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Exclusive: Kim's rocket stars - The trio behind North Korea's missile program. Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War. North Korean soldiers take part in a military parade.

Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.

(Reuters) SEOUL — Any day of the week, the North Korean propaganda machine can be relied upon to spew out anti-American vitriol using some formulation of “imperialist” and “aggressor” and “hostile.” The Kim family has kept a tight grip on North Korea for some seven decades by perpetuating the idea that the Americans are out to get them. From the earliest age, North Korean children are taught “cunning American wolves” — illustrated by fair-haired, pale-skinned men with huge noses — want to kill them. Kindergartens and child-care centers are decorated with animals holding grenades and machine guns.

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un. Image copyright Reuters US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korean state media report.

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

A statement by the ministry of state security said a "terrorist group" backed by the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency had entered the country in order to prepare an attack with a bio-chemical substance. It said North Korea would find and "mercilessly destroy" the terrorists. The claims come amid high tensions in the region. US President Donald Trump has promised to "solve" North Korea and stop it developing nuclear weapons. How was 'plot' to be carried out? North Korea detains US citizen Tony Kim as tensions rise. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, was teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a statement from the school said.

North Korea detains US citizen Tony Kim as tensions rise

The detention comes amid a buildup of tension on the Korean Peninsula, with a North Korean newspaper saying Sunday that Pyongyang was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier conducting drills in the region. Pence tells North Korea not to test American resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples. (Reuters) A day after North Korea's most recent attempt to launch a rocket, U.S.

Pence tells North Korea not to test American resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples

Vice President Mike Pence visits the demilitarized border between North and South Korea. A day after North Korea's most recent attempt to launch a rocket, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the demilitarized border between North and South Korea. (Reuters) TOKYO — Vice President Pence warned North Korea Monday that it could be in for the same treatment as Syria and Afghanistan — both of which the Trump administration has bombed this month — if it continues with its nuclear program. The stark warning, delivered in Seoul after the vice president went to the military demarcation that separates the two Koreas, could revive speculation that the White House is considering military action against the regime in Pyongyang.

Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. As a candidate, Donald Trump seemed to pay no more attention to North Korea’s accelerating nuclear weapons program, which his predecessor has warned is America’s most urgent threat, than he did to other complex foreign policy issues.

Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times

Now he is paying attention, but not in a helpful way. His intemperate talk is adding to regional tensions, unnerving allies and likely reinforcing North Korea’s longstanding fear that it could one day be attacked by America — the very reason North Korea invested in a nuclear arsenal in the first place. It would be risky for Mr. Trump to let overconfidence and bombast, expressed in tweets and public statements, box him into some kind of showdown with the North’s ruthless leader, Kim Jong-un, who has displayed similarly macho traits.

North Korea fires ballistic missile as Trump, Xi prepare to meet. The missile -- which fell into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, on Wednesday morning -- is one of several the country has test-fired in recent months.

North Korea fires ballistic missile as Trump, Xi prepare to meet

Even before the missile test, North Korea's nuclear program was expected to be an important talking point between Xi and Trump. A senior White House official on Tuesday said: "The clock has now run out, and all options are on the table," pointing to the failure of successive administrations' efforts to negotiate an end to the country's nuclear program. Responses The test elicited a terse response from the US State Department, unlike the standard diplomatic condemnations that usually follow Pyongyang's missile tests. Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam’s body released to North Korea.

An unidentified van believed to be carrying the body of Kim Jong Nam comes out from the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 30, 2017.

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam’s body released to North Korea

(Daniel Chan/AP) By Associated Press By Associated Press March 30 at 8:49 AM KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia says it has agreed to release the body of Kim Jong Nam to North Korea in exchange for the return of nine Malaysians held in the North’s capital. world asia_pacific Dallas shooting updates News and analysis on the deadliest day for police since 9/11. North Korea Link Probed in $81 Million Theft of Fed Funds: Sources - Bloomberg. The U.S. is investigating whether the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Fed is linked to North Korea because of the similarity of the hack to an earlier breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment, two people familiar with the matter said.

