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FILE PHOTO - A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission...

Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea, the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties under toughening U.N. sanctions over its weapons program, a customs notice obtained on Thursday showed.

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FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the multiple-rocket...

Commentary: Trump’s Iran decision hurts chance of a North Korea deal

Donald Trump’s undermining of the Iran nuclear deal only shrinks U.S. options for dealing with North Korea. The U.S. president’s decertification of Tehran’s compliance will be well noted in Pyongyang, giving North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a credible excuse for refusing to negotiate with Washington.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets supporters in this undated photo...

Commentary: The least bad way for Trump to deal with North Korea

Donald Trump is just the latest U.S. president in a long list of commanders-in-chief who have failed to find a way to deal with North Korea. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the central goal was preventing North Korean founder Kim Il Sung from redeploying his army south of the 38th parallel. For the last 25 years, however, the focus of U.S. policymakers has been something even more difficult: the denuclearization of the Kim dynasty.

The Wider Image: Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border

Commentary: The downside of banning Americans from North Korea

Sixty-four years after North Korea and the United States signed an armistice to suspend the Korean War, the U.S. State Department has forbidden American citizens from traveling to the hermit state. The notice was put in the federal register on August 2; it becomes effective on Friday.

FILE PHOTO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during the long-range...

Commentary: Understanding Kim Jong Un’s nuclear game plan

On October 3, 1942 – 75 years ago this year – a prototype German V-2 rocket launched from the German military firing range at Peenemunde in the Baltic reached an altitude of 84.5 kilometers (52.5 miles.)It was, by some definitions, the first human-built object in space.