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  • Secret Pence, North Korea meeting planned, then scrapped

    02/21/2018 12:00:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Rappler ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Agence France-Presse
    (UPDATED) Pyongyang scrapped the planned talks during the 2018 Winter Olympics after the US vice president denounced abuses from the 'murderous regime,' US officials say
  • All Eyes on North Korea

    02/16/2018 1:24:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2018, | JENNA MCLAUGHLIN
    All Eyes on North Korea Intelligence agencies are surging resources to focus on the Korean Peninsula. With talk of a “bloody nose” strike against North Korea being debated in Washington, public attention has focused on conventional military preparations for a U.S. attack on Pyongyang. Less noticed, but possibly even more telling, is the surge in recent months of intelligence resources. Senior officials have made no secret of the fact that the administration is ramping up its intelligence capabilities to focus on the Korean Peninsula, but six sources familiar with U.S. planning described a nearly unprecedented scramble inside the agencies responsible...
  • Jimmy Kimmel taunts Kim Jong Un by having his audience imitate North Korean cheerleaders

    02/15/2018 6:16:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | TRACY BROWN
    Jimmy Kimmel taunts Kim Jong Un by having his audience imitate North Korean cheerleaders Olympic fever is everywhere, including late-night television. Jimmy Kimmel lamented that he couldn’t legally show any clips from any actual events on his show Monday night, but that didn’t keep him from gushing about the international sporting affair. But his focus was not on the athletes. “The stars of the Olympics so far are the cheerleaders from North Korea,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host declared, referring to the cheerleading “army” Kim Jong Un sent as part of the North Korean delegation to the Games. While Kimmel...
  • 2018 SEOLLAL MESSAGES BROADCAST TO NORTH KOREA ON FNKR (US Lawmakers)

    02/14/2018 8:46:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Free North Korea Radio ^ | 2018/02/15 | many US lawmakers
    2018 SEOLLAL MESSAGES BROADCAST TO NORTH KOREA ON FNKR: MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN ALAN LOWENTHAL OF CALIFORNIA “I’m United States Congressman Alan Lowenthal; Today, I am happy to join with you, the people of North Korea and the Republic of Korea, as well as Koreans around the world in celebrating the Lunar New Year, as we move into the Year of the Dog. I am proud to represent an area in the American state of California that is home to a large and vibrant Korean-American community. This year we all join in celebration and excitement on the news that both North...
  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong-un impersonator hauled out by security after dancing in front of cheerleaders...

    02/14/2018 3:20:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Mirror ^ | 2018/02/14 | Rachael Burford & Chris Kitching
    Kim Jong-un impersonator hauled out by security after dancing in front of cheerleaders at Winter Olympics ice hockey game The impressionist, who told guards his name was Howard, put on a show at today's Korea vs Japan hockey game By Rachael Burford & Chris Kitching 10:32, 14 FEB 2018UPDATED10:35, 14 FEB 2018 An overly enthusiastic Kim Jong-un impersonator was hauled out by security after dancing in front of North Korean cheerleaders at the Winter Olympics . The impressionist, who told guards his name was Howard, put on a show at today's Korea vs Japan hockey game. 'Howard' waved a flag...
  • North Korean nukes 'existential threat' to US: intel chief

    02/14/2018 12:36:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 February 2018
    North Korean nukes 'existential threat' to US: intel chief 13 February 2018 North Korea's nuclear program poses a potential "existential threat" to the United States, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday. "The decision time is becoming ever closer in terms of how we respond to this," Coats said in remarks to the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Our goal is a peaceful settlement," he added. "We're using maximum pressure on North Korea in various ways." Asked about Pyongyang's nuclear program, Coats said "this is an existential threat, potentially to the United States, but also to North Korea." North Korean...
  • Winter Olympics: N Korean cheerleaders in 'Kim Il-sung mask' row

    02/12/2018 4:32:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 12, 2018
    Winter Olympics: N Korean cheerleaders in 'Kim Il-sung mask' row North Korea's famed cheerleading squad had found itself in the middle of a controversy over masks they put on during a women's ice hockey match at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Some local reports have said the masks resembled Kim Il-sung, the country's first leader and the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un. Conservative groups in South Korea said this was an attempt by North Korea to use the Games for propaganda. South Korea's Unification Ministry has sought to play down the incident, saying the photo was just a "good-looking" man....
  • North Korea Joint team team cheered by North Korea "Beauty supporter", ice hockey girls

    02/10/2018 8:03:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    AFP(Japan) ^ | 2018 February 11
    North Korea Joint team team cheered by North Korea "Beauty supporter", ice hockey girls
  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang summit during landmark talks

    02/09/2018 11:48:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2018
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang summit during landmark talks 10 FEBRUARY 2018 Kim Jong -un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said on Saturday. The invitation, delivered by the North Korean leader's visiting sister Kim Yo-jong, said Mr Kim was willing to meet the South's leader "at the earliest date possible", said a spokesman for the presidential Blue House. The announcement came after the South's president ate kimchi and drank soju liquor with Kim Yo-jong and the North's ceremonial head of state - even as the US warned...
  • Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony

    02/09/2018 10:22:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018/02/09 | Kathleen Joyce
    Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony By Kathleen Joyce | Fox News Two impersonators, bearing striking resemblances to President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, were both booted from the Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday. The “Kim” impersonator told Reuters he and lookalike “Trump” were “getting along great.” He declined to reveal his real name.
  • Kim Jong-un's sister sits just 6 FEET from Trump's VP as tensions loom over Olympics

    02/09/2018 6:14:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 9th February 2018 | Henry Holloway
    Kim Jong-un's sister sits just 6 FEET from Trump's VP as tensions loom over Olympics KIM JONG-UN’S sister sat just six feet from Donald Trump’s vice president Mike Pence as nuclear tensions loomed over the opening ceremony at the Winter Olympics. By Henry Holloway / Published 9th February 2018 North Korea’s most powerful woman was sitting behind the VP as she sat with the South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Kim’s Yo-jong shook hands with the leader him before taking her seat in the VIP box to watching incredible ceremony. The 30-year-old is the youngest daughter of previous North Korean leader...
  • N. Korea, Military Parade Staged in the Morning on the Anniversary of N. Korean Military’s...

