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Sam Kim

A Timeline of North Korea’s Missile Launches and Nuclear Detonations

The North Korean weapons program now testing U.S. President Donald Trump stretches back decades, when the regime began reverse-engineering Scud missiles acquired from Egypt. International efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear threat were dealt a setback in 2006 with the country’s first successful bomb test, and former leader Kim Jong Il abandoned talks a few years later. His son and successor, Kim Jong Un, has only accelerated the program, testing more sophisticated technology in defiance of int

What’s Behind the Samsung Bribery Allegations: QuickTake Q&A

Samsung’s de facto leader Jay Y. Lee has been ensnared in an influence-peddling scandal that’s transfixed South Korea and reached into the highest ranks of politics and business. A South Korean special prosecutor has indicted Lee on allegations of bribery and embezzlement, an extraordinary step that jeopardizes his ascent to the top of the country’s most powerful corporation. Lee is scheduled to appear for the first time at trial Friday.

Trump’s Options to Deal With North Korean Threat: QuickTake Q&A

In response to recent ballistic missile tests by North Korea, U.S. officials have said that all options, including military ones, are on the table. North Korea fired another missile into the sea April 5, ahead of a meeting in Florida between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. It was just the latest provocation by an isolated nation that is nuclear-armed, committed to developing missiles that can reach the continental U.S., and led by an unpredictable despot. Form

Xi, Abe Miss Opportunity for Talks as China-Japan Tensions Grow

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, standing only a row apart, chose not to speak to each other during a group photo session at a nuclear summit in Washington, highlighting the state of relations between Asia’s two biggest economies.

Lack of Options on North Korea Presses China to Shift Policy

North Korea has thumbed its nose at the world for decades. The question now is whether its pursuit of a hydrogen bomb may have irritated China, its biggest trading partner, enough to pave the way for tougher sanctions at the United Nations.