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  • (2nd LD) N. Korea's Kim fires party officials

    08/28/2015 4:34:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Aug. 28, 2015
    (2nd LD) N. Korea's Kim fires party officials (ATTN: UPDATES with S. Korean government's response in last 3 paras) SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has dismissed some members of the ruling party's central military commission, state media reported Friday. The dismissals took place at an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, according to the North's Korean Central News Agency. It did not say when the meeting was held, but the communist nation is known to often report events a day after they take place. The meeting "dismissed some...
  • North Korea 'prepares submarine attack' on South Korea as crisis talks enter third day: live

    08/24/2015 7:30:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 06/24/15
    Seoul refuses to back down and demands apology from Kim Jong-un for landmine blast it claims maimed two soldiers - North Korea's state media - Korean Central News Agency - has just issued another Shakespearean tirade against the South, accusing it of "false propaganda." Quote They [South Korea] claimed the DPRK "promulgated a decree on establishing a donation system" and "the society in the north has turned into the one where loyalty can be bought and sold." They asserted this was a "reliable source" from North Hamgyong Province. They even took issue with the newly built Pyongyang Home for the...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source

    08/24/2015 12:31:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/24
    Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source 2015/08/24 BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declined an invitation from China to attend a huge military parade next month marking China's victory over Japan in World War II, a diplomatic source said Monday. The rejection of the Chinese invitation represents the strained political ties between the allies over the North's defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons and wayward behavior, according to the source. China has invited world leaders to attend the military parade on Sept. 3, a high-profile show of force. Many Western leaders are expected...
  • Military Sources, "About 50 N. Korean Submarines Left Their Bases...Can't be Located"

    08/23/2015 12:08:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 216 replies
    Military Sources, "About 50 N. Korean Submarines Left Their Bases...Can't be Located" 2015.08.23 15:23 /begin my translation Dozens of N. Korean submarines left their bases at both Eastern and Western coast, and can't be located. Military are increasing their surveillance capability to track them, it is confirmed. That accounts for 70% of (N. Korea's) submarine fleet, which totals 70 ships. This is the largest rate of deployment since the Korean War. Military sources said, "This is 10 times more than their normal deployment level. Dozens of them left their bases at both coasts, and we are unable to track them."...
  • S. Korea: U.S. MRLS's Cross Tong-il Bridge

    08/22/2015 9:22:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    News 1 ^ | 2015-08-22
  • North Korea approves ‘final attack’ on South Korea as tensions increase in region

    08/21/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/15
    A North Korean military official says a meeting of senior party and defense officials led by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Thursday night and "reviewed and approved the final attack operation." He gave no details on what kind of military retaliation North Korea would see as appropriate punishment for South Korea's shelling of its territory on Thursday. Kim Yong Chol, director of the general reconnaissance bureau of the North Korean army, on Friday denied South Korean allegations that Pyongyang has been raising tensions on the peninsula. He denied the North fired anything across the Demilitarized Zone and says...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea says preparation for military action complete

    08/21/2015 6:20:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/21
    (3rd LD) N. Korea says preparation for military action complete 2015/08/21 21:06 SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's front-line troops have completed their preparation for military action against South Korea, Pyongyang's state media said Friday, as the North's leader has declared a "quasi-state of war." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the country's front-line military to have full combat readiness against South Korea at an emergency meeting of the central military commission of the Workers' Party, following the North's firing of artillery shells across the heavily fortified border. "The Korean People's Army (KPA) front-line large combined units entered into...
  • N. Korea shows signs of missile tests

    08/20/2015 11:31:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/21
    N. Korea shows signs of missile tests SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is preparing for the test-firing of short and mid-range and ballistic missiles, a government source said Friday. "The North is showing signs of lifting off a Scud missile near Wonsan and a Rodong missile in the North Pyeongan Province," the source said, citing detection results of its joint radar system with the United States. "It seems that (the North) is weighing the timing of the firing under its strategic intention to increase military tension on the Korean Peninsula to the highest level," the source noted.
  • (URGENT) N. Korea fires shells at S. Korean military along western border (headline only)

    08/20/2015 1:01:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/20
    (URGENT) N. Korea fires shells at S. Korean military along western border 2015/08/20 16:54
  • The flying marshal: North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving Kim

