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U.S. Base Workers Set for Furlough in Blow to South Korea Alliance

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military is set to put almost half of its 8,500 South Korean civilian workers on furlough, as the two sides bicker over the Trump administration’s demands for a massive increase in troop funding.About 4,000 workers have been told not to report to American military bases in South Korea as of Wednesday, if the two countries can’t find some way to extend a cost-sharing deal that expired Dec. 31. A breakthrough seems unlikely with President Donald Trump asking for as much as ...
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North Korea Claims No Coronavirus Cases. Can It Be Trusted?

Decades of isolation and international sanctions have ravaged North Korea’s public health system, raising fears about its ability to confront an outbreak.
Tags: News, North Korea, Epidemics, Kim Jong-un, Humanitarian Aid, American Red Cross, Daily NK, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Kim Seung-eun


North Korea reacts to Pompeo 'insult' with threat to cut off talks

Kim Jong-un’s regime says ‘we will walk our own way’ but US secretary of state still hopes for dialogueNorth Korea has warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States but Mike Pompeo has said the US still looked forward to talks, even after the North called his insistence on sanctions “ludicrous”.The US secretary of state has asked nations to “stay committed to applying diplomatic and economic pressure” over the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes while calling on it to retu...
Tags: North Korea, US, World news, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, dialogueNorth Korea


U.S. spies find coronavirus spread in China, North Korea, Russia hard to chart

As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world's coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five U.S. government sources familiar with the intelligence reporting. The four countries are known by U.S. spy agencies as "hard targets" because of the heavy state controls on information and the difficulty, even in normal times, of collecting intelligence from within their closed lea...
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North Korea Says Pompeo Made It Lose All Interest in Dialogue With U.S.

Accusing the secretary of state of slander, the North says he is going against President Trump’s will.
Tags: News, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Mike, Pompeo, United States International Relations


North Korea says U.S. will not drop hostile policy despite leaders' 'special relationship'

North Korea said the United States will not drop its hostile policy even though their two leaders have a "special relationship", state media KCNA said on Monday. A North Korean official said in the statement U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was undermining North Korea's willingness to return to dialogue, criticizing his recent remarks on sanctions on North Korea. Pompeo had said after a teleconference with G7 foreign ministers last week that all nations must remain united in calling for Nor...
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North Korea says US clearly doesn't want nuclear talks

North Korea said Monday that “reckless remarks” by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks, and warned that it is now compelled to pay back “the pains the U.S. has imposed on our people.” After a teleconference of foreign ministers of the Group of Seven leading industrial nations last week, Pompeo told reporters the international community must remain united in urging North Korea to return to nuclear talks and in continuing to...
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North Korea slams Pompeo and says will 'walk our way'

North Korea on Monday warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States and slammed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for urging the international community to maintain sanctions on its regime. Pompeo last week told nations to "stay committed to applying diplomatic and economic pressure" over the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes while calling on the nuclear-armed state to return to talks. A string of weapons drills by Pyongyang has come during a prolonged hiatus in disarmame...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, United States, Pyongyang, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


North Korea hails 'super large' launcher test as virus timing condemned

South Korea's army issued a stern statement saying that testing comes at a "very inappropriate" time.
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North Korea hails 'super large' launcher test as virus timing condemned

South Korea's army issued a stern statement saying that testing comes at a "very inappropriate" time.
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North Korea says tested 'super-large' rocket launchers

Nuclear-armed North Korea successfully tested "super-large multiple rocket launchers", state media said on Monday, but leader Kim Jong Un was not described as commanding the drill as analysts say Pyongyang seeks to normalise its launches. With the world focused on the coronavirus pandemic and North Korea insisting it has not had a single COVID-19 case, the isolated state has carried out four such firings this month. Unusually, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) did not say in its r...
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Pyongyang, Korean Central News Agency KCNA


North Korea Test Fires Missiles Amid Worries About Coronavirus Outbreak

The launches suggest leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support as concern over the pandemic grows.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong Un


Russia Claimed It Created a Coronavirus Cure, but It’s an American Malaria Drug

The headline of the Russian state media outlet RIA Novosti read, “Russia Created the Treatment for Coronavirus.” The article went on to boast about the remedy based on the drug mefloquine, an antimalarial drug created in fact at the U.S. Army’s Walter Reed Medical Center shortly after the Vietnam War and widely known as Lariam. Fiona Hill: Trump’s Coronavirus Talk Sounds a Lot Like Russia’sMefloquine was created to replace chloroquine, another anti-malarial, which was President Donald Trump’s re...
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North Korea launches sixth unidentified projectile in under a month

