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North Korea has now put a bounty on those who have escaped the treacherous hermit Kingdom

North Korea really really really would like its people to return to the country even if those people fled North Korea rightfully so. According to published media reports, North Korea is offering a bounty of upwards of $10k each for escaped citizens who fled into Russia. Sources tell Radio Free Asia that NK has had a problem with people escaping through Russia as construction workers using student visas rather than working visas. When sanctions hit the country in 2019, people were required to come home but they never did.
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Iran and North Korea are allegedly teaming up making deadly weapons: UN Report

Two unlikely allies are allegedly teaming up together to build deadly nuclear weapons that have now caught the attention of the United Nations. According to a confidential UN report, much of the financial mean(s) used for the wild operation have been stolen from multiple sources and means. One part of the report, per the AP, puts that sum at nearly $316m or more. Bloomberg puts part of the deal(s) through the means of production; assets, and the gathering of critical parts. It is unclear how the two countries are transferring the parts between each other considering North Korea is notoriously closed off from the world.
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Kim Jong Un is in a coma, younger sister set to take control of North Korea: Hot This Morning

Strongly urgent news on the Korean peninsula this morning. According to numerous reports; one Korean official, at least one Korean agent, and a translated news report -- Kim Jong Un has transferred power to his sister. Officials in South Korea are claiming this morning that Kim Jong Un has as of last night slipped into a coma. It remains unclear as to why Kim is actually in a coma. Officials didn't elaborate when they released the news and reportedly refused to disclose further details. A coma that has now seen his sister assume power as the Supreme Leader of North Korea in at least several aspects. The Mirror reports that Chang Song-min, a former aide to S.K 's President, allegedly confirmed the news amid a further decline in his public appearances. North Korean officials, ho...
North Korea has that Hydro Bomb
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North Korea has that Hydro Bomb

That we previously reported last month. Last month, Daily News reported that North Korea had allegedly got its hands on a hydro bomb that they claim they've created.  Nearly a month later, er, North Korean officials have purportedly confirmed the existence of such a  bomb -- sparking -- the beginning of what is setting up to be a very interesting 2016. Officials in the hermit kingdom claim that the hydro bomb caused a 5.1 earthquake during its test.  Although, er, experts aren't all that convinced just yet. Some say that such a small earthquake would have been caused by a much lesser explosion, with a hydro, having caused much worse damage.
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The plot thickens in the race to meet Kim Jong Un

The race to meet Kim Jong Un for formal talks, ehum, just got a whole lot more interesting. According to reports, former CIA director (and now Sec State) Mike Pompeo apparently traveled to Pyongyang over Easter weekend. In that visit, he reportedly met Kim Jong un secretly in Presidential quarters to discuss the hotly-anticipated meeting between the United States and North Korea. The first of its kind since 2000, when,  Mrs Albright  visited Pyongyang in 2000, also then, as Secretary of State. In other news,  Kim Jong Un may not actually have the necessary airline capacity to actually make it to his meeting with the American president. Pomeo, then told the Senate last week that he is "optimistic" after his meeting with  North Korea that the "groundwork for a great diplomatic outcome"...
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5 of the Most Powerful North Koreans By Influence [Full List]

North Korea is one of the most reclusive countries in the world,  mostly not by choice, but that doesn't mean that those within the bounds of North Korea don't hold immense influence.    The Daily News took a deep dive into the country's political food-chain, and, the results were pretty interesting.  Kim Jong Un  In 2010-2011,  Kim Jong Un was ushered in as the Supreme leader of North Korea (indefinitely).  After the death of his father;  the assassination of his half-brother,  and then the execution of his uncle, it's safe to say nothing goes on without the word or demand of Kim himself.   In recent weeks, Kim. appears to have  dialed back his  dramatic rhetoric and approach to others. 2.  Kim Yong-nam President of the Supreme People's Assembly,  Yong-nam could be considere...
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Trump, Kim Jong Un to come face to face for historic meeting

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA --  US President Donald Trump and  Kim Jong Un are set to come face to face for a historic meeting. According to South Korea who delivered a letter directly from Kim Jong Un,  Un, has agreed to halt his nuclear program following the agreement to hold the meeting. The news comes after new sanctions were announced  against North Korea -- who the U.S claims used a lethal nerve agent to kill.  The sanctions are some of the broadest ever in history.  South Korea is hopeful and provided the confirmation themselves to the United States, in hopes, that a peaceful declaration to the nuclear crisis in the Korean Peninsula would finally come to be. The White House did not comment on the story.
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Report: N. Korean delegation to Olympics includes secret spies

SEOUL -- North Korea is desperately (and apparently) trying very hard to keep its people from defecting to the South.  According to CNN,    North Korea has "forced spies to attend as "fake support staff"   to monitor and put each of the members under constant surveillance" to prevent defection. Over the past 50 years or so, CNN, managed to discover that some 60,000 people have fled to the South. Now,   the secret spies deeply embedded within the Olympian staff --  are "constantly watching people in their rooms, and, even when they use the bathroom'. The claims come from a North Korean spy who defected to the South, and,   apparently once served on the delegation himself.  Read the full story here. 
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North Korea calls latest sanctions “extreme act of war’

