North Korea Headlines

  • South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimise the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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  • The Cardinal Sin Of International Finance

    Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, As Doug Casey has correctly noted, the prime directive of any organism - whether it’s an amoeba or a person or a corporation or a government - is to survive. That’s why the US government protects the petrodollar so zealously. It needs the system to survive. Why Everyone Uses the US Dollar… for Now In the 1970s, the US government struck a series of deals with Saudi Arabia, creating the petrodollar system. The US promised to coddle and protect...

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  • Why the Korean DMZ Would Be One of the Deadliest Battlegrounds Ever

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia In the event of war, North Korea’s plan is to use overwhelming firepower and speed of action to conduct a “One Blow Non-Stop Attack.” The recent defection of a North Korean soldier across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas highlighted how difficult it is to cross from one Korea to the other. Fenced, mined and patrolled by soldiers from both sides, fortifications and large concentrations of combat-ready troops will make the Korean DMZ in the...

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  • The Guardian view on war crimes trials: justice for Srebrenica’s victims

    It took years to bring Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić to trial. His conviction should give renewed impetus to the pursuit of other perpetrators The arc of the moral universe is long and, in the case of Ratko Mladić, it has finally bent towards justice. More than two decades since the Srebrenica massacre, more than five years after his trial began, and following evidence from almost 600 witnesses, the “butcher of Bosnia” was sentenced to life imprisonment by a UN tribunal at The Hague on...

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  • Rebeccah Heinrichs: Obama Holdovers at State Department Are Trump's Biggest Foreign Policy Problem

    Rebeccah Heinrichs, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Wednesday regarding the Trump administration's putting more sanctions on North Korea and whether they will work.

    Breitbart
  • North Korean soldier who defected to the South loves watching music videos and movies

    The North Korean solider who was captured on video defecting to the South earlier this month loves South Korean pop music and the American movie "Transformers 3."

    ABC News
  • North Korea Accuses Trump of a ‘Serious Provocation’

    North Korea criticizes Trump’s re-designation of it as a state sponsor of terrorism and vows to keep up its nuclear and missile programs.

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  • China Slams "Wrong" US Sanctions Against North Korea-Linked Trading Firms

    A day after China’s state-run airline closed its last remaining routes to North Korea – a decision the airline’s executives blamed on a sharp decline in business travelers due to restrictive UN Security Council sanctions – Communist Party spokespeople slammed new US sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korean businessmen, calling them “wrong” while reminding the US that China has vigorously enforced the UN sanctions. After announcing that the US would once again...

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  • Former North Korean prisoner burns to death in apparent San Diego suicide

    Former North Korea prisoner Aijalon Gomes burned to death in San Diego in apparent suicide, 7 years after release with help of Jimmy Carter.

    International Business Times UK
  • South Korea, China to hold summit next month to mend ties

    (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Beijing next month for a summit with China's Xi Jinping as the two countries seek to mend ties frayed by a year-long spat over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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  • Gaffney: North Korea a ‘State Terrorist Operation,’ China Is ‘State Sponsor of Terror’ For Supporting Them

    Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss conflicts between the State Department and White House, as well as President Trump’s decision to return North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

    Breitbart
  • Positive Feedback Loops, Financial Instability, & The Blind Spot Of Policymakers

    Authored by Francesco Filia of Fasanara Capital, “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci A Dangerous Market Structure is More Worrying than Expensive Asset Valuations and Record Debt Levels Macro-prudential regulations follow financial crises, rarely do they precede one. Even when evidence is abundant of systemic risks building up, as is today, regulators and policymakers have a marked tendency to turn an institutional blind eye, hoping for...

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  • N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

    North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. In the country's first public response to its return to the American blacklist, the official Korean...

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  • WATCH: North Korea defector

    Dramatic video shows a North Korean soldier making a run for the DMZ before getting shot six times during his daring escape to the south. ABC's Joohee Cho reports.

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  • Cold War drama caught on video as North Korean soldier escapes

    The escape is a huge embarrassment for the North, which claims all defections are the result of rival Seoul kidnapping or enticing North Koreans.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • WATCH: Video shows North Korean defector shot 5 times

    The newly released surveillance video shows the defector dragged to freedom by South Korean soldiers after being shot at least five times by North Korean soldiers.

    ABC News
  • Syria the big takeaway of Trump, Putin phone call

    The Council on Foreign Relations’ Richard Haass’ discusses President Trump’s hour-long phone call Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders discussed Syria and North Korea.

    MSNBC
  • Geopolitical Risk Highest “In Four Decades” – Gold Demand in Germany and Globally to Remain Robust

    Geopolitical risk highest "in four decades" should push gold higher - Citi - Elections, political and macroeconomic crises and war lead to gold investment- Political uncertainty in Germany means "gold likely to remain in good demand as a safe haven" say Commerzbank-  “There has rarely been such political uncertainty in Germany at any time in the country’s post-war history” - Commerzbank- Reduce counter party risk: own safe haven allocated and segregated gold Editor: Mark O'Byrne The...

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