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  • Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    10/13/2019 11:36:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Marshalltown Times-Republican ^ | October 14, 2019 | Rachel Marsden
    The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded this week, and Donald Trump has made no secret of his belief that he deserves it. During a press conference last month alongside the prime minister of Pakistan, a reporter said to Trump, “Now, if you can solve this outstanding issue of Kashmir, very likely and definitely you will be deserving a Nobel Prize on that,” Trump responded: “I think I’m going to get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t.” After Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize less than a...
  • Two Women Charged with Offenses Related to Pipeline Attacks

    10/04/2019 11:07:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    USAO - Iowa ^ | October 2, 2019 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa – On September 19, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging defendants, Jessica Rae Reznicek and Ruby Katherine Montoya, with one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility, four counts of use of fire in the commission of a felony, and four counts of malicious use of fire, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Montoya was recently arrested in the District of Arizona and detained pending court proceedings to determine her appearance in the Southern District of Iowa. Reznicek appeared in Des Moines on October 1, 2019 and was conditionally released pending trial. Trial...
  • U.S. Officials Confirm North Korean Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Test

    10/04/2019 4:33:58 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 3, 2019 6:25 PM | Ben Werner
    U.S. Officials Confirm North Korean Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Test By: Ben Werner October 3, 2019 6:25 PM THE PENTAGON – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea test-fired what it claims is a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, though Pentagon officials and other experts say there’s a long way to go before North Korea has a credible sea-based nuclear deterrent. “The Academy of Defense Science of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea succeeded in test-firing the new-type SLBM Pukguksong-3 in the waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea on Wednesday morning,” according to an account posted...
  • When a Yiddish Theater Starlet Surprised U.S. Troops in Korea for Hanukkah

    10/02/2019 1:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Jewish Telegraph Agency ^ | December 12, 2017 | Charlotte Bonnelli
    In 1951, Yiddish theater star Molly Picon, together with Jacob Kalich, her husband and fellow entertainer, and Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, the Vicar General of the United States Armed Forces, headed to Korea with a USO Christmas troupe. But as soon as Picon and Kalich stepped off the plane, a U.S. Army Chaplain ran up and asked if they could join 400 “boys” for Hanukkah. “Of course after flying 48 hours, we didn’t say no,” Kalich recalled in their 1971 interview for the William E. Wiener Oral History Library, held at the New York Public Library. “We started to give...
  • It's Happening! Hyundai Launches First Flying Car Division For An Automaker

    10/02/2019 8:49:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Motor 1 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Chris Bruce
    A former NASA engineer is leading the program. Hyundai is the latest automaker to pursue the lofty dream of the flying car. The company's new Urban Air Mobility Division aims to reduce the traffic congestion resulting from what the firm calls "mega-urbanization." To head this initiative, the business hires Dr. Jaiwon Shin, the former leader of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA. "Having worked on cutting-edge aviation research and development at NASA for 30 years, I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to now shape urban air mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor Group," Dr. Shin said in...
  • Bolton Warns Trump: North Korea ‘Will Never Give Up’ Nukes

    09/30/2019 3:31:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Breaking Defense (News) ^ | 30 September 2019 | Colin Clark
    WASHINGTON: Ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton said Kim Jong Un “will never give up” nuclear weapons voluntarily — an implicit warning to his former boss. Bolton was restating a consensus view of the Intelligence Community, one that runs counter to President Trump’s faith that the North Korean dynast can be wheedled and cajoled. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, Bolton attracted a forest of TV cameras hoping for some fireworks. They probably thought they were getting something hot when Bolton made his comment about North Korea but, as Breaking D readers know, the Intelligence Community’s...
  • N. Korea Urges Trump to Make Bold Move to Revive Diplomacy

    09/27/2019 2:17:20 AM PDT · by cba123 · 9 replies
    US News ^ | Today | HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it wants President Donald Trump to make a "wise option and bold decision" to produce a breakthrough in stalled nuclear diplomacy, in an escalation of pressure on the U.S. ahead of an expected resumption of talks. The statement by Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan came days after Trump said another meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "could happen soon" without elaborating. (Please see link for full article)
  • Trump says meeting with Kim Jong Un ‘could happen soon’

