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real hope for peace in north korea, or just a chimera?


even so, the united states should react positively to this overture, assuming that north korea confirms the details. south korean officials reported the offer after meeting in the north korean capital, pyongyang, with top leaders from the north, including kim jong un.






north korea, malaysia impose departure bans


pyongyang temporarily banned malaysians from leaving the north korea, and malaysia responded with its own departure ban for north korean diplomats, in a sharp escalation of tensions following the february killing of kim jong nam at kuala lumpur international airport. north korea’s foreign ministry said the travel ban would last until north ​korea could “ensure full safety” of ​its​ diplomats and citizens​ in malaysia, according to...






what will more sanctions mean for north koreans? | north korea


north korea's latest missile launch has attracted strong condemnation once again.the us is seeking to impose more sanctions at the un while warning of a possible military action against pyongyang.it says the time for diplomacy is running out and has been reassuring its allies the us will do everything it can to protect them.the era of strategic patience with north korea appears to be over.but what is not clear is what comes next and what it means for the people of north korea.presenter: sohail rahmanguests:dr youngshik bong - research fellow at yonsei university institute for north korean studiesbarnaby willits-king - research fellow at overseas development institutesource: al jazeera news






what will more sanctions mean for north koreans? | north korea


north korea's latest missile launch has attracted strong condemnation once again.the us is seeking to impose more sanctions at the un while warning of a possible military action against pyongyang.it says the time for diplomacy is running out and has been reassuring its allies the us will do everything it can to protect them.the era of strategic patience with north korea appears to be over.but what is not clear is what comes next and what it means for the people of north korea?presenter: sohail rahmanguests:dr youngshik bong - research fellow at yonsei university institute for north korean studiesbarnaby willits-king - research fellow at overseas development institutesource: al jazeera news






tensions rise as u.s. warplanes skirt north korean coast, pyongyang’s envoy shar


in a new escalation of hostility between washington and pyongyang, north korea’s foreign minister warned in a united nations speech saturday that a rocket attack on the u.s. mainland was “inevitable” while u.s. warplanes flew off the east coast of north korea in an explicit show of force.a total of eight u.s. aircraft flew close to the north korean coastline while remaining in international airspace, the pentagon said in a statement, adding it was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone between north korea and south...






tensions rise as u.s. warplanes skirt north korean coast, pyongyang’s envoy shar


in a new escalation of hostility between washington and pyongyang, north korea’s foreign minister warned in a united nations speech saturday that a rocket attack on the u.s. mainland was “inevitable,” while u.s. warplanes flew off the east coast of north korea in an explicit show of force.the eight u.s. aircraft flew close to the north korean coastline while remaining in international airspace, the pentagon said in a statement, adding it was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone between north korea and south korea...






malaysia says kim jong nam's body released to north korea


kuala lumpur, malaysia — malaysia says it has agreed to release the body of kim jong nam to north korea in exchange for the return of nine malaysians held in the north's capital.relations between malaysia and north korea have been badly frayed by the murder of the north korean leader's half brother at kuala lumpur's airport. both countries withdrew their ambassadors and north korea blocked nine malaysians from leaving the country. malaysia responded in kind, barring north koreans from exiting its soil.following negotiations that he described as "very sensitive," prime minister najib razak said thursday that north korea had allowed the nine malaysians to leave, and that malaysia had agreed to release kim's remains to north korea. he didn't say if kim's body had left malaysia.kim was poisone






north korea claims advances on long-range missile capabilities


seoul—north korea said sunday that it has perfected a new high-thrust rocket engine, claiming another advance toward being able to fire a long-range missile, a day after the u.s. said that it was considering a military option against the north.north korea conducted a successful ground jet test at a launch site in its northwest on saturday at dawn, with kim jong un personally overseeing the test, the north’s korean central news...






the latest: trump addresses possibility of us-nkorea talks


washington — the latest on u.s. policy on north korea (all times local):11:40 a.m.president donald trump says the u.s. will only talk to north korea "under the right conditions."trump is speaking at a white house meeting with the nation's governors. he says then-president barack obama told him that north korea is the "single biggest problem" facing the u.s.the president often complains that his predecessors didn't solve the issue, and says he will fix it.a north korean envoy sent a message through south korea on sunday saying the north has "ample intentions" of holding talks with the u.s.on that point, trump says "we'll see what happens."the u.s. and other world powers are pressuring north korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs. north korea insists it will do no such thing.






