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  • North Korea Launches Three Ballistic Missiles, Including a Suspected ICBM

    05/24/2022 8:01:45 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 24, 2022 | Choe Sang- Hun
    North Korea launched three ballistic missiles, including a possible intercontinental ballistic missile, toward the waters off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said. The launches came just as President Biden wrapped up a trip to the region, where he vowed to strengthen deterrence against the North’s growing nuclear threat. It was North Korea’s 17th missile test this year. The missiles were launched from Sunan, near Pyongyang, the North’s capital, at 6 a.m., 6:37 and 6:42, the South Korean military said. American and South Korean officials have warned in recent weeks that the North was ready to conduct either...
  • North Korea man sentenced to death by firing squad for smuggling in banned copies of Netflix series ‘Squid Game’

    11/25/2021 10:58:39 PM PST · by KingofZion · 19 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | November 25, 2021 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A smuggler who sold copies of Netflix’s smash hit series “Squid Game” in North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad, according to a report. The man allegedly smuggled copies of the Korean-language show on USB drives from China into North Korea, where seven high-school students were caught watching the footage, sources told Radio Free Asia. A student who bought one of the flash drives received a life sentence, while six others who watched the footage have been sentenced to five years of hard labor. Teachers and administrators at the school were fired or face forced labor in...
  • North Korean is sentenced to execution by firing squad after students were caught watching a copy of Squid Game he'd smuggled into the country

    11/24/2021 1:41:19 PM PST · by algore · 29 replies
    A North Korean nan is to be executed for bringing back a copy of Netflix's Squid Game into the country. The smuggler, a student, is said to have returned from China with a digital version of the hit South Korean series stored on a hidden USB flash drive. But after selling copies to several people including fellow students he was caught out by the country's surveillance services. It is understood he will now be executed by firing squad - one of the grim methods by which characters in the series are also killed. It is believed that the arrests took...
  • ‘MAGIC SWORD’ North Korea developing 4,000MPH HYPERSONIC nuke missiles to blitz through America’s defences, reports claim

    01/09/2021 3:20:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 06 Jan 2021 | Catriona Graffius
    The dictator state is planning to beef up its arsenal with a research centre aimed at developing deadly missiles which could batter US defences. Dubbed the ‘Academy of National Defense Science’, the centre will research hypersonic missiles - which can’t be intercepted by existing defence systems.... North Korea is currently believed to have enough material to build 45 nukes capable of wiping Japan off the map, according to top scientist Dr Siegfried Hecker. And now a source has told Daily NK: “Internally, people are saying that since the nukes are completed, lots of Workers’ Party money will go into hypersonic...
  • 4 Takeaways From the Trump-Kim Meeting at the DMZ

    06/30/2019 6:25:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 75 replies
    NYT ^ | 30 June 2019 | Yonette Joseph
    When President Trump sent a Twitter invitation on Friday to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to meet at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the Koreas — “just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!” — both men had much to gain, and more to lose. If Mr. Kim did not attend, even though his side had seemed intrigued, it would have embarrassed Mr. Trump and opened him up to more criticism for his unpredictable diplomacy. It would also have compounded the dramatic failure of their summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, which Mr. Trump abruptly called off in February. . ....
  • A shadowy group trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un allegedly raided a North Korean embassy...

    03/15/2019 4:42:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 15 at 12:39 PM | John Hudson
    In broad daylight, masked assailants infiltrated North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, tied up the staff, stole computers and mobile phones, and fled the scene in two luxury vehicles. The group behind the late February operation is known as Cheollima Civil Defense, a secretive dissident organization committed to overthrowing the Kim dynasty, people familiar with the planning and execution of the mission told The Washington Post. The group’s alleged role in the attack has not previously been reported, and officials from the governments of North Korea, the United States and Spain declined to comment on it. The identity of the assailants...
  • US affirms plan for 6 nuclear plants in India

    03/14/2019 2:40:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    Indica News ^ | March 14, 2019 | IANS
    IANS -- The slow-moving US plans to set up six nuclear power plants in India have received a boost as the two nations reiterated their commitment to strengthening security and civil nuclear cooperation during the 9th India-US Strategic Security Dialogue. A joint statement issued on Wednesday after the dialogue, where the Indian side was headed by Foreign Secretary Vijay K. Gokhale, said that Washington "reaffirmed its strong support of India's early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group". "They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India," it added....
  • Analysis: Return of remains good, but easy move for N. Korea

    07/28/2018 3:28:19 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    AP ^ | July 27, 2018
    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea made good on another promise to President Donald Trump by returning dozens of sets of remains of American GIs killed during the Korean War. But it expects something in return — a peace treaty, or something very much like it. Until that's on the table, real progress toward denuclearization will likely have to wait. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed in his summit in Singapore with Trump last month to resume returning remains. But the North chose the most symbolic day to actually turn over the first batch. Friday was the 65th anniversary...
  • North Korea designates Chagang Province as special zone, possibly to conceal nuclear weapons

    05/22/2018 9:49:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2018-05-23 | Lee Sang Yong
    North Korea designates Chagang Province as special zone, possibly to conceal nuclear weapons Lee Sang Yong | 2018-05-23 11:01 The North Korean government has named Chagang Province a “Special Songun (military-first) Revolutionary Zone” and has reportedly created plans to designate the province a strategic region for the military. The region is mountainous, and harbors ideal terrain in which to conceal the country’s nuclear weapons. North Korea has widely publicized its intent to shut down the country’s nuclear program as demanded by the international community. This intent has been exemplified by an event scheduled for May 23 to close its nuclear...
  • Q Anon: (3/9/18) Continued from Wednesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/09/2018 12:57:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2,647 replies ^ | 3/9/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • NBC’s Lester Holt slammed for 'cotton candy' North Korea coverage (TR)