    09/23/2019 1:58:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WROC-TV ^ | September 23, 2019 | The Associated Press
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “could happen soon” amid stalled nuclear diplomacy. Trump didn’t elaborate in comments to reporters ahead of the start of U.N. meetings in New York, and it was not clear if concrete plans were in the works for another meeting meant to address a growing diplomatic impasse over the North’s development of nuclear-armed missiles targeting the U.S. mainland. The stalemate comes despite past high-profile meetings between Trump and Kim. Trump has played down a series of recent North Korean tests...
  • Nobel Peace Prize laureates weigh in on Trump's chance of winning

    09/22/2019 6:42:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2019 | Hollie McKay
    MÉRIDA, Mexico – The Nobel Prize Committee is just weeks away from announcing its 2019 recipient, months after it surfaced that multiple people nominated President Trump for the esteemed prize. “I believe that much more can and should happen. So far, superficial messages have been sent to the world but real progress, one doesn’t see it,” said former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, who won the award in 2016 for orchestrating a historic peace agreement with the country’s violent revel group, known as FARC, following decades of conflict. “We need to see more complete progress.” However, he acknowledged the...
  • Letter of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon (martyr) to Bishop Jean Joseph Ferréol, 1846

    09/20/2019 6:32:13 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 7 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | September 11, 2013 | Florentius
    Andrew Kim Taegon was the first native-born Catholic priest in Korea. He was sired in a family that had supplied numerous martyrs to the glory of Jesus Christ, including his father, Saint Ignatius Kim, and his uncle, Saint Paul Chong Hasang. As a child, Andrew's intelligence impressed a French missionary priest in Korea, and he was sent by his father to Macao to learn Latin and other Western subjects. He later studied for the priesthood and would be ordained in 1844 in Shanghai. After his ordination, he secretly returned to Korea to serve the Catholic community there—a dangerous mission considering...
  • Trump says “new method” possible in U.S. talks with North Korea

    09/19/2019 6:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NK News ^ | September 20, 2019 | Oliver Hotham, Managing Editor
    Remarks echo recent DPRK calls for greater flexibility in upcoming negotiations U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he’d be open to exploring a “new method” in talks with North Korea, reiterating his “good” relationship with Pyongyang. Speaking to reporters during a visit to an under-construction border wall in California, Trump was asked about recent remarks by former National Security Advisor John Bolton claiming that talks with North Korea were “doomed to failure.” “He may be — he may be right and he may be wrong,” the U.S. President said. “Let’s see what happens. Only time will tell.” Touting recent...
  • North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in new letter: report

    09/15/2019 6:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WTVB-FM ^ | September 15, 2019 | Jack Kim, Reuters
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. The letter, the second Trump received from Kim last month amid stalled denuclearization talks between the two countries, pre-dated North Korea's latest launch of short-range projectiles a week ago. In the second letter, which was passed to Trump in the third week of August, Kim spoke of his willingness to meet Trump for another summit, one source reportedly told the Joongang Ilbo newspaper. The White House, the U.S. State Department...
  • US hopes for North Korea talks in days or weeks: Pompeo

    09/08/2019 9:35:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | September 8, 2019
    The United States hopes to get back to denuclearisation talks with North Korea in the coming days or weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. "We know Chairman Kim has continued to make the commitment to denuclearise. We are hopeful that in the coming days or perhaps weeks we'll be back at the negotiating table with them. That's the best outcome," Pompeo said in an interview with ABC's "This Week." Negotiations aimed at dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programmes have stalled since the collapse of a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader...
  • Korean solar panel maker hiring more workers at its factory in Dalton, Georgia

