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  • Bernie Sanders says conditions in Baltimore no better than North Korea, West Bank

    05/01/2016 12:19:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    politifact ^ | April 28th, 2016 | Linda Qiu
    Bernie Sanders says conditions in Baltimore no better than North Korea, West Bank By Linda Qiu on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 5:06 p.m. Residents of some Baltimore neighborhoods are no better off than people living in impoverished North Korea and the violent West Bank, Bernie Sanders said during a campaign rally in Maryland ahead of that state’s primary. "Poverty in Baltimore, and around this country — poverty is a death sentence," Sanders said April 24. He then laid out some rather unflattering and harsh comparisons: "Fifteen neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them...
  • North Korean food supply hit by drought, UN warns, as Kim Jong Un spends on missiles

    04/29/2016 7:45:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Apr 28, 2016 | Huileng Tan
    North Korean food supply hit by drought, UN warns, as Kim Jong Un spends on missiles Huileng Tan | @huileng_tan Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 | 12:30 AM ET North Korea's already-low food supply is set to deteriorate this year as dry weather hits crop yields, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. "Given the tight food supplies in 2015/16, the country's food security situation is expected to deteriorate from the previous year when most households were already estimated to have poor or borderline food consumption levels," the agency said in a report on Wednesday. North Korea's total...
  • North Korea Accuses US Soldiers of Provoking Border Troops

    04/29/2016 7:14:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | hyung-jin kim
    North Korea Accuses US Soldiers of Provoking Border Troops By hyung-jin kim, associated press SEOUL, South Korea — Apr 29, 2016, 4:13 AM ET North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. A North Korean military statement warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called "hooliganism" at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom or they'll meet a "dog's death any time and any place." "GIs hurled fully armed MPs of the South Korean puppet army into perpetrating such dangerous...
  • EMP alert: 2 N. Korean satellites now orbit over U.S.

    04/25/2016 5:21:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 4/24/2016 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – North Korea now has two satellites orbiting over the United States capable of performing a surprise electromagnetic pulse attack at an altitude and trajectory that evade U.S. National Missile Defenses, a national security expert warned in an interview with Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Peter Vincent Pry told G2 Bulletin that the satellites can be commanded either to deorbit and hit a target on the ground or explode at a high altitude to create an EMP effect that would knock out the unprotected U.S. national electrical grid system and all life-sustaining critical infrastructures that depend on it. “The threat,”...
  • Kim Jong Il's former Japanese chef visits N.Korea

    04/24/2016 12:49:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NHK ^ | Apr. 24, 2016
    Kim Jong Il's former Japanese chef visits N.Korea A former Japanese chef for the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, has just ended a visit to North Korea. Kenji Fujimoto served as the chef for the former leader for 13 years until 2001. He arrived at an airport in Beijing from Pyongyang on Saturday after a stay of more than 10 days. Fujimoto did not disclose details about his trip which started on April 12th. Four years ago, Fujimoto was invited by the current leader Kim Jong Un, who assumed power after his father's death, to visit the country...
  • N. Korea's SLBM Launch Pictures

    04/23/2016 10:07:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/24
  • Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves

    04/22/2016 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 22, 2016
    Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves Published April 22, 2016 Cheese-chomping despot Kim Jong Un held a “Master Chef”-style competition to find North Korea’s top cooks as millions across the nation starve. The Emmental-obsessed dictator gave the show, which was broadcast on state TV, the green light despite an estimated two-thirds of the country’s 27 million people surviving on food rations. The Commie connoisseur developed a love of European cheeses and fine wines when he went to school in Switzerland. But the tubby tyrant was served decidedly different fare during the contest as competitors...
  • North Korean Missile Exploded, Damaged Launcher in Failed Test

    04/22/2016 8:09:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    North Korean Missile Exploded, Damaged Launcher in Failed Test U.S. commander says threats from Pyongyang increasing BY: Bill Gertz April 20, 2016 5:00 am North Korea’s first attempt to test-launch a new intermediate-range missile last week failed after the Musudan blew up shortly after launch, causing a huge fireball that damaged the mobile launcher, according to American defense officials. “We’re still assessing the specifics of it but I can tell you that it was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Friday. “It was not successful.” The test failure on Friday represents...
  • N. Korea: Removal of U.S. nuclear umbrella would lead Seoul to contemplate nuclear armament...