Troubling news in Pyongyang this week, as, Christmas in the states finally blows over -- so everybody is now catching up with the news.  State run media  agencies in  Northern Korea have come out against apparent rulings by the U.N, that, new tougher sanctions be brought against the already sanctioned-hermit kingdom. The foreign minister, per CNN, announced over the weekend that the kingdom now "finds itself at war with all 15 members of the council".    A strange feat, for, the notorious anti-American kingdom who has generally always primarily targeted the United States. "Those countries that raised their hands in favor of this 'sanctions resolution' shall be held completely responsible for all the consequences to be caused by the 'resolution' and we will make sure for ever and ...
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For 23 years, America secretly knew it was going to the next big World War

In newly declassified documents,  America, has known since at least the early 1990 's that they would be headed for the next big World War.   In the documents,  per the AP, America believed that with the help of South Korea's military -- it could take on the North without much question. Although, this is where it gets interesting.   At the time, 23 years ago,   it was estimated that some 52,000 American service members would either be injured and or lose their lives in a nuclear war. While the number of South Korean troops losing their lives and or facing serious injuries, would, be at nearly 415,000 people. The news apparently came from declassified documents from the Pentagon.
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Most Europeans see Donald Trump as bigger threat than North Korea: Report

Ehum, here's a not-so-shocking admission from Europe. According to reports, most Europeans in country's like Germany and beyond see Donald Trump as quite the monumental threat.  According to the Koerber Foundation,  1 in 5 Germans see Trump as a bigger threat than that of North Korea; Russia, and Turkey combined. Of the 1005  Germans polled,  almost 56% of them said that relations between German people; Germany as a whole, and the United States are at either bad levels of very bad levels at this time.    Meanwhile,  dictators like Russia and Turkey came in at just 17% respectively. Via The Independent   
Kim Jong Un issues extremely rare statement in his own name
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Kim Jong Un issues extremely rare statement in his own name

In a rare move against his usual form of horror, Kim Jong Un, has released a statement entirely on his own in regards to American leader Donald Trump. According to state run news agencies, Un, has called Trump a "deranged leader" and "that he will pay dearly for his threats against the Korean republic". "I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea]," said the statement carried by North's official Korean Central News Agency. The speech comes after Donald Trump 's UN attacks on North Korea referring to Un as a "rocket man" on a "suicide mission". The North in recent months has been confirmed to have developed intercontinental missiles capable of b...
Did we underestimate North Korea’s nuclear test?
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Did we underestimate North Korea’s nuclear test?

Following the aftermath of North Korea's massive nuclear test, experts,  declared that it was six times worse than that of the Hiroshima disaster.   Experts and even some in the U.S intelligence agency say that the 6.1 magnitude earthquake must have been caused by around 250 kilotons of energy being released during the detonation. Interestingly,  South Korea has been unable to track the nuclear testing site themselves although the information comes from the American military in the area.  Initially, the US said it was around 140 kiltons, while the South  originally said it was just 50.
North Korea:  We’ll hold off on attacking Guam for the time being
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North Korea: We’ll hold off on attacking Guam for the time being

North Korea now says its plans to fire ICBM missiles into Guamanian waters are on hold, at least for the time being. According to state media reports, Kim Jong Un has threatened to "unleash an attack" at any given time if provoked, but, will put them currently on hold to "review what the Yankees are up to this time". Currently, the brouhaha is apparently over the fact that the United States continues to run what North Korea considers  illegal military exercises over South Korea.  The North claims that America is "violating rules of the Korean  Peninsula" by running the exercises, which, Kim Jong Un claims is the main reason he's threatening the United States with nuclear war. South Korea's Moon Jae In has apparently stepped in to try and "ease" tensions on the Korean Peninsula, where...
Donald Trump talks Kim Jong Un; North Korea, and more in high-stakes interview
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Donald Trump talks Kim Jong Un; North Korea, and more in high-stakes interview

The leader of the free world is a man of many words, or, uh, words that we just can't seem to grapple that is. In interviews with  Face the Nation, the President sat down with the show to talk about everything from his alleged nemesis Kim Jong un to how he thinks his first 100 days actually went. His response on Kim Jong Un: "Is he sane?" I have no idea. ... He was a young man of 26 or 27 when he took over from his father. He's dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others. And at a very young age, he was able to assume power. A lot of people, I'm sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie." Partnering with China to discuss N. Korea : "And if I can use trade as a metho...
Is North Korea really a grave threat?
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Is North Korea really a grave threat?

The discussion over North Korea heated up this weekend, after, H.R McMaster reportedly told news outlets in America that "N. Korea is a grave thrb eat". McMaster appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss the country's troublesome missile launch that occurred over the weekend, a launch, that McMcaster says is "reason for this regime to be confronted over its attempted weaponization of weapons with nuclear weapon capabilities". South Korea 's Blue House confirmed that America would not be seeking payment for the defense missile system currently being used in the area.   Meanwhile, nobody's quite sure of the capabilities that N. Korea actually holds, considering, that it is now believed that the reason why N. Korea's launches have largely in part failed -- is  due to cyber intervention by Ame...
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