    09/01/2019 10:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | August 21, 2019 | Staff
    The largest solar panel production facility of its kind in the Western Hemisphere is continuing to add staff at its $157 million factory in Dalton, Georgia, which began production six months ago. The Korean solar panel maker Hanwha Q CELLS is conducting a hiring fair Thursday in Dalton, Georgia, as it adds another 50 jobs at its 200,000-square-foot plant in the Carbondale Business Park in Dalton. The plant already employs 600 workers and is expects to reach full production — and to conduct a ceremonial ribbon cutting — in the next month. "Our first products shipped from the factory this...
  • Trump offers another conciliatory gesture on working-level talks

    08/28/2019 2:01:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Hankyoreh ^ | August 28, 2019
    US President Donald Trump emphasized North Korea’s economic potential in remarks at the G7 Summit in France, adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is also well aware of it. The remarks appeared to be part of a series of conciliatory gestures toward Pyongyang with the aim of resuming working-level talks on denuclearization. Speaking at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on the summit’s final day on Aug. 26, Trump was replying to a question on Iran when he added that Kim “is a man with a country that has tremendous potential.” Trump also mentioned North Korea’s...

    08/27/2019 2:02:19 AM PDT · by Cronos · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 26 August 2019 | Tom Connor
    Pesident Donald Trump said on Monday that Iran and North Korea have "tremendous potential" he hoped to help them achieve should they reach deals with the United States. Trump made the remarks Monday at the G7 summit in the French city of Biarritz, where he was joined by fellow leaders from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif too arrived in the city for separate consultations with France that were apparently welcomed by Trump. "I'm looking to have a really good Iran, really strong, we're not looking for...
  • Why doesn't Trump stop courting Kim Jong-un despite repeated missile tests? (Korea Times)

    08/24/2019 5:15:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies
    The Korea TImes (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA) ^ | 24 August 2019 | The Korea Times (South Korea)
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States has a really good relationship with North Korea and that the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, has been "pretty straight" with him. "Kim Jong-un has been ... pretty straight with me," Trump told reporters at the White House after North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, according to the South Korean military. (Reuters) Earlier North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea's military said, a...
  • Diplomatic Rift Between Japan, South Korea Makes U.S. Intel Gathering Harder

    08/23/2019 4:21:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 22, 2019 5:30 PM | Ben Werner
    Diplomatic Rift Between Japan, South Korea Makes U.S. Intel Gathering Harder By: Ben Werner August 22, 2019 5:30 PM The South Korean government’s intent to end an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan is more than a slight toward its neighbor, but a blow to U.S. efforts at monitoring North Korean activities and countering Chinese influence, experts say. South Korea announced Thursday it doesn’t plan to renew the General Security of Military Information Agree (GSOMIA) with Japan and the U.S., the latest escalation in a brewing diplomatic spat between Seoul and Tokyo. The announcement from South Korea’s Moon Jae-in administration follows moves...
  • North Korea blasts Nancy Pelosi for support of Hong Kong protests

    08/14/2019 2:19:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/13/19 | Elizabeth Shim
    Aug. 13 (UPI) -- North Korean state media is singling out U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she expressed opposition to the use of force against protesters in Hong Kong. An article in Korean Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun that condemned the protests and alleged the demonstrators were being spurred on by "Western interference" also accused Pelosi, 79, of tampering with Chinese sovereignty. **SNIP** On Monday, Pelosi tweeted, "It is alarming to watch the #HongKong police with support from Beijing intensify their use of force against the protesters and label them violent criminals."
  • Trump wants South Korea to pay more to keep U.S. troops there

    08/12/2019 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Lower Deck · 31 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | 8/12/19 | Jesse Johnson
    In a move likely to have implications for Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that discussions have begun with South Korea to get the Asian ally to pay more for the cost of maintaining U.S. troops there. “South Korea has agreed to pay substantially more money to the United States in order to defend itself from North Korea,” Trump wrote in a Twitter post, saying that Seoul had paid the U.S. “very little” over the “past many decades.” “Talks have begun to further increase payments to the United States,” he wrote. “South Korea is a very wealthy nation that...