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North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the United States since the 1970s — and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense   Read More ...
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Will one single bomb stop North Korea?
In an instant, the entire country of North Korea would blackout … such is the power of new bombs under development in South Korea. South Korea has announced it is building “blackout bombs.” And by doing so, the country has sent a clear message to North Korea that it has the power to “turn off the lights” throughout the country whenever South Korea chooses   Read More ...
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North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’
NEW YORK — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee Monday that no country in the world except North Korea has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat from the U   Read More ...
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A gruesome North Korean murder plot: Trial sheds new light on assassination of Kim Jong Un’s brother
On the morning of February 13, a pudgy, balding, middle-aged man approached a self-check-in kiosk in a terminal at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As he punched up the information for his AirAsia flight to Macau, nothing would flag him as any different from the other travelers hustling through the busy area. But his passport was under a pseudonym, Kim Chol   Read More ...
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North Korea warns that nuclear war could break out 'at any moment'
North Korea warned that a nuclear war "may break out any moment" as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east and west coasts of the peninsula.   Read More ...
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North Korea says "nuclear war may break out any moment"
UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee North Korea is the only country in the world that's been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s -- and said his country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense   Read More ...
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What North Korea learned from the Kosovo War
OXFORD, ENGLAND – On March 21, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic praised North Korea’s refusal to recognize Kosovo’s independence. To reward North Korea’s loyal support for the Serbian position on Kosovo, Belgrade defied European attempts to isolate Pyongyang by arranging a meeting between Dacic and Ri Pyong Du, North Korea’s Bucharest-based ambassador to Serbia. During their meeting, Dacic emphasized the need for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis, and expressed support for the revival of multilateral negotiations to defuse the standoff   Read More ...
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Russia reopens ferry route to North Korea
Sea trips between Vladivostok, Russia and isolated North Korea have resumed after a two-month break, with the transport of cargo, the RIA news agency reported on Monday, quoting the head of the company operating the route. The North Korean-flagged Mangyonbong left the Russian port for North Korea’s Rajin on Sunday, RIA said, citing the company’s director general, Vladimir Baranov. The ferry line, the only one between the two countries, was opened in May to carry cargo and passengers, predominantly Chinese tourists   Read More ...
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'The lifestyle is brutal': North Korean defectors take risky journey out and fear for family left behind
Transition to life in South Korea can be difficult but government offers help With a few strokes on a computer tablet, the wide-eyed look of Yong-chul takes shape. In his late 20s, the cartoon character is the face of a young North Korean defector. He recently arrived in South Korea and is bewildered by his new home. Yong-chul is the alter ego of Choi Seong-guk, "but better looking and more expressive," says Choi   Read More ...
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North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'
North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean Peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s — and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense   Read More ...
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Hotel of Doom: Kim Jong-un orders work to resume on North Korea’s notorious 30 year building project
Satellite pictures showing several construction trucks and tourist photographs of cranes around the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea suggest work may have re-started on the infamous building. Nicknamed the Hotel of Doom, the 105-storey structure was conceived 30 years ago by Kim Jong-un’s grandfather, Kim Il-Sung. Work started in 1987, with the plan being to finish the 330m pyramid in 1989 as the tallest hotel in the world and the seventh largest skyscraper, boasting casinos, nightclubs and Japanese lounges   Read More ...
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North Korean official: Nuclear war could break out at any moment
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CNN's Jake Tapper that tdiplomatic efforts will continue with North Korea 'until the first bomb drops.' USA TODAY. North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations warned that “nuclear war can break out at any moment,” as the crisis on the Korean Peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point.” Kim In-ryong told the U.N. general assembly’s disarmament committee Monday that his country is the only nation that has been subject to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the United States since the 1970s   Read More ...
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Tokyo and Washington vow to solve North Korea crisis through diplomatic means
Japanese and U.S. vice foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to seek a diplomatic solution to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, despite increasing fears about a military conflict with Pyongyang. Amid growing tensions over a possible fresh provocation by North Korea, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan reiterated the importance of trilateral cooperation with South Korea to bolster pressure on Pyongyang   Read More ...
