North Korea on Monday issued veiled threat of a nuclear strike on Japan, vowing to make the country “disappear at once” if Tokyo continues with what Pyongyang termed “war hysteria.” “Japan itself will not be safe once a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula,” the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary. “Everything of Japan to be involved in the war may disappear at once together with the U.S. military bases in Japan. “Japan’s crazy ride on a militarist chariot will only make it fall into a pitfall of ruin,” it added. The North often threatens to target Japan and U.S. bases on Japanese territory. In October,

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North Korea on Monday issued veiled threat of a nuclear strike on Japan, vowing to make the country “disappear at once” if Tokyo continues with what Pyongyang termed “war hysteria.” “Japan itself will not be safe once a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula,” the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary. “Everything of Japan to be involved in the war may disappear at once together with the U.S. military bases in Japan. “Japan’s crazy ride on a militarist chariot will only make it fall into a pitfall of ruin,” it added. The North often threatens to target Japan and U.S. bases on Japanese territory. In October,

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North Korea is banning singing, drinking and celebrations, according to a South Korean spy agency, South Korean Yonhap News reported. New York Post (Twitter) “(Pyongyang) has devised a system whereby party organs report people’s economic hardships on a daily basis, and it has banned any gatherings related to drinking, singing and other entertainment, and is strengthening control of outside information,” the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said. The ban is an effort on “forestalling a possible negative impact of the tightening international sanctions on public sentiment,” according to the report. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! North Korea has been facing increased United

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North Korea is banning singing, drinking and celebrations, according to a South Korean spy agency, South Korean Yonhap News reported. New York Post (Twitter) “(Pyongyang) has devised a system whereby party organs report people’s economic hardships on a daily basis, and it has banned any gatherings related to drinking, singing and other entertainment, and is strengthening control of outside information,” the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said. The ban is an effort on “forestalling a possible negative impact of the tightening international sanctions on public sentiment,” according to the report. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! North Korea has been facing increased United

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The mysterious, cult-like Kim family that has ruled North Korea for three generations appears to be a dysfunctional clan rife with poisonings, brutal executions, exiles and unexplained disappearances. Here are the key members of current leader Kim Jong Un’s family tree: Kim II Sung Kim Il Sung rose to power as a Soviet-backed guerrilla fighter who resisted the Japanese occupation of the Korean Peninsula in the 1930s. He founded the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea in 1948 and was its leader until his death in 1994. Kim established a ruling ideology known as juche that mixes state-run economic policies of Marxism with fervent nationalism. Download our FREE Mobile App –

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The mysterious, cult-like Kim family that has ruled North Korea for three generations appears to be a dysfunctional clan rife with poisonings, brutal executions, exiles and unexplained disappearances. Here are the key members of current leader Kim Jong Un’s family tree: Kim II Sung Kim Il Sung rose to power as a Soviet-backed guerrilla fighter who resisted the Japanese occupation of the Korean Peninsula in the 1930s. He founded the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea in 1948 and was its leader until his death in 1994. Kim established a ruling ideology known as juche that mixes state-run economic policies of Marxism with fervent nationalism. Download our FREE Mobile App –

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Video footage from a North Korean defector’s escape shows North Korean soldiers violating the UN Armistice Agreement. The soldiers fired their weapons and crossed the border in their attempts to catch the defector. US-South Korean forces have requested a meeting with North Korea to “prevent future such violations.” Following the release of the dramatic footage behind the escape of a North Korean defector who fled to the South Korean side of the border between the two countries, the United Nations Command (UNC) formally accused North Korea of violating a longstanding agreement between the two countries. “The [Korean People’s Army] violated the UN Armistice Agreement twice during the event by firing weapons across the MDL and when

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Video footage from a North Korean defector’s escape shows North Korean soldiers violating the UN Armistice Agreement. The soldiers fired their weapons and crossed the border in their attempts to catch the defector. US-South Korean forces have requested a meeting with North Korea to “prevent future such violations.” Following the release of the dramatic footage behind the escape of a North Korean defector who fled to the South Korean side of the border between the two countries, the United Nations Command (UNC) formally accused North Korea of violating a longstanding agreement between the two countries. “The [Korean People’s Army] violated the UN Armistice Agreement twice during the event by firing weapons across the MDL and when

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A North Korean soldier was caught on video earlier this month making a daring escape across the border between North and South Korea while other soldiers fired at him. On Nov. 13, the soldier, surnamed Oh, sped toward a bridge in a jeep, driving past checkpoints while North Korean soldiers pursued him on foot, according to video released by the United Nations Command on Wednesday. Business Insider (Twitter) The soldier, attempting to cross the Military Demarcation Line to reach South Korea, jumped out of his vehicle and crossed the line. At the same time, North Korean soldiers from an adjacent guard tower pursued him. Multiple soldiers can be seen firing their weapon. Download

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A North Korean soldier was caught on video earlier this month making a daring escape across the border between North and South Korea while other soldiers fired at him. On Nov. 13, the soldier, surnamed Oh, sped toward a bridge in a jeep, driving past checkpoints while North Korean soldiers pursued him on foot, according to video released by the United Nations Command on Wednesday. Business Insider (Twitter) The soldier, attempting to cross the Military Demarcation Line to reach South Korea, jumped out of his vehicle and crossed the line. At the same time, North Korean soldiers from an adjacent guard tower pursued him. Multiple soldiers can be seen firing their weapon. Download

