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  • China: Christians Preparing to Evangelize in North Korea Say They are Ready to Die for Christ

    12/04/2017 9:32:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 2016 | Veronica Neffinger
    Two Chinese Christian pastors who are preparing to evangelize in North Korea say they are ready for whatever trials come, even death. According to ChristianToday.com, the two pastors are aware of the dangers they will face in North Korea, but they maintain committed to sharing the gospel with the North Koreans. North Korea is ranked as the number one worst country for Christian persecution by Open Doors World Watch List. One example of a Christian missionary facing horrendous violence in North Korea is the case of a Korean-Chinese church leader who evangelized in the country for 17 years before his...
  • North Korea missile 'seen by Cathay Pacific airline crew'

    12/03/2017 11:49:31 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 December 2017 | BBC
    Crew on board a Cathay Pacific plane flying over Japan reported a suspected sighting of last week's North Korean missile test, the airline said. The company confirmed to the BBC that crew witnessed "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile into the earth's atmosphere. 'Blew up and fell apart' Described by Pyongyang as its "most powerful" missile, the 29 November launch ended up in Japanese waters but flew higher than any other the North had previously tested. According to the South China Morning Post, Cathay's general manager of operations Mark Hoey told staff in a message that...
  • NK Submarine Missile Program Moves Ahead, Missile Ejection Testing (Satellite Imagery)

    11/21/2017 3:29:01 PM PST · by gaijin · 3 replies
    38 North (SAIS) ^ | Nov. 16th, 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez
    Commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicates that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine. The continued movement of parts and components into and out of the parts yards adjacent to the construction halls indicates an ongoing shipbuilding program. The presence of what appear to be sections of a submarine’s pressure hull in the yards suggests construction of a new submarine, possibly the SINPO-C ballistic missile submarine (SSB)[1]—the follow-on to the current SINPO-class experimental ballistic missile submarine (SSBA).[2] A probable launch canister support, or launch...
  • NK will not resume six party talks without change in US policies

    10/22/2017 7:47:05 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 22-Oct-2017 | by Choi He-suk
    North Korea will not return to the six party talks unless issues with the US are resolved, a high level North Korean diplomat said Saturday. According to reports citing participants of the Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, North Korean Foreign Ministry’s Director General of North America Affairs Choi Sun-hee said that Pyongyang will not return to six party talks, and that the country will only negotiate with the US. “Suggestions from various countries are welcome, but as the US is the country that is trying to pressure and to bring about the collapse of North Korea, the issue must be resolved with...
  • 'Unprecedented' North Korea letter dismissed as a 'rant'

    10/20/2017 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 20, 2017 | By Alan McGuinness
    North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump's threats in an "unprecedented" letter sent to other countries. "If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation and an expression of ignorance," the letter said. "Trump threatened to totally destroy the DPRK ... it is an extreme act of threatening to totally destroy the whole world." The document was published by the Sydney Morning Herald and has been verified by Australia's foreign ministry. Foreign minister Julie Bishop described the missive as...
  • China asks S. Koreans to evacuate due to NK abduction risks

    10/12/2017 1:11:15 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | By Jung Min-kyung
    Chinese police asked South Korean citizens near the North Korea-China border to evacuate the area due to risks of an attack and abduction by the North, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. “We are aware that Chinese authorities have suggested South Korean citizens there evacuate on the possibility of an attack by North Korea,” the ministry here said. ocal media reports said Tuesday that Chinese police warned around 10 South Korean businesspeople, community associates and religious leaders residing near the border to evacuate due to the possibility of abduction by North Korea. They were notified during the Chuseok holiday earlier this...
  • North Korea says seriously considering plan to strike Guam: KCNA

    08/08/2017 3:46:13 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 262 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/8/2017 | Christine Kim and Souyung Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury". A spokesman for the Korean People's Army, in a statement carried by the North's state-run KCNA news agency, said the strike plan will be "put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment" once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision. In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North...
  • North Korea seriously considering strike on Guam: Reports, citing state media

    08/08/2017 3:25:11 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 96 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/8/17 | (No author listed)
    North Korea is considering a plan to fire missiles at Guam, state media said. A spokesman for North Korea's military told KCNA that it would carry out a pre-emptive operation if there were signs of U.S. provocation.....
  • Congress to Pass Fresh Sanctions on North Korea as Nuke Threat Hits Critical Stage

    05/03/2017 2:23:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/03/2017 | Adam Kredo
    Congress is expected to level fresh economic sanctions on North Korea this week as the threat of the hermit nation's capability to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile continues to escalate, according to conversations with members of the congressional leadership who told the Washington Free Bacon that the Kim Jong Un regime could have a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States in "only a few years." House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) confirmed that he has scheduled a vote in the House on new sanctions that will target North Korea's slave labor trade and its shipping...
  • North Korea Threatens Israel: ‘Merciless, Thousand-Fold Punishment’