    08/19/2015 7:58:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | James Pearson
    The flying marshal: North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving Kim SEOUL | By James Pearson His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows. Construction on Kim's personal landing strips began in 2014 and some were completed as recently as last month, according to satellite imagery identified by Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Washington. "These runways are located near Kim family compounds...
  • In North Korea, Kim Jong Un Exiled His Sister's Friends For Bragging About Ties To Family

    08/18/2015 5:01:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 17 2015 | Tim Marcin
    In North Korea, Kim Jong Un Exiled His Sister's Friends For Bragging About Ties To Family By Tim Marcin  August 17 2015 10:53 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly exiled about 10 government officials, banishing them from the capital city of Pyongyang, after they bragged about ties to the leader's family. The officials were forced to outer regions after they disclosed they were close with Kim Yo Jong, the leader's younger sister, during their time at Kim Il Sung University, the South Korean outlet Daily NK reported. “A number of officials working at major state agencies in Pyongyang...
  • N. Korea: The Pyongyangites of Pyonghattan

    08/14/2015 10:27:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Economist ^ | Aug 12th 2015
    The Pyongyangites of Pyonghattan Aug 12th 2015, 16:24 by The Data Team SINCE Kim Jong Un came to power following the death of his father in December 2011, North Korea’s Young Leader has shown a passion for construction projects, with the emphasis on leisure—a pursuit he promised his subjects early on, along with prosperity. Mr Kim swiftly ordered the renovation of Pyongyang’s two main funfairs. A new water park, 4D cinema, dolphinarium, riverside parks, residential skyscrapers and a new airport terminal have all followed. Now an underground shopping centre is being built in the capital to cater to a small...
  • N. Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns US

    08/14/2015 7:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea's military on Saturday warned of imminent strikes on South Korean border units and issued fresh nuclear weapons threats against the United States in response to what it called "grave" provocations from both. The warnings came amid escalating military tensions on the Korean peninsula following a landmine attack South Korea blamed on the North and ahead of a major South Korea-US joint military exercise condemned by Pyongyang. After the mine blasts which maimed two South Korean soldiers on border patrol, Seoul recently resumed high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the heavily-militarised frontier, using batteries of loudspeakers that had...
  • [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae

    08/13/2015 1:54:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015/04/15.
    [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae Link to the Video
  • North Korea Appears to Build 2nd Uranium Centrifuge Hall at Yongbyon Site

    08/12/2015 7:58:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 11 2015 | Alexander Smith
    Aug 11 2015, 9:42 am ET North Korea Appears to Build 2nd Uranium Centrifuge Hall at Yongbyon Site by Alexander Smith North Korea appears to have made a major upgrade to its main nuclear facility that could double the country's capacity to produce weapons-grade uranium, a defense analytics firm said Tuesday. The secretive state appears to have put into operation a second centrifuge hall at its Yongbyon site, around 50 miles north of Pyongyang, according to analysis of new satellite images by IHS Jane's. Centrifuges are an essential part of enriching uranium used for nuclear energy plants and atomic bombs....
  • N. Korea: NK leader had vice premier executed with gun: sources

    08/12/2015 2:58:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/12
    NK leader had vice premier executed with gun: sources 2015/08/12 18:41 SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of the country's vice premier by shooting earlier this year, sources said Tuesday, in another sign of the leader's reign of terror. Vice Premier Choe Yong-gon was executed in May as he had expressed discomfort against the young leader's forestation policy, according to the sources. South Korea's state spy agency earlier said that the North Korean leader has tightened grip on his power base in a brutal way, including the execution of about 70 senior officials....
  • Kim Jong-un: Photos of North Korean leader surrounded by his adoring female fanbase

    08/11/2015 7:25:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 11, 2015 | David Sim
    Kim Jong-un: Photos of North Korean leader surrounded by his adoring female fanbase By David Sim August 11, 2015 12:11 BST North Korea has released photos of Kim Jong-un meeting the country's women's football team at Pyongyang airport after they won the East Asian Cup. The leader lavished praise on the side for beating their bitter enemy South Korea, and held each player's hand to express his approval. The women appeared to be overwhelmed by the gesture, many of them in floods of tears. 10 August 2015: Members of the North Korean women's football team surround Kim Jong-un as he...
  • North Korea 'Continues To Lie' About Abduction Of Thai Citizen

