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  • [N.Korea]Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history

    03/22/2017 11:02:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kevin Dugan
    Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history he man behind the biggest bank heist in history may have been Kim Jong-un. Federal prosecutors are preparing to finger North Korea for orchestrating the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, according to a report.
  • [N.Korea]Who Killed Kim Jong Nam? Son Of Ex-North Korean Envoy To Vietnam Is Mastermind, Report Says

    03/22/2017 10:12:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 03/22/17 | ISHANI ROY
    Who Killed Kim Jong Nam? Son Of Ex-North Korean Envoy To Vietnam Is Mastermind, Report Says Amid the mystery surrounding the assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sources said Wednesday that a North Korean suspect involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam is the son of a former top North Korean envoy to Vietnam. Ri Ji Hyon, 33, the suspect, apparently persuaded an Asian woman to commit the murder, which took place in Malaysia on Feb. 13, by talking fluent Vietnamese, Yonhap News Agency reported. Ri had lived in Vietnam for about...
  • North Korea's latest missile test has failed, Seoul says

    03/21/2017 8:19:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    AP ^ | March 21, 2017
    North Korea's latest missile test has failed, Seoul says SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure.
  • Out of time in North Korea

    03/20/2017 5:46:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    There is a growing consensus that the first genuine crisis of Donald Trump’s presidency could involve North Korea and, more specifically, its ability to place a nuclear warhead on one or more ballistic missiles possessing sufficient range and accuracy to reach the continental United States. ..... One option would be simply to accept as inevitable continued increases in the quantity and quality of North Korea’s nuclear and missile inventories. The US, South Korea, and Japan would fall back on a combination of missile defence and deterrence. The problem is that missile defence is imperfect, and deterrence is uncertain. The only...
  • U.S. congressman calls for preparedness for pre-emptive strike on N. Korea

    03/20/2017 7:08:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/20
    U.S. congressman calls for preparedness for pre-emptive strike on N. Korea WASHINGTON, March 19 (Yonhap) -- The United States should be prepared for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea as the communist nation is getting closer to perfecting capabilities to deliver a nuclear missile to the U.S., a House lawmaker said Sunday. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) made the remark in an interview with Fox News, days after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that all options were on the table in dealing with the communist nation and the military option is one of them. "The closer that the North...
  • [N. Korea] 'Important person' wanted over Kim Jong Nam murder, says Malaysia police chief

    03/20/2017 5:59:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Straits Times ^ | MAR 19, 2017
    'Important person' wanted over Kim Jong Nam murder, says Malaysia police chief MALACCA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An "important person" is among several people Malaysia police are looking for to assist in the Kim Jong Nam murder probe, the country's police chief said on Sunday (March 19). However, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar declined to reveal details on the individuals. He said they "could be" North Koreans but refused to name the VIP. "I can't reveal much but there are few more individuals we are after, apart from the three North Koreans who are believed to be holed...
  • Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check

    03/19/2017 7:49:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    FOX ^ | March 17, 2017 | Rich Edson
    Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE – EXCLUSIVE: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, refused to rule out increased weaponization and even nuclearization of America’s East Asian allies to deter North Korean aggression. “We’re exchanging views,” Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint Security Area. “Nothing has been taken off the table,” he said, when asked whether he would rule out nuclearization of the peninsula, during the interview...
  • N. Korean Rocket Engine Test (Photos) [Conducted on Mar. 18, 2017]

    03/19/2017 12:22:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Mar. 19, 2017
    Left: Mar. 18, 2017; Right: Sept. 20, 2016
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un hails engine test as 'new birth' for rocket industry: KCNA

    03/18/2017 6:27:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Mar. 19, 2017
    North Korea's Kim Jong Un hails engine test as 'new birth' for rocket industry: KCNA Rocket engines are easily re-purposed for use in missiles. Outside observers say that the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's space programme is a fig leaf for weapons tests. "The development and completion of a new-type high-thrust engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability in the field of outer space development," KCNA reported. "The leader (Kim) noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance as it declared a new birth of the...
  • N. Korea hit squad staged 10 rehearsals for attack on Kim (Jong-nam)