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U.S. Not Ruling Out Direct Talks with North Korea, Officials Say
(TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment. Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table while Pyongyang while it continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States   Read More ...
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Abe focuses on North Korea ahead of Lower House election, but does his policy set him apart?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cited dealing with North Korea as a key policy point ahead of Sunday’s Lower House election, even though few parties differ over their approach and in-depth discussions have yet to be held on the issue. While campaigning, Abe, who also heads the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, is seeking support for Tokyo’s hard-line stance on the reclusive communist state over its nuclear and missile provocations   Read More ...
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World War III News: North Korea Threatens To ‘Punish’ USA, To Start Nuclear War ‘Any Moment’
World War III seems to be a strong possibility at the moment especially after this news update about the North Korea crisis. Pyongyang is determined to “punish” the United States of America with its nuclear assets. Kim In-ryong, North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador, has told UN General Assembly’s disarmament committee that the political crisis is so critical that nuclear war is likely to start “any moment   Read More ...
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North Korea warns nuclear war with US could break out 'at any moment'
North Korea's deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." Kim In Ryong told the UN General Assembly's disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s — and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense   Read More ...
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North Korea Is So Desperate for Hard Currency That It's Legalized Racetrack Gambling
(SEOUL) — Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labour for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been building resorts, swimming pools and other luxurious leisure facilities in what experts say is a bid to capture some of the individual wealth generated by growing private markets for goods and services   Read More ...
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Economic Crackdown on North Korea Begins, Belatedly
North Korea has long evaded international sanctions to keep its nuclear and missile programs moving ahead, but that may finally be drawing to a close, Gerald F. Seib writes.   Read More ...
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North Korea’s ‘princess’ now one of the secretive state’s top policy makers
The promotion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 28-year-old sister to the country’s top decision-making body is a sign he is strengthening his position by drawing his most important people closer to the centre of power, experts and officials say. Kim Yo Jong was named as an alternate member of the politburo within the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea – the opaque, all-powerful party organ where top state affairs are decided, the North’s official media said on Sunday   Read More ...
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After North Korea's warning of nuke war, US says not ruling out direct talks
The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment. Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table while Pyongyang continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States   Read More ...
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‘Mad dog’ anti-Trump leaflets believed floated in by North Korean balloon turn up in Seoul
SEOUL – Propaganda fliers presumed to be from North Korea and calling U.S. President Donald Trump a “mad dog” have turned up across central Seoul, including near the presidential Blue House, according to posts on social media and people who found them. “Death to old lunatic Trump!” reads one poster, with a North Korean soldier with rifle in hand, crushing what looks to be Trump’s head with his tongue dangling out of his mouth   Read More ...
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North Korean hacker group linked to Taiwan bank cyberheist
HONG KONG/SEOUL – Lazarus, a hacking group linked to North Korea, may have been behind this month’s theft of $60 million from Taiwan’s Far Eastern International Bank, according to BAE Systems PLC researchers. The cyberattack, in which malware was used to steal the money through the international Swift banking network, bore “some of the hallmarks” of Lazarus, according to a BAE blog post on Monday   Read More ...
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North Korea warns “nuclear war may break out any moment”
UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee North Korea is the only country in the world that's been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s -- and said his country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense   Read More ...
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North Korea's 'Princess' Now One Of The Secretive State's Top Policy Makers
Seoul: The promotion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 28-year-old sister to the country's top decision-making body is a sign he is strengthening his position by drawing his most important people closer to the centre of power, experts and officials say. Kim Yo Jong was named as an alternate member of the politburo within the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, the opaque, all-powerful party organ where top state affairs are decided, the North's official media said on Sunday   Read More ...
