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Trump and Kim Hold Summit in Singapore

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United States President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday (AP). Trump and Kim signed a statement promising to take measures to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, without specifying the intended methods or timeframe (AP). The agreement primarily reinforced existing commitments, stating that the leaders would “build a lasting […]

North Korean Military Tests Far-Reaching Missile

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The North Korean military successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday, marking a major advance in the North’s missile program. The missile, confirmed to be an ICBM by a U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman, hit an altitude of about 2,800 km before landing in the sea 930 km away (Yonhap 1; Reuters). Some experts […]

North Korean Government Releases Comatose U.S. Student

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Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia honors student detained in North Korea 17 months ago, was medically evacuated Tuesday. His release came following the visit of Joseph Yun, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy on North Korea, who demanded his release on “humanitarian grounds” (Reuters). The student was discovered to have been in a coma […]

Japan Preparing for Potential Refugee Influx

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees in case of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese government is drawing up plans for procedures such as protecting foreigners, constructing and operating shelters and screening asylum seekers. The government is also working on a plan […]