    03/18/2017 9:12:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | March 15, 2017 | Masanobu Furuya and Yuji Endo
    N. Korea hit squad staged 10 rehearsals for attack on Kim THE ASAHI SHIMBUN March 15, 2017 at 18:10 JST The team dispatched by North Korea to kill Kim Jong Nam rehearsed the attack at least 10 times before carrying out the hit in Malaysia on Feb. 13. sources said. Siti Aisyah, a 25-year-old Indonesian woman who is in custody and suspected of spraying Kim's face with VX nerve agent, took part in the practice sessions, the sources said. Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died shortly after the incident in Kuala Lumpur International Airport....
  • [N. Korea] EXPOSE: More suspects involved in plot to kill Jong-nam?

    03/18/2017 4:17:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | March 18, 2017 | Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah
    EXPOSE: More suspects involved in plot to kill Jong-nam? By Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah - March 18, 2017 @ 11:59am KUALA LUMPUR: A frame-by-frame analysis of the video footage captured by klia2’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the minutes before and after the attack on Kim Jong-nam on the morning of Feb 13 have unearthed startling new revelations. The seven wanted North Koreans — masterminds behind the assassination of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — had technically “surrounded” their target to ensure that the mission to liquidate him was followed through. This damning analysis of...
  • TRUMP: North Korea is 'behaving very badly,' and China 'has done little to help'

    03/17/2017 7:55:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 17, 2017
    TRUMP: North Korea is 'behaving very badly,' and China 'has done little to help' President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday morning that North Korea has been "behaving very badly" and that China has done little to contain the threat. "North Korea is behaving very badly," Trump wrote. "They have been 'playing' the United States for years. China has done little to help!" The tweet comes as Rex Tillerson, Trump's secretary of state, is on a trip to Asia.
  • [N. Korea] DPM: Officials travelled to meet Jong Nam’s son to get DNA sample

    03/17/2017 3:29:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Free Malaysia Today ^ | March 17, 2017
    DPM: Officials travelled to meet Jong Nam’s son to get DNA sample FMT Reporters | March 17, 2017 Jong Nam’s wife and children go into hiding after giving consent to Malaysian authorities to take care of his body. KUALA LUMPUR: The DNA sample used to identify Kim Jong Nam’s body was from his son, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. Malaysian officials, he revealed, had gone to meet the son at a certain place to collect the DNA sample. He declined to give details, according to a report in The Star. Jong Nam had two sons and a daughter....
  • Military action against North Korea 'option on the table': US Secretary of State Tillerson

    03/17/2017 3:19:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2017/03/17
    Military action against North Korea 'option on the table': US Secretary of State Tillerson SEOUL - United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday (March 17) military action against North Korea is an option if push comes to shove, as he signalled that the long-maintained US policy of "strategic patience" with the nuclear-armed state is over. "Certainly we do not want things to get to military conflict, but if they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, then that option is on the table," he said at a joint press...
  • (LEAD) Tillerson to visit DMZ as part of S. Korean tour

    03/16/2017 6:35:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/16
    (LEAD) Tillerson to visit DMZ as part of S. Korean tour 2017/03/16 SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Friday as the first major schedule of his trip to South Korea, the foreign ministry said Thursday, in an apparent bid to demonstrate a strong alliance between the two countries against North Korea. Tillerson is to come to South Korea early Friday after staying in Japan as part of his three-country trip to Asia that will also take him to China on Saturday. Upon arriving in Korea, he is...
  • Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea

    03/16/2017 5:25:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 14, 2017 | JAY SOLOMON
    Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea White House considering tougher financial penalties amid evidence Chinese firms are helping Pyongyang import and export weapons By JAY SOLOMON March 14, 2017 12:03 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering increasing financial penalties on Chinese companies in response to growing evidence of their support for North Korea’s weapons programs, according to U.S. and Asian officials.
  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong Nam's identity confirmed using child's DNA: Malaysian DPM

    03/15/2017 6:45:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2017/03/15
    Kim Jong Nam's identity confirmed using child's DNA: Malaysian DPM KUALA LUMPUR (AFP, REUTERS) – Malaysia has used a DNA sample from Mr Kim Jong Nam’s child to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, deputy prime minister said on Wednesday (March 15). Investigators “confirmed the identity of the body as Kim Jong Nam based on the sample obtained from his child”, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. It was unclear who among Mr Kim's children Datuk Seri Zahid was referring to. Mr Kim Jong Nam was murdered on Feb 13, when...
  • [N.Korea]Malaysia embalms Kim Jong-nam and will deport about 50 North Koreans

    03/14/2017 6:18:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | March 15, 2017
    Malaysia embalms Kim Jong-nam and will deport about 50 North Koreans KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has embalmed the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-il to ­better preserve it and will deport about 50 North Koreans whose work permits have expired. News of the deportations was a surprise as the countries have barred each other’s citizens from leaving amid a diplomatic standoff over Kim Jong-nam’s death.
  • Malaysia will count on allies if N. Korea wants war, says defence minister

    03/13/2017 3:36:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | March 13, 2017 | KAMLES KUMAR
    Malaysia will count on allies if N. Korea wants war, says defence minister BY KAMLES KUMAR KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Malaysia will count on its international allies if the diplomatic situation with North Korea goes south, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today. The defence minister said Malaysia may not have enough military assets compared to Pyongyang if the two countries went to war, but it has other ways to counter the reclusive state which has nuclear weapons in its arsenal. “We will deal with it when the time comes, but don’t think we are only dependent on our own...
  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong Nam's body 'can be claimed soon'

    03/12/2017 7:06:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Mar. 13, 2017
    Kim Jong Nam's body 'can be claimed soon' KUALA LUMPUR • The body of Mr Kim Jong Nam, which is in the mortuary of Kuala Lumpur Hospital, could possibly be claimed over the next two weeks by the North Korean Embassy or by the country's leader, Mr Kim Jong Un, who is his kin, the New Sunday Times (NST) reported yesterday, quoting an unnamed source. As the deceased has been positively identified by the Malaysian authorities as the estranged half- brother of Mr Kim Jong Un, "standard government protocols in handling an unclaimed body have kicked in", the newspaper said....
  • N. Korea excavating tunnel for far more powerful nuclear test: 38 North

    03/12/2017 3:38:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Arirang ^ | 2017-03-12
    N. Korea excavating tunnel for far more powerful nuclear test: 38 North There are signs Pyongyang could be laying the groundwork for the biggest nuclear test to date. According to U.S.-based North Korea monitoring website 38 North the regime is excavating a tunnel at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, which may support an explosion up to 14 times more powerful than the lastest one. There's been increased activities at the area, where the last four of the five underground tests by the communist state were conducted. Experts say the excavation will allow the hermit kingdom to support additional underground nuke...
  • [N. Korea] Face moles prove it's Jong-nam

    03/11/2017 9:00:53 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | March 11, 2017 | Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah
    Face moles prove it's Jong-nam (Left) Kim Jong-nam on the cover of the book ‘My Father Kim Jong-il and I’. (Right) The tattoo on Jong-nam’s torso. These secondary identifiers allow the authorities to establish the body as Jong-nam’s. By Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah - March 11, 2017 @ 11:38am ANEW set of evidence has surfaced to match the body that has been lying at Kuala Lumpur Hospital morgue since Feb 15 to Kim Jong-nam. This evidence, which emerged after the police yesterday officially declared the body as Kim-Jong-nam’s, is uniquely traced to the estranged half-brother of North Korean...
  • [N. Korea]Police identify body as Kim Jong-Nam's (Updated)

