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North Korea Expands Key Missile-Manufacturing Plant

SEOUL—North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site the latest sign Pyongyang is pushing ahead with weapons programs even as the U.S. pressures it to abandon them. The facility makes solid-fuel, ballistic missiles—which would be able to strike U.S. military…

North Korea Believed to be Increasing Nuclear Production

U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea has been “deceiving” the U.S., saying the Hermit Kingdom was bolstering production for nuclear weapons at “multiple secret sites” in the past few months, a report stated. Officials from the CIA and other intelligence agencies told NBC News the regime has increased its production of enriched uranium for the…

North Korea Steps Up Production of Uranium Fuel, NBC Reports

U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months, NBC reported, citing unidentified American officials. The NBC report quoted U.S. officials who said they believe that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks…

Ein Stück Korea in Berlin

Dass beim WM-Spiel an diesem Mittwochnachmittag Südkorea Deutschland schlagen wird, daran glauben nicht einmal die Koreaner. Zumindest nicht die in Berlin lebende Yunkyoung Lee oder besser Lee Yunkyoung wie die Koreaner sagen würden – in dem fernöstlichen Land wird nämlich stets der Familienname vor dem Vornamen genannt. Trotz der geringen Erfolgsaussicht beim Fußball, wird Lee…

North Korea, G-7, Net Neutrality: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 2. Looking back for a moment: President Trump finished up a G-7 meeting in Canada over the weekend — unforgettably. America’s closest allies certainly won’t forget the rockiest annual meeting of major Western powers in decades. Mr. Trump sharply criticized…

South Korea v Germany: Reus and Werner wary of pace and Son

Germany are bracing themselves for the pace offered by South Korea’s attack in their crucial final World Cup Group F clash, with Timo Werner particularly wary of Son Heung-min. Joachim Low’s side came back from the brink in their previous outing against Sweden, ultimately winning 2-1 after falling behind in the first half. A defeat…

N Korea still poses major threat – Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy do North Koreans revere a mountain? US President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea, citing an “extraordinary threat” from its nuclear weapons – just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,”…

N. Korea still extraordinary threat: Trump

President Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States. In an executive order on Friday, the president extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the authoritarian, nuclear-armed nation, authorising economic restrictions against it. While expected, the declaration comes just nine days after Trump…

What if North Korea Makes an Offer Trump Can’t Refuse?

North Korea has just reminded the United States that it is intent on negotiating with the United States, not accepting an administration diktat, especially one explicitly modeled after the Libya deal, which ultimately ended in the gruesome death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, who agreed to its terms. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently visited Pyongyang again…

How North Korea successfully navigates sanctions

If diplomacy with North Korea fails at the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the regime already has a system in place to navigate international pressure, the Wall Street Journal reports. The big picture: The regime has hundreds of operatives around the world, helping the country side-step sanctions, per the Journal. The various schemes…

North Korea Sends Delegation to China to Observe ‘Socialist Economic System’

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping welcomed a delegation of high-ranking officials from North Korea on Wednesday, who reportedly visited Beijing to observe how China transitioned from a closed-off repressive communist state to its modern form—a repressive communist state profiting from business with major multi-national corporations. The Chinese state news outlet Xinhua published photos on…

N Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two leaders are due to meet in Singapore on 12 June North Korea has said it may pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if the US unilaterally insists it gives up nuclear weapons. The highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un…

North Korea threatens to withdraw from summit with Trump

North Korea is threatening to cancel its upcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump over South Korea-U.S.military drills. Interested in North Korea? Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. North Korea has also canceled high-level…

N Korea cancels talks with South

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks with South Korea because of anger over military exercises, state media reports. The North’s official KCNA news agency said the exercises between the US and the South were a “provocation”. It also warned the US over the fate of the historic summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald…

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site this month

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N Korea to dismantle nuclear site

Image copyright DigitalGlobe Image caption A satellite image of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea North Korea says it will begin dismantling its nuclear test site in less than two weeks in a ceremony attended by foreign journalists. Pyongyang said it was taking “technical measures” to carry out the process between 23-25 May,…

North Korea, Gina Haspel, Malaysia: Your Thursday Briefing

But the 33-year C.I.A. veteran, who oversaw a secret prison in Thailand in 2002, also said, “I’m not going to sit here, with the benefit of hindsight, and judge the very good people who made hard decisions.” We fact-checked some of her comments. • Ms. Haspel appeared headed for confirmation, although Senator John McCain, an…

South Korea’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange Raided by Local Police

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.UPbit, South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, was investigated by local police and 10 investigators after its headquarters in Seoul were raided. Chosun, the country’s biggest mainstream media outlet, reported that the South Korean authorities are suspecting UPbit of illicitly moving customer funds…

North Korea tells UN aviation group no more ICBM tests

Interested in North Korea? Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. North Korea has informed a United Nations aviation agency that it will not conduct unannounced missile tests or further intercontinental ballistic missile launches because its nuclear arms program…

North Korea has freed 3 U.S. detainees — but don’t think it means Kim is caving to Trump | CBC News

Whether or not the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit goes smoothly, Donald Trump has already scored an unequivocal win with the release of three Americans detainees. And according to former diplomats and non-proliferation experts, Pyongyang’s concession has put the onus on Washington to continue the positive brinkmanship that the isolated regime can take credit for initiating.…