Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea
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Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan’s defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level, requiring “different responses” to the threat. The minister, Itsunori Odonera, said that this rising threat compels his country to endorse the U.S. view that “all options” must be considered, … Continue reading

Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans
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Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership, according to South Korean media reports. The United States, meanwhile, staged another show of force meant to deter any North Korean aggression … Continue reading

North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman
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North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea is expecting another visit by former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman on Tuesday in what would be his first to the country since President Donald Trump took office. Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on each of his past visits but has been roundly criticized for doing so during a … Continue reading

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
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North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an “answer” to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 500 kilometers … Continue reading

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
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North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an “answer” to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 500 kilometers … Continue reading

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
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North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday boasted it successfully launched a new type of “medium long-range” ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, an escalation of its nuclear program that the U.N. Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang. Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend … Continue reading

Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack
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Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. … Continue reading

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US
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North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile Sunday, Feb 12, 2017  in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move “absolutely intolerable.” There was no immediate confirmation from … Continue reading

North Korea now blocking Facebook, Twitter, other websites
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North Korea now blocking Facebook, Twitter, other websites

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announcement was posted this week at the country’s main mobile service provider, Koryolink, and other places serving … Continue reading

North Korea, again, demands halt to US-South Korea war games
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North Korea, again, demands halt to US-South Korea war games

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It’s a demand North Korea has been making for decades: The United States and South Korea must immediately suspend their annual military exercises if there is to be peace on the Korean Peninsula. And, once again, it’s a demand that is falling on deaf ears. Following the North’s recent nuclear … Continue reading