    01/23/2018 11:00:19 AM PST · by DFG · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/23/2018 | Sasha Savitsky
    NBC's Lester Holt is under fire for his "cushy" coverage of North Korea, despite the regime’s long record of cruelty, murder and oppression. The star journalist traveled to the Hermit Kingdom weeks before the Peacock Network will cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and viewers slammed his coverage as being sycophantic, decidedly uncritical and feeding "propaganda." Holt was criticized in particular for saying he was treated “with respect” by the regime, where he reported from a ski slope as seemingly happy North Koreans were enjoying a wintry day. Viewers said the ski scene appeared to have been...
  • Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

    01/16/2018 7:45:51 AM PST · by shove_it · 34 replies
    Yahoo/Rooters ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | Kiyoshi Takenaka
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes. It was not immediately clear what triggered the mistake. Related Searches Missile Alert False Alarm HawaiiHawaii Missile False AlarmFalse Missile Alert HawaiiMissile Launch HawaiiBallistic Missile Alert Hawaii "We are still checking," an NHK spokesman said. NHK's 6.55 p.m. alert said: "North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground." The same...
  • North Korean WMD Is Not Just Nuclear

    12/14/2017 7:21:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    OpsLens ^ | 11 Dec, 2017 | Bart Marcois
    Kim Jong UnÂ’s obsession with developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching American territory has absorbed the worldÂ’s attention for the better part of a year. It also may have diverted the worldÂ’s attention from North Korean WMD, or weapons of mass destruction, that are not nuclear. Recent reports have highlighted the dangers posed by the hermit kingdomÂ’s chemical and biological agents. Chemical Weapons: A Murder with a Message In February of this year, the North Korean dictator had his half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, murdered in the Kuala Lumpur airport. Two teams of assassins were standing ready, but it took...
  • This is what it's like to go undercover in North Korea

    09/23/2017 2:10:45 PM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    TED talk ^ | March 2015 | Suki Kim
    For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea's future leaders -- while writing a book on one of the world's most repressive regimes. As she helped her students grapple with concepts like "truth" and "critical thinking," she came to wonder: Was teaching these students to seek the truth putting them in peril? This talk was part of a session at TED2015 .
  • US-North Korean tensions prompt delay in Guam-Japan flights

    09/17/2017 4:52:59 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | September 17, 2017 4:41 pm | AP
    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have prompted a Hong Kong-based airline to delay flights between the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and Japan. HK Express announced five weeks ago that it planned to start the flights on Oct. 29, but has since delayed flights until next summer “in view of geopolitical concerns in the region,” Pacific Daily News reported. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened Guam. The country has fired two missiles over Japan including one launched on Friday. Passengers who bought tickets will get refunds, HK Express said in a...
  • As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchange 'nuclear' war of words, Guam posts emergency guidelines

    08/11/2017 11:52:11 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Reuters
    Guam, an unincorporated United States territory in the western Pacific Ocean, has a population of 1.6 lakh people Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the U.S. Pacific territory. Pyongyang's state-run KCNA news agency said on Thursday its army would complete plans in mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near Guam as North Korea and the United States engaged in increasingly heated rhetoric this week over the North's nuclear weapons program. North Korea did not...
  • Pak builds nuke warhead underground storage facility in Balochistan: Report

    08/10/2017 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Lalit K Jha, PTI
    Pakistan has built a 'hardened, secure, underground' complex in a remote mountainous region in the restive Balochistan province that could serve as a storage site for nuclear warheads, an American think tank said on Wednesday. The Institute for Science and International Security, a nonprofit and non-governmental institution, said its observation is based on satellite imagery and investigation. It said in a report that the underground complex in the southwestern province 'could serve as a ballistic missile and nuclear warhead storage site'. The purpose of the complex is not yet available publicly. But, the report authored by David Albright, Sarah Burkhard,...
  • VANITY: Who says their bombs have got to be delivered on missiles?

    08/10/2017 4:39:45 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8-10-2017 | Vanity
    Why couldn't they sneak one or several into various shipping containers bound for various ports in the US and elsewhere?
  • North Korea: Blame falls on Clinton, GW, O [aw!m vanity]

    08/09/2017 10:11:22 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 20 replies
    Bill Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama have one thing in common -- they had a chance to take out North Korea's nuclear threat with minimal risk to the US. Politically speaking, I believe it is really that simple. No matter how Trump handles this, he is trying to solve a crisis that NEVER should have arisen. There was no ounce of prevention, but the future cure could be unspeakable not only in terms of human lives, but also the worst environmental disaster in human history.
  • State lawmaker wants Trump to meet with North Korea's leader in Hawaii

    08/04/2017 12:23:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | HNN Staff
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State Rep. Gene Ward is no stranger to unconventional ideas. He recently suggested bunkers under Diamond Head for storage be converted into bomb shelters. And he once proposed "urine-free zones" in key gathering places to cut down on public urination and defecation. Now Ward is suggesting a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. And he wants it to take place in Hawaii. In a news release, Ward said he sent a letter to the president requesting the meeting.