Indonesian Woman Charged with Murder of Kim Jong-un’s Brother Is Suddenly Released

The case against Siti Aisyah, one of the two women charged with murdering North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother with a chemical weapon in February 2017, was suddenly released and sent home to Indonesia on Monday. Aisyah has been jailed in Malaysia for the past two years as the prosecution moved forward.

Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C) smiles while leaving the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 after her trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. - An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating …

U.S. Demands North Korea Give Up All Nuclear Weapons Before Sanctions Relief

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration this week expressed dismay over reports of new activity at North Korean long-range rocket site and research center allegedly used to build long-range missiles capable of targeting the United States mainland, demanding that dictator Kim Jong-Un destroy all its nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons before receiving any sanctions relief.

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Report: U.S. to Halt Large-Scale Military Exercises with South Korea

Two U.S. defense officials told NBC News on Friday that Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, the two annual large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea, will no longer be held. President Donald Trump has complained about the high cost of the exercises and reportedly believes ending them will reduce tensions with North Korea.

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Zumwalt: The Secret U.S.-North Korea Engagement in Vietnam

While the summit meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump ended with no deal being made on Pyongyang’s de-nuclearization, it was not the first time Americans were engaged by North Koreans in Vietnam – the Americans just did not know it.

A US pilot touches up the number on a McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom jet aboard the aircraft carrier Constellation, which is patrolling the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)

Zumwalt: The Greatest Threat to the Trump/Kim Summit

With the second summit on February 27-28 between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un – this time in Vietnam – the question to be asked is: Who holds the high ground when the two leaders negotiate the issue of Pyongyang terminating its nuclear and missile programs?

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‘Business as Usual’ at North Korea’s Primary Nuclear Weapons Reactor

Judging by satellite images of the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, North Korea’s primary reactor for creating weapons-grade nuclear material might be up and running. There is clearly activity at the plant, although skeptical analysts say it is difficult to ascertain precisely what the reactor is doing without a ground-level inspection.

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North Korea, U.S. Not Set on Trump-Kim Summit Topics One Week Out

An unnamed diplomatic source revealed to South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo on Wednesday that, despite being a week away from the event, the U.S. and North Korea have not confirmed a discussion agenda for the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Satellite Photos Capture Another Undeclared North Korean Missile Base

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank based in Washington, DC, published another report on Friday describing a missile base in North Korea whose existence has not been officially disclosed by the government. A previous CSIS report claimed North Korea operates about 20 undisclosed missile bases.

UN experts say North Korea shielding missiles at airports

North Korea Predicts ‘Major Breakthrough’ at Second Trump-Kim Summit

An article at a North Korean government propaganda site predicted a “major breakthrough” in upcoming talks between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, shortly before the official state newspaper urged North Koreans to “tighten [their] shoe strings” to prepare for national changes.

N. Korea faces 'historic turning point', says state media ahead of summit