Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’ in N Korea confrontation

By James Oliphant and Dahee Kim BEDMINSTER, N.J./SEOUL, Aug 12 : President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea, saying the US military was “locked and loaded” as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war and world powers expressed alarm. The Pentagon yesterday said the United […]

N Korea tests another ICBM, claims all of US in strike range

By Jack Kim and Idrees Ali SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Jul 29 : North Korea said today it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland, drawing a sharp warning from US President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally […]

N Korea hacking increasingly focused on making money than espionage -S.Korea study

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Jul 28 : North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world to steal cash for the impoverished country, a South Korean state-backed agency said in a report. In the past, suspected hacking attempts by North Korea appeared […]

N.Korea conducts public executions for theft, watching S.Korea media – report

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Jul 19 : North Korea carries out public executions on river banks and at school grounds and marketplaces for charges such as stealing copper from factory machines, distributing media from South Korea and prostitution, a report issued today said. The report, by a Seoul-based non-government group, said the often extra-judicial decisions […]