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Anonymous warns us to get ready for WWIII

As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to raise concern, hacktivist group Anonymous is urging citizens across the globe to prepare themselves for the possibility of World War III. The group released a video entitled “They are preparing for what comes next (WW3 2017-...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 4:08pm

North Korea detains fourth US citizen

North Korea announced Sunday it has detained a fourth U.S. citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country — the second American detention announced this week. Korean Central News Agency — North Korea’s official media — said the country on Saturday detained Kim...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:11am

Secretive North Korea opens first party congress in 36 years

North Korea opened the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years on Friday, with Kim Jong Un expected to further consolidate his control over a country that has grown increasingly isolated over its pursuit of nuclear weapons.Secretive North Korea trumpeted "miraculous results" ahead...

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:38pm

North Korea hails anti-smoking progress; leader Kim keeps puffing

North Korea said on Wednesday a campaign was helping to cut the number of smokers, although its leader Kim Jong Un is frequently seen with a cigarette in hand in photographs in state media.The government has cut the total area planted with tobacco "as much as possible," and health warnings are...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 8:23pm

North Korean leader Kim orders more nuclear tests: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a ballistic missile launch test and ordered the country to improve nuclear attack capability by continuing to conduct more tests, the official KCNA news agency reported on Friday.The report did not say when the test took place but it was likely referring to...

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 8:02am

North Korea says detained US student confessed to 'severe crimes'

An American student held in North Korea since early January was detained for trying to steal a propaganda slogan from his Pyongyang hotel and has confessed to "severe crimes" against the state, the North's official media said on Monday.Otto Warmbier, 21, a student at the University of Virginia, was...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 4:39pm

North Korea rocket launch concerning but not a surprise: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama said he was concerned but not surprised about North Korea's rocket launch over the weekend, saying his administration is pressing China and working with South Korea to pressure North Korea's regime and block its efforts.In an interview aired on Monday, Obama told CBS he...

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:51pm

PHOTOS: Korean families rejoice in reunion after six-decade separation

Nearly 400 South Koreans crossed the heavily armed border into North Korea on Tuesday to be reunited, in an outpouring of emotions and tears, with family members separated for more than six decades since the 1950-53 Korean War.Participants, some as old as 88, were reunited at the resort of Mount...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 5:35pm

North Korea releases NYU student after six-month detainment

North Korean authorities have released a New York University student after he was detained for six months in the communist country, according to a New York Daily News article, which added that Joo Won-Moon, a 21-year-old South Korean citizen with permanent U.S. residency, was freed at the border...

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:14am

North Korea defense chief executed by anti-aircraft gun for nap at events

Reuters –North Korea executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers, the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge in Pyongyang.Hyon Yong Chol, 66, who headed the isolated...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:31am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!As you bounce out of bed this morning, here's a look at what happened while you were snoozing. Governor Andrew Cuomo took steps to increase New York's minimum wage, while Nintendo announced plans to branch out into smartphone games.A Georgetown expert weighed in on the highest-earning...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:49am

North Korea official says report Kim ordered executions 'malicious slander': CNN

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean official denounced a report by South Korea's spy agency that leader Kim Jong Un had ordered the execution of 15 senior officials as "malicious slander" but acknowledged that executions took place.South Korea's National Intelligence Service told a parliamentary...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:02am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning! Before you schlepped to work, a cop was charged for murdering a black man, while black councilmen were elected in Ferguson.Chicago stuck with its mayor, while a North Korean urged political change through comedy.Kanye said sorry for a camera snatch.A killer cop was chargedA white...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 3:31pm

Sony hack fallout: Embattled Amy Pascal is out as studio chief

In news that won't come as too much of a surprise to entertainment industry watchers, Sony Pictures boss Amy Pascal is stepping down from her job following the embarrassing debacle caused by the Sony hack, allegedly perpetrated by North Korea, according to the Hollywood Reporter. But Pascal won't...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:53pm

Dennis Rodman wants to take Seth Rogen to North Korea

Dear friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and noted crazy-pants Dennis Rodman is finally — finally! — chiming in on the Sony hack and "The Interview," the controversial Seth Rogen comedy that supposedly caused it all. "If the North wanted to hack anything in the world, anything in the world,...

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:51pm

'The Interview' is coming to Netflix, and soon. Like, this weekend soon.

Well, that was fast. If your biggest complaint about "The Interview" coming to VOD right away at Christmas was you didn't want to pay to watch it in your home, you're in luck — as long as you're a Netflix subscriber. The controversial film that nearly destroyed Sony is coming to the streaming...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:32pm

VIDEO: Kim Jong Un flies a plane all by himself (kinda)

If you’re like us and a little low key obsessed with Kim Jong Un then you will get a real kick out of a newly released video of the Hermit Kingdom’s leader flying an airplane.Well he is supposedly flying the plane.The video shows the Kim accelerating the plane (with the literal helping hand of a co...

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:40pm