    04/19/2016 5:18:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/20 | Chang Jae-soon
    (2nd LD) Removal of U.S. nuclear umbrella would lead Seoul to contemplate nuclear armament: incoming USFK commander 2016/04/20 05:23 (ATTN: ADDS comments in paras 16-17; CHANGES headline) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, April 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea would have to think about developing its own nuclear weapons for self-defense if the United States removes its "nuclear umbrella" protection for the Asian ally, the incoming commander of U.S. Forces Korea said Tuesday. Gen. Vincent Brooks, nominated to succeed Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti as USFK commander, made the remark during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, stressing that it's very important for...
  • Govt closes down city North Korean clinics (Tanzania)

    04/19/2016 6:16:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Govt closes down city North Korean clinics Apr 17, 2016 Dr. Hamis Kigwangalla, the deputy minister of Health, Social Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, announced during an impromptu visit to the clinics on Friday, one located at Mahiwa Street and the Oriental Traditional Medicine at Magomeni Mikumi both operated by Maibong Company, a North Korean firm.The deputy minister said the two clinics were operating without legal documents including lacking a business license. While being interrogated by the minister, a healer at the clinic whose name could not easily be availed told the minister that their business is jointly operated with...
  • Three Nobel prize winners to visit North Korea in late Aril: VOA

    04/19/2016 5:40:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/18
    Three Nobel prize winners to visit North Korea in late Aril: VOA 2016/04/18 13:10 SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Three Nobel laureates will visit North Korea late this month on a rare mission to engage the communist country through science and technology, a media report said Monday. During their April 30 to May 6 trip, the Nobel prize winners will give lectures and hold seminars at the North's three most prestigious schools -- Kim Il-sung University, Kimchaek University of Technology and Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, according to the Washington-based Voice of America (VOA). VOA made the report in...
  • North Korea bans piercings and Western-style clothing

    04/18/2016 6:53:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2016 | James Rothwell
    North Korea bans piercings and Western-style clothing By James Rothwell 17 April 2016 • 7:42pm They are already forced to wear regime-approved hairstyles, chosen from a state-sanctioned list of drab cuts. Now North Koreans have been banned from having piercings as part of a crackdown on Western culture in the secretive regime ahead of its annual workers' conference. The rule, which also forbids wearing Western clothing such as jeans, has reportedly focused on the North Hamgyong and Yanggang provinces. Both areas border with China, where citizens to have easier access to information - and cultural trends - from the outside...
  • North Korean official on Trump comments: 'Totally absurd and illogical'

    04/17/2016 6:09:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2016 | Will Ripley and Tim Schwarz
    North Korean official on Trump comments: 'Totally absurd and illogical' By Will Ripley and Tim Schwarz, CNN Updated 1344 GMT (2044 HKT) April 17, 2016 Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) — A North Korean official said recent remarks by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump are "absurd and illogical," in a rare interview granted to a CNN team in Pyongyang. Trump suggested the U.S. military should withdraw from key allies South Korea and Japan, and both countries could instead arm themselves with nuclear weapons. "Donald Trump's remarks are totally absurd and illogical," says Ri Jong Ryul, deputy-director general of the Institute of International...
  • North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch

    04/16/2016 8:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jacob J
    North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch April 16, 2016 08:27 SGT By Jacob J North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suffered a double whammy as a medium-range rocket launch failed and ally China castigated the reclusive regime for its military misadventures. However, the setback will only spur the dictator to adopt a tougher posturing in a bid to shore up power and Pyongyang was more likely than not to carry out a fifth nuclear test, observers have said. South Korean officials and international experts said the chances of North Korea conducting another nuclear test were...
  • US says North Korean missile launch was a 'catastrophic' failure

    04/15/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    KSL ^ | Apr 15th, 2016
    US says North Korean missile launch was a 'catastrophic' failure By The Associated Press | Posted Apr 15th, 2016 @ 6:31pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is describing a North Korean missile launch today as a "catastrophic" failure. The launch was meant to celebrate the birthday of the country's founder. But a South Korean news agency says the missile exploded in the air just a few seconds after liftoff. It was reportedly a new and powerful type of mid-range missile. A Pentagon spokesman says it appears to have been fired from a mobile launcher, since the location of the launch...
  • Waking supervolcano makes North Korea and West join forces

    04/15/2016 5:48:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    New Scientist ^ | April 15, 2016 | Andy Coghlan
    Waking supervolcano makes North Korea and West join forces Rare example of collaboration with isolationist regime's researchers helps reveal secrets of one of the world’s largest volcanoes By Andy Coghlan If it blows again, it could make Vesuvius look like a tea party. Now, in a ground-breaking collaboration between the West and North Korea, vulcanologists are gaining new insights into Mount Paektu, on North Korea’s border with China, and whether it might blow its top any time soon. If it does, the outcome could be catastrophic. Paektu’s last eruption, a thousand years ago, is the second largest ever recorded, topped...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military

