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  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/18/2018 7:32:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    In a late night vote, Israel's Parliament passed the 'nation-state' bill also called the Nationality Law by a 62-55 vote. The bill allows the state of Israel to encourage the establishment of Jewish only communities. It was hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who said after the passage: "This is a defining moment, long live the stat of Israel!". The former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke from the back benches of the House of Commons in what was dubbed his farewell speech today. Johnson said Prime Minister Theresa May was "dithering" about Brexit, but it is "not too late...
  • Dennis Rodman Wants to Introduce Kanye West to Kim Jong-Un

    07/18/2018 5:31:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he wants to introduce rapper Kanye West to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un during his next international trip in September. Rodman claimed that he decided to offer the opportunity to the Grammy-winner after West tweeted that Rodman was one of his “biggest inspirations.” 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Thank to one of my biggest inspirations … always breaking barriers with independent thought pic.twitter.com/WQLKCG7tXM — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 10, 2018 “You know, I don’t do Instagram and stuff like that. My kids do it. I just know my agent called me and said, ‘Dennis, Kanye West gave you...
  • Kim Jong Un 'extremely enraged,' berates North Korean officials for unfinished projects

    07/17/2018 7:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    North Korea leader Kim Jong Un launched -- not a missile -- but an unusual public attack on his own officials during inspections of several ongoing projects in the Hermit Kingdom, visits he said that left him appalled and speechless due to a lack of progress and attention to detail. Kims statements, released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Tuesday, were made during his field guidance visits at construction sites in the country. The despots disappointment was reportedly visible during a visit to the Orangchon Power Station construction site in the northeast. After officials briefed him about the...
  • North Korea is said to be poised to return bodies of some 50 US vets soon: report

    07/17/2018 5:26:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj and Lucas Tomlinson
    North Korea will return the remains of about 50 Americans killed during the Korean War over the next two weeks, the first set of repatriations since the recent summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, a report says. A senior U.S. defense official said on Tuesday that the move will take place within two weeks, though the exact timing and number of those being returned remain uncertain, according to a Reuters report. The development comes after a two-day meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials at the Demilitarized Zone. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the beginning of...
  • North Korea to grant special amnesty in August. Why?

    07/15/2018 7:24:00 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    Korea Times ^ | July 16, 2018
    North Korea plans to implement a general amnesty next month before celebrating its 70th founding anniversary on Sept. 9, Pyongyang's media said Monday. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that amnesty will be granted to those who were convicted of crimes against the country and people on the occasion of the North's 70th founding anniversary. The amnesty will take effect on Aug. 1, the report said, noting the cabinet and relevant organs will take practical measures to help the released people settle down to a normal working life.
  • Forgotten Killer Among the Korean Erased

    07/15/2018 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 23, 2013 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea He was one of North Koreas deadliest secret agents. On Oct. 9, 1983, Kang Min-chul and two other North Korean agents bombed the Martyrs Museum in Rangoon, Burma, in a plot to kill the South Korean president, who was to have laid a wreath there. The bomb missed its mark the presidents car had been delayed but 17 South Koreans, including four cabinet ministers, were killed. For his deed, Mr. Kang was consigned to oblivion. North Korea denied any connection with the attack. In South Korea, where the bombing was declared a North Korean...
  • U.S., North Korea meet to discuss war remains

    07/15/2018 8:14:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Reuters via Japan News ^ | July 25, 2018
    SEOUL (Reuters) U.S. and North Korean military officials met on the inter-Korean border on Sunday to discuss the return of remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, the first time in nine years that generals from the two sides have held talks, South Koreas Yonhap news agency said. The repatriation of U.S. remains was one of the agreements reached during an unprecedented summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June in Singapore.
  • North Korea may be sitting on a $6 trillion resources stockpile

    07/13/2018 12:06:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sam Jacobs
    Recent negotiations between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have provided a glimmer of hope for the hermit kingdom's economic outlook. Markets are now watching to see whether the North Korean leader follows through with his pledge to denuclearise. The next step will be policy reforms, which will open North Korea's economy to foreign investors. Credit Suisse analyst Trang Thuy Le estimates North Korea could become a $100 billion economy within 10 years if it takes a path towards modernisation. Even it happens, a $100 billion economy still comprises just 0.1% of today's global GDP....
  • North Korea Stood Up The US For A Meeting On Recovering POW/MIA Remains

    07/12/2018 9:34:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies
    Task and Purposer ^ | Jared Keller
    U.S. military officials were left in the lurch last Thursday when North Korean representatives simply failed to show up for a meeting on recovering and repatriating the remains of the U.S. troops killed during the Korean War, the Washington Post reports. According to the Post, officials from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and representatives from United Nations Command were left waiting in the Joint Security Area of the Korean Peninsulas demilitarized zone on July 12, although it is unclear why the North Korean counterparts failed to attend. We were ready, according to one anonymous official who spoke to the Post....
  • Trump releases letter from Kim Jong Un, touts "great progress"

    07/12/2018 11:37:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 12, 2018 | Zachary Cohen
    President Donald Trump released a letter he recently received from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and praised the "great progress" being made in talks with Pyongyang. The letter is dated July 6, and was given to Secretary of State Pompeo delegation to deliver to Trump while the group was in Pyongyang last week to continue talks on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, senior administration officials tell CNN. "A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made," Trump said in a tweet that also included a copy of the correspondence from Kim....
  • South Korea's Moon says North Korea-US talks 'on track', criticism a ploy