    03/10/2017 9:45:41 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 10 March 2017 | Timothy Achariam
    Police identify body as Kim Jong-Nam's (Updated) Posted on 10 March 2017 - 05:33pm Last updated on 11 March 2017 - 01:04pm Timothy Achariam KUALA LUMPUR: Police have positively identified Kim Chol who was killed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13 as Kim Jong-Nam. Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar made the announcement today but refused to divulge further details on how police made the identification. "I'm not going to tell you how we identified the body due to the security of witnesses," he said. He said that police have fulfilled its criteria...
  • [N. Korea]Pyongyang’s intelligence operations network active in Malaysia, says source

    03/09/2017 6:16:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | MARCH 09, 2017
    Pyongyang’s intelligence operations network active in Malaysia, says source KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 ― While Malaysia and North Korea are doing their best to solve the diplomatic spat between the two governments, attention is now focused on the presence of more than 1,000 North Korean citizens in Malaysia. The assassination of North Korean Kim Chol, who was widely reported to be Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) three weeks ago, has sparked the interest of many quarters over Pyongyang's intelligence operations in Malaysia. Masquerading behind careers of...
  • China's ZTE pleads guilty, settles US sanctions case for nearly US$900 million

    03/08/2017 5:43:40 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08 Mar 2017
    China's ZTE pleads guilty, settles US sanctions case for nearly US$900 million NEW YORK/HONG KONG: Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp has agreed to plead guilty and pay nearly US$900 million in a U.S. sanctions case, drawing a line under a damaging scandal that had threatened its cut off its supply chain. While the fine was larger than expected, ZTE, also a major smartphone maker, reported robust underlying earnings for 2016 and was upbeat in estimates for the first quarter. That and the resolution of the case helped its Hong Kong-listed shares surge 6 percent. A five-year investigation found ZTE...
  • [N. Korea] Video of man claiming to be Kim Jong Nam's son emerges

    03/07/2017 5:44:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08 Mar 2017
    Video of man claiming to be Kim Jong Nam's son emerges Posted 08 Mar 2017 08:42 Updated 08 Mar 2017 09:11 KUALA LUMPUR: A YouTube video has emerged in which a man claims to be Kim Han Sol, son of the murdered North Korean believed to be Kim Jong Nam. The video titled KHS Video was uploaded on the YouTube page of a group called Cheollima Civil Defense on Tuesday (Mar 7) which contacted Channel NewsAsia after posting it. "My name is Kim Han Sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family," the man says in the video. "My...
  • Kim Jong Nam's Murder Likely Means Dangerous Times Ahead for Members of North Korea's Ruling Family

    03/07/2017 6:21:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Time ^ | Mar. 7, 2017 | Charlie Campbell
    Kim Jong Nam's Murder Likely Means Dangerous Times Ahead for Members of North Korea's Ruling Family Charlie Campbell / Beijing 4:55 PM As the fallout from the assassination of Kim Jong Nam continues, more details are emerging about what sparked his murder, with possibly grave consequences for other members of North Korea’s ruling family. On Tuesday, North Korea banned Malaysian diplomats from leaving North Korea in response to the investigation into the death of Kim Jong Nam, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother, who police say was poisoned with VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13....
  • N. Korea Temporarily Bans Malaysian Citizens inside the Country from Leaving

    03/06/2017 7:00:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/07
    N. Korea Temporarily Bans Malaysian Citizens inside the Country from Leaving Translated Headline Only. No Details Yet.
  • North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador

    03/06/2017 4:12:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | March 6, 2017
    North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador SEOUL, March 6 — North Korea said today it has designated the Malaysian ambassador to the country as “persona non grata” and demanded the envoy leave the country within 48 hours from 10am on Sunday, its official KCNA news agency said.
  • North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan: Abe

