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  • ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war

    12/16/2017 7:51:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    SCMP ^ | 16 December, 2017 | Wendy Wu
    ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war The risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula is the highest its been in decades and Beijing must mobilise resources for fallout, observers say PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 10:03pm UPDATED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 11:26pm China must be ready for a war on the Korean peninsula, with the risk of conflict higher than ever before, Chinese government advisers and a retired senior military officer warned on Saturday. Beijing, once seen as Pyongyang’s key ally with sway over its neighbour, was losing control of...
  • Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

    12/05/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJA
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  • 2018 Winter Olympics: What happens if the IOC bans Russia on Tuesday

    12/04/2017 2:32:55 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 44 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    ...For one, Putin will be furious. Losing any and all connection to the Olympics a month before Russia's election would be a black mark for his country, and the IOC is reportedly already aware that its decision could humiliate the disgruntled president... Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, called the WADA findings a "joke." Since November, with only months to spare before the start of PyeongChang's 2018 ceremonies, Russia has seen more than two dozen athletes reprimanded by the IOC for cheating in previous Olympics, namely the 2014 Sochi Games. Some have been stripped of gold medals for...
  • After North Korea, A Reunited Korea, and then what?

    12/04/2017 10:04:52 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Much of the focus these days is on North Korea's nuclear capabilities, but the more significant point is the prospect of REUNIFICATION OF THE TWO KOREAS. It's interesting to ponder what the implications would be for the region and for the U.S. It would also clue us into why countries like China and Russia behave the way they do with regard to diplomatic negotiations there. They may have complex long-term considerations motivating them. Some questions to consider regarding the prospects of reunification: * Does disarmament or the fall of the Kim regime automatically imply reunification with the South? Will there...
  • Texas News Studio: Reporting on high activity, associated with current SK / America drill

    12/03/2017 9:34:22 PM PST · by cba123 · 5 replies
    Just clicked on this website, and there are more viewers than normal. However, it seems to be indicating just, an increased activity, due to the drills going on now.
  • The North Korean Revival of 1907

    12/03/2017 11:21:30 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2017 | Justin Taylor
    Today as tensions between North Korea and the U.S. reach heights not seen since the 1950s, it is easy to forget that northern Korea used to be one of the Asian strongholds of Protestant Christianity. As Atlas Obscura recently explained, the city of Pyongyang became known to missionaries as the “Jerusalem of the East.” The city had great institutional strength for Protestantism, including Union Christian Hospital, Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Union Christian College, the first four-year college anywhere in Korea. One hundred ten years ago, Pyongyang saw the outbreak of a massive revival, the high point of the season...
  • GOP senator: It's time for military families to leave SKorea [Linda Graham]

    12/03/2017 11:19:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2017 1:42 PM EST
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says North Korea is pushing the U.S. closer to military conflict and he believes it’s time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea. The South Carolina Republican said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” he is also going to urge the Pentagon not to send any more dependents to South Korea. […] About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea to deter potential aggression from the North. …
  • Rodchenkov diary may get Russia booted from Olympics

    11/29/2017 9:06:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Nov 28, 2017
    "The chemist who helped Russia's athletes benefit from banned substances kept very detailed notes, which the International Olympic Committee is relying on as it decides what penalities to impose on Russia before the Pyeongchang Games." Olympic officials will announce their decision Dec. 5. If they do not bar Russia completely from the coming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they are likely to keep all Russian emblems out of the games: The Russian flag would not fly at the opening and closing ceremony, Russian athletes would compete in neutral uniforms and the Russian anthem would not be played. Such restrictions,...
  • South Korea: North Korea violated ceasefire agreement

    11/26/2017 11:43:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/17
    South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo said North Korea violated the ceasefire agreement between the two countries when North Korean soldiers fired at a defector who fled through the demilitarized zone...
  • Video: Defector shot 5 times as he flees North Korea

    11/22/2017 3:08:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | November 22, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    At a live TV briefing, the command released dramatic video showing the unidentified soldier speeding down a tree-lined road past shocked North Korean soldiers, who begin to run after him. He crashes the jeep near the line that divides North and South in the so-called “truce village” of Panmunjom, where North and South Korean soldiers face each other at their closest distance just feet away.Soldiers from the North sprint to the area, firing their weapons at the defector; one hurries across the dividing line before running back to the northern side. South Korean soldiers then crawl up to the defector,...
  • N.Korea Threatens S.Korean Marines with 'Annihilation'

    12/17/2013 6:06:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2013/12/17
    N.Korea Threatens S.Korean Marines with 'Annihilation' In this video grab from MBC, North Korean propaganda leaflets are found on Baeknyeong Island in the West Sea on Monday. North Korea on Monday floated hundreds of propaganda leaflets into South Korea threatening the "annihilation" of the 6th Marine Brigade on Baeknyeong Island, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The burst of belligerence comes less than a week after the execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle Jang Song-taek, who was seen as a moderate. The previous day, the North Korean propaganda website, Uriminzokkiri also threatened to "mercilessly throw a battering ram"...
  • North Korean Defector had 10-Inch Parasite in His Stomach, Unlike Anything Surgeon Had Seen Before

