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White House Calls Out Trump's Nuclear Policy Proposal as 'Catastrophic'
The White House has dismissed a recent proposal by GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to give Japan and South Korea nuclear weapons, saying such a position would be "catastrophic" for U.S. policy. "The entire premise of American foreign policy as it relates to nuclear weapons for the last
Terrorism Fears Overshadowing Nuclear Summit in Washington
President Obama and more than 50 world leaders convened in Washington today in an attempt to reach global cooperation on securing nuclear weapons materials. Obama launched the summit nearly six years ago and has made freeing the world of nuclear weapons a theme of his presidency. The gathering of
How the US Could Respond to North Korea's Nuclear Test
North Korea ’s claim today that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb has shifted U.S. policy toward the “Hermit Kingdom” back into the limelight. In remarks alongside South Korean President Park Geun-Hye in the White House in October, President Obama said the United States “will never accept
President Obama Punts on Biden Question, Calls Other Candidates 'Very Fine People'
President Obama today attempted to steer away from a question about whether Vice President Joe Biden should pursue a presidential run, saying Biden will have to decide whether such a move would “make sense.” "The vice president, like every other candidate, makes their own decisions," Obama said in
Why You May Need to Learn Korean to Find Out If Joe Biden Is Running for President
As time ticks down for Vice President Joe Biden to make up his mind on a possible presidential run in 2016, he took some time to laugh off reporters shouting questions at him today. "Are you running for President?" a reporter yelled at Biden walking out of his residence at the Naval Observatory in
The Note: Did The Debate Change Everything (Or Not Much)?
NOTABLES --5 WAYS THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CHANGED THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE. The stage may have been less crowded, but the stakes were just as high. The five candidates on stage Tuesday night for the first Democratic debate -- less than half of the 11 on stage for the most recent Republican
CDC Issues Health Advisory Amid Deadly MERS Outbreak
The U.S. health officials issued an advisory today as the deadly MERS virus outbreak continues in South Korea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the advisory to health care providers in an effort to guard against a similar MERS outbreak in the U.S. The advisory instructs doctors
Mark Lippert Knife Attack as It Unfolded
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea survived a knife attack Thursday morning in the capital, Seoul. Here's how it unfolded: The Attack Shouting "No to war training,” Kim Ki-jong, 55, allegedly lunged at U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert in Seoul with a 10-inch blade at 7:40 a.m. Thursday
High-Ranking North Korean Officials Visit South Korea
North Korea's three officials closest to its leader Kim Jong-un made a surprise visit to South Korea on Saturday, signaling an ease of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The highest level visit in five years was announced by the South's government only an hour before the delegation arrived at
Pope Francis Calls for Korean Peace on Final Day of Trip
Pope Francis completed his five-day trip to South Korea today, urging the two Koreas to reject suspicion, confrontation and competition and unite as “one family, one people.” Emphasizing peace on the Korean peninsula at the Mass of peace and reconciliation at Seoul’s main Myungdong Cathedral, he