    03/05/2017 5:44:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 5, 2017 | Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko
    North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan: Abe By Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko | SEOUL/TOKYO North Korea fired four ballistic missiles early on Monday, three of which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, the latest in a series of provocative tests by the reclusive state. "Multiple ballistic missiles" were launched from the Tongchang-ri region near the North's border with China and flew about 1,000 km (620 miles), South Korean military officials said, without providing the number of missiles. "South Korea and the United States are conducting a close-up analysis, regarding...
  • [N. Korea]Gov't to give upwards to 1 bln won to defectors with N.K. secrets

    03/04/2017 7:01:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/05
    Gov't to give upwards to 1 bln won to defectors with N.K. secrets 2017/03/05 SEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korean defectors who have classified information about the reclusive country will receive up to 1 billion won (US$860,000) in reward money, the government said Sunday. The amount represents a four-fold increase from the 250 million won maximum amount offered at present, and is designed to get more North Korean elites to switch sides. It is also the first time in 20 years that Seoul has moved to increase the reward money given to defectors with useful, high-grade information. The Ministry...
  • Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador

    03/04/2017 8:14:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | MARCH 04, 201
    Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Wisma Putra has declared North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol a “persona non grata” and has given him 48 hours from 6pm today to leave the country. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Kang failed to show or send a representative when summoned to attend a meeting with Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin, his ministry’s deputy secretary-general for bilateral affairs at 6pm today. “For this reason, the Ministry has via a Diplomatic Note sent to the Embassy this evening, informing the DPRK government that His Excellency Mr. Kang Chol...
  • [N. Korea](EXCLUSIVE) Jong-nam's tattoos to aid identification process [VIDEO]

    03/03/2017 8:04:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | 4 March 2017
    (EXCLUSIVE) Jong-nam's tattoos to aid identification process [VIDEO] By Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah - March 3, 2017 @ 7:05am KUALA LUMPUR: Strong evidence, which could finally put an end to the dispute over whether it was really Kim Jong-nam who was assassinated in klia2 on Feb 13, has surfaced. The evidence — tattoos on Jong-nam’s body that match his documented history — will enable investigators to draw direct links between the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the body that has been lying in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL)’s morgue since Feb 15. This critical...
  • ‘3rd Fleet Forward’ One of Several Tools to Deter North Korean Aggression

    03/01/2017 5:43:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    USNI ^ | February 22, 2017 | Megan Eckstein
    ‘3rd Fleet Forward’ One of Several Tools to Deter North Korean Aggression By: Megan Eckstein February 22, 2017 11:43 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Navy forces are preparing for a conflict on the Korean Peninsula – the most likely “fight tonight” scenario they face – by shifting U.S. 3rd Fleet forces as well as the most advanced platforms into the Western Pacific. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, said North Korea is the only country in his area of operations which is not seeing an improved relationship with the United States, and “if there’s a fight tonight,...
  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong-nam Agreed to a Meeting with Ishii, Former Minister of Home Affairs...

    03/01/2017 12:00:28 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Sankei Shimbun ^ | 2017.3.1
    Kim Jong-nam Agreed to a Meeting with Ishii, Former Minister of Home Affairs, Eleven Days before his Assassination 2017.3.1 /begin excerpts In an interview with Sankei Shimbun on Feb. 28 regarding the murder of N. Korea's Kim Jong-nam, Ishii Hajime, former Minister of Home Affairs, clearly indicated that Mr. Kim planned a meeting with him in Macau on Mar. 1. Mr. Ishii has been involved for a long time in normalizing diplomatic relationship with N. Korea. It is possible that Kim Jong-nam was pursuing a separate attempt to improve relation between two countries, independent of Kim Jong-un, Chairman of N....
  • [N. Korea]What a single image of Kim Jong-un can tell us about his plans and his nuclear...