    08/11/2015 5:31:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/11/2015 | Johan Nylander
    North Korea 'Continues To Lie' About Abduction Of Thai Citizen North Korea’s foreign minister said during a meeting in Bangkok on Monday that Thai companies were welcome to invest in his country because Thais are “trustworthy,” but a human rights group says that same quality is exactly what’s lacking in officials from the Hermit Kingdom. Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division, said that Pyongyang for decades has been lying to Thailand about the tragedy of a Thai national who was abducted by North Korean agents. “If North Korea is really a true friend of Bangkok, it...
  • No, North Korea did not offer support for ‘noted scholar’ Donald Trump (MSNBC fooled)

    08/10/2015 6:56:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    WP ^ | August 10, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    No, North Korea did not offer support for ‘noted scholar’ Donald Trump By Adam Taylor August 10 at 11:17 AM On Monday morning, in a segment devoted to how the media is overhyping the supposed implosion of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" pointed to one supporter that the American businessman and Republican 2016 hopeful had apparently retained: North Korean state media. Speaking to hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics said the North Korean government had offered support to Trump via its Twitter account. He referred to the following tweet: "Got the North Koreans,"...
  • N. Korea behind recent mine explosion in DMZ: Defense Ministry

    08/09/2015 6:58:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/10
    N. Korea behind recent mine explosion in DMZ: Defense Ministry 2015/08/10 10:30 SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is believed to have masterminded the bloody explosion of land mines in the demilitarized zone last week, the Defense Ministry said Monday, in the latest military provocation by the North, happening just weeks before a scheduled joint military exercise between South Korea and the U.S. The mine blasts took place on the morning of Aug. 4 on the southern side of the DMZ near the city of Paju, Gyeonggi Province, while eight South Korean Army troops carried out a regular scouting...
  • Here's a Tip: Don't Give North Korea More Aid

    08/08/2015 9:31:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    National Interest ^ | August 9, 2015 | Doug Bandow
    Here's a Tip: Don't Give North Korea More Aid "No matter what promises North Korea makes and agreements North Korea signs, nothing is likely to change." Doug Bandow August 9, 2015 Shenyang, China: North Korea is a major topic of interest in this provincial capital in China’s northeast. The “Hermit Kingdom” is just a couple hours away by car. Pyongyang sends diplomats and students to Shenyang while attempting to stem the flow of refugees. Again the North’s harvest does not look good. Observers warn that another famine may be coming. The first reports of drought appeared earlier this year. The...
  • North Korea attempts to erase legacy of Japanese rule – by creating new time zone

    08/08/2015 3:02:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | Aug. 8, 2015 | NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE
    In China, the anniversary of Japan’s surrender from the Second World War will bring public holidays and a military parade that will shut down the city’s airport, one of the busiest on earth. In North Korea, people will wake up to a new time zone. The 70th anniversary of the end of fighting has prompted an outpouring of global remembrance – but nowhere are the plans more outsized than in Asia.The creation of “Pyongyang Time” by North Korea, which will involve setting back clocks half an hour on Aug. 15, ranks among the most bizarre efforts to rekindle public anger...
  • The North Korean government is getting weaker and more vulnerable. That should scare you.

    08/08/2015 8:36:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Samuel Ramani
    The North Korean government is getting weaker and more vulnerable. That should scare you. By Samuel Ramani August 4 On July 11, 2015, North Korea announced during a summit with Laos’s military delegation that it had appointed a new defense chief, General Pak Yong-Sik. This appointment indirectly confirmed the South Korean Intelligence Service’s allegations that North Korea had executed General Yong-Sik’s predecessor, by close range anti-aircraft gunfire. If this is true, it’s the latest in a long string of executions. According to the South Korean foreign ministry, Kim Jong-Un has executed 70 government officials since he took power in late...
  • N. Korea: 'Grasshoppers' make Pyongyang tick

    08/05/2015 7:55:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Strait Times ^ | Aug 5, 2015
    'Grasshoppers' make Pyongyang tick published Aug 5, 2015, 5:00 am SGT North Korea's tough market rules forcing small traders to become illegal street vendors SEOUL • From the dark alleys of Pyongyang, the showpiece North Korean capital, tiny specks of torchlight shine carefully into the eyes of passers-by, leading to bustling and illegal street markets where traders, usually women, call out: "Buy, buy!" The maeddugi shijang, or "grasshopper markets", get their name from the lightning-quick way traders must pack up and hop from place to place to evade the authorities in a country making a grudging embrace of free enterprise....
  • North Korea’s Private Finance: No Banks but Lots of Loans

