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Aug 28 08:50

US and South Korea hold live fire military drills

South Korean and US troops have staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.

Aug 28 07:28

Kim Jong Un praises ‘landmark’ accord with S. Korea, talks unity & trust

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise statement saying the recent agreement between the two Koreas marks a “landmark occasion” and paves the way for “reconciliation” and “trust” for the divided nation.

The North and South Koreas agreed to end their military standoff on Tuesday, after an exchange of artillery fire had raised tensions along the border to a critical level. The two countries will also be opening up new channels of communication in order to improve ties that have been cut off since 2010.

Aug 27 07:25

Korean rumble

The Korean peninsula is no stranger to tensions and periodic flare-ups. However, this time around the stakes were higher than ever. In the North, a young leader copes with bad economic times and seeks greater legitimacy. Meanwhile, in the South, Seoul eyes Beijing and Washington as powerful outside brokers. What does this most recent confrontation tell us about both Koreas?

Aug 24 14:50

North Korea regrets incidents on border with South Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has expressed regret over the recent incidents on the border with South Korea in which South Korean soldiers had exploded on North Korean land mines, South Korean president’s security adviser Kim Kwan-Jin said after negotiations with Pyongyang’s representatives.
North Korea has promised to cancel the full alert state for its army under the Monday-reached agreement to settle the crisis on the Korean peninsula, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said earlier on Monday.

Aug 24 13:30

North, South Korea reach agreement after marathon talks — Yonhap

Senior aides to the leaders of North and South Korea, negotiating at the border village of Panmunjom, have reached an agreement, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
"South Korea and North Korea reached an agreement Tuesday," the agency quoted Seoul's presidential spokesman as saying, adding that details of the agreement would be announced at 2 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

Aug 24 07:47

Freed African MIgrants Banned From Tel Aviv

The migrants are due to be released on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to reports. The releases come two weeks after Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the provision in the current “anti-infiltration law” allowing the migrants to be held for up to 20 months at the Holot detention center is “disproportionate,” and ordered that they can only be detained for up to 12 months while the law is revised.
Note: It's hard to keep from laughing when Israel is the only democracy in the middle east.

Aug 24 07:40

US to deploy nuclear bombers B-52 and nuclear sub in South Korea

The US and South Korea meanwhile discuss the possibility to deploy the American strategic bombers B-52 and nuclear-powered submarine at the South Korean territory, according to the Ministry of Defence.
"Our initial concept against North Korea's provocations is deterrence," Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said tion. "We will stand with a powerful war readiness position to deter North Korean provocations and, if provoked, will react harshly to the extent the North Korea would regret it," he noted.

Aug 24 07:24

South Korea to continue propaganda broadcasts unless North apologizes

Tensions between the two Koreas continued on Monday as South Korean President Park Geun-hye said the South would continue broadcasting propaganda across the border unless the North apologized for planting a mine that seriously injured two South Korean soldiers.

Aug 23 18:58

Tension grows over 'lost' North Korean submarines as South Korea searches for vessels

The mystery of 50 missing North Korean submarines deepened fears yesterday over Pyongyang’s threat to fire across the border.

South Korea yesterday said the submarines, comprising about 70 per cent of a North Korean submarine fleet, had left their home ports and were nowhere to be found.

US and South Korean reconnaissance planes and naval vessels searched yesterday off the east and west coasts of the Korean peninsula for the submarines. Military officials said deployment of the submarines was the largest in the region since the Korean War.

Aug 23 15:06

Tensions Rise as South Korea Insists Propaganda Broadcasts to Continue

Tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula today after South Korea launched a series of artillery strikes against targets in the North yesterday, and has today ruled out ending its government program of broadcasting propaganda through loudspeakers across the border.

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Aug 23 09:50

South, North Korea to Resume High-Level Talks to Ease Tensions on Sunday

Seoul and Pyongyang will continue high-level talks later Sunday in a bid to stave off a possible military confrontation on the peninsula, local media reported.

Aug 23 09:30

‘Korean Peninsula is where major militaries – US, China and Russia – face each other’

If anything happens in Korea it can explode and consume the world, but it’s unlikely that things will go further than talks and perhaps a few artillery rounds, there is just a lot of gesturing, says Dr. Tim Beal, Asia specialist at Victoria University in Wellington.

Aug 23 08:33

US puts forces in South Korea on enhanced status, war looms

The United States has put its forces in South Korea on a heightened state of alert – known as “enhanced status” – as war between Seoul and Pyongyang looms.

On Friday, North Korea warned its southern neighbor to halt the "provocations" and its propaganda broadcasts against Pyongyang by Saturday afternoon or pay the price.

Aug 22 11:29

Pyongyang uninterested in tension escalation on Korean peninsula — North Korea’s envoy

Pyongyang is not interested in the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula, North Korea’s Ambassador to Russia Kim Hyun Joon said on Friday.
The ambassador said North Korea had not shelled the South Korean territory while 36 shells had fallen on the North Korean territory.
"South Korea could not clearly explain which shells were from the North Korean territory and what their type was," the ambassador said.
"We are not interested in the escalation of tension. It is the United States and South Korea that are interested in this. They should behave more reasonably," the ambassador said.
When asked about whether North Korea hoped for Russia’s assistance in the current situation, the diplomat said Moscow and the entire world "will realize the essence of this incident and make their contribution to detente on the Korean peninsula."

Aug 22 09:06

North and South Korea hold talks amid tension

North and South Korea are holding top-level talks amid growing tension, the South's Unification Ministry told Yonhap news agency.