North Korea Link Probed in $81 Million Theft of Fed Funds: Sources - Bloomberg

There’s no indication that charges would be filed soon, said one of the people, both of whom asked not to be identified because the matter wasn’t public. Some cyber-security experts have concluded last year’s theft from the Bangladesh central bank’s account was done with some of the same hacking tools used in the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures, the maker of the movie “The Interview” that poked fun at North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un. The Sony hack, linked to North Korea by the FBI, was followed that year by a blackout of North Korea’s internet that a U.S. lawmaker said was retaliation, without saying who was responsible for the outage. Malware Link Ledgett added that he thinks that nation states are robbing banks. Failed North Korean missile exploded 'within seconds,' US says. US officials confirmed North Korea had attempted to launch a missile near Kalma, on the country's east coast, but early reports suggest it failed.

Failed North Korean missile exploded 'within seconds,' US says

"South Korea and the US are aware of the missile launch and to their knowledge North Korea's missile was not successfully launched," South Korea's Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Neither the US nor South Korea have released information on what type of missile was fired, or why it failed. The US Pacific Command said it was working with partners to assess it further.

At a daily press briefing Wednesday, China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying again called on all parties on the Korean Peninsula, including South Korea and the United States, to "exercise restraint. " "The current situation on the peninsula is extremely tense -- 'everyone with his dagger drawn' would be a fair description," she said.

Exclusive: Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea - U.S. official. Crazed North Korean despot Kim Jong-un blows up US aircraft carrier and shoots down bomber in propaganda video. NORTH Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un has released a propaganda video showing a US aircraft carrier being blown up and a bomber shot down in flames.

Crazed North Korean despot Kim Jong-un blows up US aircraft carrier and shoots down bomber in propaganda video

Snaps from the secretive state’s recent ballistic missile launches are shown alongside the haunting message: “A knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier.” Reuters It comes after the leader threatened to reduce the US “to ashes” as tensions with North Korea increase. The shocking video goes on to declare: “The bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire.” Footage also shows nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson going up in flames. Log In - New York Times. Log In - New York Times. The U.S. wants to stop North Korean missiles before they launch. That may not be a great idea. The Hwasong-10 missile is test-launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

(KCNA/AFP/Getty Images) The New York Times reported last week that the Obama administration initiated, and the Trump administration inherited, a covert action program to “remotely manipulate data inside North Korea’s missile systems.” The idea here is straightforward. Instead of just relying on antimissile systems, like the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD), which are designed to intercept missiles after they have been launched, you might want tools that would stop the missiles from being launched in the first place. Such “left of launch” tools might include cyber and electronic warfare techniques that sabotage missile components, impair command and control systems, or jam communication signals. US to deploy missile-capable drones across border from North Korea.

The US has declared it will permanently station missile-capable drones in South Korea in the latest round of military escalation in north-eastern Asia. The drone deployment comes a week after North Korea carried out a test salvo of four missiles that landed off the coast of Japan, and a day before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, embarks on a tour of a region widely regarded as the most dangerous corner of the world. The US military in South Korea took the unusual step of publicly announcing the deployment of a company of Grey Eagle drones, which it said would add “significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability” for American and South Korean forces. Grey Eagles are designed to carry Hellfire missiles and together with the deployment of Thaad anti-ballistic missile defences in South Korea they represent a significant build-up of US military muscle in response to an accelerated programme of missile and nuclear testing by the North Korean regime.

As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises the launching of four ballistic missiles during a recent military drill in North Korea. (AFP/Getty Images) On the day of North Korea’s first atomic test in 2006, aides to President George W. Bush began phoning foreign capitals to reassure allies startled by Pyongyang’s surprising feat. The test, aides said, had been mostly a failure: a botched, 1-kiloton cry for attention from a regime that had no warheads or reliable delivery systems and would never be allowed to obtain them. “The current course that they are on is unacceptable,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said publicly at the time, “and the international community is going to act.”