north korea detains u.s. citizen for ‘hostile acts’


seoul—north korea’s state media said officials detained a u.s. citizen tied to a christian-backed university in north korea, two weeks after arresting one of his colleagues.saturday’s arrest of kim hak-song for committing “hostile acts” brings the number of known u.s. citizens detained in north korea to four, adding another twist to troubled relations between washington and pyongyang as the u.s. seeks to slow the north’s nuclear and...






malaysia rescinds visa-free travel for north koreans


kuala lumpur, malaysia—malaysia unveiled its first sanctions thursday against north korea for the killing of kim jong nam, rescinding the rare privilege of visa-free travel for north korean citizens, but also said it would release the only north korean suspect detained in the killing on lack of evidence.the moves come came a day after malaysia leveled murder charges against two women for the slaying of the estranged half brother of north korean dictator kim jong un. they will keep the spotlight on north korea even as the...






trump won’t rule out military action on north korea


washington—president donald trump refused to rule out military action against north korea on thursday, but he stopped short of answering a reporter’s question as to whether he would tolerate a nuclearized north korean state if the threat were contained.“north korea is behaving badly and it’s got to stop,” mr. trump said at a white house news conference.continuing several months of rhetoric between the u.s. and north korea...






north korea detains fourth u.s. citizen for ‘hostile acts’


seoul—north korea’s state media said officials detained a u.s. citizen tied to a christian-backed university in north korea, two weeks after arresting one of his colleagues.saturday’s arrest of kim hak-song for committing “hostile acts” brings the number of known u.s. citizens detained in north korea to four, adding another twist to troubled relations between washington and pyongyang as the u.s. seeks to slow the north’s nuclear and...






north korea is a ‘global problem,’ u.s. says, calls for more help


the trump administration, looking to step up its pressure campaign against north korea, is eyeing further actions against chinese entities, as north korean leader kim jong un shows little sign of bowing to international opprobrium over his nuclear and missile ambitions.but the u.s. faces difficulty in winning more cooperation from china and russia, which have played down their influence over north korea and balked at more extreme...






us general confident north korean missile can be intercepted


washington — an air force general says she is extremely confident the united states could intercept a ballistic missile fired by north korea.during congressional testimony thursday, gen. lori robinson said north korea "can't reach our homeland" right now. robinson told the senate armed services committee, "i'm confident, should he do that."she was referring to north korea's young leader, kim jong un.robinson is the top officer at u.s. northern command and the north american aerospace defense command in colorado.north korea is pushing hard to upgrade its weapons systems to cope with what it calls u.s. hostility.many weapons experts say the north could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental u.s. within a few years. north korea carried out two nuclear te






north korean official says u.s. has declared war


united nations—north korea’s foreign minister said monday the u.s. had declared war on north korea and his country considered all possible responses to be on the table. ri yong ho, speaking to reporters in new york, said north korea now has “every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down u.s. strategic bombers, even if they are not yet inside the airspace border of our country.” u.s. warplanes on saturday...






amid rising tensions, north korea kicks off military parade


north korea kicked off a military parade in central pyongyang on saturday amid heightened tensions about the possibility of a military confrontation between the u.s. and north korea.north korea, which is marking the 105th birth anniversary of state founder kim il sung, used the country’s biggest holiday to show off some of its military hardware before an assembled crowd of foreign journalists and members of pro-north korean groups...






amid rising tensions, north korea kicks off military parade


seoul—north korea kicked off a military parade in central pyongyang on saturday amid heightened tensions about the possibility of a military confrontation between the u.s. and north korea.north korea, which is marking the 105th birth anniversary of state founder kim il sung, used the country’s biggest holiday to show off some of its military hardware before an assembled crowd of foreign journalists and members of pro-north korean...






american who tried to cross into north korea will be deported


seoul—south korea will deport a u.s. citizen who allegedly tried to enter north korea across the heavily mined inter-korean border on monday, the same day a north korean soldier defected to the south, according to a person familiar with the matter.the man, identified as lawrence bruce byron, was arrested while attempting to cross to the north from the south korean county of yeoncheon, some 40 miles north of seoul, the person said....






