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(WaPo) – After North Korea on Friday rejected formal talks to resolve a standoff at a jointly operated border industrial complex, South Korea said it would call home its remaining workers from the facility, formally severing the last major connection between the two countries.
(AFP) – North Korea offered talks Thursday with South Korea and the United States, but laid out pre-conditions that Seoul and Washington dismissed and analysts said would do little to reduce soaring tensions.
(AFP) – North Korea on Wednesday barred a delegation of South Korean businessmen from delivering food and supplies to 200 of their staff inside the closed Kaesong joint industrial zone.
AP, By Robert Burns, April 7
Bagram, Afghanistan — The top U.S. military officer said Sunday the Pentagon had bolstered its missile defenses and taken other steps because he “can’t take the chance” that North Korea won’t soon engage in some military action.
Heightened tensions with North Korea led the United States to postpone congressional [...]
A true test of a nation’s mettle comes not in how it deals with “existential threats” (i.e. a force equal to or greater than its own) but with the niggling trouble-makers.
Thus enters North Korea:
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s defense chief said on Thursday that North Korea had moved to its east coast [...]
(AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Friday ordered preparations for strategic rocket strikes on the US mainland and military bases in the Pacific and South Korea.
The order, issued at an overnight emergency meeting with top army commanders, was a direct response to the use of nuclear-capable US B-2 stealth bombers in ongoing [...]
You probably heard on the news today about the war exercises in the Sea of Japan, including South Korea, this morning.
Two long-range B-2 bombers made the 6,500 mile flight from Missouri to South Korea, simulated a bombing run, then turned around and made it back to Missouri, possibly in time for breakfast. Wrap your [...]
Grumpy Cat takes North Korea off line.
What the hell is the dictator of North Korea thinking?
SEOUL—As the South Korean and U.S. militaries began a second phase of their annual joint winter exercises Monday, North Korea cut off a phone hotline to the South and repeated its threat to nullify the Korean War armistice.
Seoul said the North was conducting its [...]
Bellicose rhetoric for the weekend: Blustering “pre-emptive nuclear attack” against the USA and Sth Korea. Blowing away “abrogates all agreements on non-aggression reached between the North and the South” as of next Monday.
Ban Ki Moon says it’s all unacceptable and the people must be fed.
China is in a new accord with the USA [...]
(Pic- vice.com) So is Kim sitting on catalogs?
**Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman emerged from four days in North Korea on Friday, calling the leader of the reclusive country “an awesome kid”. (Reuters)
LAT/Tribune Washington Bureau, By Ken Dilanian and Barbara Demick, February 24
Washington – A White House official made two secret visits to North Korea last year in an unsuccessful effort to improve relations after new ruler Kim Jong Un assumed power, according to former U.S. officials familiar with the trips.
The brief visits in April [...]
WaPo — Unusual seismic activity was detected Tuesday near North Korea’s nuclear test site, but there was no immediate confirmation from Pyongyang or Seoul on whether the secretive police state had carried out its third nuclear test.
The tremor follows weeks of North Korean threats to build up its nuclear capacity and carry out an [...]
Washington Post, By Chico Harlan
Until Tuesday, North Korea appeared on Google Maps as a near-total white space — no roads, no train lines, no parks and no restaurants. The only thing labeled was the capital city, Pyongyang.
This all changed when Google, on Tuesday, rolled out a detailed map of one of the world’s [...]