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A defector says that North Korea's hacker army can destroy entire cities

A North Korean defector who worked as a university professor in the country has claimed in an interview with the BBC that North Korea now has over 6,000 hackers. Professor Kim Heung-Kwang taught science at a university in North Korea for 20 years. Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un’s Sister Reemerges Amid Childbirth Rumor

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, who was believed to be pregnant, reappeared in public after fifty days’ absence, local media reported Friday, reinforcing speculation that she might have given birth earlier this mon...

N Korea Military Hackers Could Launch Deadly Attacks – Prominent Dissident

North Korean military hackers are capable of attacks on power plants and banks, and could severely destroy infrastructure, as well as kill people, a prominent North Korean defector and rights activist said Friday.

5 Ways North Korea Is Much Worse Than You Think

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

You might think you have some idea of what life is like for North Korean peasants. You’re probably wrong. Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America  recounts author Joseph Kim’s life in North Korea, and how he eventually escaped. Show More Summary

Army trains for “next war”

The Kansas City Star reports that the Army, the 1st Division specifically, at Fort Riley, has begun training for the next war by getting back to the business of fighting traditional enemies like the Russians or the North Koreans. “You hope it wouldn’t be World War III, but you have to prepare for the worst,” […]

North Korean Experts Visit Iran’s Nuclear Sites – Report

A team of North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, media reported Thursday, citing an exiled Iranian opposition group.

Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties: dissidents

PARIS (Reuters) - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.

Report: ISIS Takes North Korean Couple Hostage in Libya

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

A North Korean couple was abducted by members of the Islamic State in Libya, the Associated Press reported.  The couple, who have not been identified for their safety, were traveling from Zallah, Libya, to the city of Sirte when they were taken hostage. Show More Summary

Japan, South Korea, US to Discuss North Korean Nukes with Russia, China

Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Seoul on Wednesday in a bid to revive long-stalled, six-party talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program.

The latest reported hostages of Islamic State: Two North Korean citizens

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

Despite being separated by half a planet, two of the most controversial entities in the world may now find themselves intertwined: the Islamic State and the North Korean government. According to Libya Observer, a local publication that posts to Facebook, a 60-year-old North Korean doctor and his wife were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in the city of Sirte as […]

Peace Activists Cross the Korean Demilitarized Zone in Protest of Perpetual War

30 women marched against the ongoing conflict. On Sunday, a group of 30 women crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Kaesong from North Korea into South Korea to protest the "unfinished war" between the two countries. The activists included Gloria Steinhem and Nobel Peace laureates Mairead Maguire and Leymah Gbowee. Show More Summary

North Korea leader hails ‘miracle’ missile test

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) — which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state — as a miraculous leap forward. The North’s official KCNA news agency reported Tuesday that Kim hosted a...

Women, Crossing Korean DMZ, Praise Their Mission But Avoid Human Rights In North Korea

WomenCrossDMZ organizer Christine Ahn could hardly suppress her tears as she wrapped up her crusade for a trek across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.  True, the 30 women from 15 countries rode by bus most of the way, but they were sure they had advanced the cause [...]

Gloria Steinem Among 30 Women Crossing Korean Border

Female activists including Gloria Steinem, Medea Benjamin, and two Nobel Peace laureates crossed the border between North and South Korea today, calling for peace and for more women to be involved in that process. The group of 30 women arrived at Dorasan Station dressed in white with colorful traditional Korean scarves wrapped around them. Show More Summary

Female Korean Activists, With An Assist From Gloria Steinem, Cross the DMZ For Peace In Korea

6 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

A group of female peace activists, collectively known as WomenCrossDMZ, led by Christine Ahn, founder of Women De-Militarize the Zone, marked the 70th Anniversary year of Korea's division into North and South by crossing the DMZ between North to South in peace today. Show More Summary

Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace.

Pyongyang Repeats Request for Inter-Korean Probe Into Cheonan Sinking

North Korea has reportedly repeated its call for a new joint investigation into the sinking of a South Korean warship in 2010 in an attempt to ward off accusations of its involvement in the incident and prompt Seoul to lift its sanctions.

These Women Have Crossed the Line: 30 activists cross North Korea DMZ for peace

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In an historic move, a group of global feminist activists march into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to create a space for a new type of conversation about truly ending the Korean war. Read the rest

Bridging the DMZ: Women's peace march aims to heal Korean rifts

In a CBS News exclusive, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lends support to march between North and South Korea by women from around the world

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