Senior aides to the two countries' leaders met at the Panmunjom truce village on the border, reports said.

Aug 22 09:00

Unless There Is A Huge War In Korea, How Will China And The United States Explain The Crash Of Their Stock Markets On Monday?

That is why something has to happen in Korea this weekend.

Things have been brewing for a while, remember when the New York stock exchange shut down for 4 hours one day after China melted down the night before?

Aug 22 03:21

"Quasi-State of War" on Korean Peninsula as Threats Escalate Tensions

Military tensions and international worries are growing as North Korea and South Korea exchanged new threats on Friday just a day after a shots were fired across the demilitarized zone along the border that separates the two countries.

Aug 21 15:17

S.Korean protesters burn portraits of Kim Jong-Un over peninsula tension

Citizens of South Korea are burning pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in protest, after North Korea is allegedly to test-fire short and medium-range missiles. It comes a day after the two rival nations exchanged artillery fire across the border.

Aug 21 14:54

North Korean Internet Goes Down

North Korea’s Internet went down twice in the past 12 hours as Pyongyang talks about going to war with South Korea. Dyn Research reported the Internet outages, but it is not clear whether they were intentional or not.

Aug 21 12:47

Pentagon: military exercises with South Korea resumed

United States and South Korea started a joint military exercise that was interrupted earlier because of the heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula. This was announced at a press conference at the Pentagon, assistant Secretary of defense for security Affairs in the Asia-Pacific region David Shire.
"The exercises were temporarily suspended yesterday that the United States could coordinate their actions with South Korea in connection with the exchange of artillery fire" on the Korean Poluektova, he said. "Now resumed teaching and continued according to plan," said Shire.

Aug 21 12:05

The defense Ministry: North Korea will face severe consequences if it continues provocations

The South Korean army will force the DPRK to pay a high price if it will resume military provocations. This statement was made by the Minister of national defence of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Han Min GU.
The Minister added that the army of the Republic "will make every effort to ensure the safety of citizens and inform them about the development of events".
Han Min GU noted that South Korea is not going to meet the requirements presented in North Korean ultimatum to cease broadcasting propaganda on the inter-Korean border, as these measures are a response to Pyongyang's provocation in the Demilitarized zone on 4 August. Then two South Korean soldiers were blown up by North Korean mines and were crippled for life. The Minister also reminded that S.Korea and the United States, as closest allies, together will be able to deter Pyongyang from rash steps.

Aug 21 11:59

China is against any actions, which lead to tensions on the Korean Peninsula

"China firmly defend peace and stability in the region, opposes any action that can lead to tension," - said the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.
"We call on relevant parties to maintain calm and exercise restraint, to resolve the current situation through dialogue, to stop any action that could lead to an escalation of tensions," said Hua Chunying in posted on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry's response to a request to comment on China's position regarding escalated in recent days on the Peninsula situation.
She noted that China "as a state, located in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula, pays great attention to the situation on the Peninsula and is deeply concerned about recent events". "The Chinese side is ready to work together with all stakeholders to jointly make efforts for peace and stability on the Peninsula," said Hua Chunying.

Aug 21 11:31

The U.S. and South Korea halted military exercises due to the deterioration with the DPRK

The U.S. and South Korea stop joint military exercises in the Korean Peninsula amid the worsening situation in the region and threats from North Korea, reports the Associated Press, citing unnamed sources in the Ministry of defense. As noted by these sources, the US is following the situation in the region, but do not take further military steps.
The exercises began on Monday this week and was to last until August 28. In attendance were 50 000 South Korean and about 3,000 American troops.
The exercise was held amid a sharp discontent and threats from the DPRK, which considered that these exercises "are little different from a Declaration of war". Pyongyang also threatened to use against the USA modern unknown world weapons, if they will not abandon the exercise.

Aug 21 09:22

North Korea - South Korea: Kim Jong-un promises 'indiscriminate strikes' and places country on 'war footing' after artillery shots fired

Kim Jong-un has put North Korea on a war footing and threatened "indiscriminate strikes" against the South if it doesn't agree to halt propaganda broadcasts by Saturday evening at 5pm.

Aug 21 07:19

S. & N. Korea trade warmongering accusations following exchange of fire

Pyongyang uses missile tests to demonstrate resilience in standoffs with Seoul, for instance during South Korea’s regular and large military drills with US troops.

Aug 20 23:37

North Korea Declares State Of War After Argument Over Loudspeaker Spirals Out Of Control

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday. the official KCNA news agency reported Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.

Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.

Aug 20 23:35

North Korea Declares 'Quasi-State of War' with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high-alert and declared a "quasi-state of war" in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border.

Following an emergency meeting of the North's central military commission, Mr. Kim said frontline units would "enter a wartime state" starting at 5:00 p.m. local time Friday, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

Pyongyang has made similar declarations in the past, including during periods of heightened tension in 2010 and 2013. The two countries are technically already in a state of war since the truce that ended their 1950s conflict did not become a peace treaty.

Aug 20 23:34

S Korea Doubts Pyongyang’s Intentions to Hold Dialogue After Fire Exchange

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification is skeptical about the North’s intent to hold open dialogue in view of the recent exchange of fire between the neighbors.

Aug 20 23:31

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un orders frontline army to enter state of war from 5pm Friday

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.

Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.

Aug 20 13:19

IS SOUTH KOREA The SHALLOWEST COUNTRY ON EARTH?

Aug 20 10:38

North Korea Exchanges Fire With South Korea Over Loudspeaker

North Korea fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts — and South Korea fired back, officials said.