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North Korea EMP attack could ‘shut down US power grid and kill 90% of Americans’
Experts have warned Congress that it is ignoring a newly-developed weapon from North Korea which could shut down the US power grid and kill the vast majority of Americans within a year. Two members of the disbanded congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) commission said at a recent House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing that a nuclear EMP attack from Kim Jong Un was the “biggest threat” to the US yet it remains “unacknowledged” by the government   Read More ...
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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual talks with NKorea
The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.Tensions have soared following a series of weapons tests by North Korea and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un   Read More ...
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US talks with North Korea 'not ruled out', says United States official
The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment. Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table with Pyongyang while it continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States   Read More ...
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U.S., Japan agree to ramp up diplomatic pressure on North Korea
TOKYO - U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Sullivan, after meeting his Japanese counterpart, Shinsuke Sugiyama, told reporters that the focus at the State Department is still on diplomacy to solve the problem and to eventually denuclearize the Korean Peninsula   Read More ...
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Nuclear war may break out at any time, warns North Korea
United Nations: North Korea has warned that a nuclear war may break out at any time as the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the "touch-and-go point". According to media reports, North Korea's deputy UN ambassador Kim In-ryong told the UN general assembly's disarmament committee that Pyongyang has the right to possess defense nuclear weapons. He said “North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s   Read More ...
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North Korea official to UN: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s -- and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense   Read More ...
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US official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea
The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, deputy secretary of state John J Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment. Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table while Pyongyang while it continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States   Read More ...
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US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese diplomats have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Sullivan, after meeting his Japanese counterpart, Shinsuke Sugiyama, said Tuesday the focus at the State Department is on diplomacy to solve the problem   Read More ...
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Woman who defected from North Korea says regime is 'much worse' than media portrays it
A North Korean woman who defected to China has claimed Kim Jong-un's totalitarian regime is "much worse than the way media portrays it." Identified as Joy, the woman escaped from the secretive communist state when she was 18. But after making it across the border to China, she was trafficked and sold as a bride. North Korea EMP attack could ‘kill 90% of Americans within a year' Activist tortured in North Korea begs Donald Trump not to attack it Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says Diplomats 'fear Trump could tweet his way into war' with North Korea Eventually Joy, now 25, managed to flee again to her current home in South Korea, but was forced to leave her daughter behind with her husband   Read More ...
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North Korea: Nuclear war may break out at 'any moment'
North Korea's deputy UN ambassador has warned the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment". Kim In-ryong told the UN General Assembly's disarmament committee on Monday that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat" from the United States since the 1970s - and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defence   Read More ...
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Once mocked, North Korean cyberpower is global threat
NEW YORK — Amid all the attention on Pyongyang’s progress in developing a nuclear weapon capable of striking the continental United States, North Korea has quietly developed a cyberprogram that is stealing hundreds of millions of dollars and proving capable of unleashing global havoc. Unlike its weapons tests, which have led to international sanctions, the North’s cyberstrikes have faced almost no pushback or punishment, even as the regime is already using its hacking capabilities for attacks against its adversaries in the West   Read More ...
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EU slaps new sanctions on North Korea
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The sanctions agreed by EU foreign ministers Monday include a total ban on EU investment in North Korea, and a ban on the sale of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The EU slashed from 15,000 to 5,000 euros ($17,700 to 5,900) the amount of money people can send to North Korea, as it believes these "personal remittances" are used to back Pyongyang's arms programs   Read More ...
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US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese diplomats have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Sullivan, after meeting his Japanese counterpart, Shinsuke Sugiyama, said Tuesday the focus at the State Department is on diplomacy to solve the problem   Read More ...
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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea
TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment. Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table while Pyongyang while it continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States   Read More ...
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North Korea: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'
close North Korea told other countries on Monday to avoid participating in military action with the U.S. to avoid retaliation and warned that a “nuclear war may break any moment.” The threat was issued at the United Nations where North Korean Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong prepared remarks for a talk on nuclear weapons at a U.N. committee. He ended up not reading the threat out loud   Read More ...
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