North Korea

Australian man charged with brokering sale of missile components for North Korea – National

SYDNEY, Australia – A Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales worth tens of millions of dollars for Pyongyang that included components used in ballistic missiles. The Australian Federal Police said Sunday the 59-year-old naturalized Australian …

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Dennis Rodman thinks Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are ‘pretty much the same’ – National

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “friend”. The ex-Chicago Bulls power forward — who has swigged vodka with Kim and been fired by Trump on “Celebrity Apprentice” — believes …

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Ghostly Boats Carry North Korean Crews, Dead and Alive, to Japan

“I am wondering why so many of these have all of a sudden come in such a short time,” said Kazuko Komatsu, 66, who lives in a house close to the marina in Yurihonjo. North Korea, she said, “is a mysterious country. We don’t know so much. I don’t know …

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U.S. and South Korea Start Air Force Drills Amid Heightened Tensions

HONG KONG — The United States and South Korea began large-scale combined air force drills Monday, with plans to carry out simulated strikes on North Korean nuclear and missile testing sites, South Korean military officials said. Some 230 aircraft will take part in the drills, which will include some of …

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North Korea says U.S.-South Korea air drills pushing peninsula to brink of nuclear war – National

SEOUL, Dec 4 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States launched their largest-ever joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons programme that has raised global tensions. The annual U.S.-South Korean drill, …

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North Korea Says It’s Now a Nuclear State. Could That Mean It’s Ready to Talk?

“Kim Jong-un is diverting all of his resources to a mad dash to get to a demonstration of a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the United States, in the hopes that it will so frighten the U.S. and the world that we will agree to pay ransom, that …

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North Korea Fires a Ballistic Missile, in a Further Challenge to Trump

Experts said this latest launch — which landed west of the northern end of Honshu, Japan’s largest island — exhibited characteristics that underscored the increasing sophistication of North Korea’s program. The missile flew higher and for a longer duration than two previous intercontinental ballistic missile launches, which flew for 37 …

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Japanese Prime Minister calls North Korea the most serious security concern since WW2 – National

By Staff The Associated Press Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the threat from North Korea is the most serious security concern his country has faced since the Second World War and has pledged to bolster defence measures. White House says Trump ‘welcomes’ news of Chinese envoy to North Korea …

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