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Jan 6, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jan 6, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

SEOUL (Reuters) - An international media frenzy over reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle had been executed by throwing him to a pack of dogs appears to have originated as satire on a Chinese microblogging website. The story, which spread like wildfire after it was picked up by a Hong Kong-based newspaper, ...

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Jan 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

BEIJING -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close ties to China's ruling Communist Party. Jang Song Thaek, who had been considered Kim's second-in-command, was executed last month after being found guilty of ...

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Jan 1, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Sydney Morning Herald: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the Korean peninsula will be engulfed by ''massive nuclear disaster'' if war breaks out there again, warning the US it will not be safe in the event of a conflict. ''If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about ...

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Dec 12, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea on Friday announced the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, calling the leader's former mentor a traitor and "worse than a dog." The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek -- long considered the country's No. 2 power -- had been removed ...

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Nov 28, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE GUARDIAN: Activity has been observed at a North Korean nuclear site consistent with an effort to restart a reactor, the International Atomic Energy Agency chief, Yukiya Amano, has said. North Korea announced in April it would revive its aged research reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex – which experts say is capable of ...

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Sep 3, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

The timing is interesting given North Korea's status as Assad's #3 ally, behind Russian and Iran. SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Flamboyant former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a five-day visit, his second this year, but said he had no plans to negotiate the release of a jailed American missionary. There had been ...

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Aug 29, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Atlantic Wire: A woman said to be a former lover of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was among a group of 12 political dissidents who were allegedly executed by machine gun just last week. The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reports that Hyon Song-wol, and 11 other well-known musicians were shot down ...

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Aug 28, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

AFP - North Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria but they were seized in Turkey along with arms and ammunition, a Japanese daily said Tuesday, as the US threatened action over an alleged chemical weapons attack. A Libyan-registered vessel, identified as Al En Ti Sar, left North Korea for Syria earlier this year with ...

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Aug 28, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

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Aug 28, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The BBC: David Cameron has discussed Syria with Barack Obama by telephone as Britain and the US consider intervention. The UK's response will be discussed at a National Security Council (NSC) meeting later, while the US has said its forces are "ready to go". The prime minister said on Tuesday the world could not "stand ...

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Jul 16, 2013 Comments Off spratico

Excerpted from BBC  - Panama's president says his country has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying "undeclared military cargo". President Ricardo Martinelli said the ship, held in the Panama Canal as it sailed from Cuba, contained suspected "sophisticated missile equipment". He posted a photo of what looked like a large green object inside a cargo container on his ...

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Jul 2, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from Sports Illustrated: The eccentric, uninhibited basketball Hall of Famer drew untold headlines this year when he accompanied HBO’s Vice and members of the Harlem Globetrotters on a trip to North Korea, one of the least-accessible countries to Americans and a place with one of the world’s worst records on human rights. Franz ...

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Jun 17, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from WASHINGTON POST Senior North Korean officials received copies of “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s rambling prison memoir, as gifts for Kim Jong Un’s birthday this January, according to a report by New Focus International, a North Korean news organization that sources from defectors and volunteer citizens within the country. The famous Nazi autobiography was reportedly distributed ...

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May 7, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from THE RAW STORY Basketball hall-of-famer Dennis Rodman, who forged an unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on a recent trip, appealed Tuesday for the freedom of an American sentenced to 15 years. “I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him ‘Kim’, to do me a solid and ...

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May 2, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from FREE BEACON North Korea’s 950,000-troop military remains dangerous as Pyongyang’s long-range Taepodong-2 missile can reach parts of the United States with a nuclear warhead, according to a Pentagon report made public on Thursday. The report said North Korea’s Taepodong-2, last used as a satellite launcher, is continuing to be developed as a long-range missile. The ...

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May 2, 2013 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Fox News: An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of labor for crimes against the state, the North's state media said Thursday, a development that further complicates already strained ties between Pyongyang and Washington. The sentencing of Kenneth Bae, described by friends as a devout ...

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Apr 27, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Fox News: North Korea announced Saturday that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted. The case involving Kenneth Bae, who has been in North Korean custody since ...

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Apr 20, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL Rare pictures show images of North Korea's future soldiers as children as young as 11 are taught combat training in a military academy. New recruits with shaved heads are seen preparing for war in the grounds of Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang as they practise their taekwondo. One pupil named Jo Chung Hyok said: ...

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Apr 16, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from EXPRESS "The supreme command of the Korean People's Army Tuesday issued an ultimatum to the South Korean puppet group," Pyongyang's official news agency, KCNA, said. Threatening that it would not give any advance notice before attacking South Korea, the North warned: "Our retaliatory action will start without any notice from now." North Korea said it was ...

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Apr 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Sky News: A US military helicopter taking part in a joint South Korea-US drill has crashed near the North Korean border. The CH-53 US Marine helicopter was carrying 21 personnel on board but officials said there were no casualties. In a statement the US Forces in Korea said the Super Stallion helicopter had "executed a ...

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Apr 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

I guess he knows something Obama doesn't know...which is that Kim Jong Un doesn't plan on starting any war before August 1.... Excerpted from The Atlantic Wire: Dennis Rodman, the pierced and pugnacious former Chicago Bulls star, says he's excited to hang out with his new best friend Kim Jong-Un when he heads back to ...

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Apr 14, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The New York Times: Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States was prepared to reach out to Kim Jong-un of North Korea if he made the first move to abandon his nuclear weapons program. “We need the appropriate moment, appropriate circumstance,” Mr. Kerry told reporters in Tokyo. While he ...

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Apr 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 14, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from REUTERS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday stressed the United States is willing to engage with North Korea as long as it takes steps to give up nuclear weapons. He also vowed Washington would protect its Asian allies against any provocative acts by the North, but said it wants a peaceful ...

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