    08/04/2015 8:08:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | Jeyup S. Kwaak
    North Korea’s Private Finance: No Banks but Lots of Loans Unauthorized market activity boosts incomes and leads to unregulated lending for profit By Jeyup S. Kwaak Aug. 4, 2015 3:30 p.m. ET SEOUL—For decades after North Korea’s founding in the 1950s, financial security wasn’t a major concern for its citizens. A communist system provided most daily needs, and for many years living standards outstripped those of South Korea. Then a devastating famine in the 1990s and a subsequent economic collapse crippled the public distribution system and forced citizens to fend for themselves. The semimarket economy that emerged has expanded rapidly...
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 7:55:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015
    Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff August 4, 2015 4:11 pm An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing “something terrible” and “evil” to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRK’s anti-American attitudes. “The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and...
  • Bombing attempted on monument to North Korea regime, says report

    08/04/2015 7:19:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    Bombing attempted on monument to North Korea regime, says report Clues at the scene indicated more than one suspect may have been involved in the plot on the night of July 2. By Elizabeth Shim | July 10, 2015 at 10:08 PM SEOUL, July 10 (UPI) -- Suspects with homemade bombs attempted to detonate a symbol of the North Korean regime in July, according to a source inside the country. The monuments known as the towers of "eternal life" are frequently found in North Korean towns and cities, and used to idolize the Kim regime. A tower in Dokchon, South...
  • The rise of fashion in North Korea

    08/04/2015 1:07:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    Dazed and Confused ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Lu-Hai Liang
    The rise of fashion in North Korea A group of young women pose for a photo in Pyongyang. Notice the fake Prada and Dior handbags – probably imported into North Korea via China
  • N. Korea: Drug diet fad emerges among elite

    08/03/2015 3:41:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2015-08-03 | Kang Mi Jin
    Drug diet fad emerges among elite Kang Mi Jin | 2015-08-03 17:48 The repressed appetite and heightened sense of stimulation offered by crystal methamphetamine, otherwise known as crystal meth, has made it an increasingly popular option for dieting among the wives of Party cadres and trade workers in North Korea. The growing practice has led to mounting concerns about substance abuse problems within the country, Daily NK has learned. “More wives of cadres and traders these days are purchasing methamphetamine,” a source from Yanggang Province told Daily NK. “Those who are already addicted use them for pleasure, and there has...
  • N. Korea shifts entries of border-area howitzer bunkers northward

    08/02/2015 6:00:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/02
    N. Korea shifts entries of border-area howitzer bunkers northward SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved the entrances to the military's howitzer bunkers in the border area to a northward direction from the south, making it more difficult for South Korea and the U.S. to curb the howitzer attacks in a war situation, a government source said Sunday. "Changes have been detected in the shape of the bunkers for self-propelled guns, which belong to artillery units of the North's 4th Corps in Hwanghae Province," the government source said, asking not to be named. "Previously south-oriented doorways of the...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un Sightings

    08/01/2015 4:39:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
  • U.S. soldiers making maps of underground military facilities in N. Korea

    07/31/2015 9:30:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/01
    U.S. soldiers making maps of underground military facilities in N. Korea 2015/08/01 11:09 SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea have been making sophisticated maps of underground military facilities in North Korea to better deal with threats posed by the North, a military journal showed Saturday. U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has been also running an education program for senior South Korean and American military officers to share information on North Korea's underground facilities and to jointly respond to the North's military threats, according to a contribution by Korean Army Maj. Park Sung-man in a journal titled...
  • (LEAD) Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official

    07/29/2015 3:43:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/07/29
    (LEAD) Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official 2015/07/29 18:16 (ATTN: UPDATES with comment by South Korean official; ADDS background) SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday, in the latest case that illustrated North Korea's support for the weapons programs of some countries in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has shot down about 40 percent of some 20 Scud missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, said the official, who is familiar with the...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea completes upgrade of rocket site, shows no signs of launch preparations yet

    07/29/2015 3:26:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/07/29 | Chang Jae-soon
    (LEAD) N. Korea completes upgrade of rocket site, shows no signs of launch preparations yet (ATTN: RECASTS dateline, lead; ADDS more info in paras 10-11) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON/SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has completed construction to upgrade its main rocket launch facility, but is still showing no signs of preparations to launch a long-range rocket or missile from the facility, a U.S. research institute said Wednesday. The website 38 North made the assessment citing recent satellite imagery of the North's Sohae Satellite Launching Station. South Korean officials said last week the North completed upgrading the facility to...
  • N. Korea: SLBM play crucial role in Kim Jong Un era

