All posts tagged "north"

  • (AP)
    [WSJ] More Signs North Korea May Be Behind Hacking of Sony Pictures

    Hackers who knocked Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer systems offline last week used tools very similar to those used last year to attack South Korean television stations and ATMs, people briefed on the investigation...

    • Posted December 1, 2014
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  • (Yonhap)
    N. Korea opens new tourism website

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea launched a new website Monday intended to draw more foreign tourists. The site,, provides foreigners with detailed information on the secretive communist nation’s tourist attractions, hotels and tour programs through related...

    • Posted December 1, 2014
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    Seth Rogen’s ‘The Interview’ will not be screened in S. Korea

    By Jun Ji-hye “The Interview,” a U.S. comedy lampooning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, will not be screened here any time soon, the government confirmed Friday. A request must be made before an imported film is screened,...

    • Posted November 28, 2014
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    [WSJ] ‘The Interview’: Comedy Gold in North Korea

    Clowns behind enemy lines have always helped us fear evil empires a little bit less. Charlie Chaplin mocked the Nazis in the “The Great Dictator” (1940) and Jack Benny did, too, in “To...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • This Rodong Sinmun photo released on June 30, 2014, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un talking to military officials during a tactical rocket firing drill of the North's Strategic Force at an unidentified place.   (Yonhap)
    North Korean gov’t forces citizens to work in other countries

    By Lee Min-hyung North Korean laborers forced to work in foreign countries only receive about 10-15 percent of their wages, while the rest of the income is sent home to the regime in Pyongyang, a Seoul-based think...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • South Korea held a live-fire drill at sea near a tense border line on Friday. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea conducts live-fire drill near tense sea border

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The South Korean military carried out a live-fire exercise near the tensely-guarded inter-Korean Yellow Sea border Friday to check its preparedness against possible provocations by North Korea, the defense ministry said. The two-hour naval...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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  • National Security Office chief Kim Kwan-jin, left, shakes hands with North Korea's National Defense Commission Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong-so during the northern delegation's visit to Incheon in Octover. Hwang was accompanied by Choe Ryong-hae, first on the right, and Kim Yang-gon, third on the right, both secretaries in the reclusive regime's ruling Workers' Party.  (Yonhap)
    S. Korea to raise $500 billion for unification

    SEOUL  (Yonhap) — South Korea plans to raise US$500 billion largely from the public sector, without raising taxes, to help North Korea prepare for a future reunification, the top financial regulator said Tuesday. In a financial blueprint...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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