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  • Over 19K Fraudulent IDs Seized by CBP Officers in Chicago(FLASHBACK July 27, 2020)

    11/06/2020 2:35:41 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | July 27, 2020 |
    CHICAGO–Fraudulent driver’s licenses, which are used for criminal activity or fraud, continue to be found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the International Mail Facility (IMF) at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. ID Since the beginning of the year to June 30, CBP officers at the IMF have seized 1,513 shipments with fraudulent documents- a total of 19,888 counterfeit US drivers’ licenses. The majority of these shipments were arriving from China and Hong Kong, with other seized shipments arriving from Great Britain and South Korea. The driver’s licenses were for various people in different states with a vast...
  • Singapore Temporarily Halts Use of Two Flu Vaccines After South Korea Deaths

    10/29/2020 5:42:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 25, 2020 | Aradhana Aravindan
    Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly announce a halt of the vaccines' usage. South Korea reported that 48 have died as of Saturday after getting flu shots, but said it would carry on with the state-run vaccination programme as they found no direct link between the deaths and the shots. No deaths associated with influenza vaccination have been reported in Singapore to date, but the decision to halt the use of SKYCellflu Quadrivalent and VaxigripTetra was...
  • Just get your damn vaccine? 9 dead after flu shots in South Korea spark vaccine fears

    10/21/2020 3:05:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    SS ^ | 10/21/20 | SS
    Nine people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, raising concerns over the vaccine’s safety just as the seasonal inoculation programme is expanded to head off potential COVID-19 complications. Five new deaths were reported on Wednesday (Oct 21) alone, but authorities had no plans to suspend the vaccination programme, unless investigations, including post mortems, revealed a link, which preliminary findings had not. “We have reviewed whether it is appropriate to continue the vaccination or better to suspend and wait for the results,” health official Kim Joong-gon told a briefing. “We came to the conclusion...
  • ‘I have failed' - Kim Jong Un shows tearful side in confronting North Korea's hardships

    10/12/2020 5:11:11 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 12, 2020 | Josh Smith
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to shed tears at the weekend as he thanked citizens for their sacrifices, in the most striking demonstration yet of how he is relying on his "man of the people" persona to tackle his country's deepening crises. Though the young leader has consolidated his rule over the isolated nation with ruthless purges, North Korea watchers say he has also sought to portray himself as a more traditional political leader than his eccentric father, Kim Jong Il.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/25/2020 Newsdump Friday

    09/25/2020 9:59:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Arrests made during an outdoor worship service in Moscow....Idaho Wednesday evening. Coronavirus regulations cited regarding wearing of masks-muzzles and social distancing..... New York City authorities threatening a crackdown on Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods..... Coronavirus restrictions tightened and expanded in the north-west of England..... Two people stabbed in Paris today near the former offices of the "Charlie Hebdo" magazine. Those offices the site of a terrorist attack in 2015 when a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed was published...... The Proud Boys intend to go forward with their rally in Portland tomorrow......Late today Oregon Governor Kate Brown proclaiming a state of emergency.....Also Portland...
  • Kim Jong Un apologizes in letter to Seoul for shooting of South Korean official

    09/25/2020 8:52:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/25/2020 | Jake Kwon
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologized for the death of a South Korean government worker who was shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing a maritime border between the two countries. In a letter sent to South Korea's Blue House Friday morning, North Korea said units responded to a call that an unidentified male was found floating on an object in the sea. The letter claims about 10 rounds were fired at the man after he did not comply with a soldier's demand to identify himself and subsequent warning shots. North Korea says only a pool of...
  • North Korean troops killed missing South Korean official, burned body, Seoul says

    09/24/2020 2:39:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23 | Josh Smith, Hyonhee Shin 4 MIN READ
    North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing earlier this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, South Korea’s military said on Thursday. South Korea’s military said evidence suggested the man was attempting to defect to the North when he was reported missing from a fisheries boat on Monday about 10 km (6 miles) south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL), a disputed demarcation of military control that acts as the de facto maritime boundary between the two Koreas....
  • Train To Busan (2016) (Eng Subs)

    08/15/2020 12:49:53 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Demonknight124
    I found this great movie for free on youtube. I have watched it twice.
  • As tensions rise in Asia Pacific, South Korea is building its first aircraft carrier ... complete with US-made fighter jets

    08/12/2020 3:56:10 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 August 2020 | Brad Lendon and Yoonjung Seo
    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)South Korea plans to start building its first aircraft carrier next year, and acquire fighter jets to operate on it, the country's Defense Ministry has announced. Last year, South Korea hinted at its interest in an aircraft carrier, saying it would build a "multi-purpose large transport vessel." But in its national plan for 2021-2025, published this week, the government for the first time explicitly committed to building the billion-dollar equipment. "The 30,000-ton level aircraft carrier can transport military forces, equipment and materials and can operate fighter jets that are capable of vertical take-off and landing," said...
  • South Korea confirms defector swam back to North Korea