    02/28/2017 4:42:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 February 2017 | GARETH DAVIES
    What a single image of Kim Jong-un can tell us about his plans and his nuclear capabilities... Experts analysing North Korea can pinpoint the location of photographs A team of professionals have started dating propaganda snaps by Kim's weight Body language and what the dictator is wearing is said to give a big insight The image shows North Korea has a deadly serious programme, experts said By Gareth Davies For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 13:55 GMT, 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 27 February 2017 Experts have revealed they can work out Kim Jong-un's nuclear plans and capabilities by analysing just...
  • North Korea sends delegation to claim Jong-nam’s body

    02/28/2017 1:36:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | February 28, 2017
    North Korea sends delegation to claim Jong-nam’s body KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 ― North Korea has sent a delegation of diplomats to Malaysia to retrieve Kim Jong-nam’s body and to seek the release of a North Korean arrested in the murder. The delegation includes Ri Tong-il, former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations. Ri told reporters outside the North Korean embassy here that the delegation was here to discuss a “humanitarian issue” and three other questions. “Number one: the question of the return of the body of the deceased, a DPRK citizen who died in the Malaysian airport...
  • [N. Korea]Seoul's spy agency warned Kim Jong-nam of safety last year

    02/27/2017 11:16:26 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/28
    Seoul's spy agency warned Kim Jong-nam of safety last year SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's spy agency sent a safety warning last year to the North Korean leader's half brother who was killed earlier this month, lawmakers said Tuesday. An official from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) was quoted as telling the National Assembly's Intelligence Committee Monday that it sent a message to Kim Jong-nam that he was the target of a possible attack. It was delivered through a third party in the second half of 2016, he added. The NIS official made the remarks in response to...
  • [N. Korea]Czech Republic has no info on threats against Kim Jong-un's uncle: report

    02/27/2017 7:51:58 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/28
    Czech Republic has no info on threats against Kim Jong-un's uncle: report SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- The Czech government has no information on threats to the safety of Kim Pyong-il, both North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle and the reclusive nation's ambassador in Prague, a U.S. news report said Tuesday. It has not taken any additional measures to toughen the security of the North Korean Embassy in Prague where Kim Pyong-il works, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). The report came amid rumors that the 63-year-old North Korean ambassador could face the threat of assassination in the wake of...
  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong-Nam case: Three in custody likely to be charged for murder on Wednesday

    02/27/2017 7:07:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 27 February 2017 | Charles Ramendran
    Kim Jong-Nam case: Three in custody likely to be charged for murder on Wednesday Posted on 27 February 2017 - 09:17pm Last updated on 27 February 2017 - 09:22pm Charles Ramendran PETALING JAYA: A North Korean chemist and two foreign women held over the death of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, are expected to face murder charges Wednesday. The remand order on the two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, a spa masseur, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, an entertainment outlet worker, who were detained within two days after the victim's death expires on...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-nam 'killed by VX nerve agent found on his face'

    02/23/2017 7:04:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 2017/02/24
    Kim Jong-nam 'killed by VX nerve agent found on his face' Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. Mr Kim died last week after two women wiped a substance over his face in a check-in hall at Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysian toxicology reports have identified the chemical as "VX nerve agent", classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-nam's next-of-kin to arrive in M'sia in day or two: Police

    02/23/2017 7:19:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | 23 FEBRUARY 2017 | AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN
    Kim Jong-nam's next-of-kin to arrive in M'sia in day or two: Police BY AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN - 23 FEBRUARY 2017 @ 3:40 PM MUAR: A next-of-kin of Kim Jong-nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader, is expected to arrive in Malaysia in one or two days’ time, to assist police in identifying his body. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the relative lives “not far from Malaysia” and is expected to aid in the process of identification, which has yet to be carried out. Noor Rashid reemphasised that to date, none of Kim's family members...
  • Exclusive: North Korean suspects in Kim Jong-nam murder 'hiding' in Pyongyang's embassy in Kuala...

