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  • N. Korean Defector's Association, "Proposed Kim Jong-nam to Head the Government-in-exile...but

    02/21/2017 1:46:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2017.02.21 | Yoo Ji-han
    /begin translation N. Korean Defector's Association, "Proposed Kim Jong-nam to Head the Government-in-exile...but He Opposed Third Generation Hereditary Rule" Yoo Ji-han 2017.02.21 Representatives from defector's organizations both inside and outside S. Korea proposed Kim Jong-nam to be a head of N. Korean government-in-exile, but he refused, arguing, "That is another third generation hereditary rule." In an interview with Donga-ilbo on Feb. 19(local time,) Kim Ju-il, the Secretary-general of International North Korean Defector's Association based in UK, said, "I have been in contact with Kim Jong-nam for last year and a half, asking him to head the government-in-exile." According to the...
  • Kim Jong Nam's death: Body has no puncture wounds

    02/21/2017 1:49:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/21/2017 | By Joshua Berlinger and Kocha Olarn
    <p>Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)Kim Jong Nam didn't have a heart attack and the medics who conducted his autopsy found no obvious puncture marks or wounds, a top Malaysian health official said Tuesday, compounding the mystery over the North Korean's death.</p>
  • Kim Jong-nam Allegedly Met N. Korean Agents (translated version)

    02/15/2017 6:56:53 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2017-02-15 | Moon Sung-hui
    /begin my excerpt Kim Jong-nam Allegedly Met N. Korean Agents Seoul - Moon Sung-hui 2017-02-15 Anchor: Before his assassination in Feb. 13, Kim Jong-nam allegedly had met N. Korean diplomats three times in S. East Asia between January and early February of this year. A report by Moon Sung-hui: Attentions are drawn to sources on (N. Korea) related affairs who allege that Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of Chairman Kim Jong-un, met N. Korean diplomats before his assassination. The sources also mentioned that N. Korean diplomats personally delivered to him a letter from Kim Jong-un. On Feb. 3, (our) source, a N....
  • Why the killing of Kim Jong Unís brother is a terrifying sign

    02/15/2017 2:29:56 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies ^ | 02/15/2017 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The assassination of Kim Jong Unís half-brother is another sign that North Koreaís ruthless leader has grown increasingly ďdesperateĒ ó and the killing could have disastrous, destabilizing consequences, experts told The Post. Kim Jong Nam ó the elder, exiled son of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il ó was poisoned by two female assassins at a Malaysian airport Monday, and all indications are that Kim Jong Un ordered the killing. If indeed proven to be true, the assassination was an ďespecially heinous actĒ in a society where the legitimacy of the regime is determined by bloodlines, according to Gordon...
  • Is Death of Kim Jong Nam the Beginning of the End for North Korea?

    02/15/2017 1:12:23 PM PST · by OddLane · 9 replies
    New York Observer ^ | February 15 ,2017 | Michael Malice
    This weekend saw wall-to-wall coverage of North Koreaís missile testing. But today the most important news in years came out of the DPRK, and the Western media is largely silent. This speaks to just how poorly understood North Korea remains, despite both increasing international scrutiny and an ever-growing body of information escaping from the country. Kim Jong Ilís son, Kim Jong Nam, was found dead in Malaysia, reportedly murdered. There is perhaps no greater sign possible of the instability of the current DPRK regime. In fact, it was Jong Nam who was first groomed to succeed the Dear Leader. By...
  • Potential successor to Kim Jong-un assassinated by poison needle while in exile overseas

    02/14/2017 10:55:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Kim Jong-un may be obese, but he is no fool when it comes to guarding his flank.† You just can't be too careful when watching your back if you are a murderous dictator. †He believes in killing off any possible rivals before they can act against him. †He already had an uncle executed, and now a potential rival, the actual firstborn child of his father, has been executed in exile. ZeroHedge†reports: Just two days after North Korea embarrassed both the US and Japan by test-firing a new, nuclear-capable ICBM with a 2000 mile range, with neither Trump nor Abe...
  • Uh-oh. Looks like Bowl Cut Jr. just assassinated his half-brother

    02/14/2017 9:45:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Robert Laurie
    Erratic escalation? Kim Jong-Un is often said to be a sadistic monster, and his propensity for creative, painful, and brutal executions In an attack that sounds like something out of a Bond movie, the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia. The method? Two female killers carrying either poison needles or a mysterious spray aerosol.
  • N. Korean leader's half-brother killed in Malaysia: source (Kim Jong-nam)