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off the coast of Japan Sunday morning, the sixth launch by the Kim Jong Un regime in less than a month.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, North Korea, Kim Jong


North Korea fires two missiles as Seoul condemns ‘inappropriate’ timing

Latest in flurry of launches draws particular criticism amid coronavirus pandemicNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as “inappropriate” amid the global coronavirus pandemic.Two “short-range projectiles” were launched from the coastal Wonsan area and flew 230km (143 miles) at a maximum altitude of 30km (19 miles), South Korea’s joint chiefs o...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Wonsan, Coronavirus outbreak


North Korea launches sixth unidentified projectile in under a month

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off the coast of Japan Sunday morning, the sixth launch by the Kim Jong Un regime in less than a month.
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North Koreal launches sixth unidentified projectile in under a month

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off the coast of Japan Sunday morning, the sixth launch by the Kim Jong Un regime in less than a month.
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North Korea fires two 'ballistic missiles' into sea: Seoul

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. Two projectiles were fired eastwards from the port city of Wonsan and flew 230 kilometres (143 miles) into the Sea of Japan -- also known as the East Sea -- at a maximum altitude of 30 kilometres, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. "Such military action by North Korea is an extremely inappro...
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North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreak

North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea and Japan said, continuing a streak of weapons launches that suggests leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support amid worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the country. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected the projectiles flying from the North Korean eastern coastal city of Wonsan into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Sunday morning.
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North Korea fires more missiles than ever amid coronavirus outbreak

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as "inappropriate" amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Two "short-range projectiles" were launched from the coastal Wonsan area, and flew 230 kilometers (143 miles) at a maximum altitude of 30 kilometers (19 miles), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reported. "In a situation where the entire world is...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Yonhap, Joint Chiefs of Staff, JCS, Wonsan


Watch White House Coronavirus official Dr. Birx suck up to Dear Leader obsequiously

"[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the data. I think his ability to analyze & integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit.” Bizarre words from Deborah L. Birx, M.D. She assists the Office of the Vice President Mike Pence in the Trump regime's response to COVID-19 as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator. Watch and cringe. "[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the ...
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Identifying vulnerabilities and protecting you from phishing

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) works to counter targeted and government-backed hacking against Google and the people who use our products. Following our November update, today we’re sharing the latest insights to fight phishing, and for security teams, providing more details about our work identifying attacks against zero-day vulnerabilities.  Protecting you from phishing We have a long-standing policy to send you a warning if we detect that your account is a target of government-backe...
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North Korea is secretly asking for coronavirus aid from other countries while publicly denying that it has any cases

Officials in the isolated country have been privately asking other countries and aid groups for supplies like masks and test kits, reports say.
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Falwell Misled Me on Reopening Liberty University, City Manager Says

When Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. announced on Monday that he was reopening the school’s residence halls to students amid the coronavirus pandemic, he implied that he had received the blessing of officials in Lynchburg, Virginia, to do so. “They thanked us for making that decision,” Falwell told the Liberty University News Service, describing a call to move classes online but also, in his words, to get his students “back as soon as we can—the ones who want to come back.”In fact...
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Did Kim Jong Un Order North Korea’s First Coronavirus Patient To Be Executed?

Rumors from North Korea are notoriously difficult to fact check.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong, COVID-19


Trump confirms he sent letter to North Korea about cooperation on coronavirus

President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about cooperation on the novel coronavirus and offered assistance to North Korea, Iran and other countries that need help.
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"President Trump has sent a letter to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, expressing his willingness to help the North battle the coronavirus, North Korea said on Sunday."

"'I would like to extend sincere gratitude to the U.S. president for sending his invariable faith to the Chairman,' said Kim Yo-jong, the North Korean leader’s sister and policy aide.... Ms. Kim lauded Mr. Trump’s decision to write the letter as 'a good judgment and proper action.' In the letter, Mr. Trump 'wished the family of the Chairman and our people well-being,' Ms. Kim said, referring to his brother by one of his official titles. According to Ms. Kim, Mr. Trump also explained his plan to ...
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North Korea: Trump offered Kim Jong Un help in fighting coronavirus - updates

North Korea has said it has no cases of coronavirus, but some foreign policy analysts are skeptical of those claims.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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North Korea says it received a letter from Trump

North Korea said President Donald Trump sent Kim Jong Un a personal letter in which he expressed his willingness to help with "anti-epidemic work," according to North Korea state-run media KCNA early Sunday.
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North Korea says it received letter from Trump

North Korea said President Donald Trump sent Kim Jong Un a personal letter in which he expressed his willingness to help with "anti-epidemic work," according to North Korea state-run media KCNA early Sunday.
Tags: News, North Korea, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, KCNA