Aug 20 06:23

S. Korea orders civilian evacuation near western border, after exchanging fire with N. Korea

Relations between North and South Korea are tenser than usual at the moment in the wake of a land mine incident this month. Two South Korean troops were hit by a primitive landmine explosion, with Seoul blaming Pyongyang, an accusation the North denied. Mounting propaganda loudspeakers along the borders was the South’s response to the incident.

Aug 20 06:08

South Korea fires at North Korea in retaliation for loudspeaker attack

South Korea has fired artillery rounds towards North Korea after its neighbour fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that had been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, the defence ministry in Seoul has said.

Aug 16 18:53

South Korea, US begin military drill despite North Korea threats

Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops kicked off a large-scale military exercise Monday simulating an all-out attack by North Korea, which has condemned the joint drill as a "declaration of war."
The annual Ulchi Freedom exercise, which the defence ministry said would run through August 28, is largely computer-simulated, but still involves 50,000 Korean and 3,000 US soldiers.

Aug 16 16:20

North Korea Threatens To "Invade USA," Use Weapons "Unknown To The World"

If Washington does not cancel its planned military exercises with South Korea, North Korea has issued new nuclear threats and says it is ready to us its latest weapons, which "are unknown to the world." The drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, are due to start Monday are designed to "protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula." However, as expected Pyongyang is not happy, "If [the] United States wants their mainland to be safe," said state TV, "then the Ulchi Freedom Guardian should stop immediately."

Aug 16 07:19

North Korea threatens to attack US

North Korea has threatened to retaliate against the US if Washington did not halt multinational military exercises scheduled to begin in South Korea on Monday, the media reported on Sunday.
A State Department official told CNN on Saturday that it was aware of the threats.
The military exercises were transparent, defence-oriented and designed to increase the readiness of South Korea and the region, the official said.

Aug 15 10:30

South Korea's president pardons 6,500 criminals including CEOs convicted of embezzlement because of their "contributions to the national economy"

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye on Thursday pardoned a tycoon convicted of embezzlement who heads the country’s third-largest business group.
The justice ministry said in a statement that SK Group’s Chey Tae-won will be among some 6,500 people to be released from prison before the 70th anniversary Saturday of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial occupation.

Aug 10 09:06

Seoul resumes loudspeaker propaganda campaign along border with North — defense ministry

South Korea has resumed its loudspeaker broadcasting propaganda campaign along the border with North Korea as a retaliation step for Pyongyang’s recent provocation when two South Korean servicemen were wounded by a North Korean mine in the demilitarized zone, South Korea’s defence ministry said on Monday.
"As part of retaliation for North Korea's illegal provocation, our military will partly carry out loudspeaker broadcasting along the military demarcation line as the first step," the ministry said, adding that this decision was in conformity with its pledge to make North Korea pay the harsh cost for the provocation.

Aug 07 09:35

North Korea to set clocks back by 30 minutes on August 15

North Korea will switch to a new time standard next week setting the clocks all over the country back by 30 minutes. The country thus intends to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese occupation marked on August 15, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday.
It noted that the new time standard corresponds to the real astronomical time and will differ from the Japanese time. "The Japanese imperialists committed unpardonable crimes depriving Korea even of its own time," the agency said.
The Korean Peninsula was under Japanese occupation between 1910 and 1945. During that period the colonial authorities introduced Japanese time for the entire Korea. North Korea is currently in the same time zone as South Korea and Japan.

Jul 03 08:40

Mexico to fully support Korean Peninsula’s unification

The Mexican senate leader, who is in Seoul to attend a meeting of five middle-power countries, vowed Friday to show full support for the unification of the Korean Peninsula.

Jun 30 02:29

Death toll from MERS in South Korea rises to 33 people

However, no new cases were reported over the last three days. There are currently 182 people infected with MERS coronavirus in the country, with 2,600 more under quarantine.

Jun 28 08:20

Seoul’s policies responsible for growing tension in Korean Peninsula - DPRK committee

North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (CPRF) says the policies of Seoul are responsible for the growing tension in the Korean Peninsula. The organisation, which supervises in Pyongyang the inter-Korean relations, reacted to South Korea’s announced sanctions against Taiwan companies suspected of arms sales with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
In the Committee’s statement, published on Sunday, the organisation criticises South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye as she was unwilling to respond to Pyongyang’s peace initiatives and developed further the military cooperation with the United States and Japan under the pretext of a "nuclear threat from the North" and "violated human rights" in the DPRK.
These activities of Park Geun-hye and her allies, the statement reads, "damage greatly the relations between the North and the South and develop further the tension in the Korean Penisula."

Jun 25 08:59

Korea’s Wound That Will Not Heal

June 25 will mark 65 years to the day that the Korean War began. And its painful consequences can still be felt today. The line drawn in 1945 across the 38th parallel to delimit the zone where the Soviet and U.S. armed forces accepted Japan’s capitulation to end the Second World War continues to separate the two Koreas – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the Republic of Korea to the south – seven decades later. On both sides of the demilitarized zone – the provisional border between the countries – the two Koreas have been building up their armies, with thousands of troops equipped with the most up-to-date weapons and military equipment ready to engage the enemy. And it is not just Korean soldiers. In accordance with the U.S.–South Korea Collective Defense Agreement, more than 25,000 U.S. troops are currently deployed on South Korean soil under the command of the United States Forces Korea (USFK), which is headed by an American general.

Jun 24 11:23

South Korea reports 4 new MERS cases, with total rising to 179

Four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been registered in South Korea, bringing the total number of cases to 179, the country’s health ministry said on Wednesday.
A total of 27 people have died from the disease.

