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  • North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting

    07/21/2017 9:27:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | July 21, 2017 | Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the ban would be published next week in the Federal Register, to come into effect 30 days later. US officials linked the move to the death of jailed American student Otto Warmbier. Once the ban is in effect, US citizens will need special validation to travel to or within North Korea.
  • N Korea could nuke NY at ANY MINUTE, expert who says bombs are more advanced than anybody thought

    07/19/2017 10:32:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 19, 2017 | Holly Christodoulou
    NORTH Korea could nuke New York at any time with a “hell of a missile” more advanced than previously believed, an expert claims. Researchers believe the threat posed by Kim Jong-un has been underestimated – with the latest missile test soaring seven times higher than the International Space Station. North Korea hailed the controversial Hwasong-14 rocket launch a great success It means original predictions a nuke would strike as far Alaska are wrong – with the consequences far more devastating as a missile could smash into New York. North Korea announced the completion of its first ever successful intercontinental ballistic...
  • "Gangnam Style" dethroned as top YouTube video

    07/15/2017 2:29:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    New Straits Times(AFP) ^ | July 11, 2017
    "Gangnam Style" dethroned as top YouTube video NEW YORK: “Gangnam Style,” the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has finally been dethroned as the most watched video. After four and a half years as YouTube's most seen video, "Gangnam Style" slipped late Monday to number two, replaced by "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. "Gangnam Style," a satirical take on the nouveau riche residents of the Seoul district by the same name, surprised even its singer, Psy, with its sudden global ascent in 2012. Psy,...
  • Trump blasts 'menace' North Korea's nuclear missile ambitions .....

    07/09/2017 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies ^ | 16:36 EDT, 8 July 2017 | Associated Press
    US president met with South Korean and Chinese leaders at the G20 summit Focused in both bilateral meetings on North Korea's nuclear missile threatTold China's Xi that 'something has to be done' about Kim Jong-Un's belligerenceWarned Japan's Shinzo Abe about 'the problem and menace of North Korea' 
  • SHOW OF FORCE US unleashes supersonic bombers in ‘North Korea airstrike drill’...

    07/08/2017 2:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 8, 2017 | Jon Lockett
    TWO American supersonic bombers conducted live-fire drills in South Korea today in a show of force after North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The pair of B-1B Lancer strategic bombers flew from a US base on Guam and were joined by US and South Korean jet fighters for the operation. They then carried out the simulated destruction of an enemy ballistic missile launcher and underground nuclear bunker facilities, the South’s air force said. North Korea announced on Tuesday it successfully test-launched an ICBM, saying the missile was capable of carrying a large and heavy nuclear warhead. Some experts...
  • Solving the North Korea Situation

    07/07/2017 8:17:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | July 5, 2017 | Scott Adams
    I have some spare time this morning so I thought I would solve the North Korean nuclear threat problem. The current frame on how all sides are approaching the problem is a win-lose setup. Either North Korea wins – and develops nukes that can reach the mainland USA – or the United States wins, and North Korea abandons its nuclear plans, loses face, loses leverage, and loses security. Our current framing of the situation doesn’t have a path to success. So how do you fix that situation? First we must acknowledge that a win-lose model has no chance of success...
  • LIVE: UNSC emergency meeting on North Korea (3pm on C-SPAN)

    07/05/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 89 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | LIVE at 3pm
    United Nations Security Council Meeting on North Korea The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the latest developments in North Korea and efforts to prevent the government there from further development of its nuclear program.
  • North Korea says its ICBM can carry nuclear warhead; U.S. calls for global action

    07/05/2017 7:24:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2017 | Jack Kim and Christine Kim
    North Korea said on Wednesday its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) can carry a large nuclear warhead, triggering a call by Washington for global action to hold it accountable for pursuing nuclear weapons. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Defense Department said it had concluded that North Korea test-launched an ICBM on Tuesday, which some experts now believe had the range to reach the U.S. state of Alaska as well as parts of the mainland United States.
  • US President calls emergency meeting over North Korea

    07/04/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 83 replies
    Daily mail ^ | July4th 2017 | Staff
    President Donald Trump called an emergency meeting on the Fourth of July to formulate a 'measured response' to North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears it could reach as far as Alaska. North Korea declared Tuesday that it had finally achieved its dream of building an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it would 'fundamentally put an end to the US nuclear war threat and blackmail'. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later confirmed the latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • Russia and China tell North Korea, U.S. and South Korea to embrace de-escalation plan

    07/04/2017 9:53:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 7/4/17 | reuters
    Russia and China joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse tensions around Pyongyang's missile program. The plan would see North Korea suspend its ballistic missile program and the United States and South Korea simultaneously call a moratorium on large-scale missile exercises, both moves aimed at paving the way for multilateral talks.
  • (URGENT) N.K. claims it successfully launched intercontinental ballistic missile [N. Korea]