    04/15/2016 7:31:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/15
    (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military 2016/04/15 15:46 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES throughout) SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea conducted its first test-launch of the medium-range ballistic missile Musudan early Friday from its east coast, but the launch ended in failure, officials said. "North Korea seems to have tried a missile launch from the East Sea area in the early morning today, but it is presumed to have failed," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Sources said the launched missile was the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), also known as the BM-25. The...
  • U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch

    04/12/2016 1:21:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Updated 1807 GMT (0107 HKT) April 12, 2016 CNN) — U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for an unprecedented launch of a mobile ballistic missile which could potentially hit portions of the U.S., CNN has learned. Opinion: Impose sanctions on North Korea's enablers Two U.S. officials told CNN that if the regime proceeds with a launch, the latest assessments are the most likely scenario is the launch of the so-called Musudan missile, which the U.S. believes could potentially...
  • North Korean restaurant defectors 'were in China and left legally'

    04/12/2016 5:55:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | Apr. 12, 2016
    North Korean restaurant defectors 'were in China and left legally' China has said that 13 North Korean restaurant workers who defected to South Korea last week had been working in China and had left legally. In a rare comment on such issues, a foreign ministry spokesman said the 13 had the right documents to exit China. China tends to view North Koreans who escape across its border as illegal economic migrants and sends them back. The group are now in South Korea, which provides an aid and adjustment package for all North Koreans who defect.
  • North Korea scolds Obama by adopting the voice of Abraham Lincoln

    04/12/2016 5:36:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 11, 2016 | Anna Fifield and Yoonjung Seo
    North Korea scolds Obama by adopting the voice of Abraham Lincoln By Anna Fifield and Yoonjung Seo April 11 at 7:51 AM  TOKYO — We don’t know what Abraham Lincoln would have made of Barack Obama, since the 16th president died 144 years before the 44th took office. But never fear. North Korea’s propagandists have taken it upon themselves to channel Honest Abe and — surprise, surprise — the report card they give the current leader of the United States is not a good one, especially not when it comes to his policy toward the regime of Kim Jong...
  • (2nd LD) N.K. military intelligence officer defected to S. Korea last year: Seoul (Senior Colonel)

    04/10/2016 11:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/11
    (2nd LD) N.K. military intelligence officer defected to S. Korea last year: Seoul 2016/04/11 14:23 (ATTN: UPDATES with more info in paras 6, 12, 15-17) SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- A ranking North Korean military officer in charge of conducting intelligence operations defected to South Korea last year, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday, as the North's leader is tightening his grip on the regime. A North Korean senior colonel, whose name has been withheld, defected in 2015 after working at the North's reconnaissance bureau tasked with carrying out espionage missions against the South, the ministry said. "(The North Korean military...
  • North Korea’s Largest Recent Defector Group Arrives in South Korea

    04/09/2016 7:07:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 8, 2016 | Alastair Gale
    North Korea’s Largest Recent Defector Group Arrives in South Korea The group of 13 worked in a North Korean restaurant in an unidentified country By Alastair Gale Updated April 8, 2016 10:00 a.m. ET SEOUL—In one of the largest known group defections of North Koreans in recent years, 13 restaurant workers from the country have arrived together in South Korea, Seoul said. The group of one male manager and 12 female employees were based at a restaurant in an undisclosed country outside North Korea and reached South Korea on Thursday, a spokesman for South Korea’s Unification Ministry said. The defection...
  • (2nd LD) N. Korea claims success in new ICBM engine test

    04/09/2016 2:30:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/09
    (2nd LD) N. Korea claims success in new ICBM engine test 2016/04/09 11:04 (ATTN: ADDS photo, details in last 5 paras) SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- North Korea claimed Saturday that it has successfully conducted a ground test of a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the latest in a series of Pyongyang's claims of progress in its nuclear and missile programs. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued an order to conduct a "jet test of a new type high-power engine of intercontinental ballistic rocket and personally came to the Sohae Space Center to guide the test," the...
  • 'Suspicious activity' at N. Korea's nuclear complex