why doesn’t the u.s. ban travel to north korea?


seoul—north korea’s release of american student otto warmbier after 17 months turns a spotlight on the risks taken by the roughly 5,000 western tourists who visit the country each year, dangers amplified by heightened tensions between washington and pyongyang.north korea is isolated, but it isn’t cut off. tourism is one of the most visible ways in which north korea retains ties to the outside world, despite wide-ranging sanctions on...






what's it like to live in north korea?


north korea is one of the most closed-off counties on the planet, with little access to the outside world.four north koreans who managed to escape explain what life was like back home and what they miss the most.james reevell, hosu lee & wonjung bae






north korea to seek extradition of kim jong un assassination plotters


north korea alleges that the cia and south korea’s intelligence agency bribed and coerced a north korean man into joining in the scheme.        






north korea may be preparing fresh nuclear test


seoul—north korea may be preparing to test another nuclear device as u.s. president donald trump prepares to meet chinese president xi jinping next month, in a summit that is expected to focus on containing north korea’s weapons program.commercial satellite imagery analyzed tuesday by north korea experts showed signs of activity at the nuclear test site at punggye-ri in the country’s northeast, where north korea had previously...






a new phase opens on north korea; is the u.s. ready?


a tricky new phase in the world’s most dangerous problem, the standoff over north korea’s nuclear program, has just opened. the u.s. had better be ready.but is it?that question arises now that south korean president moon jae-in has dispatched a high-level delegation to north korea to open a new diplomatic path, and north korean leader kim...






un investigators plans to review n. korean abduction claims


seoul, south korea — the united nations' independent investigator on human rights in north korea says he plans to investigate north korean claims that south korea abducted 12 north korean women.tomas ojea quintana said thursday that he requested the south korean government to set up a meeting with the women who had worked at a north korean-run restaurant in china before coming to the south in april last year.north korea regularly accuses south korea of abducting or enticing its citizens to defect, although seoul denies it.south korea says workers chose to resettle in the south on their own. it was the largest group defection by north koreans to the south since north korean leader kim jong un took power in 2011.






cops warn of carjacking spree on north, near west sides


police issued an alert early saturday morning warning of several vehicular hijackings that happened friday on the north and near west sides.in the carjackings, victims had their vehicle taken at gunpoint or stolen while their car was running, unlocked and unoccupied, chicago police said.the spree started at 9:45 a.m. in the 800 block of north michigan avenue. about 10:20 a.m. another car was taken in the 1700 block of wabansia avenue.five more vehicles were taken shortly after the wabansia carjacking:at 11:19 a.m. on the 700 block of west hubbard streetat 2:46 p.m. on the 3500 block of north clark streetat 6:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of north lincoln avenueat 7:05 p.m. on the 700 block of north armour streetat 9:05 on the 1300 block of north bosworth avenueanyone with information on the in






the killing of kim jong nam: malaysia probes firm for north korea sanctions viol


kuala lumpur, malaysia—malaysian police are investigating allegations that north korea is violating international sanctions through malaysian businesses, including one that has used north korean workers to build thousands of homes in africa.the north korean director of the company, malaysia korea partners, travels in north korean diplomatic vehicles in malaysia and africa and was routinely greeted at african airports by his...






how north korea got its people back in kim jong nam standoff


malaysia allowed three north koreans who were suspects in the killing of kim jong nam, the half brother of north korea’s dictator, to leave the country after giving statements in connection with the attack, police said.at least two of the men flew from kuala lumpur thursday night on the same plane as the body of mr. kim, which malaysia agreed to send to north korea in exchange for malaysian diplomats who had been trapped in...






