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South Korea's 'Decapitation Unit' Will Use Suicide Drones and Grenade Machine Guns to Eliminate Kim Jong Un

A newly established South Korean army brigade known as the “decapitation unit” has been allocated 340 million won ($310,000) to purchase equipment …

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North Korea is a nuclear state. But can the U.S. accept that?

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — Every time North Korea does something provocative — which is often — Washington insists that Pyongyang must give up its nuclear weapons program.<p>Just last weekend, days after North Korea launched its most high-tech …

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North Korea’s prisons are as bad as Nazi camps, says judge who survived Auschwitz

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — North Korea's political prisons are just as bad as — and perhaps even worse than — the Nazi concentration camps of the Holocaust, a renowned judge and Auschwitz survivor has concluded after hearing from former North Korean …

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Kim Jong-un has nuclear chief executed for test delays and tunnel collapse, according to reports

North Korea may have executed the official in charge of its nuclear test site facilities, in the second reported execution of a high-ranking party apparatchik in the space of a week.<p>Park In-young was the head of North Korea’s Bureau 131, a division of the ruling party’s Central Committee tasked …

What made North Korea’s weapons programs so much scarier in 2017

By Adam Taylor and<p>Adam Taylor<p>Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tim Meko<p>Tim Meko<p>Deputy graphics director<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Just a few years ago, North Korea's weapons program was treated like a bad joke, better known for its duds, misfires and fakes than its ability …

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U.N. imposes new sanctions on North Korea over missile tests

By Carol Morello<p>Carol Morello<p>National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The United Nations Security Council on Friday placed sanctions on North Korea for the third time this year, demanding countries repatriate North Korean guest workers within two years and …

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Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea — Beyond a New Year’s declaration by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, that he would move to the mass production of nuclear weapons and intercontinental missiles in 2018 lies a canny new strategy to initiate direct talks with South Korea in the hope of driving a wedge into its …

U.S. Doubles Down On Claim That North Korea Ordered Sony Hack

Two high-level officials offer new support for the claim that North Korea orchestrated the attack on Sony's servers.<p>Comey for the first time revealed details of just how the FBI determined that North Korea was behind the Guardians of Peace, the group that claimed credit for the hack, saying the …

Is Donald Trump's North Korea strategy working?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim Jong Un, to general surprise, announced in his New Year's Day speech that he was prepared to "melt the frozen north-south relations," to allow contacts with South Koreans and to discuss North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics to be held in February in South Korea.<p>US President …