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Investigators suspect the death of a 38-year-old man who was found on fire in the Mission Bay Park area on Friday was an accident or a suicide, San Diego police said Tuesday. An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was driving west on Pacific Highway near Sea World Drive about 11:30 p.m. when he saw the man on fire, homicide Lt. Todd Griffin said. The officer stopped to help, but the man died before he could be taken to a hospital. He was identified as Aijalon Gomes, who had recently moved to the San Diego area from Boston, Griffin said. Jacqueline McCarthy, Gomes’ mother, confirmed her son was the same Aijalon Gomes

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Investigators suspect the death of a 38-year-old man who was found on fire in the Mission Bay Park area on Friday was an accident or a suicide, San Diego police said Tuesday. An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was driving west on Pacific Highway near Sea World Drive about 11:30 p.m. when he saw the man on fire, homicide Lt. Todd Griffin said. The officer stopped to help, but the man died before he could be taken to a hospital. He was identified as Aijalon Gomes, who had recently moved to the San Diego area from Boston, Griffin said. Jacqueline McCarthy, Gomes’ mother, confirmed her son was the same Aijalon Gomes

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The Trump administration Tuesday slapped new sanctions on companies and transport systems that support North Korea as part of a campaign aimed at punishing the country for its nuclear program. A day after President Donald Trump reinstated Pyongyang to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the administration sanctioned one person, 13 companies and 20 vessels for their “long-standing commercial ties to North Korea” or as “transportation networks that facilitate North Korea’s revenue generation and operations.” Most of the vessels were cargo ships with North Korean flags. One of the companies, the South-South Cooperation Corporation, supplied workers to China, Russia, Cambodia and Poland. The United States has called on countries

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The Trump administration Tuesday slapped new sanctions on companies and transport systems that support North Korea as part of a campaign aimed at punishing the country for its nuclear program. A day after President Donald Trump reinstated Pyongyang to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the administration sanctioned one person, 13 companies and 20 vessels for their “long-standing commercial ties to North Korea” or as “transportation networks that facilitate North Korea’s revenue generation and operations.” Most of the vessels were cargo ships with North Korean flags. One of the companies, the South-South Cooperation Corporation, supplied workers to China, Russia, Cambodia and Poland. The United States has called on countries

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North Koreans are starting to get a taste for what life is like in China and South Korea, countries not stifled by isolation and socialist economics. An emerging market economy in North Korea threatens to wrestle some power away from the government and give it back to the people. Younger North Koreans reportedly don’t always respect the country’s leadership, and the highest-ranking North Korean defector ever says the country won’t last 10 years under Kim Jong Un. The US has stood on the brink of nuclear war with a totalitarian regime in Asia before, and in the end it was economics, not military might, that brought the Soviet Union down. The US’s nuclear arsenal has

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North Koreans are starting to get a taste for what life is like in China and South Korea, countries not stifled by isolation and socialist economics. An emerging market economy in North Korea threatens to wrestle some power away from the government and give it back to the people. Younger North Koreans reportedly don’t always respect the country’s leadership, and the highest-ranking North Korean defector ever says the country won’t last 10 years under Kim Jong Un. The US has stood on the brink of nuclear war with a totalitarian regime in Asia before, and in the end it was economics, not military might, that brought the Soviet Union down. The US’s nuclear arsenal has

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Perhaps its because President Trump took particular offense at being called “old” that North Korea unleashed a new insult against him Tuesday. It called him — no surprise — “an old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject.” It was the latest jab in a personal slugfest between world leaders that has no precedent. Since he became president, Trump has lashed out at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, referring to him as “little rocket man,” “short and fat,” a “madman” and threatened to wipe Kim and his country off the face of the earth if they attack the United States or its allies. Kim and his propaganda arm have responded in

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Perhaps its because President Trump took particular offense at being called “old” that North Korea unleashed a new insult against him Tuesday. It called him — no surprise — “an old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject.” It was the latest jab in a personal slugfest between world leaders that has no precedent. Since he became president, Trump has lashed out at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, referring to him as “little rocket man,” “short and fat,” a “madman” and threatened to wipe Kim and his country off the face of the earth if they attack the United States or its allies. Kim and his propaganda arm have responded in

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According to a North Korean defector, women in North Korea’s army are in many cases raped, forced to stop using sanitary pads and endure such harsh training to their bodies that they stop menstruating, the BBC recently reported. Lee So Yeon, a former soldier who served in North Korea’s Army for 10 years and defected to South Korea through China, said women in the military are often raped and face sexual abuse. Fox News (Twitter) So Yeon, now 41, told the BBC that the harsh training their bodies had to endure took a toll on females’ bodies. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World!

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According to a North Korean defector, women in North Korea’s army are in many cases raped, forced to stop using sanitary pads and endure such harsh training to their bodies that they stop menstruating, the BBC recently reported. Lee So Yeon, a former soldier who served in North Korea’s Army for 10 years and defected to South Korea through China, said women in the military are often raped and face sexual abuse. Fox News (Twitter) So Yeon, now 41, told the BBC that the harsh training their bodies had to endure took a toll on females’ bodies. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World!

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