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North Korea fires ballistic missile that lands in Japan’s exclusive economic zone

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8:00am 7/4/2017 at 8:00am
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North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew into waters east of the Korean Peninsula, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“We confirm that North Korea has fired an unidentified ballistic missile off its eastern coast towards the East Sea from Banghyun area in Northern Pyong An Province at around...

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Mnuchin Announces Sanctions on Chinese Bank Over North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:30pm 6/29/2017 at 3:30pm
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the U.S. has sanctioned two Chinese citizens, a shipping company, and a bank. He accused the “bank of laundering money for Pyongyang.” From The New York Times:

A Treasury statement named the bank as the Bank of Dandong and the firm as Dalian Global Unity Shipping...

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Otto Warmbier has Died Days After Returning Home From North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:49pm 6/19/2017 at 4:49pm
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College student Otto Warmbier, who spent 17 months imprisoned in North Korea, has died. From Fox News:

“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier wrote in a statement. “Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at...

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Sec. Tillerson: North Korea frees jailed American student Otto Warmbier

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:04pm 6/13/2017 at 12:04pm
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Secretary Tillerson announced Tuesday that detained Cincinnati student, Otto Warmbier has been released from jail in North Korea and is on his way back to the United States.

North Korean authorities claimed Warmbier had a state poster in his luggage when he was departing the country. He was sentenced to fifteen years...

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US successfully tests ICBM interceptor missile

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:30am 5/31/2017 at 11:30am
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America recently marked the 40th anniversary of the debut of the blockbuster movie, Star Wars.

In 1983, in homage to the movie’s popularity, Ronald Reagan’s “Strategic Defense Initiative” was rechristened “Star Wars“. While the original goal of the program was to build a network of ground-based and space-based systems to shield the...

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Details emerging about North Korea’s newest ballistic missile test

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:30am 5/14/2017 at 7:30am
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Upon taking the oath of office a few days ago, South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, indicated the he is willing to visit the nuclear-armed North.

Moon, who was declared the winner on Tuesday of the presidential election, said he will “sincerely negotiate” with the United States, South Korea’s chief ally, and...

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Liberal Candidate Moon Jae-in Wins South Korean Presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/10/2017 at 2:30pm
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Back in March, South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye due to numerous scandals that surrounded her. Authorities arrested her three weeks later and authorities claimed she “abused the mighty power and position as President to take bribes from companies and infringed upon the freedom of corporate management and leaked...

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North Korea Detains Fourth American for Unspecified “Hostile Acts”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/7/2017 at 1:00pm
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Last week, Mary wrote about North Korea detaining a third American, and today we learn that they have detained a fourth American citizen.

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 North Korea announced Sunday that it detained a fourth American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country and amid worsening tensions with the U.S.

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USAF launches nuclear-capable long-range missile in test

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:30am 5/5/2017 at 11:30am
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Move over, North Korea!

Californians who were awake early Wednesday morning were treated to the site of a test launch by the US Air Force of an unarmed intercontinent...

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North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch Reportedly Failed, Again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:00am 4/29/2017 at 7:00am

North Korea launched another missile, and according to both the U.S. and South Korea, their latest attempt was a failure. Moments after taking off, the missile exploded.

The failed launch occurred shortly after Secretary of State Tillerson urged the UN to levy more economic sanctions against North Korea.

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Trump Will Host Entire Senate at White House for North Korea Briefing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:30am 4/25/2017 at 11:30am

President Donald Trump will host the entire U.S. Senate on Wednesday for a briefing on the situation with North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will join the senators along with Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

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North Korea Detains Another American Citizen

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00pm 4/23/2017 at 8:00pm
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Officials in North Korea have detained an American citizen this weekend. The communist kingdom now has three Americans behind bars. Reuters reported:

Korean-American Tony Kim had spent a month teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), the university’s chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, told Reuters...

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China Using Hackers to Target U.S. Missile Defense in South Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/21/2017 at 1:00pm
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I’ve chronicled China’s opposition to the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), the U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea. The Chinese government has denied retaliating against the system, but one American cybersecurity firm told The Wall Street Journal that it found evidence that Beijing has used hackers to target THAAD.

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Russia Objects UN Statement That Condemns North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/20/2017 at 4:30pm

Last week I blogged about how Kremlin TV declared President Donald Trump is more dangerous than North Korea. Well, on Wednesday, Russia showed more support for North Korea, but this time at the UN while China supported the statement. CBS News reported:

“Russia is slowing this down, and it is not clear...

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Kremlin TV Declares Trump More Dangerous Than North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00pm 4/17/2017 at 6:00pm
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As tension rise between America and North Korea, it appears that Russian state TV has decided to side with dictator Kim Jong Un. According to Bloomberg, the Kremlin’s top TV guy Dmitry Kiselyov made this proclamation after calling President Donald Trump “just the kind of leader the world needed” a few...

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North Korea’s test missile explodes immediately after launching – UPDATED

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:45pm 4/15/2017 at 9:45pm
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US military officials are reporting that North Korea attempt to launch a missile along its east coast, but it blew up almost immediately.

…It’s unclear why it failed. The missile was launched from Sinpo, on its east coast.

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China rejects North Korean coal shipments, buying American instead

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/12/2017 at 4:00pm
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Last weekend President Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping met at Mar-a-Lago.

The state dinner featured a side of tactical bombing of Syrian airstrips and a bit of Sound of Music diplomacy from the First Daughter. Knowing the room would be tense, she deployed her charming children to serenade the Chinese President and...

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