    07/28/2015 5:58:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2015-07-27 | Jeong Hye Young
    SLBM play crucial role in Kim Jong Un era Jeong Hye Young | 2015-07-27 15:27 The development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) starting five years is key fixture of Kim Jong Un’s plans to build up asymmetric power and sustain the regime, a scholar at the forefront of these issues asserted at a recent seminar held in Tokyo. Seo Jae Pyeong, the general secretary of Committee for the Democratization of North Korea, spoke at a seminar titled “North Korea’s outlook after the execution of Hyon Yong Chol,” hosted by Unification Media Group on July 24th, opined that North Korea has...
  • Cessna plane crashes in North Korea last week

    07/26/2015 5:18:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/07/23 | Kim Kwang-tae
    Cessna plane crashes in North Korea last week 2015/07/23 14:44 By Kim Kwang-tae SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- A small North Korean plane, the same type of plane used by leader Kim Jong-un, has crashed, an official said Thursday. The Cessna went down near the eastern port city of Wonsan, home to Kim's special villa, on July 15, said the South Korean official familiar with the issue. The crash was confirmed with intelligence assets of South Korea and the U.S., she said, without elaborating on the assets or the Cessna model. She did not provide any further details of whether...
  • North Korean vessel heading to Iran detained in Indian waters

    11/09/2006 9:02:17 AM PST · by Srirangan · 17 replies · 1,208+ views
    A North Korean freighter, MV-Omranili, which was on its way to Iran 'found itself' in Indian waters after an 'engine failure' and has been detained in Mumbai. The Coast Guard, the Bombay Port Trust, the Indian Navy and the Mumbai Customs have formed separate teams to inspect the freighter and find out if it is carrying any arms or ammunition and the reason behind its voyage to Iran. Coming close on the heels of the nuclear tests conducted by North Korea recently, the ?straying? of the vessel into Indian waters and its subsequent detention assumes significance. Speaking on condition of...
  • Cyber-Security Expert: North Korea Takes Credit for NYSE Attack – No Coincidences – This Is Major

    07/08/2015 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/8/15 | Jim Hoft
    Cyber-Security expert Greg Keeley said the North Koreans are taking credit for the “glitch” that took down the New York Stock Exchange today. Keeley said there is no way these several glitches are not connected. And that may very well be possible. “For the administration to come out so hard and so fast and say this was not an attack I think is disingenuous… This is a major attack and for us to bury our head in the sand is very troubling.”
  • North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    07/02/2015 12:14:10 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Emma Batha
    As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. But Lee and her classmates grew up convinced they lived in the "greatest nation on earth" run by a benevolent god-like leader whom they loved in the way many children love Santa Claus.
  • North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'

    05/13/2015 5:02:05 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | May 13, 2915
    North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed for showing disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament. MPs were told Mr Hyon was killed on 30 April by anti-aircraft fire in front of an audience of hundreds, the Yonhap news agency reports. It said Mr Hyon had fallen asleep during an event attended by Kim Jong-un and had not carried out instructions. The news comes weeks after the reported execution of 15 senior officials.
  • N Korea urges Mexico to free detained ship (Ummm Sugar Sugar!!)

    04/08/2015 8:47:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/8/15 | BBC
    North Korea has accused Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, after it ran aground last year. It said the Mu Du Bong was a legitimate commercial ship and its detention a "rampant violation" of sovereignty. But a UN expert says the ship belongs to North Korea's Ocean Maritime Management, which is on a UN blacklist. In July 2013 one of its ships was seized in Panama after Soviet-era weapons and fighter jets were found hidden under sugar sacks. United Nations sanctions ban most arms shipments to North Korea. Under resolutions adopted after Pyongyang's nuclear tests in 2006 and...
  • Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

    02/19/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This was revealed at a February 6, 2015, celebration of Hernandez’s release, along with two of his fellow Cuban agents (collectively known as the “Cuban 5.. At the beginning of the event, an IPS official thanked all who who took part in the 17-year campaign and singled out a number of organizations that...
  • Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