    07/12/2018 9:28:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | July 12, 2018 | Reuters
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday (Jul 12) that North Korea's criticism of the United States after recent talks on denuclearisation was part of its strategy and negotiations between them are on the "right track". North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making "gangster-like" demands in the talks in North Korea late last week, contradicting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said the old enemies had made progress. Moon, speaking in Singapore during a state visit, said that talks on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula between North Korea and the United States may face...
  • Concern mounts over delayed repatriation of US war remains (N. Korea)

    07/11/2018 4:44:23 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 17 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | 12 July 2018 | Yeo Jun Suk
    With North Korean and US delegates scheduled to meet Thursday to negotiate the return of US war remains from the Korean War, the focus is now on whether the two sides can make progress on the issue. During their first summit last month in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump committed to recovering US war remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified. North Korea holds about 200 sets of remains from among the some 5,300 US military personnel believed still lost in the country, according to Department of Defense estimates. There has been...
  • North Korea Reportedly Asked Israel for $1 Billion in Cash to Halt Missile Sale to Iran

    07/10/2018 7:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 10, 2018
    Does Iran really want to nuke Israel? Is Israel stronger than Iran? A top security expert explains Israel ranked eighth most powerful country in the world North Korea expanded missile facility during talks with Trump, analysts say Pompeo downplays North Korea's rebuke of 'gangster-like' denuclearization demands North Korea reportedly extended an offer to Israel in 1999 to nix its agreements to sell missile technology to Iran and other enemy states that posed a threat to the Jewish state at the time - if Israel paid Pyongyang $1 billion in cash. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published...
  • Kim Jong Un snubbed Mike Pompeo for potato farm visit, state media suggests

    07/10/2018 8:23:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 10, 2018 | Alix Culbertson
    Kim Jong Un put potatoes ahead of Mike Pompeo during a US visit to agree denuclearisation details, state media has suggested. The US secretary of state visited Pyongyang on Friday and Saturday in an attempt to agree details of a deal made during June's historic summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean dictator. However Mr Kim has not been seen in public for seven days, with every official move usually documented by news agency KCNA. During Mr Pompeo's trip relations between the US and North Korea appeared to take a dive as Pyongyang accused the US of a "gangster-like...
  • Americas Moment of Truth With North Korea Is Coming

    07/10/2018 6:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 10, 2018 | Uri Friedman
    Mike Pompeos visit wasnt it. But the visit hinted at what it might look like. One eight-word assumption underlies American and South Korean negotiations with Kim Jong Un: North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons. Thats what the analyst Cheon Seong Whun told me ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeos trip to Pyongyang this past weekend. For his part, Cheon, a security adviser in the conservative administration of former South Korean President Park Geun Hye, sees not a scintilla of hint that the North Korean leader is prepared to do so, despite Kims vague promise to Donald Trump...
  • Trump suggests China meddling in North Korea talks amid trade tensions with US (Fox News)

    07/09/2018 10:13:10 PM PDT · by cba123 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/2018 | By Brooke Singman | Fox News
    President Trump suggested Monday that China could be "exerting negative pressure" on North Korea to stray from the denuclearization "deal" signed last month, amid trade tensions between the U.S. and Beijing. The president expressed confidence that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will "honor" the informal deal, despite tense talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend. "I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake. We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea," Trump tweeted. "China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a...
  • Joe Scarborough Accuses Trump of Forcing US-North Korea Summit for Cheap Headlines

    07/07/2018 11:58:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 7, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough accused President Donald Trump of forcing the summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for the headlines. Proving once again that only fools rush in, Trump forced a summit for cheap headlines, Scarborough wrote. He added: In the process, he gave legitimacy to the most oppressive communist regime on the planet, further damaged the United States and made himself look like a fool. He also included a link to a Washington Post article that read, in part: In a sharp signal that denuclearization negotiations with North Korea will be drawn out and difficult,...
  • Secretary Pompeo Urges North Korea to Follow Vietnam's Example in Overcoming Hostilities With U.S.

    07/08/2018 2:13:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Associated Press
    HANOI, Vietnam Undeterred by a blistering rebuke of his efforts to forge a denuclearization deal with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday appealed for North Koreas leadership to follow Vietnams path in overcoming past hostilities with the United States. Pompeo called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to replicate Vietnams miracle of economic growth by improving ties with the U.S., vowing that America keeps its promises with former foes. Speaking to members of the U.S.-Vietnamese business community in Hanoi, Pompeo said Vietnams experience since the normalization of relations with the U.S. in 1995 should...
  • Pompeo shrugs off North Korea's accusation of US 'gangster-like' demands

    07/08/2018 1:36:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | just in | Amy Lieu
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday shrugged off North Koreas accusation of the U.S. making gangster-like demands regarding denuclearization, saying hed go nuts if he paid attention to everything the media reports. In a trilateral news conference in Tokyo, accompanied by officials from Japan and South Korea, Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. goal of complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, reiterating that his talks with North Korea last week were conducted in good faith. When a reporter asked about North Koreas Saturday comments, Pompeo didnt seem too bothered. Look, people are going to make stray comments after...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/07/2018 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says progress is being made in talks with North Korea on tearing down the country's nuclear program. The North Korean state media is reporting that the United States made unreasonable demands and was using "gangster-like" tactics. Mainstream media reports were presenting the notion that President Trump's policy towards North Korea is not working. But the North Korean government media praised President Trump and wants talks to continue. Speaking to the media in Tokyo minutes ago at a joint news conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that...