Japan warns about falling for North Korea’s ‘charm offensive’

Japan warned about falling for North Korea’s “charm offensive” after the regime agreed to send 230 cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.​ “I am aware that some people argue that because North Korea is engaging in inter-Korean dialogue, we should reward them by lifting up

North Korea blasts Trump’s boast of his ‘bigger’ button

North Korea blasted President Trump’s boast that he has a “bigger nuclear button” than the reclusive regime’s leader as the “spasm of a lunatic,” according to a report on Tuesday. “Trump’s bluff is regarded by the DPRK as just a spasm of a lunatic frightened by the might of

How to prepare for — and survive — a nuclear bombing

US Intelligence believes that North Korea possesses as many as five dozen nuclear weapons, according to media reports. Furthermore, in November of 2017, the North tested a new kind of ballistic missile called a Hwasong-15 capable of hitting any city in the US. Not only do nuclear bombs cause

Russia won’t back Trump’s efforts to alter Iran deal

Russia on Monday said it will not back the Trump administration’s efforts to alter the Iran nuclear agreement, warning that modifying the accord could hamper dealings with North Korea over its weapons system. “If the deal is put aside and Iran is told, ‘you keep up with your obligations

Trump: WSJ ‘falsely’ quoted North Korea comments

President Trump blasted the Wall Street Journal in a tweet on Sunday, claiming the newspaper “falsely” quoted his comments about the North Korean leader because “they just wanted a story.” “The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them ‘ I have a good relationship with Kim

North Korean caught secretly mining bitcoin rival

North Korean hackers are secretly mining a cryptocurrency rival to bitcoin as Kim Jong Un aims to cash in on the booming virtual cash economy and skirt the sanctions that are crippling his regime. According to a report, the rogue state is using foreign computers to funnel the cryptocurrency

Putin calls Kim Jong Un a ‘competent and mature’ leader

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be a mature leader who is interested in calming down the tensions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs. Meeting with top Russian media figures on Thursday, Putin said Kim “is an absolutely

Satellite pics show ’significant tunnelling’ at North Korea’s nuclear site where last five tests held

SATELLITE images show increased tunnelling at North Korea’s secret nuclear site– indicating that the crackpot country could be preparing another nuke test. The aerial pictures shows the “tunnel excavation” at the Punggye-ri facility's west portal has been “stepped up”, reports 38North which documents the rogue state’s military operations. The underground

North Korean caught secretly mining bitcoin rival

North Korean hackers are secretly mining a cryptocurrency rival to bitcoin as Kim Jong Un aims to cash in on the booming virtual cash economy and skirt the sanctions that are crippling his regime. According to a report, the rogue state is using foreign computers to funnel the cryptocurrency

North Korea is a big fan of tell-all book on Trump

North Korea said the popularity of a new tell-all book that paints the White House as incompetent “foretells Trump’s political demise.” Sales of the best-selling “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” reflect “rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the international community,” an article in North Korean newspaper Rodong

North Korea hackers are ‘stealing crypto coins and funnelling them back to Pyongyang university to help Kim Jong-un dodge economic sanctions’

CYBER security experts claim to have uncovered a computer "hack" which is funnelling valuable cryptocurrency coins direct to hard-up North Korea. The malware allegedly hides itself among legitimate files and programmes and then uses its host computer to mine the cryptocurrency Monero. It's claimed the mined coins are then sent

North Korea to send Olympic delegation to South Korea

South Korea says North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. South Korea’s Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung says the North made such a statement during rare talks between the rivals at the border on Tuesday. He cited the North Korean officials

Rare talks between North, South Korea underway at border

South Korean media say North and South Korea have begun talks at their border about how to cooperate in next month’s Winter Olympics and how to improve their long-strained ties. Yonhap news agency reported that the first talks between the rivals in about two years began as scheduled Tuesday

Trump credits his ‘rhetoric’ for thaw in Korea talks

President Trump talked up his part in thawing relations between North and South Korea in a 10-minute press conference Saturday at Camp David. “Without my rhetoric and without my tough stance they would not be talking now,” he said of the negotiations that could bring a North Korean team

North Korea says likely to compete in Olympics: reports

see also TOKYO — North Korea’s IOC representative on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports. Asked by reporters at Beijing airport, Chang Ung said the participation of a North Korean figure skating

Why Kim wore this suit for his New Year’s address

SEOUL — The light gray suit and matching tie that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un donned for his New Year’s address was likely carefully calculated to project a softer, more relaxed image to go with his surprise offer for talks with Seoul. Departing from his usual black or navy suits, Kim gave

Why Kim wore this suit for his New Year’s address

SEOUL — The light gray suit and matching tie that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un donned for his New Year’s address was likely carefully calculated to project a softer, more relaxed image to go with his surprise offer for talks with Seoul. Departing from his usual black or navy suits,

All the things in 2017 we want to forget

Goodbye to 2017 — and good riddance! Last year was a hot mess of terror, toxic political fights, subway disasters, nuclear dread and mass killings — and New Yorkers couldn’t wait to see the end of it. Here are some things we’re all hoping to leave behind in 2018: 1.

Lindsey Graham warns 2018 could be a year of ‘extreme danger’

A top Republican senator on Sunday warned 2018 could be a year filled with “extreme danger” as the United States deals with mounting tensions with North Korea and Iran. Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Trump has “drawn a line” with North Korea, denying the rogue regime’s ability to strike

Russia denies report that it supplied fuel to North Korea tankers

Russia’s foreign ministry pushed back Saturday against reports that its oil tankers violate UN sanctions by sneakily supplying fuel to North Korea by means of at-sea cargo transfers. “Russia observes fully the sanctions regime” against Pyongyang, its foreign ministry said. At least three Russian oil tankers delivered fuel to North