    02/14/2017 4:15:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/14
    N. Korean leader's half-brother killed in Malaysia: source SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother has been killed in Malaysia, a government source said Tuesday. Kim Jong-nam was assassinated on Monday in Malaysia, the source said without revealing details. Cable TV broadcaster TV Chosun reported that Kim was killed at an airport in Malaysia after being attacked by two unidentified female agents with "poisoned needles." The suspects fled the scene and Malaysian police suspected North Korea was behind the killing. If confirmed, Kim's case would mark the most high-profile death under the Kim Jong-un regime since...
  • N. Korea: Power Struggles Continue as Kim Jong-un Ousts Spy Chief

    02/09/2017 5:49:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | February 06, 2017 | Kim Myong-song
    Power Struggles Continue as Kim Jong-un Ousts Spy Chief February 06, 2017 12:25 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sacked the chief of his secret services amid ongoing power struggles in the reclusive country. The Unification Ministry on Friday said the North's State Security Minister Kim Won-hong was dismissed in mid-January on charges of corruption and abuse of power. He was demoted from a four-star to a one-star general. Several vice ministers appear to have been executed. Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said Kim is still under "intense" investigation. Kim Jong-un unprecedentedly admitted "shortcomings" as a leader in his New...
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un dismisses security chief instead of killing him in latest purge

    02/03/2017 2:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/03/2017 | JESSICA SCHROEDER
    Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Jong Un fired minister of state security Kim Won Hong instead of sending him out to the firing squad in his latest purge. Won Hung was dismissed from his position with secret police ďbowibuĒ for apparent charges of ďcorruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses,Ē South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said in a press conference. ďThere is always a possibility that purges continue as part of constantly strengthening power,Ē Joon-he said, while adding Won Hung could face more severe punishment ó such as execution ó if the outcome of...
  • North Korea to Obama: Focus on moving, not human rights record

    01/17/2017 2:32:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | January 17, 2017 | Euan McKirdy
    North Korea to Obama: Focus on moving, not human rights record Euan McKirdy January 17, 2017 (CNN)North Korea has said President Barack Obama should concentrate on packing rather than focusing on the reclusive nation's human rights record. State-owned North Korean press agency KCNA slammed additional sanctions filed by the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), calling the move a "hostile policy" and the "last-ditch efforts" of an administration "whose days are numbered."
  • US imposes sanctions on N. Korea leader's sister over human rights violations

    01/14/2017 5:14:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2017-01-12
    US imposes sanctions on N. Korea leader's sister over human rights violations 2017-01-12 US imposes sanctions on N. Korea leader's sister over human rights violations The United States imposed sanctions on the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday for her links to human rights violations in the communist nation. Kim Yo-jong, the leader's younger sister and vice director of the Workers Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department, was among seven North Korean officials and two agencies that the State Department blacklisted for their roles in the regime's human rights violations. It was the second time the U.S. has...
  • US would shoot down North Korean ballistic missile test if it threatens territory, allies, (tr)

    01/09/2017 2:16:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2017/01/08
    US would shoot down North Korean ballistic missile test if it threatens territory, allies, Carter says North Korea's nuclear weapons capabilities and ballistic missile defense programs constitute a "serious threat" to the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday. The United States is prepared to shoot down a North Korean missile launch or test "if it were coming towards our territory or the territory of our friends and allies," Carter said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." North Korea declared on Sunday it can test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time from any location set...
  • Trump Responds to Kim Jong-unís ICBM Threat: ĎIt Wonít Happen!í

    01/02/2017 8:27:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2017 | 9:51 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A pledge by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to advance efforts this year to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile received a blunt Twitter slap down Monday from President-elect Donald Trump: ďIt wonít happen!Ē ďNorth Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S.,Ē Trump tweeted. ďIt wonít happen!Ē In a subsequent post, the president-elect criticized China ó North Koreaís closest ally and biggest trading partner ó for not doing enough to rein in its unstable neighbor. ďChina has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth...
  • [N. Korea](3rd LD) N.K. in final stage of preparations to launch ICBM: leader