    11/16/2017 9:24:43 AM PST · by Enchante · 16 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Sofia Lotto Persio
    An experienced South Korean surgeon operating on a defector from North Korea has described his shock upon finding dozens of unusual parasites inside the man’s stomach, suggesting widespread health issues among the population of the secretive state.... ..."I have been doing surgery for more than 20 years, but I have not seen such parasites. I will not be able to find them in [South] Korea," said Lee, who is a respected trauma specialist in the country.
  • Trump slams forced abortion, infanticide in North Korea

    11/09/2017 9:58:10 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    SOUTH KOREA, November 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump blasted the forced abortions and infanticide that are regularly committed in North Korea, asking why China would “feel an obligation” to help a country that kills Chinese babies for being “inferior.” “North Korean women are forced to abort babies that are considered ethnically inferior,” Trump told South Korea’s National Assembly. “And if these babies are born, the newborns are murdered.” “One woman's baby born to a Chinese father was taken away in a bucket,” Trump recalled. “The guard said it did not deserve to live because it was impure.”
  • Korean F-16s Upgraded To Carry Israeli Weapon

    11/07/2017 7:21:15 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 7, 2017 | Chen Chuanren
    A Korean F-16D, some of which have been upgraded to carry precision weapons such as (inset) the Rafael Spice glide bomb. (Photos: Chris Pocock and KForce News) The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has performed numerous live drops of the Rafael Spice 2,000-pound guided glide bomb this year, suggesting that the weapon is fully certified on its F-16 fleet. The Israeli company does not discuss customers, but reports indicate that Seoul signed a deal with Rafael in late 2015, with deliveries due in the second half of 2016. The weapon was seen in a quick-response exercise mounted by the...
  • Ladies come first! Melania Trump meets her South Korean counterpart for a tour of the[tr] (photos)

    11/07/2017 11:51:38 AM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 11/7/2017 | Chris Pleasance
    Melania Trump used her visit to South Korea to encourage more women to take up sport as she met with her counterpart in Seoul on Tuesday. The First Ladies were pictured touring the ground of the presidential palace Blue House before Melania spoke with a group of schoolchildren who had been invited along for the day. Melania used the occasion to promote her Girls Play 2 initiative, which aims to ensure that boys and girls have equal access to sporting facilities. She said: 'Sport teaches children about teamwork, dedication, discipline, and how to succeed under pressure.
  • South Korea 'in talks to buy nuclear submarine' from US: Reports

    11/07/2017 8:07:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | 07th November 2017
    SEOUL: South Korea is negotiating with the United States to buy nuclear-powered submarines to guard against threats from Pyongyang, local reports said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump said Seoul would buy "billions of dollars" of US weapons. Nuclear-powered submarines can stay submerged for months, giving them a far greater range than their diesel-powered counterparts, and are also crucial to any seaborne nuclear deterrent. Such a purchase would redraw the balance of power in northeast Asia, and could trigger a regional arms race. Japan -- another US ally -- does not have nuclear-powered submarines, and is barred from having a military...
  • Putin Can't Contain His Laughter at the Idea of the World's Largest Muslim Country Eating Pork

    10/28/2017 7:21:58 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    when agriculture minister Alexander Tkachev suggested exporting pork to Muslim-majority Indonesia, Putin saw the funny side. "Indonesia is a Muslim country, they do not eat pork..." Putin said giggling. "Ok. South Korea then," responded Tkachev. "Production growth is a result of increasing... It does not matter!"
  • South Korea tests new missile capable of striking Scuds

    10/26/2017 10:00:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/25/2017 | Elizabeth Shim
    South Korea's self-developed tactical surface-to-surface missile, or KTSSM, test-launched successfully on Tuesday, Seoul's military said. But the system's completion will be delayed by four years because of missing components that are being sought for purchase and have yet to be approved by the United States, local newspaper Hankyoreh reported Wednesday. The test of the KTSSM on Tuesday took place at the Agency for Defense Development in Anheung, and was attended by South Korean lawmakers on the National Assembly defense committee, who gave the launch a standing ovation after two missiles flew into the atmosphere, local news service EDaily reported. The...
  • Boeing, Saab compete to win S. Korea's maritime patrol aircraft deal

    10/21/2017 6:38:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2017/10/22
    SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. and Saab of Sweden are vying to win South Korea's next maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) contract, military sources here said Sunday. Military officials at this year's Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) being held in Seongnam, just south of the capital city, said the two companies have respectively proposed the P-8A Poseidon and Swordfish as candidates for the contract. The planes can allow South Korea to better counter North Korea's growing underwater threat that may include submarines with the capability to launch ballistic missile. South Korea's Navy said that...
  • PyeongChang Olympics ticket sales get icy reception

    10/12/2017 1:25:15 PM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 11-Oct-2017 | By Yoon Min-sik
    Less than four months remain until the opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, but sluggish ticket sales and lodging reservations could spell trouble for Korea’s first Winter Games. The organizing committee for the Winter Games on Wednesday released preliminary numbers for ticket sales, which showed that 30.3 percent of 1.07 million tickets have been sold so far. About 20.7 percent of 760,000 tickets released to the Korean general public have been sold, while 59.7 percent of 320,000 tickets reserved for foreigners have been sold.