Posts Tagged ‘south korea’

US Senate rejects terror list gun sale restrictions

(Media Release) The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists. Four proposals were brought before the Senate after 49 people died in an attack on a gay nightclub in Florida. But Democratic and Republican senators voted along party lines, blocking each […]

Massive N.Korea cyber attack thwarted after hacking S.Korea – report

(Media Release) North Korea has hacked into more than 140,000 computers at large South Korean conglomerates and government agencies and planted malicious codes that may have been intended for a massive cyber attack that has been thwarted, a news report said on Monday. The hacking originated from an internet address traced to the North Korean […]

Is North Korea finally close to collapse?

(Media Release) Predictions of an imminent demise of the Kim regime in Pyongyang have so far failed to come true. But are powerful sanctions taking their toll and leading to more defections and unrest in the North? For decades, politicians, policy experts and analysts have been predicting the imminent implosion of the North Korean regime, […]

N Korea senior intelligence officer ‘defects to South’

(Media Release) A senior North Korean military officer who oversaw spying operations has defected, say South Korean officials. The officer has not been named, but the defence ministry in Seoul said he was a senior colonel in the Reconnaissance General Bureau and left last year. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a source as saying […]

Thirteen North Koreans defect from overseas restaurant

(Media Release) Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant abroad have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials say. People have defected from North Korean restaurants overseas before but this is the first mass escape from the same one, a South Korean official said. Overseas North Korean workers are usually thought to be chosen largely […]

North Korea ‘has miniature nuclear warhead’, says Kim Jong-un

(Media Release) Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have developed nuclear warheads small enough to fit on ballistic missiles. State media published images showing the North’s leader standing next to what it said was a miniaturised weapon. The claim is impossible to verify from the images alone and experts have long cast doubt on such […]

A dangerous world we live in: N. Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

(Media Release) SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting rivals Seoul and Washington that may not yet reflect the country’s actual nuclear capacity. The threats are part of the authoritarian government’s ramped-up […]

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