    02/22/2017 4:38:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 22 FEBRUARY 2017 | Arthur Lim
    <p>Two North Koreans suspects in the murder of Kim Jong-nam are believed to be "hiding" inside Pyongyang's embassy in Malaysia, security sources have told the Telegraph.</p> <p>Tensions between the two countries are high following the killing of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea's "Supreme Leader", at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last Monday.</p>
  • 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...
  • N. Korea: Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL

    02/20/2017 7:51:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    The Star ^ | 20 February 2017 | AKIL YUNUS
    Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL By AKIL YUNUS 20 February 2017 PETALING JAYA: Members of the media from local and international organisations are rushing to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) following a tip-off that the son of Kim Jong-nam is arriving in Malaysia Monday evening. The international press, including Korean, Japanese, and Chinese news outlets, earlier received a message saying that Kim Han-sol, 21, is due to land at KLIA2 on an AirAsia flight tonight. “Dear press members, (this is) to inform that the son of Kim Jong-nam will be arriving at KLIA2 today on an AirAsia flight....
  • N. Korea: CCTV Video Footage of Kim Jong-nam Assassination

    02/19/2017 3:22:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    LINK It is 2min 20sec long(It is repeated again. So the whole video is over 5 min long.) It starts with Kim Jong-nam walking in. It shows the moments of attack from different angles. The footage of actual attack starts at 43 seconds into the video. He was seen walking around after the attack, talking to securities and escorted into some place(probably clinic.)
  • Jong-nam assassination: Four North Korean suspects have fled Malaysia, say police (suspects named)

    02/19/2017 12:56:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | 19 FEBRUARY 2017
    Jong-nam assassination: Four North Korean suspects have fled Malaysia, say police KUALA LUMPUR: Police today confirmed that the four main suspects who allegedly engineered the assassination of Kim Jong-nam have fled the country. They were identified as Ri Ji Hyon, 33; Hong So Hac, 34; O Jong Gil, 55; and Ri Jae Nam, 57, all hailing from North Korea. They were believed to have fled Malaysia on Monday, Feb 13, the day Jong-nam was killed. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim however, declined to reveal the destination the suspects were headed to. Noor Rashid said police are...
  • N. Korea: Trio may have left country after the hit

    02/18/2017 7:29:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    The Star ^ | 19 February 2017
    Trio may have left country after the hit Sunday, 19 February 2017 KUALA LUMPUR: The three remaining suspects hunted by police over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam on Monday may have left the country immediately after the hit was carried out. It is learnt that the men, aged between 30 and 50, were believed to have boarded a flight to a neighbouring country right after the killing by two women subsequently arrested by police. Based on CCTV footages, sources said the suspects changed their clothes before heading to the departure hall to board their...
  • Kim Jong Nam murder: Female suspects were groomed by suspected spy in China for past 3 months...

    02/17/2017 5:58:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Straits Times ^ | FEB 17, 2017
    Kim Jong Nam murder: Female suspects were groomed by suspected spy in China for past 3 months, says report FEB 17, 2017 PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The two women suspected to have murdered North Korean Kim Jong Nam had apparently lived in China for the past three months before their deadly "assignment". According to a report by Malaysian Chinese-language newspaper China Press, both Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 29, may not be North Korean agents, but were possibly duped by a spy ring into committing murder at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Doan, a Vietnamese...
  • N. Korea: Spy network active in region (Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia)

    02/16/2017 11:50:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | 17 February 2017
    Spy network active in region PETALING JAYA: North Korean spies have been operating in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia over the last two decades. According to an intelligence source, their operation in the three countries is believed to be one of the biggest networks outside North Korea, with Malaysia and Singapore being the preferred choice of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB). The RGB is North Korea’s intelligence agency which manages the country’s clandestine operations. To blend in and disguise themselves in Malaysia and Singapore, the highly qualified spies would double-up as engineers and technical consultants in the construction industry, and also...