    01/01/2017 4:48:53 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/01/01 | Kim Soo-yeon
    (3rd LD) N.K. in final stage of preparations to launch ICBM: leader 2017/01/01 17:38 By Kim Soo-yeon SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is in the final stage of preparing to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the country's leader said Sunday, in the latest sign that Pyongyang will not abandon its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea "soared as a nuclear and military power," boosted by the success of the country's two nuclear tests last year, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in his verbal New Year's speech broadcast by the state-run TV station. "We were actively engaged...
  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong-un seeks to complete nuke development by 2017: N.K. diplomat

    12/27/2016 4:47:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/12/27
    Kim Jong-un seeks to complete nuke development by 2017: N.K. diplomat 2016/12/27 18:51 SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is determined to complete development of nuclear weapons by the end of 2017 and has no plans to give up the country's nukes even if he is offered huge sums of money, a high-profile North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea said Tuesday. Kim is "racing ahead with nuclear development after setting up a plan to develop it (nuclear weapons) at all costs by the end of 2017," Thae Yong-ho, formerly No. 2 at the...
  • North Korea Says US Should Expect ĎImminent Warí Over Sanctions

    12/22/2016 9:48:53 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller news Foundation ^ | December 22, 2016 | Ryan Pickrell
    ďThe latest UNSC Ďresolution on sanctionsí has created the danger of imminent war on the Korean Peninsula, as there are no judicial and institutional mechanisms to avert a war and armed conflicts and the Ďresolutioní is as good as a declaration of war,Ē the North Korean foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday, according to Yonhap News Agency. ďThe U.S. and other countries involved in adopting the Ďresolution on sanctionsí will have to be wholly responsible for the ensuing consequences.Ē . . . ďThe DPRK is building the most powerful country in the world on the basis of the self-defensive...
  • N. Korean leader using group photos to show off his hold on power: observers

    12/18/2016 3:35:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/12/18
    N. Korean leader using group photos to show off his hold on power: observers 2016/12/18 09:03 SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is using the group photos he takes on his field inspections to show off his hold on power, Pyongyang watchers in Seoul said Sunday. The observation was made by checking the North's media and related data collected by Seoul's unification ministry, which revealed Kim taking pictures on 20 of the 25 publicized visits he has made since Sept. 30. This is a departure from his usual practice of engaging in group picture sessions only...
  • Kim Jong Un wakes up from blackout, wonders why everybody is crying

    12/14/2016 2:23:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Kim Jong Un is not a happy drunk. The ruthless North Korean dictator had overindulged on spirits this September when he ordered several top military vets to write apology and self-criticism letters, according to a Japanese media report. ďThat none of you were able to produce not even one military satellite is a misconduct that is commensurate to treason,Ē the sauced despot allegedly told his countryís top military brass during an all-night reprimand. But the next morning, the tyrant was no longer inebriated and asked why the elderly officials were at his villa, apparently having no memory of his tanked-up...
  • N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report

    12/07/2016 8:01:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/12/08
    N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is building another runway exclusively for its leader Kim Jong-un in the North's South Pyongan Province, a U.S.-based broadcaster said Thursday. Curtis Melvin, a researcher at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that the 870-meter-long airstrip in Unsan County, the eighth one for Kim, is located near a cement plant, mine and new industrial complex being built. The location of the airstrip strengthens the belief that it will be used for Kim's field inspections of industrial facilities,...
  • JUST IN: Trump Receives Letter from Kim Jong-Un Demanding End to ĎHostile Nuclear Threatsí

    11/23/2016 1:36:23 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Young Cons ^ | November 22, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had one of his indentured servants write a nine-page paper to President-elect Donald Trump. That‚Äôs the way I see it happening, anyways. What does Lil‚Äô Kim want?Demanding an end to ‚Äėhostile nuclear threats‚Äô from the U.S. Classic, Kim. From Fox News: Cheeky North Korea has sent a nine-page letter to the U.S. demanding it stops the ¬Ďhostile nuclear threats¬í towards the rogue state and its despotic leader.The missive sets out what it now expects from American and is being seen by many in Washington as a direct message to new President-elect Donald Trump.North Korea...
  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong-un orders full probe into Musudan missiles launches

    10/28/2016 10:18:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/10/28
    Kim Jong-un orders full probe into Musudan missiles launches 2016/10/28 SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered a special investigation team to conduct a full-fledged probe into the causes of the failure of recent intermediate-range missiles launches, a North Korean defectors group claimed Friday. "Kim has instructed the special investigation team to implement a probe into the national defense sector starting on Nov. 1 to make the causes for the launch failures clear," said Kim Heung-kwang, a North Korean defector and executive director of Seoul-based dissidents' group North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity, in a press conference....
  • N. Korea warns use of nukes on first strike