Jun 24 07:45

Samsung's 'see-through' trucks aim to reduce risk of passing on highway

Navigating busy two-lane highways can mean drivers often can't see the road for the cars and take a risk that can prove fatal when they attempt to overtake large vehicles like transport trucks.

The Korean technology giant Samsung wants to reduce that risk with the help of technology that allows drivers to virtually see "through" the vehicles ahead of them. Using monitors mounted on the back of a truck or other large vehicle and connected wirelessly to a camera in front, Samsung's Safety Truck technology shows drivers what's ahead of the 18-wheeled obstruction they're driving behind — day or night.

Jun 23 12:48

South Korea-US joint military activity is destructive — lawmaker

"We are fully aware of the destructive role of the joint military activity of the Republic of Korea and the United States in the region and openly tell our American and South Korean partners about this," the Federation Council speaker said at a meeting with chairman of North Korea’s (DPRK) Supreme People’s Assembly Choe Thae-bok.
According to Matviyenko, "The situation on the Korean Peninsula still gives no grounds for complacency." The Federation Council speaker said that "periodic aggravation of the situation coincides in time with the annual US-South Korean exercises, some aspects of which are often just provocative."
"We have been constantly urging all parties to exercise maximum restraint, avoid any statements or actions that may lead to the further aggravation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula," she said.

Jun 23 12:39

Opening of UN office in Seoul to increase tensions on peninsula — DPRK Foreign Ministry

The North Korean Foreign Ministry has called the ceremony dedicated to the opening of a UN human rights office in Seoul on Tuesday a politically motivated provocation, the ministry’s statement said.
"This criminal act will inevitably lead to the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula," the Foreign Ministry statement said. Pyongyang insists that this office is "a center for collecting misinformation concocted by defectors from the North with a view of implementing the hostile US policy towards North Korea."
The hostile forces, "seek by all means to tarnish the reputation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and overthrow its social system using the non-existent problem of human rights violations," the statement says. The ministry warned that "North Korea would retaliate" and would take "the most resolute measures."

Jun 17 08:49

Eight more in South Korea catch MERS

Eight new cases of MERS were registered in South Korea over past 24 hours, thus the total number of the infected reached 162, the healthcare ministry said on Wednesday.

Jun 14 02:39

Hillary Clinton Labels Russia, Iran, N Korea ‘Traditional Threats’ to US

US Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton said Russia, North Korea and Iran are traditional security threats to the United States during her first major campaign speech on Saturday in New York.

Jun 12 07:10

MERS Outbreak Affects South Korean Economy

South Korea is plagued with a rising death toll in its third week as the MERS virus spreads throughout the country. Analysts believe the outbreak will worsen the economy, as tourists stay away and locals remain at home.

Jun 11 15:36

MERS Outbreak Affects South Korean Economy

South Korea is plagued with a rising death toll in its third week as the MERS virus spreads throughout the country. Analysts believe the outbreak will worsen the economy, as tourists stay away and locals remain at home.

Jun 09 11:18

War document claiming U.S. use of biological warfare going up for auction

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I am starting to wonder if the Typhus outbreaks that swept Germany in the closing days of WW2 were deliberate on the part of the allies. The Soviets had weaponized Typhus starting in 1928. Typhus appeared suddenly among the German troops only after they invaded the Soviet Union, and through the troops spread back into Germany.

Jun 03 11:56

The Next Epidemic? 1,364 Now Under Quarantine for Novel MERS Virus in South Korea

It has now been confirmed that 30 people in South Korea have contracted MERS, a deadly virus from the same family as SARS, and officials believe that number is going to grow. Two people have died, and another 1,364 people are currently being quarantined. The Korean government has closed down over 230 schools to prevent the infection from spreading.

MERS, which stands for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, is a relatively new virus discovered in Saudi Arabia in 2012. According to the CDC, people who contract MERS wind up with a severe and often deadly acute respiratory illness.

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Jun 01 13:29

South Korea, US begin massive joint anti-submarine drills

South Korean and US forces have launched major anti-submarine military drills off South Korea’s island of Jeju in response to what they call provocations by North Korean submarines.

Jun 01 07:16

Japan asks globalist trade organization to force South Koreans to eat radioactive Fukushima food

A number of countries are beginning to require Japan to place region-of-origin labeling on its food products to ensure that anything coming from the radiation-infested regions surrounding the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant are adequately screened for contamination. The decisions by countries such as Taiwan and South Korea have angered Japanese officials, who are turning to the globalist World Trade Organization to force the countries to abolish their protective regulations.

May 30 07:46

Report: U.S. cyberattack on N. Korea nuke program failed

The United States tried but failed to sabotage North Korea's nuclear weapons program with a computer virus in 2010, Reuters reported Friday.

The cyber attack came at the same time the Stuxnet virus was disrupting Iran's uranium-enrichment efforts, according to sources familiar with the stealth effort. Stuxnet was reportedly created by the United States and Israel.

The North Korea attack involved a Stuxnet variant that was designed to activate "when it encountered Korean-language settings on an infected machine," Reuters writes. But U.S. agents were never able to install the malware on the computers controlling Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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There is cause to suspect that Stuxnet exacerbated the Fukushima disaster by crippling emergency systems using the targeted Siemens' controllers. And despite the danger, the US went ahead and tried again with North Korea's nuclear weapons!

