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North Korea more likely to launch missiles after Trump's UN speech threats: Experts

First, it was “fire and fury.” Then it was the United States will “totally destroy North Korea.” Is President Trump upping his threats to North Korea, without separating the Kim Jong-un regime from the 25 million citizens of the secretive country, and only making a nuclear...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:50pm

Trump definitely didn't coin 'Rocket man' nickname to describe North Korea leader, but somebody did

No, President Donald Trump didn’t coin the Rocket Man nickname for the leader of North Korea —British business magazine The Economist first used the nickname 11 years ago to describe then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un. The cover of the...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:39am

For White House chief of staff John Kelly, the Trump UN speech was a literal facepalm

President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and referred to the rogue nation’s leader as “rocket man” in a speech before the U.N. Generally Assembly on Tuesday morning, causing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to literally facepalm. Trump...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. The test, which experts said appeared to have been a recently...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 9:12pm

Here's what would happen if a nuclear bomb detonated over Midtown Manhattan

As rhetoric on both sides of the world mount, the threat of nuclear holocaust is heavily weighing on minds. CNN reported on Tuesday that it would only take 20 minutes for a nuclear missile to reach Hawaii from North Korea. What about here in New York City? “In general, from what I’ve...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:49pm

If North Korea launches nuclear missile, it could hit Hawaii in 20 minutes: CNN

Twenty minutes. According to experts, if North Korea decided to launch a nuclear bomb, it would take 20 minutes for it to reach Hawaii, CNN reported. It would take about five minutes for the missile to be tracked, and the island state would have 15 minutes to prepare. Hawaii’s preparedness...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:59pm

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:46pm

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a "mystery" and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless." The North's foreign ministry spokesman...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:25pm

North Korea pays for lavish spending, missile program with black-market trade

Flashy cars, luxury ski vacations, state-of-the-art weaponry — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is living a life of luxury, but for millions in his country, blackouts and a lack of adequate food are their way of life. Despite international sanctions so tough they prompted Kim to warn his...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:48pm

A walk through the bromance garden between Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un

Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman recently returned from his fifth visit in four years to North Korea, the country led by his BFF Kim Jong-un. Called "one of the most ferocious rebounders in NBA history” by Metro New York’s sports editor Joe Pantorno, Rodman’s fifth trip...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:53pm

Dennis Rodman gives Trump's 'The Art of the Deal' as gift for North Korea's Kim: AP

Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman on Thursday gave North Korea's sports minister a copy of U.S. President Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal" as a gift for the country's leader Kim Jong Un, the Associated Press said. The copy of the book was not...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:40pm

North Korea: US leaving Paris agreement 'selfish,' 'silly'

North Korea, one of the most diplomatically isolated countries, called President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord “selfish,” “short-sighted and silly.” Pyongyang issued a statement through its official news agency KCNA on Tuesday calling...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:20pm

North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported on Sunday, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests. The North's KCNA news agency did not...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:47am

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