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In the wake of Kim Jong Un's summit with US President Donald Trump, anti-American souvenirs once sold on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone have disappeared from gift shop shelves, Western tour operators say. Among more generic gifts like ginseng, a North Korean shop on the tourist route to the fortified border between the two Koreas usually sold stamps, postcards and other souvenirs attacking the United States.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Why the North Korea summit mattered even if it was 'mostly a photo op' See Also:Canada could make it... [Read More]
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The U.S. and South Korea have called off upcoming military exercises that were set to occur over the next three months, the Pentagon announced Friday evening. According to the statement, Defense Secretary James Mattis made the decision to "indefinitely suspend select exercises," including the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, which was put on hold earlier this week, along with two Korean Marine Exchange Program training exercises. On Friday, Mattis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford and National Security Adviser John Bolton to discuss how "to implement the results of the Singapore... [Read More]
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The Pentagon announced Friday it has come to an agreement with South Korea to indefinitely suspend two more joint training exercises. The two countries previously announced the suspension of "large-scale" military exercises following President Trump's promise to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to stop "provocative, inappropriate, and expensive" war games. "To support implementing the outcomes of the Singapore Summit, and in coordination with our Republic of Korea ally, Secretary Mattis has indefinitely suspended select exercises" that were scheduled for this summer, said chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White. "This includes suspending Freedom Guardian, along with two... [Read More]
David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (Crown, 2018), on America's vulnerability to cyberattacks by global adversaries. [Read More]
Coming up on today's show: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke (D NY9) asks voters in her district covering Crown Heights and other Central Brooklyn neighborhoods for their support in Tuesday's primary. Then, Adem Bunkeddeko, community organizer challenging Rep. Clarke for the Democratic nomination in NY's 9th Congressional District, makes his case to the primary voters. David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (Crown, 2018), on... [Read More]
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North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday the reunions will take place at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort from Aug. 20 to 26.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Learning to celebrate failure at a young age led to this billionaire's success See Also:Here's what it's like in a Border Patrol facility where employees aren't allowed to touch the detained... [Read More]
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Angelina Jolie recently headed to the Middle East for the United Nations amid her ongoing custody battle with Brad Pitt, but could she have more than helping refugees on her mind? "Brad used to admire Angie's humanitarian work, but is now more suspicious of her true motivations," a source exclusively told RadarOnline.com. "Brad wasn't surprised Read More... [Read More]
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President Trump's decision to call of an annual joint military exercise with South Korea has led some analysts to question if outreach to Kim signals a US retreat from the region. [Read More]
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Recent U.S. war games have shown that decision makers are surprisingly reluctant to use cyber weapons during a crisis scenario that escalates into armed conflict. Why? [Read More]
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Wargaming announced today that its free-to-play online game World of Warships is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019. World of Warships launched for PC in 2015. It has two teams of player-controlled ships armed with torpedoes and cannons fighting in large battles. Wargaming specializes in these online vehicle-based war games. It ... [Read More]
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U.S. commanders are reorganizing major exercises in Europe in a move expected to bring more large drills into the southern part of the Continent, where U.S. European Command is expanding resources even as the military has curtailed war games in South Korea. [Read More]
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South Korea's foreign minister warned on Wednesday that the suspension of war games with the United States is "not irreversible" as she urged the North to take concrete action toward abandoning its nuclear weapons program. [Read More]
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South Korea and the United States have agreed to delay their joint military exercise — a move seen by many as a concession to North Korea in exchange for denuclearization. by Warren Mass... [Read More]
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in China. Again. Kim arrived on Tuesday for his third visit to China in the span of three months, meeting with President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing. The visit comes a week after President Donald Trump met with Kim in Singapore and a day after the United States confirmed it will cancel what Trump called "war games" with South Korea scheduled for August. News of Kim's trip came just hours after Trump threatened China with tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods.... [Read More]
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U.S. and South Korean defense officials formally suspended a major joint military exercise in hopes of advancing nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the drills, infuriating North Korea, analysts say. The cancellation, abruptly decided by President Trump at his summit last week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was formally announced by the Pentagon on Monday. South Korea's Defense Ministry... [Read More]
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The U.S. and South Korea have canceled joint military exercises on the Korean Peninsula scheduled for August, a week after President Trump vowed to end the United States' "provocative war games" during his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-un is traveling to China to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his third trip to China so far this year. Meanwhile, President Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods, escalating the threat of a trade war between the U.S. and China and sending stock markets tumbling. [Read More]
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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The visit comes a week after President Donald Trump met with Kim in Singapore and a day after the United States confirmed it will cancel what Trump called "war games" with South Korea s…... [Read More]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in China on Tuesday for a two-day visit, his third trip since March. Kim is expected to brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his recent summit with President Trump. Kim and Trump agreed to work together toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Trump also offered to guarantee the security of the North Korean regime and promised to end "war games" with South Korea, which both North Korea and China have criticized as provocative. The long-reclusive Kim also is expected to use the clout he gained from his meeting with Trump to... [Read More]
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South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off major joint military drills, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally. Shortly after the U.S. and South Korean militaries formally announced the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August had been called off, Seoul's Defense Ministry said the decision was necessary to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea. "South Korea and the U.S. made the decision as we believe this will contribute to maintaining such... [Read More]
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