Tag Archives: North Korea

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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NYT: Hawaii Demonstrates Nuclear Peril Under Trump

From the editorial board of the New York Times: It was the sort of nightmare that had only ever been real for most people’s parents or grandparents — the fear of an impending nuclear attack. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii,” read the emergency alert that residents of the Aloha State received on Saturday morning. “Seek immediate shelter. This is ...

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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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Trump Attacks “Fake News” Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post reports: President Trump claimed Sunday that the Wall Street Journal deliberately misquoted him as saying he probably has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The White House is disputing the newspaper’s story from an interview last week in which Trump claimed some success in countering the nuclear threat from North Korea and said ...

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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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North And South Korea To Hold Military Talks

Reuters reports: North and South Korea agreed to hold military talks, a joint statement said after the two Koreas engaged in formal dialogue on Tuesday for the first time in more than two years. North Korea also decided to send a high-ranking delegation and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, but the head ...

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CDC To Give Briefing On Nuclear Detonations

Just in case, right? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has scheduled a briefing for later this month on how to plan and prepare for a nuclear detonation. The briefing, for CDC employees, is part of a monthly series at the agency meant to “further strengthen CDC’s common scientific culture and foster discussion and debate on major public ...

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Trump Takes Credit For Dialogue Between Koreas

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that he’s responsible for the current thawing of diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea. On Wednesday, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel. The Associated Press reported that South Korea confirmed that officials from both countries a 20-minute conversation discussing the lines of communication. Earlier ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News breaks down the potential topics: Bannon backlash: In an upcoming book by Michael Wolff,”Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon reportedly calls Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” according to the Guardian. President Trump responded to Bannon Wednesday afternoon, saying that when he was fired from the ...

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Huckabee On Trump’s Nuclear Threats: People Only Care About Him Putting Money In Their Pockets [VIDEO]

Mike Huckabee appeared on Fox Business this morning to shrug off worries that Glorious Leader is pushing us to the brink of nuclear war. According to Huckabee, Trump’s base doesn’t care about the threat of war, they’re more interested in financially profiting from his agenda. Huckabee: “What people care about is not what the president tweets, it’s what happens in ...

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Activists Protest Outside Twitter HQ: Ban Donald Trump

The Hill reports: An activist group in San Francisco is calling out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, calling him “complicit” after President Trump used the social media platform to boast about the size and strength of his nuclear launch button. “Resist SF” on Tuesday night projected the phrases “@jack is #complicit” and “Ban @realDonaldTrump” on the building where Twitter’s headquarters is ...

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White House Insiders Fear We’ll Blunder Into War

Axios reports: President Trump’s boast last night that he has a “bigger & more powerful” Nuclear Button (caps, Trump’s) than North Korea has some administration insiders worried that we could blunder into war. What they’re saying: “Every war in history was an accident,” said one administration insider. “You just don’t know what’s going to send him over the edge.” The ...

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Brian Stelter: If Any Other Nation’s Leader Tweeted Like Donald Trump, We’d Say They’re Not Well [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: CNN’s Brian Stelter said if President Trump were the leader of another country such as Germany or China, people would say his tweets were “messages from a person who is not well.” During an appearance on CNN, Stelter said some of the tweets Trump sent out Tuesday were “deeply disturbing.” He said when Trump was inaugurated last ...

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Trump Again Threatens North Korea With Nuclear War

The New York Times reports: President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea on Tuesday night, boasting that he commands a “much bigger” and “more powerful” arsenal of devastating weapons than the outlier government in Asia. Mr. Trump’s combative response to a statement made in recent days by Mr. Kim raised the temperature in the brewing ...

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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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Lindsey Graham: If North Korea Tests Another Nuke, There’s A 70% Chance Trump Will Order An Attack

The Atlantic reports: It’s become a grim ritual in Washington foreign-policy circles to assess the chances that the United States and North Korea stumble into war. But on Wednesday Lindsey Graham did something different: He estimated the odds that the Trump administration deliberately strikes North Korea first, to stop it from acquiring the capability to target the U.S. mainland with ...

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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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