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  • North Korea says U.S. student's death a "mystery to us as well"

    06/23/2017 3:52:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Jack Kim
    North Korea says U.S. student's death a "mystery to us as well" By Jack Kim | SEOUL North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". The North's foreign ministry spokesman also said in comments carried by the official KCNA agency that Warmbier was "a victim of the policy of strategic patience" of former U.S. President Barack Obama whose government never requested his release. "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in...
  • Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea

    06/20/2017 8:08:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 20, 2017
    Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea Jun 20, 2017 President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang. Trump has held high hopes for greater cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea, leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his assistance. The two leaders had a high-profile summit in Florida in April and Trump has frequently praised Xi and resisted criticizing Chinese trade...
  • ‘The North Korean Government Murdered’ Otto Warmbier as ‘Obama Administration Did Almost Nothing’

    06/20/2017 11:24:56 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | Dan Riehl
    Shortened title. Full title: Fred Fleitz: ‘The North Korean Government Murdered’ Otto Warmbier as ‘Obama Administration Did Almost Nothing’ Fred Fleitz, senior vice president for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy and former CIA analyst, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday to discuss the death of Otto Warmbier just days after returning from North Korea. He also talked about the possibility that Loretta Lynch will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Fleitz said, “This is just such a terrible story. The North Korean government murdered this young man. They murdered him. And we know that North Korea...
  • Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korean detainment

    06/19/2017 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 124 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Susan Svrluga
    Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, died Monday afternoon, his parents announced. On Thursday, doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said that the 22-year-old Otto Warmbier had extensive loss of brain tissue, and was in a state of unresponsive wakefulness.
  • North Korea kills American student

    06/19/2017 2:11:02 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Danika Fears
    The comatose college student who was released from a North Korean prison last week died Monday afternoon, his family said. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergrad who served 18 months behind bars in the hermit kingdom for alleged anti-state acts, died at 2:20 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to a family statement obtained by NBC News.
  • Trump expresses fury over S. Korea's decision to delay THAAD

    06/18/2017 6:56:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2017-06-19
    Trump expresses fury over S. Korea's decision to delay THAAD US President Donald Trump expressed fury over South Korea's decision to delay the full deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system pending an environmental assessment, a senior official said Sunday. Trump showed the reaction when he discussed the matter with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the White House on June 8, the official told Yonhap News Agency on condition of anonymity. The revelations, if true, raise concern that the issue could affect the first summit meetings between President Moon Jae-in and Trump set...
  • North Korea's 'Hidden Cobra' is wreaking havoc across the globe

    06/18/2017 7:18:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Mashable ^ | June 14, 2017 | COLIN DAILEDA
    North Korea's 'Hidden Cobra' is wreaking havoc across the globe BY COLIN DAILEDA 3 DAYS AGO The North Korean government is very good at hacking—and they're targeting media, aerospace, and financial companies in the United States. The country was behind some of the most headline-grabbing hacks of the 21st century, according to an alert put out Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SEE ALSO: Dennis Rodman's latest trip to North Korea is sponsored by the Bitcoin of weed Those hackers — for some reason referred to as "Hidden Cobra" in the report (why not camouflaged cobra? Alliteration!) —...
  • [N. Korea] N.K. claims U.S. seized its diplomatic package, demands explanation

    06/18/2017 6:57:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/06/18
    N.K. claims U.S. seized its diplomatic package, demands explanation SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korea claimed on Sunday that the United States recently mugged its delegation carrying a diplomatic package in New York, calling on Washington to provide an explanation on what it calls a provocation. According to the (North) Korean Central News Agency, which quoted its foreign ministry, a group of government officials and police officers from the U.S. took a diplomatic package from its delegation on Friday at John F. Kennedy International Airport before it was about to board a flight home. The delegation was in New...
  • [N. Korea] Doctors: Warmbier suffered "severe injuries to all areas" of his brain

    06/16/2017 2:18:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 74 replies
    NPR ^ | June 15, 2017 | Stefan Becket
    Doctors: Warmbier suffered "severe injuries to all areas" of his brain Doctors treating an American who was released earlier this week by North Korea said he suffered "severe injuries to all areas" of his brain while he was in captivity. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Otto Warmbier's doctors said he is breathing on his own but does not consistently respond to verbal cues. Warmbier, who was in a coma when he was released, suffered "extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain," one of his doctors said. Doctors Daniel Kanter, Jordan Bonomo and Brandon Foreman briefed...
  • North Korea Launches Warship-Killing Cruise Missiles In Latest Provocation