police warn of string of armed robberies on north side


chicago police are investigating a string of armed robberies in the lincoln park, near north and river north neighborhoods that are thought to be related, authorities said. in the attacks, the victims are either picked up in a ridesharing vehicle or walking when an offender uses force or shows a weapon while demanding property, police said.the most recent robbery occurred saturday morning in the 0-100 block west illinois street in the river north neighborhood, police said.two other robberies were reported the morning of june 4 in the 1100 north state street and the 500 block north dearborn street, both in the near north neighborhood. earlier, a robbery took place the morning of may 28 in the 2000 block of north halsted street in the lincoln park neighborhood. the suspects are believed to b






collecting north korea's propaganda art


this south korean has one of the largest collections of north korean propaganda art in the world. choi sangkyun has made about 20 trips to the north and met artists there.






u.s. imposes more sanctions on north korea


tightening pressure on north korea and those who might support it, the trump administration tuesday announced yet another round of economic sanctions against pyongyang.the treasury department blacklisted eight north korean banks and 26 individuals, mostly north koreans operating in china, russia, libya and the united arab emirates who work on behalf of the north korean financial system.the administration said the banks are used in north korea's development of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear bombs.these sanctions complement another package of measures approved unanimously by the 15-member united nations security council, which the u.s. says the government of kim jong un is consistently violating.“we are targeting north korean banks and financial facilitators acting as represe






defector’s video describes horror of living in north korea


a video originally posted more than two years ago resurfaced recently, increasing attention on the dire human rights situation in north korea. in the clip, yeonmi park, a young defector, told the story of her life in north korea and what it was like fleeing the country. “north korea is indescribable,” yeonmi said in an appearance…






cops warn of carjacking spree on north, near west sides


police issued an alert saturday warning of several vehicular hijackings that happened friday on the north and near west sides.in the carjackings, victims had their vehicle taken at gunpoint or stolen while their car was running, unlocked and unoccupied, chicago police said.the spree started at 9:45 a.m. friday in the 800 block of north michigan avenue. about 10:20 a.m. another car was taken in the 1700 block of wabansia avenue.five more vehicles were taken shortly after the wabansia carjacking:• at 11:19 a.m. in the 700 block of west hubbard street.• at 2:46 p.m. in the 3500 block of north clark street.• at 6:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of north lincoln avenue.• at 7:05 p.m. in the 700 block of north armour street.• at 9:05 in the 1300 block of north bosworth avenue.anyone with information o






what's it like to live in north korea?


north korea is one of the most closed-off counties on the planet, with little access to the outside world.four north koreans who managed to escape explain what life was like back home and what they miss the most.james reevell, hosu lee & wonjung baefirst broadcast 18 october 2017.






cops warn of carjacking spree on north, near west sides


police issued an alert early saturday morning warning of several vehicular hijackings that happened friday on the north, and near west sides.in the carjackings, victims had their vehicle taken at gunpoint or stolen while their car was running, unlocked and unoccupied, chicago police said.friday, the spree started at 9:45 a.m. in the 800 block of north michigan avenue. about 10:20 a.m. another car was taken in the 1700 block of wabansia avenue.five more vehicles were taken shortly after the wabansia carjacking:at 11:19 a.m. on the 700 block of west hubbard streetat 2:46 p.m. on the 3500 block of north clark streetat 6:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of north lincoln avenueat 7:05 p.m. on the 700 block of north armour streetat 9:05 on the 1300 block of north bosworth avenueanyone with information






north and south korea speak over revived hotline


seoul—north korea reopened a long-closed communication line with the south on wednesday to discuss north korea’s possible attendance at next month’s winter olympics, amid signs of easing tensions between pyongyang and seoul.the call, announced on north korean state television and confirmed by the south korean unification ministry, came a day after south korea offered to hold talks with north korean officials and 48 hours after dictator kim jong un indicated he would be open to sending a delegation to the pyeongchang games...






best backup strategy for the mac


a sound backup strategy is crucial for any computer user. there are countless bad surprises that can make your important data suddenly inaccessible. stay ahead of the game by implementing a solid backup strategy to save your data before you need it.backup strategy: the 3-2-1 methoda single backup is better than zero backups, but it isn’t enough to keep important data safe. that’s why we recommend using the 3-2-1 method. the numbers in this method stand for 3 backups of important data across 2 different storage mediums, with 1 backup stored off-site.hard drive backupscopying your data to another hard drive is the easiest way to protect it. you might even be doing something like this already. it’s an excellent first step, and it should be practiced by every computer user.apple’s built-in bac