Nbcnews. U.S. starts deploying anti-missile system in South Korea after defiant North's latest test. North Korea launches more missiles; 3 land in Japanese waters - The Washington Post. TOKYO — North Korea launched four missiles Monday morning, a provocative barrage that coincided both with joint U.S. -South Korean military exercises on the southern half of the peninsula and with the opening of the annual National People’s Congress in China. The launches follow a remarkable month in which Kim Jong Un’s regime tested a solid-fuel rocket that it says is part of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States and in which the regime is accused of assassinating the leader’s half brother.

Both actions have angered allies and adversaries in the region, and Monday’s launches will only exacerbate that. world asia_pacific Dallas shooting updates News and analysis on the deadliest day for police since 9/11. Log In - New York Times. Photo Washington usually cloaks its most critical defense programs in secrecy. But in the case of using cyberstrikes, electronic warfare and other exotic forms of sabotage to redefine antimissile defense for the United States, many high-ranking officials and officers have been talking openly, often to persuade Congress to fund the secretive efforts. The public conversation about the new antimissile approach, known as “left of launch,” has been careful. Typically, military leaders and contractors have spoken vaguely about technologies and targets. But at moments they have also declared that it is all about and Iran, at least for now.

The idea is to strike an enemy missile before liftoff or during the first seconds of flight. Log In - New York Times. “Disrupting their tests,” William J. Perry, secretary of defense in the Clinton administration, said at a recent presentation in Washington, would be “a pretty effective way of stopping their ICBM program.” Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim probe - The Washington Post. Kim Jong-nam death: North Korean detainee to be released. South Korea suggests North's suspension from UN over airport killing. Amazingly, North Korea is making itself even less popular (opinion) For Kim Jong Nam, a sad ending to a lonely life. SEOUL — Kim Jong Nam led a life of loneliness and fear and seclusion, rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother, stuck in a shadowy exile where he constantly had to worry about spies and secret agents and reporters.

Log In - New York Times. China say North Korea's nuclear plan is a problem between U.S. and North Korea. Www.nbcnews. North Korea is not a country with a lot of allies. So when its state-run news agency appeared to lash out at key supporter China — alleging it was "dancing to the tune of the U.S. " — it raised eyebrows. The ties between Pyongyang and Beijing run deep, with the relationship characterized by some former Chinese leaders as "close as lips and teeth. " Www.nbcnews. What is VX nerve agent, and what could North Korea do with it? - CNN.com. Considered a weapon of mass destruction, it is banned under the 1993 chemical weapons convention.

Here's what we know about it. Log In - New York Times. Log In - New York Times. Malaysia detains woman as probes widen into killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother - The Washington Post. TOKYO — Malaysian police investigating the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother held one woman in custody Wednesday and searched for other possible suspects a day after the apparent lethal poisoning in a busy airport terminal. North Korean leader's brother Kim Jong-nam killed at Malaysia airport - BBC News. Image copyright AFP.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, first since Trump elected in U.S. - The Washington Post. Trueactivist. Exclusive photos show flood devastation in North Korea - VICE News. It’s been more than two months since Typhoon Lionrock dumped nearly eight inches of rain on North Korea in three days, triggering a catastrophic flood along the border with China that killed at least 138 people and left another 400 missing. And now, with sub-zero winter temperatures looming, the situation is perhaps even more dire than in the flood’s immediate aftermath. AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music. North Korea makes rare public appeal for flood relief. Cash for Kim: How North Koreans Are Working Themselves to Death in Europe. Kenneth Bae, Longest-Held U.S. Prisoner of North Korea, Reveals Details of Ordeal. Obama on why the U.S. won't "destroy North Korea" Defector TV: the North Korean escapees who sparked a reality show craze.

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