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 20 09:05

South Korea to set spyware into teenagers' phones

South Korean authorities introduce new regulations over smartphones usage.
Specially developed spyware is required to be installed into the phones of those under 19 years old.
Such a pattern of control is widely used by its Northern neighbour.
However, the Seoul Communications Commission claims that it requires telecom companies and parents to ensure a monitoring app for the sake of children's security.
New software is intended to block access to pornography, send a child's location data to parents and issue an alert when a child searches keywords such as 'suicide', 'pregnancy' and 'bully' or receives messages with those words.
The measure is reported to slowly come into force over the next few years as it doesn't require old smartphones be updated, but most schools in South Korea send out letters to parents encouraging them to install the software anyway.

May 19 08:44

State Duma Speaker praises South Korea’s position on anti-Russian sanctions

Speaker of Russia’s State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin has praised the position taken by the South Korean government that showed unwillingness to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. and the EU and did not join the anti-Russian sanctions.
State Duma Speaker: Moscow, Seoul to be able to eliminate shrinkage of trade http://tass.ru/en/russia/795441
Russia interested in gradual unification of Korean nation — lawmaker
http://tass.ru/en/world/795466

May 19 07:46

Kerry: Ramp up pressure on North Korea

North Korea “continues to pursue nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, it continues to break promises and make threats, and it continues to show flagrant disregard for international laws,” Kerry said during a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in Seoul on Monday.

May 17 22:51

Young Kim and His Underwater Nukes - Happiness is having your very own submarine-launched ballistic missile.

This week, North Korea’s dynastic leader, Kim Jong-un, was beaming from ear to ear as a Pukgeukseong-1 missile shot out of the water, apparently launched by a new “Sinpo” class strategic submarine. For Kim, Christmas arrived early.

May 12 18:38

North Korea executes defense minster

May 09 08:57

N. Korea Tests Anti-Ship, Submarine-Based Ballistic Missiles

South Korean military officials say North Korea has test-fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea, one day after warning it would strike South Korean vessels without notice if they intrude into the North's territorial waters.

Officials in Seoul say the missiles were fired over the span of about an hour Saturday from an area near the eastern port city of Wonsan.

Earlier Saturday, Pyongyang said it has successfully test-fired a submarine-based ballistic missile, in what would be an indication of the country's advancing military technology.

May 09 08:46

N. Korea says it tested submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korea is making waves with the reported test launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) – a game-changing “world-level strategic weapon,” according to leader Kim Jong-Un. If confirmed, the test would violate existing UN resolutions.

Kim personally oversaw the launch, the state-run KCNA agency reports. The report detailed how the launcher submarine dived at the sound of a combat alarm to test fire the missile.

"After a while, the ballistic missile soared into the sky from underwater," KCNA added. However, time and place of the test was not provided.

May 03 11:52

What Would Really Happen If North Korea Collapsed?

Although everyone’s favorite basket-case nation hasn’t been in the news much lately, it would stupid to disregard them at any time. North Korea has a habit of rearing its ugly head when we least expect it. But unlike past examples of aggression and posturing, someday we may face a North Korea on the brink of collapse. When that happens, it will make all previous incidents look pale in comparison.

Recently, National Interest Magazine posed the question, If North Korea Collapses: What Happens to Its Nightmare Weapons of War? The answer was not a pretty one.

Apr 30 15:19

North Korean diplomats provoke shouting match at UN

A U.S.-organized event on North Korea’s human rights briefly turned into chaos at the U.N. on Thursday as North Korean diplomats insisted on reading a statement of protest, amid shouts from defectors, and then stormed out.

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, tried to quiet the diplomats at the event that featured more than 20 defectors. She later called North Korea’s statements “totally self-discrediting.”

Apr 27 07:13

Who Hacked the White House?

When the hacking of Sony’s computer system produced a brouhaha of ridiculous proportions, the government’s pet “experts” were quick to blame North Korea. The rationale: Since Sony was releasing a pretty awful anti-North Korean propaganda film, it was only obvious that King Jong-un was personally responsible. Besides that, the attack supposedly originated in a region of cyberspace inhabited by North Korea’s pathetic Internet superstructure.

Apr 20 10:14

Putin orders signing extradition deal with North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has assigned the Justice Ministry with inking an extradition agreement with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the legal information portal reported on Monday.
The draft agreement was earlier approved by the government.
The agreement will allow extradition if crimes are punishable by at least one-year prison term.

Apr 17 07:32

North Korea wants to develop space cooperation with Russia — official

North Korea seeks to develop cooperation with Russia on peaceful use of outer space, a deputy head of the North Korean committee on space technology told TASS on Friday.
"The DPRK will develop proactive cooperation in the sphere of peaceful use of outer space with foreign organizations and countries, including Russia, on egual and mutually beneficial basis," Pak Hyon Su said.
He expressed hope that Russia and North Korea would "open a new page of bilateral space research cooperation" in 2015.
"The DPRK space program has peaceful purposes, and this country, like Russia, is against militarization of space," the official said.

Apr 17 07:24

Pyongyang calls US plans to deploy THAAD in South Korea provocation

North Korea dismisses the United States plans to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea as a dangerous military provocation, a spokesman for Pyongyang’s National Peace Committee said on Friday.
In case of the deployment of THAAD, which is a key element of the US anti-ballistic missile defense, "South Korea will turn into an American nuclear arsenal aimed at carrying out a preventive strike at any time on the territory of North Korea and a number of other countries of the Northeast Asia," according to the organization.
This step "should be considered as a dangerous military provocation that can cause a nuclear catastrophe," the statement stresses.
In response to the THAAD deployment, North Korea "will strengthen its nuclear deterrence forces," the statement reads.

