North Korea

HAWAII: FCC Says False Nuclear Missile Alert Was Sent Deliberately By Worker Who Misheard Drill Message

The Washington Post reports: The emergency worker who sent a false public safety alert on Jan. 13 warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack on Hawaii believed that a ballistic missile was truly bound for the state after mishearing a recorded message as part of an unscheduled drill, according to a preliminary investigation by federal officials. A combination of human ...

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JAPAN: National Broadcaster Sends False Nuke Alert

CNN reports: Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile. The message, received by phone users with the NHK app installed on their devices, read: “NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: evacuate inside the building or underground.” ...

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North Korean State Media Mocks “Psychopath” Trump

The Associated Press reports: North Korea’s state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un’s is the “spasm of a lunatic.” A summary of the commentary by North Korea’s official news agency described the tweet as “the spasm of a lunatic.” “The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects ...

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Jake Tapper: We’re Just Lucky Trump Wasn’t Watching Fox & Friends When Hawaii Got The False Nuke Alert

“I don’t want to be flip about this, but I think there are a lot of people out there who are happy that this at least didn’t happen while President Trump was watching Fox & Friends and instead it happened when he was out on the golf course and he was informed about this by layers of advisers. Because we ...

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HAWAII: False Nuclear Attack Alert Spawns Panic

The New York Times reports: An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii early Saturday morning, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on high emotional alert because of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea. Officials recalled the alert about 40 minutes after it ...

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Trump Demands To Know Ethnicity Of “Pretty Korean” Analyst, Says She Should Negotiate On Behalf Of US

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump suggested in the Oval Office that a “pretty Korean” analyst’s ethnicity should qualify her for negotiating with North Korea on behalf of the United States, NBC News reported Friday. The woman, an intelligence analyst who had visited the White House to brief Trump on an impending hostage situation in Pakistan, was asked where “your people” ...

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Kim Jong-Un: The Nuclear Button Is Always On My Desk

CNN reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held out a rare olive branch to the country’s southern neighbor Monday, offering talks over sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month. Kim struck an unusually conciliatory note in his annual New Year’s Day address, declaring his wish “for peaceful resolution with our southern border.” He nevertheless couched ...

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Warn: Mankind’s Destruction By Nuclear War Is “Only One Impulsive Tantrum Away”

Agence France-Presse reports: Mankind’s destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one “impulsive tantrum away”, the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation’s nuclear tests. “Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be ...

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Pentagon: Today’s North Korean Missile Launch Could Have Reached Anywhere In The World [VIDEO]

CNN International reports: North Korea fired what the US military believes to be an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday as the Pentagon confirmed that it detected and tracked a single North Korean projectile at 1:17 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. “The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 kilometers before splashing down in the Sea of ...

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Trump Declares North Korea To Be A “State Sponsor Of Terrorism” Hours After They Call Him An “Old Lunatic”

Trump just announced that he is declaring North Korea to be a “state sponsor of terrorism. This can’t be related to what North Korea said earlier today, right? North Korean state-media lashed out at President Trump as an “old lunatic” who offered a “load of rubbish” about the reclusive regime during his recent swing through Asia. “A load of rubbish ...

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Hawaii To Begin Monthly Tests Of Nuclear Attack Warning Siren Due To North Korean Threats [VIDEO]

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The North Korean nuclear threat will soon enter Hawaii living rooms a little more forcefully as the state adds an “attack warning” wavering-tone siren to its monthly “attention alert” tests for hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. At 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1, during regular siren tests on the first business day of each month, 50 seconds of ...

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John Kerry: It Was Trump’s Rhetoric That Made North Korea Decide “Hey, We Need A Nuclear Bomb”

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview scheduled to air Monday that President Trump’s rhetoric has given North Korea a reason to say it needs to acquire a nuclear weapon. “I think what the president needs to do is make sure he’s not feeding into North Korea’s fear of regime change, or of you ...

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POLL: 84% Believe Trump Willing To Strike North Korea

Just out from Pew Research: As Donald Trump sets off on his visit to Asia, the public has become increasingly concerned over North Korea’s capability and its willingness to use nuclear weapons against the United States. About seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say the U.S. should take North Korea’s nuclear threats “very seriously,” up from 56% in 2013. And more say North ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Fake Kim Jong-Un Tours Manhattan

Mediaite reports: A new video out today by Youtube prankster QPark, features the “Supreme Leader of North Korea” roaming the streets of NYC… or at least a lot of people throughout NYC were gullible enough to believe that. Strolling through Harlem down to the Empire State Building, all the way to Koreatown, the fake Kim Jong-Un was accompanied by an ...

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REPORT: North Korean Hackers Steal US War Plans

The BBC reports: Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South ...

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Jimmy Carter Offers To Meet With Kim Jong-Un

The Guardian reports: Jimmy Carter has reportedly said he is willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a bid to defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes, and bring “permanent peace” to the Korean peninsula. In an intervention that is likely to irritate Donald Trump, the 93-year-old former president told a South Korean academic that he was ...

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North Korea: Trump Has Clearly Declared War On Us

The Associated Press reports: North Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that President Donald Trump’s tweet that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” was a declaration of war against his country by the United States. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters that what he called Trump’s “declaration of war” gives North Korea “every right” under the U.N. ...

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North Korean Foreign Minister: Trump’s “Rocket Man” Insult Only Makes Our Missile Attack More Inevitable

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump’s recent insults against North Korea have only made it likelier the U.S. will be attacked, the country’s foreign minister warned Saturday. “Due to his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring (to it as) a ‘rocket,’” Foreign Minister Ri ...

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Kim Jong Un: Deranged Trump Insulted Me In Front Of The World And Will Pay Dearly For His Rudeness

The Associated Press reports: North Korea state news agency: Kim Jong Un calls Trump “deranged,” says he will “pay dearly” for his threats. The announcement from the news agency comes after North Korea’s foreign minister mad a comment, “the sound of a dog barking” in regards to President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North’s ...

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Sanders: Rocket Man Nickname Is A “Trump Original”

Metro USA reports: 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 magazine’s July 8, 2006 issue featured Kim Jong Il, ...

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