    04/04/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Yonhap ^ | April 4th, 2016 | By Chang Jae-soon
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (Yonhap) -- Recent satellite imagery shows "suspicious activity" at North Korea's nuclear complex in what could be a sign that Pyongyang might be trying to harvest weapons-grade plutonium from spent nuclear fuel, a U.S. website monitoring the North said Monday. The website 38 North said in a report that the satellite imagery has shown "exhaust plumes" from a thermal plant used to heat the Yongbyon nuclear complex's Radiochemical Laboratory, where spent nuclear fuel rods are reprocessed to extract plutonium. "During the past five weeks, exhaust plumes on two, possibly three, occasions were observed at the Radiochemical Laboratory's...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un's Sister Consolidates Power

    03/28/2016 3:01:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Mar. 28, 2016
    Kim Jong-un's Sister Consolidates Power North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yeo-jong appears to have risen to a position of considerable power in the secretive regime. Kim Yeo-jong now holds a key post in the Workers Party's department in charge of promotions and appointments. A source said Kim Yeo-jong's husband is a university professor in Pyongyang and comes from an ordinary background, denying recent rumors that she is married to the son of senior official Choe Ryong-hae. Kim Yeo-jong rose quickly through the party ranks and consolidated her position, thanks to her quick wit and natural political acumen. Since September...
  • 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 Nukes US In Propaganda Video

    03/26/2016 5:27:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 26, 2016
    North Korea Nukes US In Propaganda Video Kim Jong-Un lays waste to Washington with a submarine-launched nuclear missile in Pyongyang's latest menacing video. 10:20, UK, Saturday 26 March 2016 North Korea has threatened to lay waste to Washington with a submarine-launched nuclear missile in a menacing propaganda video. The four-minute film - titled Last Chance - runs through the history of US-Korea relations, including images of US prisoners of war on Korean soil. It ends with a digitally-enhanced sequence showing a missile emerging from the clouds and slamming into the road in front of the Lincoln Memorial - sending a...
  • North Korea’s Punggye-ri Facility Appears Ready to Support New Nuclear Tests

    03/18/2016 8:34:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    38 North ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jack Liu
    North Korea’s Punggye-ri Facility Appears Ready to Support New Nuclear Tests By 38 North 18 March 2016 A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu. Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates continued activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site that does not appear directed at further tunnel excavation but rather to maintain existing tunnels as well as to clean up after the January 2016 nuclear test. It is highly likely that site is capable of supporting additional tests at any time. Maintenance and Clean Up at the North Portal Commercial satellite imagery from March shows that the North Portal,...
  • North Korea lost a submarine, defense officials say

    03/11/2016 6:40:22 PM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/11/2016 | foxnews.com
    North Korea has a missing submarine, two defense officials told Fox News Friday. One official told Fox the submarine is a 70-foot Yono class "midget" submarine that is diesel powered and has a crew of two, with room for a squad of saboteurs. It was unclear who may have been onboard. North Korea does not operate large ballistic missile submarines, such as the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class fleet. Fox News has learned North Korea has not asked the United States to assist in search and rescue efforts. On Thursday, North Korea responded to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range...
  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

    03/09/2016 9:56:26 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Stella Kim
    North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday morning, a South Korean military official said, in the latest controversial move amid U.S.-South Korean military drills that have angered the rogue state. The two missiles flew about 310 miles at about 5:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. Wednesday ET) and were fired from North Korea's northern shore, the military official said. Analysts said they were Scud-type missiles. The apparent launch comes after heated rhetoric from North Korea in recent days that has included threats of a preemptive nuclear strike.
  • N. Korea claims it can fit nuclear warheads on missiles

    03/08/2016 8:25:34 PM PST · by HWGruene · 20 replies
    salt lake tribune ^ | 3/8/16 | Ana Fifield
    U.S. commanders say country has capability to make weapons small and light enough. Tokyo • North Korea has been able to make its nuclear warheads small enough to fit onto ballistic missiles, the state media claimed Wednesday in Pyongyang's latest boast about improvements in its weapons capabilities. North Korea has made the claim before and it is not known whether it is true, but the timing of the announcement is inauspicious. The United States and South Korea are conducting huge military exercises that North Korea views as a pretext for an invasion. On Tuesday, South Korea unleashed a wave of...
  • North Korea ship impounded in Philippines as part of fresh sanctions

