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Think tank: North Korea has already restarted plutonium reactor

North Korea has already begun work to restart a plutonium production reactor in a sign that its confrontational rhetoric may not all be bluster, a US think tank said Wednesday. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said that a satellite photograph seen on March 27 indicated construction at the…

Rick Perry: North Korea wants to blow up Texas to stop my awesome awesomeness

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes that his success as governor has made Texas a target for attack by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Following the news that a North Korean government photo had revealed plans to strike cities in the United States, many were confused about why Austin made…

Bomb test secrecy stirs suspicions on North Korea’s advanced nuclear capabilities: Washington Post

North Korea likely took meticulous steps to conceal any residue from its February nuclear weapon test, fueling suspicions that it is using a new bomb design with highly enriched uranium at its core, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Citing unnamed US officials and weapons experts, the newspaper said the effects…

North Korea’s public relations man is a Spaniard with a tough job

Alejandro Cao de Benós, a representative from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, listens to a question after a speech he gave on North Korea in Bilbao, Spain. Mr. Cao de Benós has been embarking on a series of appearances in Europe to boost support for the North Korean regime.(Zach Campbell) While……

North Korea threatens to bomb U.S. bases in Japan, Guam as retaliation

The North Korean army on Thursday threatened a possible strike against US military bases in Japan, in response to the use of nuclear-armed US B-52 bombers in joint military drills with South Korea. “The US should not forget that the Anderson Airbase in Guam where the B-52s take off, as…

North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

North Korea threatened to carry out a “pre-emptive” nuclear strike Thursday as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on new sanctions against the isolated state. “As long as the US seeks to ignite a nuclear war, our revolutionary armed forces will exercise the right to launch a pre-emptive nuclear…

Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman watch basketball game together

BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watched a basketball game with former Chicago Bulls’ star Dennis Rodman on Thursday, Chinese state media reported. In a dispatch from Pyongyang, China’s official Xinhua news agency said that Kim and Rodman watched a game consisting of players from North Korea and the…

U.S. officials secretly visited North Korea last year to encourage them to moderate foreign policy: LA Times

US officials made two secret visits to North Korea last year in an effort to improve relations after North Korea leader Kim Jong Un assumed power, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Citing unnamed former US officials familiar with the trips, the newspaper said the visits in April and August…

Satellite images show North Korea making progress on long-range missile

Already under fire for its latest nuclear test, North Korea has been making preparations at a launchpad that could pave the way for firing a long-range missile, a US think tank said Thursday. 38 North, a blog of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, analyzed satellite photos that it…

N. Korea’s nuclear test jolts Obama ahead of State of Union address

North Korea’s nuclear blast thrust President Barack Obama into an alarming new overseas crisis Tuesday, at the moment he hoped to use his annual State of the Union address to focus on jobs. With a characteristic sense of timing, Pyongyang set off its underground nuclear test as Obama polished a…

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