Apr 15 17:05

Mandarin for the Warlords: The Harvard School of Empire Building

What matters is that the US, while it is a declining world power, is still militarily powerful, dangerous and destructive, even as its empire building is weakening and its forces are in retreat. As Mahatma Gandhi once stated about the declining British Empire, ‘It’s the aging tiger that becomes the man eater’.

Mar 26 09:03

SOUTH KOREA SAYS TO SEEK MEMBERSHIP IN CHINA-BACKED AIIB

South Korea said on Thursday it has decided to seek to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), another key U.S. ally joining the China-led institution despite Washington's misgivings.

Mar 25 09:23

Russia warns US over deploying missile system in S Korea

Moscow has warned Washington against plans to deploy a ballistic missile system in South Korea, saying it may further complicate the situation of the volatile Korean Peninsula.

Mar 23 10:04

North Korea threatens to blow up balloons with DVDs of The Interview sent over border

North Korea's military on Sunday threatened to blow up balloons that South Korean activists plan to send over the heavily-militarised border carrying 10,000 DVDs of the satirical Hollywood film "The Interview".

Mar 22 22:55

The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy

. . . . although the air force finished dismantling its highly lethal MX missiles in 2005 to comply with arms control agreements, it is significantly improving its remaining ICBMs by installing the MX's high-yield warheads and advanced reentry vehicles on Minuteman ICBMs, and it has upgraded the Minuteman's guidance systems to match the MX's accuracy.

Mar 21 08:39

U.S. moving additional artillery battalion to South Korea: Pentagon

The U.S. Army is sending a field artillery battalion of about 400 soldiers and multiple-launch rocket systems to South Korea, a move the Pentagon said on Friday was part of a reorganization of the service and unrelated to any tensions on the peninsula.

Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said a battalion from the 20th Field Artillery would deploy from Fort Hood, Texas, in June for a nine-month rotation at Camp Casey in South Korea as part of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade.

Mar 20 09:09

US Propaganda in Korea Exposes American TV as Social Engineering Tool

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

When Wired published its article, “The Plot to Free North Korea with Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends,’” it probably hoped that its impressionable, politically ignorant audience would not pick up on the underlying facts and their implications, and simply see a “cute” anecdote poking fun at the besieged East Asian country while inflating their own sense of unwarranted cultural superiority.

What they missed, of course, is the fact that the program peddled by Wired as the work of “the North Korea Strategy Center and its 46-year-old founder, Kang Chol-hwan,” is in fact funded and organized instead by the US State Department...

Mar 05 03:29

North Korea plans to participate in investment projects in Russia’s Far East

North Korea will participate in the creation of advanced development zones in Russia’s Far East, and a model of such a zone can be applied to its own territory, says a protocol signed following Pyongyang’s delegation visit to Russia.
In particular, Russia is ready to consider extraterritorial models where the trilateral cooperation will be developing on the territory of North Korea. Pyongyang is interested in Russia attracting a third party, including South Korea, as an investor and performer as part of a project on electric power supplies to North Korea.

Mar 04 20:43

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert hospitalized after being attacked by knife-wielding man in Seoul

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea has been hospitalized after a knife-wielding man attacked him in broad daylight at a breakfast meeting Thursday morning in Seoul.

Korean media reports that someone yelled 'North Korea and South Korea should be unified' and 'No to war training!' before a bloodied Ambassador Mark Lippert was seen leaving the Sejong Center around 7:40am local time.

The attacker appears to have slashed Lippert on the right cheek and left wrist. The State Department says the injuries are non-life-threatening and that Lippert is in stable condition at a nearby hospital. He was last reported in surgery as of 8:15pm ET.

Mar 04 16:46

SKorean media say US ambassador attacked and hurt

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. TV images showed Lippert bleeding from his head and wrist, but his injuries weren't immediately clear. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Mar 04 16:30

South Korean media say US ambassador attacked and hurt

South Korean media say U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has been attacked while giving a lecture and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Feb 03 12:40

South Korea’s Police State Wages War on Proponents of Democracy

The South Korean police state has cracked down, with varying degrees of intensity over the years, on virtually any public expression of leftism, including anti-capitalism, anti-colonialism, and anti-imperialism. Some degree of intolerance of leftist dissent is emblematic of all states in capitalist societies. Even in liberal democratic societies, which are believed to tolerate dissent to a higher degree than other societies, the security services have had a long history of surveillance “on the side of the political/economic status quo” and against those “who challenge the powerful and the wealthy.” The history of the political police in such societies is one of “conservatism” where “the targets of state surveillance form a kind of roster of (working class) radicalism” and where those who pursue the class war from the bottom up have been seen as subverting “the proper political and economic order” and therefore are deemed legitimate subjects for surveillance and disruption.

Feb 03 07:37

North Korea was NOT Behind the Sony Hack According to Multiple Security Experts

Jan 14 11:00

US Capable of Imposing Secondary Sanctions on N Korea Allies:US Congressman

The US Treasury Department has the authority to impose secondary sanctions on foreign entities, working with the DPRK, but the Obama’s administration does not appear willing to expand its interpretation of the executive order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Probably because every time the US sanctions someone, they run off to join BRICS!

Jan 13 08:06

BBC Reporter Slammed for Anti-Semitic Comments at Paris March

Jewish rights groups have expressed their shock and outrage after a BBC news correspondent made comments claiming that Palestinians "suffer at Jewish hands" during Sunday's mega demonstration against terrorism in Paris, with some accusing him of blatant anti-Semitism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for the French/Israeli respect for freedom of expression! The BBC reporter was forced to apologize for a comment which is in fact the truth!