    03/05/2016 3:16:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar 4, 2016
    While North Korea keeps firing literal and figurative salvos, the world has responded with harsher sanctions -- ones that the Philippines has put into effect by detaining a ship from the reclusive East Asian nation. The Philippine government has impounded a North Korean freighter, the Jin Teng, in Subic Bay and plans to deport its crew, presidential spokesman Manuel Quezon III said in a radio interview, according to the official Philippines News Agency. This wouldn't have happened if not for Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and missile launch, and the global community's reaction to these defiant acts.
  • North Korea makes nuclear threat

    03/03/2016 4:28:06 PM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2014 | AP
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his country's nuclear weapons made ready for use at a moment's notice, the country's official state news agency reported Friday. Kim also said his country will ready its military so it is prepared to carry out pre-emptive attacks, calling the current situation very precarious, according to the Korean Central News Agency. The threats in the statement are part of the authoritarian nation's regular propaganda effort to show strength in the face of what it sees as an effort by its enemies South Korea and the United States to overthrow its leaders; it follows...
  • First on CNN: U.S. student detained in North Korea confesses to 'hostile act' (souvenir hunting?)

    02/29/2016 4:06:04 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | February 29, 2016 | Will Ripley
    First on CNN: U.S. student detained in North Korea confesses to 'hostile act' By Will Ripley, CNN Updated 1026 GMT (1826 HKT) February 29, 2016 | Video Source: CNN CNN)—North Korea has allowed the world to get its first glimpse of Otto Frederick Warmbier, an American student at the University of Virginia, two months after his arrest. Warmbier is accused of trying to steal a North Korean banner, containing a political slogan that was hanging from the walls of his Pyongyang hotel. /snip "I apologize to each and every one of the millions of the Korean people and I beg...
  • New N. Korean rocket turns enemy tanks into 'boiled pumpkin' (portable, laser-guided rocket)

    02/27/2016 6:38:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/27/16 | AFP
    North Korea on Saturday boasted of a newly developed anti-tank weapon that its leader said was so powerful it could turn the most heavily armoured enemy tanks into "boiled pumpkin". Pyongyang's state media said leader Kim Jong-Un had watched tests of the portable, laser-guided rocket and declared it had the "longest firing range in the world", and was "as accurate as a sniper's rifle". "He noted with great satisfaction that even the special armoured tanks and cars of the enemies which boast their high manoeuvrability and striking power are no more than a boiled pumpkin before the anti-tank guided weapon",...
  • Cheryl Mills rips open the Clinton email scandal

    10/08/2015 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-15 | DrJohn
    As many of us suspected, the Clinton Foundation "business" was intertwined with Hillary Clinton's official duties at State. Emails made public through FOIA have shown that Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills passed on classified information to the Clinton Foundation: Hillary Clinton's top State Department aide sent internal agency correspondence to Clinton Foundation officials, raising new questions about how her inner circle handled sensitive information. The internal emails, which were obtained by Citizens United through the Freedom of Information Act, have since been classified. They were passed to the Clinton Foundation by Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former chief of staff. In one...
  • China's mishandling of North Korea's nuclear ambitions may come back to haunt it

    02/21/2016 7:22:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    SCMP ^ | February 21, 2016 | Emanuele Scimia
    China's mishandling of North Korea's nuclear ambitions may come back to haunt it Emanuele Scimia says Beijing's unwillingness or inability to rein in Pyongyang has brought it the unwelcome consequence of greater US vigilance The US and its allies in East Asia have always been suspicious of China's attitude to North Korea's military adventures. Recent events, such as Pyongyang's launch of a long-range rocket and testing of an alleged hydrogen bomb, have contributed to this climate of mistrust towards Beijing. China is often blamed for not pressuring Pyongyang enough, but now its ability to contain North Korea's nuclear and ballistic...
  • (LEAD) S. Korea braces for possible terror attacks from N. Korea: official

    02/18/2016 10:33:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/19
    (LEAD) S. Korea braces for possible terror attacks from N. Korea: official 2016/02/19 11:59 (ATTN: UPDATES with comments by ruling party lawmaker) SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is bracing for any possible terror attacks from North Korea, an official said Friday. "The presidential office of national security is thoroughly in control of every situation related to terror," presidential spokesman Jeong Yeon-guk told reporters. Still, he declined to comment on whether National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin or other South Korean officials are included on North Korea's alleged hit list. South Korea believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has...
  • While John Kerry was playing Secretary of State on TV North Korea developed ICBM that can hit us

