President Donald Trump reflected on his recent verbal jousts with North Korea during a campaign rally in Arizona on Tuesday, claiming that the country’s bellicose leader was “starting to respect” the United States. “And you see what’s going on in North Korea,” Trump said. “All of a sudden, I don’t know, who knows, but I can tell you, what I said, that’s not strong enough. Some people said it was too strong. It’s not strong enough.” Trump appeared to refer to threats of “fire and fury” if North Korea continued its provocative behavior toward the US and its allies. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be

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President Donald Trump reflected on his recent verbal jousts with North Korea during a campaign rally in Arizona on Tuesday, claiming that the country’s bellicose leader was “starting to respect” the United States. “And you see what’s going on in North Korea,” Trump said. “All of a sudden, I don’t know, who knows, but I can tell you, what I said, that’s not strong enough. Some people said it was too strong. It’s not strong enough.” Trump appeared to refer to threats of “fire and fury” if North Korea continued its provocative behavior toward the US and its allies. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be

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A recent United Nations report revealed that two North Korean shipments were intended for the Syrian government agency in charge of chemical weapons, and those shipments were intercepted within the past six months. The confidential report on North Korea sanctions violations was first revealed by Reuters on Tuesday, which added that the report “gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained.” (Twitter) “The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea),” the experts wrote in the 37-page report, Reuters reported. “Two member states interdicted shipments destined for Syria. Another Member state informed the panel

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A recent United Nations report revealed that two North Korean shipments were intended for the Syrian government agency in charge of chemical weapons, and those shipments were intercepted within the past six months. The confidential report on North Korea sanctions violations was first revealed by Reuters on Tuesday, which added that the report “gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained.” (Twitter) “The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea),” the experts wrote in the 37-page report, Reuters reported. “Two member states interdicted shipments destined for Syria. Another Member state informed the panel

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The United States and South Korea on Monday began annual joint military drills, referred to as war games and here known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian. However, as tensions have reached a boiling point between North Korea and the United States, the nation led by dictator Kim Jong Un has said that participating in these drills would be like “throwing fuel onto fire,” according to a New York Times report. It is not uncommon that the annual war games irrirate North Korea, though. (Twitter) North Korea’s state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, on Sunday wrote that the drills were like “throwing fuel onto fire,” and that the drills could “worsen the situation,” the Times reported. “No one can guarantee that

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The United States and South Korea on Monday began annual joint military drills, referred to as war games and here known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian. However, as tensions have reached a boiling point between North Korea and the United States, the nation led by dictator Kim Jong Un has said that participating in these drills would be like “throwing fuel onto fire,” according to a New York Times report. It is not uncommon that the annual war games irrirate North Korea, though. (Twitter) North Korea’s state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, on Sunday wrote that the drills were like “throwing fuel onto fire,” and that the drills could “worsen the situation,” the Times reported. “No one can guarantee that

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Thae Yong Ho, the highest-ever diplomatic official to defect from North Korea, told South Korea’s JoonAng Daily that while Kim Jong Un is “actually very clever,” his days at the top of the regime are numbered. As North Korean propaganda dominates outsiders’ perception of its people’s inner life, Thae provided a glimpse into a system that is heavily policed, but ultimately fragile. “Over the past decades, there were a myriad of anti-Workers’ Party, anti-revolutionary events in North Korea that the South could call something close to a pro-democracy movement,” said Thae. “Ordinary citizens are very much against [the leadership],” said Thae, who added that even though the North Korean regime will execute people

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Thae Yong Ho, the highest-ever diplomatic official to defect from North Korea, told South Korea’s JoonAng Daily that while Kim Jong Un is “actually very clever,” his days at the top of the regime are numbered. As North Korean propaganda dominates outsiders’ perception of its people’s inner life, Thae provided a glimpse into a system that is heavily policed, but ultimately fragile. “Over the past decades, there were a myriad of anti-Workers’ Party, anti-revolutionary events in North Korea that the South could call something close to a pro-democracy movement,” said Thae. “Ordinary citizens are very much against [the leadership],” said Thae, who added that even though the North Korean regime will execute people

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While the country is ruled by dictator Kim Jong Un, who tries to put on a show for the rest of the world, most of North Korea’s 25 million citizens are quite poor and don’t have access to the internet. They only see what is broadcast on the government-run network of Kwangmyong, which one might imagine is censored and what the government wants its citizens to hear and see. However, for those well-off members of North Korea’s elite families, internet access is unlimited, and they use sites such as Gmail, Facebook, Amazon and Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company, according to a recent report, the Washington Post said. Researchers came to this conclusion after examining

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While the country is ruled by dictator Kim Jong Un, who tries to put on a show for the rest of the world, most of North Korea’s 25 million citizens are quite poor and don’t have access to the internet. They only see what is broadcast on the government-run network of Kwangmyong, which one might imagine is censored and what the government wants its citizens to hear and see. However, for those well-off members of North Korea’s elite families, internet access is unlimited, and they use sites such as Gmail, Facebook, Amazon and Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company, according to a recent report, the Washington Post said. Researchers came to this conclusion after examining