    10/17/2016 4:43:47 PM PDT · by Mariner · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17th, 2016 | By L. Todd Wood
    North Korea, angered by what it says are increasingly ďaggressiveĒ exercises in the South in conjunction with U.S. forces, said it will strike first with nuclear weapons if it feels threatened. North Korea also stated it will continue nuclear tests after its recent, 5th nuclear event and will continue ballistic missile testing. The North has launched over 20 ballistic missile shots in recent months as it strives to increase its ability to deliver payload on target. ďThe US has nuclear weapons off our coast, targeting our country, our capital and our dear leader, Kim Jong Un. We will not step...
  • N. Korea lambasts Russel for his 'immediately die' comment

    10/15/2016 8:01:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/10/15
    N. Korea lambasts Russel for his 'immediately die' comment 2016/10/15 20:37 SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Saturday vehemently shot back at a comment made by a top U.S. official on East Asia. In a statement from the Foreign Ministry, reported by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) on Saturday evening, Pyongyang called Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Russel's comment "hurting the dignity" of its leader and threatened to pay it back. Previously, Russel told U.S. defense reporters "Put yourself in Kim Jong-un's place. That is not a good place to be. Perhaps he's got an enhanced...
  • Russel Warns N. Korean Nuclear Capability to Kill Leader Kim

    10/13/2016 5:56:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    KBS ^ | 2016-10-14
    Russel Warns N. Korean Nuclear Capability to Kill Leader Kim Anchor: Amid North Korea's continuous pursuit of advancing its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international demands, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel has warned that having the capability to launch a nuclear attack could mean the immediate death of leader Kim Jong-un. In some of his strongest words made against the regime yet, Russel argued that Pyongyang's nuclear program has only diminished the security of North Korea. Mina Cha has more. Report: The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia has warned that...
  • Did North Korea abduct missing U.S. student David Sneddon?

    09/06/2016 10:32:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | September 2, 2016 | KJ Kwon and Ben Westcott
    Did North Korea abduct missing U.S. student David Sneddon? By KJ Kwon and Ben Westcott, CNN ÔĄĺUpdated 2223 GMT (0623 HKT) September 2, 2016 (CNN) ¬ó If true, it could be one of the most astonishing stories to ever emerge from North Korea. A media report on Friday repeated claims that a 24-year-old American man was kidnapped in China in 2004 and taken to Pyongyang to work as an English tutor for current leader Kim Jong Un. However, the US State Department says there is no evidence to confirm reports that missionary David Sneddon was seized while hiking in China's...
  • N Korea 'fires missile from submarine'

    08/23/2016 2:45:52 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | August 23, 2016
    North Korea fires submarine-based ballistic missile, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version
  • North Korean diplomat defects

    08/17/2016 8:24:44 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies ^ | August 17, 2016 | Gul Tuysuz and KJ Kwon
    Seoul (CNN)A senior North Korean diplomat, along with his wife and children, has defected and reached safety in South Korea, making it the highest-level diplomatic defection from the Pyongyang regime in history. Thae Yong Ho, the deputy ambassador of the North Korean embassy in the UK, is under government protection, Jeong Joo-hee, a spokesman for the South Korean Unification Ministry, told reporters Wednesday.
  • North Korea 'feeding workers crystal meth' to speed up skyscraper project

    North Korea 'feeding workers crystal meth' to speed up skyscraper project By James Rothwell 10 August 2016 ē 10:42am North Korean workers are being given a methamphetamine-based drug in the hope it will speed up a major construction project, according to reports. Project managers in the city's capital of Pyongyang are said to be under so much pressure to finish the job on time that they have resorted to openly providing builders with the drug. Nicknamed "ice," it is a form of the powerful stimulant methamphetamine, which is also known as crystal meth. When snorted or inhaled, crystal meth gives...
  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    07/28/2016 8:43:14 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28 2016 | By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ó North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing. The United States and South...
  • North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles Ė S. Korea military

