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  • Russian diplomats complain of acute shortages in North Korea causing foreign exodus

    04/01/2021 11:10:34 PM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 Apr 2021 | staff
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s diplomatic mission to North Korea complained on Thursday of acute shortages of essential goods such as medicine, problems getting healthcare and pandemic restrictions that it said were unprecedented in their severity. Foreign diplomats have been leaving North Korea in droves, it said in a statement on Facebook, describing it as an exodus that had left behind fewer than 290 foreign nationals in the country....
  • North Korea launches two ballistic missiles for first time in nearly a year

    03/24/2021 10:26:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 24 Mar 2021 | Kaelan Deese, Breaking News Reporter
    North Korea launched two ballistic missiles on Thursday local time for the first time in a nearly year. "We are aware of North Korean missile launches this morning into the East Sea. We will continue to monitor the situation and are consulting closely with our allies and partners," a Department of Defense spokesperson wrote in an email to the Washington Examiner... ...North Korea also test-fired two short-range cruise missiles over the weekend, South Korean defense officials said on Wednesday. The weekend test did not violate United Nations resolutions, which restrict North Korea from developing or launching ballistic missile technologies.
  • Sister of North Korean leader responds to White House with vague warning

    03/15/2021 7:59:49 PM PDT · by blueplum · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Mar 2021 | John Bowden
    The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fired back at the White House on Monday with a vague warning about what would happen if the Biden administration got off on the wrong foot with Pyongyang. CNN reported that Kim Yo Jong, who officially holds a high-ranking position in North Korea's only political party, issued a statement warning the White House against "causing a stink with its first step," an apparent reference to any attempt by the Biden administration to reverse moves made by President Trump...
  • The Morning Briefing: 'Kim Jong-Un Dead' Sounds Like a Dictator Vampire

    04/27/2020 8:21:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 27 Apr 2020 | Stephen Kruiser
    Are we still numbering the weeks of stay-at-home quarantine stuff? If we are, I apologize, because I have no idea which one we’re starting now. The only thing of which I am certain is that it’s Monday, April 9476th, 2020 today. We kinda/sorta had some sports to pay attention to over the weekend, as the social-distance NFL draft wrapped up for a season that still may not happen. That wasn’t much comfort for me, as I am not a fan of the current draft format, which I explained in my Friday column. The one news story that played out over...
  • Is North Korea Getting Ready to Launch a New Missile?

    12/14/2019 6:07:16 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 13 December 2019 | John Walcott
    Reconnaissance of a North Korean launch site indicates that Kim Jong-Un may be preparing to test a long-range ballistic missile, three U.S. intelligence officials who monitor North Korea in different agencies tell TIME. The intelligence comes ahead of a fast-approaching self-declared year-end deadline that Kim set in an April 12 speech for a nuclear deal with the U.S. In recent weeks, North Korea has reopened its Sohae Satellite Launching Station and resumed testing what U.S. intelligence officials and private experts suspect may be a solid fuel rocket engine that could be used in an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching...
  • North Korea Threatens To Send US A ‘Christmas Gift’ And Trump Reverts To Calling Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’

    12/04/2019 10:50:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/04/2019 | John Sexton
    A war of words between President Trump and North Korea has escalated this week. It started Tuesday with a member of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry suggesting the US should choose what kind of “Christmas Gift” it wanted. North Korea has set the end of the year as deadline for some kind of progress on stalled denuclearization talks with the US. So this was seen as a threat that North Korea could soon launch another long-range missile if it doesn’t receive some sanctions relief this month: In a statement translated on the state news agency, Ri Thae Song, a first...
  • Delta responds to backlash over in-flight film censorship of 'homosexual content'

    11/02/2019 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/02/2019 | Gerren Keith Gaynor
    Delta Air Lines will show unedited versions of “Booksmart” and “Rocketman” in its in-flight film offerings after critics called out the airline for censoring sexuality, including same-sex love, in previously deleted scenes. The company said in a statement Thursday that it did not ask for any “homosexual content” to be removed from the films. “We value our in-flight entertainment options as a means to reflect the diversity of the world,” the company said. “We are reviewing the processes of our third-party editing vendors to ensure that they are aligned with our values of diversity and inclusion.” The issue of censorship...
  • (S. Korean) NSC expresses grave concern over N. Korea test

    07/31/2019 4:49:35 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies
    NSC expresses grave concern over North Korea test By Jung Da-min North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea, Wednesday morning, the latest in a series of missile tests off its eastern coastal area since May. These latest launches came six days after a similar test of two missiles last week. Hours after the missile tests, Cheong Wa Dae convened an emergency National Security Council (NSC), presided over by National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong. "We expressed grave concerns over the firing of the missiles, which could have a negative impact on peace-building efforts," the presidential office...
  • ‘Dark Phoenix,’ ‘Godzilla,’ and ‘Rocketman’ Take a Dive at the Box Office

    06/10/2019 1:03:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8,2019 | John Nolte
    Rocketman also took a steep 57 percent dive in its second weekend, which brings the overall ten-day take to a pathetic $47.5 million. This Elton John biopic was supposed to be this year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, but Freddie Mercury’s biopic opened higher ($51 million) than Rocketman’s total ten day haul. In fact, after its second weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody had already cleared the $100 million mark. So what went so wrong here? After all, Rocketman received much better reviews than Bohemian Rhapsody (90 percent fresh for Rocketman compared to Bohemian’s barely fresh 61 percent), Elton John was always a bigger star than...
  • Russia cuts Rocketman scenes citing 'homosexual propaganda' law