    06/07/2017 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state, which said it would continued to pursue its nuclear and missile program without delay. The warship-killing cruise missiles were launched Thursday morning from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 200km, South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff...
  • DOJ Falsely Claimed That Reporter James Rosen Was Involved In Bombings In Trying To Hide Fact

    06/14/2013 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Masnick
    from the whoa dept Okay, here's one that's just crazy. A few weeks ago, lots of folks, including us, covered the story of how the Justice Department claimed to a court that reporter James Rosen was "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a leak of some State Department info concerning North Korea. He was none of the above. He was a reporter, but the DOJ was abusing its power in order to spy on his email and phone records, to try to find the source of the leak. Soon after that, it came out that the DOJ had been...
  • Stephen Kim [State Dept official] pleads guilty in Fox News leak case

    02/08/2014 9:23:57 AM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A State Department contractor charged with leaking top-secret information about North Korea to Fox News entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to serve a 13-month prison term.During an 80-minute hearing at U.S. District Court, Stephen Kim pled guilty to a single felony count of disclosing national defense information to an unauthorized person, Fox News reporter James Rosen.Kim admitted providing Rosen with the contents of a top-secret intelligence report on North Korean intentions to carry out nuclear tests. The contractor acknowledged that he and Rosen stepped out of their offices at State Department headquarters for a short meeting nearby on...
  • North Korean Defector: Despite Horrific Persecution, Christianity Is Growing

    05/28/2017 7:18:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/17 | Matt Hadro
    Kim Chung-seong, a Christian missionary, spoke at the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C.WASHINGTON — Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a defector and missionary who called for prayers and action to increase religious freedom in the country. “It is my prayer that all the international Christian communities will pray for those North Korean Christians to really help and engage them to spread the Gospel, not only through the works of the underground Church network, but also through the government and...
  • US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

    05/26/2017 11:44:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    ap.org ^ | 5/26/17 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American interceptor has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts since 1999. The most recent test, in June 2014, was a success, but that followed three straight failures. The system has evolved from the multibillion-dollar effort triggered by President Ronald Reagan's 1983 push for a "Star Wars" solution to...
  • North Korea threat: US official warns 'inevitable' regime develops ICBM

    05/24/2017 1:34:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/17 | Fox News
    A U.S. defense official said Tuesday that-- if left unchecked-- it is "inevitable" that North Korea will develop a nuclear device that has intercontinental capabilities. Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said at a Senate hearing that North Korea is working to produce a device that can be transported on a ballistic missile. "If left on its current trajectory, the regime will ultimately succeed in fielding a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States homeland," Stewart said. Stewart’s remarks are the latest indication of the U.S.’ increased worries about North Korea’s missile and nuclear...
  • (URGENT) N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military

    05/23/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT · by rxsid · 38 replies
    english.yonhapnews.co.kr ^ | 05/23/2017 | yonhapnews
    "(URGENT) N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military"
  • Remember When Obama Gifted Vital U.S. Intelligence to Cuban Spies?

    05/20/2017 5:43:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Defense Department by an enemy agent in recent history was pulled off by a spy working for the terror-sponsoring, drug-smuggling Castro regime. The spy’s name is Ana Belen Montes, known as "Castro’s Queen Jewel" in the intelligence community. In 2002 she was convicted of the same crimes as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and today she serves a 25-year sentence in Federal prison. Only a plea bargain spared her from sizzling in the electric chair like the Rosenbergs.Promptly upon Montes’ conviction a Cuban spy named Gustavo Machin, who worked under diplomatic cover in...
  • [N. Korea] NK claims successful launch of new ballistic missile

    05/14/2017 4:15:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2017-05-15
    NK claims successful launch of new ballistic missile North Korea said Monday it has successfully tested-fired a new ground-to-ground medium long-range ballistic missile, claiming that the U.S. mainland is within its striking range. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the launch of the rocket, called the Hwasong-12, on Sunday, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). North Korea fired the missile from a site northwest of Pyongyang, according to South Korea's military. It marked the North's first provocation since South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in took office Wednesday. The KCNA said that the missile reached an altitude of 2,111.5...
  • Haley says US will 'tighten the screws' on North Korea, after recent missile test

    05/14/2017 2:34:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2017 | Fox News
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that America and its international partners will continue to “tighten the screws” on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who tested another ballistic missile this weekend in pursuit of a cross-continent nuclear weapon.
  • North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, South Korean Military Says

    05/13/2017 3:58:20 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 65 replies
    NBC news ^ | 5/13/17 | PHIL HELSEL, COURTNEY KUBE and STELLA KIM
    North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning that flew around 430 miles, a South Korean military official said, in what appears to be the latest missile test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.