    04/29/2017 4:52:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Jerusalem Post reports: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the “dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday. The comment was in reaction to Israeli remarks on how the Jewish State is affected by North Korean tension with the United States. … “The reckless remarks of the Israeli defense minister are sordid and wicked behavior and grave challenge to the DPRK [North Korea],” the North Korean statement read.
  • DHS Secretary: ..Trump ..Dealing With a North Korea Capable of Striking U.S. By End of First Term

    04/23/2017 2:40:01 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/23/2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Secretary of Homeland Security Gen. John Kelly said Sunday that he believes President Trump will be dealing with a nuclear North Korea, able to strike America, by the end of his first term. Kelly's statement came during an interview in which CNN's Dana Bash asked Kelly about a recent Los Angeles Times article which said that, in spite of $40 billion in spending by the Pentagon, missile defense systems meant to defend against a nuclear strike by North Korea or Iran failed six times out of nine in simulated attacks tested since 2004. "Is the U.S., at this point, capable...
  • US Air Force conducts massive surprise exercise in warning to North Korea

    04/13/2017 1:34:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    A Japan-based combat-ready Air Force wing showed off its aircraft Wednesday in a clear warning to North Korea. Fox News reported the 18th Wing conducted a surprise military exercise at Kadena Air Base in Japan as North Korea is rumored to be nearing a sixth nuclear weapons test. A group of HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers all took part in the exercise, the report said. Photos from the no-notice event showed jets lined up down the entirety of a runway on the base. Such exercises are known as an "elephant walk," featuring planes taxiing in...
  • DPRK has apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel

    04/12/2017 3:27:08 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 107 replies
    voice of America ^ | steve Herman
    US gov’t and other sources say #DPRK has apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM #Korea time. “We have no comment at this time but we will be watching closely,” an NSC official tells @VOANews.
  • US warns 'overwhelming' response to any NKorea use of nukes

    10/19/2016 11:31:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    ap.org ^ | 10/19/16 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned Wednesday that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an "overwhelming" U.S. response. He was speaking at the start of talks between the top U.S. and South Korea diplomats and defense officials to discuss their response to the growing threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The meeting comes weeks after the North's most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, and days after its failed test launch of a ballistic missile.
  • Flying Colors from North Korea: A Unique Aviation Adventure — Part One

    07/08/2016 9:39:32 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Airways Magazine ^ | JUNE 21, 2016 | Enrique Perrella
    Pyongyang, North Korea: A destination to which a seasoned business traveler doesn’t often relate. Airline lounges, frequent flyer miles, hotel points, car rentals? Not here. As a dedicated traveler, I do anything to collect miles and redeem them for free flights or hotel nights, to get upgraded to business class, and to live it up in a two-story suite at my favorite hotel after paying the regular rate. That was until I had the chance to take a trip to the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea—aka the DPRK—where no points, miles, or any perk known to the civilized travel...
  • Starting to get a little worried...

    05/13/2016 9:05:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    DPRK news svc ^ | 05.13.2016 | Twitter
    Might agree with a few of their tweets.
  • North Korean Soldiers Assist Assad in the War Against the Syrian People

    10/16/2015 8:31:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Syria Mirror ^ | 7/20/2015
    North Korean Soldiers Assist Assad in the War Against the Syrian People. 7/20/2015 At 09:21 AM Activists and eyewitnesses confirmed that 5 buses full of fully armed Korean soldiers were seen in the capital Damascus, heading towards Jobar and Eastern Ghouta. It's not the first time Assad has used korean, not to mention the Shiite and Asian militias, fo fight in his side, Many media sources confirmed that korean soldiers from what is called Tshulima units has been assigned as Assad's personal details two years ago, after the large advance opposition forces achieved inside the capital Damascus. Tshulima special unit...
  • Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.

    03/26/2016 5:41:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 25, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. By Adam Taylor March 25 This week, representatives of Western-backed Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva told Russian state media that President Bashar al-Assad had a surprising new ally on the Syrian battlefield: militia units from North Korea. "Two North Korean units are there, which are Chalma-1 and Chalma-7," Asaad az-Zoubi, head of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to Syrian peace talks in the Swiss city, reportedly told Tass news agency on Tuesday. In any other context, the presence of soldiers from the internationally isolated and geographically distant...
  • North Korea claims it could 'burn down' Manhattan with a H-bomb

    03/15/2016 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | staff reporter
    Another day, another veiled threat from North Korea. Unlike most, this one was very specific. State-run television in the People’s Republic reported on Sunday that Pyongyang’s arsenal of deadly weapons now includes a hydrogen bomb that could wipe out New York City and kill everybody who lives there. “Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union,” DPRK Today reported, citing nuclear scientist Cho Hyong Il.
  • China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea [THAAD]

    02/12/2016 12:00:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2016-02-12
    China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea Published : 2016-02-12 16:13 Updated : 2016-02-12 16:15 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed "serious concern" over a decision by South Korea to begin formal talks with the United States to adopt an advanced U.S. missile defense system, according to China's foreign ministry on Friday. Wang conveyed the concern to South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during their meeting in Munich on the sidelines of international talks on Syria on Thursday, the Chinese ministry said in a statement. "Minister Wang Yi expresses serious concern," the statement said....