    02/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A veteran Heritage Foundation (HF) researcher who has studied data from North Korea has very serious news for all Americans: The North Koreans now have the capability to hit any place in the United States with a nuclear loaded warhead. Thanks to the silly, bowing, scraping and time wasting charade the very phony John Kerry has carried out over his pointless tenure as Barack Obama’s Sectary of State, every single person in America is now in genuine danger. The (HF) researcher concluded that since North Korea has successfully put another satellite into orbit she has the technological ability to launch...
  • South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse

    02/16/2016 5:40:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | hyung-jin kim
    South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse SEOUL, South Korea -- Feb 15, 2016, 11:40 PM ET South Korea's president warned Tuesday that rival North Korea faces collapse if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb program, an unusually strong broadside that will likely infuriate Pyongyang. President Park Geun-hye, in a nationally televised parliamentary address defending her decision to shut down a jointly run factory park in North Korea, said South Korea will take unspecified "stronger and more effective" measures to make North Korea realize its nuclear ambitions will result only in speeding up of its "regime collapse."
  • Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch

    02/12/2016 3:25:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Asia Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Shim Jae Hoon
    Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch By Shim Jae Hoon on February 10, 2016 in Asia Times News & Features, China, Koreas SEOUL-North Korea's satellite rocket launch has claimed its first casualty amid a changing and increasingly volatile regional security landscape that's dragging in China, the US and Japan. South Korea announced on Feb. 10 that it's closing down the inter-Korean economic project at Kaesong Industrial Complex which Seoul set up 12 years ago to provide hard currency earnings for the North Korean regime. /snip Meanwhile, the Park government has come under pressure from conservatives who...
  • 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....
  • N. Korea to expel S. Koreans from joint industrial park

    02/11/2016 12:36:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/11
    N. Korea to expel S. Koreans from joint industrial park 2016/02/11 17:26 SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Thursday it will expel all South Korean nationals from a joint industrial park in the North and freeze all South Korean assets and equipment in retaliation for Seoul's suspension of the complex. The North has ordered all South Koreans to leave immediately the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North's border city of the same name, according to the Korean Central News Agency. It said that it will freeze all assets and equipment held by South Korean companies, adding that it...
  • N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from NK State TV]

    02/10/2016 7:17:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/02/11
    N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from State TV] Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVogypIs2Lk
  • N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: source

    02/09/2016 11:12:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/10
    N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: source 2016/02/10 16:07 SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) -- The chief of North Korea's military was executed this month on corruption and other charges, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said Wednesday. Army Gen. Ri Yong-gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, also faced charges of pursuing personal gains, the source said. (END)
  • North Korea blew up rocket stage to confound analysts: South Korea

    02/09/2016 7:53:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Indian Express ^ | February 9, 2016
    North Korea blew up rocket stage to confound analysts: South Korea The U.S., Japanese and South Korean militaries are scouring the seas for debris and analysts are studying photos, trajectories. Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong. South Korean officials and foreign analysts say they now believe the first stage of the rocket had a cagey new feature:...
  • Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

    02/08/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cns ^ | 02/08/2016 | ap
    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking the launch of the exercise that involves troops of the Southern Military District. The district includes troops stationed in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as well as forces in the North Caucasus and southwestern regions near the border with Ukraine. ... According to Shoigu, who spoke at a meeting with the top military brass, the war games would include redeployment of air force units to advance air bases and bombing runs at shooting ranges. The maneuvers will...
  • North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50

    02/08/2016 5:50:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50 BY Nicole Hensley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:29 AM Kim Kwang Hyon/AP North Korea's satellite, which was launched on Feb. 7, passed over the Super Bowl 50 game. Pictured is the country's Unha 3 at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang in 2012. A "Shining Star" was watching over Levi's Stadium after the Broncos 24-10 win. As football fans poured out of the Bay Area stadium, North Korea's observational satellite zipped by the field at an orbit 300 miles above the Earth at...
  • Japan: North Korea launches 'missile'

    02/06/2016 5:03:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 104 replies
    NHK World ^ | 2/6/2016 | NHK
    The Japanese government says North Korea launched what's widely believed to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The government said the missile was launched at 9:31 AM Japan time from the western coast of North Korea toward the direction of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report

    02/06/2016 1:55:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/06
    N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report 2016/02/06 18:45 TOKYO, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved up its plan to launch a long-range rocket to between Feb. 7 and 14, Japanese media reported Saturday, citing a Tokyo government announcement. Earlier this week, Pyongyang informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its plan to launch a satellite between Feb. 8 and 25. Japan's Kyodo News reported that the North has informed the IMO of its change of plan. Experts earlier expected that the North would likely launch the rocket around Feb. 16, the birthday...