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North Korea: Kim Jong-un Enjoys Art Show with Official Allegedly Sent to Labor Camp

North Korean state media reported Monday that former senior diplomat Kim Yong-chol had resurfaced at an art event in Pyongyang Sunday, several days after South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo claimed that dictator Kim Jong-un had sentenced him to time in a labor camp over his failed summit with President Donald Trump.

People watch a TV screen showing an image of senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol in a musical performance by the wives of Korean People's Army officers in North Korea during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 3, 2019. A senior …

Report: Kim Jong-un Executed, Imprisoned Team Planning Trump Vietnam Summit

The conservative South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported Friday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un executed senior diplomat Kim Hyok-chol and sentenced two others to prison camps over President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from a summit with Kim Jong-un in February.

A man watches a television news screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul on May 16, 2018. - North Korea threatened on May 16, to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump if Washington seeks to push …

North Korea: ‘Human Defect’ John Bolton Has Mental Deformity

North Korea’s Foreign Affairs Ministry hurled a tirade of personal insults at National Security Adviser John Bolton in remarks published Monday, dismissing his complaints that Pyongyang had violated U.N. Security Council limits on weapons testing by asserting that those limits were “illegal.”

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton joins President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a bilateral meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House April 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. On the 70th anniversary of NATO, Trump and Stoltenberg discussed the trans-Atlantic alliance's successes and its …

Kim Jong-un Tells Putin: Trump Acted ‘in Bad Faith’ at Vietnam Summit

North Korean state media quoted dictator Kim Jong-un on Friday as expressing to Russian President Vladimir Putin his frustration with President Donald Trump, claiming that America acted “in bad faith” when Trump walked out of Kim’s summit with the president in February.

President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Amnesty International: China Again Leads World in Executions

Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday published the 2018 edition of its annual report on the death penalty. The report found a 31 percent decrease in executions compared to 2017, “the lowest number of executions that Amnesty International has recorded in the past decade.”

WENZHOU, CHINA: CHINA OUT Chinese police show of a group of hardcore convicts at a sentencing rally in the east Chinese city of Wenzhou 07 April 2004, where 11 prisoners were later executed for various crimes. Amnesty International has called for a moratorium on the death penalty in China, saying …

U.S. Delivers 6 Patrol Boats to Vietnam amid Thawing Relations

The Trump administration delivered six patrol boats worth $12 million to Vietnam’s Coast Guard, the American embassy in Hanoi announced on Monday, saying the move represents the “deepening cooperation” in law enforcement and humanitarian efforts between the former enemies.

A Metal Shark patrol boat delivered by the U.S. sails in the waters off Khanh Hoa Province in central Vietnam. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi

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)