    07/27/2020 4:26:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 27 2020 | John Bowden
    South Korean officials said Monday that a North Korea defector who arrived in the South in 2017 had returned to North Korea. The New York Times reported that the unidentified 24-year-old man who was referred to authorities by his family name Kim had crossed a narrow strait to the north of Gangwha Island, the same area he was thought to have used to enter South Korea in 2017 upon his initial defection. “We spotted the specific location from which he crossed over to the North on Ganghwa Island,” said a South Korean military official. His fate in the North remains...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 7/10/2020 Newsdump Friday

    07/10/2020 9:13:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: President Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone...... How about "revenue raisers" or in plain language "higher taxes" to deal with tax revenue shortfalls and recovery from the coronavirus situation? Government officials across the country beginning to broach the subject. Among them New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy..... A Kentucky judge's order putting a cloud over Democrat Governor Andy Beshear's mask (muzzle) order..... "Over the past several week I have been asked repeatedly about what the Town of Eagar plans to do about Covid-19, masks, visitors, riots etc. It is somewhat alarming how many expect and almost invite a...
  • Seoul mayor found dead in northern Seoul: police

    07/09/2020 9:07:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead in northern Seoul, police said Friday, after he was reported missing by his family. Park's daughter had told police that her father's phone was turned off after he left their home after leaving a message that sounded like a will. (END)
  • Seoul Mayor Reported Missing, His Phone Off, Search Underway

    07/09/2020 6:42:15 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 24 replies
    Associated Press /VoA ^ | July 9 | Staff
    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and police are searching for him on Thursday. Police officers said they are looking for Mayor Park Won-soon at Seoul's Sungbuk neighborhood where his mobile phone signal was last detected. They said Park's mobile phone was currently turned off.
  • Bolton’s Fears Misplaced: Overwhelming US Military Power Will Deter North Korea Indefinitely

    06/24/2020 9:58:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | Daniel L. Davis
    In his new tell-all book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton claims the threat from North Korea today is “absolutely greater” than it was in 2016. One of Bolton’s chief complaints about Trump’s actions over the past two years was that he “gave away” joint drills that were “critical” to defend South Korea. Bolton, like many in Washington, sees great value in these military exercises—but this is a flawed understanding of how deterrence works. It is not regular drills that ensure U.S. deterrence of North Korea, but the overall capacity of our muscular, comprehensive military power in comparison to the...
  • Kim Jong Un suspends planned military retaliation against South Korea

    06/24/2020 7:05:31 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24 2020 | Associated Press
    North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un suspended a planned military retaliation against South Korea, in an apparent slowing of the pressure campaign it has waged against its rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. Last week, the North had declared relations with the South as fully ruptured, destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office in its territory and threatened unspecified military action to censure Seoul for a lack of progress in bilateral cooperation and for activists floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border. Analysts say North Korea, after weeks deliberately raising tensions, may be pulling away just enough to...
  • South Korea slams Bolton book as 'distorting the reality' of nuclear talks

    06/22/2020 10:16:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 22 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    South Korea slammed former White House national security adviser John Bolton for distorting the facts regarding nuclear talks between leaders of the U.S. and the Koreas in his forthcoming memoir. South Korea’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, said Bolton’s description of top-level consultation in his new book “The Room Where It Happened,” is not accurate. “It does not reflect accurate facts and substantially distorts facts,” South Korea’s national security adviser, said in a statement, according to Reuters. He also accused Bolton of "being inaccurate" and "distorting the reality," according to The Washington Post. According to excerpts of Bolton’s book published...
  • North Korea to deploy troops to demilitarized areas, restart drills

    06/16/2020 7:31:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    upi ^ | JUNE 16, 2020 / 9:59 PM | ByThomas Maresca
    North Korea announced Wednesday it would deploy troops to the Kaesong Industrial Zone and Mt. Kumgang tourist area, locations that were once the sites of joint economic ventures with South Korea, as Pyongyang continued to ratchet up tensions a day after it demolished an inter-Korean liaison office. The North will also reinstall guard posts that had been removed from the Demilitarized Zone and conduct military drills in border areas, according to a statement by a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army "Civil police posts that had been withdrawn from the Demilitarized Zone under the north-south agreement...
  • US Embassy in Seoul removes Black Lives Matter banner, pride flag

    06/16/2020 6:56:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Black Lives Matter banner has been taken down from the US Embassy building in South Korea three days after it was unfurled there in solidarity with demonstrators seeking racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd. The embassy — which didn’t mention an LGBTQ pride flag that also was taken down — said the BLM banner was removed to avoid any perception that it meant “to support or encourage donations to any specific organization.” CNN quoted an anonymous source as saying that the request to remove the BLM banner came from the office of Secretary of State Mike...
  • N Korea blows up S Korea liaison center

    06/16/2020 12:48:25 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 21 replies
  • North Korea Blows Up Diplomatic Building

    06/16/2020 12:29:05 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 16 replies
    Agenda free TV ^ | today | Agenda Free TV
    Just announced just live The Border post where N & S Korea held their liaison meetings Kaesong