    05/31/2019 2:57:42 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2019 | Andrew Roth
    Elton John biopic’s gay sex and kissing footage edited out in effort to play down singer’s sexuality A Russian media company has reportedly cut all scenes featuring gay sex and men kissing from the Elton John biopic Rocketman because of laws banning “homosexual propaganda”. An estimated five minutes of footage have been cut from the film in an attempt to play down the sexuality of one of the world’s most famous gay celebrities for a conservative Russian audience. “all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut out… The nastiest part is that the final caption...
  • North Korea executed envoy to US and officials after failed Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

    05/30/2019 7:51:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    North Korea executed Kim Hyok-chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second US-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. Kim Yong-chol, a senior official who had been US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s counterpart in the run-up to the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labour and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported. The North Korean leader is believed to...
  • Elton John Biopic, ‘Rocketman’ movie features first ‘gay male sex onscreen’ by major studio

    05/22/2019 1:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/22/2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Paramount Pictures’ R-rated “Rocketman” will be the “first major studio to depict gay male sex onscreen," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is about homosexual singer Elton John’s rise to fame. It will be distributed at cinemas throughout the United States and Canada. It features Taron Egerton as Elton John and Richard Madden, who plays as one of John’s homosexual partners. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "There were multiple scenes that included men kissing, simulated oral sex and a steamy bedroom scene with both Egerton and Madden unclothed." "Rocketman" reportedly received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival,...
  • Kim Jong Un calls for 'full combat posture'

    05/10/2019 9:37:05 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 86 replies
    Singapore Straits Times ^ | 11 May 2019 | Singapore Straits Times
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a "full combat posture" as state media yesterday released photos showing missiles being fired during a long-range strike drill conducted by Pyongyang. The photos came a day after it tested two short-range missiles. Analysts said the regime may have developed a new missile that is easier to hide, harder to strike down and capable of hitting all of South Korea.
  • (BREAKING) N. Korea Launches Short Range Missile Toward Japan Sea (90 min. ago)

    05/03/2019 6:48:06 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 180 replies
    Basically leading with short dispatches saying the North Koreans did this at around 0906 am local Saturday (8:06 pm eastern USA) in Korea/Japan, about 90 minutes ago, into the Sea of Japan, traveling 70 to 200 kilometers from a launch site near Wonsan on DPRK east coast. (Report in Japanese—because fast breaking) Conservative Sankei Shimbun news, Tokyo
  • North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapon

    04/17/2019 3:25:13 PM PDT · by blueplum · 55 replies
    wbrc tv ^ | 17 Apr 2019 | sources
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced that it has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon. The Korean Central News Agency says Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the firing of the weapon Wednesday by the Academy of Defense Science. The agency reports that Kim said "the development of the weapon system serves as an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People's Army." The agency says Kim mounted an observation post to learn about the test-fire of the new-type tactical guided weapon and guide the test-fire. The announcement came after reports of...
  • North Korea possibly building new submarine (Korea Times)

    04/13/2019 1:46:33 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    The Korea Times (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | 13 April 2019 | Lee Min-hyung
    North Korea is possibly building a new submarine that can fire ballistic missiles, according to South Korean and U.S. defense officials, Friday. This could be a serious security threat to the United States as the submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) may reach as far as the U.S. mainland. "[SLBM technology] changes the defense equation in terms of where the origin could be," U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said Wednesday (local time) in a Senate hearing. The SLBMs are considered more threatening weapons than intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), as they are harder to detect and increase the regime's strike...
  • North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics

    09/06/2018 10:59:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Columbian ^ | September 6, 2018 | The Associated Press
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to ending their nations’ hostile relations, but he’s frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his “goodwill measures” to be met in kind, South Korean officials said Thursday. The trove of comments from Kim, including his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and to the suspension of all future long-range missile tests, were relayed by top South Korean security officials returning from meeting him in Pyongyang as well as by the North’s propaganda specialists. Even in their indirect form, each statement will...
  • Trump hails Kim, sees no need to resume US-South Korea war games

    08/29/2018 10:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hindu Business Line ^ | August 29, 2018 | Reuters
    Days after cancelling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearisation talks, US President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games with South Korea. Trump's statement came a day after his defence secretary hinted that the drills, which North Korea denounces as rehearsals for invasion, could resume. Trump tweeted a White House statement in which he once again questioned China's role in helping to resolve the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear weapons that threaten...
  • Pompeo reportedly gives Kim Jong Un an Elton John 'Rocket Man' CD at Trump's request

    07/06/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alex Pappas
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly brought a CD with the Elton John song “Rocket Man” to give as a gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to the country. Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday amid talks between the two countries over denuclearizing North Korea. Pompeo brought two gifts for Kim, including a letter from President Trump and the CD, according to The Chosun Ilbo, a top newspaper in South Korea. Last year, amid escalating rhetoric between the two countries, Trump repeatedly referred to Kim as “Rocket Man” and “Little Rocket Man.” A diplomatic...
  • The summit between the U.S. and North Korea is back on, ABC News reports.

    06/01/2018 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | 06/01/2018 | Staff
    As if anybody thought it was not going to happen!.................