Kim Jong Un

What's really going on with North Korea's nuclear program?

President Trump left his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claiming victory in his quest to denuclearize the country. In reality, the document Kim signed contained language that had already been agreed to in previous treaties, under which the North Korea's nuclear program continued...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 5:21pm

Why was Dennis Rodman crying during his CNN interview with Chris Cuomo?

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman became emotional during a bizarre CNN interview that aired Monday evening. During the interview, the NBA hall-of-fame player arrived in Singapore ahead of the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Rodman did an interview...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:05pm

Does Kim Jong Un speak English?

As of yesterday, President Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, to discuss the future of the North Korean nuclear program. Further details about the meeting have begun to emerge — increasingly visible North Korean first lady Ri Sol-Ju is...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:23pm

Trump and Kim Jong-Un are the same, Dennis Rodman says

Dennis Rodman, the former Chicago Bulls star and occasional self-styled diplomat to North Korea, says that President Trump and Kim Jong-Un "are pretty much the same people." "They love control," Rodman told Agence France-Presse in Beijing on Tuesday, calling their verbal...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:28pm

North Korea likely to conduct missile test while Trump visits South Korea

North Korea is likely to conduct a missile test next week as President Donald Trump visits nearby China and South Korea and experts are worried Trump’s reaction is all that stands between peace and nuclear war. McClatchy News reporter Anita Kumar said Trump “needs to watch what...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 1:07pm

Democrats want to limit Trump's ability to launch nukes

Democrats are worried President Donald Trump is putting his finger a little too close to the nuclear button and they are looking to require congressional approval before he can call for nuclear or conventional attacks. As Trump’s conflict with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un escalates, three...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:35pm

Unilever KJU products really aren't named after Kim Jong Un

Unilever accidentally named its new soap line after Kim Jong Un, but the cosmetics company said the move was unintentional. The soap and shower gel line called KJU was developed to entice millennials, but it wasn’t until later that someone with the company realized the initials also...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:23pm

Wait, what the heck is a ‘dotard,’ and is it a really bad insult?

You knew it was coming: After President Trump used the (not so original) nickname “Rocket Man” for Kim Jong Un and expressed willingness to “totally destroy” North Korea if needed, Kim Jong Un came back with his own retort, calling Trump a “dotard.” But what is...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:07pm

Trump threatens North Korea again, says it will be 'tested like never before'

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continued on Friday as the two notoriously thin-skinned rulers continued to lob insults and threaten military action. Trump called Kim a “madman” and said he would be “tested like...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00am

Trump's UN speech was nothing but 'the sound of a dog barking' to North Korea

North Korea’s top diplomat compared President Donald Trump’s threats to “totally destroy” his country to the “sound of a dog barking.” In his first address before the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York, Trump made divisive comments about how...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:20pm

North Korea more likely to launch missiles after Trump's UN speech threats: Experts

First, it was “fire and fury.” Then it was the United States will “totally destroy North Korea.” Is President Trump upping his threats to North Korea, without separating the Kim Jong-un regime from the 25 million citizens of the secretive country, and only making a nuclear...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:50pm

Trump definitely didn't coin 'Rocket man' nickname to describe North Korea leader, but somebody did

No, President Donald Trump didn’t coin the Rocket Man nickname for the leader of North Korea —British business magazine The Economist first used the nickname 11 years ago to describe then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un. The cover of the...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:39am

For White House chief of staff John Kelly, the Trump UN speech was a literal facepalm

President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and referred to the rogue nation’s leader as “rocket man” in a speech before the U.N. Generally Assembly on Tuesday morning, causing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to literally facepalm. Trump...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. The test, which experts said appeared to have been a recently...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 9:12pm

Here's what would happen if a nuclear bomb detonated over Midtown Manhattan

As rhetoric on both sides of the world mount, the threat of nuclear holocaust is heavily weighing on minds. CNN reported on Tuesday that it would only take 20 minutes for a nuclear missile to reach Hawaii from North Korea. What about here in New York City? “In general, from what I’ve...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:49pm

If North Korea launches nuclear missile, it could hit Hawaii in 20 minutes: CNN

Twenty minutes. According to experts, if North Korea decided to launch a nuclear bomb, it would take 20 minutes for it to reach Hawaii, CNN reported. It would take about five minutes for the missile to be tracked, and the island state would have 15 minutes to prepare. Hawaii’s preparedness...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:59pm

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:46pm

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a "mystery" and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless." The North's foreign ministry spokesman...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:25pm

North Korea pays for lavish spending, missile program with black-market trade

Flashy cars, luxury ski vacations, state-of-the-art weaponry — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is living a life of luxury, but for millions in his country, blackouts and a lack of adequate food are their way of life. Despite international sanctions so tough they prompted Kim to warn his...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:48pm

A walk through the bromance garden between Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un

Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman recently returned from his fifth visit in four years to North Korea, the country led by his BFF Kim Jong-un. Called "one of the most ferocious rebounders in NBA history” by Metro New York’s sports editor Joe Pantorno, Rodman’s fifth trip...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:53pm