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WASHINGTON — Are tensions cooling in the Korean Peninsula? The United States and South Korea will find out Monday, when the two allies are scheduled to start joint military exercises that are known to anger North Korea, sometimes triggering a show of force. This year’s war games come at a particularly delicate moment. There have been exchanges of war rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has further complicated the situation, by stating in an interview there’s “no military option” in North Korea while floating a possible deal with Pyongyang that would leave Seoul hanging. Amid all this back and forth, the

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WASHINGTON — Are tensions cooling in the Korean Peninsula? The United States and South Korea will find out Monday, when the two allies are scheduled to start joint military exercises that are known to anger North Korea, sometimes triggering a show of force. This year’s war games come at a particularly delicate moment. There have been exchanges of war rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has further complicated the situation, by stating in an interview there’s “no military option” in North Korea while floating a possible deal with Pyongyang that would leave Seoul hanging. Amid all this back and forth, the

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North Korean hackers are allegedly now targeting U.S. military and defense contractors, according to a new report. Palo Alto Networks, a security platform that helps prevent cyberattacks, has detected new activity targeting individuals involved with United States defense contractors, it reported. These hackers are reportedly from the Lazarus Group, thought to be a North Korean group, and are using the same infrastructure and tools from attacks earlier this year. Lazarus is known for hacking Sony Pictures in response to “The Interview,” a movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogen that depicted the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “It makes perfect sense that North Korea is targeting those defense contractors who provide the

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North Korean hackers are allegedly now targeting U.S. military and defense contractors, according to a new report. Palo Alto Networks, a security platform that helps prevent cyberattacks, has detected new activity targeting individuals involved with United States defense contractors, it reported. These hackers are reportedly from the Lazarus Group, thought to be a North Korean group, and are using the same infrastructure and tools from attacks earlier this year. Lazarus is known for hacking Sony Pictures in response to “The Interview,” a movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogen that depicted the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “It makes perfect sense that North Korea is targeting those defense contractors who provide the

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The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) out of Pyongyang has released new North Korean propaganda posters that “answer” the United States’ threats and warnings not to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or threaten Guam, a U.S. territory. And, one of the posters shows the U.S. Capitol building being blown up. (Twitter) The posters come the same week that North Korea called off its plan to bomb Guam. North Korea in July also tested two ICBMs, which it claimed were successful tests and that the country could now target as far as the East Coast – including Washington, D.C. – were it to launch the ICBMs for real. One of the propaganda posters

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The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) out of Pyongyang has released new North Korean propaganda posters that “answer” the United States’ threats and warnings not to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or threaten Guam, a U.S. territory. And, one of the posters shows the U.S. Capitol building being blown up. (Twitter) The posters come the same week that North Korea called off its plan to bomb Guam. North Korea in July also tested two ICBMs, which it claimed were successful tests and that the country could now target as far as the East Coast – including Washington, D.C. – were it to launch the ICBMs for real. One of the propaganda posters

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President Trump tweeted Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a “wise and well reasoned decision,” after backing off from a plan to fire four ballistic missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam. “The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!” Trump tweeted. It came a day after North Korean state media reported that Kim would watch “the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees” before deciding whether to approve plans to launch missiles toward the Pacific island. Kim was briefed on the missile plan Monday and said he would observe Washington’s actions “a little more,” state media reported. The statement followed a week of warnings from Trump

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President Trump tweeted Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a “wise and well reasoned decision,” after backing off from a plan to fire four ballistic missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam. “The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!” Trump tweeted. It came a day after North Korean state media reported that Kim would watch “the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees” before deciding whether to approve plans to launch missiles toward the Pacific island. Kim was briefed on the missile plan Monday and said he would observe Washington’s actions “a little more,” state media reported. The statement followed a week of warnings from Trump

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Actress Rosie O’Donnell is not a fan of President Donald Trump, and her most recent antics showcase her apologizing to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “Hi Mr. Kim Jong Un,” O’Donnell said in a video clip. “Sorry if I didn’t pronounce that right. Anyway, sir, um, our President, Donald, is a moron. Don’t listen to him. We don’t.” O’Donnell had recently drew the ire of Trump supporters by promoting on Twitter a game where the user can make the president jump off a cliff – or into a New York City pothole. “Push Trump Off A Cliff Again,” O’Donnell tweeted in July, along with a link to the online game. The title of

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Actress Rosie O’Donnell is not a fan of President Donald Trump, and her most recent antics showcase her apologizing to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “Hi Mr. Kim Jong Un,” O’Donnell said in a video clip. “Sorry if I didn’t pronounce that right. Anyway, sir, um, our President, Donald, is a moron. Don’t listen to him. We don’t.” O’Donnell had recently drew the ire of Trump supporters by promoting on Twitter a game where the user can make the president jump off a cliff – or into a New York City pothole. “Push Trump Off A Cliff Again,” O’Donnell tweeted in July, along with a link to the online game. The title of

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