    07/03/2017 11:35:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/07/04
    headline only for now.
  • N.K. says it will make 'important announcement' this afternoon

    07/03/2017 10:01:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/07/04
    N.K. says it will make 'important announcement' this afternoon SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Tuesday that it will make an "important announcement" at 3 p.m. (Pyongyang time) after it launched a ballistic missile earlier in the day. North Korea will make a special announcement, the state-run radio station said, without elaborating. The North fired an unidentified ballistic missile in its northwestern province into waters off its east coast, according to South Korea's military. The missile flew more than 930 kilometers.
  • (URGENT) N. Korea fires a ballistic missile: S. Korean military

    07/03/2017 6:09:05 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/07/04
    (URGENT) N. Korea fires a ballistic missile: S. Korean military Headline only so far.
  • North Korea launches missile, nearing Japanese waters

    07/03/2017 6:48:01 PM PDT · by Malcolm Reynolds · 78 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/3/17 | Leslie Shaffer
    On its website, South Korean state news agency Yonhap cited South Korea's military as saying an unidentified ballistic missile launched from a location near the North's border with China at 9:40 a.m. local time. South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered a National Security Council meeting after the launch, Yonhap reported, citing the Blue House — the South's equivalent of the White House.
  • Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade

    06/30/2017 7:25:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2017 | David Brunnstrom and Lisa Lambert
    Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade By David Brunnstrom and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called for a determined response to North Korea after talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday where he stressed the importance of their alliance but took aim at Seoul over trade and sharing the cost of defence. Trump said the United States was renegotiating what he characterized as a "rough" trade deal with South Korea agreed to five years ago by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and reiterated that an era of "strategic patience"...
  • Trump says strategic patience with North Korea over

    06/30/2017 9:23:19 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday, 30 June 2017
    WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missiles program required a "determined response," and that the era of "strategic patience" with North Korea's government had ended. "The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed. ... Frankly, that patience is over," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden in a joint appearance with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
  • First lady arrives in Washington - in style (FLOTROK)

    06/29/2017 10:39:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Korra Joong Ang Daily ^ | June 30, 2017 | Lee Sung-Eun
    The soft diplomacy of Korea’s first lady, Kim Jung-sook, will be put to the test as she accompanies President Moon Jae-in on his first overseas trip since assuming office last month. Kim, a former member of the Seoul Metropolitan Chorus, has managed to gain a strong fan base here among Moon’s endorsers, who address her as “Cheerful Ms. Jung-sook” due to her hearty laugh and bright demeanor. The anecdote about how she and Moon married is now well known. Moon told a local broadcaster earlier this year that he was hanging out with his friends one day when Kim approached...
  • First ladies to do their part to strengthen Seoul-Washington ties

    06/25/2017 4:15:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | June 25, 2017 | Rachel Lee
    One interesting aspect of the upcoming summit between President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump is how their wives will do their part to bring the countries closer. The two are known to be quite different in character.Korea's first lady Kim Jung-sook will be greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump, who will accompany her for part of her stay here. Kim, who worked at Seoul Metropolitan Chorus after studying vocal music at Kyung Hee University, went to Busan to support her husband President Moon Jae-in when he began his career as a lawyer. Born in Slovenia,...
  • South Korea Tests Ballistic Missile That Can Hit Anywhere Inside North Korea

    06/25/2017 3:35:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 23, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    South Korea has successfully fired a fourth prototype Hyunmoo-2C short-range ballistic missile, which can reach any target in North Korea. The country’s new President Moon Jae-in lauded the test, which follows months of North Korean missile launches and escalating rhetoric on the Korean Peninsula, as in line with his administration’s foreign policy plans. On June 23, 2017, the South Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) conducted the test at its own facility approximately 120 miles southwest of Seoul. Video of launch showed the system’s standard semi-containerized truck-mounted launcher onboard either a ship or a sea platform. ADD, the country’s state-run...
  • University of Delaware professor slammed for saying North Korea prisoner Otto Warmbier...

    06/24/2017 7:02:29 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 June 2017 | ABIGAIL MILLER
    University of Delaware professor slammed for saying North Korea prisoner Otto Warmbier was a 'privileged, rich, clueless white male' who ‘got exactly what he deserved’ People across the country are calling for a part-time professor to be fired after she wrote on Facebook that she thinks Otto Warmbier 'got exactly what he deserved.' Katherine Dettwyler, who teaches anthropology at the University of Delaware, wrote on her personal Facebook Tuesday, one day after Warmbier's death, that he had the 'typical mindset of a lot of young, rich, clueless males who come into my classes.' The post, which was deleted just after...