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Seoul Claims North Developed Huge Cyber Army

South Korean defense minister Kim Kwan-jin reckons Pyongyang has 3,000 highly trained hackers tasked with stealing military secrets and disrupting systems.

N.Korean Rally Goers Raise Fists in Condemnation

In a warning clearly designed to set the alarm bells ringing in Seoul, Kim said that Seoul’s near neighbour to the north poses a clear threat


Xi Jinping , Obama Agree to Curb N. Korea, Cyber Attacks

Officials say US and Chinese presidents have pledged following talks to work towards denuclearising Pyongyang.

The US and China have agreed that they cannot accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and pledged to work closely to end Pyongyang’s weapons programme, a senior US national security official has said.

Tom Donilon said the US President Barack


China Manipulating for Regime Change in North Korea

The sudden reduction in aggressive rhetoric and actions by North Korea has led to suggestions that Pyongyang has realized it has pushed its only ally in the region to the brink of severing its friendship.

The announcement in Pyongyang on May 13 of the promotion of Jang Jong-nam to


North Koreans Kidnap Chinese Fishermen

The Chinese embassy in North Korea is “working on” securing the release of the crew of a Chinese fishing boat held by unidentified armed North Koreans, who are reportedly seeking a ransom.

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The Associated Press reports that, according to the ship owner Yu Xuejun, the More…

Orphaned and Homeless in North Korea

The first time Yoon Hee was abandoned, she was an infant.

She was born in a village near North Korea’s sacred Mount Baekdu, where the country’s lore claims its founder, Kim Il Sung, led the fight for independence and his oldest son, Kim Jong Il, was born.

But the similarities between


Kim-Jong-Un Returns Missiles to Storage Under Chinese Pressure

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North Korea: Missile update. The latest story leaked to Inside The Ring is that the two Musudan intermediate range ballistic missiles have returned to storage after all. Some analysts attribute this action to Chinese pressure on North Korea.


Comment: North Korean apparently stood down the missiles and returned them to storage when it stood


Dennis Rodman Asks Buddy “Kim” to Release American

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North.

“I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him


North Korea Putting U.S. Citizen on Trial for Coup Attempt

A US citizen will be tried soon on charges including attempting to overthrow North Korea’s government, the North’s official news agency says.

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KCNA says that Pae Jun-Ho has admitted the charges, without specifying when the verdict will be handed down.

Pae Jun-Ho, who is known in the US as Kenneth


North Korea Seeks to Increase Tourism (while still warning US that it faces defeat)

NORTH Korea is hoping to lure more foreign tourists, according to reports, after months of bellicose rhetoric threatening nuclear war on America and South Korea. The perfect getaway? North Korean soldiers sit on the side of a road in south of Kaesong

The secretive state is developing three special tourism zones that cover two


N. Korea Asks Mongolia for Food

As North Korea heads into the time of year when its food supplies run low, it appears to be looking for new donors.


As North Korea heads into the time of year when its food supplies run low, it appears to be looking for new donors.

At a courtesy call on the Mongolian president


Nuclear Orientalism

The North Korean bomb may be an uncomfortable fact of life, but so too is the US bomb, notes Barakawi.

Once again, the Crazy Emperor of the Hermit Kingdom – North Korea – is threatening nuclear war. Or so the media would have us believe.

The BBC and other news outlets have taken to


North Korean Submarines Missing from Port


Two North Korean submarines have reportedly disappeared from port. Although the subs were last seen at a naval base in the Hwanghae Province in early April, the news is just now filtering out to media outlets. While the capability of North Korea to shoot a long-range missile at the United States has largely


Classified DIA Report: North Korean Threat Credible

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North Korea likely has nuclear weapons that can be delivered by ballistic weapons, according to a classified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency. The assessment comes amid escalating rhetoric by Kim Jong-un threatening nuclear strikes on the United States. It’s the clearest statement yet that the boy leader poses a legitimate and imminent nuclear


Japan Mistakenly Tweets North Korean Missile Attack

OFFICIALS in the Japanese city of Yokohama were left red-faced today after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter.

The city, south of Tokyo, prematurely fired its tweet, announcing “North Korea has launched a missile” with blank spaces to indicate the exact time.

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North Announces it will Pull 51,000 Workers from Kaesong

North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate.

Workers at the Shared Kaesong Industrial Complex

The statement from Kim Yang Gon, secretary of


North Korea CAN Deliver Devastating EMP

North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States, as demonstrated by their successful launch and orbiting of a satellite on Dec. 12. Certain poorly informed pundits among the chattering classes reassure us that North Korea is still years away from being able to miniaturize


North Korea Tells Russia and UK to Consider Evacuating Embassies

North Korea told Russia that it should consider evacuating its embassy in Pyongyang on Friday according to Agence France-Presse.

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“A representative of the North Korean foreign ministry suggested that the Russian side examine the question of evacuating the employees of the Russian embassy,” an embassy spokesman told Russian news agencies


UK Prime Minister Wants to “Arm Up” Over North Korea

David Cameron said on Thursday that Britain would be foolish to abandon an independent nuclear deterrent on the scale of Trident, pointing to the threat posed by North Korea, and other unstable regimes.


Anonymous Making Rounds in North Korea

The hacking collective Anonymous targeted the hermit kingdom as part of #OpNorthKorea, a campaign protesting North Korea’s recent nuclear belligerence.

This image was said to be uploaded to North Korea’s Flicker Account by Anonymous

Flicker address at post time:

Anon-affiliated hackers calling themselves Anonymous Korea hit, a North


U.S. Mainland “Strike Plan” Seen in Newly Released N. Korean Photos

North Korea is sabre rattling again.

Following the deployment of US B-2s to South Korea, North Korean President Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to be on alert for a strike against the US.

As part of the warning, North Korea has published two new images in a local paper (via Reuters) and


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