theme song from "Green Acres," a television sitcom from the 1960s, to mark his signing of a farm bill. Throw in a beer-loving and very angry Supreme Court nominee, an unhappy departing defense secretary, Trump's parallel universe of facts and his zillion tweets, and you can see that the president's world this year was touched by the weird, the traumatic and the fantastical — also known as WTF. There was no holding back the self-described "very stable genius" with the "very, very large brain." The U.S. government entered a partial shutdown after Congress failed to reach agreement on a … [Read more...] about North Korea, Kavanaugh, All Those Trump Tweets and More in 2018