    10/31/2014 1:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Rodney Muhumza
    President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism. Kim Yong Nam, the president of the country’s parliament, is in Uganda as part of a rare tour of Africa, where North Korea has actively tried to cultivate potential allies like the long-serving, increasingly anti-West Museveni. The North Koreans are training Ugandan police in martial arts and Museveni hailed North Korea for helping to mechanize Uganda’s military over the years. North Korea is also training Ugandan military...
  • South Korean president says open to summit with North's Kim, no pre-condition

    01/11/2015 10:02:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:58pm EST | Ju-min Park
    The two sides are still technically at war since the 1950-53 Korean War ended only in a truce and not a peace treaty. More than 1.8 million troops are deployed on both sides of their border, one of the most heavily fortified in the world. Park also told the news conference that an anti-North law, the National Security Law, continued to remain necessary in the South. "We need the very minimum of law to ensure security in this country as we remain in a standoff with the North, and the law is enforced according to that," she said.
  • N. Korea: U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years

    01/04/2015 4:21:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01.02.15 | Shane Harris
    Gotcha? 01.02.15 U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years American spies have detailed dossiers on the North Koreans who the U.S. says were behind the Sony attack. But the still-secret evidence likely won’t convince skeptics. The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies for years have been tracking the hackers who they believe to be behind the cyber attack on Sony, according to current and former American officials. And during that long pursuit, U.S. agencies accumulated still-classified information that helps tie the hackers to the recent Sony intrusion. The Obama administration announced a round of sanctions against North Korea Friday,...
  • [N. Korea]Brow you see them: Kim Jong-un sports bizarre shrunken eyebrows in 2015 speech

    01/02/2015 8:35:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    SCMP ^ | 02 January, 2015 | Alex Millson
    Brow you see them: Kim Jong-un sports bizarre shrunken eyebrows in 2015 speech PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 January, 2015, 9:15am UPDATED : Friday, 02 January, 2015, 1:47pm Alex Millson alex.millson@scmp.com When Kim Jong-un delivered his New Year message offering to participate in high-level talks with South Korea, the setting, his outfit and posture were all strikingly similar to those he adopted exactly two years earlier. Two things, however, appeared radically different - the North Korean leader’s eyebrows. In what appeared to be a case of severe over-plucking, Kim’s brows appeared to be significantly shorter than on earlier occasions, sitting above...
  • Bright lights, not human rights: Why North Koreans envy their neighbors

    01/01/2015 8:45:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    NKNews ^ | December 16th, 2014 | Je Son Lee
    Bright lights, not human rights: Why North Koreans envy their neighbors /snip December 16th, 2014 Je Son Lee /snip This week Chris M. in the USA asks: What do people in remote areas like Mt. Paektu think about those in neighboring China and those who live in Pyongyang? Issues such as human rights or political systems are considered unimportant by most North Koreans. As a result, while those of us living along the border did have envy for the Chinese, it was usually for material reasons: jealousy of the bright lights and products we knew to exist there. Because there...
  • North Korean student and son of executed Kim Jong-un uncle’s aide on run from Pyongyang agents in Fr

    12/31/2014 9:05:44 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Henry Samuel, The Telegraph ^ | December 31, 2014 9:36 PM ET | Chong Dyn
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  • North Korean Television Ends Broadcast of Russian, Chinese Films

    12/31/2014 5:04:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    RFA ^ | 2014-12-30 | Joon Ho Kim
    North Korean Television Ends Broadcast of Russian, Chinese Films 2014-12-30 North Korea’s state television station has stopped broadcasting Chinese and Russian films as part of a bid to protect the reclusive nation from foreign influences, according to sources inside the country. The sources from North Korea’s capital Pyongyang told RFA’s Korean Service that the official Chosun Central Television station recently ended its regular weekend broadcast of films from China and Russia following a directive from regime leader Kim Jong Un, despite stable relations with the two nations. “These days, no foreign films are broadcast and we can only watch reruns...
  • Sony hackers 'shared' stolen employee login data (Lizard Squad & GOP)

    12/30/2014 8:30:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 December 2014
    30 December 2014 Last updated at 11:33 Sony hackers 'shared' stolen employee login data Data that helped hackers access Sony's internal network came from another group targeting the firm's gaming network, reports the Washington Post. In an interview, a self-proclaimed Lizard Squad member said it had given stolen data to the Guardians of Peace. The GoP has carried out several attacks on Sony in a bid to halt the release of comedy film The Interview. By contrast, the Lizard Squad targeted Sony's PlayStation network knocking it offline on Christmas Day. The man interviewed by the newspaper appears to one of...