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US-South Korea military drills to proceed despite North Korea's warning

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Thursday, North Korea's top diplomat for US affairs said the maneuvers have become openly aggressive, and that Pyongyang is ready for war.
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North Korea sends close aide of Kim Jong Un to Rio

CTV News - ‎6 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea on Saturday sent a high-level delegation led by a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un to Rio de Janeiro for the upcoming Olympics, state media said.
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Top North Korean diplomat explains why U.S. sanctions cross a 'red line' - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals.

North Korea 'Declares War' On The USA, People Respond With Meme Warfare

Huffington Post UK - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Rumours have been flying on social media following an ominous statement from a North Korean diplomat regarding US relations on Thursday.
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North Korea says decision on nuclear test depends on US actions, Yonhap reports

CNBC - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
"Any additional nuclear test depends on the position of the United States," Yonhap quoted Ri as telling reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Laos.
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North Korean Army Deserters in Shootout with Police in China's Jilin

Radio Free Asia - ‎19 hours ago‎
Police in northeastern China's Jilin Province are conducting a manhunt for three North Korean soldiers who deserted their units and crossed into China and went on an armed robbery spree, sources in both countries told RFA on Friday.

A new president, a new North Korea strategy

The Hill (blog) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Under the Obama administration, North Korea has been labeled a “Chinese problem”. However, a focus on China is not the answer to this dilemma.
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Japan to Upgrade Missile Shield in Fear of a North Korean Nuke Strike

Sputnik International - ‎18 hours ago‎
Reports that Tokyo plans to upgrade their missile defense, adding both range and accuracy to intercept increasingly advanced North Korean ballistic missiles, comes one day after Pyongyang used terminology to come within a hair's breadth of declaring ...
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North Korea accuses Seoul of 'cunning plot' to release snakes over border

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
North Korean border patrol guards have been ordered to capture snakes apparently released by South Korea to wreak havoc in its northern neighbour, sources have claimed.
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North Korea gave a glowing endorsement of Donald Trump in the US election

Quartz - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The North Korean dictatorship is clear on who it wants to lead America: Donald Trump is their man. It said so in a column published in May in 조선의 오늘 (DPRK Today, link in Korean), a news site that often functions as government propaganda, Reuters ...
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South Korea: Cyberattack By North Korea Exposed Data Of 10 Million Consumers

Dark Reading - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
South Korea has blamed Pyongyang for the hacking of a shopping portal and identity theft of more than 10 million shoppers, reports The Washington Times.

The Ramen regime: A seven day diet in North Korea

NK News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
But I should point out that ramen is a food item which is not exactly welcomed by the North Korean regime, meaning vendors have to keep them out of the eyes of the authorities.
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Suu Kyi has yet to reply to N. Korea's invitation

Yonhap News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
BANGKOK, July 29 (Yonhap) -- Keen attention is placed on why Myanmar has not yet replied to North Korea's invitation to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the socialist country.

N. Korea diplomats threaten African news outlets

Korea Times - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
On June 7, four North Korean doctors barged into the office of The Citizen, a Tanzanian daily newspaper, which had reported on illegal clinics operating inside Tanzania.

Ex-USFK commander: N. Korea could have proven ICBM capability in 3-4 years

Yonhap News - ‎21 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Yonhap) -- Former U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti has expressed strong concern that North Korea could have proven intercontinental ballistic missile capability in three to four years. "I think we need to ...

North Korea: US crossed line by putting leader on sanctions list

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said ...
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North Korea and Iran hackers 'capable of KILLER attacks' – US cyber expert claims

Daily Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The two hostile regimes are said to pose an "increasingly diverse and dangerous" threat to global security. Speaking at a conference on cyber attacks on Tuesday, White House counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco said that North Korea and Iran have ...
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un has his generals in stitches as he visits factory

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
North Korea, which has carried out a string of rocket and nuclear weapons tests in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, said on Wednesday it had conducted a ballistic missile test that simulates strikes against South Korean ports and airfields ...
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Liam Neeson on Korean War film: 'We are all very concerned' by Pyongyang

CNN - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The Oscar-winner admitted he had some reservations about North Korea's possible reaction to the film, given its furious response after "The Interview" premiered in 2014.
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North Koreans travelling to Singapore will require visas from Oct 1

The Straits Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - North Korean nationals entering Singapore will require a visa from Oct 1, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Saturday (July 30).