North Korea

US and allies commit to ending North Korea sanctions busting

The United States and its allies on Tuesday vowed tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions busting, including naval security operations to …

Kim Jong-un

Conspiracy theory: These accidental missile alerts aren’t actually accidents

World governments are doing trial runs on their own citizens. I swear to god.<p>On Saturday, residents of Hawaii were on the receiving end of a …

The Future

Trump and Kim Jong Un rarely mention the name of South Korea's President — this is why

South Korea's president is named Moon Jae-in.<p>But you'll rarely hear that name come from US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, which was published in full last week, Trump never referred to Moon by name. Instead Trump named …

U.S. Politics

North And South Korea Have Agreed To Form Their First Joint Olympic Team

The new year brought a diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea with reopened dialogue through a telephone hotline. As it turns out, the resulting discussions were indeed a precursor to in-person talks, which have led the two sides to agree to march together under a unified peninsula …

South Korea

First 'ghost ship' of 2018 washes up in Japan with dead North Koreans

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> Another ship bearing grim cargo has washed up on the shores of western Japan.<p>Police discovered a wooden ship carrying the corpses of seven men on a beach in Ishikawa prefecture last week.<p>Inside the boat they also found a badge with the likenesses of North Korean leaders Kim Jong Il …

Kim Il-sung

North and South Korea 'agree on united women's hockey team and single flag for Winter Olympics'

Officials from the two Koreas on Wednesday agreed to form a united women's hockey team for next month's Winter Olympics in the South.<p>Following a working-level meeting held at the truce village of Panmunjom, the two sides also announced that their athletes would make a joint entrance carrying a …

Olympics

Kim Jong Un's Ex and lead singer of North Korea's only girl band appears at Olympic meeting despite rumour he had her executed

Diplomats at South Korea's negotiations with North Korea on Monday might have think they saw a ghost after Kim Jong-un's ex-girlfriend who he …

Korean Peninsula

Two Koreas meet for talks over North ̔s PyeongChang Winter Olympics participation

Let's get thing started with the latest round of inter-Korean talks.<br>Working-level dialogue on the upcoming Winter Olympics to be exact.<br>They're …

South Korea

North Korea linked to new cryptocurrency attacks

North Korea-linked hackers targeted cryptocurrency investors and exchanges just as bitcoin started to soar to record highs, according to a new report.<p>Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future said malware used in the attacks was similar to that used in the Sony Pictures hack, the global WannaCry …

Technology

North Korea's 'army of beauties' will be under close scrutiny at Winter Olympics

Secretive dictatorship will seek to show its softer side in Pyeongchang, but the all-female troupe will be told: no mingling<p>Though none of the North Korean athletes competing at next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea is expected to win a medal, they will, at least, be assured of a thunderous …

Korean Peninsula

Pentagon Reportedly Weighing Using Nukes In Response To 'Large Cyberattacks’

The Pentagon is reportedly pushing a new retaliation tactic should the U.S. ever be hit by a devastating cyberattack: America could nuke the culprit.<p>The New York Times reported Tuesday that a pre-decisional draft of the Defense Department’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which details U.S. …

Cyber-attacks

North Korea 'could become world's most prolific crystal meth dealer on the dark net' if diplomacy fails

North Korea could emulate the Afghan Taliban in becoming one of the world’s most prolific dealers in illicit drugs if it feels trapped by economic sanctions and diplomatic talks fail, the author of a new book on the hermit kingdom has warned.<p>Economist Loretta Napoleoni, a terrorist financing and …

Darknet

Visit These Countries And You Will Probably Die, Says U.S. Government

An American passport is one of the most powerful in the world, offering visa-free admission to up to 158 countries—this may be less than many …

Middle East

Why aren’t more South Koreans going to their own Olympics?

