Trump, who has exchanged a series of threats and insults with the Pyongyang regime since previous year, tweeted late Tuesday that he, too, has a "nuclear button" that is "much bigger and more powerful" than the one North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has.
Moon and Trump had a telephone conversation for about 30 minutes earlier in the day, discussing issues of mutual concern relating to the possible inter-Korean talks created by taking the opportunity for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the Blue House, the presidential palace.
Then, after most Americans headed to bed on Tuesday, with many wondering if the president might drag us into war via tweet, we learned of a major shift in relations between the two Koreas.
North and South Korea yesterday reopened a cross-border hotline that had been shut down since 2016, forging ahead with peace overtures despite taunts from US President Donald Trump, who said he has a "much bigger" nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES
This marks the first time in five years that he has missed the show and would have been his first appearance as Chairman. Pai has been widely criticized after his FCC voted to roll back net neutrality legislation that protected consumers.
China's Commerce Ministry said it would limit exports of crude oil, refined oil products, steel and other metals to North Korea, in line with tough new sanctions imposed by the United Nations. They said they were awaiting a possible second call from the North, which may pave the way for official talks in the coming days.
Kim said he has a "nuclear button" on his office desk and warned that "the whole territory of the U.S.is within the range of our nuclear strike". Park was responding to Kim launching a satellite into space and claiming to have tested a hydrogen bomb. In this context, any diplomatic progress may come as a relief, but Kim's motives remain unclear.
South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in has supported Trump's pressure campaign against North Korea, but he's less confrontational than the USA president and favors dialogue to ease the North's nuclear threats.
US Department of State spokesman Heather Nauert also said that Kim "may be trying to drive a wedge of some sort between the two nations - between our nation and [South Korea]". He may think that if he improves relations with his neighbor, Seoul with push the USA toward détente. At the very least, pretending that it wants to negotiate a peaceful resolution may give the North time to flawless its missiles and become an official nuclear-weapons state.
In proposing "sincere efforts for a détente", Kim urged the Moon administration to "discontinue all the nuclear war drills they stage with outside forces", a clear reference to annual U.S. -ROK military exercises conducted in both March and August.
The clear objective of Kim's dialogue offer to Moon Jae-in is to test South Korean willingness to trade short-term South Korean interests in peace and stability around next month's Olympics for longer-term economic and security concessions.
Still, some suggested that reestablishing contact between the two Koreas is a step in the right direction, for all involved.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the US would keep "maximum pressure" on North Korea to give up its nukes.
Look! Up in the sky! It's a Supermoon!
That is the point in the moon's elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth and it makes for a pretty spectacular sight. There will also be a total eclipse of the moon then, making the January 31 moon a super blue moon eclipse.
It does seem more promising than trying to top whatever insane thing Kim says, in 240 characters or less.
None of the injuries are life-threatening, officials said . "Our units arrived and were immediately faced with heavy fire". Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the "worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century".
The HSE has revealed a number of people have died from the flu as cases of the strong "Aussie" strain doubled in just one week. It is working with NHS England to put measures in place to manage potential increases in flu activity.
The U.S. accepting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will show the U.S. will not back down to blackmail from terrorists. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would not accept any United States peace plan in the wake of Mr Trump's move.
That's because today Amazon introduced built-in cooking controls for cooking appliances into the Alexa smart home API. This means, of course, you can expect the June oven to work with Alexa's cooking capabilities sometime in 2018.
Hatch's retirement opens the door for Republican Mitt Romney to run for his seat, as has been rumoured in recent weeks. Many have speculated that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be interested in running for this Senate seat.
Essentially, it gives developers a simple workflow when they need to iterate or push their apps to GitHub, GitLab or BitBucket. Companies are already generating substantial revenue, and even more wondrous products are in the pipeline.
Coffee cup producers and distributors have not taken action to rectify this and government has sat on its hands. Disposable coffee cups can be tricky to recycle because most are made with a combination of paper and plastic.
No flights could take off from Delhi's IGI for almost four hours between 7.30 am and 11.05 am, according to an airport official. Visibility at the airport fell to as low as 50 metres on the morning of New Year's Eve, with flight schedules going haywire.
The season finale was watched by 16.5 million viewers, including people who watched the episode as it aired and night-of streams. An announcement from USA premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018.
WTI prices were further boosted by an EIA report of a 4.6 million barrel weekly drop in USA commercial crude storage levels. Iranian oil industry and shipping sources said protests have had no impact on oil production or exports so far.
China's manufacturing sector continued to expand in December, pointing to economic resilience in the country's factory sector. China's slowdown means that for the rest of Asia, the pace of rate increases is unlikely to match that of the U.S.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads first All-Star vote returns
Through 38 games, the two-time All-Star MVP is averaging 27.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists per game. The captains will be the All-Star starters from each conference who receive the most fan votes in respective conferences.
Pregnant Khloe Kardashian shares wedding plans
Khloe Kardashian insists she is in no rush to marry Tristan Thompson , though they have spoken about the possibility of marriage. Khloé is 6 months pregnant and looking better than ever, joking with Renee that her glow is "just ferocious highlighter".
Daughter of police victim dies from brain damage
Erica Garner , who became a well-known activist after her father, Eric Garner , died in police custody, has died at the age of 27. With former president Obama, Garner criticized his reactions to her father's death and the slow pace of the DOJ investigation.
Bills end 17-year playoff drought with win and help
In a nutshell: In their first meeting with the Dolphins two weeks ago, a fast start on offense helped carry the Bills to victory. Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties were called against both teams. -Tyrod Taylor went 19-27 for 204 yards and a touchdown.
New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks
People around the world are celebrating and congratulating New Year by sending magazines to each other. To welcome the new year in Mumbai, the city's historic buildings are decorated with colorful lights.