Tag Archives: Korea

‘I was firm & strong’: Trump claims credit for N Korea talks with Seoul

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 12:21 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 12:24 US President Donald Trump is taking credit for the apparent thawing of diplomatic tensions between South Korea and North Korea, stating that his “firm and strong” stance has enabled talks. The governments in Seoul and Pyongyang have technically been at war for nearly 70 years since the end ...

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North Korea will open border hotline with South

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 04:46 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 04:59 Seemingly following through on earlier hints of dialogue with South Korea, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has ordered to reopen the border hotline with Seoul for negotiations, according to a televised statement. The discussions will focus on sending North Korean athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics which will ...

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N. Korea releases stamps marking latest ICMB launch (PHOTOS)

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 09:06 North Korea has released stamps celebrating the recent launch of the Hwasong-15 ICBM, which it claims is capable of hitting the US mainland. Apart from the missile, the stamps show the North Korean leader overseeing the test. North Korea fired the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which splashed down in the Sea of Japan, ...

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Russia says it sticks to UN sanctions on North Korea amid reports of illegal oil supplies

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 11:25 Edited time: 30 Dec, 2017 11:28 Russia is fulfilling the UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against North Korea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in response to media reports on illegal shipments of oil. “Russia fully and strictly observes the sanctions regime,” the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. It also stressed the UN ...

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Bitcoin tumbles as South Korea threatens to throw cold water on its red-hot crypto market

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 13:44 Edited time: 28 Dec, 2017 13:47 The price of bitcoin plunged on South Korean exchanges on Thursday after the country’s authorities announced tougher measures to crack down on cryptocurrency trading. Bitcoin dropped over 11 percent on the news. Read more The digital currency slipped to as low as $ 13,500 after trading at about ...

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French magazine causes uproar after putting Israel next to N. Korea as ‘not a real country’

French magazine Youpi had to withdraw its January issue for making the “mistake” of putting Israel next to North Korea as examples of not “real countries.” The magazine, which is aimed at children aged from five to eight, includes trivia card games. On one of the cards, Israel is put on a par with North Korea, both of which are ...

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‘Show us the evidence’: N. Korea invites US to prove Pyongyang’s WannaCry connection

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 07:42 North Korea has demanded the US provide evidence to support its claims that the WannaCry ransomware attack was engineered by Pyongyang. The attack crippled 200,000 computers in 150 countries earlier in 2017. Washington’s allegations are merely a “baseless provocation” used to generate tensions between the countries, Pak Song Il, the North Korean ambassador for ...

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North Korea denounces new UN sanctions as an ‘act of war’

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 04:21 Edited time: 24 Dec, 2017 04:59 Pyongyang considers the latest round of UN sanctions, which severely crippled its remaining imports and exports, to be an “act of war,” the country’s foreign ministry has said. “We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ rigged up by the US and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty ...

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‘Nuclear alien UFO from N. Korea!’ 5 times rocket launches triggered UFO frenzy (VIDEOS)

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 22:16 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 22:33 Space X’s rocket launch caused a social media frenzy Friday night as it left an unusually shaped plume in its wake, sparking claims of UFO sightings – a feverish reaction that has become commonplace in the space age. As the stunning sight lit up the sky and social ...

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Russia sends more S-400 SAMs to Far East amid N. Korea tensions (VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 15:02 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 15:17 An air defense regiment in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East has upgraded its arsenal with advanced S-400 system batteries. This comes amid the ongoing crisis involving North Korea, which borders Russia and is 130km from the city. The 1533th Regiment was previously armed with three older S-300SP systems, ...

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