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North Korea To Hold ‘Elections’; Kim Jong Un’s Candidacy Announced


North Korea prepares for an act of “single-minded unity” as the country holds their elections this weekend, Reuters reports. State-controlled news outlet KCNA announced Thursday that preparations for the elections, held every five years in the country, are “gaining momentum” as voters enlist their names in the electoral list of their districts. Majority of the… Read more »

North Korea Fires Missiles Into The Sea – Again

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North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan once for the second time in less than one week. The South Korean Defense Ministry is now on high alert and urging their neighbors to the North to stop the missile launches. The short-range missiles launched earlier today were reportedly Scud missiles that flew… Read more »

North Korea Fired Missiles Into Sea Near South Korea

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North Korea fired missiles into the sea along its east coast early this morning. South Korea’s Defense Ministry does not currently have any information about the purpose of firing four short-range missiles by their neighbors. The missile firing by North Korea comes just days after the beginning of military exercises between the United States and… Read more »

South Korea, North Korea Family Reunions Held Despite Tensions


South Korea and North Korea share the world’s most heavily fortified border in the world, but that won’t stop South Korea – North Korea family reunions from taking place this week. The reunions, which will take place between Feb. 20 to Feb. 25 and reunite family members separated for more than 60 years, almost didn’t… Read more »

North Korea: US Sports Agent Offers Himself For Prisoner

American Kenneth Bae has been returned to a labor camp in North Korea.

North Korea recently returned American prisoner Kenneth Bae from a hospital to a labor camp. According to an AP report, his sister, Terri Chung is concerned about his health and well-being. Chung had this to say about her brother, who reportedly was hospitalized after rapidly losing 50 pounds: “He’s back to eight-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week hard labor…. Read more »

South Korea Continues Military Drills Despite N. Korean Threats

North Korea has tested nuclear weapons. Last year, they threatened to use them.

South Korea and the United States are running joint sea, air and land military drills; North Korea has denounced the drills as an attempt to alternately build up a US-led invasion force or nuke Pyongyang. North Korean officials have suggested that the military exercises could spark a nuclear war. The APquoted North Korean government official… Read more »

North Korea Threat: South Korea And US Warned To Halt Military Drills


North Korea has demanded that the United States and South Korea stop their annual military drills, which are due to begin in February and March. North Korean officials stated the drills are a direct provocation, and their remarks suggest a re-run of the tension that sharply escalated last year could be possible. In 2013, North… Read more »

North Korea Leader Executed Uncle Over Business Dispute, Report Says

Jang Song-thaek

North Korea is not a place to play fast and loose with business deals, at least if you might be crossing financial swords with the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un. When Kim had his own uncle put to death earlier this month, most North Korea-watchers believed that the 30-year-old dictator was simply consolidating his power, eliminating… Read more »

North Korea Executes Leader Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

North Korea Executes Kim Jong Un's Uncle

North Korea has announced the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, saying that he was a traitor who tried to overthrow the government. The chilling news comes days after Pyongyang’s announcement that it had removed Jang Song Thaek from all his posts due to allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing, and leading a… Read more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Strips Uncle Of Power In Political Upheaval

Jang Song-thaek And Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has removed his uncle, Jang Song-thaek, from all positions of influence, according to South Korea’s top spy agency, the National Intelligence Service. Reports are that Jang, who married the Supreme Leader of North Korea’s aunt, has not been seen since two of his aides were publicly executed in North Korea…. Read more »

Kim Jong Un Gets New Title, Thanks To Malaysian University

Kim Jong Un New Title

Kim Jong Un has a new title to add to his growing stash after a Malaysian university apparently gave him an honorary economics doctorate. The university responsible is a private school known by the acronym HELP (Higher Education Learning Philosophy). The university’s president, Paul Chan, explained the decision, calling it a way of “building a… Read more »

North Korea Threatens ‘Horrible Disaster,’ Puts Army On Alert

North Korea Warns Of 'Horrible Disaster'

North Korea threatened the United States with a “horrible disaster” on Tuesday, adding that its military was placed on high alert and told to be ready to launch operations. The latest rhetoric from North Korea comes after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea. Hostile threats from the reclusive nation aren’t unusual,… Read more »

Dennis Rodman Reveals Name Of Kim Jong-Un’s Daughter

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Dennis Rodman’s latest visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has led to a new bit of information — the name of the leader’s daughter. Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-Ju, appeared to be pregnant in several pictures last year and disappeared from public view for months. But despite the somewhat obvious pregnancy, North Korea made no… Read more »

Camp 22 Inmates Disappear In North Korea

North Korea Camp 22 Inmates

North Korea’s Camp 22 inmates have disappeared. The establishment is a reportedly shuttered labor camp that used to be larger than Los Angeles, housing between 30,000 and 50,000 prisoners. The majority of those held in Camp 22 were suspected of either being disloyal to the regime or were related to people who were disloyal. A… Read more »

Dennis Rodman Re-Visits North Korea For ‘A Good Time’

North Korea Dennis Rodman Visit

North Korea’s tattooed fanboy has returned for a visit. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has touched down in the communist country for “a good time” with best buddy Kim Jong-Un. Rodman landed on Tuesday in the capital of Pyongyang, North Korea. You might recall that in February Rodman attended a Harlem Globetrotters match in the… Read more »

North Korean Prison Camps’ Horrors Revealed To UN By Defectors

North Korean Prison Camp Survivors Remember Executions, Starvation

North Korean prison camps and their horrors were explained to a United Nations committee by a group of escaped prisoners on Tuesday. Slave labor, beatings, torture, and brutal executions were all part of daily life in the camps, the defectors told the public. Their statements were made in South Korea, the first ever made before… Read more »

USS Nimitz Deployment Sees Marine Death Before Leaving South Korea

USS Nimitz Deployment Sees Marine Death Before Leaving South Korea

The USS Nimitz deployment schedule has the Everett-based aircraft carrier heading to the North Arabian sea next. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the USS Nimitz was recently in South Korea where tensions are still high because North Korea is planning new nuclear weapons tests. To give you an idea how big the USS Nimitz… Read more »