Jan 08 10:21

Directors of FBI and Office of National Intelligence blame Sony hack on North Korea

The top intelligence official in the United States for the first time attributed the security breach suffered by Sony Pictures Entertainment to his North Korean counterpart and called it “the most serious cyberattack ever made against US interests.”

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Jan 04 12:35

More Data on Attributing the Sony Attack

An analysis of the timestamps on some of the leaked documents shows that they were downloaded at USB 2.0 speeds -- which implies an insider.

Our Gotnews.com investigation into the data that has been released by the "hackers" shows that someone at Sony was copying 182GB at minimum the night of the 21st -- the very same day that Sony Pictures' head of corporate communications, Charles Sipkins, publicly resigned from a $600,000 job. This could be a coincidence but it seems unlikely. Sipkins's former client was NewsCorp and Sipkins was officially fired by Pascal's husband over a snub by the Hollywood Reporter.

Two days later a malware bomb occurred.

We are left with several conclusions about the malware incident:

Jan 04 09:59

‘US pursuing political agenda, not justice, sanctioning N.Korea over Sony hack’

There is no hard evidence for the United States’ claims that the North Korea was behind the hack on Sony. In fact, the evidence seems to point in a very different direction. Reports in US and global media say experts taking part in the investigation essentially rule out North Korea’s participation. They say the evidence simply isn’t there to point that finger.

Moreover, those very same experts point out that due to the complexity of the cyberattack it is not quite possible to determine who was behind it in mere 48 or 72 hours as was the case with the US government. Rather than seeing the evidence and drawing conclusions from that, it seems that Washington is pursuing a political agenda and using this issue to further that agenda.

Jan 03 07:58

White House announces sanctions against N. Korea

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the imposition of new sanctions against certain North Korean entities in the wake of the recent Sony hack the White House continues to blame on Pyongyang.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is zero evidence that north Korea had anything to do with the SONY hack and quite a bit of evidence it was an internal hack by a disgruntled employee. This is Obama's version of Saddam's nuclear weapons; a made up threat to provoke another nation into war.

Jan 01 10:28

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Offers Talks With South In New Year's Message

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year's speech Thursday that he is open to more talks or even a summit with his South Korean counterpart, a statement welcomed by Seoul, which in turn urged the North to take concrete steps toward normalization of relations.

Kim's call for improving inter-Korea relations comes as Pyongyang is facing heightened criticism over its human rights record and souring ties with Washington over allegations it was involved in the massive hacking attack on Sony Pictures linked to "The Interview," a dark comedy that portrayed an assassination attempt on Kim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move by North Korea looks like a hopeful one, if the US government doesn't manage to muck it up because it needs a war with North Korea as a back door to a war with China.

Jan 01 10:20

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Proposes Summit With South Korea

resident Kim was giving his new year message broadcast on state television.

He said if Pyongyang's conditions were met, he would even be prepared to hold a summit meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea said the move was "meaningful", and talks should include "practical and frank discussions on all issues of mutual concern".

"Our government hopes for dialogue between the South and North Korean authorities in the near future without limits on format," said Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae, quoted by the South's Yonhap news agency.

On Monday, Mr Ryoo had called for dialogue to resume on issues including reunions for families separated by the Korean War, adding that he hoped North Korea would respond positively.

He offered to meet in Seoul, Pyongyang or any other South or North Korean city agreed with North Korean officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Korea reunifies, the US door to war with China slams shut!

Dec 31 07:01

U.S. Government Telling Lies To Push The War Agenda

Many cyber security firms are now questioning the FBI and the Obama administration and it looks like North Korea had nothing to do with the cyber attack on Sony. The US is telling lies to provoke war.

Dec 30 14:58

The Interview: Seth Rogen's Assassination Fantasy Is Sick

an you imagine a foreign movie dedicated to assassinating Barack Obama? Not just that, but proceeding to display it in loving detail – along with the president defecating in his pants minutes before the final attack?

It might be considered an act of war.

I’m a First Amendment maven – sure, Sony has the right to make this movie.

But it’s not funny.

It’s sick.

I’ve always liked Seth Rogen, the star and producer.

I appreciate humor that blows away boundaries.

But Rogen should hang his head in shame.

Dec 30 12:28

FBI Busted Falsely Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack

I hate North Korean leaders …

They’re not only clowns sporting bad haircuts and weird clothes, but they live in luxury while the population literally starves.

But the FBI’s official assertion that North Korea carried out the attack in retaliation for Sony’s releasing the movie “The Interview” is B.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, America's money-junkies live in luxury while Americans starve, so I don't see much difference.

Dec 30 08:45

It Wasn't North Korea Or Russia: Sony Hack "Perpetrator" Said To Be Laid-Off, Disgruntled Employee

First it was, with "absolute certainly", North Korea. Then, out of the blue, an even more ridiculous theory emerged about the origin of the Sony hackers: Russia. Now, we finally get the truth, and as it turns out it was neither of the abovementioned sovereign actors who had nothing better to do than to hack movie scripts and racist emails: it was Sony's own disgruntled worker who was the source of the hack. According to Politico, FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack were briefed Monday by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator.

