North Korea

North Korea might co-host 2018 Winter Olympic Games

A report by the Washington Post on Wednesday revealed that South Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, could ask its controversial neighbor North Korea to help co-host the famed sporting event come February.  The games are to be held in PyeongChang, which is just 40 miles from the...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:54pm

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

Sleep-deprived Trump revealed truth about visit with North Korea

Speaking to reporters around 4am Tuesday New York time after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a sleepless President Trump said he trusted that Kim would follow through on the agreement he signed to denuclearize (which was a weaker version of agreements Kim had already signed). But if...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:33pm

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

Is Pyeongchang in North Korea?

Pyeongchang — didn't that used to be called Pyongyang? If you've asked yourself that question, you're not alone. To get it out of the way: the answer to the question is PyeongChang in North Korea is hell no. Although they're only three letters apart, Pyeongchang and Pyongyang...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:28pm

Hawaii’s governor delayed in fixing false missile alert because he forgot Twitter pass

On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13, residents were in disarray when Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) mistakenly sent an alert to their phones at 8:07 a.m. warning of a missile threat. The message, which also aired on TV and radio stations across the state, read, "EMERGENCY...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:18am

Ballistic missile nuclear North Korea conspiracy theory says Hawaii warning was real

In the span of four days, the United States and Japan sent out separate warnings of the launching of a ballistic missile, urging citizens to seek shelter.   On Jan. 13 in Hawaii at 8:07 a.m., a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee sent out the following message: "Extreme Alert....

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 9:33am

Know where the closest nuclear fallout shelter is and what to do in case ofan attack

During your elementary school days, you might have practiced what to do in case of a fire, hurricane or tornado, but what about a nuclear attack? While hiding under your desk might be what the nuns told you to do, there are some things you can do to protect yourself if there is an attack on New...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:25am

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

Former president and peanut farmer Jimmy Carter felt the Bern

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter felt the Bern during the Democratic primaries. Carter, a Democrat who served one term as president between 1977 and 1981, revealed he voted for Bernie Sanders over party choice Hillary Clinton during a The New York Times interview with his wife Rosalynn. The...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:07pm

Trump's comment about the 'calm before the storm' has everyone freaking out

While posing for a photo-op with senior military leaders and their spouses on Thursday night, President Donald Trump made an ominous prediction that the gathering could be the “calm before the storm.” “You guys know what this represents?” Trump asked reporters and his...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:51am

Trump told staff to portray him as ‘crazy guy’ to get out of South Korea negotiations

President Trump told his staff to portray him as "crazy" to get him out of a free-trade negotiation with South Korea, Axios reported Sunday. Trump requested the negotiating tactic during a September meeting in the Oval Office with his top trade adviser, Robert Lighthizer, and other White...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:39pm

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

What does DPRK stand for?

If you've ever been momentarily confused after tuning into CNN's coverage of a State Department briefing on DPRK, you're not alone. What does DPRK stand for? It's North Korea. DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name. Wait...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:55pm

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