    07/18/2016 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 18, 2016
    Pyongyang launched three missiles Tuesday morning in the latest in a set of controversial ballistic tests, according to South Koreaís military, which claimed the projectiles had a range of up to 600 kilometers (360 miles). The three missiles were launched from the Northís east coast into the sea at between 5:45am and 6:20am local time. The missiles, presumed to be Scud-types, have enough range to reach all of South Korea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, adding that South Korea's military is keeping a close eye on the developments. #BREAKING North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, says South...
  • Increased activity monitored at N. Korea nuke test site: allies

    07/17/2016 1:26:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/07/17
    Increased activity monitored at N. Korea nuke test site: allies 2016/07/17 14:10 SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean and U.S. intelligence sources on Sunday said they have detected increased activity at the North Korean nuclear test site in Punggye-ri and have beefed up surveillance. The allies said there has been an increase in activity particularly after Seoul and Washington on July 8 announced they planned to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea. "There has been a noticeable increase in truck and personnel movement around the site in Kilju county," said an insider, who...
  • Trumpís favorite dictators: In reviled tyrants, GOP nominee finds traits to praise

    07/07/2016 5:48:12 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jose De Real
    Donald Trumpís regular praise for authoritarian governments and dictators has come under fresh scrutiny this week following his latest laudatory comments about the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, whose human rights abuses and support for international terrorism made him a top enemy of the United States for decades. ďHe was a bad guy, really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good,Ē Trump said during a campaign event in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday evening. ďThey didnít read them the rights ó they didnít talk, they were a terrorist, it was over. Today,...
  • [N. Korea]Bingeing Kim Jong-Un piling on the pounds: Seoul's spies

    07/01/2016 4:38:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Jul 01, 2016
    Bingeing Kim Jong-Un piling on the pounds: Seoul's spies Posted 01 Jul 2016 18:36 Updated 01 Jul 2016 18:40 SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has piled on around 40 kilos (90 pounds) since he took power four years ago, bingeing on food and drink, South Korea's spy agency said Friday (Jul 1). The young leader is also suffering from insomnia and is paranoid about his personal safety, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) reported to a parliamentary committee behind closed doors. When he took over from his late father in 2012, Kim's weight was believed to be 90 kilograms. He...
  • N. Korea: Happy Kim Jong-un after Missile Launch (Photos)

    06/23/2016 4:57:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/06/23
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  • [N. Korea] Seoul denies rumor on NK leader's suicide-bomb death

    06/17/2016 7:07:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2016-06-17 | Choi Sung-jin
    Seoul denies rumor on NK leader's suicide-bomb death By Choi Sung-jin The Defense Ministry denied a rumor Friday that a suicide bomber has killed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A foreign Internet site spread the rumor. "As far as we know, that is not true," a ministry spokesman said during a press briefing. "The intelligence authorities believe the rumor has low credibility." Asked whether Kim is alive, the official said: "We presume so." A Unification Ministry official also said, "You can judge it by comments about the reliability of the Internet media company (the East Asia Tribune)," presuming it has...
  • Exclusive: North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs - U.S. official

    06/08/2016 10:34:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | 06/08/2016
    North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions. The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had "indications" that Pyongyang has reactivated a plant to recover plutonium from spent reactor fuel at Yongbyon, its main nuclear complex. The latest developments suggest North Korea's reclusive regime is working to ensure a steady supply of materials for its drive to build warheads, despite tightened international sanctions after its fourth nuclear test in January....
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Facebook clone launched in North Korea

    05/30/2016 6:37:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 27, 2016 | Hope King
    Facebook clone launched in North Korea by Hope King @lisahopeking May 27, 2016: 5:53 PM ET If you think Facebook's gotten a little too big and you miss the intimacy of a smaller social network, maybe give North Korea's version a try. Go to and you'll find a very familiar looking website. It's called "Best Korea's Social Network" and the homepage has a thin blue banner at the top with a search field for "people, #hashtags, !groups." After you register for an account, you can upload a cover photo and profile picture, find friends and message them, post a...
  • The secret life of Kim Jong Unís aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998

    05/28/2016 3:16:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 27, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    The secret life of Kim Jong Un’s aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998 By Anna Fifield May 27 at 6:00 AM  NEW YORK — Wandering through Times Square, past the Naked Cowboy and the Elmos and the ticket touts, she could be any immigrant trying to live the American Dream. A 60-year-old Korean woman with a soft perm and conservative clothes, she’s taking a weekend off from pressing shirts and hemming pants at the dry-cleaning business she runs with her husband. But she’s not just any immigrant. She’s an aunt to Kim Jong Un, the young...
  • North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader

    05/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2016 | Stephanie Nebehay
    North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader GENEVA | By Stephanie Nebehay U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in New York last week, said he is willing to talk to the North Korean leader to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. "It is up to the decision of my Supreme Leader whether...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un at a nearly-completed Natural History Museum

    05/21/2016 5:59:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | May 21, 2016
  • Exclusive: Trump would talk to North Korea's Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord

    05/17/2016 8:35:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17, 2016 | Steve Holland and Emily Flitter
    Exclusive: Trump would talk to North Korea's Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord NEW YORK | By Steve Holland and Emily Flitter Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Trump also called for a renegotiation of the Paris climate accord, said he disapproved of Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in eastern Ukraine, and said he would seek to dismantle most of the U.S....
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight Americaís commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can ĎPartyí

    05/07/2016 6:36:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05.06.16 | Gordon Chang
    05.06.16 2:06 AM ET No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can ĎPartyí No work breaks, no travel, and no food (again). The Dear Leader launched an unprecedented crackdown on his beleaguered masses to Ďcelebrateí a rare Congress for his elite this weekend. Kim Jong Un has imposed extraordinary social controls across North Koreaóand especially in the capital of Pyongyangóin the run-up to the Workersí Party 7th Congress, which starts Friday. The once-in-a-generation eventóthe last was held in 1980óis supposed to celebrate Kimís rule, but in recent months observers have been seeing signs of a breakdown of...
  • Kim Jong Il's former Japanese chef visits N.Korea

    04/24/2016 12:49:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NHK ^ | Apr. 24, 2016
    Kim Jong Il's former Japanese chef visits N.Korea A former Japanese chef for the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, has just ended a visit to North Korea. Kenji Fujimoto served as the chef for the former leader for 13 years until 2001. He arrived at an airport in Beijing from Pyongyang on Saturday after a stay of more than 10 days. Fujimoto did not disclose details about his trip which started on April 12th. Four years ago, Fujimoto was invited by the current leader Kim Jong Un, who assumed power after his father's death, to visit the country...
  • Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves

    04/22/2016 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 22, 2016
    Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves Published April 22, 2016 Cheese-chomping despot Kim Jong Un held a ďMaster ChefĒ-style competition to find North Koreaís top cooks as millions across the nation starve. The Emmental-obsessed dictator gave the show, which was broadcast on state TV, the green light despite an estimated two-thirds of the countryís 27 million people surviving on food rations. The Commie connoisseur developed a love of European cheeses and fine wines when he went to school in Switzerland. But the tubby tyrant was served decidedly different fare during the contest as competitors...
  • Kim Jong-Unís missile suffers Ďcatastrophicí failure, explodes prematurely

    04/15/2016 2:05:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2016 | John Sexton
    U.S. and South Korean authorities say a North Korean attempt to launch a missile failed catastrophically Friday. The AP reports: ‚ÄúIt was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch that was unsuccessful,‚ÄĚ said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. He said U.S. officials are still assessing, but it was likely a road-mobile missile, given that it was launched from a location not usually used for ballistic missile launches, on the country‚Äôs east coast.[‚Ķ]U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters during a stop on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, said that while...
  • Two 'would-be hitmen' arrested on Chinese border entering North Korea to kill Kim Jong-Un

    04/11/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jenny Stanton
    * Hitmen 'planning to kill' Kim Jong-un have been arrested, it is claimed * They were reportedly arrested near Tumen River at the border with China * North Korean guards who detained them were apparently rewarded * One suspect is said to be a defector and at least one is a Chinese national ___________________________________________ Hitmen who were planning to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been detained, according to reports. At least two people - one of whom is believed to be a North Korean defector, and at least one Chinese national - were arrested near Tumen River at...
  • High Ranking Defectors may be sign of North Korean regime instability

    04/11/2016 8:14:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Kim Jong-un’s succession to the throne (is there another more proper term for it?) of North Korea has not been greeted with universal acclaim in that country.  After executing his own uncle and conducting sweeping purges intended to solidify his control, it appears that his hold on power remains uncertain.  Now, with a very high-ranking defector reported to have fled to South Korea and numerous lower-ranking defectors fearing purges also jumping ship, the world’s only three-generation hereditary communist dynasty may be seeing its last days. Fox News reports: A high-ranking officer from North Korea's military intelligence agency fled to...