South Korea has plenty to be excited about right now: It’s holding the 2018 Olympics games in Pyeongchang. North Korea is sending athletes to South …

Korean Peninsula

Japan to Russia: We have full control over missile defence systems, not the US

They also assured the Russians that the Aegis Ashore systems do not pose any threats to neighbouring countries.<p>Japan has assured Russia that they …

Itsunori Onodera

North Korea Calls Trump A ‘Loser’ Whose Nuclear Button Tweet Was ‘The Spasm Of A Lunatic’

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took some time off from exchanging barbs, but it couldn’t last forever. On New Year’s Day, Kim Jong-un taunted the U.S. president with his nuclear button, which he claimed placed the entire U.S. mainland within reach. To which Trump responded that</i> …

Kim Jong-un

North and South Korea announce they will form a joint Olympic team in the 2018 Winter Olympics

This is the first time the countries will compete together as one.<p>Olympic athletes from North and South Korea will join together as one delegation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, with the countries announcing Wednesday they will form one joint Olympic team for the first time and march …

Olympics

Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea’s Olympic lineup

TOKYO — North Korea won’t be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. But it’s hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can with what might be an Olympic first in ice hockey and a flamboyantly crowd-pleasing all-female cheering section …

Olympics

North and South Korea to March Under Unified Korea Flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

South Korea announced Wednesday that it will march under a unified Korean flag with North Korea at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to Reuters Sports.<p>The 2018 Winter Games will begin on Feb. 9 with the opening ceremony, and it will run through Feb. 25.<p><i>This</i> …

Olympics

Bannon's Mueller Meeting Looms Large for Trump

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Steve Bannon

As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

BERLIN (Reuters) - The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos.<p>The Global Risks Report highlighted several …

Politics

Nuclear War? It Won't Get You in the Suburbs, Conservative Magazine Tells Readers

Amid heightened tensions with nuclear armed North Korea a conservative magazine is telling its readers not to worry too much about a potential …

Kim Jong-un

Our predictions for the 'MOST DISHONEST AND CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR'

The 2018 MOST DISHONEST AND CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR are almost here, and everywhere you go you can feel the lack of anticipation in the …

Donald Trump

Two Koreas Strike Sweeping Deal Over Winter Olympics

At opening ceremony, North and South will walk into stadium under one flag<p>SEOUL—South Korea struck a sweeping deal with North Korea on Wednesday that marks the South’s most dramatic embrace of its northern rival in a decade, brokering an agreement over the Winter Olympics that will bring hundreds …

Olympics

North and South Korea to march under a unified flag at the Winter Olympics

• <b>North and South Koreans will march under a unified Korean flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.</b>• <b><br>They will also jointly train at a ski resort, according to South Korean media.</b>• <b><br>The inclusion of North Korea marks an opportunity for improved optics and public relations, but does not necessarily mean</b> …

Military

The Case Against Sanctions in North Korea

Representatives from 20 nations met in Vancouver on Tuesday to discuss a nuclear deterrence strategy for North Korea.<p>Yesterday, The Takeaway heard the argument for tougher sanctions. Today, Dr. Kee B. Park, a Harvard Medical School global surgery scholar and the director of the North Korean program …

Harvard Medical School

Democrats Have Claimed He's Crazy — Now Trump's 'Cognitive' Test Results Are In

For months, Democrats and other critics have tried to use President Donald Trump's comments and his social media behavior to prove he is not …

Conservative View

Japanese broadcaster NHK had to issue a correction after it falsely alerted residents that North Korea had launched a missile

Authorities are seeking help identifying two people caught on camera before a double murder near Houston, Texas. Several athletes testified during …

USA Gymnastics

U.S. Military Plans New Nuclear Weapons, Making War with Russia and China More Likely, Experts Say

The Pentagon plans to build two new nuclear weapons to keep up with the modernizing arsenals of Russia and China, according to a comprehensive …

War

President Trump's 2017 performance review, from Putin with love

You’ve devastated America’s ability to lead the world even faster than we thought possible. This couldn’t have gone better.<p>Dear Donald:<p>Sincere thanks from everyone here in Russia’s leadership for your unstinting work on our behalf. We realized, when preparing this performance review, that you have …

Vladimir Putin