"Researchers from the cyber intelligence company Norse have said their own investigation into the data on the Sony attack doesn’t point to North Korea at all and instead indicates some combination of a disgruntled employee and hackers for piracy groups is at fault."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Dec 30 06:50

SONY HACK: An Inside Job

Dec 29 09:35

The Militarist Agenda behind Washington’s Confrontation with North Korea

A comment published in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Time to End the North Korean Threat” demonstrates that powerful sections of the American ruling elite are pressing for a far more aggressive strategy directed at nothing less than regime-change in Pyongyang—a policy that threatens to trigger World War III. The article’s author, Richard Haass, is a central figure in the US foreign policy establishment—a former director of foreign policy studies at the Democratic Party-aligned Brookings Institution and former top-level diplomat, who is currently president of the semi-official Council on Foreign Relations.

After reviewing the options against North Korea currently being aired, Haass writes: “These ideas are fine as far as they go, but they don’t go far enough. The serious threat posed by North Korea far transcends cyberspace. Only one approach is commensurate with the challenge: ending North Korea’s existence as an independent entity and reunifying the Korean Peninsula.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What such a military conflict would be about, would not be a war against North Korea, per se: it would be a back door to a war with China, which is treaty-bound to defend North Korea against outside aggression.

And why?!? Because both China's currency and military are on the ascendent.

But I would very much, politely, remind those precious few adults in the bowels of power in DC, that the US military, at this moment, does not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China, which Russia may well join on the Chinese side; and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

Dec 29 07:26

False Flagging the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood

Almost all wars begin with false flag operations.

The coming conflicts in North Korea and Russia are no exception.

Mass public hysteria is being manufactured to justify aggression against Moscow and Pyongyang, in retaliation for acts attributed to the North Korean and Russian governments, but orchestrated and carried out by the CIA and the Pentagon.

Dec 27 11:11

UN Security Council Prepares to Lynch North Korea. Manipulation to Justify Aggressive War?

On December 18, and in the subsequent December 22 Security Council meeting, the double standards within the United Nations are shockingly visible, and one can only gasp at the arrogance of the blatantly biased and politically motivated resolution A/69/488/Add.3 which “condemns the long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in the DPRK.” The resolution condemning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is clearly an attempt to eviscerate the socialist government of North Korea.

The use of allegations of human rights abuses by the United States, the world’s most powerful country, and the powerful country whose own documented record of criminal human rights abuses has just been published, causing revulsion and horror throughout the world, constitutes an assault on justice which so dishonors the United Nations that the adoption of this resolution condemning the DPRK can only be described as shameful.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer posed by the title of this article is, "HELL, yes!".

And why?!? Because war with North Korea will translate into a war against China, which has both a national currency and military capabilities on the ascendent.

It is a war the US government and military may well lose; but just because an action is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly wrong thing the US government could possibly do is, unfortunately, absolutely no guarantee that it will not do such a thing.

Dec 27 09:04

False Flag Alert! US Nuked From The Inside

Two issues are dealt with in the video below... 1) How NORSE has evidence that the SONY hack originated from within the US and; 2) How the United States is second only to China in being the originating location of attacks occurring right now INSIDE the United States.

Kurt Stammberger, a senior vice president of Norse, told CBS News "Sony was not just hacked, this is a company that was essentially nuked from the inside." Stammberger continues on to state "We are very confident that this was not an attack master-minded by North Korea and that insiders were key to the implementation of one of the most devastating attacks in history."

Dec 27 08:29

Why America would be foolish to wage a cyber-war against North Korea

North Korea's creaky internet crashed for nine hours on Monday, and is now mostly back up. This outage is probably no coincidence. Many observers assume that the Obama administration is behind it, retaliating to what the government called North Korean "cyber vandalism" aimed at Sony Pictures. That attack, as everyone knows, led Sony to cancel the release of a comedy, The Interview, about the assassination of North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un.

If President Obama did launch an undeclared cyberwar against North Korea, it may well be the equivalent of Bill Clinton launching cruise missiles at Osama bin Laden's empty training camps back in the 1990s. Clinton's salvo was never a real strategy to deal with a growing threat, and resulted only in intensified attacks. Obama may be making a similar mistake now.

Dec 27 08:16

North Korea blames the US for shutting down its internet and calls President Obama a MONKEY

The North Korean government called President Obama 'a monkey living in a tropical forest' in a racist tirade against the United States, which the dictatorship blames for knocking out its internet.

Officials on the National Defense Commission, led by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, lashed out at America, calling its leader 'reckless' and saying the U.S. is shameless.

Washington has denied it has anything to do with the disturbance, which has seen the internet repeatedly black out in the country.

Dec 27 08:12

Computer security specialists cast doubt on FBI claim that North Korea is behind Sony hacking


Nothing like embarrassing America yet again like Obama going out and saying that we will be responding “proportionally” to the attack from North Korea and then finding out it might not have been them at all.

Dec 24 07:16

The Facts Behind The Sony Hack; Sony To Show ‘The Interview’ On Christmas Day

Sony will show The Interview on Christmas Day in theaters after all, suggesting that the entire farce could have been one huge cynical marketing campaign to promote the movie, bolstering the contention that the hack was an inside job.

Dec 24 07:15

Emails Reveal US State Department Influenced Sony’s “The Interview” so as to Encourage Assassination and Regime Change in North Korea

The Daily Beast reported yesterday on leaked emails from the Sony hack which show that the United States government was involved at high levels with the content development of The Interview, especially its controversial ending depicting the assassination of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. As the report’s headline states, “Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview.’” The emails also reveal that a RAND corporation senior defense analyst who consulted on the film went beyond “blessing” and outright influenced the end of the film, encouraging the CEO of Sony Entertainment to leave the assassination scene as it was (in spite of misgivings at Sony) for the sake of encouraging North Koreans to actually assassinate Kim Jong-Un and depose his regime when the movie eventually leaks into that country.

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