    02/07/2018 9:46:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2018.02.08 | Byun Ji-hee
    /begin my excerpts N. Korea, Military Parade Staged in the Morning on the Anniversary of N. Korean Military’s Founding … Quiet Event with no Live Broadcast 2018.02.08 N. Korea conducted military parade on Feb. 8 on the 70th anniversary of N. Korean military’s founding. According to a government source, “We learned that N. Korea had military parade at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang around 10:30 AM (10 AM in N. Korean time,) as scheduled. It is believed that 50,000 people participated in the parade including 13,000 troops commemorating the anniversary of their military’s founding. N. Korean state media usually...
  • (LEAD) N.K. to send leader Kim Jong-un's sister to S. Korea this week (N. Korea)

    02/06/2018 11:51:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/02/07
    (LEAD) N.K. to send leader Kim Jong-un's sister to S. Korea this week 2018/02/07 SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has offered to send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a member of its high-level delegation for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul officials said Wednesday. The North informed the South that Kim Yo-jong, the first vice director of the ruling party's propaganda and agitation department, will be included in the high-level delegation led by ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, according to South Korea's unification ministry. It would mark the first time that a member of the...
  • Report: China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border

    02/06/2018 10:06:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2018 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Report: China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border by FRANCES MARTEL 5 Feb 2018 China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un. The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report Monday, stating that RFA had compiled evidence that China had “late last year deployed another missile defense battery at an armored division in Helong, west of Longjing in the...
  • Ready for the Winter Olympics? How about war? (China)

    02/06/2018 8:31:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Nikkei ^ | January 15, 2018 | KATSUJI NAKAZAWA
    Ready for the Winter Olympics? How about war? Xi Jinping has entire military drilling in case US strikes North Korea KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer TOKYO -- "Do not fear death," Chinese President Xi Jinping told the more than 7,000 troops of the People's Liberation Army gathered at a military training base in Hebei Province on Jan. 3. It was a freezing day and Xi appeared clad in thick military clothing. The "Grand Mobilization Ceremony," as the meeting was called, was a first-of-its-kind event involving the entire Chinese military, with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Rocket Force taking...
  • 2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test(3km NE of test site)

    02/06/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/02/06
    2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test 2018/02/06 22:31 SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- A 2.6-magnitude earthquake shook North Korea's northern area on Tuesday in the aftermath of the communist country's latest nuclear test, in September last year, the South Korean weather agency said. The quake took place at 7:53 p.m., 46 kilometers northwest of Kilju, North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea has conducted a total of six nuclear tests, including the latest one in September last year, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The depth of the tremor's epicenter appeared to be 5...
  • North Korea to Parade Dozens of Long-Range Missiles Before Winter Olympics

    01/31/2018 7:41:25 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2018/01/31
    North Korea to Parade Dozens of Long-Range Missiles Before Winter Olympics North Korea is planning to show off dozens of long-range missiles at a February 8 parade, the day before the Winter Olympics is set to begin in South Korea, two diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of North Korea’s intentions told CNN Wednesday. The display of “hundreds” of missiles and rockets would be an attempt “to scare the hell out of the Americans,” one of the sources said. The parade is expected to include dozens of intercontinental-range Hwasong-15 missiles, which the North Koreans test-fired for the first time in late...
  • This was the scariest part of Trump’s State of the Union[N. Korea]

    01/31/2018 4:05:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Vox ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Zack Beauchamp
    This was the scariest part of Trump’s State of the Union He talked about North Korea the way George W. Bush talked about Iraq. By Zack Beauchamp Jan 30, 2018, 10:28pm EST President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech concluded with a powerful story about a North Korean defector who was tortured and starved by that country’s brutal government. The president described Ji Seong Ho’s suffering in excruciating detail, painting the North Korean government as an enemy of humanity — and of Christianity. “He woke up as a train ran over his limbs. He then endured multiple amputations...
  • Trump administration drops Victor Cha as pick for South Korea envoy 'over bloody nose...

    01/31/2018 3:47:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 JANUARY 2018
    Trump administration drops Victor Cha as pick for South Korea envoy 'over bloody nose strike concerns' Reuters News Agency 30 JANUARY 2018 • 11:49PM Victor Cha, who is reportedly no longer being considered by the Trump's administration' to be the next US ambassador to South Korea, has said a "bloody nose" strike against Pyongyang carried a huge risk to Americans. Mr Cha, a former White House official, had raised concerns with National Security Council officials over their consideration of a limited strike on North Korea and about the administration’s threats to tear up a bilateral trade deal with Seoul, the...
  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong Nam 'met US agent' before his death in Malaysia

    01/30/2018 1:09:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | 30 January 2018 | Sharon Marris
    Kim Jong Nam 'met US agent' before his death in Malaysia Two women are on trial accused of using VX nerve agent to kill the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un By Sharon Marris, News Reporter Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, met a Korean-American man on a tourist island before he was assassinated, a court has been told. Mr Kim met the man at a hotel in Langkawi on 9 February last year, according to a witness. Four days later, Mr Kim was dead. Two women - Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan...